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IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS – DO IT YOURSELF LP – Nr MINT UK  PUNK INDIE

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Ian Dury and The Blockheads – Do It Yourself
(Stiff Records  1979  SEEZ14)
Matrix No’s: A2/B2 – UK Pressing
CROWN P87806

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)

Sleeve in Nr MINT condition
Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

Ian Robins Dury (12 May 1942 – 27 March 2000) was an English rock and roll singer-songwriter and actor who rose to fame during the late 1970s, during the punk and new wave era of rock music. He was the lead singer of Ian Dury and the Blockheads and before that of Kilburn and the High Roads.

The Blockheads are an English rock band formed in London in 1977. Originally fronted by lead singer Ian Dury as Ian Dury and the Blockheads or Ian and the Blockheads, the band has continued to perform since Dury’s death in 2000. Current members include Derek “The Draw” Hussey (vocals), Chaz Jankel (guitar and keyboards), Norman Watt-Roy (bass), Mick Gallagher (keyboards and piano), John Turnbull (vocals and guitar) John Roberts (drums). If Watt-Roy is unavailable, due to a conflict with Wilko Johnson dates (for whom he also plays bass), his duties are often covered by Nathan King. There is a rolling line-up of saxophonists that includes Gilad Atzmon, Terry Edwards or Dave Lewis and from time to time, the original sax player, Davey Payne.

The band are best known for their hit singles, recorded with Dury, “What a Waste”, “Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick”, “Reasons to be Cheerful, Part 3”, and “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll”.

Do It Yourself is a 1979 album by Ian Dury & the Blockheads. It was the first album to be credited to Ian Dury & the Blockheads rather than Ian Dury alone, although Dury had used the full band name for the “What a Waste” 7″ single of 1978. The album was released in the wake of the chart-topping hit single “Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick”, and reached number two in the charts, behind ABBA’s Voulez-VousDo It Yourself sold around 200,000 copies, and was Dury’s second Platinum album (after its predecessor New Boots and Panties!!).

Track listing

All lyrics are written by Ian Dury; all music is composed by Chaz Jankel except where indicated.

Side 1
No. Title Music Length
1. “Inbetweenies”   5:18
2. “Quiet” John Turnbull, Mick Gallagher, Norman Watt-Roy, Charley Charles 3:31
3. “Don’t Ask Me”   3:17
4. “Sink My Boats”   4:12
5. “Waiting For Your Taxi”   2:52
Side 2
No. Title Music Length
6. “This Is What We Find” Gallagher 4:10
7. “Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy-Totsy” Turnbull 2:10
8. “Mischief” Watt-Roy, Gallagher 3:33
9. “Dance Of The Screamers”   6:40
10. “Lullaby for Francis/Frances”   5:02

Personnel

  • Ian Dury – vocals
The Blockheads
  • Chaz Jankel – keyboards, guitars, musical direction
  • John Turnbull – guitars
  • Mick Gallagher – keyboards
  • Davey Payne – saxophones
  • Norman Watt-Roy – bass
  • Charley Charles – drums
  • The Breezeblocks – backing vocals

 

Weight 1.00000000 kg

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