EDDIE & THE HOT RODS – LIVE AT THE MARQUEE EP

“96 Tears”

EDDIE & The HOT RODS – “Live At The Marquee” (Island IEP-2) July 1976

Eddie & the Hot Rods EP – The Feelgoods were all fine and dandy, but they were a bit, well, old. The answer was a new generation of Essex tearaways who took their inspiration from original American punks like The Seeds.

There wasn’t an agenda, or even a movement, but when the Hot Rods started playing London with the likes of Joe Strummer’s 101ers there was suddenly a young, rabid audience for whom a dangerously revved-up version of Bob Seger’s ‘Get Out Of Denver’ (the other tracks in the EP were ’96 Tears’ and Medley: ‘Gloria / Satisfaction’) was as potent an anthem as you could get.

All through that long hot summer of ’76 the Hot Rods rocked Wardour Street. In a few short weeks the Pistols, Damned and Clash would cruise past them but just for a while, Eddie & the Hot Rods were the most exhilarating band in Britain. This is the sweat-stained proof. (Mojo)

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[…] 01 SEX PISTOLS – “God Save The Queen” (Virgin) May 197702 RAMONES – “Blitzkrieg Bop” (Sire) July 197603 DAMNED – “Neat Neat Neat” (Stiff) February 197704 JAM – “In The City” (Polydor) April 197705 CLASH – “White Riot” (CBS) March 197706 RICHARD HELL – “Blank Generation” (CBS) November 197607 SAINTS – “(I’m) Stranded” (Power Exchange) December 197608 PATTI SMITH – “Gloria” (Arista) April 197609 X-RAY SPEX – “Oh Bondage, Up Yours” (Virgin) October 197710 GANG OF FOUR – “Damaged Goods” (Fast) October 197811 BUZZCOCKS – “Boredom” (New Hormones) February 197712 ADVERTS – “Gary Gilmore’s Eyes” (Anchor) August 197713 SEX PISTOLS – “Holidays In The Sun” (Virgin) October 197714 SAINTS – “This Perfect Day” (Harvest) July 197715 SHAM 69 – “Borstal Breakout” (Polydor) January 197816 DEAD KENNEDYS – “California Uber Alles” (Alternative Tentacles) October 197917 UNDERTONES – “Teenage Kicks” (Sire) September 197818 RAMONES – “Sheena Is A Punk Rocker” (Sire) May 197719 ONLY ONES – “Another Girl, Another Planet” (CBS) April 197820 GENERATION X – “Wild Youth” (Chrysalis) December 197721 BLONDIE -“X-Offender” (Private Stock) December 197622 STIFF LITTLE FINGERS – “Suspect Device” (Rigit Digits) March 197823 PENETRATION – “Don’t Dictate” (Virgin) November 197724 RUTS – “Babylon’s Burning” (Virgin) June 197925 MEMBERS – “The Sound Of The Suburbs” (Virgin) January 197926 DAMNED – “New Rose” (Stiff) November 197627 PERE UBU – “Street Waves” (Hearthan) October 197628 TELEVISION – “Little Johnny Jewel” (Ork) September 197529 SPIZZENERGI – “Where’s Captain Kirk?” (Rough Trade) December 197930 IAN DURY – “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll” (Stiff) August 197731 ALTERNATIVE TV – “Action Time Vision” (Deptford Fun City) May 197832 UNDERTONES – “Get Over You” (Sire) January 197933 POP GROUP – “We Are All Prostitutes” (Rough Trade) December 197934 SIOUXSIE & the BANSHEES – “Hong Kong Garden” (Polydor) August 197835 PERE UBU – “30 Seconds Over Tokyo” (Hearthan) December 197536 WRECKLESS ERIC – “Whole Wide World” (Stiff) August 197737 CLASH – “Complete Control” (CBS) September 197738 RAINCOATS – “Fairytail In The Supermarket” (Rough Trade) April 197939 SLITS – “Typical Girls” (Island) October 197940 FALL – “Rowche Rumble” (Step Forward) July 1979 41 DEAD BOYS – “Sonic Reducer” (Sire) December 197742 SLAUGHTER & the DOGS – “Cranked Up Really High” (Rabid) May 197743 SUBWAY SECT – “Nobody’s Scared” (Braik) March 197844 SEX PISTOLS – “Anarchy In The UK” (EMI) December 197645 WIRE – “12XU” (Harvest) November 197746 JOHNNY THUNDERS – “Can’t Put Your Arms Round A Memory” (Real) October 197847 USERS – “Sick Of You” (Raw) August 197748 UK SUBS – “CID” EP (City) December 197749 TELEVISION PERSONALITIES – “Part-Time Punks” (King’s Road) November 197850 TALKING HEADS – “Psycho Killer” (Sire) December 197751 PUBLIC IMAGE LTD – “Public Image” (Virgin) October 197852 JILTED JOHN – “Jilted John” (Rabid) August 197853 HEARTBREAKERS – “Chinese Rocks” (Track) May 197754 WAYNE COUNTRY & the ELECTRIC CHAIRS – “Fuck Off” (Sweet FA) November 197755 JOY DIVISION – “An Ideal For Living” EP (Enigma) June 197856 SUICIDE – “Cheree” (Red Star) December 197757 REZILLOS – “Can’t Stand My Baby” (Sensible Records) July 197758 NOSEBLEEDS – “Ain’t Bin To No Music School” (Rabid) September 197759 LURKERS – “Just Thirteen” (Beggars Banquet) January 197960 JOHN COOPER CLARKE & the CURIOUS YELLOWS – “Psycle Sluts” (Rabid) October 197761 CURE – “Killing An Arab” (Small Wonder) December 197862 CHELSEA – “Right To Work” (Step Forward) June 197763 RUTS – “In A Rut” (People Unite) November 197864 CORTINAS – “Fascist Dictator” (Step Forward) August 197765 PLASTIC BERTRAND – “Ca Plane Pour Moi” (Sire) October 197766 GERMS – “Forming” (What) Spring 197767 CRIME – “Hot Wire My Heart” (Crime Music) November 197668 AVENGERS – “Car Crash” (Dangerhouse) Late 197769 TOM ROBINSON BAND – “Up Against The Wall” (EMI) May 197870 ADAM & the ANTS – “Zerox” (Do It) July 197971 WEIRDOS – “We Got The Neutron Bomb” (Dangerhouse) Spring 197872 STRANGLERS – “(Get A) Grip (On Yourself)” (United Artists) February 197773 ZEROS – “Wild Weekend” (Bomp) Summer 197874 RESIDENTS – “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (Ralph) September 197675 MEKONS – “Where Were You?” (Fast) November 197876 RICH KIDS – “Ghosts Of Princess In Towers” (EMI) August 197877 MARTIN & the BROWNSHIRTS – “Taxi Driver” (Lightning) March 197878 MAGAZINE – “Shot By Both Sides” (Virgin) February 197879 BUZZCOCKS – “Orgasm Addict” (United Artists) October 197780 JAM – “All Around The World” (Polydor) July 197781 EATER – “Thinking Of The U.S.A.” (The Label) July 197782 DEVO – “Jocko Homo” (Stiff) February 197883 BLACK FLAG – “Nervous Breakdown” EP (SST) December 197884 SWELL MAPS – “Read About Seymour” (Rough Trade) December 197785 SNATCH – “I.R.T. & Stanley” (Bomp) February 197786 RIFF RAFF – “I Wanna Be A Cosmonaut” (Chiswick) April 197887 RADIATORS FROM SPACE – “Television Screen” (Chiswick) April 197788 VIBRATORS – “Judy Says (Knock You In The Head)” (Epic) May 197889 NIPS – “Gabrielle” (Chiswick) October 197990 KLEENEX – “Hedi’s Head” (Rough Trade) December 197891 SUBWAY SECT – “Ambition” (Rough Trade) December 197892 DICKIES – “Banana Splits” (A&M) April 197993 KILLJOYS – “Johnny Won’t Get To Heaven” (Raw) November 197794 FLYS – “Love And A Molotov Cocktail” (EMI) January 197895 DRONES – “Bone Idol” (Valer) October 197796 DILS – “I Hate The Rich” (What Records) Summer 197797 SEX PISTOLS – “My Way” (Virgin) July 197898 999 – “Emergency” (United Artists) January 197899 ANGELIC UPSTARTS – “The Murder Of Liddle Towers” (Dead Records) June 1978100 EDDIE & the HOT RODS – “Marquee” EP (Island) August 1976 […]

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