Wednesday, October 03, 2007

Difficult Dancing

Ian Dury's 'Spasticus Autisticus' is an all out classic and I'm sure you all know it well, I've been playing it a fair bit lately and loving it all over again; superb rhythms, warm lush bits and Ian's brilliant off kilter dry delivery of some pretty hard hitting lyrics make this irrisistable. Wierdly this song was banned by the BBC in the International Year of Disabled Persons, an utterly insensitive move which hardly acknowledged Ian's own life long battle with Polio. The song would go on to be something of an underground hit with it's sublime mix of edgy 'punkiness' & Arthur Russel school of Disco beats & guitar. If you havent, by some small chance, encountered this bit of brilliance... it's time you did... my copy comes from the lovely Disco Not Disco compilation or the Part 1 12" to be more correct.

Ian Dury & The Seven Sea Players - Spasticus Autisticus

5 comments:

Enrique said...

Never heard this mix before. Fantastic. Thanks.

Mellow Jonny said...

classic song, genius artist, superb mix, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Oh sounds like Lucienne by justus kohncke

ahgoodygoody said...

this is a great pick!would love to hear more 'garage','disco not disco' sounds if you have them.

christopher keyz said...

hey all - yeah its a good one, no doubt.. ill look around and drop some other disco not disco goodies in coming posts...

oh and anonymous, its the other way round - this predates kohncke by decades... ;)