While he kinda seems forgotten these days, Dave Edmunds was really pretty great for awhile in the late 1970s and early 1980s, when — not coincidentally — he worked with Nick Lowe and Rockpile.
But what made Dave Edmunds really special was that he was one of the few artists in the rock era who didn’t write his own material. He just wasn’t a songwriter. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but its hard to name another artist who came out of post-Beatles rock ‘n’ roll and sustained a career without writing their own material.
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