On April 9, 1977 NME published an article with the headline "WILKO EXITS FEELGOODS". The band's songwriter, guitarist and main focal point busted up the band following a disagreement about what songs should be on the Sneakin' Suspicion album. The title track of the Top 10 album, released in May of 1977, reached number 47 in the UK charts.
Dr Feelgood would continue without Johnson ( and score a Top 10 hit with "Milk and Alcohol" in 1979). Johnson would start his own band, Solid Senders, and play on the hit album Hope and Anchor Front Row Festival compilation as The Wilko Johnson Band before joining Ian Dury and the Blockheads for one album, Laughter.