Oct 06 2012 ∞
“ After Bowie gave this song to Mott the Hoople, dudes entered the rock vocabulary as a synonym for ‘the kids,’ though it was so linked to the seventies that it has only been used ironically since then. And even in 1972, the ‘boogaloo’ was a dance craze that was strictly passe. If the boogaloo dudes did indeed carry the news, they may have been reading yesterday’s papers, to quote another band.
— Peter Doggett close-reads “All the Young Dudes” in The Man Who Sold the World: David Bowie and the 1970s