Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Song of the Day: 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick' by Ian Dury and the Blockheads


I must have saved this because it was the week Blondie's "Heart of Glass" hit No. 1 on the charts. For a moment I thought this was Billboard list -- until I realized the U.S. would never have a song as odd and fun as Ian Dury's "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick" on it. (It too hit the top spot!) 

Dury's life as the son of a chauffeur is in keeping with his offbeat persona.

Dury sadly died in 2000 at just 57 after his colon cancer metastasized. But his son, Baxter Dury, is carrying on the quirky family tradition -- most recently with the critically acclaimed album "The Night Chancers" that came out last year.

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