What a Waste

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"What a Waste"
Single by Ian Dury & The Blockheads
B-side"Wake Up and Make Love with Me"
ReleasedApril 1978 (U.K.)
Format7" single
Recorded1977
GenrePunk-funk, new wave
Length3:25
LabelStiff Records
Songwriter(s)Ian Dury / Rod Melvin
Ian Dury & The Blockheads singles chronology
"Sweet Gene Vincent"
(1977)
"What a Waste"
(1978)
"Hit Me with Your Rhythm Stick"
(1978)

"What a Waste" is a song and single by Ian Dury and the Blockheads, originally released in 1978 on the Stiff Records single BUY 27 "What a Waste" / "Wake Up and Make Love with Me". The song has remained in The Blockheads' set following Dury's death.

Personnel[change | change source]

The Blockheads