Review of Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey – Going Back Home (Universal Music Canada)

Wilko DaltreyWhile Roger Daltrey’s name should be familiar to anyone who considers themselves a fan of the Who, Wilko Johnson might be as familiar. Johnson played guitar with 70’s Brit rockers Dr. Feelgood but upon receiving word of a terminal illness early last year, was called upon by Daltrey to collaborate on a record of his former group’s material. Thrown in for good measure is a few newer tracks as well as a cover of Bob Dylan’s Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window. Going Back Home bristles with a rambunctious rock and roll and blues spirit, delivered by guys in their 70’s, neither of whom have died before they got old, thankfully.