Well, whatever the arguments about the first two points, surprisingly the last one is way off the mark. Annie Nightingale recently told me that she did spin it during the evenings. But it got hardly any daytime plays. But Ian persevered. What eventually convinced Jankel to tackle it was a very unusual move by Dury.
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The pattern of 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 Century , which 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 ".
Top definition. A nickname for the lifestyle of Rock stars. The three things are stereotypically connected, and none can be separated from the others. Basically, the idea is that the lives of rock stars are in their bigger part those three things: having sex with fans , using drugs often illegal ones , and performing this is what the rock and roll stands for.