Fans of Ed Kuepper, Laughing Clowns,The Aints and other Ed Kuepper related musical projects should check out the Prince Melon records myspace site for info on forthcoming and rare Ed Kuepper limited edition releases only avaible at shows and online
Prince Melon Records
A bit of history on Prince Melon.
The label was initially started back in 1980 to release the music of Laughing Clowns [Ed's band after the original Saints split]
Kuepper had started his musical career forming Fatal Records [with the other members of the original Saints] to release the Saints first single '[I'm ] Stranded'
Prince Melon remained active for a few years in the 1980's releasing a number of Clowns records as well as singles by Out of Nowhere [featuring the talents of Peter Walsh from The Apartments] as well as Hugo Klang [featuring Ollie Olsen]
Prince Melon Records is now back with an initial release of three limited edition Ed Kuepper Live, 'bootleg' style documents with more to come including a new Ed Kuepper project 'The Ascension Academy' [more on this soon]
Best Ed "solo" record for my money is the Aints' Ascension. Beyond that, Honey Steel's Gold and Everybody's Got To are my picks. Character Assassination has some great songs which have become Ed live favourites, but sometimes the "one-paced" acoustic feel puts me off. Aints versions of some of these acoustic numbers are just much more exciting. Electrical Storm and Rooms of the Magnificent have great songs but the trebly 80's production might be a bit distracting on first listen.
Hey Ed Fans. Get to your local shop (Redeye in Sydney) and buy his new album. first new music in 7 years! (Jean Lee and the Yellow Dog) The 2 disc set has a full album of outtakes...awesome. Thanks Ed!
Hi Have just discovered Ed at the bottom of a box of CD's after I moved house. Its Character Assasination and Death to The Howdy- Doody Brigage and its great. Better than I rememeber. I know I have some s(a)ints somewhere as well. What his best solo LP?