Weekly Vinyl – Spasticus

9 May

Spasticvs Avtisticvs
Ian Dury
(1981)
SONY DSC

This maxi single proudly proclaims that you get 12-inches for the price of a single.
It doesn’t mention that there is but one song on both sides – albeit two different versions of the same song.
And what a song it is.
Ian Dury was a master songsmith and able to precisely target and hit the overly sensitive buttons of the general population. He did it with “Sex and drugs and Rock-n-roll”
This song, “Spasticus Autisticus,” was equally controversial and was banned from many radio stations. Dury suffered from polio and was thumbing his nose at what he perceived as the hollow event during the “Year of the Disabled.”

Ian Dury was a true original. I wish there was more than these two versions of the same song on this disk.

 

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