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DR. FEELGOOD RARITIES




DR. FEELGOOD RARITIES

LEW LEWIS/WILKO JOHNSON
by Dave Sez: go get, you won't regret!

Lew Lewis was a seminal figure on the UK pub-rock scene and became its most famous harmonica player. Lewis grew up in the same Canvey Island, Essex street as Lee Brilleaux, future frontman of top UK pub blues act Dr. Feelgood; having learnt harmonica at Brilleaux's suggestion, schoolboys Lewis and Brilleaux formed the Southside Jug Band which included future Dr. Feelgood bassist John B Sparks and future Eddie and the Hot Rods guitarist Dave Higgs. When Eddie and the Hot Rods were formed in 1975, Lewis joined them, playing on their first two singles "Writing on the Wall" and "Wooly Bully" before being ejected for his wild offstage antics. He would then record with Dr. Feelgood members Brilleaux, Sparks, drummer The Big Figure and legendary guitarist Wilko Johnson, whose identities were disguised for contractual reasons on Lewis' first solo single, "Boogie On The Street"/"Caravan Man" on Stiff Records in November 1976. However, artistic tensions arose in Dr. Feelgood the following year, and Johnson left the group during the recording sessions for the 1977 LP Sneakin' Suspicion after a dispute about whether Lewis' "Lucky Seven" or Johnson's "Paradise" should be covered by the Feelgoods on the album - it would finally include both tracks. After one single on United Artists Records in February 1977, again backed by Dr. Feelgood, Lewis returned to Stiff for his next single "Lucky Seven" / "Night Talk" (1978), his most successful single, which led to his appearing on Top of the Pops. Lewis and Johnson would also record a track each with good Feelgoods friends the Stranglers in 1977-78. In 1979 Lewis' only LP, "Save The Wail" was released; the same year saw a Lewis/Feelgoods single under the name of the Oil City Sheikhs. In 1980, he contributed harmonica to the Clash's Sandinista! LP. In 1983, Lewis and Johnson would team up for a joint EP and a tour of France, where Lewis had always been popular. In 1987, Lewis was sentenced to seven years jail for a post office robbery. In 1999, a live album recorded by the BBC in June 1977 and July 1979 was released in Japan as Boogie on the Street Again! Save the Wail was re-released by Hux Records in the UK in 2002 with bonuses of two of Lewis' Stiff singles and some of the 1977/1979 live tracks, whilst a shorter version without the live tracks was released in Japan in 2006. Straightened out after his long slide, Lewis reformed a group in 2009 and played in London in 2010, doing a four-date Japanese tour in March 2011 with his band made up of former Hot Rods' guitarist Warren Kennedy and original Dr Feelgood bass player Sparko.

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LEW LEWIS/WILKO JOHNSON RARITIES

1976 Eddie & The Hot Rods (Lew Lewis) - first two 45s
1977 Celia And The Mutations (JJ Burnel, Wilko Johnson) - You Better Believe Me
1978 Lew Lewis - Lucky Seven Stiff 45 (not on expanded Save The Wail releases)
1978 Stranglers - Old Codger (Lew Lewis, George Melly)
1979 Oil City Sheiks 45 (Lew Lewis, Dr. Feelgood)
1983 Wilko Johnson & Lew Lewis Band - Bottle Up And Go! 4-track E.P.
1983 Wilko Johnson - In Memory Of Muddy Waters 3-track bootleg E.P. live in France

163 MB, full biography, discography, cover and label scans, and further download links.

Download link: http://www.multiupload.com/JGM5OJOJJE

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LEW LEWIS REFORMER - SAVE THE WAIL [Japan Mini-LP CD or UK expanded CD re-release]

Japan Mini-LP (CD) consisting of original ten-track LP (Stiff Records SEEZ 16, 1979) and bonuses of two Stiff Singles (November 1976 and March 1980)
@ 320, thanks to ratb0y69 here:
http://ratb0y69.blogspot.com/2010/10/lew-lewis-reformer-save-wail-japan-mini.html
@ 256, alternative download thanks to chrisgoesrock here:
http://dirtyfunky.blogspot.com/2011/08/lew-lewis-reformer-save-wail-great.html

UK CD re-release consisting of all of the above plus seven live tracks from 1977 and 1979:
@ 192, thanks to the poster:
http://www.raremp3.co.uk/2009/12/lew-lewis-reformer-save-wail-1979.html

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RELATED POSTS

AOOFC has already posted these:

http://overdoseoffingalcocoa.blogspot.com/2009/03/dr-feelgood.html (Wilko)
http://overdoseoffingalcocoa.blogspot.com/2010/01/ian-dury-and-blockheads.html (Wilko)
http://overdoseoffingalcocoa.blogspot.com/2010/01/ian-dury-blockheads.html (some Wilko)
(PS: other Dr. Feelgood posts on AOOFC contain neither Wilko nor Lew)

The great ratb0y69 has kindly provided us with:

http://ratb0y69.blogspot.com/2010/10/dr-feelgood-stupidity-japan-mini-lp.html (Wilko)
http://ratb0y69.blogspot.com/2010/07/dr-feelgood-as-it-happens-wav.html (no Wilko or Lew)
http://ratb0y69.blogspot.com/2011/01/dr-feelgood-oil-city-confidential.html (Wilko)
http://ratb0y69.blogspot.com/2009/10/wilko-johnsons-solid-senders_05.html
http://ratb0y69.blogspot.com/2009/10/wilko-johnson-live-in-japan-2000.html
http://ratb0y69.blogspot.com/2010/10/wilko-johnson-back-in-night.html

The wonderful Boogiewoody has kindly offered us these albums:

Dr. Feelgood - Singled Out 3-CD rarities compilation [2001]
Hope and Anchor Front Row Festival 1977 (two Wilko tracks)
The rare 45 by Steve Hooker And Wilko Johnson - Back In The Day [1988]
Wilko Johnson - Red Hot Rocking Blues [2004]
as well as
Eddie and The Hot Rods - Curse of the Hot Rods [1979] (no Lew Lewis)
All of them here: http://boogiewoody.blogspot.com/2009/11/pub-rock-part-1.html

The inveterate concert taper Tarquin gives us two Wilko audience recordings (FLAC format) from this year:

Wilko Johnson-Sheffield Academy 25 Mar 11
Wilko Johnson-Manchester Academy 26 Mar 11
Here: http://tarquinlive.blogspot.com/2011/04/wilko-johnson-sheffield-academy-25-mar.html
And here:
http://tarquinlive.blogspot.com/2011/04/wilko-johnson-manchester-academy-26-mar.html

As always, I do not copy other people's links but give the original page address; please go and thank the original posters whilst getting their offerings. For more Dave Sez megaposts (Here & Now/Planet Gong, Faust, Television, Gang of Four, JJ Burnel, and, on the second page, Magazine and pre-Midge Ure Ultravox), see http://knowyourconjurer.blogspot.com/search/label/Dave%20Sez, and don't forget to check the comments sections for updates and more unreleased material. Cheers, Dave Sez.

Thanks to my musicologistical friend, Dave Dez for his priceless contributions to this blog. You're an ace geezer, Dave! Cheers...P

53 comments:

Feelgood said...

Thanks for the LEW LEWIS/WILKO JOHNSON RARITIES gem.
All the others are not new two me.
But anyway keep the Pubrock music alive.

Anonymous said...

My pleasure P - I am really enjoying working with you! Thanks for enabling anonymous comments; this means that readers can make requests and I can add more downloads here - anything relevant that surfaces on the web will be indexed here. Watch this space ... cheers, Dave Sez.

Anonymous said...

And completists would no doubt like to know that not just Wilko but also Lew Lewis recorded with JJ Burnel - he and Brian James, ex-Damned guitarist, played on the track "Pretty Face" on Burnel's 1979 solo LP "Euroman Cometh". Not at all bluesy, but find it here if you want it:

http://knowyourconjurer.blogspot.com/2010/10/jj-burnel-mega-post-by-dave-sez-go-get.html

Cheers, Dave Sez.

Feelgood said...

More Dr Feelgood here: http://hearrockcity.blogspot.com/search/label/Dr.%20Feelgood

Dr. Feelgood - Detroit 1976 (wave): http://theluxordream2.blogspot.com/2010/11/dr-feelgood-detroit-1976-wave.html ART WORK here: http://rockrarecollectionfetish.blogspot.com/2010/06/dr-feelgood-victoria-hall-hanley-uk.html

Take a look at http://piley.blogspot.com/2010/07/dr-feelgoods-canvey-and-surrounding.html
for a excellent history report

A.O.O.F.C said...

Cheers,Dave! TTU soon...P

Anonymous said...

Well, this is going to take some time to write, under adverse conditions (crap keyboard tonight), but all the same, two things:

To P our gracious host: see what happens if you turn on anonymous comments? Wa-hey!!! The contributions come rollin' in!

And for all readers, Feelgood, commenting above, kindly offers a top class tip, a magnificent gift - a lossless soundboard copy of a 76 DF gig! A+/- recording, frenetic performance, rock-solid rhythms. Top form, the best Feelgoods bootleg I have ever heard (and that's a few). To say this has made my month .... ta muchly, matey. In humble esteem, the best I can offer to return your gift is

Dr. Feelgood - Down By The Stupid Beat
LIVE BIRMINGHAM 09/16/1974
LONDON 02/07/1975

CD rip from the great dead-and-revived floppybootstomp.

If you, P or a reader would like it, say so here, that's what comments are for .. carin' and sharin', cheers Dave Sez.

Anonymous said...

And some further info on that A+/- 1976 Feelgoods recording: so, not soundboard, but still A+/-:

"Artist: Dr. Feelgood
Date: 1976-03-10
Location: Detroit, MI
Venue: Ford Auditorium
Source: Audience
Lineage: Master Cassette>Nakamichi 670 azimuth-adjusted playback deck>Nakamichi outboard Dolby B Unit>Wavelab 96/24 1ch mono>Sox 44.1/16 2ch mono>flac
Taping Gear: Advent Dynamic mics>Sony 153-SD Cassette Deck(Dobly B on)
Taped and transferred by JEMS

Band Members:
Lee Brilleaux - vocals & harp
Wilko Johnson - guitar & occasional lead vocals
John B Sparks - bass
The Big Figure - drums

Setlist:
01. I Can Tell
02. Twenty Yards Behind
03. Another Man
04. Going Back Home
05. Back In The Night
06. Keep It Out Of Sight
07. Boom Boom
08. Don't You Just Know It
09. Riot In Cell Block No 9
10. Rolling And Tumbling
11. She Does It Right
12. Roxette
13. You Shouldn't Call The Doctor (If You Can't Afford The Bills)

Notes:
JEMS master recording. Excellent sounding recording and a tight and energetic but short opening set. This show captures Dr Feelgood touring in support of their album Malpractice as an opening act for Starcastle and Santana. This show also features the original classic lineup for this band before it went through numerous lineup changes in subsequent years. If you like old fashioned Rock and Roll in the vein of early Rolling Stones, Chuck Berry then this show is a must download. These guys were one of best bands to come out of the British pub band scene of the early to mid 70s.

I had seen Dr. Feelgood play their first London show at the Marquee Club in 1974 and loved them! This is a great opening set show from them on their 1st (only?) U.S. tour.
Tapeboy for JEMS "

Thanks to JEMS, Tapeboy and Feelgood for giving us this!

Cheers, Dave Sez.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hey,Dave. Don't keep me in suspense! More info required...It's a new one to me. TTU soon, D...P

Anonymous said...

Craashin' out, but can't keep you in suspense, eh? Down By The Stupid Beat
is a CD + covers of two rough but historic audience recordings, yours here when you'd like, but our benefactor Feelgood's gift of Detroit '76 A+/- is way more worth it .. gold dust! Cheers and zzzzzzzzzz for today, Dave Sez.

Anonymous said...

Miracle of miracles, floppybootstomp's page and links are still alive, and great thanks to him for this:

http://floppybootstomp.blogspot.com/2009/04/dr-feelgood-down-by-stupid-beat-74-75.html

Rock on! Cheers, Dave Sezzzzzzzzzzzzz.

pinkpressthreat said...

Thanks so much x

Feelgood said...

OK, here or some more, did not check if the links are working.
Some are my recordings.

http://floppybootstomp.blogspot.com/search/label/Dr.%20Feelgood

Dr. Feelgood - Bluesfestival - Bonn, Germany
Sep. 27, 1987
Smokin' FM Source @320

Track List
01 Dust My Broom
02 Quit While You're Behind
03 Back In The Night
04 Milk & Alcohol
05 Shotgun Blues
06 Hunting, Shooting, Fishing
07 Riot In Cell Block #9
08 Down At The Doctors
09 Come On Over Here
10 Instrumental
11 Route 66

Dr.Feelgood - University of East Anglia
Norwich UK
November 25, 1989
Very Good Soundboard or FM Source @320

Track List:
01 You Upset Me Baby (Fades In .....)
02 As Long As The Price Is Right
03 Back In The Night
04 Roxette
05 Homework
06 Baby Jane
07 She's a Windup
08 Going Down
09 Quite While You're Behind
10 Milk and Alcohol
11 Shotgun Blues
12 Mad Man Blues (tape flip ...cut in the middle..)
13 See You Later Alligator
14 Down At The Doctors
15 Route 66
16 Sneaking In The Back Door
17 You Don't Love Me
18 Going Back Home
19 Stupidity

Thanks to the original source, our buddy Feelgood!

Dr. Feelgood - Hengelo Marketplace
Hengelo, Netherlands Aug. 16, 1983
Excellent FM Source @320

Lee Brilleaux - Vocals
Gordon Russell - Guitar
Phil Mitchell - Bass
Kevin Morris - Drums

Track List:
01 Intro
02 Looking Back
03 No Mo Do Yakamo
04 King For A Day
05 Ninety Nine and a Half (Won't Do)
06 Monkey
07 As Long As The Price Is Right
08 Baby Jane
09 Living On The Highway
10 Don't Start Me Talkin
11 Something You Got (incl traffic jam announcement)
12 Going Some Place Else
13 Back In The Night
14 Night Time
15 Milk and Alcohol
16 Shotgun Blues
17 She's In The Middle
18 Down At The Doctors
19 She's A Wind Up
20 One Kiss (incl Radio announcement)
21 Let's Have A Party (fade out)

Dr. Feelgood - West Side Club - Lyon, France
November 23, 1983
Very Good Audience Source @320

Track List:
01 Ninety-Nine and A Half Won't Do (cut in)
02 Monkey
03 Dimples
04 As Long As The Price Is Right
05 Baby Jane
06 You Don't Love Me
07 Living On The Highway
08 Don't Start Me Talking
09 Going Some Place Else
10 Back In The Night
11 Night Time
12 Milk and Alcohol
13 Shotgun Blues
14 She's In The Middle
15 Down At The Doctors
16 She's A Windup
17 Hideaway (intrumental)
18 One Kiss
19 Let's Have A Party
20 Shake, My Baby Tonight

Dr. Feelgood - Paradiso, Amsterdam
October 5, 1979
FM Source @320

A selection from probably the first set.

01 Intro
02 60 minutes of Your Love
03 Milk and Alcohol
04 Down At The Doctors
05 Take a Tip
06 Baby Jane
07 She's a Wind Up
08 Riot in Cell Block No.9
09 Roxette
10 Outro

A selection from probably the second set.

11 Intro
12 Back In The Night
13 Riding On The L&N
14 Shotgun Blues
15 You Upset Me Baby
16 Milk and Alcohol
17 Down At The Doctors
18 Riot In Cellblock No. 9

Lee Brilleaux - Vocals
John 'Gypie' Mayo - Guitar
John B. 'Sparko' Sparks - Bass
John 'Big Figure' Martin - Drums

Dr. Feelgood - Bluesfestival - Bonn, Germany
Sep. 27, 1987
Smokin' FM Source @320

Track List
01 Dust My Broom
02 Quit While You're Behind
03 Back In The Night
04 Milk & Alcohol
05 Shotgun Blues
06 Hunting, Shooting, Fishing
07 Riot In Cell Block #9
08 Down At The Doctors
09 Come On Over Here
10 Instrumental
11 Route 66

Feelgood said...

Dr. Feelgood - Down By The Stupid Beat
LIVE BIRMINGHAM 09/16/1974
LONDON 02/07/1975

cd r > EAC> Flac 8


01. Twenty Yards Behind
02. Weekend Love (One Weekend)
03. Don't You Just Know It
04. My Baby Your Baby
05. Boom Boom
06. Stupidity
07. Route 66
08. The More I Give
09. Talkin' Bout You
10. I'm A Hog For You Baby
11. She Does It Right
12. I Don't Mind
13. Riot In Cell Block No.9
14. Walking The Dog
15. Keep It Out Of Sight
16. Oyeh!
17. Rock Me Baby
18. Bonie Moronie
19. Tequila - Bonie Moronie
20. Johnny B. Goode - Bye Bye Johnny
21. She Does It Right
22. Boom Boom
23. All Through The City
24. Roxette
25. Riot In Cell Block No.9
26. I Don't Mind
27. Route 66

01-20 UK Birmingham, Bogarts 16 Sep. 1974

21-27 UK London, University Hall 07 Feb. 1975

Early Gig for Pre Debut 1974 + Studio Gig for Debut Album 1975

Aud & Soundboard Recording

Feelgood said...

And off course http://oldrocker-onlynews.blogspot.com/search/label/dr.%20feelgood



DR. FEELGOOD
''BBC IN CONCERT (1ST NOVEMBER 1978)''

1 - Looking Back 2:01
2 - Sugar Shaker 3:51
3 - I Thought I Had It Made 2:39
4 - Ninety-Nine and a Half 2:48
5 - Milk and Alcohol 2:40
6 - Night Time 3:56
7 - Shotgun Blues 4:59
8 - You Upset Me Baby 3:33
9 - Down At the Doctors 3:01
10 - She's a Wind-Up 2:00
11 - Lights Out 2:23


DR. FEELGOOD
''BBC JOHN PEEL SESSION (5TH SEPTEMBER 1978)''

1 - Night Time 3:51
2 - Take a Tip 4:02
3 - Down At The Doctors 3:00
4 - Sugar Shaker 3:26


DR. FEELGOOD
''BBC IN CONCERT (1ST DECEMBER 1977)''


1 - Looking Back 2:18
2 - Stupidity 2:26
3 - You'll Be Mine 2:53
4 - You Upset Me Baby 4:15
5 - Homework 2:21
6 - Baby Jane 2:54
7 - The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock 'n' Roll 2:21
8 - That's It I Quit 2:32
9 - Lucky Seven 2:51
10 - She's a Wind-Up 2:16
11 - Lights Out 2:20


DR. FEELGOOD
''BBC JOHN PEEL SESSION (22ND SEPTEMBER 1977)''

1 - You Upset Me Baby 3:37
2 - She's A Wind Up 1:55
3 - Baby Jane 2:32
4 - Ninety-Nine and a Half 3:02


DR. FEELGOOD
''BBC IN CONCERT (4TH SEPTEMBER 1975)''

1 - I Can Tell 2:38
2 - Going Back Home 3:32
3 - Don't You Just Know It 3:38
4 - Roxette 2:51
5 - Another Man 3:02
6 - I Don't Mind 2:09
7 - Riot in Cell Block No 9 3:26
8 - Rollin' and Tumblin' 3:15
9 - You Shouldn't Call the Doctor 2:41


DR. FEELGOOD
''BBC JOHN PEEL SESSION (21TH JANUARY 1975)''

1 - I Don't Mind 1:55
2 - I'm a Hog For You Baby 2:40
3 - Keep It Out Of Sight 3:07
4 - Route 66 3:21


DR. FEELGOOD
''BBC IN CONCERT (14TH JANUARY 1975)''

1 - She Does it Right 3:03
2 - Twenty Yards Behind 2:05
3 - The More i Give 3:09
4 - Don't You Just Know 3:39
5 - Boom Boom 2:41
6 - All Through the City 3:06
7 - Roxette 2:48
8 - Talk to me Baby 3:34
9 - Route 66 3:25


DR. FEELGOOD
''BBC BOB HARRIS SESSION (13TH NOVEMBER 1974)''

1 - The More I Give 3:12
2 - Boom Boom 2:34
3 - All Through The City 3:03
4 - Talk To Me Baby 2:53


DR. FEELGOOD
''BBC IN CONCERT (25TH MARCH 1974)''

1 - I Can Tell 2:42
2 - She Does it Right 2:56
3 - My Baby Your Baby 2:38
4 - I'm Talking About You 1:58
5 - One Weekend 2:15
6 - I Don't Mind 2:13
7 - Rock Me Baby 4:58
8 - Bonie Moronie 4:02


DR. FEELGOOD
''BBC BOB HARRIS SESSION (24TH OCTOBER 1973)''

1 - She Does It Right 1:59
2 - I Don't Mind 1:51
3 - All Through The City 3:03
3 - Riot In Cell Block No 9 3:13
4 - Talk To Me Baby 2:53
4 - Tore Down 3:00
5 - Checkin' Up On My Baby 2:47

Feelgood said...

Ooops, made a mistake.

Dr. Feelgood - Detroit 1976 (wave): http://theluxordream2.blogspot.com/2010/11/dr-feelgood-detroit-1976-wave.html

Different gig ART WORK only: http://rockrarecollectionfetish.blogspot.com/2010/06/dr-feelgood-victoria-hall-hanley-uk.html

Dr. Feelgood - Live Victoria Hall Hanley UK 4-10-77
FM Source @256

Track List:
01.Looking Back
02.Going Back Home
03.Stupidity
04.You'll Be Mine
05.My Buddy Buddy Friends
06.Ninety-Nine And A Half [Won't Do]
07. You Upset Me Baby
08.Homework
09.Baby Jane
10.Lucky 7
11.She's A Wind Up
12.Back In The Night
13.Sneakin' Suspicion
14.That's It, I Quit
15.Checkin' Up On My Baby
16.Lights Out
17.Oh Carol
18.[Medley] The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock 'n' Roll / Great Balls Of Fire

But here it is:
http://bolt.cd/board/blues-jazz/595668-dr-feelgood-live-victoria-hall-hanley-uk-4-10-77-a.html

Anonymous said...

A cornucopia of cranked-up blues from Feelgood above, for which eternal thanks! The great floppybootstomp has been the key source for DF live recordings, most of which are excellent. One that has not surfaced there (I believe) is Victoria Hall,
Hanley, UK. 4th Oct 77,
the first date of the Be Seeing You UK tour and the first major gig with Gypie Mayo replacing Wilko. After Wilko's abrupt departure in April 1977, Mayo had debuted with DF at Bardot's on Canvey seafront after only a week's rehearsal to learn the setlist, then "we did a few more warm-up shows over in Holland (maybe 09.05.1977 NL, Rotterdam, Lantaren) and then it was back to the UK for a tour to promote an album featuring Wilko!", as Gypie put it.

Dr. Feelgood - Hanley, UK. 4th October 77

01.Looking Back
02.Going Back Home
03.Stupidity
04.You'll Be Mine
05.My Buddy Buddy Friends
06.Ninety-Nine And A Half [Won't Do]
07.You Upset Me Baby
08.Homework
09.Baby Jane
10.Lucky 7
11.She's A Wind Up
12.Back In The Night
13.Sneakin' Suspicion
14.That's It, I Quit
15.Checkin' Up On My Baby
16.Lights Out
17.Oh Carol
18.[Medley] The Blues Had A Baby And They Named It Rock 'n' Roll / Great Balls Of Fire

Originally provided in m4a @ 256 by the late great Marky Dread (Sparks), links now dead. I've converted it to mp3 @ 256, and can up it here if someone asks for it - but go get Feelgood's treasure trove first! Cheers, Dave Sez.

Feelgood said...

I believe it is 10th April.

The guitarist is either 'Gypie' Mayo or Henry McCullough. Henry was only in the band temporarily, but he did join after Wilko left in April 1977.

Lee Brilleaux - lead vocals and harmonica
John B Sparks - bass guitar
The Big Figure – drums

Intervening band members

Henry McCullough – lead guitar (temporary) – March 1977 to April 1977
Gypie Mayo – lead guitar – April 1977 to March 1981

A.O.O.F.C said...

For all these links over and above the call of duty...Thanks X 1,000,000...Ils sont de magnifiques!...P

Feelgood said...

Interview: Guitarist & ‘Game Of Thrones’ Actor Wilko Johnson


In the early 1970s, deep in the “Thames Delta” in England, a young rhythm and blues band was making a sweaty, chaotic mark on the English music scene. Canvey Island based Dr Feelgood became known for energetic, punk-style sets and guitarist Wilko Johnson was the main attraction. His wild-eyed Angus-Young-in-a-suit (before Angus was in short trousers) performances captivated audiences.

Recently, Dr Feelgood was the subject of a documentary. Directed by Julian Temple, Oil City Confidential is a brilliantly, beautifully constructed film, and Wilko was the star of the show. Not shy on camera, Wilko also has a feature role in the TV show Game of Thrones — that of the King’s mute executioner Ilyn Payne.

I caught up with Wilko on the eve of his latest UK tour. Ever hilarious, he provided the most extraordinary end to any interview I have ever done.

http://www.geeksofdoom.com/2011/09/15/interview-guitarist-game-of-thrones-actor-wilko-johnson/

Anonymous said...

Wow, thanks a million Feelgood for the oldrocker blog tip - ninety-nine tons and a half of Dr Feelgood will do!

Re Hanley, the Dr Feelgood fan site (http://www.drfeelgood.de/drfdates.htm#1977) dates the gig to 4th Oct rather than 10th April. I haven't listened to it recently .. time to listen again!

And on the anecdote front, Wilko is a competent astronomer and was offered by Patrick Moore to take over his TV astronomy slot when Moore retired ....

cheers for now, Dave Sez.

pinkpressthreat said...

Thanks all - and Dave Sez, you're a diamond :))

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi,pinkpressthreat! Thanks to you, Dave and all the Feelgood contributors. All ace geezers and geezeresses!...P

Anonymous said...

Righty-ho, back from a wee break and straight into the Feelgoods cornucopia.

First up, nice to keep you smiling P, and a big hello to pinkie (pinkpressthreat), a welcome serial offender over at my other megaposts at knowyourconjurer. Nice also to run into an old blog buddy, velhorockeiro a.k.a. oldrocker, whom Feelgood was kind enough to get me back in touch with via his suggestions above. He has provided some great music over the years - for which thanks - but sometimes at low bitrates. Still ... A few details on what oldrocker has given us this time around. The plethora of DF BBC sessions and gigs is actually drawn from 3 CD releases; artwork fans should go and look at the three links below for the covers (music download links are dead):

http://geranium-rollmops.blogspot.com/2008/04/dr-feelgood-down-at-bbc-in-concert-1977.html
http://lasgalletasdemaria.blogspot.com/2009/05/dia-g-245.html (scroll down)
http://lasgalletasdemaria.blogspot.com/2010/01/dia-g-10110.html(scroll down)

The DF BBC sessions 73-78 can be found as one download (91 MB, rapidshare) here:

http://dm-musicstations.blogspot.com/2009/08/dr-feelgood-bbc-sessions-1973-1978.html

or (84MB mediashare) here:

http://loooloblog.blogspot.com/2010/05/dr-feelgood-bbc-sessions-1973-1978-2001.html

Feelgood also linked us above to http://rockrarecollectionfetish.blogspot.com, a useful blog collator who does new artwork as well for bootlegs he has found - a good one to keep an eye on, but note that many of his links lead to sugarmegs, an invaluable source but which only posts in wma format at a measly 40 kbps. Still ...

As Feelgood's Hanley link requires registration, I will up it here in mp3@256 - watch this space.

And today's treat, and if you haven't got this yet, you'll want to go there right now - the two CD version of Down By The Jetty packed with bonuses, links still live here:

http://renovcevic.blog.rs/blog/renovcevic/dr-feelgood/2008/09/17/dr.-feelgood-down-by-the-jetty-1975-2006-emi-320-kbps

He is also kind enough to provide us with several other Feelgoods here:

http://renovcevic.blog.rs/blog/renovcevic/dr-feelgood

and with Wilko's 1995 Barbed Wire Blues:

http://renovcevic.blog.rs/blog/renovcevic/wilko-johnson

Go get! Cheers, Dave Sez.

Anonymous said...

And whilst we're at it, Eddie and the Hot Rods Live at the Marquee EP (no Lew Lewis) is here, thanks to roy:

http://rocketremnants.blogspot.com/2010/01/phony-american-accents.html

Cheers, Dave Sez.

pinkpressthreat said...

Ta, Dave - I've been after that Down By The Jetty deluxe and aint too flush right now so I'm grabbing that as we speak! Happy Sunday listening chez Pinkie ;)x

Anonymous said...

And whilst we're at it again:

http://noiseaddiction.blogspot.com/2010/09/eddie-hotrods-bbc-in-concert-8-80.html

and

http://noiseaddiction.blogspot.com/2010/09/eddie-hotrods-left-bank-mt-vernon-ny-1.html

and that Wilko astronomer article:

http://nothing-b-t-d.blogspot.com/2010/02/star-gazer.html

Cheers, Dave Sez.

Anonymous said...

Nice to see ya, pinkie - check the Gang Of Four megapost for a new one!

And whilst we're at it again and again (hadn't planned to turn this into an Eddie & Hot Rods post, and don't even rate them much, but live recordings of theirs are rare):

http://noiseaddiction.blogspot.com/2011/06/eddie-hot-rods-half-moon-putney-london.html

Cheers, Dave Sez.

Feelgood said...

Check also:

http://bigboxoftapes.blogspot.com/search/label/Eddie%20and%20the%20Hot%20Rods

http://noiseaddiction.blogspot.com/2011_08_25_archive.html

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Feelgood, I'd forgotten the Hot Rods remaster.

Another ninety-nine and a half tons:

The only web source for this 1975 video - picture shit, audio great! - thanks to our dear departed friend Longy at punkfriction, links till live but the lights are out, so go get quick:

http://punkfriction.blogspot.com/2010/05/dr-feelgood-geordie-sceneuk-tv-1975.html

You really should have this on DVD, still available - quality here is much lower. Choose from:

175 MB: http://punkfriction.blogspot.com/2010/02/dr-feelgood-going-back-home-live-1975.html

325 MB:
http://polloking.blogspot.com/2010/07/dr-feelgood-going-back-home-1975-dvdrip.html

........

Dr. Feelgood - Hanley, UK. 4th October 1977, A+ soundboard @ 256

First date of the Be Seeing You tour and the first Gypie Mayo gig in the UK. From the mix, a UA official unreleased gig recording, a "Stupidity 2". Covers and text included, and thanks to my original source, the great Marky Dread (Sparks) at the defunct kingrockerrockson.blogspot.com.

http://www.megaupload.com/?d=FDZ4MR8I
.............

Several low-bitrate Wilko albums, thanks to velhorockeiro:

http://alwaysback.blogspot.com/search/label/wilko%20johnson

.............

Best Wilko discography with inside Japanese knowledge (!):

http://rokkets.com/Wilko/wilko-disko.htm

Cheers, Dave Sez.

Anonymous said...

I forgot to say that for the above polloking link, the download is marked ACCEDER, which is also the case with these two further videos:

http://polloking.blogspot.com/2010/12/dr-feelgood-live-in-london-20-august.html (a gig from 2005)

and

http://polloking.blogspot.com/2010/07/drfeelgood-live-1990-dvdrip.html

NB: the download links have got muddled - the link on the 2005 gig page is for the 1990 gig, and vice versa. The 1990 gig is with Lee Brilleaux, Steve Walwyn, Phil Mitchell and Kevin Morris, and the 2005 gig is the same backing band with Robert Kane on vocals.

...................

Three Wilko albums at better bitrates than the alwaysback links above, thanks to the Greek blues fan Bandit:

http://bandit592.blogspot.com/2010/05/wilko-johnson-1980-ice-on-motorway-224.html

http://bandit59.blogspot.com/2009/09/wilko-johnson-1988-barbed-wire-blues.html

http://bandit59.blogspot.com/2009/10/wilko-johnson-1991-dont-let-your-daddy.html

...................
Some great photos of Wilko last year:

http://www.brumlive.com/wilko-johnson-mark-radcliffe-robin-2-bilston-12th-november-2010/

................

A low-quality audience recording from 1982 from floppybootstomp's great sister site:

http://voodoowagon.blogspot.com/2009/11/dr-feelgood-live-milan-italy-1982.html
(requires adult consent as, shock-horror!, it has pictures of naked ladies). Link to covers given on that page.

Cheers for now, Dave Sez.

Anonymous said...

PPS: I was a bit unfair about the picture quality of the 1975 Geordie Scene TV programme - it's actually fine, and the sound is perfect. A unique source thanks to Longy!

Cheers, Dave Sez.

Anonymous said...

Alternative links for Dr Feelgood "Down by the jetty" 320 kbps + covers:

http://sonsofthedolls.blogspot.com/2008/05/dr-feelgood-1.html

Cheers, Dave Sez.

Anonymous said...

Whilst we're hotrodding, you won't want to miss this - E&HR's 1976 demos, no Lew Lewis, but hey! Thank the man here:

http://mythkoz-areyouexperienced.blogspot.com/2010/07/eddie-hot-rods-canvey-2-island.html

Cheers, Dave Sez.

Anonymous said...

And on a Wilko note, the great mythkoz offers us Mick Farren's 1978 album "Vampires Stole My Lunch Money" produced by Larry Wallis and featuring Mick Farren (Vocals), Larry Wallis (Guitar & bass), Andy Colquhoun (Guitar & bass), Alan Powell (Drums) with Chrissie Hynde (vocals), Sonja Kristina (vocals), Wilko Johnson (guitar) and Will Stalybrass (harmonica).

Thank the man here:

http://mythkoz-areyouexperienced.blogspot.com/2010/08/mick-farren-vampires-stole-my-lunch.html

Cheers, Dave Sez.

Anonymous said...

And Wilko and Ian Dury fans shouldn't miss this:

Ian Dury & The Blockheads - 1981-01-20 - Dominion Theatre,
London, UK (Pre-FM FLAC/mp3@320, BBC Rockhour broadcast)

Band Members:
Ian Dury - vocals
Mick Gallagher - keyboards, synthesizers
Norman Watt-Roy - bass
John Turnbull - guitar, vocals
Wilko Johnson - guitar, vocals
Davey Payne - saxophone, flute, harmonica
Charlie Charlies - drums

01. Upminster Kid
02. Clever Trevor
03. Sink My Boats
04. I'm Partial To Your Abracadabra
05. Superman's Big Sister
06. Yes & No (Paula)
07. Uncoolohol
08. Delusions Of Grandeur
09. Dance Of The Crackpots
10. What A Waste!
11. Hey, Hey, Take Me Away ->
12. Manic Depression (Jimi)
13. Mr. Peanut
14. Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick

Length: 48:33

Go thank the great Asso here:

http://theultimatebootlegexperience2.blogspot.com/2011/10/ian-dury-blockheads-1981-01-20-london.html

Cheers, Dave Sez.

pinkpressthreat said...

NICE one Dave! Just what the doctor ordered on a Saturday morning!

Anonymous said...

Re:

http://theultimatebootlegexperience2.blogspot.com/2011/10/ian-dury-blockheads-1981-01-20-london.html

Ta muchly for this live Dury and Wilko, Asso! And a deep bow to veteran taper JEMS, the original good guy. Sorry it has taken me so long, and ta pinkie in passing! The headz up was at my Dr Feelgood/Wilko Johnson/Lew Lewis megapost over at:

http://overdoseoffingalcocoa.blogspot.com/2011/09/dr-feelgood-rarities.html

A tip for Asso and all - Dave Sez: go get, you won't regret!

And, if pinkie or Asso would ask for it, I'd do a Ian Dury and the Blockheads megapost for ya - from two 1970s psychedelic albums by the Watt-Roy brothers on bass and guitar to Kilburn & the High Roads ... just ask ...

Cheers, Dave Sez.

Anonymous said...

Wa-hay! It's Christmas time with the arrival of ultra-rare video of an open air performance from Dr Feelgood in France in 1976!

Here it is, thanks to mona!

http://exileonmoanstreet.blogspot.com/2011/12/dr-feelgood-going-back-home-1976.html

Cheers, Dave Sez.

Anonymous said...

Dr Feelgoods, Wilko and Lew Lewis archive reposted at skamanchackett.blogspot.com.

Cheers, Dave Sez.

pinkpressthreat said...

good stuff indeed, Dave Sez :))

Feelgood said...

Tales from Dr. Feelgood (Comic)

http://musicruinedmylife.blogspot.nl/2012/07/tales-from-dr-feelgood-comic.html

Funk Drops said...

Wonderful blog but, please, re-post the LEW LEWIS/WILKO JOHNSON RARITIES!
Please, please, please!!!!

A.O.O.F.C said...

Over 2U Dave on that last req. Thanks a mill! ..... P

Funk Drops said...

The blog skamanchackett.blogspot.com.
doesn't exist... :-(((

Funk Drops said...

The blog skamanchackett.blogspot.com.
doesn't exist. :-(((

Funk Drops said...

Eureka! I've got it! Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

I've belatedly noticed that someone out there (Funk Drops) has shown an interest in this post ... and glad to see that you managed to find your way to skamanchackett and get the Wilko/Lew Lewis rarities at http://skamanchackett.blogspot.com/2012/06/wliko-johnson-lew-lewis-rarities-1980.html and http://skamanchackett.blogspot.com/2012/06/dave-sez-summer-sampler.html. You should also check this classic 1976 Feelgoods gig I have re-upped:
http://skamanchackett.blogspot.com/2012/06/dr-feelgood-detroit-31076.html. For all rhythm'n'blues fans, I recommend checking this post out too: http://skamanchackett.blogspot.com/2012/07/dave-sezs-mystery-posts-no-1.html. As always, read the comments section for more links .. and to say thanks. Cheers, Dave Sez.

Thrasher said...

Very interesting collection of rarities, but I can't download anything because of dead links. Please re-up them and remind me if it's not hard for you. Sleepyspirit@gmail.com

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi Thrasher. Thanks for comment. I have a few family problems at the moment & blog time is scarce. Perhaps somebody reading this could re-up a few links. TYVM & please keep in touch...Paul

Thrasher said...

Ok, I hope you will solve all your problems. Good luck!

P.S. What is TYVM?) I don't know what is it.

A.O.O.F.C said...

Thanks Thrasher! TYVM = Thank You Very Much!...Cheers. When things improve I will try and post links for Feelgood. Take Care & come back soon...Paul

Thrasher said...

Ok. Of course, I come back to SO MUCH interesting music's blog!). Links for Dr. Feelgood's albums (Primo, Finely Tuned, A Case of the Snakes, On the Job, Wilko Johnson - Live in Japan) are dead too. Cheers.

Thrasher

A.O.O.F.C said...

Hi Thrasher. Thanks for comment. Perhaps somebody reading this could re-up a few links. TYVM & please keep in touch...Paul