Saturday, June 21, 2008

EDDIE & THE HOT RODS: (1996) Doing Anything They Wanna Do @ VBR

Arriving during the waning days of pub rock, Eddie & the Hot Rods helped usher in punk rock in the United Kingdom. Working from the same bluesy, Stonesy three-chord foundation as contemporaries like Dr. Feelgood, the Hot Rods were faster, tougher, wilder and louder than any other pub-rock band. They also celebrated adolescent abandon, unlike their peers, who usually concentrated on working-class subjects. Developing a substantial cult following by touring the pub circuit relentlessly, Eddie & the Hot Rods, with their fast, tough rock & roll, made the pub-rock taverns more willing to book wilder acts like the Damned and the Sex Pistols, thereby firing the first shot in the U.K. punk revolution. They also made some inroads on the pop charts with their 1976 debut EP Live at the Marquee and the singles "Teenage Depression" and "Do Anything You Wanna Do," but by the time the latter reached the Top Ten in the summer of 1977, Eddie & the Hot Rods and their bar-band demeanor had already begun to appear outdated. The group's following declined sharply over the next two years, and they disbanded in 1980. Although they never wound up as stars, the band undeniably made an impact in the birth of punk rock.

1. Get out of Denver / 2. Horseplay / 3. All I Need is Money / 4. Writing On the Wall / 5. Wooly Bully / 6. Been So Long / 7. Get Across to You / 8. Double Checkin' Woman / 9. G.l.o.r.i.a. / 10. All Night / 11. I Got Mine / 12. I See the Light / 13. Teenage Depression (Live) / 14. Do Anything You Wanna Do (Live) / 15. Quit This Town (Live) / 16. Telephone Girl (Live) / 17. Moon Tears (Live) / 18. You Better Run (Live).


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ruk said...

Thanks for Eddie & The Hot Rods .

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Regards , Martin

The Bogus Man said...

The password does not appear to work with this download. Have tried it in both upper- and lower-case without success. Any suggestions?

Nagiants40 said...

Sorry my mistake bogusman... the password is the blog's address