Yup, it’s the Ian Hunter from the late 60’s and early 70’s band Mott The Hoople. I have to admit that I listened to them back then, but they just were not Prog Rock enough for me. Time is a great salve. I look back at Mott The Hoople and see the great potential the band had. Unfortunately as is so common in the early 70’s the band imploded. Mott got Hoopled!

I have never sought out the story, but it is bound to be an interesting one.

A couple of days ago a padded yellow envelope arrived on my doorstep. My wife opened it, and told me “It’s a CD by some guy by the name of Ian Hunter”.

I only know of only one Ian Hunter, Mott The Hoople.  It might be a band you are not familiar with, but is you are as old as I am, this track that was a huge radio hit might jog your memory.

It is great to see that Ian Hunter is still going strong. I cannot say if Strings Attached is new or old. Ian Hunter is now 75 years old. But you have to admire the music. It is far superior to the Mc’Music that we hear today.

You can snag your own copy of this great two CD collection by using the Amazon link above.


Simon Barrett

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