Ed Davis Band

Ed Davis Band – Keith Richard’s Dead/Asshole (Mike Enright 1978)

The Ed Davis Band was the first punk band in Cincinnati, Ohio.  This record, their only release, was recorded in 1978.  I saw them at an art opening in 1979 — my only memory is that they they had a female guest vocalist that night, and that I (thankfully) bought this record from the band.  The Ed Davis Band was part of an artist community called We’re Just Like You.  The drummer, Cury Gary, was a disc jockey on WEBN at the time this record was released.  It certainly doesn’t seem like a big deal now, but in 1979 it was pretty outrageous to put a song called “Asshole” on a record, especially in Cincinnati.  Also — is “Asshole” the beginning of the Oi movement? — the band chants “Oi Oi Oi”, and this record predates the Cockey Rejects and all those UK Oi bands.  

Tracks

Keith Richards Dead

Asshole

Posted by: 1983

 

11 thoughts on “Ed Davis Band

  1. “I’m pretty sure The Clash chanted oi on their debut”

    This is incorrect. I’ve got the Clash debut album on my computer, and I can assure you that there are no “oi” chants. In fact, I don’t think there is a single Clash song with an “oi” chant.

  2. If you liked the 45, check out another song I posted from a 4-track recording session in the WJLY loft: Fuck Each Other. You’ll find it here.

    There’s also some video from the last gig posted on YouTube; there’s a link from the same page.

    Thanks for the nice comments, people!

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