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Davey Payne

Slapstick Silent Comedy Fundraiser, Colston Hall, Bristol Picture date: 24 October, 2008
Slapstick Silent Comedy Fundraiser, Colston Hall, Bristol
Picture date: 24 October, 2008

Born 11 August 1944, in Willesden, North West London)

Davey grew up in Clacton, UK, and started playing the clarinet because of his enjoyment of Dixieland jazz.
On hearing swing, bebop and Dexter Gordon in the 1960s he moved to London, and began taking lessons and going to jazz clubs. He also took up the soprano saxophone, and began playing in mixed media events.

He was drawn into The People Band, and moved with them to Holland.

He met Ian Dury when he visited London in late 1970 – “He thought I was a junkie, I thought he was an idiot” – and returned to Holland. After the People Band played a gig in London with Kilburn and the High Roads in 1971, he was coerced into joining them for a jam at their home, and ended up staying with the band until it broke up in June 1975. He thereafter returned to Clacton; he played 2 gigs with Ronnie Lane, and a few with The Fabulous Poodles.

In the meantime Ian Dury managed to launch a solo career, and Davey contributed to New Boots and Panties!!, in 1977. Davey however joined Wreckless Eric’s band.

After the completion of his album and its success, Ian badgered Davey into rejoining his band, now called the Blockheads, full-time and he did! Davey is credited as a co-composer of numerous songs in the catalogue. Not to mention one of the most famous recorded Saxophone solos in popular music and certainly the most famous with two saxes played at the same time… Hit Me!

Davey left the band in August 1998 for the West Country of England. We are very happy and proud to welcome Davey back whenever time and location permit!

Terry Edwards


Born on 10th August 1960 in Hornchurch, Essex

Terry Edwards has been a mainstay of the British Indie scene since the early 80s, having first made a name for himself with John Peel favourites The Higsons (alongside The Fast Show’s Charlie Higson).
After several top-ten indie singles, a contract with Two-Tone Records and tours of the UK, Europe & America the band split & Edwards concentrated on the twin career paths of solo artist & session brass-player to the great & the good. His credits include work with Madness, Robyn Hitchcock, Nick Cave, Siouxsie Sioux, Glen Matlock (Sex Pistols/Rich Kids), Spiritualized, Julian Cope, PJ Harvey, Tindersticks & many others. More recently he’s been playing with Jerry Dammers’ Spatial AKA, The Blockheads, Faust, Paul Weller and ‘Allo Darling.
Every Indie label worth it’s salt has at least one act that Edwards has recorded with – Factory, Rough Trade, Mute, Damaged Goods, Creation, Wiiija, Go! Discs, Cherry Red & Perfecto.

Terry regularly plays with Gallon Drunk (he’s been a member since 1993) and Lydia Lunch whom he has worked with for over 12 years & currently collaborates with as Big Sexy Noise (Lunch, Edwards, James Johnston & Ian White).
The diversity of the session work is mirrored in Terry’s solo career – an early flirtation with 50s sax-led Rhythm & Blues in his outfit New York New York, the culmination of which is his soundtrack-style recordings with BUtterfield 8, co-founded with Madness bassist Mark Bedford.

Terry Edwards & the Scapegoats introduced the world to what has become known as ‘jazz-punk’ with their mid-nineties albums My Wife Doesn’t Understand Me and I Didn’t Get Where I Am Today. These were precursed by a series of inventive cover version EPs – The Jesus & Mary Chain (trumpet-led instrumentals), The Fall (in ska style with a few members of Madness giving it authenticity), Miles Davis (speed-metal!) and The Cure (hi-life and dance-floor beats).

The untimely death of John Peel inspired an eponymous CD of improvised music which is echoed in recent performances by The Near Jazz Experience (Edwards, Bedford & Simon Charterton). There’s more – commissions by choreographer Charles Linehan, recordings for the BBC’s Psychoville and the stage-piece The Black Rider created by Tom Waits, William Burroughs & Robert Wilson where Terry got to work with the great Mr Waits (2004-6)

2010’s solo album Cliches sees another departure. Inspired by the Alex Chilton covers album of the same name, Terry pays homage to the Big Star frontman in the same way that Chilton’s record paid homage to his hero Chet Baker.

To paraphrase John Peel’s appraisal of The Fall – Terry Edwards, in a nutshell, is “always different – always the same”.

Straight From The Desk (2001)


Released: 2001 (Internet only release)

Live At Ilford Odeon December 23rd 1978

  1. Wake up And Make Love With Me (Dury/Jankel)
  2. I’m Partial To Your Abracadabra (Dury/Jankel)
  3. Upminster Kid (Dury/Hardy)
  4. Clevor Trever (Dury/Jankel)
  5. This Is What We Find (Dury/Gallagher)
  6. You’re More Than Fair (Dury/Hardy)
  7. Blackmail Man (Dury/Nugent)
  8. Billericay Dickie (Dury/Nugent)
  9. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Dury/Jankel)
  10. There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards (Dury/Hardy)
  11. Plaistow Patricia (Dury/Nugent)
  12. I Made Mary Cry (Dury/Hardy)
  13. What A Waste (Dury/Gallagher/Turnbull/Watt-Roy/Charles/Melvin)
  14. My Old Man (Dury/Nugent)
  15. Sex And Drugs And Rock And Roll (Dury/Jankel)

Mr Lovepants (1997)


  1. Jack Shit George (Dury/Rhys-Jones)
  2. The Passing Show (Dury/Jankel)
  3. You’re My Baby (Dury/Jankel)
  4. Honeysuckle Highway (Dury/Jankel)
  5. Itinerant Child (Dury/Jankel)
  6. Geraldine (Dury/Gallagher)
  7. Cacka Boom (Dury/Rhys-Jones)
  8. Bed ‘O’ Roses No. 9 (Dury/Jankel)
  9. Heavy Living (Dury/Jankel)
  10. Mash It Up Harry (Dury/Jankel)

Live! Warts ‘n’ Audience….Plus! (1991)


Released: 2000 (Originally released as Warts ‘n’ Audience in 1991)

Recorded Brixton Academy, December 22nd 1990

  1. Intro
  2. Wake up and Make Love With Me (Dury/Jankel)
  3. Clevor Trever (Dury/Jankel)
  4. Inbetweenies (Dury/Jankel)
  5. If I Was With a Woman (Dury/Jankel)
  6. Billericay Dickie (Dury/Nugent)
  7. Quiet (Dury/Gallagher/Turnbull/Watt-Roy/Charles)
  8. My Old Man (Dury/Nugent)
  9. Spasticus Autisticus (Dury/Jankel)
  10. Plaistow Patricia (Dury/Nugent)
  11. There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards (Dury/Hardy)
  12. Sweet Gene Vincent (Dury/Jankel)
  13. What a Waste! (Dury/Gallagher/Turnbull/Watt-Roy/Charles/Melvin)
  14. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Dury/Jankel)
  15. Blockheads (Dury/Jankel)
  16. Reasons To Be Cheerful Part 3 (Dury/Jankel/Payne)

Hold On To Your Structure (1985)


  1. Billericay Dickie (Dury/Nugent)
  2. Wake up and Make Love With Me (Dury/Jankel)
  3. What a Waste! (Dury/Gallagher/Turnbull/Watt-Roy/Charles/Melvin)
  4. We Want the Gold (Dury/Jankel)
  5. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Dury/Jankel)
  6. Sweet Gene Vincent (Dury/Jankel)
  7. Blockheads (Dury/Jankel)
  8. Reasons To Be Cheerful (Dury/Jankel/Payne)
  9. Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll (Dury/Jankel)

VHS: 1985, DVD: 2003

Laughter (1980)


Disc 1

  1. Sueperman’s Big Sister (Dury/Johnson)
  2. Pardon (Dury/Watt-Roy)
  3. Delusions of Grandeur (Dury/Gallagher)
  4. Yes and No (Paula) (Dury/Payne)
  5. Dance of the Crackpots (Dury/Turnbull)
  6. Over the Points (Dury/Turnbull)
  7. (Take Your Elbow Out of the Soup) You’re Sitting On The Chicken (Dury/Gallagher)
  8. Uncoolohol (Charles/Dury)
  9. Hey, Hey, Take Me Away (Dury/Gallagher)
  10. Manic Depression (Jimi) (Dury/Gallagher)
  11. Oh, Mr. Peanut (Dury/Johnson)
  12. F***ing Ada (Dury/Turnbull)

Disc 1 (Bonus Tracks)

  1. i Want To Be Straight (Dury/Gallagher)
  2. That’s Not All (Dury/Payne)
  3. You’ll See Glimpses (Dury/Watt-Roy/Turnbull)

Disc 2 (Bonus Tracks)

  1. Duff ‘Em Up And Do ‘Em Over (Boogie Woogie) (Album Outtake) (Dury/Gallagher)
  2. You Are Here (Album Outtake) (Dury/Gallagher)
  3. Come In No. 9 (Album Outtake) (Dury/Galllagher)
  4. Chicken (Take Your Elbow Out Of The Soup) (Gallagher)
  5. CC’s Rock (Charles/Gallagher/Payne/Turnbull/Watt-Roy)
  6. I Know Your Name (Payne)
  7. Public Party (Dance Of The Crackpots) (Turnbull)
  8. Black And White (Yes And No (Paula)) (Payne)
  9. Manic Depression (Gallagher)
  10. More Turns For Everyone (Charles/Gallagher/Payne/Turnbull/Watt-Roy)
  11. Blue Light (That’s Not All) (Payne)
  12. Back To Y-Front (Charles/Gallagher/Payne/Turnbull/Watt-Roy)
  13. Fatback (Charles/Gallagher/Payne/Turnbull/Watt-Roy)
  14. On The Spot (Do The Block) (Charles/Gallagher/Payne/Turnbull/Watt-Roy)
  15. Duff ‘Em Up And Do ‘Em Over (Boogie Woogie) (Oh Mr Peanut) (Gallagher)
  16. Peter Gunn (Mancini)

Tracks 4 to 16 are Demo Instrumentals by The Blockheads.

Do It Yourself (1979)


Disc 1

  1. Inbetweenies (Dury/Jankel)
  2. Quiet (Dury/Gallagher/Turnbull/Watt-Roy/Charles)
  3. Don’t Ask Me (Dury/Jankel)
  4. Sink My Boats (Dury/Jankel)
  5. Waiting for Your Taxi (Dury/Jankel)
  6. This Is What We Find (Dury/Gallagher)
  7. Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy (Dury/Turnbull)
  8. Mischief (Dury/Gallagher)
  9. Dance of the Screamers (Dury/Jankel)
  10. Lullaby for Franci/es (Dury/Jankel)

Disc 1 (Bonus Tracks)

  1. What A Waste (Dury/Gallagher/Turnbull/Watt-Roy/Charles/Melvin)
  2. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Dury/Jankel)
  3. There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards (Dury/Hardy)
  4. Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3 (Dury/Jankel/Payne)
  5. Common As Muck (Dury/jankel/Payne)
  6. Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3 (12″ version) (Dury/Jankel/Payne)

Disc 2 (Bonus Tracks)

  1. This Is What We Find (Demo) (Dury/Gallagher)
  2. Boogie Woogie (Duff ‘Em Up) (Demo) (Dury/Gallagher)
  3. Quiet (Demo) (Dury/Gallagher/Turnbull/Watt-Roy/Charles)
  4. Inbetweenies (backing track) (Demo) (Dury/Jankel)
  5. Babies Kept Quiet (Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy) (Demo) (Dury/Turnbulll)
  6. Blow (instrumental) (Demo) (Jankel/Turnbull/Gallagher/Watt-Roy/Charles/Payne)
  7. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (Dury/Jankel)
  8. I’m Partial To Your Abracadabra (Dury/Jankel)
  9. Wake Up And Make Love With Me (Dury/Jankel)
  10. Clevor Trever (Dury/Jankel)
  11. Sweet Gene Vincent (Dury/Jankel)
  12. Billericay Dickie (Dury/Nugent)
  13. My Old Man (Dury/Nugent)
  14. If I Was With A Woman (Dury/Jankel)
  15. Blockheads (Dury/Jankel)
  16. Plaistow Patricia (Dury/Nugent)
  17. Blackmail Man (Dury/Nugent)

Tracks 7 to 17 are all from the “Stiff’s Live Stiffs” tour 1977.

New Boots and Panties (1977)


Disc 1

  1. Wake Up And Make Love With Me (Dury/Jankel)
  2. Sweet Gene Vincent (Dury/Jankel)
  3. I’m Partial to Your Abracadabra (Dury/Jankel)
  4. My Old Man (Dury/Nugent)
  5. Billericay Dickie (Dury/Nugent)
  6. Clevor Trever (Dury/Jankel)
  7. Is I Was With a Woman (Dury/Jankel)
  8. Blockheads (Dury/Jankel)
  9. Plaistow Patricia (Dury/Nugent)
  10. Blackmail Man (Dury/Nugent)

Disc 1 (Bonus Tracks)

  1. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (Dury/Jankel)
  2. Razzle In My Pocket (Dury/Jankel)
  3. You’re More Than Fair (Dury/Hardy)
  4. Englands Glory (live) (Dury/Melvin)

Disc 2 (Bonus Tracks)

  1. Wake Up And Make Love With Me (Demo Version) (Dury/Jankel)
  2. Sink My Boats (Demo Version) (Dury/Jankel)
  3. Apples (Demo Version) (Dury/Jankel)
  4. England’s Glory (Demo Version) (Dury/Melvin)
  5. Tell The Children (Demo Version) (Dury/Jankel)
  6. I Made Mary Cry (Demo Version) (Dury/Hardy)
  7. Sweet Gene Vincent (backing track) (Demo Version) (Dury/Jankel)
  8. Blackmail Man (Demo Version) (Dury/Nugent)
  9. My Old Man (Demo Version) (Dury/Nugent)
  10. Something’s Going To Happen In The Winter (Demo Version) (Dury/Jankel)
  11. Wifey (Demo Version) (Dury/Jankel)
  12. Sink My Boats (alternate version) (Demo Version) (Dury/Jankel)
  13. I’m Partial To Your Abracadabra (Demo Version) (Dury/Jankel)
  14. If I Was With A Woman (Demo Version) (Dury/Jankel)
  15. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (Demo Version) (Dury/Jankel)
  16. Clevor Trever (Demo Version) (Dury/Jankel)
  17. Blockheads (Demo Version) (Dury/Jankel)