The hero of The Last of the High Kings is leaving school as the film begins. To mark his release, he doesn't stuff the toilets with tissue paper or urinate up against the staff-room window like any normal boy. Instead, Frankie Griffin Jared Leto and his mates conduct a sacrifice on a hillside, burning first their ties, then their shirts and then their trousers, until they are hopping around the makeshift bonfire in their underpants like teenage Satanists. They think that leaving school is the beginning of their freedom. And the soundtrack, blasting out Thin Lizzy, appears to concur.
Produced by Bowie, he gave the song to the band after they rejected Bowie's " Suffragette City ". Bowie would subsequently record the song himself. Regarded as an anthem of glam rock , the song has received acclaim and was a commercial success. Regarded as one of glam rock 's anthems,   the song originated after Bowie came into contact with Mott the Hoople's bassist Peter Watts and learned that the band was ready to split due to continued lack of commercial success. When the band rejected his first offer of a composition, " Suffragette City " which later appeared on The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars , Bowie wrote "All the Young Dudes" in short order especially for them, allegedly sitting cross-legged on the floor of a room in London's Regent Street , in front of the band's lead singer, Ian Hunter. With its dirge -like music, youth suicide references and calls to an imaginary audience, the song bore similarities to Bowie's own " Rock 'n' Roll Suicide ", the final track from Ziggy Stardust.