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Eddie & The Hot Rods Boxed Set The Island Years Released 14th September

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Eddie And The Hot Rods ‘The Island Years’ Release Date – 14 September 2018

 A Six CD, 98 track box covering the years that Eddie And The Hot Rods spent with Island Records

Eddie And The Hot Rods, ‘The Island Years’, is a comprehensive six-cd boxed set covering the bands time on Island Records – 1975 to 1979. With 98 tracks over six cds, it brings together their first three albums – ‘Teenage Depression’, ‘Life On The Line’ and ‘Thriller’ as well as bonus tracks and BBC session recordings.

One of the most influential and important British rock bands of their generation, Eddie And The Hot Rods are often categorised as one of the founding fathers of the punk era, but they themselves claim they were simply interested in playing loud, fast, in your face Rock ‘n’ Roll. The energy and attitude certainly endeared them to the punks, but the hard and fast style that made Eddie And The Hot Rods one of the most exciting bands of the era has never really dated or gone out of style.

Disc one is the seminal ‘Teenage Depression’ album which hit number 43 in the UK National Chart in December 1976. Included is the number 35 hit single version of the title track plus, amongst the thirteen bonus tracks, all of the No.43 charting ‘Live At The Marquee’ EP.

The second disc is the number 27 charting ‘Life On The Line’ album which includes the Top Ten New Wave anthem ‘Do Anything You Wanna Do’ and the No.36 ‘Quit This Town’. Amongst the twelve bonus tracks is the No.44 hit ‘I Might Be Lying’ plus the band’s collaboration with the MC5’s Rob Tyner.

Disc three is the band’s ‘Thriller’ album which reached number 50 in the summer of 1979 and now comes with two b-sides previously not on the original album.

The fourth disc contains twelve tracks recorded over three different sessions for the legendary John Peel show on BBC Radio One, none of which have been given a commercial release before now.

A prolific gigging band, the Hot Rods have two rare BBC In Concerts – from 1977 and 1978 – featured on Disc Five.

Disc six contains something of a New Wave Punk collectors ‘Holy Grail’ in the shape of a twelve track Fan Club LP. It has never before issued on CD and only 100 copies were previously pressed back in 1977.

The 28-page booklet contains detailed liner notes, pictures of all the relevant records including many rare European issues plus a whole host of memorabilia from the era. Vocalist Barrie Masters still leads a version of the band to this day and they are a regular at both New Wave and Punk festivals across Europe

Eddie & The hot Rods “The Island Yesrs”
Tracklisting

Disc One – ‘Teenage Depression’

1. Get Across To You

2. Why Can’t It Be

3. Show Me

4. All I Need Is Money

5. Double Checkin Woman

6. The Kids Are Alright

7. Teenage Depression

8. Horseplay (Wearier Of The Schmaltz)

9. Been So Long

10. Shake

11. On The Run

Bonus Tracks

12. Writing On The Wall

13. Cruisin’ (In The Lincoln)

14. Wooly Bully

15. Horseplay (Weary Of The Schmaltz)

(Single Version)

16. 96 Tears (Live)

17. Get Out Of Denver (Live)

18. Medley: Gloria / Satisfaction (Live)

19. Teenage Depression (Single Version)

20. On The Run (Live)

21. Hard Drivin’ Man (Live)

22. Horseplay (Live)

23. Double Checkin’ Woman (Live)

24. All I Need Is Money (Live)

Disc Two – ‘Life On The Line’

1. Do Anything You Wanna Do

2. Quit This Town

3. Telephone Girl

4. (I Don’t Know) What’s Really Going On

5. Ignore Them (Still Life)

6. Life On The Line

7. (And) Don’t Believe Your Eyes

8. We Sing…the Cross

9. Beginning Of The End

Bonus Tracks

10. I Might Be Lying (7”)

11. Ignore Them (Always Crashing In The Same Bar) (Single)

12. Schoolgirl Love

13. Till The Night Is Gone (Let’s Rock) (With Robin Tyner)

14. Flip-side Rock (With Robin Tyner)

15. Do Anything You Wanna Do (USA Single Version)

16. Distortion May Be Expected (Laughbagindub)

17. I Might Be Lying (DJ Edit Version)

18. Do Anything You Wanna Do (Live)

19. (I Don’t Know) What’s Really Going On (Live)

20. Why Can’t It Be (Live)

21. I Might Be Lying (Extended Version)

Disc Three – ‘Thriller’

1. Power And The Glory

2. Echoes

3. Media Messiahs

4. Circles

5. He Does It With Mirrors

6. Strangers On The Payphone

7. Out To Lunch

8. Breathless

9. Take It Or Leave It

10. Living Dangerously

Bonus Tracks

11. Horror Through Straightness

12. Highlands One Hopefuls Two

Disc Four – BBC Sessions

John Peel Session (February 1977)

1. Keep On Keeping On

2. Why Can’t It Be

3. Teenage Depression

4. On The Run

John Peel Session (October 1977)

5. Life On The Line

6. I Don’t Know What’s Going On

7. Telephone Girl

8. Beginning Of The End

John Peel Session (March 1979)

9. Strangers On The Payphone

10. Power And The Glory

11. Breathless

12. Living Dangerously

Disc Five – BBC In Concert

1. Power And The Glory

2. Echoes

3. Media Messiahs

4. Circles

5. He Does It With Mirrors

6. Strangers On The Payphone

7. Out To Lunch

8. Breathless

9. Take It Or Leave It

10. Living Dangerously

Bonus Tracks

11. Horror Through Straightness

12. Highlands One Hopefuls Two

Disc Six – Rod’s Fan Club LP

1. You Can’t Judge A Book By Looking At The Cover

2. It Came Out Of The Sky

3. Movin’ On

4. Wooly Bully

5. Keep On Keepin’ On

6. Writing On The Wall

7. I Might Be Lying (Radio Ad)

8. Get Out Of Denver (With Lew Lewis / Vic Maile)

9. Gloria (Demo)

10. All I Need Is Money (First Complete Run Through)

11. All I Need Is Money

12. Been So Long (With Lew Lewis)


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