What a great album. One of my all-time favourites.
Going back in sonic history…
29 September 2017
Artist: IAN DURY (his fab band ‘The Blockheads’ formed ‘officially’
a month after the LP’s release, therefore only Dury was credited)
Album: NEW BOOTS AND PANTIES!!
Released: 30 September 1977 – 40 years ago…
Note: notorious single ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll‘ was not on the first pressings of the LP
Roy Carr wrote in NME: “It’s impossible to bag Ian Dury, except to say that he has taken the essence of the Cockney music hall and utilised rock as a contemporary means of expression.
On occasions, Ray Davies has dallied with a similar approach, but Dury has none of the self-conscious pretensions that Davies exposed in his flawed ‘Flash Harry’ caricature. Ian Dury feels no need to adopt a transatlantic voice to comply with his subject matter, preferring to deliver ribald and bittersweet monologues…
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