What does it sound like?:
This two cd set showcases twenty five tracks recorded between 2008 and 2012 by the seemingly indestructible Wilko Johnson.
The most familiar songs are the reworkings of Dr Feelgood classics, such as Roxette, Back In The Night and She Does It Right, although it’s a slightly odd experience hearing them without the usual familiar vocals.
The rest of the set comprises pretty much what we’ve come to expect – pure and simple high octane rhythm and blues. Maybe the tracks that originally featured on the Going Back Home album lack the intensity of Roger Daltrey’s original vocal performances, but it’s nevertheless interesting to hear a different take on those songs.
Much of the music might superficially be considered to be just variations on the same theme and thus rather repetitive, but in fact it is delivered with such energy that in practice it just works. This is very much a case of finding a winning formula and, using the old ‘if it ain’t broke don’t fix it’ maxim, sticking to it.
What does it all *mean*?
You can’t keep a good man down!
Goes well with…
Dr Feelgood, other Wilko albums, RnB.
Might suit people who like…
Wilko fans will love this, and those who are interested in hearing more of his music than just the well known songs might well want to give this a shot as it’s very reasonably priced indeed!