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Once Bitten Twice Shy

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Once Bitten Twice Shy

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Ian Hunter
genre:
Reissues

We gave it a B+

In an inconsistent but inspired solo career, ex-Mott the Hoople leader Ian Hunter has maintained his band’s trademark mix of roguish swagger and tough-minded introspection. This two-disc set Once Bitten Twice Shy omits some key tunes and replaces others with inferior versions, but its sly anthems (”Cleveland Rocks,” the title track) and forthright ballads (”Boy,” ”Ships”) affirm the unshakable humanity and integrity of this true rock & roll believer. B+

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