Complete List Of Eddie And The Hot Rods Albums

Eddie And The Hot Roads Albums

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Eddie and the Hot Rods are a British pub rock band from Canvey Island, Essex, formed in 1975. They are considered one of the pioneering bands in the pub rock and punk rock movements in the UK. Over their career, Eddie and the Hot Rods have released several studio albums, live recordings, and compilations. Known for their energetic performances and raw sound, they achieved notable UK chart success with their albums and singles, most famously “Do Anything You Wanna Do,” which reached number nine on the UK Singles Chart in 1977. The band’s lineup has undergone numerous changes, with Barrie Masters serving as the consistent lead vocalist until his death in 2019. The band’s style mixes punk energy with the rock and roll, R&B, and blues influences that characterized the pub rock scene.

EDDIE AND THE HOT RODS STUDIO ALBUMS

Teenage Depression

Released 1976

Teenage Depression is Eddie and the Hot Rods’ debut album, capturing the raw energy that defined the early days of the punk movement in the UK. The album resonated with the youth of the time, peaking at number 43 on the UK Albums Chart. It was recorded at Jackson Studios in Rickmansworth, England, during mid-1976 and was produced by Vic Maile.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Get Across to You” – 2:47
  2. “Why Can’t It Be?” – 2:30
  3. “Show Me” – 2:00
  4. “All I Need Is Money” – 2:23
  5. “Double Checkin’ Woman” – 2:32
  6. “The Kids Are Alright” – 2:35
  7. “Teenage Depression” – 2:55
  8. “Horseplay” – 2:18
  9. “Been So Long” – 3:20
  10. “Shake” – 1:52
  11. “On the Run” – 6:29

Life on the Line

Released 1977

Life on the Line marked a significant evolution in the band’s sound, incorporating more complex structures and slightly moving away from their punk roots. The album was well-received and peaked at number 27 on the UK Albums Chart. It included the hit single “Do Anything You Wanna Do.” The album was recorded at Eden Studios in London and produced by Ed Hollis.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Do Anything You Wanna Do” – 4:03
  2. “Quit This Town” – 2:26
  3. “Telephone Girl” – 2:27
  4. “(I Don’t Know) What’s Really Going On” – 2:17
  5. “Ignore Them (Still Life)” – 4:43
  6. “Life on the Line” – 4:04
  7. “(And) Don’t Believe Your Eyes” – 3:39
  8. “We Sing… The Cross” – 2:52
  9. “Beginning of the End” – 7:58

Thriller

Released 1979

Thriller continued the band’s exploration into a more refined rock sound and reached number 50 on the UK Albums Chart. The album was recorded at Rockfield Studios in Wales and was produced by Peter Ker. While not as commercially successful as its predecessors, Thriller showcased a maturation of the band’s style and songwriting.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Power and the Glory” – 4:23
  2. “Echoes” – 3:09
  3. “Media Messiahs” – 2:58
  4. “Circles” – 3:58
  5. “He Does It With Mirrors” – 3:18
  6. “Strangers” – 3:23
  7. “Out to Lunch” – 2:52
  8. “Breathless” – 4:48
  9. “Take It or Leave It” – 4:00

Fish ‘n’ Chips

Released 1981

Fish ‘n’ Chips was the band’s attempt to reconnect with their earlier, more raw punk sound but did not chart. It was recorded at various locations in London and produced by the band and Steve Lillywhite. This album reflected the band’s enduring punk ethos amidst the changing musical landscape of the early ’80s.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Fish ‘n’ Chips Part 1” – 2:30
  2. “I Might Be Lying” – 2:53
  3. “They Can’t Take It Away” – 3:12
  4. “Nightmare” – 4:15
  5. “Quit This Town” (live) – 3:05
  6. “Fish ‘n’ Chips Part 2” – 3:20
  7. “I Don’t Need Your Kind” – 3:25
  8. “Anniversary” – 3:40

Gasoline Days

Released 1996

Gasoline Days marked a return for Eddie and the Hot Rods after a long absence from recording new material. Released by Creative Man Records, this album did not chart but was praised for its return to the band’s energetic roots and punk flair. It was recorded in Essex, England, and produced by the band and Paul Gray, focusing on raw energy and direct messaging reminiscent of their early days.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Better Without You” – 3:05
  2. “Deep Blue Interceptor” – 3:14
  3. “I See the Light” – 3:22
  4. “She Does It Right” – 2:55
  5. “All I Want (Is All I See)” – 3:28
  6. “Gasoline Days” – 4:07
  7. “Need Your Touch” – 3:45
  8. “Go Drive It Out” – 3:30
  9. “Bad Time Again” – 3:25
  10. “Quit This Town” (New Version) – 3:11

Better Late Than Never

Released 2005

Released by Voiceprint Records, Better Late Than Never was a compilation of new recordings and live performances, showing the band’s undiminished live energy and skill. The album was a showcase of their greatest hits performed with the vigor of their early days, along with a few new tracks. The recording took place during various live shows across the UK.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Do Anything You Wanna Do” – 4:14
  2. “Quit This Town” – 3:09
  3. “Wooly Bully” – 2:36
  4. “Teenage Depression” – 2:56
  5. “Telephone Girl” – 3:02
  6. “Life on the Line” – 4:06
  7. “Human Touch” – 3:45
  8. “Power and the Glory” – 4:23
  9. “Gloria” – 6:11
  10. “Goodbye Sunday” – 4:30

Been There, Done That…

Released 2006

Been There, Done That… continued the band’s tradition of capturing their live performance essence. This album, comprising entirely of live recordings, offers a retrospective look at the band’s career with robust renditions of their classic tracks. It was produced by Barrie Masters and reflects the band’s ongoing commitment to their roots.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Teenage Depression” (live) – 3:00
  2. “Kids Are Alright” (live) – 2:35
  3. “Better Without You” (live) – 3:12
  4. “Deep Blue Interceptor” (live) – 3:20
  5. “Quit This Town” (live) – 3:07
  6. “Do Anything You Wanna Do” (live) – 4:10
  7. “Life on the Line” (live) – 4:01
  8. “Bad Time Again” (live) – 3:26
  9. “Human Touch” (live) – 3:47
  10. “Out to Lunch” (live) – 2:55

35 Years of Teenage Depression

Released 2011

Celebrating their long career, 35 Years of Teenage Depression revisits their debut album with a fresh recording and additional live tracks. This anniversary release highlights the enduring appeal and energy of Eddie and the Hot Rods’ music. Recorded both in studio and during live performances, this album showcases the band’s ability to engage new and old fans alike with their dynamic sound.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Teenage Depression” (2011 version) – 2:58
  2. “Get Across to You” (2011 version) – 2:50
  3. “Show Me” (2011 version) – 2:04
  4. “All I Need Is Money” (2011 version) – 2:25
  5. “Double Checkin’ Woman” (2011 version) – 2:34
  6. “The Kids Are Alright” (2011 version) – 2:38
  7. “Horseplay” (2011 version) – 2:21
  8. “Been So Long” (2011 version) – 3:22
  9. “Shake” (2011 version) – 1:54
  10. “On the Run” (2011 version) – 6:30
  11. “Writing on the Wall” (live) – 4:15
  12. “Cruisin’ (In the Lincoln)” (live) – 3:50

Guardians of the Legacy

Released 2022

Guardians of the Legacy, the latest studio release by Eddie and the Hot Rods, was issued by Outro Records on vinyl and Renaissance Records on CD. This album features new material that reflects the band’s legacy while introducing elements that cater to the tastes of contemporary rock audiences. Recorded in London, the album continues to showcase the band’s signature energetic rock style.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Legacy” – 4:10
  2. “Rev It Up” – 3:35
  3. “Time of Your Life” – 3:25
  4. “Rocket Fuel” – 3:18
  5. “The Long Road Home” – 4:45
  6. “Living Dangerously” – 3:30
  7. “Strangers When We Meet” – 3:50
  8. “Electricity” – 3:55
  9. “Last Stand” – 4:05
  10. “Guardians of the Night” – 4:20

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