Listen to: frirst recording Oct 1976 "Outside View"
                        last recording Feb 1978 "Typwriter Babies"

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Like most kids of our age (15), Brian Chevette and I wanted to be in a rock band.  The fact that we couldn't play and didn't have any instruments never really bothered us.  We decided to call ourselves 'Eater' after a Marc Bolan line - "Tyrannosaurus Rex, the eater of cars", and told all the girls in our school that we had this band.  Girlfriends were suddenly easier to find.  After about two months of writing our imaginary set lists and lyrics to songs that didn't exist, while informing all and sundry of a forthcoming imaginary gig, we decided we'd better get our act together.  A lot of people wanted to see us play! We managed to 'obtain' the necessary guitars, learned a few chords and promptly set about writing tunes to our ever growing bundles of lyrics.  All of them basically speeded up variations of Velvet Underground songs.  We were introduced to Dee Generate through Rat Scabies of The Damned, then auditioned Ian Woodcock on bass.  Our first gig was on November 26, 1976 at The Holdsworth Hall, Manchester with The Buzzcocks supporting.  We were quickly signed up and released our first single 'Outside View' in March 1977.  The next eighteen months were a complete blur of teenage over-indulgence, juvenile decadence and completely arrogant ego tripping, Brilliant!  I'm constantly amazed and very proud of the fact that Eater are still talked about and listened to.   ANDY BLADE

LINKS: Eater Biography Early_Punk_Rock/UK_Punk/
Dee Generate Interview  Eater Discoraphy 1