Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Eddie & the Hot Rods - 1977-11-19 - Passaic, NJ

Eddie and The Hot Rods
Capitol Theater, Passaic NJ

Audience recording, good quality
mp3 @ 192 kbps

Here's Eddie & the Hot Rods, one of the later, more aggressive, harder-edged Pub Rock bands, during their first US tour, in which they opened a show that was billed as "New Wave In New Jersey" that featured The Talking Heads and The Ramones. This was after they achieved some success with their 1977 single 'Do Anything You Want To Do' reaching the top ten in the UK, and was in support of their second album, Life on The Line. Here, you can hear the move toward a more punkish sound and style, yet their pub rock roots also remain prominent.  
The band started in 1975 (from Canvey Island, just like Dr. Feelgood), and worked their way up from the pubs to semi-stardom in 1977, but just never quite caught on in the US, and although they continued to try for several years after, this was as famous as they would get as they never again achieved the level of success they had here in 1977, but they could definitely rock it. So, by this time, Pub Rock was pretty much over as a musical scene and movement. But the music lives on.

01. Teenage Depression
02. The Kids Are Alright
03. Telephone Girl
04. Life On The Line
05. Quit This Town
06. I Might Be Lying
07. Why Can't It Be
08. Do Anything You Want To Do
09. Ignore Them
10. Beginning Of The End
11. Get Out Of Denver

Barrie Masters - Vocals
Graeme Douglas - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Dave Higgs - Guitar, backing vocals
Paul Gray - Bass, Backing Vocals
Steve Nicol - Drums, Backing Vocals

Eddie & The Hot Rods - 1977-11-19 - Passaic NJ

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