The Eddies, “Together” + “Nuclear Boy” (2015): One Track Mind

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New music from the Eddies is always welcome, and these two songs continue to clarify the Southern California trio’s value and importance. Consisting of bassist Dean Hoth, guitarist Dale Hoth, and drummer Len Curiel, the band has been around for over a decade, and has remained completely loyal to their mod-slanted power pop roots.

Rigged with trademark chunky guitars that reel and ring, soaked in a vat of tilt-a-whirl rhythms, “Together” spins with contagious energy and slashing hooks. Bright and jubilant vocals ideal to sing along with further nail the workout. Totally in the bag and airtight, the Eddies really have it together (sorry, I just couldn’t resist) on this great song. But then again, such a solid performance is expected from the band.

On the table is a tribute album to 20/20 (a Hollywood, California band that amassed much local and critical applause for their own nifty brand of power pop in the late 70s and early 80s), which features a contribution from the Eddies in the stripe of “Nuclear Boy.” Joining the band on their excellent cover of the song is legendary producer Earle Mankey on theremin, providing a bit of a whirring twilight zone touch to the rocking new wavish styled beat.

Look for “Together” to appear on the band’s soon-to-be-released album, and word has it “Nuclear Boy” may be included as well. Brimming with zest and action, “Together” and “Nuclear Boy” bring forth the best in the Eddies, who never cease to cut masterclass recordings.

Beverly Paterson

Beverly Paterson

Beverly Paterson was born the day Ben E. King hit No. 4 with "Stand By Me" -- which is actually one of her favorite songs, especially John Lennon's version. She's contributed to Lance Monthly and Amplifier, and served as Rock Beat International's associate editor. Paterson has also published Inside Out, and Twist & Shake. Contact Something Else! at reviews@somethingelsereviews.com.
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