The Edge

The Edge were an English New Wave/art-punk band from London that debuted with a single on Albion Records in 1978, followed by two singles on WEA-subsidiary Hurricane Records in 1979. That same year, the band backed American singer Jane Aire as “The Belvederes” on her singular album for Virgin. The band’s own album, Square 1, appeared on Hurricane in 1980.

Bassist Glyn Havard had been with Icarus and Jade Warrior during the early 1970s and concurrently played in The Yachts. Keyboardist Gavin Povey subsequently headed the ambient-jazz combo A Tent, while drummer Jon Moss soared to fame as one-fourth of the global pop sensation Culture Club. Guitarist Lu Edmonds would later resurface in The Mekons, Shriekback, and Public Image Ltd.

Members: Glyn Havard (vocals, bass), Lu Edmonds (guitar), Gavin Povey (vocals, keyboards), Jon Moss (drums)

Discography:

  • “Macho Man” / “I’m Cold” (1978)
  • “Edge Theme” (flexi, 1979)
  • “Downhill” / “American Excess” (1979)
  • “Watching You” / “Overtaking” (1979)
  • Square 1 (1980)

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