Oil City Confidential
Posted on: Monday, Mar 16, 2009
Acclaimed film maker Julian Temple is making a film about the legendary band Dr. Feelgood.
The story of Dr Feelgood, four men in cheap suits who crashed out of Canvey Island in the early ’70’s, sandpapered the face of rock’n’roll, leaving all that came before a burnt-out ruin – four estuarine John-the-Baptists to Johnny Rotten’s anti-Christ. Taking London by storm, they sped through Europe and conquered the UK with No 1 chart success, before imploding just as punk was born and America beckoned with open arms. Contributions from members of The Clash, Blondie and The Sex Pistols join Dr Feelgood with collaborators Jools Holland and Alison Moyet to tell the story of Canvey, 70’s England and the greatest local band in the world.