The majestic Mott The Hoople are to be celebrated in a feature-length documentary to be released on DVD this October.
‘The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople’ tells the whole story of the classic rock’n’roll group through a stunning combination of rare and unseen archive footage and the testimonies of band members Ian Hunter, Mick Ralphs, Verden Allen, Dale ”ËBuffin’ Griffin, Ariel Bender and Morgan Fisher – plus numerous other associates and witnesses including Mick Jones of The Clash, Queen’s Roger Taylor and fan club president Kris Needs.
Detailing the whole story up to the band imploding at the height of their fame The Ballad Of Mott The Hoople chronicles and evaluates (in the artists’ own words) this very unique history and the lasting impression that Mott made on their peers and the younger groups that followed in their wake.
It’s all here, from their early encounters with the troubled, yet visionary Svengali Guy Stevens, the astounding music which followed to the band’s witty, honest and frank recollections of the crazy circumstances that whisked them from Hereford to the bright lights of London, America and world level rock stardom. In 2009 the group reformed to play a reunion show at The Hammersmith Apollo to a packed audience that included such deities as Jimmy Page. The only officially available film footage of this legendary return to glory is on this DVD!
‘The Ballad of Mott The Hoople’ is released on Start DVD on October 10.