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Label: Island Records - 74321 14726 2 • Format: CD Compilation • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Power Pop
Eddie and the Hot Rods are a pub rock band from Essex founded in The group broke up inbut have reformed several times since. Singer Barrie The Kids Are Allright (Live) - Eddie And The Hot Rods - The Best Of Eddie And The Hot Rods The End O was the only constant member until his death in Before rising to semi-stardom inthe Hot Rods underwent several changes in personnel: one of the first members to leave the band was "Eddie" himself, which was a dummy that featured prominently in the Hot Rods' early gigs and was discarded as the joke had worn thin.
In Mayafter building a live reputation, they secured a Saturday-night residency at The Kensington The Kids Are Allright (Live) - Eddie And The Hot Rods - The Best Of Eddie And The Hot Rods The End O London.
Afterwards his membership of the band was made permanent,  and they set about writing and recording for their second album. The live recording of the Sound of Speed EP featured Douglas on only one track, he therefore set about recording additional lead guitar overdubs in the studio, though to keep in with the essence of a live release, he was only given one attempt at recording each song.
With the addition of Douglas, the band was moved in a more radio-friendly direction. The album, Life on the Linehit further problems with CBS Records still having contractual claim over Douglas, leading to his picture being removed from the LP sleeve for some releases.
In earlythey released a further album with Douglas, entitled " Thriller ", recorded at Abbey Road Exorcised - OFF! - Wasted Years, which featured a fuller studio sound and used more studio effects. Due to disappointing sales, they found themselves dropped by Island inand in May that year were rumoured to be on the verge of splitting, with Gray touring with The Members and Masters and Nicol playing in the band Plus Support.
Tony Cranneybut disbanded in At this point, Gray and Douglas had already left the band, the former joining the Damned. Nicol joined One the Juggler. Masters and Nicol re-formed the Hot Rods in Lungs - Townes Van Zandt - Texas Troubadour, with T. Higgs left after the tour, but the band carried on with Steve Walwyn of Dr.
Feelgood replacing him. Inthey recorded Better Late than Never in preparation for a 30th anniversary tour and then expanded to a 5-piece band again with the addition of Chris Taylor in for the recording of the album Been There, Done That. This is the line-up that has since performed as Eddie and the Hot Rods, enjoying renewed popularity with tours throughout Europe and Japan as All Neon Like - Björk - Homogenious as five successful tours of the USA in,and Dave Higgs died in December In earlythe band announced they would soon retire from headline tours.
Masters died suddenly on 2 October at the age of The energy and attitude certainly endeared them to the punks and Joe Strummer stated that when he read about the band in a listings magazine it was the first time he had seen the word 'punk' used to describe a band. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Eddie and the Hot Rods. Canada learns to Pogo. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Namespaces Article Talk. Views Read Edit View history. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.
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