Though he's destined to be forever known as the man who made UK glam-rock history in the '70s with Mott the Hoople's "All the Young Dudes," Ian Hunter has spent his professional life from 1975 on as an acclaimed solo artist. Hewing mainly to the path of straight-ahead rock & roll over the years, he's rarely strayed too far from the stylistic template he established with Mott. 2007's SHRUNKEN HEADS, however, is Hunter's most organic and rootsy effort to date. Awash in acoustic strum and electric twang, it makes clear the extent to which Hunter is influenced by American roots music. Having guest vocals by Wilco mainman Jeff Tweedy on a number of tracks doesn't hurt either, and the explicitly American subject matter on several songs finds longtime U.S. resident Hunter farther from his glam-rock days than ever.
01 Words 02 Fuss About Nothin' 03 When The World Was Round 04 Brainwashed 05 Shrunken Heads 06 Soul Of America 07 How's Your House 08 Guiding Light 09 Stretch 10 I Am What I Hated When I Was Young 11 Read 'Em 'N' Weep