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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Dr Feelgood - Be Seeing You (1977 uk, dynamite hard boogie pub rock, 2014 SHM remaster)



Wilko Johnson had left in early 1977 and in April that year the Canvey Island band introduced their new line-up by way of a secret warm up show in their hometown. By summer ’77 they were making the first record with Gypie, the Nick Lowe produced Be Seeing You. Although Mayo was still working his way into the band's sound, Dr. Feelgood retained their tough, hard-rocking appeal.

Three further studio albums would be recorded with Mayo, including Private Practice which contained the UK top ten single Milk And Alcohol.

After what he describes as a ‘four year binge party’ Gypie Mayo quit the band and the end of 1980 (although he would stay on for a further six months), in part, to spend more time with his family.
by Paul Sinclair


Tracks
1. Ninety-Nine And A Half (Won't Do) (Steve Cropper, Eddie Floyd, Wilson Pickett) - 3:08
2. She's A Wind Up (Lee Brilleaux, John Martin, John Mayo, John B. Sparks) - 2:00
3. I Thought I Had It Made (Lee Brilleaux, John Mayo) - 2:16
4. I Don't Want To Know (Lee Brilleaux, John Mayo) - 2:42
5. That's It, I Quit (Nick Lowe) - 2:34
6. As Long As The Price Is Right (Larry Wallis) - 3:09
7. Hi-Rise (John Mayo) - 2:37
8. My Buddy Buddy Friends (Aaron Corthon) - 2:45
9. Baby Jane (Bishop, Nesbitt, Reed, Simmons, Wilson) - 2:58
10.The Blues Had A Baby, And They Named It Rock 'n' Roll (Brownie Mcghee, Morganfield) - 2:20
11.Looking Back (Johnny Guitar Watson) - 2:00
12.60 Minutes Of Your Love (Isaac Hayes, David Porter) - 2:24  
13.Long As The Price Is Right (Second Version) (Larry Wallis) - 3:20
14.You'll Be Mine (Willie Dixon) - 2:54
15.My Buddy Buddy Friends (Aaron Contion) - 2:49
16.Looking Back (Johnny Watson) - 2:29
17.Homework (Perkins , Clark) - 2:23
18.You Upset Me Baby (King, Josea, Davis) - 4:23
19.Hey Mama, Keep Your Big Mouth Shut (Ellis McDaniels) - 3:50

Dr Feelgood
*Lee Brilleaux - Vocals, Guitar, Harmonica
*John B. Sparks - Bass Guitar, Vocals
*Gypie Mayo - Guitar
*The Big Figure (John Martin) - Drums, Vocals

1974  Down By The Jetty (2014 Japan SHM edition)
1976  Dr Feelgood - Stupidity (2014 Japan SHM edition)
1975  Malpractice  (2014 Japan SHM edition)

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2 comments:

mscmichael said...

Another beauty by the Doctor. Thanks very much...

BoardChips said...

Hmm, produced by Nick Lowe? That does sound interesting. Perhaps I might give this a try. Thanks, all.