Thursday, March 21, 2013

"Dr. Feelgood" - #125

"Dr. Feelgood"

I noticed that during the last couple of years, more and more people have come to their senses. This here I found in Classic Rock, April 2013 issue, in their Live! review section. It's the Great British Rock & Blues Festival, Skegness Butlins, and this is what the reviewer had to say about today's "Dr. Feelgood":

With no original members, headliners Dr. Feelgood are authentic and entertaining enough, but it's tough to ignore the levels of fraud involved ...

Hey, it's not like I'm searching these kind of statements, I just happen to realise that they are turning up quite frequently now.



Sunday, March 10, 2013

Canvey Island - 2010 - #124

Canvey Island - 2010

Here are some more impressions from Canvey Island, this time from a few years earlier (with a somewhat better weather):

"Be Seeing You" again. The Admiral Jellicoe. The sign was still there in 2010, it's missing now.

"Sneakin' Suspicion" 2010! The Canvey Island Social Club!

And the Oysterfleet Hotel, where the Dr. Feelgood Music Bar use to be.

And here, the very same ex record shop in 2010. It was a shop to let even back then.

Edsel re-release of "Be Seeing you". Back then, they had the restaurant upstairs, they've now moved it down where you can see the boarded windows. But that was also back in 2010.

And the Monico the way it looked three years ago.

And this is, of course, not on Canvey Island, but in Southend-On-Sea. The Kursaal.



Canvey Island - March 7, 2013 - #123

Canvey Island - March 7, 2013

Some impressions on Canvey Island during a rather rainy day:

Used to be a record shop. Was already up for rent back in 2010!

Canvey Island Social Club. Cover of "Sneakin' Suspicion".

Admiral Jellicoe. Cover of "Be Seeing You". The place has been redone years and years ago and doesn't look anything like the picture we know.


Dr. Feelgood bench at the seawall.

Benches galore and tankers in the channel! Well, not exactly tankers and not exactly the channel! But it fits.

"Be Seeing You", later LP release on Edsel.

The Monico. One of Lee's favourite watering holes!

As you can see from the pictures, no sunglasses needed that day!



Saturday, March 9, 2013

Wilko Johnson (With The Stray Cats) - Montreux 1981 - #122

Wilko Johnson (With The Stray Cats) - Montreux 1981

Finally, the 1981 gig of the Stray Cats in Montreux has been legally released (bootlegs have made their rounds for a couple of years now). Our man can be seen on only one track, this being "Be Bop A Lula". However, you can easily sit through the rest of the gig, as the Stray Cats were hot back then. I only wonder how I missed this gig, as I used to be something of a regular down at the Montreux Jazz Festival. Anyway, even if the Stray Cats are not your cup of tea, the DVD is well worth it for the Wilko appearance alone, however brief it is.

Released on eagle vision EREDV 936GV.



Wilko Johnson - Recent Articles In The Press - #121

Wilko Johnson - Recent Articles In The Press

Wilko is all over the place right now. There are interviews and major articles in a number of publications such as The Classic Rock Blues Magazine issue #5 (Joe Bonamassa cover), Uncut April 2013 (David Bowie cover), Q April 2013 (David Bowie cover) and Classic Rock April 2013 (Status Quo cover). I'm pretty sure there's more, but I'm not aware of it as of yet. And anyway, this is a lot of reading up to do on our man.