Mott The Hoople Doomed By Glam Success

01/02/2014
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(Classic Rock) Mott The Hoople guitarist Mick Ralphs admits he lost interest in the band when they embraced the glam era as David Bowie-penned track All The Young Dudes cemented their fame.

Ralphs who took part in Mott's latest reunion tour late last year tells MusicRadar: "We got caught up in all that glam rock with the Bowie connection. When we had the hit and went on Top Of The Pops we were sort of expected to wear something silly: stacked boots, girls' blouses, that sort of thing.

"But that didn't sit easily with me. We were quite outrageous on the Mott days but it was more like a punk band than a glam rock band. It was full-tilt rock I remember people like Mick Jones of the Clash used to come and watch us play.

"So Mott was a very exciting live band, but then we went on to become a glam-pop band, I suppose. That's when I lost interest. You've got success; but it was compromised." more on this story

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