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Greatest Hits

by Eddy Band

Lost Americana giants who flew too close to the sun. Revered in their time, by the turn of the millennium they were mostly forgotten. But their classics hold up, guileless and heartbreaking.
Genre: Rock: Americana
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Wreckerman
4:59 $0.66
2. Amarillo
4:07 $0.66
3. Shreveport
3:47 $0.66
4. Forgot the Way
3:48 $0.66
5. Redeemer
3:40 $0.66
6. O Blessed Love
3:48 $0.66
7. Not Today
4:19 $0.66
8. Number One
4:42 $0.66
9. Forgotten Son
3:26 $0.66
10. River Road
3:08 $0.66
11. Sin Crowd
4:33 $0.66
12. Birmingham
3:23 $0.66
13. What's the Use
3:53 $0.66
14. We're Gone
3:18 $0.66
15. Girl Who Disappeared
2:57 $0.66
16. Then It's You
2:50 $0.66
17. Hell Got Hold
2:33 $0.66
18. Any Kind of Love
3:41 $0.66
19. The Take
4:07 $0.66
20. Should Have Known
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Album Notes
songs 1, 3, 6, 8, 10, 13, 15, 17, 19 © Bob Hate & Chet Hix,
songs 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 14, 16 18, 20 © Bob Hate & Stephen Thomas,
song 11 © Bob Hate
song 5 © Bob Hate, Chet Hix & Stephen Thomas.

Musicians: Bob Hate, Chet Hix, Stephen Thomas, Buck Rudo, Jim Koch, Dave Lemonds, & David Whitlock.

Recordings by: Jim Koch, Peter Young, Dave Lemonds, & Eric Delegard.

The Eddy Band roared out of Texas in the mid-nineties on the strength of hits
like the downbeat highway anthem “Shreveport” and the psychobilly-meets
arena-rock of “Sin Crowd.” To the cognoscenti, it was always simply Eddy,
also the name of the nomadic character at the center of the band's songs.

“It was a concept with a small C,” Chet Hix recalled, speaking from an
undisclosed location. “We followed through on it even after we'd sort of
forgotten about it. Eddy was a band, but at the same time it was this made-up
guy we were writing about.”

By 1996, the band had reached critical mass. The lineup featured Hix
(whose erratic behavior included going AWOL for a number of important
dates), band founder, singer and guitarist Bob Hate, guitarist Stephen Thomas,
and bass player Buck Rudo. But precisely at the point when the band was
wowing audiences and music scribes, The Eddy Band disappeared.

“We'd crossed the Rubicon,” Hix said. “There's a line, and, once you've crossed it,
you're just cashing in. It wasn't about the music anymore. We were all out of
our minds a little bit. Success is a hell of a drug.”

For 15 years, the band released no new music.

“We weren't exactly speaking to each other,” Hix said. “I don't really know what
the rest of the guys were doing [during that time]. Once I heard Buck was flying
planes for the CIA. That sounded about right.”

Then, to the astonishment of the music world, The Eddy Band reemerged in 2011
with “Six Foot Length of Rope,” a startling collection of new material and greatest hits.
Somehow, the band had managed to pick up where it left off without losing a step.

The reunion was also notable for its turbulence.

“Everyone had a score to settle,” Hix explained. “You've got open sores that
festered for 15 years, right? There was lots of [expletive]-talking going on in
the studio. And that got out of hand. We just went to our corners, so to speak,
after that, and then gradually we started working again, but long distance.”

Again, against all odds and reason, the band has reportedly finished a new disc,
tentatively titled “Spanish for Medicine.” Hix confirmed that it will be The Eddy
Band's swan song. “It's all new material, I think,” Hix said. “I never know what
the tracks are going to be until it's out. I’m just happy when I recognize a few tunes.

During the band's long hiatus, the internet arrived in full force, making new
fans for the band around the world.

“In Belgium, we're pretty much gods,” Hix pointed out. “Fiji, Kenya, you
name it. We're like the Stones in Norway. The downloads add up.”

So why is The Eddy Band calling it a day, now that the band's popularity is at
an all-time high?

“Ask Bob,” Hix said. “There's no Eddy without Bob. We spoke a few times about
it, but his mind's made up. I wish him the best. I mean, the guy saved my life
in 28 states. We’ve got our [expletive]-you money. I've done all right for a guy
who was living in a bus station 20 years ago.”



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