Mott / Drive On

Essentially an Overend Watts solo slab (he wrote the entire album save for one track) following Ian Hunter and Mick Ronson’s departure, Drive On (1975) is a joyous romp celebrating life as a British rock star and then some. 

Unlike Hoople sides of yore, the mix and overall sound is resplendent. Revel in the sonic clarity of Morgan Fisher’s virtuoso pinkery, Ray Major’s wall-of- guitars resonance, and Nigel Benjamin’s arena rock squalls. The rhythm section of Buffin and Watts purvey their patented flair for the dramatic on every cut. It was fun while it lasted…