Friday, March 22, 2019

Ian Dury - Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3

1979. The late 1970s were really a time when anything could happen musically, and probably did. 

I'll let the real musicologists figure out who was influencing whom at this point. Musicians, let's face it, listen to everything and steal whatever is convenient and seems to work for them. There are times when music falls into certain patterns, and there are times where music is a crash of multiple hurricanes of sound where new patterns emerge. The late 1970s were of the crash variety, and the echoes of many experiments of the period are still with us today. 

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