Ian Dury And The Blockheads ‎– Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

Stiff Records ‎– BUY 38
Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single

Tracklist Hide Credits

A Wing
A Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
Band – Ian & The Blockheads*Leader [Musical Direction] – Chaz Jankel*Written-By – Jankel*, Dury*
B Wing
B There Ain't Half Been Some Clever Bastards
Musician – Charlie Charles*, Chaz Blockhead*, Davey Payne, Ian Blockhead*, John Turnbull, Michael Gallagher*, Norman Watt-RoyWritten-By – Dury*, Hardy*

Companies, etc.


A & B-side of labels are titled "A Wing" & "B Wing", much a reference to institutionalization.

Also printed on B-Side label: "Late start high on fence" and "Segovia rules".

On the B-Side the band members are individually credited, rather than as 'The Blockheads'
On the sleeve-back they are "ID And The Blocks".

℗1978 Stiff Records
©1978 Stiff Records
A-Side published by Blackhill Music
B-Side published by Blackhill/Oval Music

There is another version here, which states on the back cover "Made and produced in England", which is missing from this version.
There is also a version here, that has a slightly different intro on the A-side.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Run-out, Stamped): BUY 38 A-3U
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Runout, Hand-etched): STRAWBERRY.
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Mother/Stamper [Stamped] [Variant 1]): 1 AT
  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side Mother/Stamper [Stamped] [Variant 2]): 7 RDP
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Run-out, Stamped): BUY 38 B-1U
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Runout, Stamped & Struck-thru): BUY 38 B A-1 2 U-
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Mother/Stamper [Stamped] [Variant 1]): 1 AD
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side Mother/Stamper [Stamped] [Variant 2]): 6 RGO
  • Matrix / Runout (A-side runout. Variant 3): BUY 38 A-3U STRAWBERRY
  • Matrix / Runout (B-side runout. Variant 3): BUY 38 B-2U STRAWBERRY


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July 31, 2016
I recently bought a copy that appears to be mislabeled. The label says Ian Dury but when I play the single it's actually an "Earth, Wind & Fire" single. Anybody else run into this?


August 21, 2011
i have a copy with buy it 214 as the cat number - anyone?