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After hundreds of pub gigs as Kilburn & The High Roads, Dury went solo in 1975, writing 'New Boots and Panties!!' over the following year with young and precocious multi-instrumentalist jazzer Chaz Jankel, recording it on the fly with session rhythm section Norman Watt-Roy (bass) and Charley Charles (drums), soon to be the core of The Blockheads. With major record companies running scared of the graphic lyrical content, independent label Stiff licensed it and stepped into a storm around Dury's misunderstood signature single 'Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll', which duly had him banned from BBC radio. Absent from the album's earliest pressings, Sex & Drugs. was misconstrued as a celebration of debauchery and hedonism when it was actually a call for people to question their daily grind.

Track Listing:
1. Wake Up and Make Love With Me - Ian Dury (4.25)
2. Sweet Gene Vincent - Ian Dury (3.35)
3. I'm Partial to Your Abracadabra - Ian Dury (3.13)
4. My Old Man - Ian Dury (3.4)
5. Billericay Dickie - Ian Dury (4.16)
6. Clevor Trever - Ian Dury (4.55)
7. If I Was With a Woman - Ian Dury (3.25)
8. Blockheads - Ian Dury (3.31)
9. Plaistow Patricia - Ian Dury (4.14)
10. Blackmail Man - Ian Dury (2.15)

Year of Production: 1977