Thursday, January 5, 2012

Eddie & the Hot Rods - "Live At The Marquee EP" (Island Records, 1976)

Hi there! Happy new year to every single one of you guys and gals! We 're back, entering our 3rd year's essence; looking forward for mo' action packed music! So, let's get straight to the point. Eddie & the Hot Rods are among those bands I'm still listening constantly in fact since my early teens. And how not? They are kicking some serious asses as i'm reading on gig reviews still! Of course the period from 1975 to 1981 was their landmark and the peak of their hi - powered rock & roll engine. I yet think of their 45 rpm singles and EPs as the better format for buying and hearing them firing in all cylinders! My fave Hot Rods period was when the absolute brat / reincarnation of the ancient blues outlaws, Lew Lewis, blustered this poor harmonica as a full force member but don't look for him in this dynamite. He just sat there for two singles. But the storm wasn't about to simmer down... What's in here is the very definition of punk rock! A pub rock band, casting in the past and finding the lost for many years rock n' roll roots! And when i'm talking about 'roots' i'm not saying the obvious ones (Chuck, Bo etc) just like the rest of their comrades did. These vagrants got a little further though by checking the 60s garage and R&B bands to draw up from there all their primitive instincts! Question Mark & the Mysterians "96 Tears", Bob Seger's best Chuck Berry song that the Man never wrote "Get Out of Denver", Them's "Gloria" and Stones' "Satisfaction" delivered in hyperspeed  and sweat. At the end of 1976, NME journalists vote for this single as the second best of that year. I really wonder what was the first...



  2. NME Singles - 1976

    1. The Boys Are Back In Town - Thin Lizzy
    2. Live At The Marquee (EP) - Eddie & The Hot Rods
    3. Anarchy In The U.K. - Sex Pistols
    4. Don't Fear The Reaper - Blue Oyster Cult
    5. So It Goes - Nick Lowe
    6. Police And Thieves - Junior Murvin
    7. Young Hearts Run Free - Candi Staton
    8. Love And Affection - Joan Armatrading
    9. I'll Be Good To You - Brothers Johnson
    10. Couldn't Get It Right - Climax Blues Band
    11. War In A Babylon - Max Romeo
    12. Take The Money And Run - Steve Miller
    13. Hurricane - Bob Dylan
    14. Lowdown - Boz Scaggs
    15. Let's Stick Together - Bryan Ferry
    16. Little Johnny Jewel - Television
    17. I Want More - Can
    18. Shake Some Action - Flamin' Groovies
    19. Roast Fish And Corn Bread - Lee Perry
    20. Boogie On The Street - Lew Lewis

  3. Haha, that's a GREAT comment! Thanks mate! It makes me sad though looking at this list, i mean look at these 45s... A good 70% by 'em, all classics and shitkickers! I was born in the wrong era, goddammit!

  4. yeah, fantastic gift my friend, thanks