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Various - Surrender To The Rhythm: London Pub Rock Scene Of The Seventies

Various - Surrender To The Rhythm: London Pub Rock Scene Of The Seventies

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Three CD collection. Surrender To The Rhythm charts the origins and development of the London pub rock scene throughout the Seventies, featuring Eggs Over Easy, Brinsley Schwarz, Ducks Deluxe, Bees Make Honey, 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 revolutionize the British music scene.

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