Docs That Rock

The real Dr Feelgood (not the Motley Crue song)

Julien Temple is one of the more renowned music documentaries, having crafting two docs that frequently appear on many “best” lists: The Filth and the Fury (about the Sex Pistols) as well as The Future is Unwritten (about Joe Strummer). The last in his so-called trilogy about 1970s films is Oil City Confidential about the relatively obscure British bar band Dr Feelgood. Temple told the Independent: “Making a film about Dr Feelgood, it was a bit like Spinal Tap – like they never existed. “There was this band that was the biggest in England for 18 months, that no one remembers.”

For those of you who are not rock historians (like me), the band had a moment in the pub rock scene. Temple has assembled rare footage showing their live prowess in the post-hippie era. The reviews have been great and its now on limited release in the UK and Ireland. Hopefully it will hit these shores.


March 1, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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