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Damn that bass player is a way cool mo fo
Got to know this brilliant song in May 1977 on German radio station WDR 2. Heard it - liked it!
But have you listened to the bass line? Genius.
Some times that's how you feel
Bass player looks familiar
Steve Wright in the afternoons favourite song ever
pub rock movement made london punk movement
More like Essex pub rock! Dr Feelgood and Ian Dury top Essex pub bands.
Great song! Never get old.
Watch the Eddie and the hot rods conspiracy with Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin. Claimed Page cursed them into not making it big
Muito bom !
under rated band... not quite a punk band, but they are nearer to Punk then a lot of bands... I love Teenage Depression... now that is a punk song, if there ever was one...
I like this, as I did in 70/80's.
I'm 23 years old I'd rather listen to this than whatever's no.1 in the charts now 60's 70's 80's music had character you could relate to that's why in my opinion they are the greatest generations of music my 12 week old son will be listening to this and the likes when he's my age I'll make sure of it
Working class anthem. Check out the oppressed cover of this song.
William Fisher 🙂💃
If Bill Haley and the Comets' Rock Around The Clock is the anthem of the 1950s, and the Rolling Stones' (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction is the anthem of the 1960s, then this 1977 monster classic is arguably the anthem of the 1970s. It absolutely hit the spot at that time, and forty years after the fact remains absolutely undiminished in its power, precision and ability to inspire. Pure genius.
Yeah...should be pop...but hey that's popular music, not dissing the kids today but cmon, do they see what is real, or some plastic crap???
Pub rock...yep...any thing like this produced today??? No...way, CLASSIC!!! P.s legalise drugs.
Love that Paul Gray has added loads of notes to the bassline since this song was first recorded.
Jimmy page brought me here.
The singer looks like a Jagger wannabee but he hasn't got an ounce of Mick's talent
He's got more talent than you, bud.
lol as if
Mick Jagger has talent?
the British version of Dont Stop Believing.
+Forrester Marloe its a joke.A patriotic one at that.(tbf it doesn't necessarily read as as a joke)
Spectrescup Nooo! No way! Punk will always be better than any other music forms and that's a fact! You can never compare weak rock to this.
This man still has my tobacco in his pocket... Love this song. And Life on the Line....
Anyone listening to this song for the FIRST time go elsewhere.,Awful version, can;t hear any part of the band clearly.
zazz63 this is from Marc Bolans show but your right, live vocals and backing track, which has been rerecorded.The Bolan show had a mixture from totally live to totally mimed, I think it was something to do with union rules about time. That's why Bolans song with David Bowie got cut short on the last show.No Dave Higgs on guitar was he out of the band already?
actually i will refine my comment ...on second view i realised whats going on here ...its a desk mix of the band minus the vocals...i think this was a bbc totp phase to do with the music union where you couldnt totally mime it ...so the vocals are indeed live with some double tracking from the original on the chorus ...hence the original comment being partially correct ...however i still think this sounds ok.....one of the best pop songs ever!
Definitely miming. The guitars have no leads.
But they are miming to their record?
Pub Rock Forever!
First band I ever saw live - with Squeeze as support. In hindsight it looks like the lovechild of Mick Jagger and the the Bay City Rollers. Sounds OK though.
Saw them at the Marquee when the Pistols supported them. Turned into a near riot.
Yes! We used to play this in my old band. People would always ask who did that great song? Good stuff.
Same thing used to happen when the band I sang in ever did this great song ...great chord change
These wanks are jade as fuck.
Marvellous!!! I can almost smell the urban decay of the 70s when people still had a spirit of independence if not a mind.
La voilà la "super influence" de Téléphone , ils auraient dû s'appeler micro & the hot line , par exemple ou "duplicata plasme" .Allez je rigaule !...szchimmel
I have this song with a swedish group,called 23 TILL.. the swedish group have more punk in this song,and it´s better with the swedish group..
This somehow gets labeled as punk but in my mind this is a perfect slice of pop heaven.Why don't you tell them?
Pub rock. Influenced the shit out of the uk punk along with dr feel good, Ian dury....etc
Vive Pub Rock
More Pub Rock.
Punk is many things to many people. Agree? Disagree? It doesn't matter.
its pub rock during the punk explosion ...punk uk was derived from the pubrock scene and this could more accurately be described as a transition track ...
Great track , remember the beat mate ! How is it in Perth !!
Punk root? It seems to me they were influenced by blues and influenced British punk bands!!!
I've heard worse bands! These guys are pretty good."Do anything you wanna do" is a rewrite of Aleister Crowley
We played with them in brussels summer festival brilliant gig cheers lads!
Wait. This was in Marc Bolan's show? Hell yeah!!!
+FilthCity yep ! all episodes of Marc Show are on YT.
It's Graeme Douglas in guitar and Dave Higgs missing?
great pubrock to punkrock band with plenty of other great tunes too.saw them in amsterdam eons ago.and still in demand.
RIP Dave Higgs - a true inspiration for my generation
Soundtrack to my youth!!!
we have to get the boat over from jersey to get ther . but worth it. have a look on the weyfest web site for this years line up!!
cool...what do you do
there playing at the weyfest in september.seen them there before, were a blast....!!!!great festival all round. will be our 6th time this year
Feeling stuck? Then free yourself and listen up to these lyrics word for word that still relevant. Life is an adventure...
One of the great unsung heroes of their time- here in NZ anyway- loved them in the late 70's and still love them now- punk and rock !!!
Legend of a tune.
Did the Rods end up paying Springsteen royalties for ripping off 'Born to run'?
Eddie even :-)
There was no Eddy :-)
I disagree, I love this song and it's lyrics, but the Sex Pistols were another thing entirely, they changed the Zeitgeist of the late 70's to another level.This is a great song well performed, but not the stuff that stopped me in it's tracks, when I first hear Anarchy, my hair felt like it was standing on end as if by electric shock. I definitely rate this band and if I am not mistaken I saw them at the Wickerman Festival in Scotland about 5 or so years ago and he still looks the same, Eddie.
A tosser that is.
Jimmy page the bloated guitarist with the bloated band and his endless boring solos on stage a tossed for sure.
Yeah. What did Jimmy Page ever do? /s
Jimmy Page is a cunt
Did Jimmy curse you as well?
Piss Off, Page nicked every riff in the land, By the way, who is Beiber and one direction ? you seem to have found your music level.
Stick to listening to Beiber and One Direction Tony, you fucking moron
love the bootboy haircuts and gear,an original pub rock band a la count bishops,alberto y los trios paranoias,flying burritos,blockheads,bees make honey,feelgood-who made it good through punk.great to see yez ar REBELLION lads.as good as amsterdam 1980.great days.Punk AinT DEad!!!!
so glad jimmy page hated the rods.......makes me liking this band even better
I agree with Jimmy Page.Lowest common denominator base, shite
jimmy page hated them and mee too
An unforgettable cult song also in Italy
Nooooooooooooooo Missed it even if I had only to cross the road, damn it...
We love Eddie & The Hot Rods - such a good band and a great night out.Playing here at The Half Moon Putney on Sat 30 march 2013
Please don't type Chinese garbage on here.
Look forward to seeing Eddie & The Hot Rods this Friday at The Half Moon Putney x
great punk tune nice first decent song i ever heard on TOTTP.
If that's punk then I slept through the 70s.
I'm not sure who wrote this bands lyrics but the lyrics to this song and Quit This Town have been so important in my life. Whenever I've needed a push in the right direction, those lyrics have stepped up to the mark. Unsung heroes.
I agree, they really have a great New York Dolls vibe about them. They're playing here in Nottingham in a few weeks, and I am rather excited about it :-)
you took the words from my mouth...spot on.
As far as I know - and I was 'there' - The Rods were the first band to have the term 'punk' applied to them. I seem to remeber that as 'Eddie and The Hot Rods they would have 'Eddie' with them on stage, but he's not on this video.
I notice your comments 4 years old, but it still stands to anyone else!
Pick up a guitar, learn a few chords, and hunt around for some inspiration. Go back to basics!
Check out Charlie Croker and the Providers on you tube
I am afraid you are incorrect, sir. This song is an original Eddie & The Hot Rods tune, credited to (Douglas, Hollis). Furthermore, this song was released under the shortened name "The Rods" and not Eddie & The Hot Rods. It was a top 10 hit in the UK in 1977. The Phil Lynott song you are confusing for this one is actually called "Do Anything You Want To" It is on the "Black Rose" album (which did not come out until 1979) and is a completely different song.
Barrie Masters is a smack head RIP Polly Ledger his ex
The band around original singer Barrie Masters is right now even better than ever:That´s fun, that rocks . . . We´re looking forward to see them live in Stuttgart on Sat., 26th of May at Goldmark´s, Charlottenplatz 1, Support: THE SMALLTOWN ROCKETS, doors open: 8.30 pm
I met Paul Gray from Eddie and the Hot Rods the other day!!!! :)
In 1977 I was 13 this song changed my lifePeace
swear 2 god this one goes on full yn il b like ye man crank this shit cos i can do anythin i wana frigin do EVER
Idiots ; this is NOT the Thin Lizzy Song.
Yes so I believe
It was written by Phil Lynnot of Thin Lizzy
The closest we had to a kind of Bruce Springsteen anthem of leaving a crappy 9 to 5 existence behind kind of song.
power pop, just before punk came into the mainstream. why so few visits? to some degree these guys opened the door to less hardcore punk groups.
Couldn't agree more
Ipod classic of mine this!
I still love this stuff. I just turned 50 in Nov. and all I listen to and collect is music from the 60's, 70's and 80's. maybe I am biased (i don't think so) there just is nothing out there that is worth listening to.
Yes! I always get a rush when I hear this!
they visited my school... before i joined it :/
@67Furi, A real little known absolute belter, on a great cheap cd called Atomic, new wave hits from 70s & 80s, about £3 from Amazon, check the cd list,
used to go to glazing school with barry masters saw him a little while ago glad to see him back in the old trade
i noticed that Paul Gray (bassist) was wearing a beret in this footage, Captain Sensible donned one of them throughout his career, Paul Gray ended up in the Damned and also stuck with Sensible throughout his solo career. I think sensible must've had alot of respect for Paul, i certainly think the guy is a bass genius...beret or not! haha
35 years ago the world heard this a bloody classic
oi oi oi !
@andreaprodan Lady Di was into alot of things, the slapper got alot of things in her too!
bootboys to me wore elephant parallei flairs,star jumpers,huge collared shirts,admittedly had hair a la eddie,and listened to progressive rock and ted crossover crap a la mud,wizzard,rubbettes,and showaddywaddy.no connection at all.
Does anybody have Media Messiah in a form they can share here or am I going to have to get a USB turntable?
im so happy this old gem didnt get ruined by the populas,being ina movie....us old music lover who have had this gem for 30 years ago im happy to see theres not a million hits on this ...nothing is sacred anymore but sometime they still are cheers...old friends who love and alwayus have loved this song since way before cd,s and ect .....i am happy that there are still old farts like me
This is the best fucking song ever....listen to the lyrics
@revup67 now that you mention it... yes! Both good songs, but this one just squeezes out the sparks!