Roxette (song)

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"Roxette"
Single by Dr. Feelgood
from the album Down by the Jetty
B-side "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66"
Released November 1974 (1974-11)
Recorded 1974
Genre Rhythm and blues, pub rock
Length 2:53
Label United Artists Records - UP 35760
Writer(s) Wilko Johnson
Producer(s) Vic Maile
Dr. Feelgood singles chronology
"Roxette"
(1974)
"She Does It Right"
(1975)
"Roxette (Live)"
Single by Dr. Feelgood
from the album Stupidity
B-side "Keep It Out Of Sight"
Released September 1976 (1976-09)
Recorded 1976
Genre Rhythm and blues, pub rock
Length 2:54
Label United Artists Records - UP 36171
Writer(s) Wilko Johnson
Producer(s) Dr. Feelgood
Dr. Feelgood singles chronology
"Back in the Night"
(1975)
"Roxette (Live)"
(1976)
"Sneakin' Suspicion"
(1977)

"Roxette" is a song by the band Dr. Feelgood. Recorded in 1974, it was Dr. Feelgood's debut single,[1] and appeared on their debut album, Down by the Jetty.[1]

"Roxette" was issued as a single in the UK in November 1974.[1] It failed to reach the UK Singles Chart.[2] It was written by Wilko Johnson and produced by Vic Maile.[3] The b-side of the record was a cover of "(Get Your Kicks On) Route 66".[4]

Later, in September 1976, a live recording of the song was issued by the band as a single, with a live recording of "Keep It Out Of Sight" on the b-side. The live recording of the track also appeared on Dr. Feelgood's 1976 live album, Stupidity.

"Roxette" was also later included in Dr. Feelgood's 1997's compilation album, Twenty Five Years of Dr. Feelgood.[1]

Johnson re-recorded the song with Norman Watt-Roy for his 2013 album, Faith and Grace, performing it live on a few occasions on Watt-Roy's tour in October 2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 290–291. ISBN 1-84195-017-3. 
  2. ^ Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 162. ISBN 1-904994-10-5. 
  3. ^ Bruce Eder. "Down by the Jetty - Dr. Feelgood | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards". AllMusic. Retrieved 2014-01-28. 
  4. ^ Moon, Tony (2002). Down By The Jetty - The Dr Feelgood Story (2nd ed.). Borden, Hants: Northdown Publishing Ltd. pp. 122–123. ISBN 1-900711-15-X.