Consumer Guide Album
Eddie and the Hot Rods: Life on the Line [Island, 1977]
I'm not inclined to get judgmental here. It's true that Eddie's sunlamp tan and health-club bod make him the logical successor to Shaun Cassidy. True too that the teen-militant lyrics are strictly rote, and that their hooks hardly compare with Mann & Weil's. Still, this is quite a bit solider than any album Paul Revere and the Raiders or the Dave Clark Five ever made--not counting greatest hits collections, of course.