"Bowie gave me the knowledge of what Mott was: he was shivering and shaking when he came to see us...he thought I was the ace butch of all time and the band were like, one false move and he'd get smacked. I watched the confidence he had, and my confidence grew with it. He wrote "All The Young Dudes" and produced it. Full stop".
Ian Hunter, Mott The Hoople 1974 Autumn Tour Programme