IAN DURY Released His Cockney Music Hall Punk Debut ‘NEW BOOTS AND PANTIES!!’ 45 Years Ago

Back in time

1 October 2022

Artist: IAN DURY
Harrow, 12 May 1942 – Londen, 27 March 2000
(His fab band ‘The Blockheads’ formed ‘officially’ a month
after the LP’s release, therefore only Dury was credited)

Anniversary 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!: Unique voice, top razzle-dazzle tunes,
and weirdo stories (which I only could fully understand after
a speed course ‘Learn cockney in 48 hours). Sublime!

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

– WAKE UP AND MAKE LOVE WITH ME –

– SWEET GENE VINCENT –

– BLOCKHEADS –

Full album stream on Spotify.

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IAN DURY: Website – Facebook – Discography

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