Dr. FEELGOOD - Down By The Jetty
Dr. FEELGOOD Down by the jetty cd 1975/2006
Disc 1: (mono) : She does it right / Boom boom / The more I give / Roxette / One week-end / That's ain't the way to behave / I don't mind / Twenty yards behind / Keep it out of sight / All trough city / Cheque book / Oyeh ! / Bonie Moronie - Tequila / (Get your kicks on) Route 66° / I'm hog for you baby° / Stupidity° / She said alright° / Oyeh! (earlier version)° .
Disc 2: (stereo) : She does it right / Boom boom / The more I give / Roxette / One week-end / That's ain't the way to behave / I don't mind / Twenty yards behind / Keep it out of sight / All trough the city / Cheque book / Oyeh ! / I'm a hog for you baby° / Stupidity° / She said alright° / Oyeh ! (earlier version)° / Tore down * / Don't just know it* / My babe* / The more I give* / It's my own fault darlin'* / Bonie Moronie/Tequila * / Rock me baby*.
° Bonus tracks sudio - * Bonus tracks live .
Produced by Vic Maile .
Dr. Feelgood: Wilko Johnson : guitar , vocals / John B. Sparks : bass / The Big Figure : drums / Lee Brilleaux : lead vocals & harp .
Dr. Feelgood was the ultimate working band. From their formation in 1971 to lead vocalist Lee Brilleaux's untimely death in 1994, the band never left the road, playing hundreds of gigs every year. Throughout their entire career, Dr. Feelgood never left simple, hard-driving rock & roll behind, and their devotion to the blues and R&B earned them a devoted fan base. That following first emerged in the mid-'70s, when Dr. Feelgood became the leader of the second wave of pub-rockers. Unlike Brinsley Schwarz, the laidback leaders of the pub-rock scene, Dr. Feelgood was devoted to edgy, Stonesy rock & roll, and their sweaty live shows — powered by Brilleaux's intense singing and guitarist Wilko Johnson's muscular leads — became legendary. While the group's stripped-down, energetic sound paved the way for English punk rock in the late '70s, their back-to-basics style was overshadowed by the dominance of punk and new wave, and the group had retreated to cult status by the early '80s.By the end of 1973, Dr. Feelgood's dynamic live act had made them the most popular group on the pub-rock circuit, and several labels were interested in signing them. They settled for United Artists, and they released their debut album, Down by the Jetty, in 1974. According to legend, Down By the Jetty was recorded in mono and consisted almost entirely of first takes. While it was in fact recorded in stereo, the rumor added significantly to Dr. Feelgood's purist image, and the album became a cult hit.
"The release of "Down by the jetty" in january 1975 was a definitive moment in UK rock, a yellow card that served notice on the legions of progressive supergroups , their intricate musical arrangements and overbearing pomposity . Jetty ushered in a new era as Dr. Feelgood (no capes , no canapés) reintroduced hard and fast rock'n'roll , put barber shops back in business and sent hordes of teenage lads to thrift shops in search of narrow lapel suit jackets .Punk soon followed ..." W. Birch