|Levres de Sang ( Lips of Blood), 1975|
His last single with Mott may have been a self referential ballad ( "Saturday Gigs") that just barely missed the UK Top 40, but Ian Hunter wasn't going to kick off his solo career with anything less than this solid rocker. That's ex Spiders from Mars Mick Ronson strumming his guitar all over God's world. "Once Bitten" peaked at #14 in the UK. Fourteen years later, Great White would hit #5 in the US with their cover version.
This cover is from a Todd Rundgren produced Shaun Cassidy single