Eddie & The Hot Rods
|Genres:||Pop / Rock|
|Tags:||punk punk rock pub rock new wave power pop rock|
|Decades:||1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s|
Formed in 1975, this quintet from Southend, Essex, England, originally comprised Barrie Masters (vocals), Lew Lewis (harmonica), Paul Gray (bass), Dave Higgs (guitar), Steve Nicol (drums) plus Eddie, a short-lived dummy that Masters pummelled on stage. After one classic single, Writing On The Wall, Lewis left, though he appeared on the high-energy Horseplay, the b-side of their cover of Sam The Sham And The Pharaohs Wooly Bully. Generally regarded as a younger, more energetic version of Dr. Feelgood, the Rods pursued a tricky route between the conservatism of pub rock and the radicalism of punk. During the summer of 1976, the group broke house records at the Marquee Club with a scorching series of raucous, sweat-drenched performances. Their power was well captured on a live EP, which included a cover of ? And The Mysterians 96 Tears and a clever amalgamation of the Rolling Stones...