Thursday, April 26, 2007

Not So Young Dude

Kool Moe Dee called. He wants his glasses back.

Ian Hunter recorded 'All The Young Dudes' 35 years ago with his band Mott The Hoople after receiving it from David Bowie. The story, according to Wikipedia goes:

"Regarded as one of glam rock's anthems, the song originated after Bowie came into contact with Mott the Hoople's bassist Pete "Overend" Watts and learned that the band was ready to split due to continued lack of commercial success. When Mott rejected his first offer of a composition, "Suffragette City" (from The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars), Bowie purpose-designed and wrote "All the Young Dudes" in short order, allegedly on the floor of a London flat in front of the band's lead singer, Ian Hunter."
As leader of MOTT THE HOOPLE and highly renowned solo artist, IAN HUNTER has produced a matchless repertoire of music combining homage, honesty and killer hooks. He was one of the toughest and most inventive writers of the early 70s paving the way for punk rock with his thought provoking and gritty songs. As a solo performer he has also succeeded with an eclectic catalogue of superbly intelligent albums and a dedicated following.

Album release date: 4th June 07

First ever UK acoustic shows:

13th May - GLASGOW - King Tuts - SOLD OUT
14th May - BIRMINGHAM - Glee Club - SOLD OUT
15th May - LONDON - The Pigalle Club - SOLD OUT

Full band dates now confirmed for October 2007:

20th – GLASGOW - Fruitmarket
21st – NEWCASTLE - Carling Academy
23rd – OXFORD - Zodiac
24th – LIVERPOOL - Carling Academy 2
25th – BILSTON - Robin2
26th – SOUTHAMPTON - The Brook
28th – LONDON - Sheperds Bush Empire
30th – BRIGHTON - Komedia


Ian Hunter turns 68 on June 3rd. Not so young.

Mott the Hoople
All The Young Dudes

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