52 Songs for 52 Weeks: Week 36 Girls Talk by Dave Edmunds

There are some things you can’t cover up with lipstick and powder

Dave Edmunds broke into music with a band called the Raiders but it was his solo career that actually took off in the 1970s.  He had a hit with “I hear you Knockin” (yes you have heard that song – youtube it).

But it was his recording of an Elvis Costello song (Costello later admitted probably should have recorded Girls Talk himself), backed ably by the truly outstanding Nick Lowe that delivered Dave Edmunds his finest hour.

How can you not love lyrics like:

“You may not be an old-fashioned girl, but you are gonna get dated” – that’s high quality word play.


-cj cheetham

2 thoughts on “52 Songs for 52 Weeks: Week 36 Girls Talk by Dave Edmunds”

  1. The name is “Nick” Lowe, and Dave was accompanied by all of his Rockpile mates on Girl’s Talk, including Nick.


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