Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - I Didn't Get Where I Am Today

I Didn't Get Where I Am Today

Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats

Available Formats Tracks Price Buy
12" Vinyl Album (Album) 12 tracks £7.99
CD Album 18 tracks £6.99
Download Album (MP3) 18 tracks £9.99
Download Album (FLAC) 18 tracks £9.99

Description

Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - I Didn't Get Where I Am Today

Wiiija Records, mightily impressed by the early Scapegoats recordings and Edwards’ cover versions, signed the band for their seminal splatter album I didn’t Get Where I Am Today. The single Boots Off!! paved the way for it then, and has been reissued prior to this as a split single with The Cure-Ator's version of In Between Days.

Released on vinyl & CD as a 12-track album in 1997, it has been remastered and comes complete with the other releases licensed to Wiiija, including the Harlem Nocturne EP. Ironically, the most sought after track in the collection - due to it being omitted from the original LP - is Stop Trying To Sell Me Back My Past, a song commenting on the plethora of Edwards’ contemporaries plundering rock’s back catalogue and presenting it as their own. Kind of like the Elgin Marbles...

These recordings feature the classic four-piece line-up of Jem Moore (comrade from Norwich’s Serious Drinking), Ian White (of Gallon Drunk and Big Sexy Noise) and Ian R Watson (of Sartorial recording artistes The Treecreepers).

Gallon Drunk mastermind James Johnston played harmonica on the cover of Iggy Pop’s Dog Food, and other notable performances come from trumpeters Jason McDermid and Jon Scott, plus Edwards’ long-time collaborator from Madness, Mark Bedford who penned the opening track, The King Of The Cheap Thing.

Saxophone legend Archie Shepp commented on Edwards’ version of Harlem Nocturne when the band played with him at the Jazz Cafe - “You’ve got a nice, warm tone. Reminded me of Earl Bostic.” High praise indeed. For completists there is the full-length version of Blue Funk, the flip-side of the Boots Off!! twelve-inch which has become a floor-filler once more.

Reviews

“A killer cut... It will roast your shoe soles clean off" Losing Today (web review)

“What an incredible track”
Mark Lamaar, BBC Radio 2

Tracklisting

12" Vinyl Album (Album) (REFIT009LP)
  1. Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats - The King Of The Cheap Thing
  2. Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats - Boots Off!!
  3. Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats - I Like My Low-Life Low
  4. Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats - Asthma
  5. Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats - The Lurch
  6. Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats - Ditch
  7. Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats - Good-Time-Strange-Thing
  8. Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats - Out Of The Clear
  9. Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats - Evening Falls
  10. Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats - Tallis's Canon
  11. Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats - Dog Food
  12. Terry Edwards and the Scapegoats - I Didn't Get Where I Am Today
CD Album (FIT043CD)
  1. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - The King Of The Cheap Thing
  2. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Boots Off!!
  3. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - I Like My Low-Life Low
  4. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Asthma
  5. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - The Lurch
  6. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Ditch
  7. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Good-Time-Strange-Thing
  8. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Stop Trying To Sell Me Back My Past
  9. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Out Of The Clear
  10. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Evening Falls
  11. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Tallis's Canon
  12. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Dog Food
  13. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - I Didn't Get Where I Am Today
  14. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Harlem Nocturne (EP version) (EP version)
  15. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Qualm-Free Zone (EP version) (EP version)
  16. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Margaret Thatcher, We Still Hate You (EP version) (EP version)
  17. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Show Me A Sane Man And I Will Cure Him For You (EP version) (EP version)
  18. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Blue Funk (12" version)
Download Album (FIT043)
  1. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - The King Of The Cheap Thing
  2. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Boots Off!!
  3. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - I Like My Low-Life Low
  4. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Asthma
  5. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - The Lurch
  6. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Ditch
  7. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Good-Time-Strange-Thing
  8. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Stop Trying To Sell Me Back My Past
  9. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Out Of The Clear
  10. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Evening Falls
  11. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Tallis's Canon
  12. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Dog Food
  13. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - I Didn't Get Where I Am Today
  14. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Harlem Nocturne (EP version)
  15. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Qualm-Free Zone (EP version)
  16. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Margaret Thatcher, We Still Hate You (EP version)
  17. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Show Me A Sane Man And I Will Cure Him For You (EP version)
  18. Terry Edwards and The Scapegoats - Blue Funk