The Eat has arguably been one of the most influential punk rock bands in Florida. Its particular brand of earnest rock and roll hinged on a careful balance of not particularly giving a damn and black Irish humor coupled with great musicianship. It has thankfully enjoyed a resurgence in popularity after Jello Biafra's Alternative Tentacles Records did the band justice releasing the It's Not the Eat, It's the Humidity compilation album back in 2007. The band's original releases enjoy ridiculous sums in the collector's market.
With the O'Brien brothers at the helm, the Eat penned the punk rock classic "Communist Radio," but it is the group's odes to the horse races, football, and baseball that bring us here today. Guitarist and singer Eddie O'Brien has been involved with numerous musical projects since moving to Miami in the late '60s and is a sports fan's fan; feeling the ebb and flow of South Florida's franchises.
We had a chance to discuss sports with him and this is how it went.More »