The Brit Box competition was fierce and heavy, neck and neck. The randomly-selected winner from all the wonderful entries was a “vklj” who said that Common People changed his life. Here’s to hoping the Brit Box is more of the same for you, vklj, and please be in touch with your mailing address.
I have a new contest to launch today. Have you heard the quirky, snarly, danceable-punk Cockney perfection of the Ian Dury song, “Sex & Drugs & Rock and Roll”?
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the entrance of this song and phrase into the lexicon of great English contributions to modern culture, Demon Edsel is issuing a numbered limited edition 7″ single on orange vinyl of the song with a “specially colourised version” of the original picture sleeve (wherein he is looking oh so Lou Reed, if you ask me). The b-side to this 7″ is “Close To Home,” a recording from January 1977 which was only ever issued on an NME cassette in 1981, and has not been re-issued since. Sah-weet!
I have three of these nice little 7″s to give away. Leave me a comment if you would desire the goods.
Sex & Drugs & Rock And Roll – Ian Dury and The Blockheads
On the same label, also check out the re-issue of Ian Dury’s first album under his own name, New Boots & Panties (two things we can be grateful for in this mad, mad world). The CD reissue is paired with a DVD that captures Ian Dury & The Blockheads live on BBC’s Sight and Sound In Concert series, recorded at Queen Mary’s College on December 10, 1977. It’s a rare performance that has been languishing in the BBC vaults (along with who knows what all else good stuff) for nearly thirty years.