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Mott the Hoople: All the Young Dudes

Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 7 December 1972

Taking what does not belong to you is a crucial part of the process of creating rock & roll: Exploiting proven riffs, phrases and hooks, then adding a few twists of your own – that’s how it works and that’s how it’s always worked. Only nobody made a big thing about it until Mott the Hoople came along.

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