I’ve always liked Dodgy. Years ago, before the Britpop days I worked in a recording studio. Dodgy were recording some of their earlier singles in the upstairs studio. They were nice guys, hairy, funny, quite often stoned. But they had a great pile of cds in the room at all times, Motown, Beatles, Who, Kinks, The Jam, etc. They were always quietly one of my favourites during Britpop. So I’ve been looking forward to their new album, Stand Upright In A Cool Place. And you know what, it’s good! Very good. If you liked them before, and if you like the Head Brothers then you’ll probably like this.
Here’s the opening track on the album, Tripped And Fell: