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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.182.229.104
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 07:50 pm:   

Tonight at 9pm BBC4 - Julien Temple's film of the first (and, in my opinion, best) incarnation of Dr Feelgood.
C'mon, guys - this band was a huge part of my formative years! Watch it even if it's only so you can laugh at me afterwards!

http://alternative.artsalliancemedia.com/oilcity/
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 91.110.147.219
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 08:18 pm:   

This film is an awesome prospect. Without Dr Feelgood there'd be no Stranglers or The Jam. And Wilko Johnson's lyrics gave them an ironic sharpness that cut to the bone. Forget the turgid public schoolboy 'hard rock' of heavy metal: the Feelgoods were hard bastards through and through, but their material had economy and grace.

I paid 40 (I think) to quote one line of a Dr Feelgood song in a story as yet unpublished. Worth every penny.
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Gcw (Gcw)
Username: Gcw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.153.237.52
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 08:45 pm:   

The recorder is set tonight......

I will say though....I am a bit of a sucker for the Gypie Mayo era...

"Jumpin' der-d-der Jumpin' from love to love.."!

gcw
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 79.73.248.35
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 08:59 pm:   

I've put Route 66, Roxette and She Does it Right for you on Facebook just now but of course Joel doesn't do FB :>).
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.182.229.104
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 09:03 pm:   

I will say though....I am a bit of a sucker for the Gypie Mayo era...


As we were saying last weekend, gcw - I think it's the lineup of a band when you first discover them that is the one that means most. Mayo was an excellent guitarist and a lively performer, but didn't, for me, stand out so well as Wilko Johnson (even though Wilko based his guitar playing style on that of Mick Green from The Pirates).
A friend said to me a few years back "guess who I had a pint with last night - only the bass player from Pink Floyd!" - "Roger Waters?" I asked... He looked puzzled and said "no, Guy Pratt".
I guess we all like different band lineups but that one did throw me for a moment.
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 79.73.248.35
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 09:05 pm:   

This is my song of the year. Can't get it out of my head.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5-EU-Xwm7RY
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.182.229.104
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 09:12 pm:   

I've put Route 66, Roxette and She Does it Right for you on Facebook just now but of course Joel doesn't do FB :>).

Just seen those - cheers, Ally!
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Gcw (Gcw)
Username: Gcw

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.153.237.52
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 09:13 pm:   

Me too!

gcw:-)
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Allybird (Allybird)
Username: Allybird

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 79.73.248.35
Posted on Friday, April 23, 2010 - 09:24 pm:   

For Joel, Mick and GCW!
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.182.229.104
Posted on Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 12:16 pm:   

Watched the film and loved it!

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