Monday, 17 September 2012
AHH, THAT'S BETTER, PURGE THE POISON, THE BENEFITS ARE INSTANTANEOUS . . . . NOW FOR A LITTLE BIT OF FUNKALICIOUS FUN FOLKS . . . . THE INCREDIBLE, THE ZANY, THE PERMANENTLY FUNK TRIPPIN, BOOTSY . . . . FUNKIN WID DA DEARLY DEPARTED COCKNEY FUNK SUPERNOVA, MR IAN DURY, AND THE SAMPLE FROM HIS MEGA FUNKY GEM, "HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK" . . . . ONE, TWO, THREE !!
Even the grooves on Bootsy's nineties hit, "Do The Freak" are getting dusty now, but the song he so cleverly sampled, Soul Bruvver Blockhead, Kid Kilburn, the one and definitely only, Mr Ian Dury's 1979 miracle that is "Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick" is as fresh and full of juicy, funky love as it was so long ago . . . . I just reckon it's an absolute show of respect on Bootsy Collins' behalf to acknowledge the enduring awesomeness of the Cockney King's musical masterpiece that 'Hit me' is, and forever shall be, his using its memorable intro is a definite tip of his freaky millinery wear to just how great a tune it is.
The Blockheads were a band of exceptional talent and musical prowess, schooled in the crossover period of London's pub rock and punk scene, they could play it all and then some, and with Billericay Dickie out front and the band fully in the slot behind him, making legit quality, social commentary based, groove infused and timeless tunes was always on the cards . . . . so here is a first for me, two tunes in the same post from two of my musical heroes, drop in on Mister Dury first, get the feel, let yo'sef go and then get down and get funky with Bootsy and check where the inspiration for the predominant sample track comes from . . . . I'm off to buy me a skull mask and a gym subscription . . . . come on, hit me !!!!