Stupidity (Dr. Feelgood Album)
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Stupidity Dr. Feelgood Album
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Live album by
ReleasedSeptember 1976
RecordedMay 23, 1975 at Sheffield City Hall and
November 8, 1975 at Southend Kursaal
GenreRock, Pub rock
LabelUnited Artists - UAS 29990
ProducerDr. Feelgood[1]
Dr. Feelgood chronology
Sneakin' Suspicion
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]

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.[3]

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.[1] 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).[4]

Along with Rock Follies in 1976, it reached the top spot in the UK without the benefit of a hit single.[5]

Track listing

All tracks composed by Wilko Johnson; except where indicated

Side 1

  1. "Talking About You" (Chuck Berry)
  2. "20 Yards Behind" (Wilko Johnson)
  3. "Stupidity" (Solomon Burke)
  4. "All Through The City" (Wilko Johnson)
  5. "I'm a Man" (Bo Diddley)
  6. "Walking The Dog" (Rufus Thomas)
  7. "She Does It Right" (Wilko Johnson)

Side 2

  1. "Going Back Home" (Mick Green, Johnson)
  2. "I Don't Mind"
  3. "Back in the Night"
  4. "I'm a Hog for You Baby" (Leiber, Stoller)
  5. "Checking Up on My Baby" (Sonny Boy Williamson)
  6. "Roxette"

Bonus 7" single

  1. "Riot in Cell Block No. 9" (Leiber, Stoller)
  2. "Johnny B. Goode" (Chuck Berry)[2]

Stupidity + (Dr. Feelgood - Live - 1976-1990) CD Bonus tracks

  1. "Take a Tip"
  2. "Every Kind of Vice"
  3. "She's A Wind Up"
  4. "No Mo Do Yakamo"
  5. "Love Hound"
  6. "Shotgun Blues"
  7. "King For A Day"
  8. "Milk and Alcohol"
  9. "Down At The Doctors"

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.[6] 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.

Chart positions

Chart Year Peak
UK Albums Chart[7] 1976 1


Dr. Feelgood


  1. ^ a b "Lee Brilleaux, 41, British Blues Singer". The New York Times. 9 April 1994. Retrieved 2010.
  2. ^ a b c Stephen Thomas Erlewine. "Stupidity - Dr. Feelgood | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved .
  3. ^ Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 290-291. ISBN 1-84195-017-3.
  4. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 162. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  5. ^ Gambaccini, Paul (1996). British Hit Albums (7th ed.). Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness Publishing Ltd. p. 18. ISBN 0-85112-619-7.
  6. ^ "DR FEELGOOD - Albums". Retrieved .
  7. ^ "Number 1 Albums - 1970s". The Official Charts Company. Archived from the original on 9 February 2008. Retrieved 2011.

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