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TGIF Rock-n-Roll Oldies: Dave Edmunds 1970
Reaganite Republican ^ | January 28, 2011 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 01/28/2011 12:32:43 PM PST by Reaganite Republican



Dave Edmunds is a Welsh singer, guitarist and record producer. Although he is primarily associated with Pub rock and New Wave, he had numerous hits in the 1970s and early 1980s, while displaying a consistent tendency towards 50s-style, guitar-driven rock n roll.

As a teenager Edmunds first played with a band called The Edmunds Bros Duo with his older brother Geoff in 1954, both playing piano. The brothers later went on to play in various bands throughout the 50s and early 60s.

In 1966, Edmunds shifted to a more blues-rock sound, to form the short lived Human Beans, a band that played mostly in London and on the UK university circuit. In 1967 the band recorded a cover of "Morning Dew" that failed to chart. 

After just eighteen months the core of 'Human Beans' formed a new band called Love Sculpture that scored a quasi-novelty Top 5 hit by reworking Khachaturian's classical piece "Sabre Dance" as a speed-crazed rock number, inspired by Keith Emerson's classical rearrangements. "Sabre Dance" became a hit after garnering the enthusiastic attention of influential British DJ John Peel.

Dave Edmunds then went solo and immediately enjoyed a UK smash #1 hit in 1970 with "I Hear You Knocking", a Smiley Lewis cover (featured below). The recording also reached #4 in the U.S., making it Edmunds's biggest hit by far. It sold an monstrous three million copies, and was awarded a gold disc. I myself have loved this song since the first time I heard it -at nine years old- and never tire of hearing it to this day.

Edmunds had intended to record Wilbert Harrison's "Let's Work Together", but when he was beaten to that song by Canned Heat, he adapted the arrangement he intended to use for it to "I Hear You Knocking", producing a highly original remake....


Dave Edmunds:I Hear You Knocking - 1970

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TOPICS: History; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: music; oldies; rock; video

1 posted on 01/28/2011 12:32:46 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Thanks for posting this; I’m a fan. Dave Edmunds is Plugged In.


2 posted on 01/28/2011 12:39:42 PM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: rhoda_penmark

He is awesome, Rhoda- I love his version of “Girls Talk” by Elvis Costello and Chuck Berry’s “Promised Land” too

Lot of good bands out of Wales... it’s not just Tom Jones lol
Steppenwolf comes to mind as well-


3 posted on 01/28/2011 12:43:59 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

I like Dave Edmunds especially “I hear you knocking” !


4 posted on 01/28/2011 12:51:08 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: Reaganite Republican

I really liked the Rockpilee collaboration w/Nick Lowe. What’s funnier than “Knife and Fork” on the “Seconds of Pleasure” album? (first ex-husband’s band used to play that back in the ‘80s.)

I still have most of this stuff on vinyl but had to replace some with CDs - now copied to the mobile device for office cubicle listening. :-)

Thanks again... there is of course a misconception that all conservatives listen to Lawrence Welk. LOL


5 posted on 01/28/2011 12:57:55 PM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: CORedneck

Yep, that video’s right here- loved it since I was nine lol

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/2011/01/tgif-rock-n-roll-oldies-dave-edmunds_28.html


6 posted on 01/28/2011 12:58:16 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: CORedneck

“Crawling From the Wreckage” is a great song!


7 posted on 01/28/2011 12:58:16 PM PST by I Buried My Guns (Novare Res!)
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To: I Buried My Guns

Yes, it is indeed. Thanks to you guys, I think I’m going to go home and have a psycho-billy weekend. ;-)


8 posted on 01/28/2011 1:06:20 PM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: rhoda_penmark

Oh, Edmunds DEFINITELY has a sense of humor... and they were often laughing and smirking on stage

To those typifying conservatives as this and that, I might tell them Todd Rundgren and Alice Cooper are conservatives, among others... and Alice is a born again Christian too

I like Jerry Reed, A LOT... maybe that makes me the guy Obama warned you about lol


9 posted on 01/28/2011 1:15:46 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

Steppenwolf was very American, actually.


10 posted on 01/28/2011 1:25:52 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: I Buried My Guns

Forgot about that one.....awesome tune. Has more energy than a nuclear power plant.


11 posted on 01/28/2011 1:27:22 PM PST by RightOnline
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To: Reaganite Republican

Nope, Todd Rundgren <> Conservative. Never even married his first 2 childrens’ baby-mama.


12 posted on 01/28/2011 1:38:43 PM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: Reaganite Republican

Nope, Todd Rundgren <> Conservative. Never even married his first 2 childrens’ baby-mama.


13 posted on 01/28/2011 1:38:52 PM PST by rhoda_penmark
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To: I Buried My Guns
“Crawling From the Wreckage” is a great song!

My absolute favorite Dave Edmunds song ever!

’cause when I’m disconnected from the driving wheel
I’m only half the man I should be
But metal hitting metal isn’t all I feel
And everything is good as
It possibly could be

Now, who can argue with that?

14 posted on 01/28/2011 1:40:57 PM PST by Bloody Sam Roberts (Tyrants flourish only when they achieve a standing army, an enslaved press, and a disarmed populace.)
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To: RightOnline

Brain fart, my bad lol

I meant to say BADFINGER... they are Welsh, I always mix up those two bands’ names for some reason...my whole life, mental block of some sort!

http://reaganiterepublicanresistance.blogspot.com/2010/06/tgif-rock-n-roll-oldies-badfinger-1970.html


15 posted on 01/28/2011 2:01:00 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

Been there... done that... multiple cars lol


16 posted on 01/28/2011 2:02:36 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: rhoda_penmark

I read somewhere he expressed respect for the TEA Party... at least a fiscal conservative then


17 posted on 01/28/2011 2:04:49 PM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: rhoda_penmark

Got to see him play with Ringo Starr a while back...front row ! ... even caught the towel he threw out...look on youtube for live Rockpile stuff...incredible !


18 posted on 01/28/2011 2:06:41 PM PST by magritte ("There are moments, Jeeves, when one asks oneself "Do trousers matter?")
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To: Reaganite Republican
My favorite Edmund's tune

Dave Edmunds - From Small Things (Big Things One Day Come)

19 posted on 01/28/2011 4:24:22 PM PST by Kid Shelleen (Beat your plowshares into swords. Let the weak say I am strong)
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To: Reaganite Republican

“I Hear You Knocking”-Of course I could immediately hear the song in my head, and I know the name Dave Edmunds, but if you had asked me who did that song before I read your post, I couldn’t have told you.


20 posted on 01/28/2011 8:29:18 PM PST by GATOR NAVY ("The bigger the government, the smaller the citizen." -Dennis Prager)
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To: GATOR NAVY

I love that slide guitar... awesome


21 posted on 01/29/2011 4:39:32 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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To: Kid Shelleen

Thanks Kid... love it


22 posted on 01/29/2011 4:42:56 AM PST by Reaganite Republican
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