40 track round up of every A and B side issued between 1976-85 by Canvey Island R&B legends Eddie And The Hot Rods. Running in chronological order it starts with the ‘Writing On The Wall’ and ‘Wooly Bully’ singles before the seminal ‘Live At The Marquee’ EP kicks in – this saw the band on Top Of The Pops for the first time as the single reached No.43. The legendary ‘Teenage Depression’ hit No.35 in November 1976, a track that bridged the gap between Pub Rock and the exploding Punk Rock movement. ‘I Might Be Lying’ then hit No.44 before the anthemic call to arms of ‘Do Anything You Wanna Do’ shot to No.9. A staple of pretty much every Punk / New Wave compilation ever since, the song was also covered by German mega stars Die Toten Hosen on their million selling ‘Learning English, Lesson One’ album. Also included as a bonus track is the rare, edited US version of the song.‘Quit This Town’, a UK No.36, may have been their last hit single but The Hot Rods continued to release great 45s like ‘Life On The Line’ (from their Top 30 album of the same name) and ‘Power And The Glory’ from the Top 50 album ‘Thriller’.
The release is completed by rarer singles like ‘At Night’, ‘Wide Eyed Kids’, ‘Farther On Down The Road’ and the independently issued ‘Fought For You’. The booklet contains detailed notes on each single complete with repros of each record