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When I'm President

2 Sept. 2012 | Format: MP3

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Product details

  • Original Release Date: 2 Sept. 2012
  • Release Date: 2 Sept. 2012
  • Label: Proper Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2012 Jesse John Music LLC
  • Total Length: 46:00
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  • ASIN: B008XVE9AU
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 42,977 in Albums (See Top 100 in Albums)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Michael Boyle on 10 Sept. 2012
Format: Audio CD
Ian Hunter is amazing 73 years old and still making great music. This album is a bit of a throwback in that it rocks like Hunter hasn't rocked in years.The opening track Comfortable (flyin' scotsman) set the pace,a mix of Chuck Berry and Little Richard, Hunter is clearly enjoying himself on this track whilst The Rant Band give him superb backing on this rousing opener. The title track is fantastic a tune that will stay in your head for days after hearing it and it boasts a great lyric "I'm gonna lean on the 1% when i'm president" he sings in the chorus. There are some other tough rockers (What For) and the wonderfully playful Wild Bunch which is a hoot. Bittersweet ballads Black Tears and Fatally Flawed are both superb and middle of the road rockers Saint and Just the Way You Look Tonight are both very good. As usual with Hunter you have razor sharp lyrics "Still whining 'bout your bonus-man up your ridiculous, Give a little extra-you can't take it with yer!" he tells the greedy bankers. The closing track Life is a quiet end to the album and is a tribute to his fans that have stayed loyal to him "Can't believe that I'm still here and your'e still here" he sings - moving and poignant a lovely song. The Rant band are top drawer musicians and Hunter's voice has never sounded better (he can't be 73 can he ?) and most importantly he still clearly means it - astonishing ! Buy with confidence this is another must have Ian Hunter disc.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By STEVE J MEYER on 27 Dec. 2012
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... and still the sounds just keep on coming.

First the confession - I've been a Mott the Hoople disciple since first hearing "Thunderbuck Ram" on an Island Sampler "El Pea" way back in c.1971 ie over 40 years ago and have been worshipping at the shrine ever since. Plus buying virtually everything that has appeared under the MTH/IH and related tag ever since.

The only thing I can think to add to previous reviews is the observation that so many of these reviewers appear to have different "favourite" tracks - which can only be a statement on the overall quality of the writing & playing of this excellent epistle. For the record, the ones that do it for me after just a couple of plays are "Comfortable", "When I'm President" (of course), "Just The Way You Look Tonight", "Ta Shunka Witco" and "Life".

OK - there are points in virtually all the tracks where a "believer" can recognise a phrase or passage that sounds familiar from previous times but so what. It's what we signed up to all those years ago. I'm also assuming that almost-croaky vocal is the natural consequence of an almost life time in "rock music" but it suits the age he and we have all become.

My only regret (and fear) is that only the die-hards will give this the ear-time - so hats off to those reviewers who are educating their off-spring of a time when music meant something to a generation and still does.

One final word - this record needs to be played as loud as your ears can manage.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Andy Sweeney TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 31 Dec. 2012
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73-year old Ian Hunter, former frontman of Mott The Hoople has no right sounding this good at his age. While his contemporaries croon their way through standards album, Hunter has turned his nose up at that kind of nonsense and released a powerful, swaggering, energetic album a man half his age would be proud of. Indeed, if The Rolling Stones had released this very album, the press would be falling over themselves to lavish it with praise, but - seeing as it's Ian - it seems to have passed all but fans and people who go out of their way to seek out the best music by. This truly is rock 'n' roll at its very best, the kind of album that, when it has finished, you feel as if you've been picked up and shaken. With grooves to make your body involuntarily move along and guitar lines that make you grin appreciatively, When I'm President is a sheer pleasure to listen to, from start to finish. There is such a rich mix of harder and softer edged songs, but they all share sharp lyrics and great melody, making it such a winning album. I'm not going to pick out favourite tracks, they're all superb, from ballsy opening statement "Comfortable" to the gently philosophical epilogue, "Life". There haven't been many better than this one this year, that's for sure.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MAD on 10 Sept. 2012
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This is a must for all Ian Hunter fans and just grows and grows on you. However, if you are a lot younger than most of us that follow his music, then grab a download to hear one of our most underated song writers in action, with a really tight band behind him. Personally, I think he just gets better and better and this album pays credit to that.
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20 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Big Jim TOP 100 REVIEWER on 3 Sept. 2012
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How old is Ian Hunter? Well I've never heard him in better voice, and all the old energy is still present and correct. Lyrically he is as sharp and wicked as ever, ensuring that the slower tracks are not just mawkish, throwaway love songs but thoughtful meditations on life that tell genuine stories. On the rockier tracks, and some of them are pretty heavy, Hunter bellows like in the old days and puts "singers" fifty years younger than him into the shade. Add to all this a superbly tight Rant Band, and perfect backing vocals, this is a decidedly old fashioned record;- old fashioned in the sense that it has been made with care, attention and love and not just churned out to fulfil a contract or a passing fad. My 14 year old son saw me listening to this and actually sat down and listened with me through to the end before going off to put the album on his Spotify Playlist. If HE can be convinced that this album provides potentially the best amalgam of beauty and hard rock he will hear this year then there is hope for the youth of today.
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