Eddy Detroit

Immortal Gods

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This originally self-released album came out in 1982 and features members of the Sun City Girls backing eccentric singer/songwriter Eddie Detroit. Reissued on CD, this album is a great and fair to say staggering insight into the Phoenix, AZ, underground post-punk scene of that year -- a year that also produced the Sun City Girls-affiliated Paris 1914, who featured Moe Tucker of the Velvet Underground fame, not to mention an early Meat Puppets -- makings some of their finest acid rock in the same city. For all their waywardness and deranged Captain Beefheart-inspired improvisation and prank experimental tendencies, the Sun City Girls proved to be a killer backing band for the idiosyncratic soul of Eddie Detroit. Immortal Gods is certainly deserving of the underground-classic status it receives in collector's circles, and thanks to Majora it is available on CD.

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