Nervous Eaters

  • Nervous Eaters
  • Nervous Eaters (Elektra) 1980 
  • Hot Steel and Acid (Ace of Hearts) 1986 
  • Eat This! (Sp. No Tomorrow) 2003 
  • Eaterville #2 (Sp. Penniman) 2020 
  • Monsters + Angels (Wicked Cool) 2022 

This Boston quartet had long been a local critics’ choice; after this major-label record brought them a national hearing, it’s hard to understand why. Nervous Eaters is an awfully tame set of J. Geils-like R&B and Hall and Oates-style soul. Silly marketing ploy: teeth marks embossed on the cover.

[Ira Robbins]