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Old 05-20-2007, 05:54 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Spasticus Autisticus: The Ian Dury Thread

Anybody here like this genius of a man? I wish I could've seen him live! (died in 2000) This dude was amazing, he had Polio since he was about 7 and would sometimes fall over on stage, unable to get up and keep shouting at the microphone while other people stood him up! For those of you who don't know him, check out "New Boots and Panties!!!" or "4000 Weeks Holiday"
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Old 05-21-2007, 01:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Great man.

Some of his poetry was pretty good too.
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Old 05-21-2007, 03:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Old 05-21-2007, 04:39 PM   #4 (permalink)
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"a love affair with Nina in the back of my Cortina, a seasoned-up hyena couldn't have been more obscener".

This should be in punk. Although putting it in there wouldn't do this man real justice.
The punks loved him and his band the Blockheads.
Wonderful range of songs, all with amazing lyrics.
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Old 05-21-2007, 07:58 PM   #5 (permalink)
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"a love affair with Nina in the back of my Cortina, a seasoned-up hyena couldn't have been more obscener".

This should be in punk. Although putting it in there wouldn't do this man real justice.
The punks loved him and his band the Blockheads.
Wonderful range of songs, all with amazing lyrics.
Not quite punk, but your right on. He had some awesome punk songs.

Is the song you quoted (Billericay ****ie) on an add in your country? It's the tune to "Spray and Wipe" (disinfectant) in Australia and has been for years.
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Old 06-24-2007, 06:34 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Ian Dury=genius. So many good tracks' it's hard to know where to start.
Get it down yer and don't tell me it isn't class!
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Old 06-24-2007, 11:35 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah! Another believer.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:00 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Default Ian Dury and the Blockheads


I did a search and can't believe that there is no thread for one of the U.K's greatest artists and lyricists? Taking aside the fact that he had Polio, the guy had a complete fuck you attitude with a band that backed him to the hilt with a funky sound that took in everything from music hall to Punk and still sounds like nothing else out there.

Ian Dury is a national treasure.


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The album new Boots and Panties is essential.

EDIT: Scratch that. Just found a thread.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:28 PM   #9 (permalink)
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* Rock 'n' Roll singer Buddy Holly
* Little Richard's 1956 hit Good Golly Miss Molly
* Hammersmith Palais, London as immortalized in The Clash's song (White Man) in Hammersmith Palais.
* The Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow, Russia
* British automobile company Scammell Lorries (specifically their 18-wheeler lorry)
* Equal voting rights for men and women
* Piccadilly Circus, London
* The genitalia ('Fanny Smith and Willy')
* The breakfast cereal porridge oats
* Generosity and politeness
* Yellow socks
* Carrot juice
* Wine
* Elvis (Presley) and Scotty (Moore), his guitarist
* Going to the toilet
* A cure for Smallpox
* The National Health Service's free glasses (known for being unattractive and amusing to look at)
* Rent boys and Prostitutes ('Gigolos and Brasses')
* Smoking a bong (lighting up the chalice)
* Skiffle singer Wee Willie Harris
* Steven Biko (though more likely the anti-apartheid movement and other positive outcomes of his struggle and death)
* Jamaican trombonist Rico Rodriguez who would go on to play with Coventry band The Specials the same year as Reasons to be Cheerful's release
* Comedians the Marx Brothers ('Harpo, Groucho, Chico')
* British sandwich Ploughman's lunch ('Cheddar cheese and pickle')
* British motorcycle manufacturer Vincent Motorcycles (Dury always pronounced Motorcycle 'Motorsickle')
* Sex ('slap and tickle')
* American Comedian Woody Allen
* Famous Spanish painter Salvador Dali
* The popular song Volare
* Soul singer Smokey Robinson
* Being released from solitary confinement in prison ('Coming out of chokey')
* Nudity
* Saxophonist John Coltrane, specifically his soprano saxophone playing.
* Italian Singer/Songwriter Adriano Celentano
* 1940s and 50s film actor Bonar Colleano
* Self education ("something nice to study")

I'd add Ian Dury to that list.
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^What is that, a list of awesome things?

Anyways, I'll for sure be checking this stuff out... the new movie looks crazy.
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