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Hit Me! The Best Of

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A brand new collection covering the entire career of the unique and incomparable Ian Dury. This collection features some of Dury’s earliest work with Kilburn & The High Roads, through a golden period of solo hits and classic recordings with the infamous Blockheads to his final studio album released in 2002, two years after his untimely passing in 2000. The Crown Prince of Essex… the punk poet laureate… Ian Dury’s mastery of the English language and powerful performance made him an artist like no other. His wit, wisdom and showmanship are ever present here on classic tracks such as ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt 3’, ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’, ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ …all now unofficial British anthems! The collection also feature brand new liner notes by comedian, writer and Ian’s friend, Phill Jupitus, alongside rare and unseen photographs.

Released: October 2020
Cat: 4050538633153
Label: BMG



1. Reasons to Be Cheerful (Part 3)
2. Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick
3. I Want to Be Straight
4. Billericay Dickie
5. I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra
6. What A Waste
7. Inbetweenies
8. Sueperman's Big Sister
9. There Ain't Been Some Clever Bastards
10. My Old Man
11. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
12. Wake Up and Make Love with Me
13. Sweet Gene Vincent
14. Clevor Trevor
15. This Is What We Find
16. Mash It Up Harry
17. Dance Little Rude Boy
18. Rough Kids
19. Upminster Kid
20. Blockheads

1. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
2. Wake Up and Make Love With Me
3. Sweet Gene Vincent
4. Clevor Trever
5. Billericay Dickie
6. My Old Man
7. I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra
8. Plaistow Patricia
9. Blockheads
10. Pam's Moods
11. If I Was With A Woman
12. Upminster Kid
13. Billy Bentley (Promenades Himself In London)
14. Rough Kids
15. The Mumble Rumble and the Cocktail Rock
16. The Roadette Song
17. Crippled With Nerves
18. Blackmail Man
19. Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 3 (12" Version)
20. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
21. What A Waste
22. Inbetweenies
23. I Want To Be Straight
24. This Is What We Find
25. There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards
26. Waiting For Your Taxi
27. Razzle In My Pocket
28. You're More Than Fair
29. Quiet
30. Common As Muck
31. Dance Of The Screamers
32. Don't Ask Me
33. Mischief
34. Lullaby For Franci/es
35. Mash It Up Harry
36. Dance Little Rude Boy
37. Sueperman's Big Sister
38. Spasticus Autisticus (Live)
39. You'll See Glimpses
40. F*cking Ada
41. Hey, Hey Take Me Away
42. Dance Of The Crackpots
43. Bed O'Roses No.9
44. O'Donegal
45. Itinerant Child
46. Geraldine
47. Jack Sh*t George
48. I Believe
49. One Love
50. England's Glory (Demo)

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