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Oil City Confidential

  • 1. Going Back Home
    2. (Get Your Kicks On) Route 66
    3. Roxette
    4. Cheque Book
    5. I Can Tell
    6. She Does It Right
    7. Twenty Yards Behind
    8. Shakin' All Over
    9. I Don't Mind
    10. All Through the City
    11. Poison Ivy
    12. You Shouldn't Call the Doctor (If You Can't Afford the Bills)
    13. I'm a Hog for You Baby
    14. Keep It Out of Sight
    15. Shot of Rhythm and Blues, A
    16. I'm a Man
    17. Back in the Night
    18. Riot in Cell Block Number Nine
    19. Time and the Devil
    20. Sneakin' Suspicion
    21. Paradise
    22. Lucky Seven
    23. Milk and Alcohol
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 09463

  • Credits

    Photographer: Simon Marsden.
    Oil City Confidential is the soundtrack to director Julien Temple's third rock documentary film about the great greasy pub rock outfit Dr. Feelgood (his first two being the infamous Great Rock 'n Roll Swindle about the Sex Pistols and second the highly acclaimed Joe Strummer documentary The Future Is Unwritten). This 22-track monster collects live and studio material from the first four albums by the original band and cuts from the legendary 1975 Going Back Home Kursaal gig. In addition, there are three selections from the band's mentors: two from Johnny Kidd & the Pirates (Dr. Feelgood snagged their name from a song by the band, whose guitarist Mick Green was a primary influence on Feelgood guitarist and songwriter Wilco Johnson) and an earlier track from the Paramounts, an early Brit roots rock, blues, and R&B outfit that featured later Procol Harum stars Gary Brooker and Robin Trower. Ultimately, it's the Dr. Feelgood music that matters. It's these four albums that the band is best known for, with a trademark raw and unhinged back-to-basics approach to rock & roll that immediately preceded and indeed influenced many of punk rock's creators. This is a great anthology of Dr. Feelgood tracks, and makes the documentary that much more appealing to see. Perhaps now this band, which was overlooked everywhere but in Great Britain, will get something of the respect it so richly deserves. ~ Thom Jurek

  • Critic Reviews
    Uncut (magazine) (p.113) - 4 stars out of 5 -- "Julien Temple's brilliant documentary makes a persuasive case for the Feelgoods as one of the unsung heroes of mid-'70s rock."
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