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Do It Yourself [Bonus CD]

Do It Yourself [Bonus Cd]


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 mid-tempo pub rock disco -- competently played, but rarely engaging. Dury's stories are all wonderful, filled with humor and penetrating detail, but only a handful of tracks, such as the terrific "Inbetweenies," are married to actual hooks, and by the end of the record, the steady disco throb has become a little numbing. Even with these faults, Do It Yourself remains one of Dury's very best records, since his lyrical facility throughout the album is simply amazing. [Fuel 2000's 2006 reissue of Do It Yourself adds several singles -- "Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick," "There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards," "Reasons to Be Cheerful, Pt. 3," "Whata Waste," and a 12" mix of "Reasons to Be Cheerful" -- to the first disc. The second disc contains demos of "This Is What We Find," "Boogie Woogie (Duff 'Em Up)," "Quiet," "Babies Kept Quiet (Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy," a backing track of "Inbetweenies," and an instrumental of "Blow." Best of all, the second disc also contains a set from the Blockheads' slot on the 1977 Stiff's Live Stiffs package tour, finding the band in terrific form as it tears through New Boots and Panties!!-era songs like "Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll," "I'm Partial to Your Abracadabra," "Sweet Gene Vincent," and "Wake Up and Make Love With Me." This live set is worth the price of admission alone.] ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine, Rovi

  • Condition: Used - Good
    HPB condition ratings
    • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
    • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
    • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
    • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
    • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
    • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
    Conditions Guide
  • Format: Compact Disc
  • Sold by: HPB Rice Village
  • Seller rating:
  • Label: VarŠse Sarabande (USA)
  • UPC: 030206153828


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Track listings

  • Disc 1:
  • 1. Inbetweenies
  • 2. Quiet
  • 3. Don't Ask Me
  • 4. Sink My Boats
  • 5. Waiting For Your Taxi
  • 6. This Is What We Find
  • 7. Uneasy Sunny Day Hotsy Totsy
  • 8. Mischief
  • 9. Dance Of The Screamers
  • 10. Lullaby For Francies
  • 11. What A Waste (Bonus Track)
  • 12. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (Bonus Track)
  • 13. There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards (Bonus Track)
  • 14. Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 3 (Bonus Track)
  • 15. Common As Muck (Bonus Track)
  • 16. Reasons To Be Cheerful, Pt. 3 (12 Version, Bonus Track)
  • Disc 2: Bonus Disc:
  • 1. This Is What We Find
  • 2. Boogie Woogie (Duff 'em Up)
  • 3. Quiet
  • 4. Inbetweenies (Backing Track)
  • 5. Babies Kept Quiet ...
  • 6. Blow (Instrumental)
  • 7. Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (Live)
  • 8. I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra (Live)
  • 9. Wake Up And Make Love With Me (Live)
  • 10. Clevor Trever (Live)
  • 11. Sweet Gene Vincent (Live)
  • 12. Billericay Dickie (Live)
  • 13. My Old Man (Live)
  • 14. If I Was With A Woman (Live)
  • 15. Blockheads (Live)
  • 16. Plaistow Patricia (Live)
  • 17. Blackmail Man (Live)
 
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Item is brand new, unused and unmarked, in flawless condition.
  • Fine/Like New (F): No defects, little usage. May show remainder marks. Older books may show minor flaws.
  • Very Good (VG): Shows some signs of wear and is no longer fresh. Attractive. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Good (G): Average used book with all pages present. Possible loose bindings, highlighting, cocked spine or torn dust jackets. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Fair (FR): Obviously well-worn, but no text pages missing. May be without endpapers or title page. Markings do not interfere with readability. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
  • Poor (P): All text is legible but may be soiled and have binding defects. Reading copies and binding copies fall into this category. Used textbooks do not come with supplemental materials.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: Mint condition or still sealed (SS). Absolutely perfect in every way. New.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): No defects, little sign of use, well cared for. Plays perfectly. Close to new. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. Could be an unopened promotional or cut item. Sometimes called: mint-minus.
  • Very Good (VG): Will show some signs that it was played and otherwise handled by a previous owner who took good care of it.
  • Good (G): Attractive and well cared for, but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, scuffing or scratching, but will play almost perfectly. For vinyl: barely detectable crackles or pops.
  • Fair (FR): This item is in okay condition. For vinyl: good is not so good and the record may have low level crackles or pops when playing. CD: one or more tracks may skip.
  • Poor (P): Obviously well-worn and handled. Most vinyl collectors will not buy good or below, but some tracks on CD or vinyl will play.
Conditions Guide
HPB condition ratings
  • New: This movie is unopened and brand new.
  • Fine/Like New (EX): Near new. No defects, little sign of use. Plays perfectly. Not necessarily sealed or unused, but close. No skipping; no fuzzy or snowy frames in VHS.
  • Very Good (VG): Attractive and well cared for but no longer fresh. Minor signs of wear, but will play almost perfectly. For VHS: barely detectable distortion or very few fuzzy or snowy frames.
  • Good (G): This item is in okay condition and basically works well. There may be some minor distortion on VHS tape; slight scratching or wear on DVD.
  • Fair (FR): Basically plays, but may be obviously well-worn with some scratching or tape distortion.
  • Poor (P): Disc or tape is intact, but may be scratched or stretched. There may be skips or distortion or product defects.
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