"rough around the ages"

Ann Burlingham ann at BURLINGHAMBOOKS.COM
Thu Jan 29 13:10:03 UTC 2009

On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 1:18 PM, Arnold Zwicky <zwicky at stanford.edu> wrote:

>   More punk than folk, Bragg's forcefully strummed guitar and rough-
> around-the- ages vocals (not to mention thick Cockney accent) belie
> his keen sense of ...
> www.fegmania.org/archives/fegmaniax/2005/v14.n261

Of course I can't let my Billy Bragg obsession pass - Cockney? Or
other? I'm willing to believe, but I also think USAns often think any
working class British accent = Cockney.

By the way, I have the boxed sets of Bragg now. *sigh*

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