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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 that included The Kensington in Russell Gardens, The Lord Nelson on Holloway Road and The Nashville in West Kensington.

• Surrender To The Rhythm charts the origins and development of the London pub rock scene throughout the Seventies, 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: National Flag played an extraordinary 24 times at the Marquee in the space of fifteen months, Bearded Lady were headlining the night that support band The Jam were spotted by Polydor, and Brewers Droop featured an earnest young guitarist by the name of Mark Knopfler.

• With so many pub rock bands of the era having not recorded, we’ve plugged the gaps with a few acts (Status Quo, Mott, 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…

• With four hours of vital, vibrant music – including several previously unreleased tracks – bolstered by a 48-page booklet crammed with photos, memorabilia, anecdotes etc, Surrender To The Rhythm is the definitive aural document of a movement that would revolutionise the British music scene.

TRACK LISTING

DISC ONE
1. CHEQUE BOOK – Legend
2. FUNKY BUT CLEAN – Eggs Over Easy
3. TIME TO KILL – Wild Angels
4. YOU SAID IT WOULD BE –
Smooth Loser*
5. HAVE YOU SEEN MY BABY – Steve Ellis
6. NANANA – Status Quo
7. SURRENDER TO THE RHYTHM – Brinsley Schwarz
8. WHY, LADY, WHY? – Deep Feeling
9. RIDE WITH THE ROOGALATOR – Roogalator*
10. I WISH I WAS YOUR MOTHER –
Mott The Hoople
11. HEART’S ON MY SLEEVE (EARLY MIX) – Ducks Deluxe
12. MADMAN –
G. T. Moore & The Reggae Guitars
13. WHERE ARE YOU TONIGHT –
Brewers Droop
14. TRIPSY LADY – Writing On The Wall
15. SERGEANT FURY –
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
16. MY FUNNY VALENTINE –
Bees Make Honey*
17. PIGGY BACK SUE – Jona Lewie
18. MONEY IS NO FRIEND OF MINE –
Starry Eyed And Laughing
19. YOU KEPT ME WAITING –
Dave Edmunds
20. WE GET ALONG –
Chilli Willi & The Red Hot Peppers
21. ROCK AND ROLL RUNAWAY – Ace
22. BILLY BENTLEY (PROMENADES HIMSELF IN LONDON) –
Kilburn & The High Roads
23. NERVOUS – National Flag

DISC TWO

1. SHE DOES IT RIGHT – Dr. Feelgood
2. LOVE ME REAL –
Charlie & The Wideboys
3. FREE THE KIDS – Fumble
4. IMAGINATION (IS A POWERFUL DECEIVER) – Flip City
5. BLOW ME DOWN –
Brett Marvin & The Thunderbolts
6. BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO – Jo-Ann Kelly
7. AS LONG AS YOU FEEL GOOD – Stray
8. YELLOW SOX – Kursaal Flyers
9. IT COULD BE BETTER – Byzantium*
10. MIDNIGHT FLIGHT – Bearded Lady
11. JAILBREAKER – Razorbacks*
12. ONE FING ‘N’ ANUVVER –
Chas And Dave
13. WHY DID YOU DO IT? – Stretch
14. FOR WHATEVER IT’S WORTH – Fox
15. I AIN’T GOT YOU – The Count Bishops
16. MIDNIGHT MOON –
Sean Tyla & His Gang
17. WRITING ON THE WALL –
Eddie & The Hot Rods
18. YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON –
The Jess Roden Band
19. SCHOOLGIRL FUNK – Strapps
20. ROMEO AND THE LONELY GIRL –
Thin Lizzy
21. SHE’S NO ANGEL – Heavy Metal Kids
22. YOU’VE GOTTA GET UP AND DANCE – Supercharge
23. KEYS TO YOUR HEART – The 101’ers
24. SHE’S MY GAL – The Gorillas

DISC THREE

1. DON’T WEAR IT – Moon
2. BEDSIT GIRL – Chris Spedding
3. BRANDY (YOU’RE A FINE GIRL) – Gonzalez
4. STONE’S THROW FROM NOWHERE – Cado Belle
5. RADIO SWEETHEART –
Elvis Costello
6. BACK TO SCHOOLDAYS (LIVE) – Graham Parker & The Rumour
7. GET IT – Dave Edmunds
8. SLOW DOWN – The Jam
9. DADDY COOL/THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT – Darts
10. AIN’T NOBODY OWN NOBODY’S SOUL – Clover
11. ROCK’N’ROLL RADIO –
The Pleasers
12. YOUNG LUST (DEMO VERSION) – Philip Rambow*
13. FOOL (IF YOU THINK IT’S OVER) – Chris Rea
14. COME ON – Ian Gomm
15. THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON – Billy Bremner
16. GUNNING FOR THE DOG – Matchbox
17. SHAKIN’ ALL OVER (1978 STUDIO VERSION) – The Pirates
18. DRIVER’S SEAT –
Sniff ‘n’ The Tears
19. MIRROR STAR –
The Fabulous Poodles
20. THE SHAPE I’M IN – Meal Ticket
21. GOODBYE GIRL (UK SINGLE VERSION) – Squeeze
22. LOUD MUSIC – Streetband
23. YOU NEED WHEELS –
The Merton Parkas
24. DIRTY WATER – The Inmates

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DISC ONE
1. CHEQUE BOOK - Legend
2. FUNKY BUT CLEAN – Eggs Over Easy
3. TIME TO KILL – Wild Angels
4. YOU SAID IT WOULD BE –
Smooth Loser*
5. HAVE YOU SEEN MY BABY – Steve Ellis
6. NANANA – Status Quo
7. SURRENDER TO THE RHYTHM – Brinsley Schwarz
8. WHY, LADY, WHY? – Deep Feeling
9. RIDE WITH THE ROOGALATOR - Roogalator*
10. I WISH I WAS YOUR MOTHER –
Mott The Hoople
11. HEART’S ON MY SLEEVE (EARLY MIX) – Ducks Deluxe
12. MADMAN –
G. T. Moore & The Reggae Guitars
13. WHERE ARE YOU TONIGHT –
Brewers Droop
14. TRIPSY LADY – Writing On The Wall
15. SERGEANT FURY –
The Sensational Alex Harvey Band
16. MY FUNNY VALENTINE –
Bees Make Honey*
17. PIGGY BACK SUE – Jona Lewie
18. MONEY IS NO FRIEND OF MINE –
Starry Eyed And Laughing
19. YOU KEPT ME WAITING –
Dave Edmunds
20. WE GET ALONG –
Chilli Willi & The Red Hot Peppers
21. ROCK AND ROLL RUNAWAY - Ace
22. BILLY BENTLEY (PROMENADES HIMSELF IN LONDON) –
Kilburn & The High Roads
23. NERVOUS – National Flag

DISC TWO

1. SHE DOES IT RIGHT – Dr. Feelgood
2. LOVE ME REAL –
Charlie & The Wideboys
3. FREE THE KIDS - Fumble
4. IMAGINATION (IS A POWERFUL DECEIVER) – Flip City
5. BLOW ME DOWN –
Brett Marvin & The Thunderbolts
6. BABY WHAT YOU WANT ME TO DO – Jo-Ann Kelly
7. AS LONG AS YOU FEEL GOOD - Stray
8. YELLOW SOX – Kursaal Flyers
9. IT COULD BE BETTER - Byzantium*
10. MIDNIGHT FLIGHT – Bearded Lady
11. JAILBREAKER - Razorbacks*
12. ONE FING ‘N’ ANUVVER –
Chas And Dave
13. WHY DID YOU DO IT? - Stretch
14. FOR WHATEVER IT’S WORTH - Fox
15. I AIN’T GOT YOU – The Count Bishops
16. MIDNIGHT MOON –
Sean Tyla & His Gang
17. WRITING ON THE WALL –
Eddie & The Hot Rods
18. YOU CAN LEAVE YOUR HAT ON –
The Jess Roden Band
19. SCHOOLGIRL FUNK - Strapps
20. ROMEO AND THE LONELY GIRL –
Thin Lizzy
21. SHE’S NO ANGEL – Heavy Metal Kids
22. YOU’VE GOTTA GET UP AND DANCE - Supercharge
23. KEYS TO YOUR HEART – The 101’ers
24. SHE’S MY GAL – The Gorillas

DISC THREE

1. DON’T WEAR IT - Moon
2. BEDSIT GIRL – Chris Spedding
3. BRANDY (YOU’RE A FINE GIRL) - Gonzalez
4. STONE’S THROW FROM NOWHERE – Cado Belle
5. RADIO SWEETHEART –
Elvis Costello
6. BACK TO SCHOOLDAYS (LIVE) – Graham Parker & The Rumour
7. GET IT – Dave Edmunds
8. SLOW DOWN – The Jam
9. DADDY COOL/THE GIRL CAN’T HELP IT - Darts
10. AIN’T NOBODY OWN NOBODY’S SOUL - Clover
11. ROCK’N’ROLL RADIO –
The Pleasers
12. YOUNG LUST (DEMO VERSION) – Philip Rambow*
13. FOOL (IF YOU THINK IT’S OVER) – Chris Rea
14. COME ON – Ian Gomm
15. THE CREATURE FROM THE BLACK LAGOON – Billy Bremner
16. GUNNING FOR THE DOG - Matchbox
17. SHAKIN’ ALL OVER (1978 STUDIO VERSION) – The Pirates
18. DRIVER’S SEAT –
Sniff ‘n’ The Tears
19. MIRROR STAR –
The Fabulous Poodles
20. THE SHAPE I’M IN – Meal Ticket
21. GOODBYE GIRL (UK SINGLE VERSION) - Squeeze
22. LOUD MUSIC - Streetband
23. YOU NEED WHEELS –
The Merton Parkas
24. DIRTY WATER – The Inmates