With despair I pictured to myself how coldly and disdainfully that "scoundrel" Zverkov would meet me; with what dull-witted, invincible contempt the blockhead
Trudolyubov would look at me; with what impudent rudeness the insect Ferfitchkin would snigger at me in order to curry favour with Zverkov; how completely Simonov would take it all in, and how he would despise me for the abjectness of my vanity and lack of spirit--and, worst of all, how paltry, unliterary, commonplace it would all be.
If I give up those three hairs I--I'm just a blockhead
I can give you his description in three words--an insensate, ugly, stupid blockhead
The captain, like a well-bred man, had, before marriage, always given up his opinion to that of the lady; and this, not in the clumsy awkward manner of a conceited blockhead
, who, while he civilly yields to a superior in an argument, is desirous of being still known to think himself in the right.
Slurk laughed very heartily, and folding up the paper so as to get at a fresh column conveniently, said, that the blockhead
really amused him.
Number One in the UK singles chart way back in January 1979, Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick sold more than a million copies and propelled Ian Dury and The Blockheads
to worldwide acclaim.
But much like Elvis Costello's Attractions, as was, the Blockheads
band were such an integral part of Ian Dury's success that it's hard to imagine the charismatic singer ever making a career without their sublime arrangements and funky grooves and likewise, the thought of the band packing up and quitting would be an added tragedy such was their excellence and influence on other muscians who followed.
After leaving Dr Feelgood in the 1970s, Johnson played with Ian Dury and The Blockheads
then enjoyed a lengthy solo career.
Leaving after four albums with the band, The Solid Senders and The Wilko Johnson Band followed, as did a stint with Ian Dury and The Blockheads
IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS
- NEW BOOTS AND PANTIES (EDSE- NEW Boots And Panties was the debut album from Ian Dury And e Blockheads
, originally released in the autumn of 1977, climbing eventually to number ve on the UK charts.
Team Frank and the Lego Blockheads
, from Cullercoats Primary School, in North Tyneside, will compete in the Institution of Engineering and Technology's First Lego League competition on Sunday and could win a trip to the USA to take part in the global final.
e band heard that I called them Blockheads
and loved it," the 40-year-"e band heard that I called them Blockheads
and loved it," the 40-yearold said.
Wilko Johnson/Roger Daltrey Going Back Home THE Blockheads
rhythm section join the Dr Feelgood and Who legends on 10 Johnson originals and a cover of Bob Dylan's Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window?
have made a name for themselves with their loveable, cocky, schoolboy-rude songs.
Sunday got off to a good start with the Blow Monkeys defying the rain and The Blockheads
giving us many Reasons To Be Cheerful.