By 1974, the band’s reputation secured them a contract with United Artists, and following tours with Brinsley Schwarz and Hawkwind, the band’s first album “Down by the Jetty” was released in January the following year. Throughout early 1975, the band toured with Kokomo and Chilli Willi and the Red Hot Peppers on the Naughty Rhythms Tour, before returning to the studio later in the year to record their second album, “Malpractice” released in October.
A year later, the timely release of “Stupidity” the band’s first live album, saw it soar to the No.1 spot after only a week in the album charts. For the time being, at least, Dr Feelgood could do no wrong. Sadly though, oblivious to all but the band, dark clouds were massing on the horizon….