The Nervous Eaters Still Got It – Video for “Chad” Released Among New Album
Forty years in, and Boston rock pioneers Nervous Eaters are still blowing people away with their passion for rowdy rock ’n roll. The band dropped their newest album Monsters + Angels in November, including a music video for their album track “Chad,” a nostalgic song about yearning for someone from your past.
The video was produced, directed, and edited by Vincent Straggas, and we are met with black-and-white shots of the band in the studio along with footage of them performing the song as if in front of an audience. It’s also filled with vintage-looking “flashbacks” of the girl from the speaker’s past that he is still searching for with her beautiful eyes and blonde hair. “Used to know this girl / She was a lot like me / Kinda lost, but still running free,” lead vocalist and guitarist Steve Cataldo opens.
Formed in the mid-70’s, the Nervous Eaters became the house band for the legendary Boston punk rock club The Rat, where they established themselves as a leading punk rock band in the Northeast, playing with luminaries including The Police, The Ramones, The Cars, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, and many others. After later dissolving the band, Nervous Eaters returned in the mid-80’s and has been revived over the years with various lineups, their current version of the formed in 2018 which includes bassist Brad Hallen (of Ministry, Ric Ocasek and The Joneses), drummer David McLean (of Willie Alexander’s Boom Boom Band) and guitarist/vocalist Adam Sherman (of Private Lightning).
It is evident from this video and album just how much love the band has for their craft, even after all these years. Watch the “Chad” video here, and check out the rest of their album, Monsters + Angels. Find this and more exciting new music on our Alchemical Multigenre Mixdown playlist on YouTube and Spotify.
Emma Page, a recent Journalism graduate of The George Washington University, possesses a passion for music journalism and storytelling in all its forms. Originally from Baltimore, MD, when she is not writing, she can be found at a local concert or making music of her own.