Mott the Hoople: All the Young Dudes, 1972

While you may associate the song with the late David Bowie, rest his soul, he did in fact write it for Mott the Hoople exclusively, also appearing on their 1972 album of the same name (i.e. All the Young Dudes).

I was never a big fan (besides only ten at the time, for crying out loud). Actually, shortly thereafter one counted oneself among those ridiculing Mott the Hoople and other bands of that ilk. Looking at and listening to it today, on the other hand, is a different story altogether.

Nah …