"All Back To My Place"
What music are you currently grooving to?
Ed: There's a DJ called DJ Harvey. Colin in our band turned me onto him. Some of it is a bit old garage, a bit old house, which I'm not so fond of. But he'll put anything from a Can track, mix it into 808 State, or something like that. I really like the Tame Impala album (Innerspeaker). Great fucking album, man! Great Australian psychedelic band.
What, if push comes to shove, is your all-time favourite album?
Ed: My immediate reaction was What's Going On by Marvin Gaye. It doesn't get much better than that.
What was the first record you ever bought? And where did you buy it?
Ed: The first album I was given was Sgt. Pepper by my dad. He said, "Listen up, son. This is music." I had it on cassette, this was about 1975. The first album I bought with my own money would be in 1978. ELO, Out Of The Blue. It was the whole Close Encounters Of The Third Kind time as well. I was enraptured to the whole sleeve with the spaceship. I bought it at Martin's newsagent in Summertown, Oxford.
Which musician, other than yourself, have you ever wanted to be?
Ed: John McLaughlin. Of guitar players, he's the most pure. To be at that level of playing, to be that in tune with one’s spirit and soul, I can only dream of that. He’s humble and this thing comes through him.
What do you sing in the shower?
Ed: Probably one of my kid's songs, they're seven and five. They come back with these songs from school...
What is your favourite Saturday night record?
Ed: I went to see Primal Scream do Screamadelica live at the Olympia- 20 years on, it's brilliant. So, that.
And your Sunday morning record?
Ed: Maybe something slightly melancholy, maybe a bit of Nina Simone. Good for a late night, but my late night can be Sunday morning as well.