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Ian Dury: It's Fairly Whassname…

Interview by Sandy Robertson, Sounds, February 1978

"WHICH WOULD you rather see; Kenny Rogers or Randy Edelman?" ...

Ian Dury: Body Language

Interview by Mike Stand, Smash Hits, September 1981

"HAVEN'T YOU heard? I'm a Fifth Columnist for the Year Of Disabled People. They've bribed me massively." ...

ARTICLES IN LIBRARY

Ian Dury: New Boots And Panties (Stiff SEEZ4)

Review by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, October 1977

Dury's Verdict ...

Ian Dury & The Blockheads, Nick Lowe, Elvis Costello, Wreckless Eric — Bunch Of Stiffs Tour: Town Hall, High Wycombe

Live Review by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, October 1977

A stiff undertaking ...

Ian Dury: New Boots And Panties!!

Review by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, October 1977

LET'S PLAY CLUEDO on this sleeve. What we deduce from this one – Ian standing in front of a shop window full of ladies' bras ...

Ian Dury: Wide Boy Wonder!!!

Interview by Vivien Goldman, Sounds, October 1977

"I WONDER WHAT would happen if I drank this? Might do me some good," Ian Dury says grimly. ...

The Stiff Tour: Stiffs Drugs And Rock 'N' Roll

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, November 1977

"SEX AND drugs and rock and roll...sex and drugs and rock and roll...sex and drugs and rock and roll..." Hot damn, m'man, Leicester University is ...

Ian Dury

Interview by Peter Silverton, Sounds, May 1978

THE FIRST time I met Ian Dury – nearly two years ago in Dingwalls when I was little more than just another wide-eyed and a ...

Ian Dury: New Challenge For Esperanto

Report and Interview by Danny Baker, New Musical Express, December 1978

JUST OUT of Holland, about ten miles from the Dutch/Belgian border, the coach pulls into the Flemish equivalent of a Motorway Chef. There's four hours ...

Ian Dury: Where Blockheads Dare…

Report by Danny Baker, ZigZag, January 1979

IN 1979 THE music press could well go the way of The Times. Rock'n'roll is all about crucial exhibitions of art, quiet spoken interviews with ...

Ian Dury And The Blockheads: Ludwigshafen, Dusseldorf, Germany

Live Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, June 1979

IMAGINE THE tattiest curtain material, maybe the type your gran's got covering an old sofa; a couple of awful patterns flung together to make a ...

The Ian Dury Interview

Interview by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, June 1979

"Beetroot juice and prune juice help the regular of the bowels...""If somebody's looking at me with rapture all over their face I want to throw ...

Ian Dury & The Blockheads: Live at Hammersmith Odeon

Live Review by Penny Valentine, Melody Maker, August 1979

FIRST OF ALL I’d like to say I’ve always felt ambivalent towards Ian Dury. His work has always been, like his persona, male-orientated without being ...

Ian Dury: The Cuddly Cosy Comfort Of A Tame And Trusted Teddy

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, August 1979

Ian Dury And The Blockheads: Hammersmith Odeon, London ...

Ian Dury and the Blockheads: Laughter (Stiff)

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, January 1980

I'M IN the mood for superlative hyperbole (oh – and love). I may have caught some flak from the Arts Page faction when in a ...

Ian Dury & The Blockheads, The Clash and Matumbi: A Concert for the People of Kampuchea

Live Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, January 1980

It could only be cold comfort to them, but this isn’t the first time rock ‘n’ roll has played a distant part in the lives ...

Ian Dury: Oi! Oi! Anchors Aweigh

Live Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, November 1980

Ian Dury And The Blockheads: Hope & Anchor, London ...

Ian Dury: The Royal Academy of Jackthelademy

Interview by Mike Stand, Face, The, December 1980

THE ARTIST, cultivator of a thousand verbaceous boarders, sits on a plastic chair in this desert of a room. Cropped short his greying hair gives ...

Ian Dury: How Not To Get Lumbered

Report and Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, December 1980

IT'S DARK and it's cold and it's raining: a wind with a grudge against warm flesh knifes through the clothing and the matted thing behind ...

Danny Baker presents Ian Dury: A Turn For The Verse

Report and Interview by Danny Baker, New Musical Express, August 1981

"There's a cock-eyed yellow poodle to the North of Gongapooch There's a little hot cross bun that's turning green, There's a double jointed wop-wop ...

Ian Dury and Chas Jankel: Teeth and Smiles

Interview by Mike Stand, Face, The, September 1981

IAN DURY is in prime form. He is just back from a short holiday in Greece and is, if not exactly bronzed, then distinctly off-white, ...

Ian Dury: Well Hung

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Face, The, April 1984

Ian Dury's verdict on the nation's art heritage ...

Echo & The Bunnymen, Ian Dury et al: Glastonbury CND Festival, Pilton, Somerset

Live Review by Jack Barron, Sounds, June 1985

"JESUS WEPT," from St Mark's Gospel is, I'm assured, the shortest verse in The Bible. That his Divinity did so over this event when 40,000 people decamped ...

Ian Dury: Triffic!

Interview by Adam Sweeting, Q, February 1987

MADNESS ALWAYS called him Uncle Ian, and there's still that avuncular earthiness about Ian Dury. "They always say, we are entertainers," he notes, "and I'll ...

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

Interview by 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. ...

Ian Dury: The Bus Driver's Prayer & Other Stories (Demon Fiend)

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Q, January 1993

"I TOOK a sudden notion/To go down to the ocean", Ian Dury imparts in 'Poo-Poo In The Prawn'. ...

Reasons to be Cheerful: Ian Dury, Kilburn & The High Roads, The Blockheads, Sex, Drugs and Rock'n'Roll

Retrospective and Interview by Chris Welch, unpublished, Summer 1995

In the summer of 1995 Chris Welch visited Ian Dury at his Hampstead home on two afternoons to talk about the glory days of Kilburn ...

Ian Dury

Interview by Terry Staunton, Uncut, August 1998

Sweet Gene Vincent, sozzled Max Wall, sexy Marilyn Monroe, and the stiff upper lips of Dickie Attenborough and Johnny Mills are among Blockhead IAN DURY's ...

Ian Dury’s High Road

Book Excerpt by Richard Balls, Omnibus Press, 2000

An extract from Sex & Drugs & Rock’n’Roll: The Life of Ian Dury, by Richard Balls, first published by Omnibus Press in 2000. (300pp, currently ...

Ian Dury 1942 - 2000

Obituary by Charlie Gillett, Observer, The, March 2000

THE FIRST TIME I saw Ian Dury was at the Tally Ho in Kentish Town in 1972, when he had just started to play in ...

The Life and Rhymes of Ian Dury 1942 — 2000

Obituary by Simon Reynolds, Uncut, June 2000

At the peak of his late '70s success, Ian Dury was one of this country’s most beloved entertainers. He kept busy in his post-stardom years ...

Buried Treasure: Ian Dury and the Blockheads' Do It Yourself

Retrospective and Interview by Daryl Easlea, unpublished, March 2003

HOW CAN A platinum-selling album that reached No. 2 in the UK charts be classed as "buried treasure"? Easily. Do It Yourself remains a well-kept ...

Ian Dury: New Boots And Panties/The Bus Driver's Prayer And Other Stories

Review by Terry Staunton, Record Collector, December 2004

Welcome double disc reissues for a solid gold masterpiece and a forgotten nugget ...

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Schtick: How Did Ian Dury Become One Of The Most Fascinating Rock Stars Of The 1970s?

Retrospective by Nick Coleman, Independent on Sunday, January 2010

As a new film reminds us, he was a polio survivor from the suburbs and not much of a musician. ...

see also Chas Jankel

see also Kilburn & The High Roads

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