“Two fat persons, click, click, click.”

Quiet Clown

The late British musician Ian Dury‘s track “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” became an anthem for many of my fellow DJs on college radio in 1977. It would not be until the early ’80s that a friend turned me on to another Dury track, “Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick”, that I like much more. In fact, it’s one of my favorites.

Game for a live performance? YouTube has one of those too.

“Stick”, on which Dury teams with his band, The Blockheads, was released in late 1978 and topped the UK pop charts in early 1979. It’s turn at the top came between two other noteworthy tracks, “YMCA” by The Village People and another one of my faves, “Heart of Glass” by Blondie. Here in the states, unlike “YMCA” and “Heart of Glass,” which were smashes, “Stick” was not a hit. That might explain…

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