EDDIE & THE HOT RODS- Teenage Depression LP
Reissue of debut studio album from 1976. Over the course of the long, hot summer of 1976 it seemed that Southend's Eddie And The Hot Rods were embarking on a one-way trip to superstardom. Considered to be a younger and more exuberant version of gritty, R&B pub rockers Dr Feelgood, they were serially smashing attendance records during a prolonged Marquee Club residency while effortlessly making the long haired status quo an anachronism. Yet, to echo their debut single, there was already a good deal of Writing On The Wall for the Rods, as their Marquee support band, the Sex Pistols, were about to consign them to the cultural dumper. This debut collection however, catches the quartet on the crest of an upwardly-mobile wave where everything still seemed possible, and their edgy, blazing energy is both tangible and infectious. From Get Across To You to On The Run, Teenage Depression remains a hot and sweaty, rough and ready, pub rock classic.