Wednesday, November 26, 2008

A Bit (of) Dodgy

On the way to work today I was thinking about all of the great Brit-pop bands forgotten in the wake of the tabloid-worthy antics of the battling Gallagher Brothers of Oasis. One that immediately came to mind was Dodgy, a group that had considerable success in England in the mid-90s but remains relatively unknown here in the States. The band scored three top 20 hits in the U.K. with their biggest chart success coming with Good Enough, which reached #4 in 1996. All three of the LPs with the original members (Nigel Clark (bass), Andy Miller (guitar) and Mathew Priest (drums) are recommended: The Dodgy Album (1993), Homegrown (1995) and Free Peace Sweet (1996). If you'd like a sampling of the band's singles output, check out Ace A's & Killer B's.

Here's one of my fave tracks from the band, from their 1994 Homegrown LP, Staying Out for the Summer.

Cheers!


3 comments:

Brad the Impaler said...

Excellent song, KC, but that opening guitar riff sounds awfully, uh, familiar....

steve simels said...

Never heard that before (and only barely knew who they were) -- but what an utterly adorable song.

Okay, off to iTunes....
:-)

Bill said...

I stumbled on Dodgy when I was living as an "army wife" in Germany in the '90s. Saw them play in Frankfurt and at the Melkweg in A'dam. Priest is a monster drummer. If Zak wasn't so damn good with the Who, I'd suggest Pete look him up. Interesting show in Frankfurt. The audience was dominated by kids whose parents must've worked at the British consulate or something. Great shows, both of them.