Saturday Gigs

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About Saturday Gigs

"Saturday Gigs" is a 7" single released by Mott the Hoople. It was the last studio recording made by the group before Ian Hunter left and the group reformed as simply "Mott". Guitarist Ariel Bender was replaced by Mick Ronson during the production of the single, marking Ronson's only official appearance on a Mott the Hoople release. Ronson's image was used in the middle of the band's line-up on the single's cover sleeve. Another track, "Lounge Lizard", was recorded as a planned B-side, but was not used. The single peaked at No. 41 in the UK Singles Chart. The Mott the Hoople recording eventually turned up on the extended CD re-issue of The Hoople in 2006. This song was played live during the 1974 European tour as the set's ending but also at the Mott the Hoople Reunion concerts in 2009 with it being the closing song of the final concert. 


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1974
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Sixty-nine was cheapo wine,
Have a good time,
What your sign
Float up to the Roundhouse
On a Sunday afternoon.

In Seventy we all agreed
A King's Road flat was the place to be 
'Cause Chelsea girls are the best in the world for company.

In Seventy-one all the people come
Bust a few seats but it's just in fun
Take the Mick out of Top of the Pops
We play better than they do
In Seventy-two we was born to lose 
We slipped down snakes into yesterday's news
I was ready to quit
But then we went to Croydon

Do you remember the Saturday gigs
We do, we do
Do you remember the Saturday gigs
We do, we do

The tickets for the fantasy were twelve and six a time
A fairy tale on sale

Oh, Seventy-three was a jambouree
We were the dudes and the dudes were we.
(oh oh oh oh oh)
Did you see the suits and the platform boots

In Seventy-four on the Broadway tour 
We didn't much like dressing up no more
Don't wanna be hip - but thanks for a great trip.

Do you remember the Saturday gigs
We do, we do
Do you remember the Saturday gigs
We do, we do
But now the kids pay a couple of quid
'Cause they need it just the same
It's all a game
A grown-up game

But you got off on those Saturday gigs
And we did, we did
'Cause you got off on those Saturday gigs
And we did, we did
And we got off on those Saturday gigs
And you did, you did
And we got off on those Saturday gigs
'Cause you did, you did

Don't you ever forget us
We'll never forget you
We're going to sleep now
You better be good, right (ha ha ha)
See you next time
So long for now

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Mott the Hoople

Mott the Hoople were a British rock band with strong R&B roots, popular in the glam rock era of the early to mid 1970s. They are popularly known for the song "All the Young Dudes", written for them by David Bowie and appearing on their 1972 album of the same name. more »

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Written by: IAN HUNTER

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