Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey
Going Ba ck Home
Chess Records While the sad fact remains that Wilko is living on borrowed time his attitude is that every day needs to be lived to the full. That means doing the things he loves best and that’s playing the guitar and gigging. His and Roger Daltrey’s paths have crossed many times and the phrase ‘Let’s do an album together’ was always bound to come up. But thanks to a frantic eight days of recording it’s now a reality. And make no mistake - it’s great! Wilko’s chunky chord patterns are legendary (first experienced by many on the recording of Roxette by Dr Feelgood), and this album is full of them. Bright and breezy they provide instant feel and foundation, and although Wilko is not known for his solos we do get a few here on tracks like Ice On The Motorway, Keep On Loving You and Some Kind Of Hero. It’s a really uplifting collection, and as you listen you keep breaking into a smile and there are precious few albums that have that effect. Daltrey is in good voice but everyone here plays their part magnificently. This comes highly recommended!