CHEESE FACTOR*: 0/10
"And I'm Ian. And guess what? Oi! I wanna be straight!"
What's left to say about Ian Dury? Not much, especially if you've read the excellent biography by Richard Balls. The man wasn't a song writer, he was a poet of the highest order, creating unique rhymes within the framework of music. He should have been made the Poet Laureate or given a knighthood for his services to poetry while the chance was there, such was his talent.
I have several Dury songs on the MP3 player and all are classics. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll. The totally un-singable Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part III (and if you think I'm joking then just try to sing it, it's probably one of the best songs ever of it's type and flows with with rhyming slang that borders on tongue twisting of the highest order). There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards. Sweet Gene Vincent. The list…