Norman Watt-Roy, or Normsferatu to quote his uncharitable nickname, has played with the likes of Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson, a Bad Seed-less Nick Cave and members of Camden Town’s finest, Madness.
With respect to all those guys, Norman’s finest moments are the basslines he laid down on Ian Dury classics like Wake Up And Make Love With Me and Sweet Gene Vincent (both featured on the 1977 album New Boots And Panties!!). Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick might seem the all-too-obvious pick for Norman’s killer moment but it remains a blinding performance 32 years after its release on Stiff Records. Altogether now... ‘Two fat persons, click click click...’
Band: Ian Dury and The Blockheads
Gear: 1962 Fender Jazz Bass, customised Fender Precision Bass