Friday, 5 December 2014

-Music Videos on my Mind- Baxter Dury’s “Lips”

Baxter Dury is the son of the late Ian Dury. The latter was in a band called the Blockheads, and was a big enough deal in Britain to have had a biopic made about his life and music.
Baxter’s similarities to his father are uncanny. The bloke looks like his dad and sings like him too, which in many ways hinders his abilities to forge a stage persona of his own. Ian Dury was a big influence on Baxter, so much that the biopic Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll focuses a lot on the father-son relationship.
Lips is a heck of a good song. One assumes a music video won’t happen which means that this live clip taken from a French entertainment show on Canal+ must suffice. The good news is that it’s a very good live recording and demonstrates Baxter’s strong collaborative skills with his rhythmic team. There’s a stunning sense that everyone’s adding unique  touches and building something grander than merely a solo artist performing with a bunch of hired hands.

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