There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards- Ian Dury And The Blockheads (1978)


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An individual, limited edition, example of vinyl art made from a genuine, original, 45rpm, 7” single featuring the  single, There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards by Ian Dury and The Blockheads. The record was released in 1978, on the Stiff record label and is the b-side of ‘You Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’. It has been reworked into the side profile of Albert Einstein, a very clever person.

A great framed gift for a friend or family member who is a fan of Ian Dury, rock,  new wave, Albert Einstein or has a special memory linked to the song.

Presented in a black wooden box frame
Limited Edition of 100, signed and numbered by myself, the artist

Title: There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards
Media Artist/s: Ian Dury and the Blockheads
Record Label: Stiff
Medium: Mixed media, hand cut from an original 7″ vinyl single
Era: 1970s
Genre: Rock / New Wave

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Additional information about this, Ian Dury and the Blockheads vinyl art.

Ian Dury & The Blockheads – The Artist

Ian Robins Dury (1942 – 2000) was an English singer-songwriter and actor who rose to fame during the late 1970s, during the punk and new wave era of rock music. He was the lead singer of Ian Dury and the Blockheads and before that of Kilburn and the High Roads. Dury’s lyrics are a combination of lyrical poetry, word play, observation of British everyday life, character sketches, and sexual humour.

There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards – The Song

‘There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards’ is a song and single by Ian Dury and the Blockheads, originally released in 1978 on Stiff Records. It was written by Dury and the Blockheads’ multi-instrumentalist Chaz Jankeand. It was the b-side of their single, ‘You Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. Lyrically the song references various clever people through history such as the English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer Noel Coward. The Dutch post-impressionist painter, Van Gogh, the Italian artist, Leonardo da Vinci and German-born theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein. 

Albert Einstein – The Shape

This record has been modelled into the side profile of Albert Einstein.  Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics (alongside quantum mechanics). His work is also known for its influence on the philosophy of science. He is best known to the general public for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2, which has been dubbed “the world’s most famous equation”. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”, a pivotal step in the development of quantum theory.

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Weight 1030 g
Dimensions 25 × 4.5 × 25 cm
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