Ed is an alumnus of the NYC music scene/explosion of the original CBGBs era; he was in at least two bands -- Day Old Bread and The Rudies -- that I'm pretty sure I saw back in my Bowery days. That new song above, to my ears, has a fabulous early Beatles vibe to it -- the verses sound like "Misery," n'est-ce pas? -- but then it veers off into a whole other more modern thing, and those chiming guitar figures at the end just kill me; if any of you guys can identify a specific record, by anybody, Ed's paying homage to there I'd be forever in your debt.
In the meantime, you can -- and very definitely should -- order A Big Life over at Kool Kat Muzik. You'll thank me.
But now on to business. To wit:
...and the rock band who made the most subtle or inventive use of their Beatles influences is/was...?
And have a great weekend, everybody!