Ian Dury's music always bordered on the functional, since it was used as a backdrop for his wry vignettes and stories, but on his second album, Do It Yourself, that aspect came to the fore. Largely abandoning the punk inflections that were scattered throughout New Boots and Panties!, Do It Yourself is a record of midtempo pub rock disco. Dury's stories are all wonderful, filled with humor and penetrating detail, and tracks, such as the terrific "Inbetweenies," are married to actual hooks. Do It Yourself remains one of Dury's very best records, since his lyrical facility throughout the album is simply amazing.
Sel #-JE 36104
Cover-EX includes inner picture sleeve and Stiff Records insert
Do It Yourself
A3 Don't Ask Me
A4 Sink My Boats
A5 Waiting For Your Taxi
B1 This Is What We Find
B2 Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy
B4 Dance For The Screamers
B5 Lullaby For Francies
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick 7"
A Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
B There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards
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