DAVE EDMUNDS


DAVE EDMUNDS

Phil Davies & Shaun Mather


Outside of fifties rock n roll I've always had a particular soft spot for three musical heroes, Billy Swan, John Fogerty and Dave Edmunds. Being a Welshman, Cardiff born Dave has tended to be the favourite. Particularly as he has a bit of the other two in his make up. As well as being a highly talented guitarist and vocalist, Dave has a touch of the Phil Spector/Sam Phillips about him.


Apart from often producing his own work check out the records he's done with Shakin Stevens and the Sunsets, Fab T Birds, Everly Brothers and the Stray Cats to name but a few. Some high profile TV/film projects have benefited from Dave's guiding hand, e.g. the Stardust movie,the Rome Rock 'n' Roll Reunion with BB King, JLL, Bo, Little Richard, Fats etc and the great Rockabilly Session with Carl Perkins, George Harrison and the Welsh rocking mafia like Mickey Gee and Geraint Watkins.

There are a few web sites which cover all aspects of Dave's fascinating and varied career but I'm going to focus on the rocking element in his work. A brief potted guide to his early career and a recommended listening section.

In a Welsh TV interview Dave described hearing his brother's copy of London 45 HLS 8457 as a life changing moment (as it was for Tom Jones and many others too). For those of you who don't worship at the altar that is Ferriday Louisiana the 45 in question is Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On! 12 year old Dave was hooked on the big beat there and then. Cochran, Holly and Chuck Berry in particular inspired young Dai to get a guitar and start playing along to the records on his old Dansette player. Gallup, Moore, Burlinson, Atkins, Eddy, Diddley and Burton etc inspired the youngster.



He eventually ventured out in search of other disciples of the church of rock n roll and forming a "group", playing gigs in church and youth clubs in the Cardiff suburbs in the late 50s/early 60s. These long lost bands like the 99ers (with his brother) and The Raiders were the apocryphal "local heroes" who meant zero elsewhere. That would soon change, hooking up with ace drummer Tommy Riley (later in Memphis Bend and Red Beans and Rice) and later, John Williams (called John David to avoid mixing up with other JW's) on bass , they eventually became Love Sculpture.

Dave and Tommy played in the Image band (though Dave didn't appear on their three 45s. Holding down a day job as a mechanic in a garage Dave dreamt of stardom. The trio had a 45 released by EMI under the name Human Beans, before devolving into Love Sculpture. Both Love Sculpture albums have just been reissued as digi pack CD's by Parlophone/EMI. It's guitar blues rock ala late 60s.

There was a hit single, Sabre Dance which got to the UK number 5 position (thanks to dj John Peel on BBC radio 1). LPs did show signs of things to come including 50s titles like I Believe To My Soul, Shake Your Hips, Wang Dang Doodle, The Stumble and a frantic You Can't Catch Me. Best place to find all these is the Early Edmunds 2 CD on EMI with excellent detailed notes on this era. Missing though is the red hot version of Great Balls Of Fire that they recorded for BBC radio in '68 - Dave never wanted to be Clapton, he always wanted to be Cochran!

Bon "Congo" Jones replaced Tommy on sticks, (later Terry Williams) and fellow Welsh guitar wizard Mickey Gee joined the band. Incidentally Mickey was a member of the Squires, Tom Jones' band and he also played with Dave and later the hits era Shaky (a hat trick of Wales' most successful artists).

During Love Sculpture's US tour (prior to breaking up) Dave heard Wilbert Harrison's great Let's Stick Together and intended recording it only to find later that Canned Heat had beaten him to the punch and the charts. Luckily EMI had recently issued a Smiley Lewis compilation of his finest New Orleans 50s r&b. Playing it, Dave realised that I Hear You Knocking would fit almost like a glove into the blueprint he'd mapped out.

By 1970 Dave was now hanging out at the now legendary small rural Welsh village studio of Rockfield in Gwent. Never was a village so appropriately named. Another Welsh connection occured when it was released as a 45 by Mam records owned by Tom Jones' manager Gordon Mills (ex Viscounts member).

Around this time he produced Shakin' Stevens and the Sunsets first LP, A Legend for Parlophone at Rockfield. This great album includes I Hear You Knocking and Down Yonder We Go Ballin, both Smiley songs, featuring Sunsets drummer Rockin Louie on vocals. I bought this at the time and was blown away by the frantic home made rocking. Top quality stuff from the band and their producer. High time it was reissued on CD!!

I wonder if it was at this session that Dave heard the Smiley songs? Paul Barrett, the Sunsets manager reckons so and as he's taller than me so I ain't arguing! Anyway, Shaky's success was a decade away (and he would record with Dave again, Lipstick Powder n Paint LP, see Shaunie's Shaky page fer details and what colour socks they wore). Sadly the Sunsets had to wait their day in court many years hence to sue Dave 'n' Shaky for unpaid dues. Rock isn't always a glamorous profession.

But I digress as usual. Dave reached number 1 in the UK with the great radio friendly rocker, I Hear You Knocking, and even got into US Billboard at number 4! Smiley alas had died in 1966 and again lost out on the big time. I was working in a bookies when this was climbing the charts and there was a mad rush to turn up the volume whenever this blasted out of the radio. Great production like Dave was singing down a telephone and jangling guitar, and that spoken bit in the middle, "Some of my favourites -- Smiley, Chuck, Fats and Huey Smith!!" Wow! too much, guys at school were amazed to hear these names on Top Of The Pops as they thought these artists only existed in my imagination! Even the b side was great, Black Bill (now who could have inspired that?)

Around this time, Dave recalled in a later interview, he drove his posh new car back to the garage he'd slaved in, as the manager had predicted that he'd come crawling back one day. Sweet revenge. He then drove up to London's Rock On oldies store (where Ace Records sprang from) and told them to load all the left hand side of the shop into his car.

With Creedence and Canned Heat rocking in the charts perhaps the 70s were going to be a better decade than the 60s? Ah, the naivety of youth. The follow up 45s stiffed out and the Rockpile LP fell still born. What the heck, I bought 'em and dug them. I'm Coming Home was a politically correct re write of the Killer's classic take of Stephen Foster's Old Black Joe and Fats/Smiley's Blue Monday failed to rework the success formula. The LP contained a storming Promised Land (recorded in the potato storage loft at Rockfield, how Southern((Wales)) is that??). Also, and still an Edmunds stage fave, Sweet Lil Rock n Roller (shoulda bin a contender for a single says Marlon). Trev Burton's classic Down, Down, Down was tailor made for the charts but remained a classic album cut only.

Being a bit of a clever clogs Dave played eveything on the LP and probably picked the spuds and did the teas. John David, Terry Williams, Mickey, Andy Fair-Weather Low and BJ Cole were allowed in the gang whenever Dave felt lonely. It was 18 months after the chart success before this came out. The audience had moved down to Gary Glitter and glam rock by then. Even Shaun had worked out how to get out of his nappy (daiper).

Dave worked on projects at Rockfield learning the ins and outs of the control desk till he could play it like a ringing a bell. Fed up with EMI he signed for Kingsley Ward's (owner of the studio) new label Rockfield, distributed by RCA.

Two hit 45s in 72 and 73 with his first two singles showed how quickly he'd absorbed the studio expertise needed to lovingly and pains tackingly recreate the Spector Wall of Sound on Baby I Love You/Maybe (no 8) and Born To Be With You/Pick Axe Rag (no 5). The later b side was a tour de force with Mickey Gee alongside.

Mair my wife reckons I only went out with her in college cos she had a copy of the Welsh album, Man's live LP "Christmas At The Patti" featuring Dave at his best ie doing Chuck Berry's seasonal fav Run Run Rudolph. Nonsense dear, it was because you had a better stereo then me!!!

Whilst Chuck was embarassing all us long time fans with his Ding A Ling (at least it was only a record then, and not a porno video!!), Dave cut No Money Down and Let It Rock live in Cardiff with country pop rockers Brinsley Schwarz (One Nick Lowe being a member). Ah if only Dave had produced Chuck, but there again seeing the hassles Keith Richards had with him in the movie maybe not.

Dave was involved in David Puttnam's 73 rock movie sequel Stardust, written by Ray Connolly and starring David Essex and Adam Faith (in the role played originally in That'll Be The Day by Ringo wotsit). The band were called the Stray Cats (so that's where they got it from) and Dave appeared in the movie. His only line incidentally is "Piss Off" to Mr Essex, nice one. A couple of songs from the soundtrack were used on Dave's next Rockfield LP Subtle As A Flyin' Mallet(1975). Cool covers of the Ev's Let It Be Me and Arthur Alexander's classic Need A Shot Of R&B.

Immaculate production and sounds from Dave, by now one of the best in the biz. Highlights include Leave My Woman Alone (Ray and Evs) and Webb Pierce's guitar classic I Ain't Never (obtained via John Fogerty's version on the Blue Ridge Rangers LP). Da Doo Ron Ron showed how Spector was really Welsh!

Dave also produced many pub rockers and 60s retro rockers like the Ducks Deluxe and Flamin Groovies at this time. Hassles with heavy metal (mental?) band Motorhead indicated it was time to get back to the solo work. He signed to Swansong owned by Led Zeppelin probably the biggest band in the world at that time. Singer Robert Plant always sang Elvis, JLL and Ral Donner tunes so no wonder he was taken with the idea of having Dai on the roster.

The first album was outstanding and is Dave's finest work to date. Opening with a barn storming romp thru Bob Seeger's Chuck Berry take off Get Out Of Denver, then into Nick Lowe's inspired I Knew The Bride When She Used To Rock N Roll. In a parallel universe with justice and musical taste this would have been number one for at least six months. A stone classic, if you don't know it then buy a copy pronto. Guaranteed 100% gold. Rockabilly retro with Graham Parker's Back To Schooldays ( covered by Rick Nelson later and he knew a thing or two about writers).

Edmunds/ Lowe as the Ev's in Here Comes The Weekend, could have been issued on Cadence or WB. Acoustic guitars and harmonies to the fore. The self-penned Worn Out Suits and Brand New Pockets would have suited ole George Jones down to the ground, er, the song that is not the suit!!! Doo wop time with Where Or When ala The Belmonts. Rompin stompin cajun rocker Juju Man, into Bob Kelly's best ever song. Gene n Eddie n Bluecaps' Get It! Fanblydiotastic.

Change of undies, then into the Killer's Let's Talk About Us courtesy of Sir Otis Blackwell. Hank's Hey Good Looking owing a little to Gene's cover and then a great JLL styled rocker penned by Nick "Mr Reliable" Lowe - What Did I Do Last Night? An aching ballad by Nick n Dave, Lil Darlin before Scotty Mooreing out on Arthur Cruddup's My Baby Left Me. Special mention to Terry Williams' drumming on this LP, tip top.

I bought this album in 1977 and rarely does a month go by without me giving it a spin. When ole Elvis "retired" in 77 this LP showed his legacy would survive punk, disco, funk and all the other million selling crap of the era.

4 singles were released from the LP (not the best choices in my humble opinion) but only I Knew The Bride charted at a poxy 26! Dave was involved on buddy Nick's label tour and surprise surprise did a Chuck Berry cover on A Bunch Of Stiffs LP, this time it was Jo Jo Gunne.

1978 saw the Tracks On Wax Four LP, whilst not as fifties orientated as its predecessor its good if patchy. Trouble Boys has shades of Cochran in the riff and style, Readers Wives is a funny rocker about those dodgy top shelf mags that Shaun peruses when pretending to be reading football mags. Deborah is a great country song as is A1 On The Jukebox and Chuckie's It' My Own Business (not as good as Mickey Gee's version on the legendary Memphis Bend UA LP). The line up is what became Rockpile, Dai, Nick, Terry and Billy Bremner (not the ill tempered ginger tosser who played for Leeds Utd), aided by Albert Lee's pal Gerry Hogan on steel. Three more 45s failed to disturb the chart compilers.

But the next 3 from the Repeat When Necessary LP did! The artist known as Costello (and tw*t in our house) wrote Girls Talk but I like to think it was Dave's immaculate vocal and great band support that took this to no. 4 in the charts in 79. Crawling From The Wreckage (charts no. 59) and Black Lagoon were good Creedence styled rockers. Albert Lee plays blinding guitar on Devito's Sweet Little Lisa, a gem. Old Harry Webb n Drifters (ok Sir Cliff n Shadows) top 50s UK rocker Dynamite more than lives up to its title.

Opening side two, Hank Devito's gorgeous Queen Of Hearts got to no. 11, a great country rocker with lashings of guitar. Rockabilly legend Ronnie Self's paen to life on the road Home In My Hand came next (Nick Lowe had previously recorded this live with his former band the Brinsleys). The rest of the LP is good but just prevents it from being as great as Get It. It's still a cracking album though! It even got into the top forty, so what do I know.

The bootleggers have some fine live CD's by Rockpile, I can't believe their record company didn't put out a legit one, coz man they were a hot band. There were great songs like Mess Of Blues that they should have done in the studio.

More hits followed, Melvin Endsley's classic Singing The Blues (no 28), John Fogerty's fabgroovy Almost Saturday Night (no 58) and George Jones' divine The Race Is On (no 34), backed by the Stray Cats, Setzer's mob not the film guys! This was possibly the last flowering of fifties music in the UK charts, golden days with Shaky, Matchbox, The Jets, Coast to Coast and the Stray Cats appearing on Top Of The Pops.

The Twangin' LP included these hits but the highlight was the last cut, recorded in Rockfield in 1968, with Mickey Gee on guitar and John Williams on stand up bass, Baby Let's Play House. A reminder to the chart bands above who the master was! This LP also charted.

Swansong put out an excellent Best Of LP which includes the pre. Swansong I Hear You Knockin' and Sabre Dance too.

The LP, Seconds Of Pleasure by Rockpile charted too, rocking highlights being Oh What A Thrill (by one C Berry no less!!!) and the free EP where Nick n Dave sing Phil N Don, lovely informal radio jam on Ev's classics, beautifully played, no wonder Phil n Don asked Dave to help with their comeback recordings! Rocking Sydney's zydeco fav, (You Ain't Nothing But) Fine Fine Fine more than lived up to its title. The album charted in 1980. After building a top notch reputation as a live act the band went their "separate ways" (sorry Elvis) in early '81.

Nick Lowe got into pure pop and Carlene Carter, becoming Johnny Cash's step-son in law in the process. Worth checking out his early UK stuff as Dai and the lads played on em and recorded a 45, Baby Ride Easy. Bremner worked with Shaky and had a less successful solo career, whilst Terry Williams went straight downhill, joining Dire Straits and Meatloaf (nice pay cheque if you can get it).

The DE7th LP opened with a Springsteen Berryalike number From Small Things Big Things Come (strange how Shaun is attracted to that track!!). Neat rockers like Me And The Boys and Generation Rumble appealed to the Setzer followers. Grumpy humbugs like me dug Warmed Over Kisses (a Bryan Hyland B side if memory serves me well), featuring Albert Lee and Dave Peacock on banjo!! Tasty too was Doug Kershaw's patriotc hymn to the bayous Louisiana Man. Mr C E Berry of St Louis was again acknowledged by one of his later greater sides Dear Dad. Wales' (and Balham's!!) finest accordianist/pianist Geraint Watkins hysterical Deep In The Heart Of Texas stole the show though. The LP had a free live EP recorded at the Venue in London. Tracks were, The Wanderer, Your True Love (Carl P) and the Springsteen cut. At last indications of a live recording!

Geraint on piano, John back on bass and Dave Charles' drumming seemed to lift Dave to his former heights again. When Mickey Gee and Geraint took time off from blasting Shaky up the European charts they formed a most cohesive kick bottom (as our American friends like to say) live band, as can be seen and heard on many videos of this period.

If you require proof, listen to the long awaited live album I Hear You Rocking where our Dragon draped popsters demonstrate their skills. Recorded in London and the US its magic all the way from our little Welsh wizard and his hot band. Virtually a greatest hits recording, with the added bonus of covers like Paralyzed (also done by Geraint on his brill solo LP) and The Wanderer. here was a special 12" single with the Wanderer and a mega Mix of toons from the LP on Columbia.

Status Quo the long haired riff rocksters took a very similar arrangement of The Wanderer into the charts later, probably miffed at Dai's Singing The Blues hit pinching their formula! Dave later produced them so there was no ill will on either side.

The Party Party film soundtrack LP included Run Run Rudolph (not the live in Wales cut) and the Porky's revenge soundtrack LP was produced by Dave. He performs Queen Of The Hop, Do You Wanna Dance and High School Nights, only available on this LP (and on 45).

Jeff Beck does Santo and Johnny's Sleepwalk, Fab T Birds do Stagger Lee, Carl, Slim Jim & Lee Rocker do Blue Suede Shoes, Clarence Clemmons does Peter Gunn, Willie Nelson tries to do Love Me Tender and the anti Christ (aka Phil Collins!!) and Robert Plant n Dai do Charlie Rich's great Philadelphia Baby. Which all shows that Mr Edmunds heart is and always will be rooted in the fifties.

If you want a taste of Dai the dragon rocker try the LPs (all on cd too) mentioned above, the Best Of LP and the live LP. US fans try out Rhino's excellent 2cd set The Anthology. Avoid the Jeff (as if ELO wasn't bad enuff) Lynne stuff as its over produced. Why would a producer as talented as Dave need the services of a non-worthy jobsworth like Mr Blue Sky? There's a fine cheap Camden CD called Rockin' which has the best cuts and some of the live stuff. Worth the price of admission for the unique cajun version of Johnny Restivo's cool teen rocker The Shape I'm In!!

He toured the US and Europe with Dion (he also produced his Yo Frankie CD), Steve Cropper and Graham Parker's band. US radio stations put out some desirable recordings of these shows.

Closer To The Flame and plugged had great tracks but not the overall magic and consistency of the older lps. Dave has the talent to come up with many other great rocking albums in between his production work, films, tv etc etc. Check out things like the first Stray Cats lp, the Evs comeback lps and the great Rockabilly Session video (and bootleg cd) with Carl and pals.

There's some video footage of Dave playing live with Jerry Lee and there's a great bit when JLL hollers out take it Dave for the guitar solo in Shakin. Dai in a teds suit is grinning fit to bust, probably remembering those boyhood days in Cardiff. Even ole Killer smiles after Dave does a note perfect take on Roland boy's great solo!!

Recent projects include a lovely version of It Doesn't Matter Anymore (with Susy Boggus) on Decca's Not Fade Away Holly tribute. Recently he did some live shows in the UK with Albert Lee's band in tribute to Holly's 40th anniversary. A recording of a Swedish show with Geraint Watkins and Mickey Gee starring sounds as great as ever. This band should be permanently on tour. They reunited for a fantastic TV concert here in Wales last year and it was magnificent. Almost as good as when beat England in the last minute at Wembley this year (tee hee hee).

There's loads of Dave related stuff I've omitted but that's mainly because its outside of what I feel is the remit of the RHOF. Artists like John Fogerty, Billy Swan and the Welsh wizard kept the rock n roll flame burning at times when it was in danger of flickering out.. To whet the appetite further live recordings are due soon from the King Biscuit Radio Show (very soon as I just bought it this morning!) and a from a Swedish show. The new KB live cd has 45 mins taken from several US shows in the 80s, its ok but to me spoilt by poor track selection with one song mistitled. Stray Catters will dig Brian and Dai doing C'mon Everybody.

The bootleggers put this cd to shame, eg Live At The Ritz,Stockholm, Sweden is Wales' answer to Lewis' legendary Starclub Hamburg live lp. Why can't Wales' alleged soccer team perform like this away in Europe (or home for that matter!!) Rocks from start to finish, virtually a best of, with Geraint and Mickey in fine fettle taking over on a song each (Fine Fine Fine and Its My Own Business). There's even a great version of Lil Dick's Send Me Some Lovin' and closes with a rousing Sweet Lil Rock n Roller. A song that Love Sculpture performed on their first BBC session for John Peel, so the circle keeps on spinning!

There's an old Welsh legend that says Merlin put King Arthur and his men into a trance and that they lie sleeping in a subterranean cavern. They're waiting for someone to ring the large silver bell at the entrance to rouse them from their slumbers. the bell is only to be rung when Wales needs their heroes again. never mind merlin, Dai where ever you are in California heed this
DING BLYDI DONG mate!!!!!!!


Modern Welsh pop is waving the flag over the UK/Europe now thanks to the Manics, Stereophonics, Siwper Furry Animals and Catatonia. Not to my personal taste but a feeling of pride just the same. To paraphrase Catatonia's anthem International Velvet:-
"Everyday when I wake up I thank the Lord I'm Welsh! ... and so are Crazy Cavan, The Rimshots,The Railmen, The Pokers, Shaky & the Sunsets, and Dai bach y rocar".



MY TOP FIVE ALBUMS
    1. Get It
    2. Repeat When Necessary
    3. I Hear You Rockin'
    4. Subtle As A Flying Mallet
    5. A Mess Of Blues (boot)/Live At The Ritz(boot)



Dave Edmunds live in 99 scan by Annette Miles

Highly Recommended Links
    -- Shakin Stevens and the Sunsets
    -- Geraint Watkins
    -- Dai Edmunds (unofficial)
    -- The Rockpile website
    --Rockfield Studios info page
    --Mickey Gee page soon
    --also some information on many Nick Lowe sites

Thanks to Stray Mather for nagging,
Anders, Ari and Mikael for their inspiration.

Phil Davies
June 1999
De Cymru/ S Wales

Over to Shaun - - - -I hear you typin'.
"Some of mah favourites y'all!"






TEN FAVOURITES (in no particular order!)

  • BLACK BILL
    This live tribute to the Bill Black Combo is right on the money. The HI sound is lovingly recreated with this organ led chugging stroller. Sounds like Steamboat Willie(ooh Missus) playing rock 'n' roll.

  • DEBORAH
    Written by Nick Lowe and Dave Edmonds this Peggy Sue in all but name. The drum beat is the same but the vocal harmonies owe more to the Everly Brothers than Lubbock's finest. I love the acoustic guitar which peppers the song.

  • THE RACE IS ON (with the Stray Cats)
    How could you go wrong with Slim Jim and Lee Rocker providing the rhythm and Dave Edmunds and Brian Setzer playing the geetars - WOW!! It's a bouncy rockabilly remake of the early George Jones and boy do they do it justice. The solo is blistering, started by Brian and finished off by Dave. The video for this was great as well, with Slim Jim in fine form and Brian's quiff bobbing up and down to the beat. That's quiff Phil, quiff.(Possum still rools though).

  • QUEEN OF HEARTS
    My dad used to drive me to football all over the country and many a journey was spent in '79 with this blasting from the car radio. Both me and dad loved it, which was handy, we could play it loud. It got to 11 in the charts, justified as well, coz it's a great acoustic mid tempo pop song with country overtones and the usual exquisite DE solo.

  • I KNEW THE BRIDE WHEN SHE USED TO ROCK 'N' ROLL
    Nick Lowe wrote this rip roaring rocker for the Git It album. It got to 26 in the charts in the summer of '77 and is a guitar driven beauty.

  • GENERATION RUMBLE
    An echo laden story of the battle of the generations. Dave seems to think that the old ones are more grouchy. Got to agree with him there Phil.(as in Grouchy Marx methinks)

  • LOUISIANA MAN
    This Doug Kershaw cajun classic is strolled through in hypnotic fashion. The accordian/guitar combination is terrific and I love the guitaring over the closing bars. Kershaw's a selfish basket though, he should have written at least another 4 verses.

  • KING OF LOVE
    Musically the Stray Cats are to me what Dave Edmunds is to Phil. Sexually, well that's a different matter (Phil's fantasies are his own). Brian Setzer joins in on backing vocals and Lee Rocker provides some excellent bass. I first heard this rompin' rockabilly at Malvern Rock 'n' Roll Club and was immediately hooked. The album Closer To The Flame is however a major disappointment with only Sincerely getting anywhere near King Of Love.

  • THE SHAPE I'M IN
    The accordian gives this old Johnny Restivo rocker a real cajun feel. Dave adds to the bayou spirit with his best Eddie LeJeune vocals and even does some cajun yells. You can smell the shrimp gumbo boiling in the pot.

  • A1 ON THE JUKEBOX
    Hank Devito's country rock tale of the music business, from the agent with deep pockets to being nowhere on the charts, coz no-one likes my art. It's got a fabulous guitar solo and would be perfect for the Everly Brothers to cut now with Dave and Albert Lee backing.
        "If you can stand in my shoes, you wouldn't be so smart,
        When you're A1 on the jukebox, and nowhere on the charts".
    Unfortunately it's rang true too many times for Dave Edmunds.

    (ED NOTE: What...no "Little Lisa"? -Bob Timmers)

    Shaun Mather
    June 1999
    Squirrel City
    Mid Wales (the nice part).





    DAVE EDMUNDS UK SINGLES CHART INFORMATION

    DATE

    SONG

    RECORD

    POS

    WEEKS

             

    Nov 70

    I Hear You Knocking

    MAM 1

    1

    14

    Jan 73

    Baby I Love You

    Rockfield ROC 1

    8

    13

    Jun 73

    Born To Be With You

    Rockfield ROC 2

    5

    12

    Jul 77

    I Knew The Bride

    Swan Song SSK 19411

    26

    8

    Jun 79

    Girls Talk

    Swan Song SSK 19418

    4

    11

    Sep 79

    Queen Of Hearts

    Swan Song SSK 19419

    11

    9

    Nov 79

    Crawling From The Wreckage

    Swan Song SSK 19420

    59

    4

    Feb 80

    Singing The Blues

    Swan Song SSK 19422

    28

    8

    Mar 81

    Almost Saturday Night

    Swan Song SSK 19424

    58

    3

    Jun 81

    The Race Is On (with the Stray Cats)

    Swan Song SSK 19425

    34

    6

    Mar 83

    Slipping Away

    Arista ARIST 522

    60

    4

    Apr 90

    King Of Love

    Capitol CL 568

    68

    1

     


    US Charts

    DATE

    SONG

    RECORD

    POS

    WEEKS

             

    Jan 71

    I Hear You Knocking

    MAM 3601

    4

    9



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