Friday, November 3, 2017

If It Ain't Stiff

The Stiff All Stars : Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll

In the first week of November, 1977 the five bands who made up the Live Stiffs Tour wrapped up their campaign. The bands were  Elvis Costello and The Attractions, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Wreckless Eric and The New Rockets, Nick Lowe's Last Chicken in the Shop, and Larry Wallis's Psychedelic Rowdies. Like the famous Motown tours of the Sixties, these new wave heroes rotated the line ups and played on each other's stages. Ian Dury even played drums during Wreckless Eric's sets. The shows ended with the entire bands ( including three drummers) coming out and jamming to Dury's current hit, "Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll". All available on Stiff Live if you can find it.

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