Friday, 2 November 2018

Mott The Hoople - The Saturday Gigs (1974)

With a new Mott The Hoople box-set on the horizon, here's a little something to whet your appetite for it. Mott The Hoople's first four albums were quite a mixture of styles, with the first two containing some fine rockers, a few covers and the odd ballad, while their third ditched all that to go for a more rural style. 'Brain Capers' was a return to form, including some future classics like 'Death May Be Your Santa Claus' and 'The Wheel Of Quivering Meat Conception', but album number five was the one that changed their lives forever, with the 'All The Young Dudes' single finally putting them on the map. Over the next few years they issued hit album after hit album, while also releasing the odd stand-alone single, as they became one of the biggest bands on the world stage. Throughout their career they often recorded more material than they could fit on their albums (including a great cover of Mountain's 'Long Red' during the 'Wildlife' sessions), and so I've collected some of those songs and added a few exclusive singles and b-sides to make up an album that should give an idea of what we can expect from the box set.

Track Listing

01 Road To Birmingham (b-side of 'Rock And Roll Queen')
02 Midnight Lady (single 1971)
03 The Debt (b-side of 'Midnight Lady')
04 You Really Got Me (vocal version 1969)
05 Downtown (single 1971)
06 Where Do You All Come From (b-side of 'Roll Away The Stone' 1973)
07 Rose (b-side of 'Honaloochie Boogie')
08 Rest In Peace (b-side of 'The Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll')
09 (Do You Remember) The Saturday Gigs (singe 1974)
10 (There's An) Ill Wind Blowing (Previously unreleased)
11 Foxy Foxy (single 1974)
12 Long Red (Previously unreleased)

Enjoy / Enjoy


  1. just downloaded this...some songs missing...all in wrong order...this has songs not listed etc

  2. I honestly have no idea what happened here, so re-upped with the correct file.