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Thread #172197   Message #4167182
Posted By: GUEST,Nick Dow
09-Mar-23 - 07:18 PM
Thread Name: Discussion: Ian Dury
Subject: RE: Discussion: Ian Dury
I managed to track down the Lyrics for Plaistow Patricia. It's quite a cynical song. Even with the outburst of four-letter words it still has an empathetic side to the story. I love Sweet Gene Vincent as well. I was talking to Dave Peacock of Chas 'n Dave, and found out Chas Hodges played bass for Gene Vincent on one of his UK tours, Just like Ian Dury Vincent could put on a great show when he was sober. (which was not every gig, unfortunately) and of course, he was disabled hence Dury's hero worship. While talking Blockheads Norman Watt-Roy is the best bass player I've seen and heard in my reasonably long life. He is unbelievable. When we supported him in Blackpool, he took a Bass solo through my Bass players amp. It had to be seen and heard for it to be believed.