Before there was punk rock,
there was pub rock. The same raw energy,
but twice the fun.
Top of the pile was Dr. Feelgood. Sparks
on bass and the Big Figure on drums, knocking
out the rhythm like a turbo charged hammer
Standing out the front in a cheap suit
was Canvey island hard man Lee Brilleaux,
couldn’t sing, couldn’t dance, couldn’t
play the Harmonica, but you wouldn’t dare
tell him, and then running all over the
stage like a demented puppet on a bad
hair day was Wilko Johnson, the bands
wicked lead guitarist and main song writer.
“Stupidity” caught them live on home territory
in Southend, and remarkably was a number
one album for the Feelgoods.
Alternating between home grown classics
like “Back in the Night” and “Roxette”
with covers like “Riot in cell block number
nine”, “Johnny B Goode” and my personal
favorite “Walking the Dog”, this album
is what Rock ‘n’ Roll is all about, close
your eyes and you could be down the Coach
and Horses in Islington or Tahitian Queen
Happy Hour on Friday with Clive.
Buy it or else.
Pawed by Mott The Dog
Remastered by Ella Crew