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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Much Missed Great,
The songs are simply a joy to behold, catchy and infectious, and showcase a set of the most brilliantly witty and erudite lyrics to have emanated from Mr Dury's pen - and that's saying something, given what this modern poet has achieved on previous creations. There is not a weak song here, but my personal favourites would include opener Jack Shi.t George, where Dury dismembers the British education system in one of the most brilliant sequence of rhyming lyrics I've come across, all accompanied by the throbbing rhythm of the Blockheads magical sound. In The Passing Show, Dury seems to be (poignantly) paying tribute, whether for the band or himself personally, to past efforts, successful or otherwise. Honeysuckle Highway, whilst being a relatively straightforward, slow romantic lament is notable for being the album's lyrical highpoint, containing one of the greatest lines ever, namely, 'Cruising down carnality canal in my canoe can I canoodle?' Similarly, Geraldine is another lyrical and comedic gem, being a loving tribute to a sweetheart in the sandwich shop, 'My temperature rises and my pulses quicken when she gets cracking with the coronation chicken'. Musically, the highpoints for me are probably the two pulsating, up-tempo songs Itinerant Child (a tongue-in-cheek warning to society's rebellious youth) and Bed O' Roses No. 9 (a remorseful look at failed personal relationships).
Just a final mention of Dury's lyrics. Anyone who can get the words 'necromancy', 'daffodyllic', 'sybaritic', 'inamorata', 'schtumer', 'cojones' 'polenta' and 'Ponders End' into his songs demands respect. Ian, RIP.
Highly recommended listening.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Ian Dury's best album since 'New Boots & Panties',
All the songs are memorable with Dury's brilliantly crafted lyrics and The Blockheads in blistering form. Highlights are the hilarious 'Mash It Up Harry'; 'Jack Shit George', a scathing attack on the British education system and 'The Passing Show', a moving song about mortality.
'Mr Love Pants' is marvellous CD and an essential part of any Ian Dury collection.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Mr Love Pants,
By A Customer
This review is from: Mr Love Pants (Audio CD)Released shortly before Ian's untimely death, this is a fine return to true 'funky music hall' Blockheads form. The music's tight, the words are funny / poignant / well observed and stand as a true memorial to Mr Doo-er-y's genius and to the musicianship of his band.
If you loved New Boots for its wit and Do It Yourself for its funk, you'll love this too......
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars SADLY MISSED,
MR DURY'S LYRICS WERE WITTY,RUDE & CHARMING ALL AT THE SAME TIME THIS ALBUM IS A CLASSIC I FOR ONE MISS IAN DURY HE WAS A GENIUS A WONDERFUL PERFORMER & RECORDING ARTIST.YOU JUST NEED TO LISTEN TO THIS ALBUM TO KNOW WHY HE WAS GOOD.GOD BLESS YOU MR IAN DURY.
6 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Will make you laugh, cry and wish there was more to come.,
This review is from: Mr Love Pants (Audio CD)Depsite it's title, Mr Love Pants is a seriously good album. Ian's magnificently manufactured lyrics are always there, driven on by the tightest jazz rock you'll hear. The tracks are in turns ironic; they will make you laugh,cry but most of all wish there was more to come.
2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Essential Blockheads,
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't hesitate!,
7 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must have for appreciative Ian Dury Fans...,
I wouldn't say this album is Ian Dury's best album since New Boots & Panties because the guy reviewing above me obviously has about 2 albums of Ian's.
But this is certain a must have for any Ian dury fan.
It's catchy lyrics just continue to clarify that he never lost his touch.
It is different to past albums but then it should be...
If you feel you don't have enough Ian Dury music Buy this.
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