Ian Dury : Wake Up and Make Love to Me
We end a look back at one of the greatest months in rock history with yet another monumental work of art. On September 30, 1977 Ian Dury released his debut album New Boots And Panties!!, a collection of profane and profound tunes with some seriously funky backing by a band led by keyboard player Chaz Jankel. You could get tired of Dury's bawdy lyrics and Cockney rhyming slang and still find yourself looking forward to the next track because of the fresh sound of the record.
With sales of 300,000 this was the best selling album of Dury's career and the first big selling album for Stiff Records.
The critics immediately praised the album, including Roy Carr of NME who wrote:
Robert Christgau gave the album an A - grade writing :