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Along with the film, brings the great Ian Dury back to life!!!

For those who have seen Mat Whitecross's tremendous film of Ian Dury's life, currently on general release in UK cinemas, this will be the perfect accompaniment, featuring all the songs in the film and more. For those who haven't, it will serve as an introduction to Ian Dury's genius, as the collection features all his greatest songs. A must have!!!

An entertainer without peer...

...but this is a horribly cynical release. There's no doubting the quality of the material here. Every cut is an absolute gem. And, as a primer for the uninitiated it serves a purpose. But, there are still better collections out there - specifically EMI's Reasons To Be Cheerful comp, which features selections from the fabulous Mr. Love Pants album. This album smacks of opportunism. It's not a movie tie-in, it's a movie cash-in ... and the cover art is just vile!

This is the kind MUSIC that never dies

"Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" is a such awesome song!!


Born: 12 May 1942 in Harrow, Middlesex, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s

Rock & roll has always been populated by fringe figures, cult artists who managed to develop a fanatical following because of their outsized quirks, but few cult rockers have ever been quite as weird, or beloved, as Ian Dury. As the leader of the underappreciated and ill-fated pub rockers Kilburn & the High Roads, Dury cut a striking figure -- he remained handicapped from a childhood bout with polio, yet stalked the stage with dynamic charisma, spitting out music hall numbers and rockers in his thick...
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Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (The Essential Collection), Ian Dury
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  • £6.99
  • Genres: Rock, Music
  • Released: 11 January 2010
  • Parental Advisory

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