PC 33282 Live
Produced by Dale Griffin
Released on November 1974
UK CHART POSITION #32 . . . US CHART POSITION #23
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PC 33282 cover
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R eleased before Christmas, a gift unwrapped as the band unraveled. Before year’s end, Ian Hunter and Ariel Bender would be bound for different stages. So Buffin dug up the tours from Last Winter and This Summer, embalmed ‘em with a mix of morticians, and fed the faithful this Frankenstein. I have never (no, never, hardly ever) heard a live show left to a single elpee that didn’t leave me wanting something more, and Mott the Hoople Live is no exception. Thirty years later, the collective grumbling of tummies was finally heard and Live was reissued as a double-disc that restores the Broadway and Hammersmith shows in their entirety. If I were you, I’d keep my eyes out for that one. As for the original single elpee (or any single elpee live document), not in a pig’s eye.

later that same evening...

“Not Tina Pigseye,” groans the troll. “She’s miserable thin. I’ve heard she starts her dinners with dessert, eats anything, and chews it for eight minutes, sometimes ten.” “But she’s family,” I explain, “and coming all the way from Memphis. Plus it’s very close to Christmas, and we can’t hardly swallow the gifts while spitting out the spirit.” He’s not hearing any of it. “Goat of Christmas Repast,” he says in mock terror, “please don’t visit me.” Yet when Tina arrives, it’s like old times again: we hug, we laugh, we cry. And I swear that, when she says she has to go, the troll and I beg for ten minutes more from the heart. It’s only after she’s gone that we start in with the backstabbing. “Too thin really,” tsked the troll. “Did you see what she was wearing when she left? Baby don’t got the back end for that.” Against my better judgment, I join in. “And all that talk of dudes,” I say. “Puh-leez. What galls me most of all...”

PC 33282 back cover PC 33282 picture sleeve
PC 33282 back cover PC 33282 picture sleeve

TRACK LISTING

  1. ALL THE WAY FROM MEMPHIS    (Ian Hunter)    5:05
  2. SUCKER    (Ian Hunter/Mick Ralphs/Overend Watts)    5:50
  3. REST IN PEACE    (Ian Hunter/Overend Watts/Dale Griffin)    6:15
  4. ALL THE YOUNG DUDES    (David Bowie)    3:50
  5. WALKING WITH A MOUNTAIN    (Ian Hunter)    5:06
  6. SWEET ANGELINE    (Ian Hunter)    7:08
  7. ROSE    (Ian Hunter/Overend Watts/Dale "Buffin" Griffin/Mick Ralphs)    4:40
  8. MEDLEY:    16:18
    Jerkin' Crocus    (Ian Hunter)
    One of the Boys    (Ian Hunter/Mick Ralphs)
    Rock 'N' Roll Queen    (Mick Ralphs)
    Get Back    (Paul McCartney/John Lennon)
    Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On    (Dave Williams/Sunny David)
    Violence    (Ian Hunter)

    30th anniversary edition - disc one
  9. INTRO - JUPITER FROM "THE PLANETS"
  10. AMERICAN PIE / GOLDEN AGE OF ROCK N ROLL
  11. SUCKER
  12. ROLL AWAY THE STONE / SWEET JANE
  13. REST IN PEACE
  14. ALL THE WAY FROM MEMPHIS
  15. BORN LATE '58
  16. ONE OF THE BOYS
  17. MARIONETTE
  18. DRIVIN' SISTER / CRASH STREET KIDDS / VIOLENCE
  19. ALL THE YOUNG DUDES
  20. WALKIN' WITH A MOUNTAIN

    disc two
  21. INTRO - JUPITER FROM "THE PLANETS"
  22. DRIVIN' SISTER
  23. SUCKER
  24. SWEET JANE
  25. SWEET ANGELINE
  26. ROSE
  27. ROLL AWAY THE STONE
  28. ALL THE YOUNG DUDES
  29. MEDLEY: JERKIN' CROCUS / ONE OF THE BOYS / ROCK 'N' ROLL QUEEN / GET BACK / WHOLE LOTTA SHAKIN' GOIN' ON / VIOLENCE
  30. WALKIN' WITH A MOUNTAIN

CREDITS

ARIEL BENDER -- guitar, vocals
MORGAN FISHER -- piano, vocals
DALE GRIFFIN -- drums, vocals
IAN HUNTER -- vocals, rhythm guitar
OVEREND WATTS -- bass, vocals
Mick Bolton -- organ (side 2)
Stan Tippins -- vocals (4), production supervisor (side 2)
Blue Weaver -- organ (side 1)
Michal Hince -- sound engineer
Gary Klein -- executve production supervisor (side 1)
James Reeves -- engineer (side 1)
Alan "Pinball Wizard" Harris -- remix engineer (side 1)
Peter Swettenham and Sean Milligan -- remix engineering assistance (side 1)
Bill Price -- engineer, remix engineer, production supervisor (side 2)
Gary Edwards -- engineering and remix engineering assistance (side 2)
Peter Wilson -- remix engineering assistance
Steve Nye -- remix engineering assistance (side 2)
Roslav Szaybo -- sleeve design
Dagmar -- front cover photograph
Chuck Pulin -- back cover photograph
Mick Rock, David Ellis, Bill Griffin, Mike Putland, Peter Sounder -- photography
Ben Edmonds and Martin Hayman -- liner notes

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
UK/NET November 1974 CBS LP S69093 picture sleeve
US November 1974 Columbia LP PC 33282 picture sleeve
JPN   CBS LP SOPN-104 lyric insert
US   Columbia CD CK 33282  
JPN 1992 Sony CD SRCS-6246  
UK June 8, 2004 Sony 2CD 516051 30th anniversary edition
JPN 2004 Sony 2CD MHCP-1064/5 digital remaster

 

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