You Are Awful (But I Like You) – Dick Emery (1972)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, You Are Awful (But I Like You)  by Dick Emery. The record was released in 1972 on the Pye record label and has been reworked into the silhouette of a loving heart.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Dick Emery, 70s Novelty Records, Classic Comedians or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: You Are Awful (But I Like You)
Media Artist/s: Dick Emery
Record Label: Pye
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Pop / Novelty

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Dick Emery – The Artist/s

Richard Gilbert Emery (19 February 1915 – 2 January 1983) was an English comedian and actor.. His broadcasting career began on radio in the 1950s, and his self-titled television series ran from 1963 to 1981. In addition to appearing in several films Emery also recorded several novelty records, most notably “If You Love Her”, which reached number 32 in 1969, and “You Are Awful”, which just missed the top 40 in 1973.

You Are Awful (But I Like You) – The Song

‘You Are Awful (But I Like You)’ is a novelty pop song written by Bill Martin and Phil Coulter for the comedian Dick Emery. You are Awful (But I Like You) is a catch phrase that became popular with him as it was repeated in many of his comic sketches. Most notably used by a character called Mandy who was a busty blond who was forever misunderstanding the interviewers questions so that she always assumed it had a suggestive, sexual connotation. Her reaction would be to deliver the obligatory punchline “Ooh, you are awful, but I like you” which was delivered with a slightly less than playful punch to the interviewer’s shoulder. 

The Heart   – The Shape

This record has been modelled into a loving heart. The heart shape and its meaning has evolved over hundreds of years. Nowadays it means love but before the 13th and 14th centuries it was generally drawn for decorative purposes. People at that time thought of our hearts as books of memory and believed feelings for the beloved were somehow written on your heart.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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