The 22-20s - Why Don't You Do It For Me
Coming out of Canvey Island in Essex in the early-seventies, Dr Feelgood mixed the urgency of sixties punk with blues. Some thirty years or so later, The 22-20s take the same mix of blues and rock into a series of festival successes in the US and, with the release of Why Don't You Do It For Me?, a hope of singles success in their native UK.
The song's opening few seconds give away the band's roots, with some heavy guitar playing building up with bass and drums exactly as you would expect. Unfortunately, there is nothing of the twisted, loose and frequently bizarre mix of rock and blues as played by, for example, The John Spencer Blues Explosion, but given that Spencer remains a cult figure despite years in Pussy Galore, The John Spencer Blues Explosion and Boss Hog, it's likely that The 22-20's take on blues and rock will have a better chance of success with their more straightforward sound.