Ian Dury And The Blockheads Mr. Love Pants on Limited Edition Import LP
It is not difficult to call Ian Dury the very epitome of British rock music in the '70s. The rough charm of his bawdy Cockney accent, spiced with snotty rock, which he often belted out in a signature pogo-punk style, was just the thing for the boulevard and lent a voice to the British working class. His penchant for the grotesque, which he often expressed in the most vulgar of words or what Sounds magazine described as "brutal fairground music," gave birth to a "collection of weird characters who were looking for a home on vinyl," as Village Voice observed.
Demon Records is excited to present a choice slice of the late Ian Dury's pioneering career celebrated with a series of high-end vinyl reissues. The reissue series includes his seminal debut New Boots & Panties!!, Do It Yourself, The Bus Drivers Prayer & Other Stories, Laughter and Mr. Love Pants, all lovingly restored in original sleeve replications and cut from the latest digital remasters.
Originally issued in 1998, Mr. Love Pants reunited Ian Dury with The Blockheads for their last recordings together. With a host of new songs and a different version of "Itinerant Child," the album returned the band to the charts, and a series of concert performances that continued until Dury's death in March 2000.