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My Favourite CD’s – 7th in a Series

In Dr Feelgood, Reading Festival on October 8, 2005 at 6:59 pm



Dr Feelgood

Have a look at their website as they modestly state they are ”The official greatest Rhythm’n’Blues band of the world!”

Ok maybe not, but surely the hardest working band in the world and one of the best live bands to go and watch. I believe they have been on tour pretty much continuously every since 1973 some 32 years ago. They have gone through a number of different line ups in this time.

I first saw them back in 1978 somewhere in London. I believe their line up then was Lee Brilleaux , Wilko Johnson – John ‘Big Figure’ Martin and John B. ‘Sparko’ Sparks. Not quite sure if Wilko had left at this time to form his own band the Solid Senders? He was replaced by John Mayo. It was around about this time that the Feelgoods had their biggest hit with Milk and Alcohol. I saw Wilko Johnson at Reading festival in 1979.

I recently saw Dr Feelgood again I think it was in 2003 at Lowestoft and also at Norwich in 2004 with their current line up Kevin Morris – Phil Mitchell – Robert Kane – Steve Walwyn.

Dr Feelgood emerged from the pub band circuit in Canvey Island Essex. In the late 70’s the Feelgoods were playing to sell out audiences and had number 1 albums. They still have a great following and tour relentlessly throughout Europe.

Dr Feelgood the UA years track listing is

Roxette, She Does it Right, Back in the Night, Going Back Home, Riot in Cell Block No 9, Sneakin Suspicion,
She ‘s a wind up, Baby Jane, Down at the Doctors, Milk and Alcohol, As long as the Price is Right, Put him out of your mind, Hong Kong Money, No Mo Do Yakamo, Jumping from love to love, Violent Love, Waiting for Saturday Night, Monkey, Trying to Live My Lfe without you, Crazey about girls, My Way, Mad Man Blues, See you Later Alligator, Hunting Shooting Fishing.

You should be able to pick this album up dirt cheap. See link below you can buy from Amazon for just £3.53. Every collection should have Dr Feelgood .

Eight Bars on Piano – Down to the Doctor !