The biggest hit for Mott The Hoople since "All The Young Dudes
" this '50s-flavored tune rolled all the way to #8 in the UK. "The song was originally written for the Mott
album," vocalist Ian Hunter recalled to Classic Rock
magazine. "The piano I had was an upright that cost me 30 bob, and I'd slammed all the white keys out. So I made myself learn how to play the black ones, which was great because I didn't understand what I was doing. I knew where I was going with the white ones, but it's better firing away somewhere you don't know. I wrote All The Way From Memphis
, Roll Away The Stone and something else all in sharps and flats."