' sound is tighter than a miser's purse strings and Dury's lyrics burst with originality and humour."
Since starting out as the band behind Ian Dury, the Blockheads
have rarely been off the road.
Formed in '77 to promote Dury's album New Boots and Panties on the first Stiff Records tour of the UK, The Blockheads
have rarely been off the road ever since.
In an appeal the force said: "If the blockhead
thieves who stole the Phantom Drone from the Vape shop in Bangor High Street last night are wondering why it won't fly.....well those propellers you left behind may have something to do with that!
His excellent backing group The Blockheads
comprised Charley Charles, Mickey Gallagher, Chaz Jankel, Davey Payne, John Turnbull and Norman Watt-Roy.
are due to play the Hammersmith Apollo and the only person they know with tickets is Dave, the slimy, Tory-voting manager of the supermarket which employs Vinnie, Colin and Janine (Beth Hinton-Lever), the main reason for our hero to be cheerful.
Following Graeae Theatre Company's hugely successful 2012 tour of punk musical Reasons to be Cheerful, featuring the music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads
, the show is going back on the road to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the band's seminal album, New Boots and Panties!, and it's opening at Coventry's Belgrade Theatre next month.
with tickets to see The Blockheads
who are visiting Edinburgh tomorrow to pay tribute to their late lead singer Ian Dury.
He portrays the singer as he struggles with polio and self-destructive urges before finding fame with The Blockheads
. (2010/15) ***
Across at Sage Gateshead on Friday there is another versatile and classy band on hand when Hall 2 welcomes back the Blockheads
The 10 Insurance; Churchill 9 Jonah; 8 Innsbruck; 7 Faro; 6 Blockheads
; The 5 Gudgeon; 4 chrysalis; or pupa The 3 Pleasence; Donald 2 gram; One 1 ANSWERS:
e extraordinary linkup between the Welsh nippers and the Essex rockers happened after their music fan manager Leighton Collins tweeted proudly about his "under-8s dubbing them his "Blockheads
The (http://www.blockheads.com/) Blockheads
chain in New York City, however, offers a drink that's been compared to a margarita on steroids.
The great Norman Watt-Roy, of Blockheads
fame, stood legs planted to stage left, his fingers flying up and down the frets with bamboozling speed.
I'd suggest the more blockheads
you have in a country, the worse that country is off, in terms of future survival, since blockheads
, can be looked on as two-legged dodo birds.