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First TV Smith's Explorers and the Doctors of Madness reform. Then TV Smith Crosses The Red Sea With The Adverts. Then 21 x 21 Sparks shows. And now this...

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Posted on Ian Hunter Forum: Thu Sep 11, 2008 9:54 am    Post subject: Mott The Hoople Re-union   
 
Fantastic, brilliant news, I happened to read it first/hear Verden's interview on Mick Ralphs website.

So, to summarise:

- All 5 original members have agreed in principal to stage an initial 2 concert reunion at the Hammersmith Odeon (or whatever it's called now).
- Verden hinted at options on a further few if all seemed to go well.
- He also hinted at a MTH album. Personally I really can't see this, due to Ian's other committments.
- Verden and Buffin have been rehearsing in South Wales - Buffin was very rusty at first, but is now back into it.
- After years of saying it will never happen, Ian seems to have been instrumental in suggesting the reunion according to Verden, after inviting him down to 3 IH shows where Ralpher was present.
- I assume that most of the set will be upto and including the Mott album in '73 when Ralpher and Phally had input into the musical arrangements
- No mention of Morgan Fisher, although I'd love to see him on piano.

But what I really want to know is how on earth did they get Pete Watts to agree to this???? Of the 5, he was apparently very anti music business, and very anti showing his face at gigs (various Horses Mouths, didn't take part in 2002 documentary on MTH on Central TV, UK, etc etc)

SO c'mon guys, if you really do read this, let's have a few words from Overend on how he decided!

Also, surely there's got to be some promo work, rehearsals etc. Think the boys will keep it together and not fight??


Life sure is good. :D
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Re: Englands Greatest Rock Band To Reform
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2008, 08:27:15 PM »
I'm certainly interested in this particular reunion. How about all you young Dudes, eh?  ;)

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Re: Englands Greatest Rock Band To Reform
« Reply #2 on: September 12, 2008, 11:55:54 AM »
Spot on DJ. This ones been talked about for decades. :D

I bet it's that full of other punk / rock stars that tickets are like hot cakes.
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Re: Englands Greatest Rock Band To Reform
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2008, 02:38:27 PM »
Definately up for this - I've seen Ian Hunter with Mick Ralphs, but that's the closest I got to the band!

Keep us updated please guys!
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Re: Englands Greatest Rock Band To Reform
« Reply #4 on: September 12, 2008, 08:23:33 PM »
Will do Fred. :D

I'm in touch with my mate who's best mate is huge Ian Hunter fan Joe Elliott.

Sometimes it pays not to be so subtle. ;) :-*


 ;D ;D ;D

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Re: Englands Greatest Rock Band To Reform
« Reply #5 on: September 12, 2008, 08:33:09 PM »
INDEED!!!!!!
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Re: Englands Greatest Rock Band To Reform
« Reply #6 on: September 14, 2008, 03:10:07 PM »
Nearest I ever got to seeing them was the band British Lions in 1978 which featured various Mott people (I didn't recognise them though...)

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Jan 16, 2009

"Just thought you'd like to know the Mott the Hoople reunion IS going
to take place on October 2nd & 3rd, 2009 at the HMV Hammersmith Apollo
in London. It will be the original members - Mick, Pete, Phally, Buff
and me. They've asked our esteemed webmaster, Justin, to formulate a
Mott the Hoople site which should be up and running in the near future.
Why are we doing it? I can't speak for the others, but I'm doing it
just to see what it's like. Short of war, death, famine etc. ...it's
ON."

- Ian Hunter


They've sure taken their time to sort this out. :D

Thanks Fred.

Anyone know where teh tickets are on sale on 22nd January?

Can't believe I might get to see TV Smith play EARTHBOUND, Sparks play Kimono and Mott The Hoople back together live and proud all in the same year.

Shame I'll miss the Rollers. ;D   
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Tickets on sale 09.00am Thursday January 22nd direct from Hammersmith Apollo box office and if you can't get through it's 'cause I've set my alarm and I'm ahead of you in the queue. ;D

Me and my mate Big Klif are going on the Saturday.

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I was just going to post the same message. :D

What phone number are you calling DJ? 08448 44748?

Is it quicker to use the net or the phone?

Me, Smit and Rob - my best two mates when I was a kid are going on the Friday. We went to see Hunter and Ronno together at our first proper gig. Just a bit too young to catch Mott The Hoople supported by Queen tour.
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Re: Englands Greatest Rock Band To Reform... See Mott The Hoople Live in 2009
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2009, 02:07:24 PM »
Tickets tomorrow (that's Thursday)....9am folks!

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Re: Englands Greatest Rock Band To Reform... See Mott The Hoople Live in 2009
« Reply #11 on: January 21, 2009, 09:32:41 PM »
Thanks for all your help via email DJ.

May the force be with you tomorrow at 9a.m. :D
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Re: Englands Greatest Rock Band To Reform... See Mott The Hoople Live in 2009
« Reply #12 on: January 21, 2009, 11:00:13 PM »
Thanks for all your help via email DJ.

May the force be with you tomorrow at 9a.m. :D


I've set my alarm and may actually be 'up with the larks' for the first time in....in....hell, I don't remember the last time I got up and had to say 'good morning'. ;D

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Re: Englands Greatest Rock Band To Reform... See Mott The Hoople Live in 2009
« Reply #13 on: January 22, 2009, 10:46:27 AM »
I got three seats on row W of the stalls for one of the greatest re-union shows of all time.

Okay, okay, I know it's not quite in the same league as Led Zepplin, TV Smith's Explorers and The Doctors Of Madness - but it's still way up there! :D

My five key gigs of 2009 are...

Mott the Hoople Re-union at Hammersmith
Sparks Kimono My House and Creatures of the Deep
Sparks Number One Song In Heaven and Creatures of the Deep


And of course, drum roll, the legend that is...

TV Smith EARTHBOUND 09 UK
TV Smith EARTHBOUND 2009 Germany

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Re: Englands Greatest Rock Band To Reform... See Mott The Hoople Live in 2009
« Reply #14 on: January 22, 2009, 12:46:34 PM »
I'm all 'Motted Up' for the Saturday. ;D