Thursday, 31 March 2011
Dr. Feelgood - Malpractice (Classic 2nd Album UK 1975)
Size: 85.1 MB
Ripped by: ChrisGoesRock
Source: Japan 24-Bit Remaster
Malpractice was the second Dr. Feelgood album, released in October 1975.
The album reached number 17 in the UK Albums Chart in November 1975, and remained in that chart for six weeks. It was their first recording to chart, and appeared almost two years before their first single to do so in the corresponding UK Singles Chart - "Sneakin' Suspicion" (June 1977).
Malpractice saw Dr. Feelgood break into the UK Top 20, the success of the release a gauge of a change in the musical climate. With their drainpipe suits, short hair, and surly demeanour, they were as influential as any at the inception of punk rock.
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.
01."I Can Tell" (Ellas McDaniel, Samuel F. Smith) 2:46
02."Going Back Home" (Mick Green, Wilko Johnson) 4:00
03."Back in the Night" (Wilko Johnson) 3:18
04."Another Man" (Wilko Johnson) 2:55
05."Rolling and Tumbling" (Morganfield) 3:12
06."Don't Let Your Daddy Know" (Wilko Johnson) 2:57
07."Watch Your Step" (Bobby Parker) 3:23
08."Don't You Just Know It" (Huey "Piano" Smith, Johnny Vincent) 3:49
09."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)" (Wilko Johnson) 2:36
Added by Dirty Funky Situation at Thursday, March 31, 2011