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Old 04-18-10, 02:05 PM
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Eddie and the Hot Rods

Recently started to get into this band. Too bad I didn't know about them last year as they played a US tour. Any other bands from the 70s kind of like this (pub rock/punk style)? I heard of Dr Feelgood and will be checking them out soon.

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Re: Eddie and the Hot Rods

Great band. I like 'em a lot.
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Re: Eddie and the Hot Rods

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Recently started to get into this band. Too bad I didn't know about them last year as they played a US tour. Any other bands from the 70s kind of like this (pub rock/punk style)? I heard of Dr Feelgood and will be checking them out soon.
Ducks Deluxe and Brinsley Schwarz (Nick Lowe's First band) are both great English pub rock bands
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Re: Eddie and the Hot Rods

The Motors and The Undertones are two that come to mind.
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Re: Eddie and the Hot Rods

know about the undertones but will check the others out, thanks
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Re: Eddie and the Hot Rods

Maybe The Jags...

Also, try early Elvis Costello (+ Attractions) whom I believe Nick Lowe produced for Stiff records.

I'd likewise suggest the first couple of Stranglers albums and early Jam material.

I'm not trying to say that these last three bands all sound alike, or like Eddie & The Hotrods; merely that they have a brash feel and represent a part of the New Wave that appeared at about the same time as British "punk" - or maybe in its wake.

EDIT: Just found the following link that provides further background, pointers and name-checks most/all of the above http://www.punk77.co.uk/punkhistory/pub_rock.htm (& confirms that early Ian Dury also fits the bill given his pre-Blockheads involvement in "Kilburn & the High Roads" as part of the Pub Rock scene)
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Re: Eddie and the Hot Rods

I'm aware of the Jam (have everything they recorded), early stranglers (have everything as well), and some Elvis Costello but didn't know about the Jags. A band I'd recommend if you're into this sort of music is the Boys, their first two albums are great. The Buzzcocks get all the credit while these guys pretty much faded into obscurity.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Boys_%28UK_band%29

thanks for the suggestions/links
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Re: Eddie and the Hot Rods

The funny thing is, I'd probably heard of the The Yobs (their xmas project) but the Boys must've passed me by unless I was half asleep while listening to John Peel's radio show on a school night!

Anyway, dredged up from some past posts of mine that I've just remembered:

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The Ruts - they only produced about an album of material so this "best of" has pretty much everything.

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These earlier punk-related threads may be of interest although definitions of "punk" may vary:
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Re: Eddie and the Hot Rods

I'm familiar with those bands but thanks for suggesting them. My favorite of that bunch is the Lurkers.

Here's some Boys songs:

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Re: Eddie and the Hot Rods

Elgin Avenue Breakdown by the 101'ers is well worth tracking down.
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Elgin Avenue Breakdown by the 101'ers is well worth tracking down.
yes I bought that one when it first came out because I'm a big fan of the clash.
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Re: Eddie and the Hot Rods

The Eddie & the Hotrods song reminds of this, but rougher and less melodic:
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The Eddie & the Hotrods song reminds of this, but rougher and less melodic:
yeah I've heard the records ripped off eddie

just looked it up and the drummer even admits it in their biography:

We also had a strong new song called Starry Eyes, which was a shameless re-write of Eddie and the Hot Rodsí Do Anything You Wanna Do.

http://www.therecords.com/biography.htm
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^Oh, I didn't know that. I was just listening to the vid you posted and thought, "Damn, this reminds me of something...", but I couldn't pin it down until I pulled out my music list.
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Sound of the Suburbs

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I'm familiar with those bands but thanks for suggesting them. My favorite of that bunch is the Lurkers.
If you're familiar with those then you'll already heard of Stiff Little Fingers but maybe as a Lurkers fan you'd also be interested in The Members, a version of which I think is still touring following something of a reunion last year...?

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