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Ian Dury is an Xmas Cake (Relax, it's a compliment)

David Hepworth, Smash Hits, 8 February 1979

1979 is still only a few weeks old, and already the No. 1 singles slot has been occupied first by a buncha camp New Yorkers with a singalong celebration to gayness... followed by a battle-scarred, 35-year-old cripple who's as far removed from yesterday's teen idols as is Tony Blackburn from his wits. David Hepworth penned this profile of everybody's favourite ugly — Blockhead-in-Chief, Mistah Ian Dury.

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