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5.0 out of 5 stars If you love Mott the Hoople, this book is a MUST READ!
This book is a fascinating account of the rise and fall of Mott the Hoople. In addition, the book follows the band members' post-MTH careers through the mid-90's.
At times humorous, moving and personal, the book provides a highly detailed look at the personalities in the band and the random connections and events that helped launch them to stardom and brought...
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1.0 out of 5 stars All The Wingeing Dudes
This book is badly written, repetitive and the photo's are a dreadful quality.

Read DIARY OF A ROCK'N'ROLL STAR by Ian Hunter instead.

Mott The Hoople invented glam and punk! But they never complain and don't have chips on the shoulder.

The one thing they all agree on is how brilliant they were live, very true.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you love Mott the Hoople, this book is a MUST READ!, 9 Nov 1999
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This review is from: All the Young Dudes (Paperback)
This book is a fascinating account of the rise and fall of Mott the Hoople. In addition, the book follows the band members' post-MTH careers through the mid-90's.
At times humorous, moving and personal, the book provides a highly detailed look at the personalities in the band and the random connections and events that helped launch them to stardom and brought them back down to earth.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The difinitive!, 11 Jan 2010
This review is from: ALL THE YOUNG DUDES: The Official Biography (Paperback)
If you're a fan of Mott, this is a must! I never knew this book existed, and it's an incredibly thorough, obviously well researched book. If you're not a fan, it might be a bit laboured, but for the legions who turned out this year for the re-union gigs, its a must!
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5.0 out of 5 stars All the way from Herefordshire, 16 Nov 2011
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This review is from: ALL THE YOUNG DUDES: The Official Biography (Paperback)
This is a fascinating account detailing nearly every aspect of one of my favorite groups/artisits of the past 35+ years (I became a Mott fan in '73 at age 12 or 13). I've always been intrigued by the behind-the-scenes workings, the other artists Mott knew and enjoyed, or perhaps didn't get along with. It's all here. Episode after episode contains detailed explanations, (and more often than not) confirmed by the various parties involved. I essentially knew the character of Ian Hunter, having read his book, numerous interviews, lyrics, etc. but what really impressed me in this book were the incisive, insightful contributions by Pete Watts and (particularly) Dale Griffin. Their candor and recollection are priceless - not just a distant or disinterested rhythm section. This caused me to go back and listen to Mott's recordings from a different perspective, one that for years I took for granted; That is, listening more attentively to Griffin's contribution. I've concluded that he's a much better drummer than I ever gave him credit for, attacking and leading rather than waiting for the songs to come to him. Great job Buff!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Hoople, 30 Dec 2013
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excellent biog, and a very good read. I have nothing more to add except to say thanks very very much
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1.0 out of 5 stars All The Wingeing Dudes, 8 Jun 2011
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This book is badly written, repetitive and the photo's are a dreadful quality.

Read DIARY OF A ROCK'N'ROLL STAR by Ian Hunter instead.

Mott The Hoople invented glam and punk! But they never complain and don't have chips on the shoulder.

The one thing they all agree on is how brilliant they were live, very true.
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