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Sex and Drugs and Old Joe Clark
« on: September 08, 2017, 10:18:04 AM »

Was looking up Old Joe Clark and was surprised to find that Ian Dury stated he nicked the main riff from Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll.

Well you live and learn.
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Re: Sex and Drugs and Old Joe Clark
« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2017, 12:18:54 PM »

Aha! I'd never made that connection but so obvious now.
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Re: Sex and Drugs and Old Joe Clark
« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2017, 12:54:58 PM »

Lester - star status is achieved!
Belting tune and yes, good old Ian Drury.
I remember Flowers and Frolics covering some of his stuff soon after it came out, as they said it was simply modern music hall!
....and Ian Drury and the Blockheads were great to watch. I was lucky to see live when in their heyday.
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Re: Sex and Drugs and Old Joe Clark
« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2017, 05:56:29 PM »

Hiya, forgot to ask:
Have you an abc file for Old Joe Clark?
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Re: Sex and Drugs and Old Joe Clark
« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2017, 06:08:21 PM »

Hiya, forgot to ask:
Have you an abc file for Old Joe Clark?
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X:497
T:Old Joe Clark
M:4/4
L:1/8
K:AMix
e2 f2 g2 f2|e2 d2 c4|e2 f2 g2 f2|e4 e4|
e2 f2 g2 f2|e2 d2 c4|ABcA B2 G2|A4 A4:|
A2 ABcB A2|e2 d2 c4|A2 ABcB A2|G4 G4|
A2 ABcB A2|e2 d2 c4|ABcA B2 G2|A4 A4:|
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Re: Sex and Drugs and Old Joe Clark
« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2017, 06:13:20 PM »

Thanks matey....
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Re: Sex and Drugs and Old Joe Clark
« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2017, 07:35:57 PM »

Well I never. This is why I love this forum, for this obscure melodeonic trivia.

I'd like to have seen Ian Dury, but at least The Blockheads are still playing. Will probably go see them in their 40th anniversay year at Norwich Arts Centre in December.
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Re: Sex and Drugs and Old Joe Clark
« Reply #7 on: September 08, 2017, 07:40:29 PM »

In fact the Blockheads were headlining at Towersey the other weekend!
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Re: Sex and Drugs and Old Joe Clark
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2017, 06:07:08 PM »

Ian Dury also based 'Hit me with Your Rhythm Stick' on all the inexpertly thrashed bodhrans at sessions.
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