FlinterFile: Ian Dury & the Blockheads- Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
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
Posted on September 13, 2015, in 1970-1979, FlinterFiles Song Archive and tagged 1978, chas jankel, disco, FlinterFiles Song Archive, hit me with your rhythm stick, ian dury, Music, saxophone, seventies, the blockheads. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.