Saturday, June 7, 2008
Ed Banger - Kinnel Tommy/Baby Was A Baby 7", 1978
I'm pleased as punch to finally post this. I adore this single. I adore the far-out sleeve, everything. The A-side features Ed yelling at the TV screen to a player on his favourite football team. The background music features echo-ey plunkety plunk piano, a steady bass-line, and a couple short stabs of guitar here and there. It all works out far better than it should on paper. The B-side seems to do a Jerry Lee Lewis impression on the piano or something. It's a good old fashioned 50's rock and roller, only it kinda comes off more like pop music. Both sides of this single were produced by Martin "Zero" Hannett, and I think he did a bloody fantastic job on this.
As I said earlier on this blog, I obtained permission from Ed (now Edweena) Garrity to post this single. The A-side can be found on the "Rabid/TJM Punk Singles Collection" which is still availble on CD, and it's a great CD to have, too.