Hit Me! Best Of



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A brand new collection covering the entire career of the unique and incomparable Ian Dury.

This collection features some of Dury’s earliest work with Kilburn & The High Roads, through a golden period of solo hits and classic recordings with the infamous Blockheads to his final studio album released in 2002, two years after his untimely passing in 2000.

The Crown Prince of Essex… the punk poet laureate… Ian Dury’s mastery of the English language and powerful performance made him an artist like no other. His wit, wisdom and showmanship are ever present here on classic tracks such as ‘Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt 3’, ‘Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick’, ‘Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll’ …all now unofficial British anthems!

The collection also feature brand new liner notes by comedian, writer and Ian’s friend, Phill Jupitus, alongside rare and unseen photographs



  1. Reasons to Be Cheerful (Part 3)
  2. Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick
  3. I Want to Be Straight
  4. Billericay Dickie
  5. I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra
  6. What A Waste
  7. Inbetweenies
  8. Sueperman's Big Sister
  9. There Ain't Been Some Clever Bastards
  10. My Old Man
  11. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
  12. Wake Up and Make Love with Me
  13. Sweet Gene Vincent
  14. Clevor Trevor
  15. This Is What We Find
  16. Mash It Up Harry
  17. Dance Little Rude Boy
  18. Rough Kids
  19. Upminster Kid
  20. Blockheads



  1. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll
  2. Wake Up and Make Love With Me
  3. Sweet Gene Vincent
  4. Clevor Trever
  5. Billericay Dickie
  6. My Old Man
  7. I’m Partial To Your Abracadabra
  8. Plaistow Patricia
  9. Blockheads
  10. Pam’s Moods
  11. If I Was With A Woman
  12. Upminster Kid
  13. Billy Bentley (Promenades Himself In London)
  14. Rough Kids
  15. The Mumble Rumble and the Cocktail Rock
  16. The Roadette Song
  17. Crippled With Nerves
  18. Blackmail Man


  1. Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 3 (12” Version)
  2. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
  3. What A Waste
  4. Inbetweenies
  5. I Want To Be Straight
  6. This Is What We Find
  7. There Ain’t Half Been Some Clever Bastards
  8. Waiting For Your Taxi
  9. Razzle In My Pocket
  10. You’re More Than Fair
  11. Quiet
  12. Common As Muck
  13. Dance Of The Screamers
  14. Don’t Ask Me
  15. Mischief
  16. Lullaby For Franci/es


  1. Mash It Up Harry
  2. Dance Little Rude Boy
  3. Sueperman’s Big Sister
  4. Spasticus Autisticus (Live)
  5. You’ll See Glimpses
  6. F*cking Ada
  7. Hey, Hey Take Me Away
  8. Dance Of The Crackpots
  9. Bed O’Roses No.9
  10. O’Donegal
  11. Itinerant Child
  12. Geraldine
  13. Jack Sh*t George
  14. I Believe
  15. One Love
  16. England’s Glory (Demo)