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Dr Feelgood: Oil City Rockers

Nick Hasted, Uncut, October 2009

A fierce, gritty riposte to early-'7Os excess, Dr Feelgood weren't just trailblazers for punk but, fleetingly, the biggest band in England. With a new Julien Temple documentary on the group imminent, Uncut travels into the Essex hinterlands to hear of four "proper blokes" with an uncompromising faith in raw rock'n'roll. "In the middle of all that hippie stuff," says Temple, "this was Reservoir Dogs."

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