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(1976 – 1981)

Rockpile was a short-lived yet influential British group that was founded in 1976. It consisted of Dave Edmunds (vocals, guitar), Nick Lowe (vocals, bass guitar), Billy Bremner (vocals, guitar), and Terry Williams (drums). The group being noted for strong and influences, Rockpile tunes are often labeled as just by either Nick Lowe or Dave Edmunds in various album re-releases given how they were composed.

Formed around the partnership of Lowe with Edmunds, the two musicians inspired by melodic and , the band took its name from the title of a 1972 album by Edmunds. Rockpile was primarily known as a backup group to those two artists’ solo projects. However, the band did release one official album, titled ‘Seconds of Pleasure’ in 1980, which spawned the minor hit “Teacher Teacher” while also receiving strong critical praise. In August of that year, the guys played the noted Heatwave festival near Toronto, and the group additionally made their only American television appearance on the ABC variety program ‘Fridays’. The band broke up in 1981.

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