Thursday, June 2, 2016

E•I•E•I•O



E•I•E•I•O...est.1983

...the most joyous chunks of randy rock & soul on either side of the midnight hour...

...A dynamic collection of locomotive rock & twang...
 

-rolling stone magazine.

...by turning down the pretentious introspection, cracking up the fun, and infusing their records with sheer exuberance, they are strictly a cut above the competition....

-spin magazine.

The huge success of their albums, Land Of Opportunity and That Love Thang, left an indelible mark on the independent music industry. This lead them out on the road touring with and influencing some of the worlds biggest bands while songs like Hey Cecelie, and Tear It Down burned their way up the charts.

E•I•E•I•O members strive to make the music as accessible and enjoyable as ever. With a style considered by many as a cross between country, blues, punk and old time rock and roll, labels like roots rockers, and alternative became synonymous with their name. To their benefit E•I•E•I•O remains on the rock and roll side of the cross genre, and their staying power lies within their talented writing and their high caliber of musicianship.

With three albums out and their 4th on the way, fans continue to pack the venues where ever they perform. Come see why E•I•E•I•O is one of the best bands to ever emerge from Middle America.


1. [1985] Land Of Opportunity (2010 Reissue)


This smashing debut recording by the one of the worst-named bands in Wisconsin history (if not all of rock & roll) is economical at ten songs, but there are no clunkers on board. E•I•E•I•O's Land Of Opportunity takes its inspiration from rockabilly and roots rock, but is not confined by the stifling mannerisms of those genres. Vocalist and songwriter Steve Summers' rich melodic voice often comes close to a country-esque yelp, but never gives in to stereotypical nostalgia, even with nearly all of the songs' subject matter somehow relating to travel. Guitarists Rob Harding and Mike Hoffman (who left the band before the recording of That Love Thang) are razor sharp, especially on the breakneck "Go West Young Man." Summers and the band's other songwriter, bassist Richard Szeluga, rarely co-wrote songs, and their individual tastes keep the album's perspective interesting and fresh. The compact disc release added two songs from the "Go West Young Man" 12" single. Review by Kurt Edwards

01 - This Time
02 - Hello Heartache
03 - Get Back To Arkansas
04 - Tear It Down
05 - Me And Jesus Christ
06 - Go West Young Man
07 - Every Word True
08 - White Lines, Blue Skies, Black Top
09 - Blue Mountaintop
10 - The Middle Of November
11 - When The Stars Are Out And The Moon Is High
12 - No Father In The Family

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2. [1988] That Love Thang


Following their awesome debut ("Land Of Opportunity" in 1985), E•I•E•I•O tweaked their sound a bit for 1988's "That Love Thang" with the addition of horns to some songs and a hint of funkiness to tunes like the title track and "Hey Cecelie." Still, the essential sound remained intact and this album is only slightly less incredible than the first. Songs like "Ya Ya Love", "Where You Go" and "You Can't Stay Here" (which wasn't on the vinyl version) rock hard. "Words Falling Down", "Sea Of Light" and "Across The Tracks" are as good as anything the band ever did. No band this good should be this unknown and unappreciated. - Amazon

01 - Hey Cecelie
02 - Words Falling Down
03 - Crack Crack Crack
04 - Ya Ya Love
05 - Andy Warhold's Dead But I'm Not
06 - You Can't Stay Here
07 - That Love Thang
08 - Sea Of Light
09 - Where You Go
10 - Gonna Get Gone
11 - Across The Tracks
12 - Brother Michael

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3. [2007] EIEIO


This eponymous release is different than the band's early jangly sound, to be sure, but at the same time there's no mistaking this as the same group of guys that produced irresistibly fun numbers like "Crack Crack Crack," "Go West Young Man" and "Hey Cecilie" (look up the latter on YouTube, you won't be sorry).

While new songs like "Red Hot Rebel" and "Rock 'n' Roll Legs" are primarily exercises in testing out the strength of E•I•E•I•O's amplifiers and their ability to crank out Stray-Cats-on-steroids-type jams, thoughtful tunes like "Time" and "Cold November Streets," along with down-home rockers like "½ Way To Carolina," recall the band's country-fried first album fondly.

I gotta say, when I heard it, I was speechless. Not so much because it is a great album on its own - it does have its flaws - but because it was so unexpected and so full of, well, the spirit of rock 'n' roll. It filled my CD player for quite some time and continues to be a collection of tunes worth going back to. Review by Kevin Gibson


01 - Rock 'n' Roll Legs
02 - Red Hot Rebel
03 - Don't Take Me Down
04 - Come Fly With Me
05 - She's Trouble
06 - Ain't She Square
07 - Cold November Streets
08 - Time
09 - Heart Of Stone
10 - Hot Rod Wind
11 - ½ Way To Carolina
12 - Dust In Your Heart

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2 comments:

  1. many thanks for E•I•E•I•O particurally the 2010 reissue of first album

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    1. No worries luis, enjoy and thanks for dropping by and leaving a comment, appreciate it.

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