Anniversary Albums – IAN DURY Released His Cockney Music Hall Punk Debut ‘NEW BOOTS AND PANTIES!!’ 40 Years Ago…

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 in the tone of voice he was born with. Whether or not you buy New Boots and Panties at least make hearing the album a priority…”

Turn Up The Volume! says: unique voice, impressive razzle-dazzle tunes and crazy stories (which I only could fully understand after a speed course ‘learn cockney in 48 hours‘) – his best ever achievement…

Three Top Tracks: Wake Up And Make Love With Me / Sweet Gene Vincent / Blockheads…

* WAKE UP AND MAKE LOVE WITH ME (lyrics video) – this gem hasn’t aged one bit

* SWEET GENE VINCENT cracking rocker

* BLOCKHEADSArrrrrrrrrggghhhhhhhhhh

Full album…

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IAN DURY: Website – Facebook – Discography


R.I.P. legend… (Harrow, 12 May 1942 – Londen, 27 March 2000)