Thoughts On The Dead

Musings on the Most Ridiculous Band I Can't Stop Listening To

You Look Like A Star, But You’re Out On Parole

Dale “Buffin” Griffin, drummer for Mott the Hoople, died and I wanted to post this in his honor: Mott was a good band. A Very Few Thoughts on Mott the Hoople:

  • Ace Frehley stole everything including a silhouette from Ariel Bender, the guitarist.
  • If you’d like to know what TotD looked like in his twenties, check out Ian Hunter. Slightly darker hair, but that was the look.
  • The best bands gave no fucks or all the fucks; it was the ones in the middle that sucked.
  • That’s a good life lesson, actually: never give some fucks.
  • Give every fuck you’ve got, or no fucks at all.


  1. Luther Von Baconson

    January 19, 2016 at 10:56 am

    lemmy gave us ace of spades……you know that got one helluva band

  2. Didn’t Ian Hunter also observe that Cleveland Rocks? Mott The Hoople, a really good band, don’t overlook their first few albums, before they were famous. Plus re: synergy, chief Spider Mick Ronson replaced Ariel Bender, didn’t he?

  3. Yup-Mick Ronson was in the band and continued to collaborate with Ian Hunter on his solo albums (which are very good) and play in his touring bands until his death.

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