Better late than never - although I wonder how anyone has managed to avoid the Feelgoods/Wilko all this time...
I used to get kicked out of the common room at school for throwing Genesis and Yes and the like off the record player and putting on the first Feelgoods album, back in 1975.
Wilko, like myself, was a huge fan of the late Mick Green (The Pirates) - they co-wrote a few tunes, including 'Going Back Home', and there's a cover of a Mick Green tune on that first album too. That's where that 'guitar as a percussion instrument' style comes from - Wilko admits that his style developed from a failed attempt to copy Mick Green... Pete Townshend was a fan too.
If you like Wilko & the Feelgoods, you really should check out Mick Green/the Pirates too, there's some great live clips on the tube.