Feature: Ed Kuepper’s Ten Favourite Things – The Saints/Laughing Clowns legend gives us an exclusive look at some of his favourite things.

Having just released reissues of his classic solo albums ‘Electrical Storm’ and ‘Honey Steel’s Gold’ (see details here) through Remote Control Records, the legendary Ed Kuepper is about to embark on an extensive Australian tour – entitled ‘The Exploding World of Ed Kuepper’ playing the albums and more.

I interviewed Kuepper back in 2021 and asked all the necessary serious questions about his career, including The Saints’ role in creating what is often considered to be the first ever punk single ‘(I’m) Stranded’. Now, as part of an occasional series, I get to the really important question of Kuepper’s ten favourite things.

Ed Kuepper’s Ten Favourite Things

Ten Favourite Songs
1.1. Psychedelic Revolution -Julian Cope
1.2. Half Light [Mothman tail credit] – Low with Tomandandy
1.3. The Drive home -Jeff Mills
1.4. Baby – Four Tet
1.5. Atmosphere – Lonely Guest, Tricky, Lee Scratch Perry
1.6. So may we start – Sparks
1.7. Sweetest Talk – Habibi
1.8. The Healer – Erykah Badu
1.9. Flying fast and furious – Hanged Up with Tony Conrad
1.10. It’s not safe to turn off your computer – Silent Strike EM
1.11 Only one thing is needed – Electrelane
1.12 Alone and forsaken – Hank Williams
Comments: Some stuff I’ve listened to recently that I’ve liked in no particular order

Ten Favourite Albums
2.1. U.K Grim – Sleaford Mods
2.2. Lulu – Lou Reed and Metallica
2.3. Dopesmoker – Sleep
2.4. New York Electronic 1965 – Angus MacLise
2.5. The Hired Hand – Bruce Langholme
2.6. Live – Asteroid Ekosystem
2.7. The Great Learning – Cornelius Cardew
2.8. Mr MiraKle – Ed Kuepper
2.9. After the Flood – Ed Kuepper with Jim White
2.10. Beat in Sweet – James Last
Comments: Some stuff I’ve listened to recently that I’ve liked in no particular order

Ten Favourite Live Venues to Play
3.1. Anywhere the venues and people are nice

Ten Favourite Movies
4.1. Night of the Hunter
4.2. Duel
4.3. The Last Wave
4.4. The Tin Drum
4.5. Forbidden Planet
4.6. Incendies
4.7. Last Picture Show
4.8. Straight Time
4.9. Paper Moon
4.10. Heatwave
4.11. Dumb and Dumber

Ten Favourite Books
5.1. No one gets out alive -Adam Neville
5.2. Bootleggers and Smuthounds -Jay Gertzman
5.3. Dick Tracy Colorful Sunday Adventures of the 30’s – Chester Gould
5.4. The Dangers of Smoking in Bed – Mariana Enriquez
5.5. A woman in Berlin – Anonymous
5.6. Daughter of the Saints – Dorothy Allred Solomon
5.7. World’s Fair – E.L doctorow
5.8. March Violets – Philip Kerr
5.9. A Different Darkness – Luigi Musolino
5.10. Krazy Kat Complete Sundays in Color – George Herriman

Comments: scattered around the bedside table

Kuepper says of the forthcoming tour:

Friends, as you know, I’ve been full of happy announcements recently but announcing the shows I’ll be doing with this bunch of nifty musical dudes is one of my happiest. We’re going to be delving [as they say in rehearsals] into both the Honey Steel’s Gold and Electrical Storm albums, including some of the deeper cuts hardly heard since back in the day. We’re also going to be hammering through a fine selection of the many chart topping hits that have become associated with me.

Featuring Kuepper’s legendary partner Mark Dawson on drums, Sunnyboys bassist Peter Oxley plus celebrated pianist Alister Spence and brass maestro Eamon Dilworth, The Exploding Universe will tackle the best of Electrical Storm and Honey Steel’s Gold and more this September.

This is the first live band experience of Ed Kuepper’s solo material since 2009. Tickets are on sale here.

Details of the gigs in September are below.

Fri 1st: Wyong, Arthouse
Sat 2nd: Blue Mountains Theatre
Wed 6th: Melbourne, National Theatre
Fri 8th: Queenscliff Town Hall
Sat 9th: Meeniyan Town Hall
Wed 13th: Fremantle, Freo Social
Fri 15th: Adelaide, The Gov
Sat 16th: Hobart, Theatre Royal
Wed 20th: Canberra, The Street Theatre
Thu 21st: Sydney, City Recital Hall
Thu 28th: Brisbane, Princess Theatre
Fri 29: Gold Coast, Twin Towns
Sat 30: Sunshine Coast, Imperial Hotel

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