Sex & Blogs & Rhythm Sticks

Pay attention. This is important.

I just got served. No, not in the “oh snap!” way but in the DMCA way. In case you’re wondering it was the Married To The Mob soundtrack that got me busted. Just like last time I don’t know WHO sent the DMCA because Google is run by a bunch of shitbags who won’t let me read the DMCA that names me. For those of you keeping track at home this is the second DMCA notice I’ve been served with. I’m suspecting that if I get hit with another that this blog will be shut down by Google.

But don’t threat! Even if this specific blog goes AWOL Lost Turntable will not. I may have mentioned this before but I own So bookmark that. If this blog ever vanishes into the copyright void, you’ll know where to find me. Actually I’ll probably be making the leap to that site eventually regardless, the only thing that’s stopping me is my complete lack of HTML skills and my complete hatred for every single template I’ve ever seen. I do have a friend working on my new template (the lovely Anna Hegedus) but she’s busy and I’m busy, so it’s going slowly.

So I’m asking for help once more. If anyone out there thinks they can convert this template (with some minor tweaks that I have in mind) to WordPress, which is the blogging software I’ll be using on my new site, please email me. My email address is located on this page. If you can’t find it then you probably shouldn’t be working on my website. I can’t pay anyone who helps me, but I will repay you with music and Pittsburgh-based positive vibes.

Furthermore, long time readers of my blog may know that I tend to fulfill remix requests in the month of March since it marks my blog’s “birthday” (Four years this year! Holy shit!) but since I am seemingly under watch at the moment I don’t think that would be wise. However if you email me I might hook you up in one way or another. Just don’t go nuts. A while ago someone not only sent me a request, but it was epic in length and they had the gall to ask if I could re-record the tracks so they would sound better! Wanker.

Tonight’s post is a repost of old material however, since I’ve been getting swamped with comments and emails for most of these tracks.

Oh, and thanks everyone for the kind words. I needed that.

Ian Dury And The Blockheads
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick ’91 (The Flying Remix)
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Live)
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Disco Version)
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Paul Hardcastle Remix)
Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (Paul Hardcastle Remix)
Reasons To Be Cheerful (Paul Hardcastle Remix)
Wake Up (And Make Love To Me) (Paul Hardcastle Remix)
Really Glad You Came (Love Version)
Inspiration (Love Version)

Ian Dury is my hero. The man overcomes polio (and being in his mid-30s) to become one of the most WTF-worthy pop stars in history. If that story doesn’t scream “never give up” I don’t know what does. And I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick” is the greatest song ever written. This is every rare(ish) version of that classic I have, plus some other stuff. Do you want more Ian Dury? Well then click here. Also here. The later link leads to an all Stiff Records post I did a few years ago. The version of “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” (retitled with an added “& Chaos” at the end) included there is balls out crazy, ending in a frantic climax that will totally make you want to fuck, do a line of coke and start a band all at the same time.

One more Ian Dury-related note, this for my UK peeps mostly. Anyone know when that movie about him is coming out on DVD, in any region? I have an all-region player so no matter where it comes out first that’s the one I’m buying.

18 Responses to “Sex & Blogs & Rhythm Sticks”

  1. Anonymous Oreh says:

    Seems that the Ian Dury DVD is due out 17 May:

  2. Anonymous says:

    Eclectro,South of England.
    On u can normally preorder(so know in advance),but no date there as of yet!
    However u can preorder a 'Rare & Unseen DVD',which comes out April 5th,if that's any help!

  3. docomospur says:

    Married To The Mob, for feck's sake! Thanks again for sharing and for keeping it going. I wish I could buy half the gems you post on here but the industry is so far up its own. I wouldn't blow any money on the Mob soundtrack though 😉

  4. Webbie @ Football and Music says:

    Hello. Long time reader first time commenter.

    It would be easier and faster to find a WordPress theme and customise it. There are thousands and thousands out there.
    I do it all the time.

    (oh my other job is as my name suggests, as a webbie so I can assist in anything if you like)

    As to the Ian Dury tracks: Quality. Nice one sir.

    I look forward to seeing the film about him with Andy Serkis.
    Don't know if it will be released in the U.S but on DVD eventually I'm sure.

  5. Tom in Portsmouth, NH says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you! Been looking for those Paul Hardcastle remixes ever since I learned they existed! You made my day! 🙂

  6. Frederick says:

    Coincidentally, I just bought a copy of Married to the Mob for $1 at a used CD shop. Yes, that valuable copyright must be protected at all cost!!!!!!!

  7. The Lost Turntable says:

    Dude if you could hook me up with a digital copy of that I'd owe you. Email me.

  8. Anonymous says:

    All the main UK retailers are still showing TBA for the Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll DVD release date. TF

  9. PJ says:

    Dude: Every post you deliver is a fucking triumph. Ian is a hero. Thank you and remain unafraid.

  10. Anonymous says:

    ty 4 the Dury re-ups! YouRuleRock!

  11. Anonymous says:


    I'm so happy I found your site.

    I apologize for not sticking with the topic, but any chance you could repost the BAD – The Globe (Instrumental Version). Apparently your the only one on the planet that has it! Regardless – keep up the good work – hope your keeping the Google Bastards at bay.

  12. raul says:

    as always exellent post,thanks a lot,already bookmarked the new adress

  13. Anonymous says:

    Oh, you got served all right. 🙂

  14. Anonymous says:

    Outta print stuff they wouldn't make $ off anyway. Nevermind, keep it buried. Why? Who cares. They're just demonstrating their power for the fuck of it.

    "Married to the Mob", the irony is painful.

  15. Leo Rattans says:

    I really like the idea behind your blog, and often the tracks too.

    I know nothing about blogging but I'm a good follower, and I've noticed that Funky16Corners has left WordPress. Since Larry seems to know what he's doing, you may want to investigate why.

    Respect, Leo.

  16. The Lost Turntable says:

    I'm not going to WordPress, I'm using the open source WordPress blogging software, not exactly the same thing.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Thanx for these, where are the Love mixes from?

  18. The Lost Turntable says:

    Really Glad You Came 12'' single.

    …it kinds says that in the ID3 tag y'know.

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