2CD released: Nov 03, 2023

Disc 1 : Rough Kids (Single Version)
1. Rough Kids (Single Version)
2. Billy Bentley (Promenades Himself In London)
3. Crippled With Nerves
4. Huffety Puff
5. The Roadette Song
6. Pam's Moods
7. Broken Skin
8. Upminster Kid
9. Patience (So What?)
10. Father
11. Thank You Mum
12. Rough Kids (Album Version)
13. The Badger And The Rabbit
14. 14. The Mumble Rumble And The Cocktail Rock
15. The Call-up
16. Who's To Know?
17. Back To Blighty
18. O.K. Roland
19. Twenty Tiny Fingers (Sore Throat Mix)
Disc 2 : Upminster Kid
1. Upminster Kid
2. The Walk
3. The Roadette Song
4. Crippled With Nerves
5. The Call-up
6. Pam's Moods
7. Billy Bentley
8. The Old Bang
9. You're More Than Fair
10. Rough Kids
11. The Mumble Rumble And The Cocktail Rock
Cat No: CDBRED693
Barcode: 5013929169333
Packaging: 2CD Set

Before Ian Dury & The Blockheads scored Top 10 hits with 'What A Waste', 'Reasons To Be Cheerful, Part 3' and 'Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick', singer/songwriter Dury had found favour on London's thriving Pub Rock scene as frontman with Kilburn And The High Roads. Formed in 1971, the band's eclectic blend of art school proto-Punk infused with Rock'n'Roll, Jazz, Ska and old time Music Hall humour ensured they became a popular fixture on the college circuit. Coming to the attention of Pye Records, the band was signed to it's Dawn imprint in 1974 with the album Handsome following a year later, by which point the Kilburn's had disbanded. Their lone 45, 'Rough Kids' b/w 'Billy Bentley (Parades Himself In London)' proved inspirational, with Sex Pistol Glen Matlock citing it as influential. Although commercially unsuccessful, Handsome proved an early showcase for Dury's lyrical dexterity, wherein touchy subjects such as his own disability and domestic violence are tackled, in typically confrontational fashion. Broadcast on Capital Radio in April 1974, Disc Two's previously unreleased live session provides a taste of their onstage shows; organic, energised performances which clearly proved hard to replicate in the recording studio.