Ian Dury & The Blockheads - Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll - The Essential Collection
Released to coincide with the biopic of the same name, Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll gathers together many of Dury’s best known songs. The title track and 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick' are as fine examples of his blend of cheeky Cockney pub rock, funk and punk attitude as you’ll get. It’s the lyrics that endure as the main pleasure; whether describing morning arousal ('Wake Up And Make Love With Me') or poking fun at his own disability in the most un-PC fashion ('Spasticus Autisticus'; live version included here), his words remain distinctive, to-the-point and uncommonly witty. Dury is no stranger to the ‘best of’ treatment, but if you feel the need to catch up this can be wholeheartedly recommended.