Monday, November 19, 2007

"Ian Dury - 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll'

from - by Jack Langridge

To mark the 30th anniversary of Ian Dury's 1977 punk masterstroke 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll,' the single is being re-issued in The UK through history affirming label Edsel Records. Featuring an ultra-rare recording of 'Closer to Home'- a bladdered, bluesy bar-room ditty previously only available on an limited cassette in 1981 – 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll' is a must for any music collection.

For many, the phrase (and song) signifies a long since dead spirit; virtually all but snuffed out of today's heavily commercialised, meticulously marketed rock groups. A brilliantly spiffing definition of the world's most popular genre of music – it's also just a cracking tune: "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll / Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll / Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll..."

Released 11/19/07 on Demon Edsel.

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