Listening to drive time radio on the commute home tonight, I heard Social Distortion and Led Zep (no Christmas music for me ) and then ‘All the Young Dudes’ by Mott the Hoople (written by David Bowie of course).
OK, you classic rock fans know the ending - the chorus ‘All the Young Dudes, Carry the News, Boogaloo Dudes’ is repeatedly sung while the lead signer (Ian Hunter?) goes off on a rant about bringing some guy w/ glasses down to the front (apparently the guy’s friends drag him down against his will) and then do something that he wanted to do for years… OK, what?
The Wiki on the song glosses over this with the statement “and calls to an imaginary audience” and no further mention - so what is the backstory?
(I understand it was a studio recording, so there was no real audience, and hence no guy in glasses to drag to the front).
I wanted to know this for years…OK, that was a groaner