Rock 'n' Roll Sweepstakes: The Authorised Biography of Ian Hunter Volume Two: Hunter By Proxy - LIMITED, SIGNED SLIPCASE EDITION
Rock 'n' Roll Sweepstakes: The Authorised Biography of Ian Hunter Volume Two: Hunter By Proxy - LIMITED, SIGNED SLIPCASE EDITION

Rock 'n' Roll Sweepstakes: The Authorised Biography of Ian Hunter Volume Two: Hunter By Proxy - LIMITED, SIGNED SLIPCASE EDITION

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By Campbell Devine

Ian Hunter's fifty-year-long career and extensive repertoire of percipient, creative songs have earned him a reputation as a true rock phenomenon.

This second part of a two-volume authorised biography offers inside stories from Ian's solo career following his departure from Mott the Hoople, including his collaborations with Mick Ronson, Queen and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, and reflects on resonant recordings such as 'You're Never Alone with a Schizophrenic', 'Shrunken Heads', 'Fingers Crossed', 'Once Bitten Twice Shy', 'Ships' and 'Dandy' - his homage to David Bowie.

Based on interviews with Ian Hunter and an impressive cast of supporting characters, 'Rock 'n' Roll Sweepstakes: Hunter by Proxy' is a fascinating and frank exploration of Ian's honest and distinctive style, his articulate "better than Dylan" writing and the absurdity of music-related fame.

This slipcase edition – limited to 500 copies – contains the following exclusive rarities:

  • Rock ’n’ Roll Sweepstakes: Volume Two: Hunter by Proxy, signed by Hunter
  • Mott the Hoople ‘Like a Rolling Stone’ CD – “lost” 1971 BBC Radio session recording
  • 4 Ian Hunter tour passes
  • 5 Mott/Hunter postcards
  • Sixties Hurricane Henry and the Shriekers business card
  • Mott the Hoople Sea Divers fan club membership card
  • Hunter’s handwritten 'Violence' lyrics from the Mott sessions
  • CBS Canada 1976 promotional biography

The removable memorabilia box allows the slipcase to accommodate Rock ’n’ Roll Sweepstakes: Volume One: Mott’s the Story, available to purchase here.

Publication Date: December 2020
ISBN: 9781913172350
Extent: 544 pages
Format: Slipcase Edition

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