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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

On March 17, 1979.

On March 17, 1979, “Swan Song” label released “Desolation Angels” the fifth Bad Company studio album. It was recorded August – September 1978, at “Ridge Farm Studio” in Surrey, UK, and was produced by Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Boz Burrell and Simon Kirke.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers – vocals, guitar, piano, synthesizers
  • Mick Ralphs – guitar, keyboards
  • Boz Burrell – bass
  • Simon Kirke – drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Paul Rodgers except where noted.

  1. Rock ’n’ Roll Fantasy
  2. Crazy Circles
  3. Gone Gone Gone – Boz Burrell
  4. Evil Wind
  5. Early in the Morning
  6. Lonely for Your Love – Mick Ralphs
  7. Oh, Atlanta – Mick Ralphs
  8. Take the Time – Mick Ralphs
  9. Rhythm Machine – Simon Kirke, Boz Burrell
  10. She Brings Me Love

On October 22, 1986.

On October 22, 1986, “Atlantic” label released “Fame and Fortune”, the seventh Bad Company studio album. It was recorded in 1986, at “The Sol Berkshire”, and was produced by Keith Olsen.

Personnel:

  • Brian Howe– vocals, saxophone
  • Mick Ralphs– guitar, keyboards
  • Steve Price – bass
  • Simon Kirke– drums
  • Gregg Dechert– keyboards, guitar
  • Mick Jones – mixing, executive producer
  • Stuart Epps, Brian Foraker, Jay Healy – engineer
  • Frank Filipetti – mixing
  • Sid Pryce – technician

Track listing:

  1. Burning Up – Mick Ralph, Mick Jones
  2. This Love – Brian Howe, Andy Andy Fretwell
  3. Fame and Fortune – Mick Ralph
  4. That Girl – Brian Howe, Mick Ralphs
  5. Tell It Like It Is – Brian Howe, Mick Ralphs
  6. Long Walk – Brian Howe, Gregg Dechert
  7. Hold on My Heart – Brian Howe, Gregg Dechert, Mick Jones
  8. Valerie – Brian Howe, Mick Ralphs
  9. When We Made Love – Brian Howe, Simon Kirke, John Bettis
  10. If I’m Sleeping – Brian Howe, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke, Gregg Dechert

In November 1971.

In November 1971, “Island” label released “Brain Capers”, the fourth Mott the Hoople 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– vocals, guitar
  • Verden Allen– vocals, keyboards
  • Pete Watts– vocals, bass
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin – vocals, drums
  • Guy Stevens– piano
  • Jim Price– trumpet
  • 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
  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

In September 1970.

In September 1970, “Island” label released “Mad Shadows”, the second Mott the Hoople studio album. It was recorded November 1969 – April 1970, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens.

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter- lead vocals, piano, rhythm guitar
  • Mick Ralphs- lead guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • Verden Allen- organ, backing vocals
  • Pete “Overend” Watts- bass, backing vocals
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin- drums, backing vocals
  • Guy Stevens- “psychic” piano, “spiritual” percussion
  • Andy Johns– engineer
  • Ginny Smith, Peter Sanders – cover design
  • Gabi Naseman – front cover photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Ian Hunter except where noted.

  1. Thunderbuck Ram – Mick Ralphs
  2. No Wheels to Ride
  3. You Are One of Us
  4. Walkin’ with a Mountain
  5. I Can Feel
  6. Threads of Iron – Mick Ralphs
  7. When My Mind’s Gone

 

In August 1982.

In August 1982, “Swan Song” label released “Rough Diamonds”, the sixth Bad Company studio album. It was recorded March – April 1981, at “Ridge Farm Studios” in Surrey, UK, and was produced by Paul Rodgers, Mick Ralphs, Simon Kirke and Boz Burrell. It was the last band’s album with the original line-up.

Personnel:

  • Paul Rodgers– vocals, guitar, piano
  • Mick Ralphs– guitar, slide guitar, keyboards
  • Boz Burrell– bass
  • Simon Kirke– drums
  • John Cook – piano, synthesizer
  • Mel Collins– saxophone

Track listing:

  1. Electricland – Paul Rodgers
  2. Untie the Knot – Paul Rodgers; Simon Kirke
  3. Nuthin’ on the TV – Boz Burrell
  4. Painted Face – Paul Rodgers
  5. Kickdown – Mick Ralphs
  6. Ballad of the Band – Boz Burrell
  7. Cross Country Boy – Paul Rodgers
  8. Old Mexico – Mick Ralphs
  9. Downhill Ryder – Paul Rodgers
  10. Racetrack

On June 12, 1990.

On June 12, 1990, “Atco” label released “Holy Water”, the ninth Bad Company studio album. It was recorded 1989 – 1990, and was produced by Tony Harris, Andrew Scarth and Terry Thomas. The album was certified Platinum in US by the “RIIA”.

Personnel:

  • Brian Howe– lead vocals, saxophone
  • Mick Ralphs– guitar
  • Terry Thomas- guitar, keyboards, backing vocals
  • Felix Krish – bass guitar
  • Simon Kirke– lead and backing vocals, drums, acoustic guitar

Track listing:

All tracks by Brian Howe and Terry Thomas, except where noted.

  1. Holy Water
  2. Walk Through Fire
  3. Stranger Stranger – Brian Howe, Simon Kirke, Terry Thomas
  4. If You Needed Somebody
  5. Fearless
  6. Lay Your Love on Me – Mick Ralphs
  7. Boys Cry Tough
  8. With You in a Heartbeat
  9. I Don’t Care
  10. Never Too Late – Mick Ralphs, Terry Thomas
  11. Dead of the Night – Mick Ralphs, Terry Thomas
  12. I Can’t Live Without You – Mick Ralphs, Terry Thomas
  13. 100 Miles – Simon Kirke

In March 1971.

In March 1971, “Island” label released “Wildlife”, the third Mott the Hoople studio album. It was recorded November – December 1970, at “Island Studios” in London, and was produced by Guy Stevens,  Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Verden Allen, Pete “Overend” Watts and Dale “Buffin” Griffin.

Personnel:

  • Ian Hunter- lead and backing vocals, rhythm guitar, piano
  • Mick Ralphs- lead guitar, backing and lead vocals
  • Verden Allen- organ, backing vocals
  • Pete “Overend” Watts- bass, backing vocals
  • Dale “Buffin” Griffin- drums, backing vocals
  • Jerry Hogan – steel guitar
  • Jess Roden- background chorus
  • Stan Tippins – background chorus
  • Michael Gray – string arrangements and conductor
  • Jim Archer – violin
  • Andy Johns, Brian Humphries,Phill Brown – engineer
  • Brian Cooke – photography

Track listing:

  1. Whiskey Women – Mick Ralphs
  2. Angel of Eighth Avenue – Ian Hunter
  3. Wrong Side of the River – Mick Ralphs
  4. Waterlow – Ian Hunter
  5. Lay Down – Melanie Safka
  6. It Must Be Love – Mick Ralphs
  7. Original Mixed-Up Kid – Ian Hunter
  8. Home Is Where I Want to Be – Mick Ralphs
  9. Keep a Knockin'(live recording) – Richard Penniman