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Brain Capers is the fourth album by Mott the Hoople. It was originally released in November 1971 in the UK by Island Records. Re-teaming with producer Guy Stevens, Mott the Hoople delivered the great forgotten British hard rock album with their fourth outing, Brain Capers.


Brain Capers kicks in with the monumental Death May Be Your Santa Claus, a phenomenally pile-driving number that just seems inevitable. As it gives way to a cover of Dion's Your Own Backyard, it becomes clear that Mott have pulled off the trick of being sensitive while still rocking. And that's not the end of it - they ride an epic wave on the nine-minute The Journey, pull off a love song on Sweet Angeline, and generally rock like hell throughout the record.

Mott The Hoople - Brain Capers

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  • 1. Death May Be Your Santa Claus

    2. Your Own Backyard

    3. Darkness Darkness

    4. The Journey

    5. Sweet Angeline

    6. Second Love

    7. The Moon Upstairs

    8. The Wheel Of The Quivering Meat Conception

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