Your favourite Ian Dury & The Blockheads song

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

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#2
"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.
 
#9
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.
 
#10
Kropotkin said:
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.
Blockheads are still around though - I saw them at Linton Festival last year, and even without Ian Dury they remain a class act.
 
#12
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
LIVE ON!!
 

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