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Dave Edmunds: Subtle as a Flying Mallet

Review by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, December 1975

Perhaps you’re thinking it’s either premature or entirely unwarranted that a relative unknown whose sole claim to fame is a 1970 updating of Smiley Lewis’ ...

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Dave Edmunds: Rockpile

Review by Bud Scoppa, Rolling Stone, 13 April 1972

A YEAR AGO, Englishman Dave Edmunds introduced himself to the rock audience through a scrupulously crafted recording of 'I Hear You Knockin'', once a Fats ...

Dave Edmunds: The Classic Tracks 1968-72

Review by Gary Sperrazza!, Phonograph Record, March 1975

AH, DAVE EDMUNDS! The Welsh producer-songwriter-rock 'n' roller and guitarist extraordinaire. ...

Dave Edmunds: Subtle As A Flying Mallet

Review by Bud Scoppa, Phonograph Record, July 1975

THIS ALBUM is a less unified work by this individualistic Welsh musician-producer than a gathering of tracks in varying modes that Edmunds has recorded since ...

Dave Edmunds: Get It (Swan Song)

Review by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, 9 April 1977

FOR SOME TIME NOW, Dave Edmunds has been nearly legendary. He started as the minor league guitar king of Love Sculpture's 'Sabre Dance' fame, then ...

Around the bend on Stiff Records

Interview by Wayne Robins, Newsday, 24 April 1977

WHAT KIND of record company would use as its motto the phrase "reversing into tomorrow"? Which record company would define its purpose, on its first ...

The Rockpile Tapes

Report and Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, 30 July 1977

DAVE EDMUNDS HAS had his definitive quote on Nick Lowe's talents down pat for a long while now. "There are loads of guys around in ...

Dave Edmunds: Roundhouse, London

Live Review by Tim Lott, Record Mirror, 5 November 1977

SOME PEOPLE said it was too loud, but I wanted it louder, LOUDER, LOUDER. This is rock 'n' roll fury. ...

The Stiff Tour: Stiffs Drugs And Rock 'N' Roll

Report by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 5 November 1977

"SEX AND drugs and rock and and drugs and rock and and drugs and rock and roll..." Hot damn, m'man, Leicester University is ...

Rockpile: Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds Face Off

Interview by Dave Schulps, Trouser Press, August 1978

Rockpile's Alternate Leaders Reveal Differing Strategies for (Riviera) Global Domination ...

Dave Edmunds: Trax On Wax

Review by Paul Rambali, New Musical Express, 2 September 1978

EVERYBODY'S FAVOURITE cult – and an even bigger cult than Nick Lowe, his erstwhile companion in the reversible Rockpile – is the little Welsh rock'n'roller, ...

Dave Edmunds: Never Say Dai

Profile and Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 23 September 1978

Mister DAVE 'Are You Sure Chuck Played It Thaat Way?' EDMUNDS, the celebrated Welsh lickologist, persevered and learned those classic solos note for note. So ...

The Basher Tapes: Nick Lowe Achieves Verbal Dominance of the Free World

Interview by Susan Whitall, Creem, July 1979

I GUESS I WAS almost prepared. The stories in the English papers portraying him as a garrulous kinda guv, the bashful puppydog picture sleeves on ...

Dave Edmunds: New Wave, 1955

Profile and Interview by Dave Schulps, Musician, July 1981

"MUSICALLY, WE didn't find a niche for ourselves. It amounted to a couple of songs from a Nick Lowe album, a couple of songs from ...

Dave Edmunds: "The Human League? Which Ones Are They?"

Interview by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, 3 April 1982

"IT WAS a very weird thing that happened in 1954 or '55 or whenever it was. It was very special and I don't think I'll ...

Dave Edmunds: D.E.7th (Columbia)

Review by Fred Schruers, Musician, June 1982

THE CHORDS in the title of D.E.7th are, of course, a conspicuous pun on the fact that this is Edmunds' seventh solo record. The question ...

Dave Edmunds: D E7th (Columbia)

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, September 1982

A HARDHEARTED TRADITIONALIST with forthright dedication, Dave Edmunds has sought to preserve the classical textuality of rock 'n' roll for 15 years crashing headlong through ...

Dave Edmunds: From Small Things, Mama, Big Things One Day Come!

Interview by Bill Holdship, Creem, September 1982

DAVE EDMUNDS' second biggest pleasure in life seems to be photography. A slim Edmunds (he claims he was horrified when he first saw his paunch ...

Dave Edmunds

Book Excerpt by Phil Hardy, Dave Laing, 'Faber Companion to 20th Century Popular Music', 2001

b. 15 April 1944, Cardiff, Wales ...

Dave Edmunds: Subtle As A Flying Mallet

Review by Terry Staunton, Uncut, July 2008

WAS THERE EVER a more reluctant pop star than Dave Edmunds? The common practice for almost anyone who's scored a big hit is to roll ...

Dave Edmunds: An Interview

Interview by Carl Wiser, Songfacts, 24 June 2015

IT TOOK Dave Edmunds about four months to deconstruct ten famous songs – 'God Only Knows', 'A Whiter Shade Of Pale' and 'Your Song' among ...

see also Nick Lowe

see also Rockpile

see also Love Sculpture


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