PUNKNET 77 - Eddie & the Hot Rods



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"Eddie and the Hot Rods were, in 1976, a band that nobody considered to be anything to do with the punk scene, but no one could deny that, live, they were one of the most exciting bands in London", Mark P.

Formed Canvey Island, England, 1975; disbanded 1981; re-formed 1984 & 1995
First line-up: Dave Higgs (guitar), Paul Gray (bass), Steve Nicol (drums), Lew Lewis (harmonica) and Barry Masters (vocals).
Lew Lewis was sacked in March 1976. After that he formed later Lew Lewis Reformer
Graeme Douglas (ex- Kursaal Flyers) join in after Live at the Sound of Speed EP.
Line-up in 1985 was: Paul Gray (Bass), Warren Kennedy (Guitar, Vocal), Barry Masters (Vocal), Steve Nicol (Drums), Russell Struther (Bass, Vocal).
Line-up in 1990 was: Paul Gray (Bass), Barry Masters (Vocal), Steve Nicol (Drums).
Line-up since 1996: Simon Bowley (Steve Nicol's Nephew!) (drums), Paul Gray (bass), Gary Loker (guitar), Barrie Masters (vocals).

Discography:

Writing on the Wall / Cruisin' (Island WIP-6260) -76
Woolly Bully / Horseplay (Island WIP-6306) -76
Live at the Marquee (EP; tracks: 96 Tears / Get Out of Denver // Gloria / Satisfaction; Island IEP-2) -76
Get out of Denver / Get out of Denver (Promo; Island) -76
Get out of Denver / Teenage Depression (Island) -76
Teenage Depression / Shake (Island WIP-6354) -76
** LP ** Teenage Depression (Island ILPS-9457) -76
I Might Be Lying / Ignore Them (Island WIP-6388) -77
Live at the Sound of Speed (EP; tracks.: Hard Drivin' Man / Horseplay // Double Checkin' Woman / All I Need Is Money; Island IEP-5; also some copies made for NME, these are know as 'On the Run') -77
Do Anything You Wanna Do / Schoolgirl Love (Island WIP-6401; also as 12") -77
Do Anything You Wanna Do / Do Anything You Wanna Do (Promo; Island) -77
** LP ** Life on the Line (Island ILPS-9509) -77
Do Anything You Wanna Do / Ignore Them (Island IS-093 (USA)) -77
Til the Night is Gone / Flipside Rock (A-side togther with Rob Tyne; Island WIP-6418) -77
Quit This Town / Distortion May Be Expected (Island WIP-6411)-77
Life on the Line (live) / Do Anything You Wanna Do (live) (Island WIP-6438; also as 12" with bonus tracks What's Really Going on (live) and Why Can't It Be (live)) -78
Whatīs Really Going On (live) / Why Canīt It Be (live) (Island) -78
Power and the Glory / Highlands One Hopefuls Two (Island WIP-6474)-79
** LP ** Thriller (Island ILPS-9563) -79
Media Messiahs / Horror Through Straightness (Island WIP-6464) -79
At Night / You Better Run (EMI 5052) -80
** LP ** Fish'n'Chips (EMI EMC-3344) -80
Wild-eyed Kids / Leave Us Alone (EMI 5110) -80
Father on Down the Road / Fish'n'Chips (part 2) (EMI 5160) -81
Fought for You / Hey Tonight (Waterfront) -85
** LP ** One Story Town (Waterfront 23) -85
** LP ** Curse of the Hot Rods (Hound Dog 002) -90
** CD ** Live+Rare (Receiver) -93
** CD ** End Of the Beginning: Best of (Island 61292) -94
** CD ** Ties that Bind (Further Live and Rare Temptations) (Dojo DOJO CD 173) -94
** CD ** Windsong - Live in Concert (1977) (Windsong WIN-CD-062) -95
** CD ** Gasoline Days (Creative Man Discs CMCD-008) -95
** CD ** Get your balls off - Live (Skydog) -95
** CD ** Doing Anything They Want To Do - 18 Hotrod Rockers (Amagram CDMGRAM 108) 11/96
** CD ** Live at the Paradiso (Pub Records PUB-003CD) 10/98

Most important tracks on compilations:

Catch a Wave: Do Anything You Wanna Do (10" 2LP; Catch a Wave Records NICE-1) -78
Island Story 1962-87: Do Anything You Wanna Do (Island 422-842901-2) -87
DiY 1: Anarchy in the UK - UK Punk I (1976-77): Teenage Depression (Rhino Records R2 71171) -93
DiY 3: Teenage Kicks - UK Pop I (1976-79): Do Anything You Wanna Do (Rhino Records R2 71173) -93
The Number One Punk Album: 47 Punk Rock Classics: Do Anything You Wanna Do (Polygram TV 535 658-2) -96

Eddie & the Hot Rods links:

Eddie & the Hot Rods - official
Eddie & the Hot Rods - The Rought Guide to Rock
Eddie & the Hot Rods - Trouser Press
Eddie & the Hot Rods - All-Music Guide
Eddie & the Hot Rods - Anagram Records
Eddie & the Hot Rods - tabs


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Created by JJu: February 6, 1996        Writing on the Wall: "Do Anything You Wanna Do"

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