Friday, October 4, 2013

Dr. Feelgood & Oil City Confidential

Oil City Confidential DVD Oil City Confidential, filmmaker Julien Temple's award-winning documentary on the influential British pub-rock band Dr. Feelgood, will be released on DVD on November 5, 2013. The third part of Temple's trilogy of films documenting British music in the 1970s, Oil City Confidential is a prequel to Temple's The Filth & The Fury (on the Sex Pistols) and The Future Is Unwritten (on Joe Strummer and the Clash).

Temple's artistic vision differs from that of other documentary filmmakers, using music as an integral tool in his intelligent examination of social and cultural conditions in the U.K. With Oil City Confidential, Temple tells the story of four young men using rock 'n' roll as an escape from the bleak urban environment of Canvey Island, placing their ascent to a modest degree of fame and subsequent influence on the punk generation to follow in proper context with the social landscape. 

Dr. Feelgood was an amazing band, quite underrated and somewhat obscure here in the states, but well worth discovering on your own. Check out Oil City Confidential on DVD and you'll be buying up Dr. Feelgood records in no time! (The Reverend highly recommends the band's 1975 albums Down By The Jetty and Malpractice as well as 1976's Stupidity as the place to become acquainted with Dr. Feelgood's enormous charms.)

Watch the trailer for Oil City Confidential below and click on the DVD cover to buy from

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