Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Because in just a few days, one of my favorite bands of all-time, a band I was completely obsessed with from 1973-1975, and even still now a bit, a band I was never able to see live, Mott the Hoople will be playing a string of reunion shows at the Hammersmith Odeon in England, and I won't be there.

This is a hard one but I'll be fine.



steve simels said...

I know the feeling -- I'd kill to see one of those reunion shows.

And I was lucky enough to see them live several times back in the day -- including the original lineup pre-All the Young Dudes.

Sal Nunziato said...


Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see them, Sal i'm going over to the U.K. later today!

Brian Spooner

Noam Sane said...

I stood next to Ian Hunter at a bar in Woodstock, NY one time. He was very, very short.

That's all I've got.

Sal, you only live once. Get thee to Expedia.

geno said...

“Disappointments are to the soul what the thunder-storm is to the air”- Friedrich von Schiller

Other than that, what a bummer!

"...Everybody has their own beautiful back yard
You might find oil wells in your own back yard
You might find anything in your own back yard
You might even find my shadow in your own back yard
(who knows what you might dig up)"

the sandwich life said...

oh don't tell me Ian is short LOL. That's o.k. though.....

I'm with you Sal....this is a tough one....

Dave said...

On one of M. Simels's Power Pop Listomanias, I listed this as one of the songs I couldn't believe wasn't a big hit. I was never a MtH fan, but this song has everything, enough to indicate to me I should revisit their work.

Anonymous said...

Dear Sal:

I saw Mott 3 times. They were good live but not great. The albums were better. While I would also enjoy seeing them in a few days I will not be crushed missing them. Missing the Zombies hurt.

Enjoy the bootleg recordings (and in all likelihood the soon to be released DVD set) that will follow.


Mister Pleasant said...

I will have to be contend to live vicariously through Mr. Simels' experiences. Love this band, and especially those late singles that never translated into radio play in the US.