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Monday, July 21, 2014

Dr Feelgood - Malpractice (1975 uk, superb boogie 'n' roll, 2014 japan SHM remaster and expanded)



Dr. Feelgood's second album and their American debut, Malpractice was represented a major step forward for the group -- for starters, it was in stereo. Add to that the fact that the quartet had refined its sound, so that it was a match for what the Rolling Stones had generated on their debut album, and you had the makings of a classic; Lee Brilleaux's lead vocals and his and Wilko Johnson's guitars crunch and slash their way through 11 songs, starting with a Bo Diddley number; they turn "Rollin' and Tumblin'" into a rock & roll piece, and also turn in a brace of memorable originals, most notably "You Shouldn't Call the Doctor (If You Can't Afford the Bills" and "Don't Let Your Daddy Know," both by Johnson. 
by Bruce Eder


Tracks
1. I Can Tell (Ellas Mcdaniel, Samuel F. Smith) -  2:46
2. Going Back Home (Mick Green, Wilko Johnson) -  4:00
3. Back In The Nigh -  3:18
4. Another Man -  2:55
5. Rolling And Tumbling (McKinley Morganfield) -  3:12
6. Don't Let Your Daddy Know -  2:57
7. Watch Your Step (Bobby Parker) -  3:23
8. Don't You Just Know It (Huey Piano Smith, Johnny Vincent) -  3:49
9. Riot In Cell Block No. 9 (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) -  3:40
10.Because You're Mine (Wilko Johnson, Nick Lowe, Sparks) -  4:54
11.You Shouldn't Call The Doctor (If You Can't Afford The Bills) -  2:36
12.She Does It Right (Stereo Version) - 3:25
13.Boom Boom (Stereo Version) (John Lee Hooker) - 2:47
14.The More I Give (Alternative Stereo Version) - 3:29
15.Roxette (Stereo Version) - 3:00
16.One Weekend (Stereo Version) - 2:19
17.That Ain't The Way To Behave (Stereo Version) - 3:56
18.I Don't Mind (Alternative Stereo Version) - 2:38
19.Twenty Yards Behind (Alternative Stereo Version) - 2:16
20.Malamut (Wilko Johnson, Mick Green) - 4:34
21.Casting My Spell On You (Alvin Johnson, Edwin Johnson) - 2:30
22.Comin' Home Baby (Ben Tucker, Bob Dorough) - 2:24
23.Dr. Feelgood (Harry Smith) - 2:22
24.I'm A Hog For You Baby (Olympic Studio, January 6th 1976) (Jerry Leiber, Mike Stoller) - 3:10
All songs by Wilko Johnson except where noted

Dr Feelgood
*Lee Brilleaux - Guitar, Harmonica, Lead Vocals
*Wilko Johnson - Guitar, Backing Vocals
*The Big Figure - Drums
*John B. Sparks - Bass
With
*Bob Andrews - Piano, Keyboards, Saxophone

1974  Down By The Jetty (2014 Japan SHM edition)
1976  Dr Feelgood - Stupidity (2014 Japan SHM edition)

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4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a classic, totally underrated. Love the YouTube video you posted, the audience appear quite deceased.

Mick said...

Not underated by those in the know. Thanks a million Marios.

Anonymous said...

Pfft, I'm in "the know" Mick, and they are merely standard pub rock. I don't know what your going on about but it's bollocks.

Charra

SilentWay said...

Charra,

You know squat...