Anyone else seeing Wilko on his farewell tour?

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I am seeing him on 17th, really excited as I have loved him and Doctor Feelgood since the 70's but its very sad that he is so ill.

DoctorTwo Tue 10-Dec-13 14:07:18

I think the fact that his farewell tour keeps getting more and more gigs added is brilliant and long may it continue. I couldn't get tickets and can't afford to pay what the touts will ask, which is a shame. I too was a fan of Dr Feelgood, and saw them a couple of times in the 80s.

Armadale Tue 10-Dec-13 14:32:18

Miley thank you so much thanks

My Dh loves Wilko and I, being completely clueless about such things, had no idea he was doing this tour.

I just saw your post and googled and managed to buy him a ticket to see him in Watford a week today.

He will be so happy! Thank you!

That's the one I am going to Armadale. I am really looking forward to it, and to seeing Eddie & the Hot Rods on the night too. Paul Gray has had cancer too and has just been given the all clear, but I am not sure if he is playing that night.

Armadale Tue 10-Dec-13 17:15:54

Oh, have a brilliant evening.

I have printed out his ticket and put it in a pretend Christmas card on the communal post table in the foyer for him to open!

Armadale Tue 10-Dec-13 17:16:43

(I am too uncool to know who Eddie and the Hot Rods or Paul Gray are, I'm afraid).

WhoKnowsWhereTheMistletoes Tue 10-Dec-13 17:21:36

No, unless any more are added and they are within reach of us, but I bet the gigs will be great. I've never seen Dr Feelgood, but always liked them, one of the first albums my DCs really took to was their greatest hits.

Have you seen the film Oil City Confidential about them? It was on BBC4 last year, fascinating.

Armadale Tue 10-Dec-13 17:24:28

Oil City confidential appears to be on a loop in our house rotating with 'Lemmy'

The Hot Rods had one biggish single in the late 70's this Paul Gray was their bass player, who also played with The Damned.

The ticket in the card is a brilliant idea grin

I must be the only person who hasn't seen that film, everyone raves about it so I must watch it.

Armadale Tue 10-Dec-13 17:34:05

Am watching Eddie & The Hot Rods on YouTube grin

grin let us know what DH says when he finds the ticket

Armadale Tue 10-Dec-13 20:41:27

Oh he loved it. He was very excited.

And he also had a bit of a giggle because I was worried he wouldn't be able to get there on time from work and might miss the start...he pointed out that if it opens at 7pm the headline act doesn't usually start at 7pm blush happily he also loves The Hot Rods who were apparently all the rage when he was in sixth form grin

DoctorTwo Wed 11-Dec-13 09:20:50

I just watched that Eddie & The Hot Rods video and bellowed along to it, even though I've probably not heard it for about 20 years. It's one of those songs that sticks in your head.

I did read somewhere that the New York punk scene was influenced by Down By The Jetty after Chris Stein took a copy back there and played it non stop for various members of Blondie, The Ramones and The New York Dolls. Whether that's true or not I don't know, but the thought that a pub rock band influenced a genre of music that went global makes me smile.

bebopanddoowop Wed 11-Dec-13 09:34:56

No because he sometimes plays impromptu gigs at my local - even better!

That must be great!

bebopanddoowop Thu 12-Dec-13 08:09:50

Yep! The pub sign is now a painting of his face! It's The Railway by Southend Central station if you ever get the chance to go - do, it's a great pub

Armadale Thu 12-Dec-13 08:28:25

That sounds brilliant

Caitlin17 Sun 15-Dec-13 02:37:00

Oil City Confidential is an absolute must see.

Armadale did your DH enjoy it? It was very emotional at the end as he did Bye-Bye Johnny B Goode for an encore and the crowd waved and sang bye-bye

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