History Music / IanDuryAndTheBlockheads

30th Aug '15 8:24:18 PM Exxolon
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-->"Hit me with your rhythm stick"
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-->"Hit me with your rhythm stick" Me With Your Rhythm Stick"
30th Aug '15 8:23:50 PM Exxolon
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->''Hit me with your rhythm stick,\\ Hit me, hit me.'' -->"Hit me with your rhythm stick"
7th Jun '15 10:46:48 AM SheledUmlal
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* ProtestSong: "Jack Shit George", which protested against "whiners".

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* ProtestSong: "Jack Shit George", which protested against "whiners".

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* ProtestSong: "Jack Shit George", which protested against "whiners".[[RebusBubble Rebus To Be Cheerful]]: An [[http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/05c805a6744dd03b2a718c58b1b64884.JPG advert for the single]] featured the lyrics with pictures over key mentions.
11th Nov '14 4:47:01 PM MarkLungo
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* RepurposedPopSong: The 2012 ParalympicGames opening ceremony used "Spasticus Autisticus" and "There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards".
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* RepurposedPopSong: The 2012 ParalympicGames UsefulNotes/ParalympicGames opening ceremony used "Spasticus Autisticus" and "There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards".
10th Nov '14 7:07:05 PM Patachou
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* PunkRock: The Blockheads' popularity peaked during punk and New Wave eras. Songs like "Plaistow Patricia" and "Blockheads" reflect the punk influence. After the original group broke up, Mick Gallagher and Norman Watt-Roy played with Music/TheClash on the ''Sandinista!'' album (apparently, they were promised co-writing credit on "The Magnificent Seven" but never actually got it).
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* PunkRock: The Blockheads' popularity peaked during punk and New Wave eras. Songs like "Plaistow Patricia" and "Blockheads" reflect the punk influence. After the original group broke up, Mick Gallagher and Norman Watt-Roy played with Music/TheClash on the ''Sandinista!'' ''Music/{{Sandinista}}!'' album (apparently, they were promised co-writing credit on "The Magnificent Seven" but never actually got it).
6th Oct '14 12:48:39 PM m8e
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Born in 1942, Ian Dury rose to fame in Britain in the 1970s. As front man, lead singer and lyricist of the Blockheads, one of the tightest backing bands of the time, he was a prominent performer in the PunkRock and early Music/NewWave eras of popular music.
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Born in 1942, Ian Dury rose to fame in Britain in the 1970s. As front man, lead singer and lyricist of the Blockheads, one of the tightest backing bands of the time, he was a prominent performer in the PunkRock and early Music/NewWave [[NewWaveMusic New Wave]] eras of popular music.
23rd Aug '14 9:37:38 AM Austin
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* ShoutOut: From "Spasticus Autisticus", [[Film/{{Spartacus}} "I'M]] [[IAmSpartacus SPASTICUS!"]]
26th Jul '14 3:17:04 PM Quag15
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* IAmSpartacus: From "Spasticus Autisticus", "I'M SPASTICUS!"
26th Jul '14 3:16:24 PM Quag15
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* IAmSpartacus: From "Spasticus Autisticus", "I'M SPASTICUS!"
25th Jul '14 12:21:07 PM MarkLungo
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In 1978, the band reached its peak with the top ten singles "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" and "Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3" as well as the hit album ''Do It Yourself''. However, Dury's drug-fueled, [[SmallNameBigEgo increasingly difficult]] behaviour during the recording sessions prompted Chaz Jankel to leave the Blockheads for a solo career in America. Teaming up with guitarist Wilko Johnson, the Blockheads couldn't match their earlier success with their next album, ''Laughter'', and officially disbanded. Having performed together sporadically in the eighties, the band reformed to play a series of benefit concerts in support of Charlie Charles after his diagnosis with cancer. In the mid-nineties, Dury himself was diagnosed with the same illness, galvanising him to release one last album; the critically acclaimed ''Mr. Love Pants'' in 1998, now joined by drummer Dylan Howe (son of Steve Howe of {{Yes}}) and the controversial Israeli saxophonist Gilad Atzmon. Unfortunately, Ian Dury died in 2000 before his next half-finished record was released.
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In 1978, the band reached its peak with the top ten singles "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" and "Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3" as well as the hit album ''Do It Yourself''. However, Dury's drug-fueled, [[SmallNameBigEgo increasingly difficult]] behaviour during the recording sessions sessions, fueled by alcohol and drugs, prompted Chaz Jankel to leave the Blockheads for a solo career in America. Teaming up with ex-Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson, the Blockheads couldn't match their earlier success with their next album, ''Laughter'', and officially disbanded. Having performed together sporadically in the eighties, the band reformed to play a series of benefit concerts in support of Charlie Charles after his diagnosis with cancer. In the mid-nineties, Dury himself was diagnosed with the same illness, galvanising him to release one last album; the critically acclaimed ''Mr. Love Pants'' in 1998, now joined by drummer Dylan Howe (son of Steve Howe of {{Yes}}) Music/{{Yes}}) and the controversial Israeli saxophonist Gilad Atzmon. Unfortunately, Ian Dury died in 2000 before his next half-finished record was released.

* CarefulWithThatAxe: Dance Of The Screamers features some pretty horrifying screams. * DontExplainTheJoke: Ian Dury's contribution to 1981's International Year Of Disabled Persons, ''Spasticus Autisticus'', was banned from BBC airplay for being offensive - they weren't aware of Dury's [[NWordPrivileges polio-afflicted disabilities]]. * DualWielding: ''Hit Me With You Rhythm Stick'' famously features Davey Payne playing two saxophones simultaneously.
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* CarefulWithThatAxe: Dance Of The Screamers "Dance of the Screamers" features some pretty horrifying screams. * DontExplainTheJoke: Ian Dury's contribution to 1981's International Year Of Disabled Persons, ''Spasticus Autisticus'', "Spasticus Autisticus"', was banned from BBC airplay for being offensive - they weren't aware of Dury's [[NWordPrivileges polio-afflicted disabilities]]. * DualWielding: ''Hit "Hit Me With You Your Rhythm Stick'' Stick" famously features Davey Payne playing two saxophones simultaneously.

* GratuitousForeignLanguage: ''Hit Me With Your Rhythmstick'' contains lines in German and (maybe) French. * IntercourseWithYou: ''Wake Up, and Make Love With Me'' though the act itself isn't described as "what happens next is private, it's also very rude". * JukeboxMusical. Apples, to its misfortune. The songs are really good. The play was really poor. * ListSong: ''Reasons to be Cheerful, Pt. 3'', which Dury later claimed was the first proper rap song. * ProtestSong: ''Jack Shit George'', which protested against 'whiners'.
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* GratuitousForeignLanguage: ''Hit "Hit Me With Your Rhythmstick'' Rhythm Stick" contains lines in German and (maybe) French. * IntercourseWithYou: ''Wake Up, Up and Make Love With Me'' Me" though the act itself isn't described as "what happens next is private, it's also very rude". * JukeboxMusical. Apples, ''Apples'', to its misfortune. The songs are really good. The play was really poor. * ListSong: ''Reasons "Reasons to be Cheerful, Pt. 3'', 3", which Dury later claimed was the first proper rap song. * ProtestSong: ''Jack "Jack Shit George'', George", which protested against 'whiners'."whiners".

* PunkRock: The Blockheads' popularity peaked during punk and New Wave eras. Songs like ''Plaistow Patricia'' and ''Blockheads'' reflect the punk influence. After the original group broke up, Mick Gallagher and Norman Watt-Roy played with TheClash on the ''Sandanista!'' album (apparently, they were promised writing credit on ''The Magnificent Seven'' but never actually got it). * RepurposedPopSong: The 2012 ParalympicGames opening ceremony used ''Spasticus Autisticus'' and ''There aint half been some clever bastards'' * RockStarSong: ''What A Waste'' and ''Sex & Drugs and & Rock & Roll''.
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* PunkRock: The Blockheads' popularity peaked during punk and New Wave eras. Songs like ''Plaistow Patricia'' "Plaistow Patricia" and ''Blockheads'' "Blockheads" reflect the punk influence. After the original group broke up, Mick Gallagher and Norman Watt-Roy played with TheClash Music/TheClash on the ''Sandanista!'' ''Sandinista!'' album (apparently, they were promised writing co-writing credit on ''The "The Magnificent Seven'' Seven" but never actually got it). * RepurposedPopSong: The 2012 ParalympicGames opening ceremony used ''Spasticus Autisticus'' "Spasticus Autisticus" and ''There aint half been some clever bastards'' "There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards". * RockStarSong: ''What A Waste'' "What a Waste" and ''Sex "Sex & Drugs and & Rock & Roll''.Roll".
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