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.
Posted by: 1983