The 'boot' notes suggest the concert recording was performed on the 13th April, however the poster from the gig, gives the concerts (matinee and evening or was it evening and very late evening?) as Friday 12th April 1974, perhaps they performed over two days at this venue.
The venue itself, was definitely the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium, Santa Monica, California, USA.
Whatever! it was a long time ago, mind you, the support act seems familiar...
Source: FM Radio Broadcast (stereo local station).
Sound Quality: Very good - and as I understand from CD rip, hey just listen).
Genre: Rock, Hard and Boogie, Glam Rock (ouch I hate that expression).
Set: Not complete. This version of the show was edited to accommodate the Cd's running time, and omits the Jupiter intro, Here Comes The Queen (with guitarist Ariel Bender on vocals) and Born Late 58 (with bassist Overend Watts on vocals).
Set List: (this edition).
1. American Pie
2. Golden Age Of Rock 'n' Roll
4. Roll Away The Stone/Sweet Jane
5. Rest In Peace
6. One Of The Boys
7. Hymn For The Dudes
9. Drivin' Sister/Crash Street Kidds
11. All The Way From Memphis
12. All The Young Dudes
13. Walkin' With A Mountain
Links: The 'official' site recently developed for the bands 40th anniversary London gigs scheduled (and sold out) for October 2009, has a great selection of other links, and of course is of interest in it's own right. - Just click HERE. Wikipedia history HERE.
Comments: This has been copied from a Mott The Hoople fan site.
The show (the second that day!) finds Ian struggling with bronchitis, but this is only noticeable at the start of the set. Sucker bristles with menace as always, and the Roll Away The Stone/Sweet Jane coupling is always a delight. Hymn For The Dudes is another delight before the band launch into Marionette - brutal on record and visually totally stunning. They then crank up the octane even more for the medley Drivin' Sister/Crash Street Kidds/Violence.
The same article goes on to recommend this concert as the best bootleg available for Mott The Hoople, in terms of sound quality and content.
Was it just five short years (1969 - 1974) that Mott The Hoople did their thing ? As reforming goes, you have to hand it to them !
Reloaded - 29/May/2015 - download link in comments.
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