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1) The Edge (aka David Howell Evans), is best known as the guitarist for u2, but he has also released material on his own.
The soundtrack for the 1986 UK film Captive is the only solo album to date by The Edge.
He approached Michael Brook, creator of the Infinite Guitar, which The Edge regularly uses, to collaborate on this soundtrack album; Brook co-produced and helped with the instrumentals and some of the writing.
Edge also approached a young vocalist just beginning to appear on the Dublin scene to provide vocals for the main theme. This was Sinéad O'Connor, who would shortly afterwards release her debut album. Larry Mullen Jr also provided drums on the main theme.
The music on Captive is a mix of ambient styles. The majority of tracks are instrumentals. The track "Heroine" was released as a single.
2) The Edge was an American punk band founded by Victor Garcia-Rivera in the early 1980’s. The Edge was a local favorite at the Jockey Club in Newport, Kentucky. Their first single was recorded in late 1983 and released in early 1984 on their own Smear Records. Later in 1984 the band relocated to Boston where they recorded a second single for Throbbing Lobster records.
3) The Edge was a rock band formed in the late 70s by Jon Moss (later of Culture Club) and Lu Edmonds after the break up of their former band The Damned. Their debut 45 was "Macho Man" release by Albion in 1978.
4)The Edge began in the fall of 2007 more as an idea than as a band. The lack of instruments, of a proper rehearsal place and the novice playing level, although major setbacks, cemented the ambition in the aspiring rockers. The longed for instruments eventually showed up, so did the rehearsal “crib” leading the way to the first concerts. Although it’s unusual for a band this young to speak of former line-ups, the fact remains that in its inception, there were five members in the band (3 of which were guitarists!). Discarding the bass player and adopting the present name, The Edge performed for the first few times. After more than a year, Bogdan – our bassist at the time – left for college. Fostan took over his spot, resulting in the current line-up.
Although the songs recorded so far give a good insight into what we do, they are relevant only to our metal side. The music we each love shows in the songs we write (9 complete and almost as many yet to be finished), resulting folk and blues influenced ballads as well as rock and metal songs with occasional moments of psychedelic, Hispanic or oriental melodies. But it’s not a matter of labeling, since nothing was composed with a specific genre in mind. It’s just a sonic flow we like and, while we’re at it, why not have some fun too?!
5) The Edge is a high school group formed around 1982 in Sudbury, MA. None of the members went on to anything else of consequence regarding music save the bassist Mike Gordon, who went on to help form Phish. Most of the members went on to join Mike again in the Tombstone Blues Band, also active around 1982 in Sudbury. Several recordings exist, courtesy of the phish spreadsheet (https://spreadsheets.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AjeIQ6qQvexzcDhXS2twUC1US3BPMVZuUWdjZmY2RVE&gid=7).
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