FlinterFile: Ian Dury & the Blockheads- Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

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In 1978, Ian Dury wrote a song about his disability. At the age of seven, Ian Dury had polio and was disformed for life, which meant he had to use a walking stick. The lyrics had been there for some years, but the music wouldn’t fit. Chas Jankel, his partner in songwriting, was trying a disco-like style. However, it would not work. With a drum part of Dury, he could carry on, and made a good bass riff and an impressive saxophone solo (actually two saxophones being played at the same time by the same person). He then phoned home that he had written his first number 1 hit, which was right: the song hit number 1 in the UK! Enjoy

Ian Dury & the Blockheads- Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

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Posted on September 13, 2015, in 1970-1979, FlinterFiles and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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