diary of a rock 'n' roll star

"Diary of a Rock 'n' Roll Star" - Ian Hunter's seminal account of Mott the Hoople's 1972 winter tour of the US is being rereleased in September by Omnibus Press. The updated version features a new forward from diehard Mott fan Johnny Depp. Check out a clip about the book from The Ballad of Mott the Hoople below: 

limited edition love story a3 posters

A recent clear-out at Start HQ unearthed some rare A3 posters which were given away in UK independent record shops with DVD purchases around the time of the release. You can get your hands on them by ordering the Love Story DVD here: 

mott the hoople talk guy stevens

happy 50th anniversary to love's 'forever changes', released november 1st 1967

all the young dudes 

Here's a short clip from The Ballad of Mott the Hoople - Mott's fortunes are changed forever by David Bowie and "All The Young Dudes"

come back - the return of the mighty wah!

We're thrilled that Pete Wylie is back with a fantastic new LP - Pete Sounds. Television Blues dropped in at Disgraceland at the beginning of the LP's gestation period. Watch here:


love story 

Love Story DVDs are back in stock in our shop. 

"More mystery story than true documentary, Love Story captures both the spirit and demons of an unruly genius, and Los Angeles when it seethed"  - Jaan Uhelszki, Classic Rock

"A stunning tribute" - Record Collector

"An intriguiging, eye-popping history" - Telegraph

"Essential Viewing" - LA Weekly

"Y'all gots to see this essential DVD" - Julian Cope, Head Heritage

Click below to order:


revolution blues 

Promo for "Revolution Blues" - a documentary following Julian Cope's 2008 Joe Strummer Memorial Black Sheep Busking Tour

there is a PiL in heaven

Five years ago we filmed PiL live at London's Heaven - the full finished concert film is/was available on DVD with the deluxe version of their(then)new LP "This is PiL". Here's a great version of "Religion" taken from the film.

mountain picnic blues

Mountain Picnic Blues DVDs are in stock - The film tells the story of the making of The Charlatans number one LP "Tellin' Stories" and the tragic circumstances surrounding its recording. Watch the promo here film here, and head to the shop to order here 

trampolene & michael head new LPs

Recent weeks have seen the release of a great new LP from Michael Head and the Red Elastic Band, and the debut LP from Trampolene. They were the first two acts to be featured on Television Blues. Watch them both here...


the ballad of mott the hoople

The Ballad of Mott the Hoople DVDs are available in the shop.

The DVD contains over an hour's bonus material, including footage from Mott's triumphant 2009 reunion, a twelve-page booklet with liner notes from none other than Morrissey, and is compatible with UK/European and US DVD players.

"A great documentary - exuberant, sad, and occasionally as funny as Spinal Tap" - The Guardian

"Everything you'd hope for: compelling, moving and devoid of superfluous filler" - Shindig!

"An exceptional documentary that will rope in the curious as well as longtime fans who've waited decades for this definitive doc" - Billboard

"The most complete DVD of one of the greatest bands that you could ever hope for - BUY THIS DVD! 10/10" - David Quantick, Classic Rock



fifty million reasons

A brief clip from our Shack live concert film, featuring observations from Noel Gallagher and the Coral's James Skelly