Taking No Prisoners [Bonus DVD] [Remastered] [Box Set]

Taking No Prisoners [Bonus DVD] [Remastered] [Box Set]

by Dr. Feelgood

CD(Remastered / Bonus DVD)

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Overview

Contrary to the impression left by the 2012 box set All Through the City (or even the stellar Julian Temple doc Oil City Confidential), Dr. Feelgood didn't throw in the towel after guitarist Wilko Johnson left the group. They hired Gypie Mayo, then set back out on the road. Over the next four years, the Feelgoods cranked out four studio albums (Be Seeing You, Private Practice, Let It Roll, A Case of the Shakes) and two live LPs (As It Happens, On the Job), all of which are gathered here, along with a bevy of rarities (a full, unreleased live set from Canvey Island in June 1977, seven live cuts from 1978, the final UA single "Waiting for Saturday Night"/"Eileen," and the EP that came along with As It Happens) on 2013's Taking No Prisoners (With Gypie 1977-1981), a four-CD/one-DVD set that documents what amounts to the band's one true stab at crossover success. Dr. Feelgood didn't change their sound at all -- under the direction of lead singer Lee Brilleaux, the group remained indebted to hard R&B, blues, and early British Invasion rock & roll -- but the feel was decidedly different. Without Wilko, the Feelgoods were lighter, tossing aside the tightly coiled menace for a bright, cheerful party. Brilleaux's growl still could seem nasty, especially when he was on-stage (the two live albums hit harder than the studio albums yet never slash like the classic 1976 Stupidity), but the chemistry had shifted, turning Feelgoods into something resembling a good-time party band. Along with the changing mindset came an expanded sonic palette, with horns and keyboards making an appearance alongside a host of other expansive studio tricks. Kindred spirit Nick Lowe gave the band a song called "Milk & Alcohol" in 1979, a tune that turned into their only Top 10 hit, then he produced A Case of the Shakes in 1980, and there are times that the color and vibe of these EMI recordings brings to mind Rockpile, particularly as they have just the slightest high-gloss veneer and an easy embrace of hooks, but the group remains a driving rock & roll band, not a pop group, not even when the label or producer pushed them in that direction. This loose adoption of fashion does mean the music on Taking No Prisoners feels tangentially new wave, which is a large part of this music's appeal; it's not starkly timeless like All Through the City, but rather slightly trashy, the threads effortlessly evoking the time. But that's the fun, to hear the Feelgoods stretch out, flirt with pop, and find a comfortable groove they could ride for years. This music has gotten short shrift, as it was always compared to the Wilko Johnson years, but heard on its own terms, it's a tremendously fun collection of bright, raucous rock & roll.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/25/2013
Label: Emi Import
UPC: 5099901954029
catalogNumber: 0195402
Rank: 125166

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Ninety Nine and a Half (Won't Do)
  2. She's a Wind Up
  3. I Thought I Had It Made
  4. I Don't Wanna Know
  5. That's It, I Quit
  6. As Long As the Price is Right
  7. Hi-Rise
  8. My Buddy Buddy Friends
  9. Baby Jane
  10. The Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock 'N' Roll (No 2)
  11. Looking Back
  12. 60 Minutes of Your Love
  13. Down At the Doctors
  14. Every Kind of Vice
  15. Things Get Better
  16. Milk and Alcohol
  17. Night Time
  18. Let's Have a Party
  19. Take a Tip
  20. It Wasn't Me
  21. Greaseball
  22. Sugar Shaker
  23. As Long As the Price is Right
  24. Down At the (Other) Doctors
  25. Riding on the L & N

Disc 2

  1. Java Blue
  2. Feels Good
  3. Put Him Out of Your Mind
  4. Bend Your Ear
  5. Hong Kong Money
  6. Keeka Smeeka
  7. Shotgun
  8. Pretty Face
  9. Riding on the L & N
  10. Drop Everything and Run
  11. Jumping From Love To Love
  12. Going Some Place Else
  13. Best In the World
  14. Punch Drunk
  15. King For a Day
  16. Violent Love
  17. No Mo Do Yakamo
  18. Love Hound
  19. Who's Winning
  20. Coming To You
  21. Drives Me Wild
  22. Case of the Shakes
  23. Waiting For Saturday Night
  24. Eileen

Disc 3

  1. You'll Be Mine
  2. My Buddy Buddy Friends
  3. Looking Back
  4. Homework
  5. You Upset Me Baby
  6. Hey Mamma Keep Your Big Mouth Shut
  7. Cheque Book
  8. Back In the Night
  9. Lucky Seven
  10. Lights Out
  11. Sneakin' Suspicion
  12. Great Balls of Fire
  13. Take a Trip
  14. Every Kind of Vice
  15. Down At the Doctors
  16. Baby Jane
  17. Sugar Shaker
  18. Things Get Better
  19. She's a Windup
  20. Ninety Nine and a Half (Won't Do)
  21. My Buddy Buddy Friends
  22. Milk and Alcohol
  23. Matchbox
  24. As Long As the Price is Right
  25. Night Time

Disc 4

  1. Riot In Cell Block No 9
  2. Blues Had a Baby and They Named It Rock 'N' Roll
  3. Lights Out
  4. Great Balls of Fire
  5. Looking Back
  6. Going Back Home
  7. Stupidity
  8. I Thought I Had It Made
  9. Shotgun
  10. Roxette
  11. Johnny B. Goode
  12. Drives Me Wild
  13. Java Blue
  14. Jumping From Love To Love
  15. Pretty Face
  16. No Mo Do Yakamo
  17. Love Hound
  18. Best In the World
  19. Who's Winning
  20. Riding on the L & N
  21. A Case of the Shakes
  22. Shotgun Blues
  23. Good Night Vienna

Disc 5

  1. Looking Back
  2. Stupidity
  3. You'll Be Mine
  4. You Upset Me Baby
  5. Homework
  6. Baby Jane
  7. The Blues Has a Baby and They Named It Rock 'N' Roll
  8. That's It I Quit
  9. Lucky Seven
  10. She's a Windup
  11. Lights Out
  12. Lights Out
  13. She's a Wind-Up
  14. Down At the Doctors
  15. Milk and Alcohol
  16. Milk & Alcohol
  17. She's a Wind-Up
  18. Baby Jane
  19. Down At the Doctors
  20. Milk & Alcohol
  21. No Mo Do Yakomo
  22. Violent Love
  23. Java Blue
  24. Pretty Face
  25. The South Bank Show
  26. [Bonus Material]

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Feelgood   Primary Artist
Geraint Watkins   Piano,Guest Appearance
Lee Brilleaux   Guitar,Harmonica,Vocals,Group Member
Roy Davies   Organ,Guest Appearance
Mike Deacon   Piano,Guest Appearance
Steve Gregory   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone,Guest Appearance
John Mayo   Guitar,Group Member
John B. Sparks   Bass,Vocals,Background Vocals,Group Member
Pete Wingfield   Piano,Guest Appearance
Big Figure   Drums,Vocals,Group Member
Gypie Mayo   Guitar,Background Vocals,Group Member
John Sparks   Bass

Technical Credits

Willie Dixon   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
Solomon Burke   Composer
Steve Cropper   Composer
Feelgood   Composer
Eddie Floyd   Composer
Lionel Hampton   Composer
Wilko Johnson   Composer
Mickey Jupp   Composer
Tim Krekel   Composer
Jerry Leiber   Composer
Mike Vernon   Composer,Producer
Otis Blackwell   Composer
Will Birch   Liner Notes
Aldo Bocca   Engineer
Lee Brilleaux   Composer
Brownie McGhee   Composer
Bob Feldman   Composer
Jerry Goldstein   Composer
Richard Gottehrer   Composer,Producer
Mick Green   Composer
Isaac Hayes   Composer
Lew Lewis   Composer
Nick Lowe   Composer,Producer
Vic Maile   Engineer
John Mayo   Composer
McKinley Morganfield   Composer
Dick Plant   Engineer
David Porter   Composer
Martin Rushent   Producer
Lonnie Simmons   Composer
Mike Stoller   Composer
Larry Wallis   Composer
Johnny "Guitar" Watson   Composer
Pete Wingfield   Composer
Al Jackson   Composer
John McGowan   Engineer
Ronnie Wilson   Composer
John Pasche   Art Direction
Barney Bubbles   Artwork,Sleeve Design
John Martin   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Paul Henry   Art Direction,Original Sleeve Design
Gavin O'Neill   Photo Scanning
John Sparks   Composer
Grogan   Composer
Haymes   Composer
Aaron Corthon   Composer
McDaniel   Composer
Clifford Friend   Composer
Keith Morris   Cover Photo,Back Cover Photo
Allan Jones   Liner Notes
Demetri Georgiou   Marketing
Bat Fasterly   Composer

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