Wilko Johnson: “After Going Back Home, I would like to make more albums”

The guitarist and songwriter takes us through his best records in the new Uncut

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Wilko Johnson would love to make a follow-up to 2014’s Going Back Home, recorded with The Who’s Roger Daltrey, he tells us in the current issue of Uncut, dated July 2016 and out now.

The guitarist and songwriter discusses the best albums of his career, from Dr Feelgood’s 1975 debut, Down By The Jetty, and Ian Dury & The Blockheads’ Laughter (1980), right up to Going Back Home.

“We’re doing a little tour at the moment,” Johnson says, “and the gigs have just been going so well. I’m having a really good time playing. I would like to make more albums in fact, though at the minute I have been rather preoccupied with writing that book [Wilko’s autobiography, Don’t You Leave Me Here: My Life].


“The feelings I got, the highs I got off it,” he explains, discussing the supposedly terminal cancer he was given the all-clear from, “thinking, ‘Wow, I’m going to leave this world’, and then looking at the world around you thinking, ‘Oh God! Ain’t it fantastic!'”

Don’t You Leave Me Here: A Life is out now on Little, Brown.

The July 2016 issue of Uncut is now on sale in the UK – featuring our cover story on Prince, plus Carole King, Paul Simon, case/lang/viers, Laurie Anderson, 10CC, Wilko Johnson, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Steve Gunn, Ryan Adams, Lift To Experience, David Bowie and more plus 40 pages of reviews and our free 15-track CD

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