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All the Young Dudes: Mott the Hoople and Ian Hunter : The Official Biography

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This, the official biography of Mott The Hoople, traces their formation and their inevitable rise to international stardom. Author Campbell Devine has successfully collaborated with Ian Hunter and members of "Mott" to create a biography devoid of borrowed information and recycled press clippings but instead new, sensational and humorous inside stories, controversial quote
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Paperback, 448 pages
Published October 1st 1999 by Cherry Red
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Dr. Detroit
Apr 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Sadly, with Mott the Hoople, all things must and have passed. At least until the reunion tour which, by the way, never came within shouting distance of this lunchpail burg back in 2013. To say I was disappointed is like Keith Richards with drowsy, nodding understatement telling you he “used to party a little.” I nearly wept. In the meantime, I wait with Biblical patience for Ian Hunter to put the band back together, on a mission from God. Don’t tell me to get a life. I already tried that.

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Robert
Sep 06, 2014 added it
Endlessly fawning, allows everyone their say, and ultimately says nothing by saying everything. I finished reading it out of sheer perversion, then wanted to get rid of half my Mott and related LPs, I was so worn out by the details.

The author tips his cards early in the book when he let's slip his (low) opinion of "Punk". I guess he has no idea how important the Mott the Hoople records were to a bunch of kids that grew up to be ..."Punks".
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