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Eddie and the Hot Rods – Do Anything You Wanna Do (1977)

September 28, 2012 Leave a comment

Taken from Eddie and the Hot Rods’ second LP, Life On The Line, released in 1977, Do Anything You Wanna Do is quite simply one of the greatest and most uplifing records of all time.

Everything about this record is perfect but, for me, the bass guitar on this transcends all usual standards of genius.

Wiki type entries try and slot this into the “pub rock” genre and, to be frank, some of the live footage could be a slightly souped-up Bay City Rollers. But the guitars churn like the New York Dolls and the vocals have the attitude of early punk rock.

Hence, uncategorisable and peerless.

Glad I lived long enough to have a blog to post this on. Thank you Mr Internet.

The original studio version, a live version from the 1970s then an extraordinary version from 2010 to a smattering of people in a field …

 

 

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