IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS - ROCKPALAST 1978 Feb 21, 2020
IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS - WHAT A WASTE , SEX AND DRUGS AND ROCK 'N' ROLL, BILLERICAY DICKIE, CLEVOR TREVER and MY OLD MAN
On this date in 1978, IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS performed 15 tracks at the WDR Studio-L in Cologne (Köln), Germany, (February 21st 1978).
The performance was filmed for Rockpalast and issued as ‘Live At Rockpalast;’ a live album and DVD.
Setlist: Sex And Drugs And Rock 'n' Roll / I'm Partial To Your Abacadabra / Wake Up And Make Love With Me / Clevor Trever / Woman / Fair / Billericay Dickie / Sweet Gene Vincent / Upminster Kid / What A Waste / Plaistow Patricia / I Made Mary Cry In A Lonely Bus Shelter /Black Mail Man / My Old Man / Blockheads
The video features here features five tracks from the concert: WHAT A WASTE , SEX AND DRUGS AND ROCK 'N' ROLL, BILLERICAY DICKIE, CLEVOR TREVER and MY OLD MAN
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ROMEO VOID - NEVER SAY NEVER Feb 20, 2020
ROMEO VOID - NEVER SAY NEVER
This week in 1981, ROMEO VOID released the NEVER SAY NEVER EP (February 1981).
Romeo Void's sound went from bluesy-late-night jazz club atmospheres to post-punk rock, all mixed low enough to delight without shattering Debora Iyall's excellent vocals. Iyall might have been a one shot chanteuse, but what a shot. Like a great actress, she gave you a range of emotions: sultry, bitchy, despairing, angry.
Debut album ‘It's A Condition’ wasn’t for partying, with lyrics definably about life after the death of romance.
Single and title track of follow-up EP Never Say Never was a favourite on early MTV, featuring a black-and-white music video that spoofed Jean-Luc Godard's Breathless. The song was driven by a pulsating bassline beneath jagged guitar and saxophone.
“I might like you better if we/Slept together," challenged Iyall, coming on with materialistic aggression.
Yet, even as Iyall denied it, there was a stubborn, pushy romance imbedded in her demands: "Something in your eyes that says/'Maybe.' That's NEVER!"