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unknown awesomeness

happy mondays meets the specials meets wire. def a must have.

A Classic

I bought this in 1979 on Stiff/Epic and have played it at least once a month for the past 30 years. It's unfortunate that Ian + Blockheads only toured the US once and I missed it. This is a classic desert island disc for me. It's a shame that there extra's aren't on this edition (Hit Me With Your Rhythm SticK/Reasons to Be Cheerful Part 3). One of the brightest spots of 1979. And it may be sacrilige but I prefer this to New Boots and Panties. Favorite track: Dance of the Screamers. Ian and the Blockheads are on top form, with Norman Watt Roy on Bass and the late Charley Charles on drums. What a fantastic rhythm team! Chaz Jankel is musically direct indeed. Tommy the Talking Tool Box would agree I'm sure. Thank you Ian and Blockheads for such a wonderful record. Cheers!


Born: May 12, 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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