Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes

Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes

      Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes is a song written by David Bowie, originally recorded and released as a single by Mott the Hoople in 1972. NME editors Roy Carr and Charles Shaar Murray have described the track as “one of that rare breed: rock songs which hymn the solidarity of the disaffected without distress or sentimentality”.In 2004, Rolling Stone rated “All the Young Dudes” No. 253 in its list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time and on its 2010 update was ranked at number 256. It is also one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll.

      Stephen Thomas Erlewine: ” Just at the moment Mott the Hoople were calling it a day, David Bowie swooped in and convinced them to stick around. Bowie spearheaded an image makeover, urging them to glam themselves up. He gave them a surefire hit with “All the Young Dudes,” had them cover his idol’s “Sweet Jane,” and produced All the Young Dudes, the album that was designed to make them stars. Lo and behold, it did, which is as much a testament to Bowie’s popularity as it is to his studio skill. Not to discount his assistance, since his production results in one of the most satisfying glam records and the title track is one of the all-time great rock songs, ….. No wonder it’s not just a great Mott record — it’s one of the defining glam platters.”


Mott the Hoople – All the Young Dudes Tracklist

  1. Sweet Jane 00:00
  2. Momma’s Little Jewel 04:21
  3. All The Young Dudes 08:48
  4. Sucker 12:20
  5. Jerkin’ Crocus 17:21
  6. One Of The Boys 21:23
  7. Soft Ground 28:10
  8. Ready For Love – After Lights 31:29
  9. Sea Diver 38:17


Verden Allen — organ, backing vocals
David Bowie — saxophone, backing vocals[citation needed]
Dale “Buffin” Griffin — drums
Ian Hunter — guitar, piano, keyboards, vocals
Mick Ralphs — guitar, backing vocals
Pete Overend Watts — bass

Mott the Hoople - All the Young Dudes

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