Label: Crimson - CRIMCDD303 • Format: 2x, CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Folk Rock
They were most notable as creators and performers of a musical style labelled rockney a portmanteau of rock and cockneywhich mixes "pub singalong, music-hall humour, boogie-woogie piano and pre- Beatles rock 'n' roll". They also had nine charting albums. In October they released That's What Happenstheir first studio album in 18 years. Charles Nicholas "Chas" Hodges and David Victor "Dave" Peacock Tenderly - Santo & Johnny - Sleepwalk in but the duo only started writing songs together in Burt joined the duo in as a drummer, and although they were in fact a trio since, the duo of Hodges and Peacock remained the main focus of the band.
In earlya song from their first album "Woortcha! The word "rabbit" comes from the Cockney rhyming slang rabbit and pork meaning talk. It was also used in a television commercial for Courage Bitter. They also recorded " Tottenham, Tottenham " inand Tottenham Hotspur were victorious in both of these finals.
This song departed from their usual style and was a slower-paced break-up ballad, with strings added to the usual piano, drum and bass sound. The official video featured the orchestra backing the band. They also created the theme Schatsi - Rhythm Machine and incidental music for the children television show Bangers and Mashand recorded the title theme for Crackerjack!
It is reported that it took him a quarter of a century to write. It was Knees Up Mother Brown - Chas N Dave* - Chas n Daves Double Bubble in September that the pair would no longer be working together as Peacock planned to retire Masters Of War - Amon Amarth - The Crusher the band following the death Outpost - Various - The Northern Conspiracy, Volume 1 his wife Sue.
In Octoberthey released That's What Happenstheir first studio album in 18 years. On 7 August they played at the annual Cropredy Festival near Banbury.
In December they took their traditional Christmas show to the Hammersmith Apollo. Their musical style is called rockney combining " rock " and " cockney ", a word Hodges coined in He said: . I was singing in an American accent.
I thought, 'You're being a fraud, you should sing in your own accent', and that's when I started to work on the idea. He then contacted Peacock about the possibility of forming a band performing songs in their natural voice. He first developed the style by speaking the lyrics out loud in his natural spoken accent and phrasing after he had written them. The melody was then added to the words so that his natural voice comes out when singing instead of an imitation American accent.
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