Mott The Hoople - All The Way From Memphis (live)

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Music video by Mott The Hoople performing All The Way From Memphis. 

"All the Way from Memphis" is a single released by Mott the Hoople. The song tells a story about a rock 'n' roller whose guitar is shipped to "Oriole" (Baltimore) instead of Memphis. The musician gets half-way there before he realizes his instrument is missing and takes a month to track it down. When he gets the guitar back, he is scolded by a stranger for being neglectful and self-centered. In the original version of the song, the stranger is referred to as a "spade", in later versions the word "dude" is substituted.

The song reflects a weariness with the rock and roll life-style, including the strain of constant touring and the low public opinion of rock 'n' roll singers. This theme appears in the chorus, which is repeated with minor variations: "you look like a star, but you're still on the dole," "you look like a star, but you're really out on parole."

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Artist: Mott The Hoople
Video title: All The Way From Memphis (live)

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