Island Years

6CD £24.99
  • UPC: 0602557830101
  • Release Date: 14 September 2018


Label Review. 

Teenage Depression (1976) Life On The Line (1977) Thriller (1979) plus 26 bonus tracks. Disc 4: Peel Sessions. Disc 5: BBC Live in Concert (March 1977 & May 1978). Disc 6: Rods (1977 Fan Club LP originally limited to 100 copies). All remastered with 28pp booklet.

Our Overview. 

Springing from the same scene that spawned Dr Feelgood, Eddie And The Hot Rods first came to prominence in 1976 when they were supported by the then largely unknown Sex Pistols who smashed the main bands gear! After that upstaging, the Hot Rods signed with Island Records and their third single, released before the end of the year broke into the Top 40 with “Teenage Depression”. Although labelled “Pub Rock” they latched onto the punk scene and scored their biggest hit in 1977 when they briefly shortened their name to The Rods and made the Top 10 with “Do Anything You Wanna Do”. Their second album ‘Life On The Line’ also performed well too although after this their star slipped and after another couple of albums, they broke up in 1981.

This box set covers their time on Island Records which comprised three albums, a bunch of singles and other recordings. 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.


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