Music

Dave Edmunds

Sample this concert
  1. 1From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)04:09
  2. 2Dear Dad02:45
  3. 3Sweet Little Lisa03:13
  4. 4Loud Music In Cars03:34
  5. 5Girls Talk03:28
  6. 6Don't Call Me Tonight02:44
  7. 7Queen Of Hearts03:21
  8. 8Band Introduction00:24
  9. 9I Don't Want To Be In Love03:16
  10. 10I Hear You Knockin'02:44
  11. 11Trouble Boys03:13
  12. 12Paralyzed02:59
  13. 13Slippin' Away04:54
  14. 14Information04:08
  15. 15Crawling From The Wreckage03:22
  16. 16Sweet Little Rock 'N' Roller03:35
  17. 17C'mon Everybody04:00
  18. 18Jeanie, Jeanie, Jeanie03:48
  19. 19I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock And Roll)03:03
  20. 20Ju Ju Man03:40
Liner Notes

Dave Edmunds - vocals, guitar; John David - bass; Dave Charles - drums; Billy Bremmer - guitar; Gerriant Watkins - piano

Dave Edmunds, who built a strong reputation as a player, writer, producer and performer between the late 1960s and mid 1990s, is featured here in this radio concert from 1983 that was originally aired nationally on the King Biscuit Flower Hour. This show features a solid collection of pop songs built around old time rock 'n' roll riffs. Edmunds was returning to New York City, one of his strongest markets, while promoting the album Information. He had assembled a great backing band that included former co-member of Rockpile, Billy Bremner.

This tour was a musical departure for Edmunds, who up to this point had either made his albums himself or had worked in the studio with his other Rockpile alumnus, Nick Lowe. For Information, Edmunds worked with Electric Light Orchestra leader Jeff Lynne, who had begun making his mark as a record producer with the Traveling Wilburys, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and Elton John. Lynne pushed Edmunds into a more modern sound for this album and the results are mixed. Still, there were several strong songs that came out of the collaboration, the biggest being "Slippin' Away," which became a big radio hit for Edmunds.

In addition to material from the recent record release, the show features several Edmunds classics, including "From Small Things (Big Things One Day Grow)," "Girls Talk" (originally written for Elvis Costello), "Queen Of Hearts" (a hit for Juice Newton), "I Hear You Knockin'," "Paralyzed," "Crawling From The Wreckage" and his signature Rockpile song "I Knew The Bride (When She Used To Rock And Roll)."

Edmunds brings his initial set to a close with two early rock classics: Chuck Berry's "Sweet Little Rock N' Roller" and the Eddie Cochran rocker "C'mon Everybody," proving he was still one of the best guitarists on the rock scene.