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Funky Disco Pops!,
This review is from: Lord Upminster (Audio CD)
This album came out of the disintegration of the Blockheads. Much of the blame for that was due to Dury himself who, it has been said, burned his bridges whist he was still standing on them. He did not handle his rise to stardom very well but against the odds he managed, with the help of Chaz Jankel and Sly & Robbie, to pull together a rather wonderful album. Sure it doesn't contain the same level of brilliant wordplay as we had become used to on his Blockheads albums but amongst my circle this album was greeted with enthusiasm at the time. It has long been a source of sorrow that this album has spent so much time unavailable in the intervening years. So here it is with bonus track and what a welcome return it is too. I notice that some, so called, music magazines have given this a rather lukewarm reception, this just proves how dreadful they are. This is not just Spasticus (Autisticus) with a few other tunes. Okay so that song does still have the power to knock you off you feet a bit; should I be offended or outraged by the lyrics? Well no, it is an attempt seize power back for people living with disability; in other words to empower them and for my money that is worth celebrating. A greta album by a great man, with a little help from his friends.