Ian Dury & the Blockheads

(London Jun 76 – early 82)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 7″ (Stiff, BUY-17) released Aug 77
Tracks: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Razzle in my pocket

New Boots & Panties!! LP (Stiff, SEEZ-4) released Sep 77
Tracks: Wake Up And Make Love With Me, Sweet Gene Vincent, I’m Partial To Your Abracadabra, My Old Man, Billericay Dickie, Clevor Trever, If I Was With A Woman, Blockheads, Plaistow Patricia, Blackmail Man

Sweet Gene Vincent 7″ (Stiff, BUY-23) released Nov 77. *by Ian Dury & the Kilburns
Tracks: Sweet Gene vincent, You’re more than fair*

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 7″ (Stiff, FREEBIE-1) released Dec 77. *by Ian Dury & the Kilburns
Tracks: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Two Steep hills*, England’s Glory (live)*

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 12″ (Stiff, 750 004) released 77, France, *by Ian Dury & the Kilburns
Tracks: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Sweet gene vincent, You’re more than fair*

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 7″ promo (Stiff, PXB 6121) released 77, Italy,  split 7″ with Cherry Vanilla*
Tracks: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, The Punk*

Various Artists – Stiff Fourplay 7″ promo (Stiff) flexi 7″ released Feb 78, Australia
Tracks: Wake up

Various Artists – Live Stiffs Live LP (Stiff, GET-1) released Feb 78
Tracks: Wake up and make love with me, Billericay dickie, Sex & drugs & rock & roll & chaos

What a waste 7″ (Stiff, BUY-27) released Apr 78, also issued as a 12″
Tracks: What a waste, Wake up!

What a waste 7″ (Stiff, BUY-11748) released Jul 78, Australia
Tracks: What a waste, Razzle in my pocket

Hit me with your rhythm stick 7″ (Stiff, BUY-38) released Nov 78, *on 12″ only (12 BUY-38)
Tracks: Hit me with your rhythm stick, There ain’t half been some clever bastards, Hit me with your rhythm stick (diff mix)*

Do It Yourself LP (Stiff, SEEZ-14) recorded Nov – Dec 78, released May 79
Tracks: Inbetweenies, Quiet, Don’t Ask Me, Sink My Boats, Waiting For Your Taxi, This Is What We Find, Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy, Mischief, Dance For The Screamers, Lullaby For Francies

Wake up and make love with me 7″ (Stiff, 6.12 246) released 78, Germany
Tracks: Wake up and make love with me, Sweet gene vincent

Wake up and make love with me 7″ (Stiff, BUY-11695) released 78, Australia
Tracks: Wake up and make love with me, My old man

Wake up and make love with me 7″ (RCA JB/Stiff, JPB-6240) released 78, Italy. split 7″, *by Average White Band
Tracks: Wake up and make love with me, Same feeling different song*

Wake up and make love with me 7″ (Stiff, SS-1000) released 78, USA
Tracks: Wake up and make love with me, Billericay dickie

Wake up and make love with me (mono) 7″ promo (Stiff, SS-1000) released 78, USA
Tracks: Wake up and make love with me (mono), Wake up and make love with me (stereo)

Inbetweenies 12″ (Stiff, 740 517) released 78, France
Tracks: Inbetweenies, Dance Of The Screamers

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll 7″ promo (It/Stiff, JPB-6185) released 78, Italy, split 7″ *Rino Gaetano
Tracks: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Nuntereggae piu*

Various Artists – Arista AOR Sampler 2xLP (Arista, ALS-06) released 78, USA
Tracks: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Wake up

Various Artists – Star Party LP (K-Tel, NE-1034) released 78
Tracks: What a waste

Various Artists – Heroes & Cowards LP (Stiff, SEEZ-0) released 78, Italy
Tracks: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Various Artists – Stiff Sounds: Can’t stop dancin’ LP (Stiff, SOUNDS-3) released 78
Tracks: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Razzle in my pocket

Wake up 7″ (Stiff, SRS-510.082) released 78, Holland
Tracks: Wake up, Blockheads

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demo recorded Jul 76, Livingstone studios
Tracks: Wake Up And Make Love With Me, Sink My Boats, Apples, England’s Glory, Tell The Children

Demo recorded 1-12-76 Pebble Beach studios
Tracks: sweet gene vincent

Demo recorded 76, Alvic studios
Tracks: Wifey

Demo recorded Jan 77
Tracks: Close to home

Demo recorded early 77, Alvic studios
Tracks: Sink My Boats (Alternate Version), I’m Partial To Your Abracadabra, If I Was With A Woman, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Clevor Trever, Blockheads

Demo recorded Feb/Mar 77 Alvic studios
Tracks: Blackmail Man, My Old Man, Something’s Going To Happen In The Winter

Leicester University 22-10-77
Tracks: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, I’m Partial To Your Abracadabra, Wake Up And Make Love With Me, Clevor Trever, Sweet Gene Vincent , Billericay Dickie, My Old Man, If I Was With A Woman, Blockheads, Plaistow Patricia, Blackmail Man

BBC John Peel session 30-11-77
Tracks: Sex & drugs & rock & roll, Clevor trever, Sweet gene vincent, Blockheads

Live 10-12-77 (Venue unknown) BBC Sight & Sound
Tracks: Billericay dickie, Blockheads, Clevor trevor, I’m partial to your abracadabra, Sex & drugs & rock & roll, Sweet gene vincent, Wake up and make love with me

Rockpalast, Cologne 21-2-78
Tracks: Billericay dickie, Billy bentley, Blackmail man, Blockheads, I made mary cry, If I was a woman, I’m partial to your abracadabra, More than fair, My old man, Plaistow patricia, Sex & drugs & rock n roll, Sweet gene vincent, Upminster kid,
What a waste

Onkel Po, Hamburg 2-3-78
Tracks: Billericay dickie, Billy bentley, Blackmail man, Blockheads, Clever trevor, I made him cry, If I was a woman, I’m partial to your abracadabra, My old man, Plaistow patricia, Sex & drugs & rock n roll, Sweet gene vincent, Upminster kid,
Wake up and make love with me, What a waste, You’re more than fair

Paradiso, Amsterdam 3-3-78
Tracks: Sex & drugs & rock n roll, Upminster kid, I’m partial to your abracadabra, Wake up and make love with me, Clevor trevor, Billy bentley, If I was with a woman, More than fair, My old man, Billericay dickie, Sweet gene vincent, What a waste,
Plaistow patricia, Mary, Blackmail man, Blockheads, England’s glory, Sex & drugs & rock & roll #2

San Francisco 22-3-78
Tracks: Abracadabra, Billericay dickie, Blockheads, Bus shelter, Clevor trevor, If I was a woman, Sex & drugs & rock n roll, Sweet gene vincent, Wake up and make love with me

Bottom Line, New York 2-5-78
Tracks: Billericay dickie, Clevor trevor, Upminster kid, Wake up and make love with me

Odeon, Birmingham 11-5-78
Tracks: Wake Up and Make Love With Me, I’m Partial to Your Abracadabra, Upminster Kid, Clevor Trevor, This Is What We Find, You’re More Than Fair, Blackmail Man, Billericay Dickie, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards, Plaistow Patricia, I Made Mary Cry, What a Waste, My Old Man, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

Top Rank, Brighton 12-5-78
Tracks: Billericay dickie, Blockheads, Clevor trevor, England’s glory, I made mary cry, If I was with a woman, My old man, Sex & drugs & rock n roll, Sex & drugs & rock n roll (reprise), Sweet gene vincent, Upminster kid, Wake up and make love
with me, What a waste, Your more than fair

Gota Lejon, Stockholm 14-11-78
Tracks: Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, I’m Partial to Your Abracadabra, Wake Up and Make Love With Me, Clevor Trevor, If I Was With a Woman, You’re More Than Fair, Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards, Billericay Dickie, Sweet Gene Vincent, Upminster Kid, This Is What We Find, Plaistow Patricia, What a Waste, Blockheads, My Old Man, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll #2

Duesseldorf 19-11-78
Tracks: Billericay dickie, Blockheads, Clever mountains, Clevor trevor, Hit me with your rhythm stick, If I was with a woman, My old man, Plaistow patricia, Sex & drugs & rock & roll, Sex & drugs & rock n roll (reprise), Silver dollar, Sweet gene vincent, This is what we find, Wake up and make love with me, What a waste, Your abracadabra, You’re more than fair

Demos recorded Nov 78
Tracks: This Is What We Find, Boogie Woogie (Duff ‘Em Up), Quiet, Inbetweenies (Backing Track), Babies Kept Quiet (Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy), Blow (Instrumental)

Roundhouse, London 18-12-77
Tracks: Billericay dickie, Blockheads, Clevor trevor, I’m partial to your abracadabra, Sweet gene vincent, Wake up and make love with me

Odeon, Illford 23-12-78
Tracks: Billericay dickie, Blackmail man, Clever trevor, Hit me with your rhythm stick, I made mary cry, I’m partial to your abracadabra, My old man, Plaistow patricia, Sex & drugs & rock n roll, There’re ain’t half been some clever bastards, This is what we find, Upminster kid, Wake up and make love with me, What a waste, You’re more than fair

Paris Theatre, London Dec 78
Tracks: Blockheads, Clevor trevor, I made mary cry, If I was with a woman, Plaistow patricia, Sex & drugs & rock n roll, Sweet gene vincent, Upminster kid, Wake up and make love with me, What a waste

 

Further Information;

http://www.iandury.co.uk/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Blockheads

Line ups:

Ian Dury Band
Jun 76 – Sep 77
Ian Dury (voc)
Chas Jankel (keyb/gtr)
Charlie Charles (drms)
Norman Watt-Roy (bass)
Davey Payne (sax)
Geoff Castle (keyb)

Ian Dury & the Blockheads #1
Sep – Dec 77
Ian Dury (voc)
Chas Jankel (keyb/gtr)
John Turnbull (gtr)
Charlie Charles (drms)
Norman Watt-Roy (bass)
Mickey Gallagher (keyb)

#2
Dec 77 –
Ian Dury (voc)
Chas Jankel (keyb/gtr)
John Turnbull (gtr)
Charlie Charles (drms)
Norman Watt-Roy (bass)
Mickey Gallagher (keyb)
Davey Payne (sax)

Charlie Charles also in Basement 5
John Turnbull, Charley Charles, Norman Watt-Roy, Mickey Gallagher are ex-Loving Awareness. Mickey Gallagher, Norman Watt-Roy, Charley Charles also back Rachel Sweet
Ian Dury, Chas Jankel & Davey Payne are ex-Kilburn & the High Roads, Ian Dury & Davey Payne later in Wreckless Eric