Personnel: Ian Hunter; Tommy "Mad Dog" Morrongiello, Susie Ronson, George W. Meyer, Martin Briley, Mick Ronson, Tommy Mandel, Eric Parker.
This 1980 release is a live recording from former Mott the Hoople frontman Ian Hunter's 1979 tour supporting his classic YOU'RE NEVER ALONE WITH A SCHIZOPHRENIC. As such, it features key tracks from that album, like "Cleveland Rocks" and "Just Another Night," balanced out by earlier solo tunes and a brace of Mott material, including such evergreens as their glam-rock anthem, "All the Young Dudes," and the Chuck Berry-in-platform-heels "All the Way from Memphis." Throughout the set, Hunter is pumping on all cylinders, and there's palpable energy being passed back and forth from the stage to the audience. This double-length release also includes a few new studio tracks, most notably the driving "We Gotta Get Out of Here," in which Hunter spars with vocal partner Ellen Foley, of Meatloaf's "Paradise By the Dashboard Light" fame.