#80 Ed Kuepper LIVE interview and music at Berlin during his European tour with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds : Soundcheck in the Tempodrom and Interview in the Tiergarten Podcast Part 1

At least I met ED KUEPPER in person at Berlin and he offered me the possibility to record his both soundchecks and live shows May 21th and 22th…alone with him, his drummer Jeffrey Wegener and the sound engineer in the Tempodrom the biggest venue at Berlin and a few hours later packed with 3500 people : I really loved the intimacy of the soundchecks but the shows were very exciting too and good !!!

Alone in the Tempodrom at Berlin with Ed Kuepper and Jeffrey Wegener at the soundcheck

Ed and Jeffrey playing live in front of 3500 people
The crowd at the break in the Tempodrom; Jeffrey at the break in the dressing room ! (click to enlarge the pics)

The second day in the afternoon I recorded one hour interview with Ed Kuepper in the Tiergarten a wonderful park in the middle of Berlin : my idea was to approach his musical evolution during 35 years.
In this podcast part one we started at Brême-Germany where Ed was born, then his childhood in Australia and his beginning with the « second band » : « Kid Galahad and the Eternals aka the Saints »…be patient : a small ridiculous little wind wasted the five first minutes of the recording but fortunately I detected it. I illustrate the interview with some of my live recordings at the soundcheck with : « When I first came to this land, Rainy night, Honey steel’s gold, The way I made you feel » + an unexpected cover from Skip James « Cypress Grove Blues » by Ed and Jeffrey + a cover I chose from the Troggs « I want you » by the Streetwalkin’ Cheetahs featuring Wayne Kramer to illustrate Ed’s talk about this first song they played with Chris and Ivor at their high school party…+ a short interview with Jeffrey at the end recorded after the second show : he even sang me a song…:)

Ed Kuepper’s European Tour’s last dates with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds :
May 30 2008 8:00P Villa Solaria Florence
May 31 2008 8:00P Vila Fidelia Perugia
Jun 1 2008 8:00P Tendastrisce Rome
Jun 3 2008 8:00P IN Music Festival Zagreb
Jun 4 2008 8:00P Arena Belgrade
Jun 6 2008 8:00P Moni Lazariston Salonika
Jun 7 2008 8:00P Lycabetus Theatre Athens
Jun 9 2008 8:00P Olympia Paris

#79 Doc Neeson’s interview about his attitude in the life and on stage Podcast Part 2 : 30 mn

Doc Neeson in that interview part 2 spoke about his life experience after his car accident, his way to recover the energy to jump on stage again, his attitude as a frontman not far away from a chaman…

a true pleasure to hear his voice giving all the time a very sincere point of view as a musician and as a human person. I don’t know if my voice is seductive but his voice is terribly addictive…:)
I played a lot of live extracts recorded in 1980 at Paris and in Australia with the Angels’ original members : Chris Bailey, Buzz Bidstrup, Doc Neeson, Rick and John Brewster…at least REUNITED !!

« Marseille » Live at Narara in 1983
(Brent Eccles on the drums; Jim Hilburn at the bass)

Doc Neeson’s famous blue eyes at Marseille (montage from my Angels’ French connection : Thanks Christophe !!)

#78 Doc Neeson’s interview about his reunion with The Angels’ original members, their next Australian tour in July 2008 and more…
Podcast part 1 : 25 mn

At least Doc Neeson gave me an interview for Meltingpod !! He was the last original Angels I was expecting for more than three years now to complete « my family » (thanks to Buzz Bidstrup who made that connection possible !!!).


The news are great : The Angels (aka Angels city) finally fixed their legal problems with names, companies and…reunited for the fans’ pleasure and I can imagine for their own pleasure too !
Doc announced the Angels’ next Australian tour in July 2008, maybe an European tour in 2009, tried to comfort me right now alone at Marseille singing « a capella » a song for me, looking for a way with me to find money with Meltingpod and be able to join quickly the Angels in Australia…an incredible phone meeting placed under the sign « high seduction » but very friendly and warm-hearted too !
We spoke more than 1,5 hour with Doc so I will publish the podcast in two parts. Enjoy the first one !

The Angels at Paris in 1981 (pics J.Y.Legras), maybe soon back !!
L : Chris, Buzz, Doc, Rick and John; R : John, Doc,Rick, Buzz and Chris

Just after this nice conversation with Doc I called Buzz just after that during 1,5 hour too !! A happy day for me as you can imagine !!
We obviously spoke about the Angels’ reunion, then about the Bon Scott Concert, the Jimmy Little Foundation…so many news after such a long separation…:) I can just say : stay connected on Meltingpod if you like the Angels !!

#77 Ed Kuepper’s interview about his European tour 2008 with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds !!!

A new podcast interview with ED KUEPPER to come back again with Meltingpod and to start this May first day : what’s better with Spring coming ?
Great news : Ed Kuepper and his drummer Jeffrey Wegener are Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds‘ special guests for a fantastic European tour around almost all the capitals, starting for Ed at Oslo May 16th to finish June 9th at…Paris !!!

Jeffrey Wegener and Ed Kuepper at Brisbane in 2008
(pics Glen 0’Malley; projections from Judi Dransfield-Kuepper).

As always Ed is very precise and sincere to answer to my questions and he develops his « romantic » concept about his live performances…Warning ! you could become addict and book all of his shows !
I played « My best interest at heart », « When I first came to this land » and « Flypaper »…A friend’s advice if you want to know more about Ed, order his both compilations (49 songs exactly each time !!) : « The Magic Mile » (Ed Kuepper) or « Cruel but Fair » (the Laughing Clowns).
Ed sent me unreleased versions from « the Laughing Clowns » and « Eternally yours » to give you an idea of his duo guitar-vocals and drums with Jeffrey…a big pleasure in perspective if you can catch a show near your town :

May 16 2008 8:00P Spektrum,Oslo Oslo
May 17 2008 8:00P Annexe Stockholm Stockholms län
May 19 2008 8:00P KB Halle Copenhagen
May 21 2008 8:00P Tempodrom Berlin -SOLD OUT !!!-
May 22 2008 8:00P Tempodrom Berlin
May 24 2008 8:00P Sparta Hall Prague
May 25 2008 8:00P Gasometer Wien
May 26 2008 8:00P Petofi Csarnok Budapest
May 28 2008 8:00P Alcatraz Milan
May 30 2008 8:00P Villa Franca tbc Verona
May 31 2008 8:00P Vila Fidelia tbc Perugia
Jun 1 2008 8:00P Tendastrisce tbc Rome
Jun 3 2008 8:00P IN Music Festival Zagreb
Jun 4 2008 8:00P Arena Belgrade
Jun 6 2008 8:00P Moni Lazariston Salonika
Jun 7 2008 8:00P Lycabetus Theatre Athens
Jun 9 2008 8:00P Olympia Paris

BTW : I didn’t completly recover ( I still was too bad to see Nick Cave’ show at Marseille April 26h !!) but I hope to be able to meet Ed Kuepper somewhere in Europe…:)
If this website is still alive (my server Free cut my account because of a violent spammers’ attack during my sickness) it’s thanks to some of my friends who answered present and saved my database, updated my WordPress version like Markus from Berlin, the French podcasters like Luc Saint-Elie from Paris (the first French male podcaster who helped me the first French female podcaster to start her blog in 2005 !!) and Alain Thomas from Bordeaux (Palmipode).
Thanks to you three and thanks to all my listeners who regularly (sometimes daily !!) sent me messages of love during these bad last two months : it was very very precious to avoid to give up !!
But working on a computer stays very painful for my neck and arm and I think I will publish just a few podcasts this year with the most important interviews for me or « quick and easy made » with music only…so stay connected !