Pub rock was a British musical genre which endured from the early 1970s to the early 80s. It’s a genre that is defined less by a specific musical style than by the venues that the bands played in: London pubs that featured live music, often in a room downstairs from the main bar, where patrons drank and danced.
The Tally Ho pub in Kentish Town is generally considered the birthplace of the scene, which started when American band Eggs Over Easy – who had migrated from the Bay Area to London and couldn’t get any gigs – managed to persuade the landlord to let them play there and replaced the traditional jazz music that the pub had previously featured.
01. What’s So Funny About Peace Love and Understanding – Brinsley Schwarz
02. She Does It Right – Dr Feelgood
03. Coast to Coast – Ducks Deluxe
04. The Mumble Rumble & The Cocktail Rock – Kilburn and the High Roads
05. Switchboard Susan – Mickey Jupp
06. How Long – Ace
07. Teenage Depression – Eddie and the Hot Rods
08. Three Times Enough – Nine Below Zero
09. Back on the Train – Electric Bluebirds
10. Caledonia – Bees Make Honey