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Mott the Hoople

All the Young Dudes


mott the hoople were the most influential and most underrated band in the history of rock in 1973 the members of mott the hoople were tired island records had dropped the band after three albums as sales were low and audience interest was almost nonexistent but the band had a famous fan in david bowie who offered to write them one single to give them a leg up that single was the charttopping 'all the young dudes' a glitterera winkwink celebration of male bonding that namechecked charttoppers t rex and repositioned the onceladdish band as glammy androgynous scenesters obviously an album was called for produced by bowie and opening with a smoking cover of 'sweet jane' that played a major role in raising public awareness of the velvet underground 'all the young dudes' is a brassy loud obnoxious in the best possible sense rock and roll album 'sucker' and 'one of the boys' recall the hit while 'jerkin' crocus' and 'sea diver' are as odd as the band's earlier material an amazing midcareer transformation this reissue comes with 7 bonus cuts a demo of 'one of the boys' 'momma's little jewel' 'sea diver' the 45 version with david bowie's lead vocals on his penned 'all the young dudes' the 45 of 'one of the boys' and 2 live cuts from the hammersmith odeon

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