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A privalige to watch Dury and the Blockheads...
on 15 April 2013
I was fortunate enough to see Ian Dury and the Blockheads in their second to last gig before his sad passing, and I was desperate to see more footage from their early days. This doesn't disappoint. The opening riff of Sex & Drugs & Rock'n'Roll is almost worth the dvd cost alone! The Blockheads are very much on form and Ian is as charismatic as ever. As it was recorded in '78 it's not a 'greatest hits' collection but a live performance of pretty much the whole of the 'New Boots and Panties' record. I think Ian struggles to get much of a 'one to one' with the audience at times, as it's filmed in Germany and it feels as though a lot of the wit and clever word play maybe slightly lost on a large portion of the audience! Overall this is a great dvd and bit of a masterclass for any musician or budding lyricist. Watch out for Norman Watt-Roy on the bass, outstanding! The dvd was swiftly delivered and well packaged. All in all, very pleased and happy to recommend this to any Dury & Blockheads fans.