Q - 1/04, p.1404 stars out of 5
- "[G]lorious MAD SHADOWS totally fulfilled mentor/producer Guy Stevens's vision of Rolling Stones rock raunch fused to sneery Dylan-esque balladry."
Alternative Press - 2/13/93, p.31
8 - Excellent - "...the legacy of one of the finest and fiercest rock & roll bands ever. Flawed but essential..."
Mott The Hoople: Ian Hunter (vocals, piano); Mick Ralphs (vocals, guitar); Verden Allen (organ); Overend Watts (bass guitar); Buffin (drums).
MAD SHADOWS features nine songs by British '70s and '80s rockers Mott The Hoople and includes "Thunderbuck Ram," "No Wheels To Ride," and "I Can Feel."
CD contains 2 bonus tracks.
Goaded on by madman producer Guy Stevens, Mott attempted to outdo the Rolling Stones in the excess-equals-success contest with the recording of Mad Shadows. Chock full of heavy-duty Mott rockers, such as "Walkin' With a Mountain," "Thunderbuck Ram" and "No Wheels To Ride," Mad Shadows is a perfect study in rock & roll mayhem at the start of the seventies. Even Mick Jagger found himself singing along on the final moments of "Walkin' With a Mountain." A powerful document. ~ James Chrispell