Ten-Midnight got an insight from John ‘Eddie‘ Edwards (Drummer with the Vibrators) into what songs inspired and shaped his musical life.
The first record I bought in 1960 and it’s a great sing-along, with jokey lyrics. I loved it when I was a kid and still do. Recorded live too.
Do records come any better? Great guitar riff, sleazy vocals and from lads in Muswell Hill, up the road from my own Grandparents, genius.
Geoff Beck and Jimmy Page on Guitars and they had that cool look, another great slab of 60’s Rock’N’Roll.
Song: The Who- My Generation.
Another classic with great lyrics and THAT guitar feedback thing, the stutter was a stroke of genius too.
They did double A sides in the sixties and this had two songs which anyone else would die to have written plus that voice! Van Morrison at his best.
Just such soft gentle lyrics from a band that could rock better than anyone. I always could empathise with Ronnie Lane lyrics rather all that hippy drippy stuff that the like of Bowie did at the time.
Again what an album, so English , so eccentric and what a great singer Steve Marriott was.
I loved that bass riff and Charlie’s pounding drums. Crazy lyrics but I could relate to them.
Not bad for an opener on your first album, eh? We played it at the start of the Vibrators and it got the ball rolling for us too. We used to start the first set with it with Knox on his own then all of us rushing on for the chorus, fun.
Bands will be playing this in a hundred year and still people will dance and go crazy. Like John Lennon said, before Chuck there was nothing.
Favourite song ever: Jimi Hendrix- Voodoo Child [Slight return]
It is probably Jimi Hendrix- Voodoo Child [Slight return] It totally freaked me out when I got the album [A month before release as a mates dad worked for the record company] and I’ve yet to hear anything to compare, so much violence and yet love and a mash of conflicting emotions, unbelievable sound.
Favourite song that you have been musically involved in: The Vibrators – Automatic Lover (from the V2 album)
Really hard to say what my favourite song to work on is. Let’s say V2 with Vic Maile producing as I learned so much about playing in the studio from him, not just that album but over the years. Good man Vic and a sad loss.