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    07 Aug '08 08:574 edits
    "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" while unnervingly gay and bizaare sounds beautiful. I like Dury's voice, especially when he speaks French or verbally plays with British accents (maybe that's just his regular voice), but I listened to "Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll" and "Roll Over and Make Love With Me" and I was not impressed.

    Does this band have any other good songs?

    Here's a particularly good recording of it:

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    What kind of an accent does Dury have? That's not Cockney, but I don't know the names of any other English accents.
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    07 Aug '08 09:06
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" while unnervingly gay and bizaare sounds beautiful. I like Dury's voice, especially when he speaks French or verbally plays with British accents (maybe that's just his regular voice), but I listened to "Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll" and "Roll Over and Make Love With Me" and I was not impressed.

    Does this b ...[text shortened]... ry have? That's not Cockney, but I don't know the names of any other English accents.
    Wait, the video says he is cockney! But why then does use H's?
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    07 Aug '08 09:091 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung

    Does this band have any other good songs?

    What kind of an accent does Dury have? That's not Cockney, but I don't know the names of any other English accents.
    'Reasons to be Cheerful'. Maybe.

    You're better off with Devo.

    Ian Dury came from Harrow, went to school in High Wycombe -- isn't that where Sicilian Smaug comes from? -- so I guess it's a Buckinghamshire accent.

    He doesn't qualify as cockney.
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    07 Aug '08 09:191 edit
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    'Reasons to be Cheerful'. Maybe.

    You're better off with Devo.

    Ian Dury came from Harrow, went to school in High Wycombe -- isn't that where Sicilian Smaug comes from? -- so I guess it's a Buckinghamshire accent.

    He doesn't qualify as cockney.
    I'm not having luck finding [Buckinghamshire accent] on youtube.

    I particularly like the way he says "gardens" and "slowly", dragging out the vowels.

    "Cheerful" sounds good too in "Reasons to be Cheerful"
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    07 Aug '08 09:241 edit
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    I'm not having luck finding [Buckinghamshire accent] on youtube.

    I particularly like the way he says "gardens" and "slowly", dragging out the vowels.
    People talk about a 'Bucks' accent:
    http://www.livingarchive.org.uk/hidden/docs/accents4.html

    But that might be a thing of the past. Hope it works.
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    07 Aug '08 09:271 edit
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    People talk about a 'Bucks' accent:
    http://www.livingarchive.org.uk/hidden/docs/accents4.html

    But that might be a thing of the past. Hope it works.
    The "Ron Hockley" one sounds just right. So it's a "Bucks" accent then.

    EDIT - Not on youtube either.
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    07 Aug '08 09:41
    Originally posted by AThousandYoung
    The "Ron Hockley" one sounds just right. So it's a "Bucks" accent then.

    EDIT - Not on youtube either.
    Compare with a North London accent ...

    YouTube

    except she says North not Norf.
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    I don't know why (too much Biffa Bacon?) but the Geordie accent's probably my favourite:
    YouTube&feature=related
    YouTube&feature=related

    I can't find a decent South African one. Boring accent anyway 🙂

    The authenticity of many accents on YouTube is disputed ...
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    Dead. Good riddance.
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    07 Aug '08 19:041 edit
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    You're better off with Devo.
    You don't even know how much I tell myself this.

    (See my own Profile for proof)
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    08 Aug '08 07:47
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    Dead. Good riddance.
    That your epitaph?
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    08 Aug '08 07:48
    Originally posted by darvlay
    You don't even know how much I tell myself this.

    (See my own Profile for proof)
    Your judgement is impeccable, master.

    Can you explain to uzless the difference between listening to recorded music and attending a live show? I'm momentarily crippled by contempt.
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    08 Aug '08 08:19
    Originally posted by Bosse de Nage
    That your epitaph?
    You should be a stand up f^cking comedian, dude.
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    08 Aug '08 08:22
    Originally posted by shavixmir
    You should be a stand up f^cking comedian, dude.
    It's difficult to sit on your arris standing up.
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    Why 'unnervongly gay'. I don't think the late great Durt was either gay or homophobic.
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