Limited vinyl LP pressing. This is all killer and no filler. Includes Dury’s most loved songs, including four UK Top 40 singles and the #1 smash, ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’. Ian Dury, like Ray Davies and Paul Weller, was a very English talent. The colorful, metropolis inhabiting characters like ‘Billericay Dickie’ or ‘Plaistow Patricia’ he sung about and the ever so cockney music hall accent he chose to sing in were a big part of that. But most of all it was the detailed, poetic way he catalogued English life and the melting pot of musical styles used to do so, from punk to funk to jazz and rock ‘n’ roll, which left the listener in no doubt that Dury’s work could only come from one place: the very heart of England.
(Demon Records)