British Lions

Curse those spotty punks (and critics) for disparaging established rockers back in ‘77, many of whom were nearly the same age as the upstarts! With John Fiddler at the helm, the Mott sans Hoople ship righted itself. Sporting a new moniker and an arena bombast slant with a tinge of pub-rock revelry; Overend, Morgan Fisher, Buffin, and Ray Major were a snug trouser-ed, scarf donning veteran force to be reckoned with. Brimming with tight grooves, harmonic grace, and pop hooks aplenty, had this been a Graham Parker, Elvis Costello, or Joe Jackson slab, the rock press would have groveled accordingly!