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Friday 18 April 2014

A Rocking Septuagenarian

George  and Walter both posted tracks on Tuesday to commemorative the 70th birthday of Sir Dave Edmunds.
Coincidentally, or otherwise, I recently purchased his 1979 album on Swan Song  Records  Repeat When Necessary and thought this was as good a time as any to play a couple of tracks from it.
He is joined by the Rockpile boys - Nick Lowe, Terry Williams and Billy Bremner ( the guitarist as opposed to the late red haired Scottish footballer who could cause a fight in an empty room).
I have featured his versions of Elvis Costello's Girls Talk and Graham Parker's Crawling from the Wreckage.

Walter has also mentioned Dave Edmunds in his excellent What Happened to Pub Rock series and he may well have posted these tracks.
If so, I'm sure that he would have no objection to them being featured again.
Oh, and I have maybe been a bit previous about Dave's knighthood but I'm sure it is only a matter of time.

Dave Edmunds - Girls Talk

Dave Edmunds -Crawling From The Wreckage


  1. can rely on Sir Dave to give us some good tunes and excellent guitar

  2. Sir Dave Edmunds, it does have a certain ring to it. Great tunes, prefer his version to Costello's.

  3. I think I agree with you there Scott - on both counts

  4. Very good choice, CC. I couldn't make it better. RWN is one of Sir Dave's highlights and show again what I miss sometimes these days. Have a nice easter weekend. Walter

  5. And one more word before I leave to watch the Bundesliga conference with my brother. My Dad told me long long years ago that Billy Bremner (the football player) was one of the best midfielders in their time. He had his best times at Leeds United in the 70s. So I will have a toast to him with my first beer.

  6. He was indeed a great player Walter but was a bit tempramental
    Hope your team wins