Ian Hunter / We Gotta Get Out of Here

‘Twas a time when humor and rock and roll were cousins.

The studio single (and video) from Ian’s terrific twofer with Mick Ronson,  Welcome to the Club (1980) featured a hysterical duet between the former Mr. Patterson and acclaimed songstress, actress and Broadway belter Ellen Foley who really delivers the knock-out punch to Mott’s ex-main man.

All in good fun, the track features a gripping upper register motif by bassist Martin Briley, who went on to have a fine career as a composer and recording artist.