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Sunday, January 6, 2013

Eddie & the Hot Rods - Teenage Depression

Eddie & the Hot Rods - Teenage Depression
In FLAC - scans are included
1. Get Across To You  
2. Why Can't It Be?  
3. Show Me  
4. All I Need Is Money  
5. Double Checkin Woman  
6. The Kids Are Alright  
7. Teenage Depression  
8. Horseplay (Wearier Of The Schmaltz)  
9. Been So Long  
10. Shake  
11. On The Run  
12. BONUS TRACKS Writing On The Wall  
13. Crusin' (In The Lincoln)  
14. Wooly Bully  
15. Horseplay (Single Version)  
16. 96 Tears (Live)  
17. Get Out Of Denver (Live)  
18. Medley: Gloria  
19. Satisfaction (Live)  
20. On The Run (Live)  
21. Horseplay (Live)  
22. Double Checkin' Woman (Live)  
23. All I Need Is Money (Live)

They are often considered as one of the many punk rock bands that sprang from that city in the mid 1970s, but in fact saw themselves as more influenced by groups like The Who and The Kinks, and other pub rock acts such as Dr Feelgood or Graham Parker & the Rumour. Their brand of energetic r&b was over-trumped massively by the punk explosion, and they withered away. The repertoire consisted of Chicago style blues, mainstream rock and soul covers, plus tunes in a similar vein written by the band's guitarist, Higgs.
Before rising to semi-stardom in 1977, the Hot Rods underwent several changes in personnel: One of the first members to leave the band was Eddie himself, a dummy that featured prominently in the Hot Rods' early gigs and was discarded as the joke had worn thin. Otherwise, the band consisted of Barrie Masters on vocals, Pete Wall and Dave Higgs on guitar, Rob Steel on bass and Steve Nicol on drums. Ed Hollis, brother of Talk Talk's Mark Hollis became their manager, and the band were signed to Island Records.
By 1976, Lew Lewis (harmonica) and Paul Gray had replaced Wall and Steel. Lewis's tenure in the group lasted for the release of their first two singles before he too left. With this new line-up, the Hot Rods played a set at London's famous Marquee Club - their opening act was a young band named Sex Pistols. During a residency at the club in the summer of 1976 they duelled for alternate weeks with AC/DC, to see who could cram more bodies into the Marquee during one of the hottest summers on record. They first appeared in the UK Singles Chart the end of that year with the "Live at the Marquee" EP and the single "Teenage Depression", an energetic rock'n'roll song.
After the release of the Teenage Depression album, which gave them their first appearance in the UK Albums Chart, they recorded another EP called "Live - At the Sound Of Speed". During the gig from which this EP was recorded, Graeme Douglas (formerly of The Kursaal Flyers) joined the band onstage and jammed along adding extra lead lines. Afterwards his membership of the band was made permanent, and they set about writing and recording for their second album.


Anonymous said...

bought this cd years ago. very good album.

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