Tape Archive: Smacking Edward Fox

Edward fox Single by SmackAfter waking up  a few days ago with ‘where’s Captain Kirk’ pinging around my inner mental jukebox and being put in mind of a few other quirky vintage recording in a similar genre pulled from the depths of my memory it was a pleasure to run into one of my previous mentions whilst transferring some old analogue recordings. Edward Fox by Manchester group Smack was a gloriously off the wall item in which a supposed article and interview with the actor is read out almost verbatim and which reminds us of quite how intriguing Mr Fox’s thoughts were at that time.

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9 thoughts on “Tape Archive: Smacking Edward Fox

  1. The words of the song were taken directly from an interview with Fox in The New Manchester Review.

    I don’t know what made me type in Edward Fox by Smack today but I’m glad I did: I produced this single at Drone Studios in Chorlton Cum Hardy, Manchester, which belonged to the late Paul ‘Machievelli’ Roberts. As to the band last time I saw Geoff he was going to study flamenco in Spain, and the bass player was playing double bass in a folky country band.

    • hi rowland,
      john here (bass) how are you?
      spending most of my time over in W of ireland ( http://www.boghill.com if you want to see our place!)
      dont do much fender these days, playing banjo, mandolin and fiddle.
      saw ged a few times over the last few years (hes over near peniston and working in child welfare)
      not seen jeff for 28 years!
      all the best
      ps its on youtube with a stills/video !!

  2. First time I’ve heard this track in 29 years – I had the chorus stuck in my head – Edward, Edward, Edward Fox and I remember it being a bit of a hoot.

    Thanks for loading it up – so much good innovative music around back then – whappen !

    Another song stuck in my mind for 25 years or so ( but thankfully re-heard recently ) was Do You Dream in Colour by Bill Nelson.


    • Hi Steve thanks for commenting. Still catchy after all these years. I quite liked a lot of 80’s Bill Nelson which was obviously a world away from his Be Bop Deluxe output.

  3. I am Paul Roberts late brother Pete, as i remember it Paul recorded Edward Fox, at his studio called in Drone, approximately 1980…..of course with the passage of time i could be wrong?

  4. hi Pete, you are correct..we recorded it if i remember rightly as a bit of a throwaway in some spare studio time and with little rehearsal….sometimes that is the best way! John

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