The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll

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"The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll"
Single by Mott the Hoople
from the album The Hoople
B-side"Rest In Peace"
ReleasedFebruary 1974
Format7" single
RecordedJanuary–February 1974
GenreGlam rock, rock and roll
LabelCBS Records/Columbia Records
Writer(s)Ian Hunter
Producer(s)Mott the Hoople
Mott the Hoople singles chronology

"The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll" is a single released by Mott the Hoople, from their 1974 album The Hoople.[1]

It reached number 16 on the UK Singles Chart.[2] The lyrics of the song makes reference to Mott being hounded by "96 decibel freaks," a reference to efforts by British politicians of the time to limit the volume of live musical performances to that level.[citation needed]

When performed live by Mott the Hoople, "The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll" would usually follow a piano take on the first verse augusta matate of Don McLean's "American Pie", so that following the latter's statement; "the day the music died", Ian Hunter could declare: "Or did it? Ladies and gentlemen, The Golden Age of Rock 'n' Roll!", with the whole band then launching into the song. This can be heard both on the 2006 bonus tracks on The Hoople and on the Broadway disc of the 2004 remastered and expanded 30th Anniversary Edition of Live. The band Def Leppard did a cover of the song for their 2006 cover album Yeah!


  1. ^ Emerson, Ken (June 20, 1974). "The Hoople". Rolling Stone. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 381. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 

External links

  • Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics


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