My guest on Episode 128 of The Paul Weller Fan Podcast is Terry Edwards.
A musician who has largely been in the studio, on the radio or onstage somewhere in the world since the age of 20. Terry sings and plays an array of musical instruments – sax, trumpet, guitar, keyboards, flute – with a myriad of artists including PJ Harvey, Nick Cave, Billy Bragg, Jesus & Mary Chain, Madness, Franz Ferdinand, Jerry Dammers, Gallon Drunk, Ronnie Spector, Spiritualized and many more… including our podcast subject – Paul Weller!.
A founding member of The Higsons, the punk funk band who were signed to Jerry Dammers’ label 2-Tone.
He has subsequently performed and released records both as a solo artist and with his band The Scapegoats. He is also a member of The Near Jazz Experience with Madness bassist Mark Bedford & former Higsons drummer Simon Charterton.
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EP128 – Terry Edwards – Musician (Sax, Trumpet, Guitar, Keyboards, Flute) + Singer / Songwriter + Wake Up The Nation – Paul Weller Fan Podcast : Desperately Seeking Paul
Paul Weller – Wake Up The Nation
Wake Up The Nation
Drums – Bev Bevan
Percussion – Steve Cradock
Saxophone – Terry Edwards
Grasp & Still Connect
Drums – Steve Pilgrim
Guitar – Andy Crofts
Horns – Terry Edwards
Terry Edwards – Spotify Playlist by Desperately Seeking Paul
Madness – It Must Be Love – Parkinson
Here is the TV appearances with Madness on Parkinson (Nov 2002) when Terry played on his knees dressed as Toulouse-Lautrec!.
The Near Jazz Experience – Nought To 60
Terry Edwards & The Scapegoats Boots Off!
Original video from the mid-nineties release Boots Off!! Shot on the Docklands Light Railway and in The Pigeons pub in Stratford.
Terry Edwards & Neil Fraser – Lullaby for Ian
Taken from the EP “Beyond Harlem Nocturne”, and written in memory of Ian Dury.
Terry Edwards – The Very Best of Very Terry Edwards
Released in celebration of Terry’s 60th birthday, The Diamond Edition – 1960-2020 The Very Best of Very Terry Edwards features 60 tracks over 3 compact discs.
Including music with The Higsons, Gallon Drunk, Department S, Rhoda Dakar, The Blockheads, Lush, Big Joan and his solo music / music with The Scapegoats.
You can buy the 3 CD set or a 20 track digital download here.
Terry Edwards – Stop Trying To Sell Me Back My Past (Vol. 1)
The first official release of Terry Edwards’ Cure covers, alongside the long-deleted vinyl EPs from the 1990s plus four bonus tracks. All remastered for RSD 2020, delayed by Covid (like everything else) but well worth the wait.
The Covers EPs, all on one album with extra tracks. Imaginative versions of music by Jesus and Mary Chain, The Fall, Miles Davis, The Cure, The Damned, Sex Pistols, The Clash plus two Edwards originals.
You can buy on vinyl or digital download here.
Terry Edwards – My Wife Doesn’t Understand Me
The first studio album by Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats.
Trailblazing genre-busting classic which paved the way for the British punk-jazz movement that followed in it’s wake.
Includes Margaret Thatcher We Still Hate You and A Taste Of Honey.
15 glorious tracks.