This week I was joined over the phone by legendary punk rock drummer John “Eddie” Edwards.
Eddie is best known for being the driving beat behind punk pioneers The Vibrators, who were there from the start and still recording and touring to the present day.
Eddie is the only original member but the seminal line up from punk’s ground zero often get back on stage for one off shows.
In this bumper three and a half hour edition of Blank Generation, Eddie tells me about life in lock-down and recalls those early punk rock stories we all love to hear.
The playlist is all Eddie’s and includes 5 songs he was into before punk, 5 of his own tracks that he is most proud of, and 20 of his favourite records from the 76-80 era.
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The Kinks – You Really Got Me
The Who – Anyway, Anyhow, Anywhere
Aretha Franklyn – I Say A Little Prayer
.Jimi Hendrix – Voodoo Chile (Slight Return)
The Faces – Sweet Lady
The Saints (I’m) Stranded
Ramones – Today Your Love Tomorrow The World
UK Subs – Tomorrow’s Girls
Eddie & The Hot Rods – Do Anything You Wanna Do
Ian Dury- Sex and Drugs & Rock ‘n’ Roll
Flamin Groovies – Slow Death
The Inmates – Dirty Water
Radio Stars – Dirty Pictures
The Clash- Clash City Rockers
The Vibrators – Jesus Always Lets You Down
The Vibrators – Pure Mania
The Inmates – Breakdown (Baby Don’t You Do It
EEEM -I Wanna Be Your Dog
EEEM – Regent Ultras
The Vibrators – Baby Baby
The Stranglers – (Get A) Grip (On Yourself)
The Damned – New Rose
The Ruts – In A Rut
The Victims – Television Addict
The Killjoys – Johnny Won’t Get To Heaven
Ramones – Rockaway Beach
Iggy Pop – Lust For Life
Blondie – Denis
Johnnie Thunders and The Heartbreakers – Chinese Rocks
The Lurkers – Ain’t Got A Clue