Ian Hunter is a true rock and roll poet in the same stratum as Bob
Dylan and Lou Reed. As the focal point and leader of Mott The Hoople
in the seventies he produced some of the freshest lyrics and music
of that decade. As a solo artist he continued to develop and maintain
his momentum right into the eighties. The nineties were very quite
for Hunter; with the new millennium upon us the man brings to us another
strong suite of rock and roll poetry. He is unequivocally one of the
most prolific songwriters and vocalist of our time.
"Rant" is a very strong album from a rock and roller that refuses
to let his candle burn out. He starts things off by letting you know
straight away that he is back with "Still Love Rock And Roll." It
doesn't get anymore cut and dried than that. On "Death Of A Nation"
he tears to shreds his homeland with cynicism and feelings of disappointment.
Hunter never lacked the abilities to project his innermost thoughts
and feelings in his music. He rocks out in "American Spy" and in the
same breath shows off his versatility by singing a stormy, brooding,
dark ballad like "No One." "Morons" doesn't hold back a thing, and
he really lets go with some humor with a punk-like flavor. If you
think about it, Ian really was an original punker now wasn't he? His
music always reflected the angst of society while trashing the status
quo. I noticed for the first time after listening to Hunter for all
these years that his voice has a resemblance to Rod Stewart's at times
(this is meant as compliment).
While the music was outstanding, the lyrics are what really grabbed
me throughout the entire recording.
Ian Hunter is a living legend and icon of music, and his catalog is
a pilgrimage to rock and roll. I was genuinely moved by this man's
work, not to mention I rocked my ass off, which is always an added bonus and pleasure.
You will find out what great music and deep lyrical content can do
for a listener when you add this CD to your collection. Tell everyone
Ian Hunter is back and this is no "Ripoff." This is the real deal.
1. Still Love Rock And Roll
2. Wash Us Away
3. Death Of A Nation
6. American Spy
7. Dead Man Walkin' (EastEnders)
8. Good Samaritan
9. Soap ‘N' Water
11. Knees Of My Heart
12. No One