DAVE EDMUNDS Get It (1977), Tracks On Wax 4 (1978), College Radio Network Presents Dave Edmunds and Rockpile (1978), Odds & Edmunds + Rockpile’s “Born Fighters” Documentary

Get It (1977)
Tracks On Wax 4 (1978)
College Radio Network Presents Dave Edmunds And Rockpile (Promo, 1978)
Odds & Edmunds (A Bonus Hour Of Dave)
Speaking Of Dave Edmunds…

I suspect Santa is pretty fed up with my yearly letters begging for Deluxe reissues of these two essential entries in Dave Edmunds’ catalog. For years I’ve purposely refrained from shiving many a derelict hobo just to stay on his ‘good list’ for the promise of these CDs alone. But, so far… no dice. These early 90s issues have been updated in the ’00s, but not the track lists, which just seems impossible considering Edmunds’ long time producer/artist status. I’ve been an Edmunds man since day one – the old Love Sculpture LPs, 1972’s (pre-Rockpile) Rockpile,  Subtle As A Flying Mallet, the Stardust soundtrack that found Dave performing as The (pre-Stray Cats) Stray Cats… leading up to one of my unforgettable concert moments, catching Elvis Costello and Nick Lowe on their first joint tour of America (along with Mink Deville), and nearly shitting my pants when an unannounced Dave Edmunds walked out on stage. My girlfriend thought I was having a seizure. Of course, Rockpile (the band) and Nick Lowe fans should be on board with these releases, too, since Lowe & Edmunds colluded on a lot of this material. The College Radio Network Presents Dave Edmunds and Rockpile promo-only Lp, was issued to help plug Tracks On Wax 4. It offers up some cool interview segments, as Dave explains the curious Rockpile band/leader set-up, as well as how some of Nick & Dave’s songwriting took shape. It’s interesting now to hear how much fun Dave was having in Rockpile, in light of the acrimony that would later set in. This is a vinyl rip, of course, and was a prized possession back in the 70s for the unreleased live version of “I Hear You Knocking” (recorded at the Bottom Line in NYC). Find newer versions of Get It & Tracks On Wax 4 at Amazon.

Get Out Of Denver (2:17)
I Knew The Bride (2:58)
Back To School Days (2:47)
Here Comes The Weekend (2:00)
Worn Out Suits, Brand New Pockets (2:26)
Where Or When (2:21)
Ju Ju Man (3:24)
Git It (2:20)
Let’s Talk About Us (2:13)
What Did I Do Last Night (1:56)
Hey Good Lookin’ (1:48)
Little Darlin’ (3:19)
My Baby Left Me (1:57)

Trouble Boys (3:02)
Never Been In Love (2:30)
Not A Woman, Not A Child (3:23)
Television (3:22)
What Looks Best On You (2:29)
Readers Wives (3:13)
Deborah (2:40)
Thread Your Needle (3:30)
A.1. On The Jukebox (3:14)
It’s My Own Business (3:58)
Heart Of The City (live) (3:04)

Introduction (0:16)
Quotes (2:50)
It’s My Own Business / Interview (8:24)
Deborah / Interview (5:08)
Never Been In Love (2:31)
Interview (2:32)
A.1. On The Jukebox / Interview (5:43)
I Hear You Knocking (Live) (2:51)

Odds & Edmunds
Odds & Ends With No Rhyme Or Reason

UPGRADED This little bonus comes with a disclaimer, since I didn’t bother to do any research on this stuff or bother looking for additional oddities. A few of the b-sides may have found their way onto CD compilations over the years (1970’s “I Hear You Knocking” b-side, “Black Bill,” has), while Nick & Dave’s Everly Brothers covers are bonus tracks from Rockpile’s Seconds Of Pleasure CD. “London Is A Lonely Town,” from Pepples Vol. 4, is a great Beach Boy-ish re-write of “New York’s A Lonely Town” – a song Dave also released as a b-side to “Where Or When.” Many are already familiar with DE’s Porky’s Revenge soundtrack work. The Stardust soundtrack material, featuring Dave as the fictional “Stray Cats,” is what’s been upgraded, as we previously had lacking vinyl rips – now replaced with bonus track versions from the Subtle As A Flying Mallet remaster. If nothing else, these odds and ends might fill in a few gaps in your collection. Feel free to include any corrections or additional information in comments. The new Subtle As A Flying Mallet is at Amazon, HERE.

Black Bill (3:04) – B-Side To “I Hear You Knocking,” 1970
Need A Shot Of Rhythm And Blues (2:20) – Stardust Soundtrack, 1975
Make Me Good (2:42) – Stardust Soundtrack, 1975
Let It Be Me (2:38) – Stardust Soundtrack, 1975
Some Other Guy (2:18) – Stardust Soundtrack, 1975
C’mon Little Dixie (3:33) – Stardust Soundtrack, 1975
When Will I Be Loved (2:55) – Stardust Soundtrack, 1975
Da Doo Ron Ron (2:14) – Stardust Soundtrack, 1975
London Is A Lonely Town (2:28) – Pebbles Vol. 4, 1976
New York’s A Lonely Town (2:08) – B-Side To “Where Or When,” 1976
As Lovers Do (3:03) – B-Side To “Here Comes The Weekend,” 1976
Boys Talk (2:30) – B-Side To “Singing The Blues,” 1980
Take A Message To Mary (2:28) – Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds Sing The Everly Brothers EP, 1980
Crying In The Rain (2:04) – Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds Sing The Everly Brothers EP, 1980
Poor Jenny (2:29) – Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds Sing The Everly Brothers EP, 1980
When Will I Be Loved (2:15) – Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds Sing The Everly Brothers EP, 1980
High School Nights (3:16) – Porky’s Revenge Soundtrack, 1985
Do You Want To Dance (2:33) – Porky’s Revenge Soundtrack, 1985
Queen Of The Hop (2:16) – Porky’s Revenge Soundtrack, 1985
Porky’s Revenge! (4:42) – Porky’s Revenge Soundtrack, 1985
High School Nights (Reprise) (2:27) – Porky’s Revenge Soundtrack, 1985


  • Willard
    September 26, 2012 - 14:27 | Permalink

    Search HERE

  • Anonymous
    September 26, 2012 - 16:10 | Permalink

    ..Terrific! i have long had ‘Trax Wax 4’ cover – no LP… i threw it on the turntable in desperation. Sound terrible! ..except the drums…. This will help -sound-tacularly.. Thanks! .. ~junko

  • Joe
    September 26, 2012 - 17:12 | Permalink

    These are so sweet! Been a huge Dave Edmunds fan for years! Great to hear these – some for the first time!

  • Duke!
    September 26, 2012 - 17:48 | Permalink

    This is excellent – I, too, have been an Edmunds fans for decades. The vinyl copy of Seconds of Pleasure had the Everlys’ covers as 45 RPM singles – nice touch.


    • Willard
      September 26, 2012 - 17:56 | Permalink

      Still have mine.

  • Steve
    September 26, 2012 - 20:52 | Permalink

    As a rabid Rockpile fan, I’m pleasantly surprised to see this promo LP — I’ve never even heard of this, let alone listened to it. Thanks SO much for the heads up!! Like you, I’d love to see Dave’s catalog get a deluxe makeover — even a well thought out Rockpile box set would be much appreciated if they were able to license both Dave’s and Nick’s solo material from that period. (Bonus points if it included an official DVD of the Born Fighters documentary.)

  • Willard
    September 26, 2012 - 21:01 | Permalink

    Well… I’m pleasantly surprised to hear about the Born Fighters doc. Had never heard of it. So, since it’s on YouTube, it’s now added to the post. Many thanks.

  • Duncan Walls
    September 27, 2012 - 00:16 | Permalink

    Thanks for this Motherlode of Dave. There’s a few I have yet to find in MP3 so I’ll bite. I, too had the Promo Live Lp and cherished it as I did the Stardust S/T (why doesn’t this and ‘That’ll be the day get re-issued on DVD here in the states? Why is that soundtrack so hard to find?They were great movies at the time, though surely I’ll repent that statement on second viewing, I’d like to chance at least. Hell, I thought they were the best things David Essex did. I even liked HIS second LP (also called ‘Stardust’) with the fuller versions of several tracks from the movie. Haven’t EVER been able to score THAT one on line. I always loved the Parrot/US Love Sculpture LP (more than the first Rare Earth release, though I grew to like that later one)…even had the ‘Sabre Dance’ and ‘Farandole’ shorter promo 45 edits (THOSE are hard to find now). ‘Porky’s Revenge’ S/T is a hidden treasure for more than just Dave, too. Pre-Honeydrippers run through for Robert Plant and an odd Harrison song by (my memory fades here…) that Harrison did only on the Rumanian Orphans Benefit LP/CD). Saw DAve solo about six years ago on acoustic (playing most of his Swansong hits etc plus Mozart!?!) until that encore when he played ‘Sabre Dance’ on electric to a CD backing track. Awesome night.

    • Willard
      September 27, 2012 - 09:23 | Permalink

      I was the same way, I liked Stardust in its day but am a bit leery of how it might look today. Would still like to give it a shot. Would have loved to have seen Dave acoustic. Only caught Rockpile about 3 times. One time, opening for Blondie, they were late getting out on stage and Nick had a piss spot on front of his pants, like he didn’t have time to shake it before zipping up. It forever became known as a Lowe Spot in my circle of pals. Thanks Duncan.

  • arclight
    September 27, 2012 - 10:03 | Permalink

    Excellent selections, W. Thank you.

  • Steve
    September 27, 2012 - 11:28 | Permalink

    Sadly, I never got see Rockpile live. First time I saw Dave was on the D.E. 7th tour, after Rockpile had already called it a day. But DE7 is right up there with Get It as my favorite Edmunds album — I absolutely love the horns, and it’s a fantastic batch of songs.

  • Newman
    September 27, 2012 - 12:50 | Permalink

    Yeah Buddy!!! All the loose ends gathered together on one LP! I especially love the Stardust tracks as I loved the movie and only had these tracks on vinyl, until now. Willard you are the absolute best.

    Keep On Rockin’
    Love Newman

  • September 27, 2012 - 12:50 | Permalink

    I’ve been blown away by Dave since college, when “Get It” was a new album, and the 1st one I heard. Bought everything of his since. Tried to sing, write, play guitar like him from time to time, but there’s only one Dave Edmunds. I like his idea of moving forward by looking back, and can mimic a Phil Spector or Sun records production like nobody else. I’m looking forward to watching the documentary. Thanks again for these fantastic additions. Paul McC

  • Willard
    September 27, 2012 - 13:20 | Permalink

    First time I heard his debut solo album, Rockpile, in 71, I was trying to imitate him immediately. Unlike you, I learned real fast to give up trying. I see you’re still recording and releasing tracks like a madman at your place (http://mcclellandmusic.blogspot.com) for going on 5 years now. Thanks, as always, for stopping by.

  • September 27, 2012 - 14:10 | Permalink

    Thanks so much for the heap o’ Dave, He clearly touched a lot of people. I also completely agree on the need for deluxe editions–especially the Swan Song-era stuff.

    I was privliged to have seen Rockpile once and Dave many times solo at a lovely little joint in Chicago called the Park West. Even saw him open for label-mates Bad Company at the old Chicago Stadium in 1977 if you can believe that.

    They/he never failed me.

  • forked tongue
    September 27, 2012 - 16:37 | Permalink

    Ah, a chance to be pedantic! That tour with Mink deVille may have been Elvis and Nick’s first US tour together, but EC and the Attractions had done one previously. I’m not sure whether Nick had toured the USA with Brinsley Schwartz, but they did at least play a New York show.

  • Willard
    September 27, 2012 - 16:45 | Permalink

    Thanks… I’ll get equally pedantic and subtly alter the text, thanks.

  • September 27, 2012 - 17:25 | Permalink

    Agreed, a great collection of Dave Edmunds stuff here. Went to see him at U of Maryland he canceled. I caught him for an autograph session and noted to him that he blew off our concert. “Sorry about that mate,” he said.

  • Paul McClelland
    September 27, 2012 - 21:42 | Permalink

    Thank you, Willard. Always a pleasure to visit your site, as I do most every day. There are 2 classic “Everly Bros” songs, or should I say , potential Everly hits on these 2 albums. “Here come the weekend” is classic rock and roll duet. and from “tracks on wax 4″ What Looks Best on You”..Good God, an amazing tune. “But what would look..the Best on you…is Me” I can’t ever get enough of this music, for as long as I live. I hear it , and I’m 20 again. it’s an amazing feeling. Thanks, PMcC

  • September 27, 2012 - 21:55 | Permalink

    Dave Edmunds is a god.

  • buzzbabyjesus
    September 28, 2012 - 07:53 | Permalink

    I saw two of those Evis, Rockpile, Mink Deville shows. Wow.

  • Duncan Walls
    September 28, 2012 - 09:08 | Permalink

    Only guy I ever heard do the Chuck Berry ‘monkey claw’ rhythm thing as well as Dave is the one and only Big Guy with Glasses, Webb Wilder; barely less as many rekkids as Dave and in fact, you COULD call him the American Dave Edmunds ( I would). Kevin Patrick from Rochester ( who has crossed my path so many times) initially signed him to RCA/Silvertone where he started and he’s been on a hat full of labels so he’s a might hard to accumulate (ah, the quest!) all his songs and LP/CDs/video. Oh, he’s so good ( you must know him, Willard and several others here)….if you Don’t know Webb…maybe someone has him handy?

  • Duncan Walls
    September 28, 2012 - 09:10 | Permalink

    …and maybe Moon Martin and Marshall Crenshaw come close to Dave E. , too.

  • Duncan Walls
    September 28, 2012 - 13:40 | Permalink

    I don’t know if all of you are familiar with this blog SO MANY RECORDS< SO LITTLE TIME…., BUT….I think most of you would dig the shit out of it. ALL 45s with B-sides from time to time and all the US and UK labels, stock and promo where available out of Kevin's MONSTROUS collection. He was an A&R man for Elektra and eventually a VP at Island. Just start working back…like Dan's Garage in its depth and cool & wow factor, Enjoy.

    • Willard
      September 28, 2012 - 14:52 | Permalink

      Thanks for the tip.

  • September 28, 2012 - 19:55 | Permalink

    fantastic! I love D.Edmunds.

  • Paul McClelland
    September 29, 2012 - 00:39 | Permalink

    OMG…watched the documentary. What a thrill. Blew me away. I love the way they try to explain what they do musically. and “Sweet Little Lisa” is almost the PERFECT rock n roll record, thanks to Dave’s singing and Albert Lee’s playing. Knocks me out. Cheers, paul

    • Newman
      April 11, 2013 - 12:23 | Permalink

      Agreed, Perfect! Albert Lee’s solo has drawn me back to listen countless times. Great tune!

  • Chatterton
    October 1, 2012 - 22:17 | Permalink

    Wow! Where in the heck did this documentary come from? It just sucked me right in. Thanks for posting it, Willard.

  • October 3, 2012 - 14:28 | Permalink

    I believe Bruce Johnson and Terry Melcher are the backing vocals on “London’s A Lonely Town.” Edmunds DE7 seems to be nowhere, anywhere. Thanks Willard for everything.

  • Sladest
    October 19, 2012 - 19:31 | Permalink

    Thanks for the new link – great site – like a kid in a sweet shop don’t know what to d/l first . . .

  • B
    April 12, 2013 - 19:12 | Permalink

    Is it possible to get an up-load of Rockpile’s “Seconds Of Pleasure”. My gf sat on the CD a few moments ago. Don’t worry; she’s getting dumped in 15 minutes or so.

    Thanks Capt.

    • Willard
      April 13, 2013 - 12:46 | Permalink

      ROCKPILE Seconds Of Pleasure (with Everly Bros. trib EP) HERE

  • roger
    August 31, 2013 - 08:06 | Permalink

    I’ve never heard of this documentary, and have found the other 3 parts of youtube. Thank you.

    • Willard
      August 31, 2013 - 08:58 | Permalink

      We used to have a complete version but that one went away. Usually with YouTube, the remaining parts show up as options at the end of the fist part. Glad they’re all still there, thanks.

  • Supersonic75
    September 17, 2013 - 04:45 | Permalink

    Thanks, Willard.

  • puffinrandy
    January 6, 2014 - 11:39 | Permalink

    Hey Cap’n Thanks for the upgrade on the “Stardust” tracks looking forward to it.

  • Street
    January 11, 2014 - 02:49 | Permalink

    Heads up, Willard and all you other Rockpile fans… look what I found on YouTube tonight, posted just a few weeks ago. Easily the best live Rockpile footage I’ve ever seen.

  • KDNYfm
    March 4, 2014 - 23:13 | Permalink

    Thanx W…Tracks on Wax is by far one of my fave DE albums.

  • Supersonic75
    February 8, 2015 - 18:20 | Permalink

    Thanks, Willard…just getting around to checking this out now; looks great.

  • leesa
    February 17, 2016 - 14:27 | Permalink

    These are all on the Wilderness Years, aren’t they?

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