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)

Norman Watt-Roy is ex-Living Daylights (67), Greatest Show on Earth, Glencoe (72), Loving Awareness (74), also in Wilko Johnson’s band
Charlie Charles is ex-Loving Awareness, 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

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
03/10/77 Town Hall, High Wycombe
03/10/77 High Wycombe
06/10/77 Exhibition Centre, Bristol
07/10/77 Bath University
08/10/77 Loughborough University
09/10/77 Town Hall, Middlesbrough
11/10/77 Empire Theatre, Liverpool
13/10/77 Apollo, Glasgow
14/10/77 Sheffield Polytechnic
15/10/77 Leeds University
16/10/77 Fairfield Halls, Park Lane, Croydon
18/10/77 University of East Anglia, Norwich
19/10/77 Top Rank, Brighton
21/10/77 Apollo Theatre, Manchester
21/10/77 Salford University, Manchester (*)
22/10/77 Leicester University
24/10/77 Champness Hall, Rochdale
25/10/77 Town Hall, Birmingham
26/10/77 Top Rank, Cardiff
27/10/77 Civic Hall, Wolverhampton
28/10/77 Lyceum, Strand, London
31/10/77 Civic Hall, Guildford
02/11/77 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
03/11/77 University of Essex, Colchester
04/11/77 Newcastle Polytechnic
05/11/77 Lancaster University
04/12/77 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
06/12/77 Top Rank, Sheffield
08/12/77 George Square Theatre, Edinburgh
09/12/77 Rafters, Manchester (*)
09/12/77 Salford University, Manchester
10/12/77 Loughborough University
11/12/77 Eric’s, Liverpool
12/12/77 Leeds Polytechnic
13/12/77 Barbarella’s, Birmingham
15/12/77 Queensway (Civic) Hall, Dunstable
16/12/77 Pavilion, Bath
17/12/77 Plymouth Polytechnic (*)
18/12/77 Roundhouse, Chalk Farm, London
19/12/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London (?)
20/12/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London (?)
21/12/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London (?)
22/12/77 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London (?)
21/02/78 Rockpalast, Audimax, Hamburg
22/02/78 Dingwalls, Camden Lock, London
23/02/78 Fiesta Club, Plymouth
24/02/78 Exeter University
25/02/78 New Theatre, Oxford
02/03/78 Onkl Po’s, Hamburg
03/03/78 Amsterdam
06/03/78 Theatre 140, Brussels
19/03/78 Paramount Theatre, Portland
22/03/78 Old Waldorf, San Francisco
26/03/78 Roxy, Los Angeles
27/03/78 Roxy, Los Angeles
28/03/78 Roxy, Los Angeles
29/03/78 Roxy, Los Angeles
02/04/78 Glenn Miller Ballroom, Boulder
05/04/78 Peaches Record Store, Atlanta (?)
07/04/78 Kingfish Club, Baton Rouge
09/04/78 Orpry House, Austin
11/04/78 Odeon Theatre, Birmingham (?)
13/04/78 B’Ginnings, Schaumburg, Illinois
14/04/78 Park West, Chicago
15/04/78 Oriental Theatre, Milwaukee
16/04/78 State Theatre, Minneapolis
18/04/78 Hoch Auditorium, Lawrence, USA
19/04/78 American Theatre, St Louis
21/04/78 Tower Theatre, Upper Darby, USA
22/04/78 Capitol Theatre, Passaic
23/04/78 Capitol Theatre, Passaic
24/04/78 Massey Hall, Toronto
25/04/78 Masonic Temple Theatre, Detroit
26/04/78 Music Hall, Cleveland
27/04/78 Tomorrow Theatre, Youngstown
28/04/78 Buffalo State College
30/04/78 Four Acres Club, New York
30/04/78 Framingham State, College (?)
02/05/78 Bottom Line, New York
03/05/78 Bottom Line, New York
11/05/78 Odeon Theatre, Birmingham
12/05/78 Top Rank, Brighton
13/05/78 Hammersmith Odeon, London
14/05/78 Hammersmith Odeon, London
15/05/78 Winter Gardens, Bournemouth
17/05/78 Gaumont Theatre, Ipswich
18/05/78 Odeon Theatre, Canterbury
19/05/78 Odeon, Lewisham
20/05/78 Hammersmith Odeon, London
20/05/78 Odeon, Ilford (*)
21/05/78 Colston Hall, Bristol
23/05/78 Top Rank, Cardiff
24/05/78 Top Rank, Swansea
26/05/78 Guildhall, Portsmouth
27/05/78 Friars (Maxwell Hall), Aylesbury
28/05/78 Theatre, Coventry
29/05/78 Pavilion, Hemel Hempstead
31/05/78 Free Trade Hall, Manchester
01/06/78 Odeon Theatre, Edinburgh
02/06/78 Apollo, Glasgow
04/06/78 City Hall, Newcastle
05/06/78 De Montfort Hall, Leicester
06/06/78 Victoria Hall, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent
07/06/78 City Hall, Sheffield
09/06/78 St George’s Hall, Bradford
10/06/78 Lockley Grand Hall, Preston
11/06/78 Empire Theatre, Liverpool
12/06/78 Assembly Rooms (Great Hall), Derby
13/06/78 University of East Anglia, Norwich
14/06/78 Odeon, Ilford
04/07/78 Guildhall, Portsmouth
14/07/78 Plaza de Toros, Ibiza
14/11/78 Gota Lejon, Stockholm
19/11/78 Dusseldorf
21/11/78 Audiomax, Hamburg
24/11/78 Stadthalle, Sindelfingen, Germany
28/11/78 Ancienne Belgique, Brussels
01/12/78 Paradiso, Amsterdam
12/78 Paris Theatre, Lower Regent Street, London
12/12/78 Olympic Ballroom, Dublin
17/12/78 Odeon, Lewisham
18/12/78 Odeon, Lewisham
19/12/78 Hammersmith Odeo, London
20/12/78 Odeon, Streatham
21/12/78 Gaumont State, Kilburn (?)
22/12/78 Gaumont State, Kilburn (?)
23/12/78 Odeon, Ilford
(?) = noted but some uncertainty with date or whether band played
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved
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