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But now the Scottish songwriter is back with a new album, a replica of his notorious fuzz pedal and a purpose-built studio filled with vintage guitars. There is musical brilliance in writing a riff that connects with people so deeply that it never really leaves them.
Recalled at a drop of hat, these irresistible hooks are the antitheses of intricacy, but have ceaseless, persuasive staying power. The infectious Top 10 hit A Girl Like You , penned by Edwyn Collins, is a perfect example of what an insistent guitar line and a wailing lead can do.
Despite being written in , the fuzzed-up single still has bite, swagger and lasting appeal, as does the man who wrote it. Edwyn is building up to the release of his ninth solo album and fourth since suffering two debilitating strokes in He says this new release marks a significant milestone in his long and determined recovery. Now the lyrics are a progression. The new record, Badbea , is named after an abandoned clifftop village five miles north of his home and purpose-built studio, Clashnarrow, in Helmsdale on the north-east coast of Scotland.
Edwyn describes the record as forward looking. The lead track, Outside , certainly delivers an anthemic riff driven by a pounding rhythm section.
Sitting in the comfort of the accommodation wing of his studio, he is charming and exuberant. The new location is perched high above the A9 with degree views of the North Sea and the dramatic weather that sweeps across this awesome coastal landscape. You get the distinct feeling that the inspiration drawn from solitude is never far away. Everything about it has been perfect. To me, digital is fine, but analogue is magic.
Evidence of his passion for vintage is everywhere. A wall of compressors, reverbs and other outboard units displaying names such as Raytheon and Teletronix sit behind his studio chair.
The live room is populated by a line-up of aged microphones which stand guard over some classic Fender combos. The array of seasoned dials appears to come from the set of a s sci-fi movie, but these are more than just props. Order and logic sit neatly beside flair and attitude in this bespoke studio.
But there is also an important place reserved for experimentation. EQ is everything. Without fail, each instrument was bought pre-loved. It has great pickups. While Edwyn has always had an eye for a bargain, his ears make most of the decisions about whether a guitar stays or goes.
His white Telecaster , for example, has kept its place in his guitar roster because of its unique sound, but only just. It was like that when I got it. We were broke. He is my friend, a lovely guy and generous to a fault. He really helped us out. Stripped of its original finish, this authentic L-Series Strat has the battle scars to prove its worth.
But he firmly insists that he still plays and often uses a hammer-on technique to sound chords. The Gretsch Anniversary arrived with an array of fantastically preserved case-candy goodies. He was the only owner and he kept absolutely everything.
A trio of Gibsons in the live room have a similar aura, with each bearing the tell-tale signs of a much-loved instrument. Edwyn picks out a beautiful L Known for its bright tone and quick response, the guitar is suited for fingerstyle country-blues, although he maintains it can handle anything.
It has everything. It plays beautifully. I still play it from time to time working out chords, choruses and verses. Edwyn Collins has had two careers. The first spanned the incredible success of his band Orange Juice and a solo career filled with TV appearances, sharp suits and success. The second has seen the re-emergence and growing confidence of a prodigious songwriter who was forced to reconstruct his life following the shock and turmoil of a devastating illness.
I still pick up the guitar now and think about chords. I plug it in and hammer on chords to come up with tunes, but I have to channel my ideas through my guitar-playing friends now.
His enthusiasm is infectious and his laugh joyous. Gigs have been lined up later in the year with a familiar group of musicians and a tasty setlist. Edwyn is looking forward to playing his music, although he always has. The whole place was awash with emotion, champagne and relief, I guess.
It was very tense. Roddy Frame played with me. It was great. Edwyn Collins is in a good place, content with his lot. After all he has gone through, no one would deny him that. Badbea is out now. We provide insight and opinion about gear, artists, technique and the guitar industry for all genres and skill levels. Sign in.
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“I can still play the guitar crudely”: Edwyn Collins on surviving two strokes
But now the Scottish songwriter is back with a new album, a replica of his notorious fuzz pedal and a purpose-built studio filled with vintage guitars. There is musical brilliance in writing a riff that connects with people so deeply that it never really leaves them. Recalled at a drop of hat, these irresistible hooks are the antitheses of intricacy, but have ceaseless, persuasive staying power. The infectious Top 10 hit A Girl Like You , penned by Edwyn Collins, is a perfect example of what an insistent guitar line and a wailing lead can do. Despite being written in , the fuzzed-up single still has bite, swagger and lasting appeal, as does the man who wrote it.
The song samples the drum track of Len Barry 's single " " The Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook played vibraphone on the recording. The song had started out as "a more thrashy kind of guitar thing" and there had been a suggestion that Iggy Pop might record a version for the US market but before that could happen Collins' version was gaining airplay. On 30 September , Collins' manager posted to Collins' page on Myspace  to discuss how Collins owned the copyright to the song and wanted to make it available to anyone as a free download, but Myspace only allowed major labels to assert the rights to tracks hosted on their site. A later posting notes that, after the story was picked up by major news outlets, the song was once again available on the music player via Myspace.
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