Ian Hunter: TVD goes record shopping with the Mott legend

“Cleveland Rocks,” “All The Way From Memphis,” “All of The Good Ones Are Taken,” “Once Bitten Twice Shy,” “When The Daylight Comes,” “Momma’s Little Jewel,” “Rock And Roll Queen,” “Honaloochie Boogie,” “One Of The Boys,” “I Wish I Was Your Mother,” “Roll Away The Stone,” “The Golden Age Of Rock ‘n’ Roll,” “Crash Street Kidds,” “Saturday Gigs,” “Hymn For The Dudes.” Oh, and yes…”All The Young Dudes.”

Rarely can one rattle off a canon of rock and roll classics with such ease, yet Ian Hunter’s work, either solo or with Mott the Hoople, is in one word legendary.

And there’s a shared thread that runs between (legendary) performer and fan—and it’s that at the core of any inspired songwriter exists the common fan—a fan of the art, the inspiration, and the energy captured both live and on record.

Captured on record is Ian Hunter’s latest, When I’m President, and in support of its release a world tour which stopped in Washington, DC in September. We ferreted Ian away from soundcheck for an hour to visit Som Records for a record rummage and a chat with DC’s own local legend, Kid Congo Powers.

Ian proved to be an insightful raconteur and revealed himself to be, as both you and I are, a common fan.

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  • Michael Little

    Ian Hunter is God. Just saying. Thanks for the video and the review. That’s me getting my book autographed at the end, by the way.  The minute I found out he was going to be at Som Records, I made my way down there like a bat out of hell. It’s not everyday you get to meet the guy who recorded the songs that ruled your adolescence.  Thanks again, folks.

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