|Live album by|
|Recorded||May 23, 1975 at Sheffield City Hall and|
November 8, 1975 at Southend Kursaal
|Genre||Rock, Pub rock|
|Label||United Artists - UAS 29990|
|Dr. Feelgood chronology|
Stupidity was the third album by Dr. Feelgood. It was released in September 1976, and was their first live album recording. Their mushrooming popularity was confirmed when Stupidity (1976) topped the UK charts.
The album reached number 1 in the UK Albums Chart in October 1976 (for one week), and remained in that chart for nine weeks. It was the first ever live album to go to number 1 in the UK chart in its first week of release. It was Dr. Feelgood's first and, to date, only recording to reach number 1, and appeared over eight months before their first single entered the corresponding UK Singles Chart - "Sneakin' Suspicion" (June 1977).
All tracks composed by Wilko Johnson; except where indicated
The original vinyl album had the first seven tracks on Side 1, recorded in Sheffield, and the next six tracks on Side 2, recorded in Southend. A free single, only issued with the first 20,000 copies, included the final two tracks recorded in Aylesbury. The 1998 Grand Records re-release (GRANDCD 21) states that tracks 8-15 were all recorded at Southend, but this was finally corrected with the box-set release of All Through The City (2012), where it emerged that "Johnny B. Goode" had indeed been recorded at Friars in Aylesbury.
An extended CD version of the album was released in 1991 (CDP795934-2) entitled Stupidity + and sub-titled Dr. Feelgood - Live - 1976-1990. The additional nine live tracks were all recorded post-1977 in the period after Johnson had left the band.