MOTT THE HOOPLE: This Is Spinal Tap
Ian Hunter had a bit of a Spinal Tap moment on the recent Mott the Hoople U.K. tour.
He says, "I wasn’t too happy with the lights and that infernal dry ice –- be it oil or water based, it messes with my throat. I told them not to do it, but I was literally in a fog in Manchester. I couldn’t see how to get off the stage. I guess they thought it was DVD night –- go for it. Thanks a lot."
The next night in London, the show was recorded for a CD, and Hunter says his throat was "bone dry from the dry ice. Poor old Ian –- can’t do three nights in a row. I can do five in a row with no dry ice floating down my throat. Infantile."
The CD and DVD should be out next year.