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Brain Capers


Download links and information about Brain Capers by Mott The Hoople. This album was released in 1971 and it belongs to Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Punk, Heavy Metal, Alternative genres. It contains 8 tracks with total duration of 37:50 minutes.

Artist: Mott The Hoople
Release date: 1971
Genre: Rock, Hard Rock, Rock & Roll, Punk, Heavy Metal, Alternative
Tracks: 8
Duration: 37:50
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No. Title Length
1. Death May Be Your Santa Claus 4:54
2. Your Own Backyard 4:13
3. Darkness, Darkness 4:32
4. The Journey 9:15
5. Sweet Angeline 4:53
6. Second Love 3:46
7. The Moon Upstairs 5:01
8. The Wheel of the Quivering Meat Conception 1:16



The 1970-’71 recording sessions for Mott the Hoople’s fourth album (their last for Atlantic) were famously fraught with mad shenanigans spearheaded by producer Guy Stevens (Traffic, The Clash), and lots of booze was consumed. And it sounds like it too—in the best, most rock ’n’ roll way possible. That The New York Dolls later rewrote “Death May Be Your Santa Clause” for “Personality Crisis” says lots about the rumblings here, but, as singer and main songwriter Ian Hunter once said, this album’s as “schizoid as ever: half fast and half slow.” Indeed, “Your Own Backyard” and the Mick Ralphs–voiced “Darkness and Darkness” are as sweet as Mott can be, while “Sweet Angeline” is classic Mott lipstick-tracing Jerry Lee Lewis’ trail into Memphis—replete with percussive piano. You can actually hear Hunter grinning throughout. The rock ’n’ roll finally careens headlong on “The Wheel of the Quivering” (an apt Jack Kerouac nod). It’s the sound of a band crashing and burning, like a speed jive, until David Bowie came along.