Saturday Gigs

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"Saturday Gigs"
Single by Mott the Hoople
B-side "Medley: Jerkin' Crocus/Sucker/Violence"
Released October 1974
Format 7" single
Recorded 1974
Genre Glam rock
Length 4:20
Label Columbia Records
Writer(s) Ian Hunter
Producer(s) Mott the Hoople
Mott the Hoople singles chronology
"Foxy, Foxy"
(1974)
"Saturday Gigs"
(1974)
"Drive On"
(1975)

"Saturday Gigs" is a 7" single released by Mott the Hoople. It was the last studio recording made by the group before Ian Hunter left and the group reformed as simply "Mott." Guitarist Ariel Bender was replaced by Mick Ronson during the production of the single, marking Ronson's only official appearance on a Mott The Hoople release. Another single, "Lounge Lizard," was recorded as a planned B-side, but was never used. It eventually turned up on the Extended CD re-issue of "The Hoople" in 2006. This song was played live during the 1974 European tour as the set's ending but also at the Mott The Hoople Reunion concerts in 2009 with it being the closing song of the final concert.