Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Occasional Forgotten Video: Ian Hunter, "All Of The Good Ones Are Taken"

Ian Hunter is best known as the front man for the seventies group Mott The Hoople, who scored a hit with the David Bowie-penned and produced All The Young Dudes, and a smaller one with All The Way From Memphis. Hunter had a small hit on his own with Cleveland Rocks, which was used years later as the theme song to the Drew Carey show (with someone else performing it).

In 1983, at the height of MTV videomania, he scored one more hit with All of the Good Ones Are Taken.

I love this video, particularly how it lampoons the whole rock star image.

I always wondered if the butler was played by Tor Johnson, professional wrestler who appeared in number of movies and television shows, including Ed Wood's notoriously bad movie Plan 9 From Outer Space. Johnson died in 1971, so he couldn't have appeared in it.


SamuraiFrog said...

Great video! I hadn't ever seen that one before, but I love Mott and this was a nice one to see.

I believe Ian Hunter was also the first one to record "Once Bitten, Twice Shy," Great White's only hit.

BeckEye said...

Cool! I've been digging deeper into Ian's catalog lately.

Tenacious S said...

I totally remember this. I was an MTV addict for many years.

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