Dienstag, 21. April 2020

Purchased (Not Only) By The Cover

Dr. Feelgood - Sneakin' Suspicion | Veröffentlichungen | Discogs

In 1977 when new music changed completely only a few bands have got it made to be successful with their old sound. One of them were the pub-rock veterans Dr. Feelgood from Essex (Eddie and the Hot Rods were the other) that reached number one with their live album Stupidity one year before. I liked them because of their earthy and timeless blues-rock that made fun amongst the punk-rock bands. They were true to their sound and Wilko Johnson maybe one of the best guitar players in these days. And as often the cover design was the reason I bought this record. A man stands before the club, lights to himself a cigarette and peers from the corners of the eye like his girlfriend stands closely with another man. Seldom a photo has returned the title of the album so appropriately.

Dr. Feelgood - Sneakin' Suspicion
Dr. Feelgood - Paradise

1 Kommentar:

Johnny hat gesagt…

On Paradise, there's quite a poignant background story, about Wilko Johnson (who wrote the song) and his wife, if you haven't heard it before: https://www.loudersound.com/features/the-story-behind-dr-feelgoods-paradise