Wednesday, 11 August 2010


Hot, tight set from The Blockheads in their prime.

Captured by the BBC during the band's promotion of New Boots and Panties, this is a great reminder of what a dynamic and exciting band The Blockheads were; and listening to this: still are.

The set is only short (they shared the hour long programme with Dr. Feelgood [I was going to post their set, but they're Wilko-less, and hey, you know...]), but they manage to include a selection of unarguably Dury's finest songs.

And the man himself - of course - was on bangin' form.

Ian Dury and The Blockheads - Live, 1977.
Original broadcast 10/12/77, Sight and Sound in Concert, BBC.

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra
Wake Up and Make Love With Me
Clever Trever
Billericay Dickie
Sweet Gene Vincent

Excellent rip from DVD captured broadcast @320kbs
All your mind and body need here


Anonymous said...

Nice one Roy, just the ticket.


Anonymous said...

can't wait to hear this one mate... blockheads were always up there for me,seen them on ian durys last tour,. cheers.xx

roy rocket said...

I remember seeing this when originally broadcast back in 77.
Saw them at their first big reunion in 85 at Glastonbury.
The audience were so happy many of them threw mud; I don't think it was done with any malice, mere primitive enthusiasm.
Dury, understandably, didn't see it that way and hobbled off.
It took ages before he came back on.
Left us all standing in the pissin rain.
Great gig though...
Hope you're well, roy