|Music On Vinyl
Release Date: 27 April 2015
Format: LP Vinyl
|IAN HUNTER Self Titled Limited 180gram Audiophile Vinyl LP
Ian Hunter is the first solo album by Mott The Hoople's Ian Hunter, released in 1975. It is also the first of many solo albums on which he collaborates with guitarist Mick Ronson. After leaving Mott The Hoople in early 1975, Ian Hunter quickly threw himself into recording this eponymous solo debut.
Not surprisingly, it contains a lot of the Glam Rock charm of Hunter's old group. "The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nothing But The Truth" and "I Get So Excited" are fist-pumping tunes that combine punchy Hard Rock riffs with intelligent lyrics in a manner similar to Mott The Hoople's finest moments. Ian Hunter's lyrics shine through in each song and show off his totally personalized mixture of attitude and intelligence.
The single "Once Bitten, Twice Shy" would be his first and last top-20 single in the UK. Another highlight is "It Ain't Easy When You Fall", a moving tribute to a fallen friend. Anyone interested in the finest moments of 1970s Glam Rock should give this classic a spin.
180 gram audiophile vinyl
1. ONCE BITTEN TWICE SHY
2. WHO DO YOU LOVE
3. LOUNGE LIZARD
1. 3,000 MILES FROM HERE
2. THE TRUTH, THE WHOLE TRUTH, NUTHIN' BUT THE TRUTH
3. IT AIN'T EASY WHEN YOU FALL/SHADES OFF
4. I GET SO EXCITED