Down at the Doctors

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"Down at the Doctors"
Down at the Doctors Picture Sleeve.jpg
Single by Dr. Feelgood
from the album Private Practice
B-side"Take a Tip"
ReleasedSeptember 1978 (1978-09)
GenreBlues rock, pub rock
LabelUnited Artists Records - UP 36444
Songwriter(s)Mickey Jupp
Producer(s)Richard Gottehrer
Dr. Feelgood singles chronology
""Baby Jane""
"Down at the Doctors"
""Milk and Alcohol""

"Down at the Doctors" is a song by the band Dr. Feelgood. The track was recorded in 1978,[1] and appeared on Private Practice, an album by Dr. Feelgood that was released in October that year.[1]

"Down at the Doctors" was also released as a single in the UK in September 1978, a month prior to the album's issue. Written by Mickey Jupp, and produced by Richard Gottehrer,[2] the song was Dr. Feelgood's third hit single[3] and continues to be played by the band.

It reached number 48 in the UK Singles Chart, and spent five weeks in the listing.[3]

The band re-recorded the title live for the B-side of their April 1979 single release, "As Long as the Price Is Right".

In addition to Private Practice, versions of the song appear on numerous other Dr. Feelgood albums, including Casebook, Case History, Live in London, Stupidity Plus, Finely Tuned and the eponymous album Down at the Doctors; the final album recorded by Lee Brilleaux, in January 1994, shortly before his death. It also appears on most of the band's compilation albums.[4]


  1. ^ a b Strong, Martin C. (2000). The Great Rock Discography (5th ed.). Edinburgh: Mojo Books. pp. 290–291. ISBN 1-84195-017-3.
  2. ^ "Down at the Doctors - Dr. Feelgood | Song Info". AllMusic. 1978-09-05. Retrieved 2015-10-13.
  3. ^ a b Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. p. 162. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  4. ^ Moon, Tony (2002). Down by the Jetty (2nd ed.). Borden, Hants: Northdown Publishing Ltd. pp. 104 & 125–127. ISBN 1-900711-15-X.

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