Once I had the start, the rest of was easy. Now it tends to be the one we do to open the set. That was something he never did. The verses themselves are at times somewhat riddle-like, although always suggestive of an alternative lifestyle: He also refused to have lyrics printed on any record. The pattern of work adopted by the pair involved Dury presenting Jankel with his hand-typed lyric sheets. Here's a little bit of advice, you're quite welcome, it is free Don't do nothing that is cut-price, you'll know what they'll make you be They will try their tricky device, trap you with the ordinary Get your teeth into a small slice, the cake of liberty Although the song made the phrase "Sex, drugs and rock'n'roll" more popular, it has been around at least since the late 60s  and early 70s . Five hundred more copies of the NME's version of the single were re-pressed for a competition the magazine ran but following this it was not available until Juke Box Dury, an Ian Dury singles collection released in by Stiff Records. However, it all got a little confused when the French version of the album — which did have the track on it — was imported into the UK and began outselling the official British version. But I picked up on what he was doing, and took it from there. Its title defined an era and introduced a new phrase into the English vernacular. Later, Jankel heard the Ornette Coleman tune "Ramblin" from his album Change of the Century , which included also Charlie Haden and Don Cherry and heard exactly the same bass riff being played by Haden. Ian came back in with the coffee, and a cheeky grin on his face, watching as the realisation dawned on me. In keeping with Dury's own policy of not including his singles on his albums, the track was not officially included on his debut album New Boots and Panties!! Versions[ edit ] Stiff Records organised a joint tour for Nick Lowe , Ian Dury , Wreckless Eric , Larry Wallis , and Elvis Costello , five of their biggest acts at the time, with the intention of having the bands alternating as the headlining act.