Picks and Pans Review: All of the Good Ones Are Taken
updated 09/19/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT
•originally published 09/19/1983 AT 01:00 AM EDT
For better and worse, Hunter—the mainstay of Mott the Hoople until the group disbanded in 1974—is still devoted to rock forms of the '60s. That means some uncomfortably message-laden tunes; Somethin's Goin' On manages to get in nuclear war, endangered species and poverty. It means as well unrepentant sexism, as in That Girl Is Rock 'n' Roll. There is also a lot of loose, happy music, though. Hunter includes two versions—one fast and one slow—of his own All of the Good Ones Are Taken and a primitive tune called Fun, devoted to just what its title says.