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Ian Dury and the Blockheads - Billericay Dickie

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Ian and the boys doing the classic on the legendary Revolver introduced by MC Peter Cook.

I was just wondering if anyone had got between my rum and Ribena ? is it proper cockney slang or is it a Duryism.....my hubby is English and he just smiles when I ask him
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been singing this one in my car all week. What a classic track..."bruised up on my granite!" It doesn't get much better than that!
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Bruised my pomegranate, surely?
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probably Graham. i was wondering about that! thanks for the update. I can listen to this one over and over!
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Love this song because it is the only one that mentions my Dad´s home place. Not saying which one, but he was far from Posh! Lol
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Very cool! I still have four of the LP's. 
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Peter Cook had a job introducing the show - it was aimed at punks, and he was a bit edgy (probably on account of the Derek & Clive albums) and needed the work!
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he was brilliant saw him in 77 in Bath - a friend saw him at the Roxy in Hollywood opening for Lou Reed and nobody got it - typical US
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peter cook AND ian dury in the same clip? class!!
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A seasoned up Hyena, could not be more have been more obscener....you HAD to be poet to come up with that. I got into the Blockheads when 'New Boots and Panties' came out, and I saw the Blockheads at the Hammersmith Odeon. I was 14 and it was my first concert and I came out of it nearly deaf, with a grin from ear to ear. Lyndon Kwesi Johnson was the opener, and that was an education in itself.
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Blinder... anyone who says otherwise needs a kick up the April in Paris. Recommend Dickie Balls' biography (he must be 'avin a giraffe) "Sex & Drugs & Rock'n'Roll: The Life of..."
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"You shouldn't hold a candle, if you don't know where it's been." Best line ever hands down :) Its better advice than you shouldn't eat yellow snow!
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Is that Chuck Berry dancing away in the audience.....at about 1:08 mins in??
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haha thankyou to my wonderful parents to this song haha. i'm from billericay did you know :D
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Jeez, I'm such an American. The longer the song goes, the less I know what he's saying.
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Thankx for you life, the world is a sadder place since you left us...OI OI till we meet again
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I liked I.D. back in the 70's... along with Sparks... Joe Jackson, and so many others
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There's someone in the audience 0.17 who looks like a member of the Jam
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What a star - so glad I saw him live !
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can't remember who turned me onto him...haven't heard him in awhile --thanks for uploading.
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LOL at the black guy 1.08 - 1.15 nothing racist meant by that its just funny :)
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mick jones is the boy chap my door and and say hes commie cunt and i ll grab you bye the ears and use you as a space hopper ya knob
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Always brings a smile to my face. Dear old Ian.
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Pure talent ! I was unfortunate enuff to never have seen ian dury live (Due to the fact i'm 14) i often listen 2 rowdy punk And very shouty punk rock But more often than not i like to go back to what could of been back in the real generation of true sole music Instead of the new heartless and frankly emotionless world that is a world that blanks out anything diverse RIP true inspiration
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several hours down from cleveland to topmost kentucky with this blasting out the windows...you think the church group would have been more strict with what music we brought...
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@Pepperami369 he just proved that not all black people can dance.
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lol rude words and from essex love it
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Loved the man. Imagine him taking America by storm. Love to know what the average American makes of the great Dury. RIP
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@ecnalubma696969 and your rude... keep your opinions to yourself
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I like UK - & especially there musi-cans - & I had never a bad adventure with the Britain's - I love music & the UKs are my favourites - Bowie. Ringo Star ... & now Damon Albarn &&&& .. ##Z - all the Best - wot my Gordie "pa - he's now also dead" said
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im from billericay ... still looking for dickie
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One of English musics true genius' But fuck me, wot a load of weird bastards in the audience......80's casualties.
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great stuff i rember it well just spotted myself in the audience you have anymore revolver stuff
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Funny enough Ive just added "Blockheads" from Revolver lol . Classic stuff mate !
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omg 2:04 wattta prick in the audience :L
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went to see ian and the blockheads at the town and country club WHAT A NIGHT!! couldnt get the smile of my face for days. Met him at LWT spoke to him and managed to get him to sign my ticket. its the only autgraph iv ever asked anybody for and i treasure it. R.I.P Mr dury you gave me and my mates many smiles for many years
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cose´malanchor - Ian Dury yx biigus Dichus .. estla Billericay Dickie - PERSONA NON GRATA ##Z
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Chris, Agreed, in my other comment to you, the "you" meant anyone or someone if you couldn't tell, not you specifically. Take care...
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Ian was a star but the Blockheads were the tightest band of their generation. I recall a concert at the Cardiff Top Rank when they blew the crowd away.
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wild , raw , pithy , lewd , funny and brilliant in a twisted Bristish music hall tradition . 'I had a love affair with NINA in the back of my Cortina ? A seasoned up hyena could not have been more obscener / She took me to the cleaners and other misdemeanors / But I got right up between her rum and her Ribena . .. Genius cockney slang .. nuf said .
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YouTube exists to ensure that performances like this are never lost and forgotten.
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@Jlipnicki To be blunt, I always thought it meant her bumhole and pussy. If its not, then its just my filthy little mind, but I've been calling them Rum and Ribena's ever fucking since! lol.
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my dad saw theese and eva since i came along he has had me listening to them! and im bloody glad now him and blockheads r fuking brill! cant beat them
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Bet their glad tht other band cancelled
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great gezzer!!!!one the best poets the uk ever turned out and with paul weller the best thing to come out of "the new wave"
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Even if it was i wouldn't suck it coz it's probably 12 cm
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who's Peter Cooke - & wot connect him with Ian Dury .. ##Z - maybe twice thinking - they are not so important - & doing a very good "job" for the crowd
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Billericay all the way!!!!!!!!!!!!? Great song for our town
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Serious question of a serious nature: Ian Dury & Blockheads music video. They're in a building. Ian's wearing lots of make-up, face almost white. Saw it here on YT. They introduce themselves during the song. Can you name it, or point me to it? Million thanks in advance. And Harold, thanks for all the videos.
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ribena....the clitoris, the wee purple thing near the vagina
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Ian playing with near rhymes: rum/bum, ribena/vageena. References to a ladies naughty bits I'm afraid :-)
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sore him twice wat a clever basterd
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A characteristically idiosyncratic performance there from Sir Ian.
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looks like Bruce Foxton to me - well spotted! Looking forward to the new Ian Dury movie.
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Thanks for posting all these difficult to get hold of clips. It's nice to see Peter Cook introducing them too.
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R.I.P Ian you are still the man.
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Fair enough mate, slightly picky but hey, I was about 10, things blurr at that age
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This is my anthem!!! Romford Boys!!!!
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Speaking as a Brit who loved ID, my girlfriend in 1978/9 -- from Iowa -- could not stand him and his music. She just hated him. Years later I saw him live in Oxford and it was the loudest gig I have heard.
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Ian done it very well - I'm a Kraut - but when I saw a life session of him - 25 years ago - I thought --- WOT's this ... I was so in love with the music & his show ... UK wins always the CUP for best musican ... the rest you can forget ##Z
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You should never hold a candle, if you don't know where it's been!
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This is poetry to the whole world baby :-)
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Ian Dury was brilliant. Such a sad loss. A truly great man.
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