""Apathy 83" (from the album All American Alien Boy) was about how rock got all messed up...The innocence is gone now and it's coke and corporates. I used the term Rock 'n' Roll as a substitute for innocence. There isn't any Rock 'n' Roll now, just the music of the young. Rock 'N' Roll with Little Richard and Fats Domino. It wasn't Soft Machine. You had the apathetic seventies and a lot of apathetic bands. Bowie is the only one who did anything."
Ian Hunter, cited in the liner notes of All American Alien Boy: 30th Anniversary Edition, 2006