Mott The Hoople – At The Crossroads


“Alongside their showstopping instrumental version of the Kinks’ “You Really Got Me,” this was one of the standout covers on Mott the Hoople’s eponymous debut album, a characteristically evocative slice of Doug Sahm-composed Texas-centric Americana which the group reduced to a stately organ and tasteful guitar-led ballad, shaded with a mood lifted straight from Dylan’s “Like a Rolling Stone,” then layered with one of Ian Hunter’s own most-Dylanesque vocals. The instrumental break alone could have slipped out of a Highway 61 Revisited-era jam session. The song was a positive standout in the band’s early live set — tapes of Mott’s 1970 Fillmore West engagements are positively dominated by it.”Allmusic


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