Upminster Kid Lyrics

Ian Dury & The Blockheads


album: Track 3 in album Straight from the Desk
release date: 2001
popularity : 32 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Pop
styles: New Wave
length: 4:10
composer: Russell Hardy
lyricist: Ian Dury

Cover Art

Ian Dury and The Blockheads Straight from the Desk cover art
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When I was fifteen I had a black crepe jacket and sideboards to my chin
I used to go around in a two-tone Zephyr with a mean and nasty grin
Twelve-inch bottoms on my stardust flares and socks of dazzling green
Well Gene Vincent Craddock remembered the love of an Upminster rock 'n' roll teen

Well the silver-dollar hairstyle been cut down, oooooh
With a silver-dollar hairstyle been cut down
Amazing that the feeling's still around

My good friend Friar wore a powder-blue suit with criss-cross lurex thread
He turned seventeen bought a big motorcycle and started wearing leather instead
I could not afford a ruby snaffle tie or black suede clubbing shoes
Well Gene Vincent Craddock, the people still move
over when the Upminster Kid walked through

With a silver-dollar hairstyle, been cut down, oooooh
A silver-dollar hairstyle, been cut down
Amazing that the feeling's still around

Sunday afternoon at the Romford Geumont, alternte version 'strolling
down the road with my tight-sweater baby'
rum and black at the Bell Hotel
He’d strole into the park, for a chumber in the dark, little juvenile never-do-well
He'd run a steel comb along the Regent jukebox, a little bit of thieving now and then
Well Gene Vincent Craddock remembered to look on an Upminster kid again
alternate version well Gene VIncent Craddock i surely wish i were a Upminster Kid again

Well the silver-dollar hairstyle been cut down, ooooh
The silver-dollar hairstyle been cut down
Amazing that the feeling's still around

With a silver-dollar hairstyle, been cut down
With a silver-dollar hairstyle, been cut down
Amazing that the feeling's still around


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Wake Up and Make Love With Me
  • 2 I’m Partial to Your Abracadabra
  • 3 Upminster Kid
  • 4 Clever Trever
  • 5 This Is What We Find
  • 6 You’re More Than Fair
  • 7 Blackmail Man
  • 8 Billericay Dickie
  • 9 Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
  • 10 There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards
  • 11 Plaistow Patricia
  • 12 I Made Mary Cry
  • 13 What a Waste
  • 14 My Old Man
  • 15 Sex and Drugs and Rock and Roll