Tag Archives: Ian Dury

Album review: BIG APPLE BLUES – Manhattan Alley

Big Apple Blues - Manhattan Alley

On Sunday 5 August in his weekly show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Pete Feenstra chatted to Admir Hadzic from Big Apple Blues, playing tracks from ‘Manhattan Alley’ Stone Tone Records [Release date 19.04.18] Big Apple Blues is a … Continue reading

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Album review: BIG BOY BLOATER AND THE LIMITS – Pills

BIG BOY BLOATER AND THE LIMITS – Pills

Provogue [Release date 15.06.18] Big Boy Bloater And The Limits new CD ‘Pills’ strips things down to the bone in a power trio format, with Bloater on guitar and lead vocals, Matt Cowley on drums and bv’s, bassist Steve Oates … Continue reading

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Album review: IAN DURY/& THE BLOCKHEADS – Reissues

Ian Dury - New Boots And Panties!!

Edsel [Release date 02.03.15] To most, Ian Dury will always be remembered as the cheeky chappy who – in 1978 – had a massive hit with ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’. Dury’s Blockhead-related albums are now collected and re-formatted … Continue reading

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Album review: THE SHARPEES – Mississippi Thrill

The Sharpees - Mississippi Thrill

Sharpees [Release date 12.05.14] Influenced in equal measure by George Thorogood, Dr. Feelgood, Rory Gallagher and Tom Petty’s melodic sensibilities, The Sharpees are a straight to the vein shot of self penned, guitar driven rhythm and blues. ‘Mississippi Thrill’ pushes … Continue reading

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DVD review: WILKO JOHNSON – Live At Koko

Wilko Johnson - Live At Koko

Cadiz Music [Release date 18.12.13] The biggest weight of expectation on a night of high emotion probably lay in the lap of the multi-camera crew, rather than the band themselves. For on a night that happily didn’t turn out to … Continue reading

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Album Review: THE BLOCKHEADS – Same Horse Different Jockey

  Self release [Release Date: 23.11.13] It’s 36 years since The Blockheads first hit the road to stardom and 13 years since Ian Dury died. And on the evidence of this album, the band appears to be far better positioned … Continue reading

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Interview with bass icon NORMAN WATT-ROY (June 2013)

After a 46 year career that has made him a bass icon, Norman Watt-Roy finally has finally recorded his first ever solo album ‘Faith & Grace’ – cockney rhyming slang for bass. With a career that started with playing American … Continue reading

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Album review: NORMAN WATT-ROY – Faith & Grace

Cadiz [Release date 17.06.13] The mission statement for this album comes in the middle of the autobiographical ‘Me My Bass And I’: ‘When I heard Jaco (Pastorius) and Weather Report that was basically it. I realised where I came from, … Continue reading

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