Opening the iTunes Store.If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop.Progress Indicator
Opening the iBooks Store.If iBooks doesn't open, click the iBooks app in your Dock.Progress Indicator

iTunes is the world's easiest way to organize and add to your digital media collection.

We are unable to find iTunes on your computer. To preview and buy music from All the Young Dudes (Live) by Mott the Hoople, download iTunes now.

Do you already have iTunes? Click I Have iTunes to open it now.

I Have iTunes Free Download
iTunes for Mac + PC

All the Young Dudes (Live)

Open iTunes to preview, buy and download music.

Album Review

First of all, it needs to be pointed out that this recording is not the 1972 classic by Ian Hunter and the boys, nor the Mott the Hoople three-CD box set released in 1998 both entitled All the Young Dudes. Rather, this is a collection of popular Mott songs like "Honaloochie Boogie," "All the Way From Memphis" and "Roll Away the Stone" re-recorded with anonymous personnel posing as Mott the Hoople (without authorization) coupled with five original tracks penned by Gerry Chapman and ex-Animal Danny McCulloch. It has been reported that those two individuals are at the center of this scam. A scam because this (and other recordings) was marketed as a Mott the Hoople reunion in which they perform their old standards. From a musical standpoint this group of shadow musicians do a fairly good Mott impersonation, although they do exude a discernable sterility. The saxophone player more closely resembles David Sanborn poppiness than the original Andy Mackay and David Bowie sax lines. Vocally, this singer sounds more like a poor Huey Lewis impersonator (replete with British accent) than an Ian Hunter clone. The original tunes are decent but the method by which they were released is unconscionable, sullying the reputation and minimizing the contribution of one of rock & roll's classic bands.


Formed: 1969 in London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s

Mott the Hoople were one of the great also-rans in the history of rock & roll. Though Mott scored a number of album rock hits in the early '70s, the band never quite broke through into the mainstream. Nevertheless, their nasty fusion of heavy metal, glam rock, and Bob Dylan's sneering hipster cynicism provided the groundwork for many British punk bands, most notably the Clash. At the center of Mott the Hoople was lead vocalist/pianist Ian Hunter, a late addition to the band who developed into its...
Full bio