Your favourite Ian Dury & The Blockheads song

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  1. Blockheads.
    'food particles ..in their teeth..what a horrible state their in!! '
    classic.
     
  2. OldSnowy

    OldSnowy LE Moderator Book Reviewer

    "Arrseholes, Bastards, F&cking C&nts and Pricks"

    My favourite opening song line, from "Plaistow Patiricia", I seem to recall. Classic tale of the dangers of susstance abuse, or something. Good tune, anyway.
     
  3. "What a Waste"
    ".................I could yawn and be reborn and watch the world glide by....................."

    "................I could be a writer with a growin reputation, I could be the ticket man at Fulham railway station"

    lyrical genius, definitely on a par with the Bard of Lancashire, John Cooper Clark.
     
  4. Any song from "New Boots And Panties"
    It was the first album I ever played (not including the Walt Disney ones!) My Mum had it in 1976 and I played it to death.

    Wake Up And Make Love To Me,Sweet Gene Vincent,Billericay Dicky and Clever Trevor all classics!
     
  5. Itinerant Child

    I took out all the seats and away I went
    it’s a right old banger and the chassis’ bent
    it’s got a great big peace sign across the back
    and most of the windos have been painted black

    the windshield’s cracked, it’s a bugger to drive
    it starts making smoke over forty-five
    it’s a phsychedelic nightmare with a million leaks
    it’s home-sweet-home to ssome sweet arse freaks

    slow down itinerant child, the road is full of danger
    slow down itinerant child, there’s no more ‘welcome, stanger’

    soon I was rumbling through the mornign fog
    with my long haired children and my one eyed dog
    with the trucks and the buses and the trailer-vans
    my long throw horns playing Steely Dan

    we straggled out for miles along the Beggar’s Hill
    when the word came donw that we’d lost Old Bill
    you can bet your boots i’m coming when the times are hard
    that’s why they keep my dossier at Scotland Yard

    slow down itinernat child, you’re still accelerating
    slow down itinerant child, the boys in blue were waiting
    itinernat child don’t do what your doing
    itinerant child you’d better slow down

    we drove into Happy Valley seeking peace and love
    with a lone helicopter hanging up above
    we didn’t realise untill we hit the feild
    there were four hundred cozzers holding riot sheilds

    they terrorized our babies and they broke our heads
    it’s a stone ******* miracle there’s no-one dead
    they turned my ramshackle home into a burning wreck
    my one-eyed dog got a broken neck

    slow down itinerant child, the road is full of danger
    slow down itinerant child, there’s no more ‘welcome, stanger’
    slow down itinernat child, you’re still accelerating
    slow down itinerant child, the boys in blue were waiting
     
  6. I was in Manchester, listening to Nicky Campbell (Radio 5 IIRC) when the news of his death came through, cue lots of blockhead music, WOT A WASTE.
     
  7. I'd go for the Rhythm Stick though that might be the after effects of too much sulphate and funkadelic.
     
  8. For a long time (and hopefully it remains a long time) I've said I want 'Reasons to be Cheerful (Part III)' to be played at my funeral.

    My biggest musical regret is never seeing and hearing the great man live - so close at Glastonbury when he had to call it off due to his declining health.
     
  9. Blockheads are still around though - I saw them at Linton Festival last year, and even without Ian Dury they remain a class act.
     
  10. This Is What We Find.
    Or
    I Want To Be Straight.
     
  11. Bed o' roses number 9.

    I've done a lot of things I wished I hadn'��t
    There's other things I never hope to do
    But sliding off the map in both directions
    Is the sorry mess i'��ve made of knowing you

    The anthem for all divorced blokes the world over!

    OR

    Poor Joey

    OR

    Mash it up Harry

    OR

    Jack Shit George

    All in all a fcuking huge loss to the music world, but in the recordings Ian and the [​IMG] LIVE ON!!