It’s time for Ian Dury and the Blockheads to smack us with a utensil that induces dancing. Yes, it’s “Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick” as performed on TopPop in December of 1978.
“Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick” was released as a single in November of 1978 (on my 12th birthday, I’m pleased to discover), and did not appear on Ian Dury’s studio L.P.s. The tune climbed all the way to #1 on the UK Singles Chart.
Previously on Playback!: Al Green, ‘You Ought To Be With Me’ (Live ’73)