LEE BRILLEAUX: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL GENTLEMAN

LEE BRILLEAUX: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL GENTLEMAN ZOE HOWE Polygon Street: 11.03.15

LEE BRILLEAUX: ROCK ‘N’ ROLL GENTLEMAN
ZOE HOWE
Polygon
Street: 11.03.15

If there were an alternative to 1970s charts music, Dr. Feelgood were that group. They not only stood apart, but by sticking to their roots, they also subsequently influenced a whole new generation of punk and otherwise that would come after. The story of the infamous pub rock/protopunk group is really a tale narrated by the magnitude of Lee Brilleaux’s character. Brilleaux was a man born in the wrong decade. Throughout Brilleaux’s life, he carried a formidable love for the raw nature of the blues, and it was unparalleled and arguably out of place in the backdrop of 1970s England. The practice at that time was to celebrate all that was glitter and gold. However, by defying that trend, Dr. Feelgood carved their place in the music world by playing the raucous power of R&B-infused rock n’ roll…

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