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Dave Edmunds: Tracks on Wax 4 [Swan Song, 1978]
Edmunds has evolved from a one-man session to the spirit of Rockpile, the hardest-driving traditional rock band in the world: Edmunds and Billy Bremner on guitar, coleader Nick Lowe on bass, and the indefatigable Terry Williams on drums. Live, everyone but Williams trades vocals, but this is Edmunds showcase, and he sings up to the main force of a band that proves all those clichés about getting that feeling together on the road. Here to stay. A-