In an era that gave us afros, Star Wars, pastel pant suits, and John Travolta, there was also a band that would later help in defining the punk rock generations to come, Mott the Hoople.
Unfortunately commonly lost in the horror of what was the 1970's disco music scene, Mott the Hoople's music brought heavy guitars and great lead singer Ian Hunter out of the Bee Gee fray giving music lovers hope that that disco era would end soon. Credited with singing a track that truly captures the best elements of 1970's rock and roll, it is unfortunate that people only remember the title track from Mott the Hoople's album All the Young Dudes.
An interesting twist on this album is that David Bowie is actually the one who saved this band from hanging it up for good. Bowie, came in with the All the Young Dudes title track, giving the band the jump start they needed. So for those looking to truly appreciate an album that helped define future music generations, check these tracks out Ready for Love-later covered by Bad Company (some of the members next band).
This track combines great guitar, that is reminiscent of the dirtier side of the music scene in the the 70's. Momma's Little Jewel-Piano carries this song, as it outlines ever parents worst nightmare. The day their little girl falls for the boy with a motorcycle and a guitar. Sea Diver- this has to be one of my favorite ballads of all time, really no analysis that I can give, will do any justice to this beautiful song. Hope you enjoy my blog, let me know if there are any other albums you think I should check out!`