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Thread #172197 Message #4167874
Posted By: Long Firm Freddie
18-Mar-23 - 06:54 AM
Thread Name: Discussion: Ian Dury
Subject: RE: Discussion: Ian Dury
There's a genre known as Post Punk that has been defined as follows:
"Post-punk music is an offshoot of punk rock that embraces greater ambition in terms of harmony, melody, rhythm, and lyrical content while retaining punk energy and urgency."
I've recently been along to see a gig with three such bands and indeed there is fine musicianship plus humour mixed in with environmentalist and anti-establishment lyrics. All for £10 on a Sunday afternoon at the famous Half Moon, Putney, so home in time for the Antiques Roadshow!
I remember hearing Ian Dury being interviewed on radio - he called the DJ a "diamond" for playing the latest release, and when asked if he and the Blockheads were New Wave he replied "Nah, we're permanent wave!"