Various - Surrender To The Rhythm - 3CD

Various - Surrender To The Rhythm - 3CD

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Sequestered in Kentish Town to record an album with Hendrix/Slade producer Chas Chandler, in the spring of 1971 exiled American band Eggs Over Easy persuaded the landlord of local pub The Tally Ho to let them perform at the venue. Though the band were back in America by the end of the year, they inadvertently became the catalysts that sparked the pub rock revolution, with the likes of Brinsley Schwarz, Ducks Deluxe and Bees Make Honey playing a burgeoning circuit.

"Surrender To The Rhythm" charts the origins and development of the London pub rock scene throughout the 1970s, featuring all of the aforementioned bands as well as such key names as Dr. Feelgood, Ace, Kilburn & The High Roads, Dave Edmunds, Graham Parker and Elvis Costello.

We follow the scene into the late Seventies and the Stiff/punk era with the arrival of new, younger blood that included Eddie & The Hot Rods, The 101'ers, The Jam and Squeeze. Naturally, we also round up a whole host of bands who underpinned the scene but failed to cross over to mainstream success along with a few acts (Status Quo, Mott The Hoople, SAHB, Thin Lizzy) who had an agreeably down-to-earth, spit’n’sawdust mentality even though they were too big to play the circuit. After all, pub rock is a state of mind as much as a physical location!