Devo's second album didn't scare the bejesus out of 70s rock fans in the way of their agitpop masterpiece debut, and the group's mainstream salad days of "Whip It" were still another year or two away, but nowadays we wouldn't trade Duty Now For The Future for just about any post punk album of the time! At this point the punk-era crunch was still a sizable portion of the plate – for that extra aggro kick behind the squeeling synthesizers and primitive electronics. Long underappreciated, and all but ignored in the CD era, Duty... is a great, great set of tracks that will always be loved by the Spuds even if WEA can't be bothered with it! "Devo Corporate Anthem", "Clockout", "Wiggly World", "Blockhead", "Smart Patrol/Mr. DNA", "Red Eye" and more. LP, Vinyl record album
(Original UK pressing in the pink embossed cover, including the postcard!)
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Ian Dury & The Blockheads —
Laughter ... LP Stiff, 1980. Near Mint- ...
A classic set from the legendary Ian Dury & The Blockheads! Ian's gravelly-voiced stories and gibberish are backed by loose, funky and sarcastic post disco/soul backing by the Blockheads – in a mad mix of styles that had a huger audience than anyone might have expected at the time. Tracks include "Superman's Big Sister", "Pardon", "Delusions Of Grandeur", "Dance Of The Crackpots", "Over The Points", "Uncoolohol", "Oh Mr. Peanut", "F**king Ada" and more! LP, Vinyl record album
A nice batch of live tracks from Stiff's roster: Nick Lowe "I Knew The Bride" and "Let's Eat", Wreckless Eric & The New Rockets "Semaphore Signals" and "Reconnez Cherie", Larry Wallis' Psychedelic Rowdies "Police Car", Elvis Costello & The Attractions "I Just Don't Know What To Do With Myself" and "Miracle Man", Ian Dury & The blockheads "Billericay Dickie" and "Wake Up & Make Love With Me", and the whole bunch of them performing "Sex Drugs Rock & Roll & Chaos". LP, Vinyl record album