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Mott the Hopple: Brian Capers

In November 1971, “Island” label released “Brain Capers”, the fourth Mott the Hopple studio album. It was recorded August – September 1971, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter – vocals, guitar, keyboards
  • Mick Ralphs – lead guitar
  • Pete Watts – vocals, bass
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin – vocals, drums
  • Verden Allen – vocals, keyboards
  • Jim Price – trumpet 
  • Guy Stevens – piano
  • Andy Johns – engineer
  • Zal Schreiber – mastering
  • Richard Polak – photography

Track listing:

  1. Death May Be Your Santa Claus – Ian Hunter, Verden Allen
  2. Your Own Backyard – Dion DiMucci, Tony Fasce
  3. Darkness, Darkness – Jesse Colin Young
  4. The Journey – Ian Hunter
  5. Sweet Angeline – Ian Hunter
  6. Second Love – Verden Allen
  7. The Moon Upstairs – Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs
  8. The Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception – Ian Hunter, Guy Stevens

Mott the Hopple: Same

On November 22, 1969, “Island” label released the self-titled, debut Mott the Hoople album. It was recorded May – July 1969, at “Morgan” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens. 

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter – lead vocals, piano, rhythm guitar
  • Mick Ralphs – lead and backing vocals, lead guitar
  • Verden Allen – organ, backing vocals
  • Pete “Overend” Watts – bass, backing vocals
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin – drums, backing vocals
  • Guy Stevens – piano
  • Andy Johns – engineer
  • M. C. Escher – front cover drawing

Track listing:

  1. You Really Got Me – Ray Davies
  2. At the Crossroads – Doug Sahm
  3. Laugh At Me – Sonny Bono
  4. Backsliding Fearlessly – Ian Hunter
  5. Rock and Roll Queen – Mick Ralphs
  6. Rabbit Foot and Toby Time – Mike Ralphs
  7. Half Moon Bay – Mike Ralphs, Ian Hunter
  8. Wrath and Wroll – Guy Stevens

Blue Öyster Cult: The Revolution by Night

On November 8, 1983, “Columbia” label released “The Revölution by Night”, the ninth Blue Öyster Cult studio album. It was recorded in May 1983, at “Boogie Hotel Studios” in Port Jefferson, “Kingdom Sound Studios” in Long Island, New York, “The Automatt” in San Francisco, and was produced by Bruce Fairbairn.

Personnel:

  • Eric Bloom – vocals, guitar
  • Donald ‘Buck Dharma’ Roeser – lead guitar, keyboards, vocals, mixing
  • Allen Lanier – piano, keyboards
  • Joe Bouchard – vocals, bass, acoustic and electric guitars, vocoder
  • Rick Downey – drums
  • Aldo Nova – guitar, synthesizers
  • Larry Fast – synthesizers, programming
  • Randy Jackson – bass
  • Marc Baum – saxophone
  • Gregg Winter – backing vocals
  • Dave Wittman – engineer
  • George Geranios, Ken Kessie – additional engineering
  • Chris Isca, Ron Coté, Ray Pyle – engineer assistant
  • Bruce Fairbairn – mixing
  • Bob Ludwig – mastering

Track listing:

  1. Take Me Away – Eric Bloom, Aldo Nova
  2. Eyes on Fire – Gregg Winter
  3. Shooting Shark – Donald Roeser, Patti Smith
  4. Veins – Donald Roeser, Richard Meltzer
  5. Shadow of California – Joe Bouchard, Sandy Perelman, Neal Smith
  6. Feel the Thunder – Eric Bloom
  7. Let Go – Eric Bloom, Donald Roeser, Ian Hunter
  8. Dragon Lady – Donald Roeser, Broadway Blotto
  9. Light Years of Love – Joe Bouchard, Helen Wheels

Ian Hunter: All of the Good Ones Are Taken

In July 1983, “Columbia” label released “All of the Good Ones Are Taken”, the sixth Ian Hunter studio album. It was recorded 1982 -1983, at “Wizard Sound” in New York City, and was produced by Max Norman and Ian Hunter.

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter – lead vocals, guitar, piano
  • Mick Ronson – lead guitar
  • Robbie Alter – vocals, guitar
  • Jimmy Ripp – guitars
  • Jeff Bova – keyboards
  • Tommy Mandel – keyboards
  • Bob Mayo – keyboards
  • Mark Clarke – vocals, bass guitar
  • Dan Hartman – bass guitar
  • Hilly Michaels – drums
  • Louis Cortelezzi – alto saxophone
  • Clarence Clemons – tenor saxophone
  • Rory Dodd – backing vocals
  • Eric Troyer – backing vocals
  • Mike Scott – engineer
  • Jon Mathias – remix
  • John Berg, Pietro Alfieri – art direction, design
  • Edie Baskin, Sharon Haskel – artwork

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Hunter except where noted.

  1. All of the Good Ones Are Taken (fast version)
  2. Every Step of the Way – Ian Hunter, Mark Clarke
  3. Fun – Ian Hunter, Mark Clarke, Hilly Michaels
  4. Speechless
  5. Death ‘n’ Glory Boys
  6. That Girl is Rock ‘n’ Roll
  7. Somethin’s Goin’ On
  8. Captain Void ‘n’ the Video Jets
  9. Seeing Double
  10. All of the Good Ones Are Taken (slow version)

Ian Hunter: Dirty Laundry

On October 10, 1995, “Cherry Red” label released “Dirty Laundry”, the eighth Ian Hunter studio album. It was recorded in 1995, at “Abbey Road Studios” in London, and was produced by Björn Nessjö.

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter – vocals, guitars
  • Casino Steel (Stein Groven) – vocals, keyboards, percussion
  • Honest John Plain (John Splain) – vocals, guitar
  • Darrell Bath – vocals, guitar
  • Torstein Flakne – guitar
  • Glen Matlock – bass
  • Steve “Vom” Ritchie – drums
  • Blue Weaver – keyboards
  • Lasse Hafreager – piano, organ
  • Mitt Gamon – harmonica
  • Angela Clemmons-Patrick, Bård Svendsen, James Williams, Torstein Flakne, Vaneese Thomas – backing vocals
  • Rune Nordal – technician
  • Wolfgang Guerster – photography

Track listing:

  1. Dancing on the Moon – Ian Hunter, Darrell Bath, John Plain
  2. Another Fine Mess – Ian Hunter, Darrell Bath, John Plain
  3. Scars – Ian Hunter, Darrell Bath, John Plain
  4. Never Trust a Blonde – Darrell Bath
  5. Psycho Girl – John Plain
  6. My Revolution – Casino Steel, Matt Dangerfield, Ian Hunter
  7. Good Girls – John Plain
  8. Red Letter Day – Ian Hunter
  9. Invisible Strings – Ian Hunter
  10. Everyone’s a Fool – Darrell Bath, Roig
  11. Junkee Love – Andrew Matheson, Casino Steel
  12. The Other Man – Ian Hunter

Pn March 9, 1985.

On March 9, 1985, “Scotti Bros” label released “Go for Your Life”, the fifth Mountain studio album. It was recorded in 1984, at “Criteria Recording Studios” in Florida, and “Wizard Sound Studios” in Westchester, New York, and was produced by Pete Solley.

Personnel:

  • Leslie West – vocals, guitar
  • Mark Clarke – bass
  • Corky Laing – drums
  • Ian Hunter – sequencing
  • Eric Johnson – synthesizer
  • Miller Anderson – slide guitar
  • Chuck Kirkpatrick – background vocals
  • Mike Scott – engineer
  • Gary Lyons – engineer
  • Jim Sessody – assistant engineer
  • Doug MacDonald – assistant engineer
  • Mike Fuller – mastering
  • Bud Prager – recording director
  • Pete Solley – engineer
  • Lane/Donald – art direction
  • Barry Jackson – illustration

Track listing:

All tracks by Leslie West and Corky Laing, except  where noted.

  1. Hard Times – Leslie West, Corky Laing, Bud Prager
  2. Spark
  3. She Loves Her Rock (And She Loves It Hard)
  4. Bardot Damage
  5. Shimmy on the Footlights
  6. I Love Young Girls
  7. Makin’ It in Your Car
  8. Babe in the Woods
  9. Little Bit of Insanity

On January 26, 1979.

On January 26, 1979, “Chrysalis” label released “Valley of the Dolls”, the second Generation X studio album. It was recorded in 1978, at “Wessex Sound Studios” in London, and was produced by Ian Hunter.

Personnel:

  • Billy Idol − vocals
  • Tony James − bass
  • Bob “Derwood” Andrews − guitar
  • Mark Laff − drums
  • Clive Bunker – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Billy Idol and Tony James, except where noted.

  1. Running with the Boss Sound – Billy Idol, Tony James, Bob Andrews
  2. Night of the Cadillacs
  3. Paradise West
  4. Friday’s Angels
  5. King Rocker
  6. Valley of the Dolls
  7. English Dream
  8. Love Like Fire
  9. The Prime of Kenny Silvers (part one)
  10. The Prime of Kenny Silvers (part two)

James Bain

On January 23, 2016, James Stewart Bain died aged 68. He was musician (bass, guitar, keyboards), vocalist and songwriter, performed and recorded with Phil Lynott, Wild Horses, Gary Moore, Hear ‘n Aid, Ian Hunter, John Cale and Last in Line, but was best known as member and bass player of Rainbow and Dio.

Jaco Pastorius

On September 21, 1987, John Francis Anthony “Jaco” Pastorius III died aged 35. He was a musician (bass), a member of Weather Report (1976 – 1981). Regarded as one of the best world bass players, he worked and recorded with Joni Mitchell, Pat Metheny, Herbie Hancock, Randy Bernsen, Little Beaver, Ira Sullivan,  Albert Mangelsdorff, Ian Hunter, Airto Moreira, Tom Scott, Flora Purim,  Cockrell & Santos, Michel Colombier, Manolo Badrena, Michel Polnareff, Bob Mintzer, Brian Melvin, Jimmy Cliff, Brian Melvin Trio, and Mike Stern. In 2006 Pastorius was voted “The Greatest Bass Player Who Has Ever Lived” by readers in Bass Guitar magazine, and was inducted in the Down Beat “Hall of Fame”. During his lifetime Pastorius released four albums as a leader.

On June 1, 1998.

On June 1, 1998, “Parlaphone” label released “Another World”, the second Brian May studio album. It was recorded 1996 – 1998, at May’s home studio and “Allerton Hill Studio”, and was produced by Brian May. Drummer Cozy Powell died in a car accident before the album was completed.

Personnel:

  • Brian May- vocals, guitars, keyboards, bass guitar, programming, arrangements
  • Neil Murray- bass guitar
  • Ken Taylor – bass guitar
  • Jamie Moses– guitar
  • Jeff Beck- guitar
  • Spike Edney- keyboards
  • Cozy Powell– drums, percussion
  • Steve Ferrone– drums
  • Taylor Hawkins- drums
  • London Metropolitan Orchestra– strings
  • Michael Kamen – conductor
  • Cathy Porter- backing vocals
  • Shelley Preston- backing vocals
  • Nikki Love – backing vocals
  • Becci Glover – backing vocals
  • Ian Hunter- guest raconteur
  • Justin Shirley-Smith – engineering, co-production
  • Richard Gray – design, photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian May, except where noted.

  1. Space
  2. Business
  3. China Belle
  4. Why Don’t We Try Again
  5. On My Way Up
  6. Cyborg
  7. The Guv’nor
  8. Wilderness
  9. Slow Down – Larry Williams
  10. One Rainy Wish – Jimi Hendrix
  11. All the Way from Memphis – Ian Hunter
  12. Another World
  • The song “Another World” ends at 4:05, then after a minute of silence, starting at 5:05, a hidden trackplays, consisting of the piano part of “Business”.