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Still the best Feelgood album,
This review is from: MALPRACTICE (Audio CD)
Remember when R & B meant 'Rhythm and Blues'? That's what Dr Feelgood's early albums were all about, before the term 'pub rock' was invented. I'd enjoyed 'Down by the Jetty', but only for about half the tracks, when I heard 'Malpractice'. It was inspirational at the time. Popular music had split into the trashy aftermath of 'glam rock' and the super-serious 'progressive rock': Dr Feelgood brought the emphasis back to the sound, the beat and the raw emotion of music. From 'Watch your step', through 'Riot in cell block no. 9' to 'You shouldn't call the doctor...' this was a whole album of fast, danceable music. The home-grown feel added to the appeal: four ordinary blokes, singing about funny stories and ordinary things. I wholeheartedly recommend this album at a time when the world of popular music has lost its way... again!