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Briano 8:02 Sun Mar 15
Ian dury
Tribute on BBC radio 6 now

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billywhitehorse 2:19 Fri Mar 20
Re: Ian dury
Remembered something else.

Was watching the Kilburns in the Hope and Anchor in Islington once and noticed a small group of people who appeared quite different to everyone else with an older man who seemed to be in charge.

That group of people was the Sex Pistols before they existed.
Johnny Rotten claimed that he wasn't influenced by Ian Dury.
All he ever did was a tenth rate impression by someone with zero talent.

Far Cough 8:35 Thu Mar 19
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oioi 9:37 Wed Mar 18
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I photographed him once, best pic was b/w c/u, uplighting, black coat, black hat, white face, heavy eyeliner, with his hanky covering the mic. Think it was during My Old Man. NME used it.



Sweet Gene Vincent?

Peckham 11:36 Wed Mar 18
Re: Ian dury
Razzle in my pocket. Genius.
Poo Poo in the Prawn

The Stoat 10:01 Wed Mar 18
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oioi 9:31 Wed Mar 18

Correct on both supports mate

I have photographed the current line up of the Blockheads a couple of times and recently got the double live album that was recorded at the Gants Hill gig and got those on it to sign it ;-)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIiEXi0w0W0

oioi 9:37 Wed Mar 18
Re: Ian dury
I photographed him once, best pic was b/w c/u, uplighting, black coat, black hat, white face, heavy eyeliner, with his hanky covering the mic. Think it was during My Old Man. NME used it.

oioi 9:31 Wed Mar 18
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The Stoat 10:26 Tue Mar 17

I was at both of those gigs. I think Selector were support at the sobell gig. Can't remember gants hill support, maybe Matumbi

Far Cough 7:45 Wed Mar 18
Re: Ian dury
a strange looking giant who seemed to be wearing trousers belonging to the midget etc.



ag ag ag

billywhitehorse 6:59 Wed Mar 18
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I saw Kilburn and the High Roads many times from either 1972 or 1973. I'd heard about them and went to a pub in Finchley to see them.

I was queuing outside the room where bands would play and this homeless man came in off the street. He appeared to possibly have drug / alcohol / mental health problems so people in the queue made space for him to squeeze past.

He was a small bloke but looked a bit dangerous.
He went in to the bar where the band were setting up and I thought he would get chucked straight back out, but didn't return.

Only when the band came on later did I find out that it was Ian Dury. The band were really strange. A black drummer with crutches, midget, a strange looking giant who seemed to be wearing trousers belonging to the midget etc.

For the next year or two I would go and see the Kilburns almost every week. Highlights included Ian stopping in the middle of a song as I appeared to be leaving. He did this by singing a line from one of his other songs 'Whassa matter, dontcha like it ear?' I let him know I was only off for a piss to which he replied something witty that I have forgotten.

A low light would be getting covered in flying broken glass at a gig at Trent Park College. Ian and his guitarist Keith Lucas were off their tits and starting kicking all the beer glasses on the front of the stage back into the audience.

I still have my Rough Kids badge with barbed wire next to my desk at home.

Aalborg Hammer 12:41 Wed Mar 18
Re: Ian dury
You always got value for money at Blockheads gigs…one time,a Rock-a-Billy band called Whirlwind kicked off followed by Matumbe (sp?) a reggae band and ,just before Ian Dury came on,he introduced Max Wall
who started going through his act until someone shouted “Get off the stage,you ol’ cunt!( or words to that effect) – Dury same out absolutely hopping mad and demanded the little bastard was bought up on stage where he got shamed !
Always threw packets of fags and presents into the crowd along with assorted toys..I found myself standing next to Lemmy for a few songs before he joined the band on stage,,,the man is sadly missed.

Alfie 2:06 Wed Mar 18
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Mr Dury managed to be one of your own - a poet - an artist - an outsider - a piss artist - an icon - a rogue - a front man - a piss taker - a laureate - a spasticus autisticus - all at fucking once.

Some break the mould & some aint even ' fit innable' to the mould

Dury was never near no mould mate.

wd40 1:58 Wed Mar 18
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You're More Than Fair!

wd40 1:56 Wed Mar 18
Re: Ian dury
Cant sing ?
what a strange thing to say must be comparing him along side Val Doonican ,Harry Secombe and Abba.
very very strange.


Sweet Gene Vincent is a master piece.

The Stoat 10:26 Tue Mar 17
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I worked at one of his gigs at the Sobell centre in Finsbury Park

His gig at Gants Hill Odeon was memorable including the stage colalapse

HairyHammer 6:51 Tue Mar 17
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chim chim cha boo 5.04

Ian Dury admitted many times that he was not a singer that he sort of spoke the words.
Obviously he could sing but I would say he could speak sing in tune brilliantly rather than sing conventionally ie hitting different lengthy notes in tune as most singers do.

eusebiovic 12:10 Tue Mar 17
Re: Ian dury
One of my favourites...

I always put on the Blockheads to cheer me up...those lyrics never fail me.

A definitive doc is coming out soon...they are currently in post-production

Far Cough 9:53 Tue Mar 17
Re: Ian dury
ag ag ag ag

lowermarshhammer 9:50 Tue Mar 17
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Our Father
Who art in Hendon
Harrow Road be Thy name
Thy Kingston come
Thy Wimbledon
In Erith as it is in Hendon
Give us this day our Berkhampstead
And forgive us our Westminsters
As we forgive those who Westminster against us
Lead us not into Temple Station
And deliver us from Ealing
For thine is the Kingston
The Purley and the Crawley
For Iver and Iver
Crouch End

chim chim cha boo 5:13 Tue Mar 17
Re: Ian dury
'The animal source of the latest outbreak has not yet been identified, but the original host is thought to be bats.

Bats were not sold at the Wuhan market but may have infected live chickens or other animals sold there.

Another uncorroborated extrapolation currently being explored by WHO (either the World Health Organisation or West Ham Online) is that the disease originated in Kent (GB) when a Heron got fucked up the bum-bum by a local angry man.

chim chim cha boo 5:04 Tue Mar 17
Re: Ian dury
You might as well say that Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen or Johnny Rotten weren't singers too. Maybe even Frank Sinatra, you X-Factor loving idiots.

It's fucking nonsense.

HairyHammer 4:59 Tue Mar 17
Re: Ian dury
gank

I won't have that, he was a very talented man not a singer I grant you, but his lyrics were actually quite brilliant, and in my mind he was an original too.
The man was a decent artist and poet as well.

chim chim cha boo 4:52 Tue Mar 17
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Absolute bollocks Gank. ABSOLUTE bollocks.

Stick to kicking Herons.

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