Thursday, December 30, 2010

CD Review: Ian Dury - Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll

Ian Dury - Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
Possum Records
Retail $14.95 inc GST

Code: POS 5011

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1. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll

2. What A Waste
3. Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3)
4. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
5. Billericay Dicke
6. If I Was With A Woman
7. Blackmail Man
8. Wake Up And Make Love To Me
9. My Old Man
10. Sweet Gene Vincent
11. Blockheads
12. Clevor Trever
13 I'm Partial To Abracadabra
14. There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards
15. Inbetweenies
16. Sueperman's Big Sister
17. I Want To Be Straight
18. Spasticus Autisticus (Live)
19. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick ( 12" Version)
20. Reasons To Be Cheerful (Part 3)(12" Version)


I was happy to discover a local independent CD distributor here in Australia, Possum Records. Great to see local business like this giving the consumer a choice instead of the large multinational companies that don't seem to have the time to get back to customer/publisher queries.

This CD is a great mid priced collection of songs from Ian Dury, such as the title track, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll and Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick. While many people may have only heard of Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick, there are many great tracks on this compilation.

The variety of styles of Ian Dury are interesting, with songs seeming to be ranging from the upbeat and pop tunes to easy listening and neopunk. I hadn't heard any other songs by Ian Dury before, and was pleasantly surprised by this collection.

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