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Tuesday, March 20, 2012
300ft GOLD LEE BRILLEAUX.
In 1994, Dr. Feelgood singer Lee Brilleaux died at the tragically premature age of forty two.
In 2012, Scott King, a local artist in Brilleaux’s hometown of Southend-on-Sea, has started a campaign to get a statue of him erected on the town’s sea-front.
Evidently not a man lacking for ambition, King proposes that the statue should be 300 feet tall and gold-plated.
To put it into perspective, that’s twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty, almost twice the height of Nelson’s Column, or about one third of an Eiffel Tower.
Here is a picture of Lee Brilleaux:
300 feet tall.
Here is a link to the petition:
I think you know what to do, readers.
Whilst we’re on the subject, it seems that the Dr. Feelgood revival partially instigated by the documentary about them that came out a few years back has really been picking up steam lately. Having encountered nary a positive word about them in all the years I’ve been reading the music press and listening to the radio, it suddenly seems like their name is being dropped in reverent tones all over the place. (I don’t doubt anyone’s sincerity in the matter, but it’s funny how that process works, isn’t it?)
I feel a bit cheapened having to admit the fact that the band’s work has only really come to my attention now that it’s officially hip to like them, but that’s not going to stop me jumping on board this revival and riding it as far as it’ll go, just because, well… merciful heavens, these guys take care of business so well they should’ve been running the Department of Trade & Industry;
(Oh, actually they already did a Conan remake last year didn't they, but you get my drift...)