IAN DURY AND THE BLOCKHEADS Scored No 1 Hit In The UK 40 Years Ago With ‘HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK’…

When timeless in sound and vision it’s a…

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27 January 2019

The great late British singer/songwriter IAN DURY and his BLOCKHEADS scored a No 1
in the UK 40 years ago. HIT ME WITH YOUR RHYTHM STICK topped the singles chart
on 27 January 1979. The anti-violence song was a stand alone single written by Dury and his band’s leader Chaz Jankel. A remarkably solid gold composition with an awesome flow, snappy chorus and great lyrics. It became a million-seller over the years. Ian Dury was on holiday in Cannes, France the day the single landed on number one and was at the beach when the hotel staff brought him a bottle of champagne and told him the good news. Here’s that classic diamond…

In the deserts of Sudan
And the gardens of Japan
From Milan to Yucatan
Every woman, every man
Hit me with your rhythm stick.
Hit me! Hit me!
Je t’adore, ich liebe dich,
Hit me! hit me! hit me!
Hit me with your rhythm stick.
Hit me slowly, hit me quick.
Hit me! Hit me! Hit me!
In the wilds of Borneo
And the vineyards of Bordeaux
Eskimo, Arapaho
Move their body to and fro.
Hit me with your rhythm stick.
Hit me! Hit me!
Das ist gut! C’est fantastique!
Hit me! hit me! hit me!
Hit me with your rhythm stick.
It’s nice to be a lunatic.
Hit me! Hit me! Hit me!
Hit me! Hit me! Hit me!
In the dock of Tiger Bay
On the road to Mandalay
From Bombay to Santa Fe
Over hills and far away
Hit me with your rhythm stick.
Hit me! Hit me!
C’est si bon, mm? Ist es nicht?
Hit me! hit me! hit me!
Hit me with your rhythm stick.
Two fat persons, click, click, click.
Hit me! Hit me! Hit me!
Hit me! Hit me! Hit me!
(x10)

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(Pic: FB Ian Dury)

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