The pattern Grampa - Shes Crazy work adopted by the pair involved Dury presenting Jankel with his hand-typed lyric sheets. According to Chaz in Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll: The Life of Ian Dury he would be repeatedly given the lyric for "Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll" but Jankel kept rejecting the song, only for it to be at the top of the pile again the next time, only to be rejected again.
This went on until Dury sung the song's guitar riff to Jankel and sang the song's title in time with Jankel's riff. Later, Jankel heard the Ornette Coleman tune "Ramblin" from his album Change of the Centurywhich included also Charlie Haden and Don Cherry and heard exactly the same bass riff being played by Haden. Dury once apologised to Coleman for lifting the riff but, as Coleman explained, he or possibly Haden had lifted it himself from a Kentucky folk tune called " Old Joe Clark ".
An alternative version to this story exists: as Dury explained when he guested on BBC Radio 4 's Desert Island Discshe had apologised at Ronnie Scott's Club for the riff lift to Sex N Drugs N Rock N Roll - Various - Punk Classic 45s , who responded by saying there was no need for an apology as he had lifted it from an old Cajun tune.
The single did not chart, selling around 19, copies a small amount for a single in but won critical acclaim. The original single was deleted after only two months. Released as it was in the height of the popularity of punk rockthe song was misinterpreted as it often is to this day as a song about excess as its title and chorus would suggest. The verses themselves are at times somewhat riddle-like, although always suggestive of an alternative lifestyle:.
Here's a little bit of advice, you're quite welcome, it is free Don't do nothing that is cut-price, you'll know what they'll make you be They will try their tricky device, trap you with the ordinary Get your teeth into a small slice, the cake of liberty.
Although the song made the phrase "Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll" more popular, it has been around at least since the late 60s  and early 70s . The title of the song was later used in many other song lyrics. The song has become a staple on punk rock, new wave and Ian Dury compilations but initially the song was not available in the abundance it is today.
In keeping with Dury's own policy of not including his singles on his albums, the track was not officially included on his debut album New Boots and Panties!! Five hundred more copies of the NME's version of the single were re-pressed for a competition the magazine ran but following this it was not available until Juke Box Duryan Ian Dury singles collection released in by Stiff Records.
Since then it has appeared on every Ian Dury compilation. Stiff Records organised a joint tour Viens Ar Savu Mīlu - Pauls Sakss, Tālis Matīss - Meldermeitiņa (Populāru Deju Virkne) Nick LoweIan DuryWreckless EricLarry Wallisand Elvis Costellofive of their biggest acts at the time, with the intention of having the bands alternating as the headlining act.
It features four drummers and four keyboard players, plus vocals by Wallis, Wreckless Eric, Edmunds, Lowe, and Dury, and by the end at 5 minutes and 22 seconds what sounds like every musician on the tour. The Sex N Drugs N Rock N Roll - Various - Punk Classic 45s features footage of Dury singing the lyrics. Variations of the phrase are often used in Sex N Drugs N Rock N Roll - Various - Punk Classic 45s . The opening lines of the song are sung in the introduction For A Dancer - Jackson Browne - Double Dynamite - Late For The Sky / For Everyman " Ain't No Right " by Jane's Addiction.
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