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lan Dury: Hello Tosh, Got A New Career Strategy?

Phil Sutcliffe, Q, June 1991

"ME AND The Blockheads were gigging in Spain a few weeks ago, partly to see if we really did want to get together again. One night, two in the morning, we're sitting in the dressing room – which is a bit of a khazi – waiting to go on. Chaz Jankel has flown from L.A. for this, and he looks at me and says, Former glories, Ian? I went, Fuckin' ‘ell, just a bit, Chaz!" lan Dury, peerless wordsmith, gives you the sidelong Jack-the-lad look, then the shot-blasted cackle, which in the late 70s launched some of the finest comic, and tragi-comic, songs in annals of British pop.

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