What is the common denominator for Joe Elliot (Def Leppard), The Quireboys and Mott the Hoople? The answer is off course Down ‘n’ Outz. What began as an invite for Joe to help out when Mott the Hoople was reforming and doing a few shows at Hammersmith Odeon has turned into a full-blown side project for Joe; resulting in this album in 2010, The Further Adventures of… in 2014 and now a double live album The Further Live Adventures of…. All three are now simultaneously released by Frontiers Records.
The songs they cover are a fine selection of spin offs of Mott the Hoople – songs by Mott, Ian Hunter and British Lions. Mott is off course to many outside of the British Isles one of the lesser know glam rock bands from the early 1970s. They do however belong up there with the likes of T. Rex, Sweet and Slade, and has had a great influence on the hard rock scene in the UK ever since.
I think it’s a great way to put some focus on Mott the Hoople, but then again you also have to think hard whether or not you want to spend your hard earned money on a side-project doing cover-versions…?
It works for me, and I like all three releases!
Also available on Frontiers Records:
* Down ‘n’ Outz – The Further Adventures of…
* Down ‘n’ Outz – The Further Live Adventures of…
01. Golden Opportunity
03. Overnight Angels
04. Career (No Such Thing As Rock ‘N Roll)
05. England Rocks
06. Shouting And Pointing
07. By Tonight
09. Who Do You Love
10. One More Chance To Win
11. 3000 Miles From Here
12. Good Times
13. The Flip Side Of The Shameless Whelk
14. By Tonight (Midnight Mix)
15. Funeral For A Friend / Love Lies Bleeding (Live)
Playing Time: 64:45
Joe Elliott - Vocals, guitars & keyboards
Paul Guerin - Guitars
Guy Griffin - Guitars
Ronnie Garrity - Bass
Phil Martini - Drums
Keith Weir - Keyboards