- An MVD Exclusive
- Format: DVD
- SKU: CADIZDVD125
- UPC: 844493061250
- Street Date: 11/05/13
- PreBook Date: 10/01/13
- Label: Cadiz Music »
- Genre: Pop/Rock
- Run Time: 106 mins
- Number of Discs: 1
- Audio: STEREO
- Year of Production: 2009
- Director: Julien Temple
- Producers: Stephen Malit, Richard England, George Hencken
- Box Lot: 30
- Territory: US ONLY
- Language: English
Dr. Feelgood - Oil City Confidential
Julien Temple's acclaimed, award-winning documentary covering the formative years of the legendary Dr Feelgood.
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Julien Temple's Oil City Confidential is the last film in his trilogy on British music of the 1970s, a prequel to his landmark films about punk figureheads the Sex Pistols in The Filth & The Fury and Joe Strummer in The Future Is Unwritten. Rather than being standard 'rockumentaries', Julien uses the music as a prism through which he examines the social and cultural conditions of the times. The films share his characteristic cinematic language - an irreverent and anarchic style of montage of archive and fictive footage, which he pioneered in The Great Rock & Roll Swindle. The Sex Pistols' and Joe Strummer's roles are well known, but Dr Feelgood, who are the subject of Oil City Confidential, played a vital role in creating those conditions for that cultural explosion and is a story that is as yet untold. Oil City Confidential is a film noir feature length documentary and about Dr Feelgood; it's the story of four men in cheap suits who crashed out of Canvey Island in the early '70s, sandpapered the face of rock'n'roll and left all that came before a burnt-out ruin, four estuarine John-the-Baptists to Johnny Rotten's anti-Christ. Cannibalizing the visual flotsam and jetsam of our society, welding into an emotionally engaging and humorous whole, Oil City Confidential sets out to explore this unique time, place and social landscape - all of which was responsible for shaping the identity of the band and which, more than any other, defined the strange cultural vacuum which existed before the coming of punk rock. "Nothing less than a masterclass in musical hagiography, beautifully photographed, superbly edited and utterly involving"Time Out. "I don't think Julien Temple has ever made a film as good, and as purely insightful as this" The Guardian.
- Winner of 'Best Documentary' at The Kermode Awards 2011
- Winner of MOJO's best film 2010 (Vision Award)
- Winner of 'Best International Film (Cult Award)' at Turin Film Festival
Fucking brilliant! Absolutely essential viewing for any music fan
—Phill Jupitus, Never Mind The Buzzcocks
...Nothing less than a masterclass in musical hagiography, beautifully photographed, superbly edited, and utterly involving
Julien Temple's new rock doc is the dog's bollocks.
... I don't think (Julien Temple has) even made a film as good, and as purely insightful as this one,
They don't make bands like this anymore and Temple is to be commended for his effort in preserving this important bit of music history.
—Jedd Beaudoin, Pop Matters
Johnson is indeed an icon in the UK, and Dr. Feelgood are beloved. For anyone looking for a primer on the band, Julien Temple's excellent Oil City Confidential documentary about the rise and fall of the band, and the recent live solo concert film Wilko Johnson: Live at Koko, and of course the band's incendiary 1975 debut album Down by the Jetty, are each an excellent place to start.
—Jeff Slate, Esquire