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Music Update

Today I half updated half the CD’s in the multiplayer.

Out goes the Electronic 80’s 3CD set. In comes:

The Ting Tings
Upon This Rock by Larry Norman – the father of Christian Rock
The Best of: Dr Feelgood

For those who don’t know them, Dr Feelgood are the best thing ever to come out of Canvey Island in Essex, apart from petroleum products. Canvey is famous for being next to the River Thames but below sealevel.

Their lead singer was Lee Brilleaux, their original lead guitarist was Wilko Johnson and they were the renowned for being the best RnB band in Britain. By that I mean real RnB and not this pathetic trash that we have today. Their only real hits were Roxette and Milk & Alcohol, which appeared just as punk started. A great future looked certain but they never made the break into the real big time. They continued touring and releasing great albums but will always be a footnote in Britain’s musical landscape.

However this could change as a documentary is released about them this month. Oil City Confidential tells the story from beginning to the present. This is a little odd as Lee Brilleaux has passed away, way to soon, and their are no original band members left. But, like many other groups, the legend keeps going.

To answer a comment:

Our Mazda has a facility to link in the MP3 player but the car is currently in need of repair. Personally I’d never by an over-priced and inferior Apple product though 🙂