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13Dec/092

The 12 Boots of Christmas: Ian Wants Three Things for Christmas

With Santa being a creature of habit, it’s no surprise that we are returning to Sweden for Boot # 9 in the 12 Boots of Christmas series.

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Welcome this time to lovely Lucianatten, apparently the home of flaming candle princesses, for a radio broadcast with British new wave pioneers, Ian Dury & the Blockheads.

Ian Dury & Blockheads

Fresh off the release of their third album, Laughter, the band is in the midst of its “Soft as a Baby’s Bottom Tour” which was an international success despite mixed reviews for the new release.

Ian Dury Laughter front cover

Dury’s personal demons have caught up with him by this time, creating a tense atmosphere among the band members.  Despite the pressure, they come through with a stellar 15 song set which includes an ode to Dury’s musical hero, “Sweet Gene Vincent,” the controversial “Sueperman’s Big Sister,” the million-selling “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick,” and the legendary “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.”

Ian Dury Sex and Drugs sleeve

Don’t miss former Ornette Coleman sideman and noted jazz trumpeter Don Cherry working his groove throughout the show.

So grab a candle, light up, and enjoy the eclectic sounds of Santa's favorite band of rogue U.K. new wavers.

Computer Santa holds candle

Now, about Ian's wish list...

Ian Dury & the Blockheads Setlist

complete zipped download

Billy Jean & Me

Clevor Trevor

Sink My Boat

Sueperman’s Big Sister

Yes and No (Patricia)

Uncoolohol

Delusions of Grandeur

What a Waste

I Want to be Straight

Fucking Ada

Oh! Mr. Peanut

Plaistow Patricia

Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

Sweet Gene Vincent

Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

  • anniezaleski

    I could've sworn that the title of this post was going to merit the following Dury reference, and one of my favorite bits in his catalog:

    “Reasons to be cheerful: PART THREE (1, 2, 3)!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD9AFG1GdgI

  • anniezaleski

    I could've sworn that the title of this post was going to merit the following Dury reference, and one of my favorite bits in his catalog:

    “Reasons to be cheerful: PART THREE (1, 2, 3)!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rD9AFG1GdgI