Blog Posts - Dodgy

REVIEW: Dodgy – 'What Are We Fighting For' (Cherry Red Records)

During the Britpop era of the mid 90s, Dodgy were often mistaken for bandwagon jumpers attempting to capitalise on the success of Oasis and Blur, when in reality they were the first ever group to be described as “Britpop” in the music press. In f...
by RW/FF on Sep 2, 2016

Track Of The Day: Dodgy - 'California Gold'

Underrated British combo Dodgy enjoyed success during the Britpop era of the 90s, but have enjoyed a major creative renaissance following their brilliant 2012 comeback album 'Stand Upright In A Cool Place'. They're about to release its long...
by RW/FF on Aug 27, 2016

Track Of The Day: Dodgy - 'Are You The One'

As well as celebrating the 20th anniversary of their 1996 classic 'Free Peace Sweet', British power-pop combo Dodgy will soon be releasing their 5th studio album 'What Are We Fighting For' via the Cherry Red label. The LP is available in a variety of...
by RW/FF on Jul 15, 2016

REWIND: Dodgy - 'Ain't No Longer Asking' (Live)

Dodgy's brilliant 1996 album 'Free Peace Sweet' turns 20 years old soon, but the underrated trio aren't ones to rely solely on the past, since their new album 'What Are We Fighting For' is prepared for release on September 2. It will be their fifth s...
by RW/FF on Jun 1, 2016

Poldark by Gaslight

Dr No approached last Sunday evening’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover (BBC1) in a bad mood, having just had his computer freeze up in the last moments of an ebay auction he was particularly keen to win. Maybe there’s an app out there baddies can use t...
by Bad Medicine on Sep 8, 2015

Shoots You, Sir

If patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel, then news about news is the last refuge of a desperate editor. In an editorial in the BMJ this week, Ben Goldacre and Carl Heneghan report on ‘extensive news coverage’ of a ‘leaked letter’ from...
by Bad Medicine on Jun 24, 2015

Take Care You Don’t Get Duped When Buying Promotional USB Flash Drives

It’s a jungle out there and unless you keep your wits about you it’s very easy to fall prey to the scammers when you buy promotional USB flash drives. Check out this advice on how to protect yourself...
by USB2U on Jun 1, 2015

Bestival announces even more acts - Skepta, Wiley and The Chuckle Brothers

Bestival announces even more acts - Skepta, Wiley and The Chuckle BrothersWith over 25 stages, revolutionary soundsystems, zombie love-ins, psychedelic woodland adventures, 24-hour free haircuts, and a host of dazzling new attractions, Bestival’s S...
by MusicMafiaUK on May 28, 2015

Ill Winds

The other day we had David Cameron getting pumped up about a seven day NHS. Pumped up is the New Tory, but a lot of old hats were still put on pegs, some hats more moth-eaten than others. JC (of the Department of Health Sunshine Band) was wheeled ont...
by Bad Medicine on May 19, 2015

Docs Told To Stick Drugs Where Sun Don’t Shine

Despite the colour scheme, Bad Medicine is not a red-top, but sometimes a red-top headline doesn’t do any harm, unlike over-diagnosis and over-treatment. The campaign against the problem of meddlesome doctors, a problem that has been around for as...
by Bad Medicine on May 15, 2015

Making Ministers Happy

Just as forecasters talk of a ‘fog situation’ or a ‘snow event’, so do medical educators now talk of the ‘shape of training’. Why the accessory words are needed is beyond Dr No, but then again he is not all that surprised because the rece...
by Bad Medicine on Feb 5, 2015

REWIND: Dodgy - 'So Let Me Go Far'

90s nostalgists like myself remember a time when the singles charts were a world of diversity. A Twitter account called This Is My Jam 95 tweets a link to the official Top 40 from 20 years ago, and each week everyone picks their favourite new entry.
by RW/FF on Jan 5, 2015

A Bill to Promote Innovation in Advertising

Imagine for a moment Dr No is now a peer, Lord No (of Nowhere), and it has come to his fancy that there are a lot of worthwhile advertising folk out there who are being cruelly frustrated in their attempts innovate by a constant fear of litigation. R...
by Bad Medicine on Dec 12, 2014

REWIND: Dodgy - 'Grand Old English Oak Tree'

It was quite a surprise to recently learn that one of my favourite bands are playing a gig at the home of the football team that I happen to support. The legends that are Dodgy have announced a gig that's taking place in part of Stamford Bridge...
by RW/FF on Sep 2, 2014

Under The Bridge Announces Autumn Live Music Programme

Under The Bridge Announces Autumn Live Music ProgrammeWest London’s Under The Bridge has announced its Autumn live music programme, which features a varied selection of some of the finest acts from around the world.Highlights include Jurassic 5 MC...
by MusicMafiaUK on Aug 22, 2014

Making Illness Fun

For a man with a name that sounds like a vintage Italian motorcycle, Peretti runs pretty smooth. The creator of The Men Who… documentaries – The Men Who Made Us Fat (about the food industry), The Men Who Made Us Thin (about the weight loss indust...
by Bad Medicine on Aug 7, 2014

Raising the Bar

Justin Wood, the Today programme’s Useful Idiot, was let out of his play-pen this morning to tackle a story with real numbers in it. He promptly crashed and burnt. So spectacular was the crash and burn that the erudite Prof McManus’ erudition fla...
by Bad Medicine on Apr 18, 2014

The Blind Archer

by Bad Medicine on Apr 13, 2014


Slit, the gash in the silk curtain BBC One legal procedural through which we get to see posh knobs with wigs on polishing each other off, is back. So too are the hormonally challenged. Leading QC Martha’s oxytocin levels are so high it can only be...
by Bad Medicine on Mar 14, 2014

Staggering Catastrophes

As a doctor who has dabbled in epidemiology, Dr No is not unaware of the siren song of Greater minds, including epideiology’s Einstein, have frothed at the prospect of the data orgy to be had, only to have it dawn that theirs was a prem...
by Bad Medicine on Mar 4, 2014

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