Monday, 22 October 2007
Edwyn Collins Special
The Campaign for Real Rock:
Following on from the laudable example of Ally over at Dusty 7’s.
Here’s my Edwyn Collins memorabilia.
I’m afraid I never got to see Orange Juice live and got into them via them being mentioned by all C86 bands (Wedding Present etc) I liked.
I finally got to see Edwyn solo in 1990’s after “Girl like you” had conquered the world (well most of Europe). The gig was excellent except he fell into the rock star trap that I’ve mentioned before; he threw away the hit by playing a speeded funked up version which disappointed most of the crowd. It was still good though. I think he had Steve Cook from v’pistols on drums.
I think it must have been at this gig I got my fave piece of rock junk, my poems on the underground spoof placard. EC trenchant views on outdoor festival where made long before Glastonbury was GLASTO.
It’s probably even more apt now.
Out of this world:
The last time I saw EC was in rather more intimate setting. It was in the basement of a Thai restaurant on Stokey High st. It was probably 2002-3, Andy what’s his name Jonathon Ross’ radio 2 sidekick was promoting gigs at the “Barracuda” I think it’s called. So me, BLBW and the Delightful L got their early and had some TomYum and got our seats downstairs. What followed was just fantastic Edwyn played the set bellow unaccompanied, less than 15 feet from us (to a crowd of 20-30).
I’ve not posted any tracks as basically even though his new lp is consistently good (I particularly like the track Leviathan), the guy's had 2 strokes so if you like his music go and buy it, it’s the least you can do.