Good ‘N’ Cheap: The Eggs Over Easy Story

Eggs Over Easy


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Eggs Over Easy, the American band that invented pub rock, influenced the careers of Nick Lowe, Huey Lewis, Loudon Wainwright III and Elvis Costello, and laid the groundwork for a grass-roots movement that would spawn UK punk, is finally getting its due with a deluxe 2xCD/3xLP (released 5th August) set.

With roots stretching back to late 1960s Berkeley, CA, the three principals in the Eggs songwriters Jack O’Hara, Austin de Lone, and Brien Hopkin’s would by early 1971 find themselves ensconced in London’s Olympic Studios, lured by Animals bassist and Jimi Hendrix producer/manager Chas Chandler, and an apparitional record deal. When said deal went bust the Eggs did what any American band would do, Stiff Records co-founder Dave Robinson told a journalist. They went to the nearest bar and said, “Give us your worst night”.

Which is how Eggs Over Easy leapt onto the pages of pop music history. Their humble Monday night gigs at a former jazz club called the Tally Ho’ Pub rock ground zero – would become the hub for a network of artists, venues, and music business machers that included back-to-basics groups Ducks Deluxe, Bees Make Honey and Dr. Feelgood, DJ’s John Peel and Charlie Gillett, and hustlers like Jake Riviera and Mr. Robinson.

For the first time ever, the entire Eggs Over Easy catalogue, lovingly remastered and restored, is available as a deluxe set. Included in this collection is their debut album Good ‘n’ Cheap, produced by Link Wray and originally released on A&M Records in 1972, their rarely-heard second LP, Fear of Frying, originally (if barely) released on Lee Michael’s Squish Records in 1980, two songs from the band’s lone single released on Buffalo Records, and the previously unreleased London sessions produced by Chandler.

The 2xCD package includes a 24-page booklet with extremely rare photos, show flyers, early press clippings, musician and writer credits, plus the definitive story of the band by acclaimed music writer Gene Sculatti, who called Good ‘n’ Cheap a near-masterpiece when he reviewed it for Creem Magazine in 1972.

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Track Listings

LP 1:
Party Party
Henry Morgan
The Factory
Face Down In The Meadow
Home To You
Song Is Born Of Riff And Tongue
Don't Let Nobody
Runnin' Down To Memphis
Pistol On A Shelf
Night Flight
I'm Gonna Put A Bar In The Back Of My Car (& Drive Myself To Drink)

LP 2:
Horny Old Lady
Scene Of The Crime
Forget About It
Lizard Love
You Lied
She Loves Me
Mover's Lament
Nonnie Nookie No

LP 3:
Goin' To Canada
I Can Call You
Right On Roger
Country Waltz
Give Me What's Mine
Across From Me
Waiting For My Ship
Give And Take
Funky But Clean
I'm Still The Same
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