Newstalgia Backstage Weekend with Mott The Hoople, recorded live at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on April 12, 1974 and broadcast by KMET in Los Angeles. Help keep Newstalgia from extinction - please donate what you can!
April 28, 2012

Mott The Hoople . . .and in came Glam.


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Diving into the 70's tonight for a concert featuring 70's icons Mott The Hoople, recorded at The Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on April 12, 1973.

I remember this concert really well. I was sitting somewhere near the front. Ian Hunter had a cold and his voice was a little shot. But Mott The Hoople were one amazing band and this was at a time they were just hitting mass popularity. With such classics as All The Way To Memphis and All The Young Dudes (which are included here) just recently released, they were riding the crest of a very big wave.

This is the whole set - all 90 minutes worth. Crank it up and enjoy.

Pretend it's 1974.

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