Eddie & the Hot Rods

(Southend, Essex, UK 74 – 81)
Pub Rock. Originally called Buckshee (73-74)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Eddie & the Hot Rods

Writing on the Wall 7” (Island, WIP-6270) released Feb 76
Tracks: Writing on the Wall, Cruisin’

Wooly Bully 7″ (Island, WIP-6306) released Jun 76
Tracks: Wooly Bully, Horseplay

Live at the Marquee EP, 7” (Island, IEP-2) released Aug 76, recorded Marquee, London 9-7-76
Tracks: Get out of Denver, 96 tears, Gloria, Satisfaction

96 Tears (live) 7″ (Island, WIP-6333) Jukebox Special released Aug 76, recorded Marquee 9-7-76
Tracks: 96 Tears (live), Get out of Denver (live)

Teenage Depression 7″ (Island, WIP-6354) released Oct 76
Tracks: Teenage Depression, Shake

Teenage Depression LP (Island, ILPS-9757) released Nov 76, live tracks recorded Marquee, London 9-7-76
Tracks: Get across to you, Why cant it be me, Show me, All I need is money, Double checkin’ woman, The kids are alright (live), Teenage depression, Horseplay, Been so long (live), Shake, On the run

Various Artists – Rock & Reggae & Derek & Clive LP (Island, MIM-1) released Oct 76
Tracks: Been so long

I might be lying 7” (Island, WIP-6388) released Apr 77
Tracks: I might be lying, Ignore them

At the Sound of Speed EP 7″ (Island, IEP-5) recorded Rainbow 19-2-77, released Jun 77. *appears on the 12” version
Tracks: Hard drivin’ man (live), Horseplay (live), Double checkin’ woman (live), All I need is money (live), On the run (live)*

Do anything you wanna do 7” (Island, WIP-6401) released July 77. Created to The Rods, 12″ has same tracks,
Tracks: Do anything you wanna do, Schoolgirl love

Rods LP (Island, Rods-1) released Aug 77. Promo. Live tracks Dejazel theatre, Paris 23-10-76 & Rainbow, London 19-2-77
Tracks: You can’t judge a book (23-10-76), It came out of the sky (23-10-76), Movin’ on (23-10-76), Woolly bully (19-2-77), Keep on keepin’ on (19-2-77), Writing on the wall (19-2-77), I might be lying (radio ad), Get out of Denver, Gloria (demo), All I need is money (demo), All I need is money (demo), Been so long (demo)

Life on the Line LP (Island, ILPS-9509) released Nov 77
Tracks: Do anything you wanna do, Quit this town, Telephone girl, (I don’t know) what’s really going on, Ignore them (still life), Life on the line, (And) don’t believe your eyes, We sing….the cross, Beginning of the end

Various Artists – Noise Box LP (Island, BOX-1) released Nov 77
Tracks: Life on the line

Quit this town 7” (Island, WIP-6411) released Dec 77
Tracks: Quit this town, Distortion maybe expected

Various Artists – Geef Voor New Wave LP (Ariola records, 25541 ET) released Nov 77, Holland
Tracks: Do anything you wanna do

Various Artists – A Revista Pop Apresenta O Punk Rock LP (Philips, 6300 288) released 77, Brazil
Tracks: I might be lying, Writing on the wall

Various Artists – Ce N’est Pas De la Couille, Voice la New Wave (New Wave Greatest Hits) LP (Ariola Benelux,25804ET) released Dec 77, Holland
Tracks: Do anything you wanna do

Various Artists – Superpop LP (Island, JTF-2) released 77
Tracks: 96 Tears

Stereo Pop Special 149 LP (BBC Transcription Services, CN2800/S) recorded Paris Theatre, London 77, released 77.  Split LP w/The Racing Cars
Tracks: Been so long, Hard drivin’ man, Horseplay, I might be lying, Keep on keeping on, On the run, Still life, Teenage depression

Life on the line 7” (Island, WIP-6438) Released Mar 78, live tracks recorded Rainbow 19-2-77. *appear on 12” release (12 WIP-6438) only
Tracks: Life on the line, Do anything you wanna do (live), what’s really going on (live)*, why cant it be (live)*

Media Messiahs 7” (Island, WIP-6464) released Dec 78
Tracks: Media Messiahs, Horror through the straightness

Various Artists – Catch a Wave 2 x 10” LP (Chiswick, NICE-1) released early 78
Tracks: Do Anything you wanna do

Rob Tyner & The Hot Rods

Till the night is gone (let’s rock) 7” (Island, WIP-6418) released Dec 77, recorded 20-9-77
Tracks:  Till the night is gone (let’s rock), Flipside Rock

Rods

Do anything you wanna do 7″ (Island, JB 126) released 77, Italy, spilt 7″ with Ultravox
Tracks: ROckWrok (Ultravox), Do anything you wanna do

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Demo recorded Jan 76
Tracks: All I need is money, Been so long, Been so dub, Double checkin’ woman, Get across to you, Get out of Denver, Gloria, Horseplay, Woolly bully

Mont de Marsan Punk Festival 20-8-76
Tracks: Get across to you, 96 tears, Writing on the wall, All I need is money, The kids are alright, Been so long, Cruisin’, Woolly bully, Horseplay, On the run, It came out of the sky, Gloria, Get out of Denver, Satisfaction, Moving on

Demo recorded Oct 76
Tracks: On the run, Shake, Show me, Teenage depression, Telephone girl

Live Dec 76 (Venue unknown)
Tracks: Bye bye Johnny, He came out of the sky, Movin’ on

Theatre Dejazet, Paris 22-10-76
Tracks: 96 tears, Keep on keepin’ on, You cant judge a book, The kids are alright, It came out of the sky, Why cant it be, Been so long, Cruisin’ in the Lincoln, On the run, Double checkin’ woman

Bataclan, Paris, 14-1-77
Tracks: 96 tears, All I need is money, Dizzy miss lizzy, Double checkin’ woman, Get across to you, Get out of Denver, Gloria, Hard drivin’ man, Horseplay, It came out of the sky, It’s been so long, Keep on keeping on, On the run, Show me, teenage depression, The kids are alright, Why can’t it be, Woolly bully

Grenoble 20-1-77 (Tracks unknown)

BBC John Peel session recorded 15-2-77
Tracks: Keep on keeping on, Why can’t it be, Teenage depression, On the run

Rainbow Theatre, London 19-2-77
Tracks: Get Across to You, 96 Tears, Keep on Keeping On, All I Need Is Money, Show Me, Wooly Bully, Horseplay, Why Can’t It Be?, The Kids Are Alright, Teenage Depression, Been So Long, Hard Drivin’ Man, Double Checkin’ Woman, On the Run, Get Out of Denver, Gloria, Writing on the Wall

Apollo, Glasgow 4-6-77
Tracks: Get Across to You, 96 Tears, Keep on Keeping On, All I Need Is Money, Show Me, Wooly Bully, Horseplay, Why Can’t It Be?, The Kids Are Alright, Teenage Depression, Been So Long, Hard Drivin’ Man, Double Checkin’ Woman, On the Run, Get Out of Denver, Gloria, Writing on the Wall

Mont de Marsan Punk Festival, 6-8-77
Tracks: Been so long, Do anything you wanna do, Life on the line, Quite this town, The kids are alright

BBC John Peel session recorded 10-10-77
Tracks: Life on the line, I don’t know what’s going on, Telephone girl, Beginning of the end

Orpheum Theatre, Boston 18-11-77 (Tracks unknown)

New Jersey, 19-11-77
Tracks: Do anything you wanna do, Beginning of the end, Get out of Denver, I might be lying, Ignore them, Life on the line, Quit this town, Teenage depression, Telephone girl, Why can’t it be

Antonio’s Pizzeria, Pittsburgh 21-11-77
Tracks: Beginning of the end, Do anything you wanna do, Ignore them, Life on the line, On the run, Quit this town, Teenage depression, The kids are alright, Why can’t it be

Top Rank, Brighton 15-2-78 or 15-3-78?
Tracks: Money (That’s what I want), Telephone girl, 96 tears, What’s really going on, Quit this town, I might be lying, Schoolgirl love, Life on the line, Why cant it be, The kids are alright, Do anything you wanna do, Ignore them, Beginning of the end, Get out of denver

BBC Old Grey Whistle Test Feb 78
Tracks: The beginning of the end

Guildhall, Portsmouth 28-3-78
Tracks: Double Checkin’ Woman, Hard Drivin’ Man, The Kids Are Alright

 

Further Information;

http://www.eddieandthehotrods.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eddie_%26_the_Hot_Rods
http://www.southendpunk.com/html/eddiehrp.html
http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/Eddie_and_The_Hot_Rods_history.htm

Line ups:

#1                                  #2                                  #3
74 – 75                                                                 Feb 77 – Jun 80
Rob Steel (bass)           Paul Gray (bass)          Steve Nicol (drms)
Steve Nicol (drms)        Steve Nicol (drms)       Graeme Douglas (gtr)
Dave Higgs (gtr/voc)     Dave Higgs (gtr/voc)    Paul Gray (bass)
Barrie Masters (voc)     Barrie Masters (voc)     Dave Higgs (gtr/voc)
Lew Lewis (harp)          Lew Lewis (harp)          Barrie Masters (voc)

Graeme Douglas is ex-Kursaal Flyers.
Lew Lewis originally in The Fix (69) (with Dave Higgs, Lee Brilleaux (Dr Feelgood)
& John Sparks (Dr Feelgood)) later in Lew Lewis Band
Paul Gray later in The Damned, Paul Gray & Steve Nichol also with Larry Wallis‘s band
Rob Tyner is ex-MC5, later in The Rob Tyner Band. Steve Nicol also in Snivelling Shits

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