MoleMania
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Join date: Jan 2008
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#1
Somebody tell if this belongs elsewhere (maybe punk?), but I think Ian Dury and his crew don't get nearly enough credit for their pure awesomeness. I just did i search on the forums and there are pretty much no threads about them, so I figure it's time for one! :p


What I love about him is the pure lyrical genius that goes on in all his songs, often crude but pulled off very well in the end. I also LOVE the bass lines.

RIP Mr Dury
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Join date: Jun 2004
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#2
I like sex and drugs and rock n' roll. The other stuff I heard sounds very disco-y. There's a movie about his life too. Anybody know if it's worth a watch?
MoleMania
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#3
I've seen it, and I recommend it purely for the experience. It kinda skims past some parts of his life, and focuses more on the personal side of things, but it's good. And yeah, a lot of his songs are quite different, lol. He's hard to categorize.
Seyda
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#4
Norman-Watt-Roy is a bass god, and Ian is a ****ing lyrical genius.
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#5
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Somebody tell if this belongs elsewhere (maybe punk?)
Time period fits. Not sure if the music does as I'm not familiar, but I'll leave this here anyway.

Carry on.
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MoleMania
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#6
^Cool.

Norman is a beast at his bass. Even on the more mainstream stuff he's always rocking playing great bass lines. Anyone got favourite songs? Mine are Blockheads, Sweet Gene Vincent, what a waste, This is what we find and I want to be straight (Love the bass on that one).
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#7
Mine would have to be "wake up and make love to me" "Hit me with your rhythm stick" and "Spasticus Autisticus".
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