Tenpole Tudor ‎– Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary

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Wunderbar 2:56
Header Now 2:38
Go Wilder 2:31
I Wish 3:40
Judy Annual 2:32
There Are Boys 4:35
3 Bells In A Row 3:02
Tell Me More 3:07
I Can't Sleep 2:10
Anticipation 2:00
What Else Can I Do 2:22
Confession 3:48

Versions (21)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
SEEZ 31 Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP, Album) Stiff Records SEEZ 31 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
940 838 Tenpole Tudor Eddie Old Bob Dick & Gary(LP) Barclay 940 838 France 1980 Sell This Version
seez31 Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP) Stiff Records seez31 Netherlands 1980 Sell This Version
TXS 3196 Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP, Album) Stiff Records TXS 3196 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
SEEZ 31, TXS 3196 Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP, Album, Promo) Stiff Records, Stiff Records SEEZ 31, TXS 3196 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
SEEZ 31 Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(Cass, Album) Stiff Records SEEZ 31 UK 1981 Sell This Version
NEW TOO Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP) Stiff America NEW TOO US 1981 Sell This Version
L 37540 Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP, Album) Stiff Records L 37540 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
SEEZ 31 Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP, Album) Stiff Records SEEZ 31 Iceland 1981 Sell This Version
VIP-6785 Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP, Album) Stiff Records VIP-6785 Japan 1981 Sell This Version
SEEZ 31 Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP, Album) Stiff Records SEEZ 31 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
6.24703 AP, SEEZ 31 Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP, Album) Stiff Records, Stiff Records 6.24703 AP, SEEZ 31 Germany 1981 Sell This Version
531501 Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP, Album) Stiff Records 531501 France 1981 Sell This Version
SEEZ 31 Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP, Album) Stiff Records SEEZ 31 Belgium 1981 Sell This Version
SEEZ 31 Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP, Album) Stiff Records SEEZ 31 UK 1981 Sell This Version
SEEZ 31, 6.24537 AO Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP, Album) Stiff Records, TELDEC SEEZ 31, 6.24537 AO Germany 1981 Sell This Version
NEW TOO Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP, Album, Promo) Stiff Records, Stiff America NEW TOO US 1981 Sell This Version
SEEZ 31, 6.24703 AP Tenpole Tudor Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary(LP, Album, TP) Stiff Records, TELDEC »Telefunken-Decca« Schallplatten GmbH SEEZ 31, 6.24703 AP Germany 1981 Sell This Version
REP 4220-WY, SEEZ 31 Tenpole Tudor Eddie Old Bob Dick And Gary(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records, Stiff Records REP 4220-WY, SEEZ 31 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
REP 4220-WY, SEEZ 31 Tenpole Tudor Eddie Old Bob Dick And Gary(CD, Album, RE) Repertoire Records, Stiff Records REP 4220-WY, SEEZ 31 Europe 1991 Sell This Version
STIFFCD 06 Tenpole Tudor Eddie Old Bob Dick And Gary(CD, Album, RE) Stiff Records, Disky STIFFCD 06 Europe 1993 Sell This Version

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September 18, 2017
referencing Eddie, Old Bob, Dick And Gary, LP, Album, SEEZ 31
Edward Tudor-Pole always was something of a clever Dick - naming Tenpole Tudor’s debut album ‘Eddie, old Bob, Dick and Gary’ after the expression ‘any old Tom, Dick and Harry’. Bob, of course, being guitarist Bob Kingston, Dick Crippen the band’s bass player and Gary Long the drummer. But the story of this fantastic album begins with another clever Dick: Malcolm McLaren. When filming his mockumentary The Great Rock And Roll Swindle about the Sex Pistols in early-mid 1978 the band he had nurtured into chaos and notoriety was dead in all but name. With Johnny Rotten gone AWOL McLaren needed a singer pronto. Auditions were planned with Edward “Are these the auditions for Hamlet?” Tudor-Pole impressing McLaren most. And even though rehearsals with Tudor-Pole, Paul Cook, Steve Jones and stand-in bass player Andy Allen took place, the whole thing imploded when Vicious found himself in an American jail, accused of murdering his girlfriend Nancy Spungen. Vicious subsequently overdosed on heroin and died. The End. With the Pistols no more, Tudor-Pole formed Tenpole Tudor with Kingston, Crippen and Long who knew each other from The Visitors, a band in which Tudor-Pole had briefly guested as vocalist. The name Tenpole Tudor derived from a previous McLaren-brainwave rechristening Tudor-Pole to Ten Pole Tudor. Perhaps neither album nor band made a huge impact on musical history, but I consider Eddie, old Bob, Dick and Gary a hugely underrated, sizzling, energetic, punk-rock gem. And full of great songs it is, featuring even greater choruses and hooks, all begging you, no demanding you, to sing along. There have been clever Dicks-a-plenty accusing Tudor-Pole of not being able to sing, but just listen to the harmonies… damn you Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young – you are no match to Eddie, old Bob, Dick and Gary! Songs like Tell Me More, I Wish, Anticipation, There Are Boys, Three Bells In A Row… you cannot help but love ‘em. The album was released in 1980 and sold moderately well before disappearing off the musical radar. And then something interesting happened: Tenpole Tudor’s 1981 single Swords Of A Thousand Men peaked at #6. Keen to cash in, Stiff records remixed and released Wunderbar, from the Eddie, old Bob, Dick and Gary album, which had been released the previous year as a follow up single. Problem was, Stiff didn’t have a new album to back these singles up. So a clever Stiff Dick simply added Swords Of A Thousand Men as opening track to Eddie, old Bob, Dick and Gary, remixed a couple of other tracks, put a new cover on it and hey presto: a hit album peaking in May 1981 at #44 in the UK charts! However, believe me when I tell you it is the original version of the album that sums Tenpole Tudor up best and the one you need to listen to. It is cheap as chips and will give you pleasure for years.