Ian Hunter and The Rant Band - Fingers Crossed (2016)
Ckassic Rock, Glam Rock | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:45:30 | 107 MB
Label: Proper Records | Release Year: 2016
Ian Hunter came to fame as part of British music legends, Mott the Hoople from 1969 to 1974. Since then he’s had a successful solo career, releasing a steady stream of albums. “Fingers crossed” is his 21st solo album. I loved his last solo album – “When I’m president”, so was pleased to get his new one for review. Ian Hunter has chosen a diverse range of subjects to write about – the Greek god Morpheus, the Bow Street Runners, a visit to Union avenue in Memphis, and more. One song that jumps out and grabs your attention straight away is “Dandy”, which is Ian Hunter’s tribute to David Bowie. The two first worked together in 1972 when Bowie produced Mott the Hoople’s album “All the young dudes”. It’s a great song, and one of my favourites on the album. The lyrics are excellent with some nice Bowie song title references included.