Wilko Johnson

I Keep It To Myself / The Best Of Wilko Johnson: Vinyl 2LP


Release Date: 3 February, 2017

2LP format of the 2CD 25 track Best Of released in March earlier this year.

Continuing his association with the reactivated Chess imprint, the label that issued so many of the tunes that inspired him in his youth, I Keep It To Myself - The Best Of Wilko Johnson draws together 25 tracks recorded in the recent past (2008-2012) by the legendary guitarist and songwriter with backing largely provided by Norman Watt-Roy (bass) and Dylan Howe (drums).

Unlike any other, Wilko. Watch his hands (not his plectrum) chopping out mean riffs, chopping out brutal guitar solos, as he moves constantly, towards the crowd and away from the crowd. Towards the crowd, and away from the crowd. Like his music - in motion, always.

Songs rarely reached the three-minute mark. But by the time they were finished you knew you had been to a gig.

The Strangler Jean Jacques Burnel said of his former outfit Dr Feelgood: ‘I often say to journalists there is a bridge between the old times and the punk times. That bridge is exclusively The Feelgoods, it allowed us to go from one thing to another. That’s the connection...

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