SONGBROKER ARTIST PROFILE: PAUL EDWARDS OF THE DIRTY SWEETS
Playing a prehistoric ‘growl rock’ and sounding like the bastard child of the Cramps and Zodiac Mindwarp, The Dirty Sweets are the twisted brainchild of former Freak Power vocalist/songwriter Paul Edwards and Mary singer/guitarist Dee Dee Taylor.
The Dirt Sweets are performing at the Piha Bowling Club on Saturday March 26th alongside Very Tall Stories, Slab City and Leather Tattoo. More details here.
We asked Paul a few questions about his musical background and future plans:
When did you realise you wanted to make music?
As far back as I can remember..... When I was little my Mum and Dad went to see the 'Jesus Christ Superstar' show at the theatre, they bought the soundtrack home and something just clicked . I started to delve into Mum and Dads record collection ... Fats Domino , David Bowie ,The Bee Gees, Billy Joel , Solid Gold Hits. Never looked back.
Name two major musical influences and why?
There are heaps, but two albums that had a major influence were...Iggy Pop and the Stooges and the album Raw Power, because it sounded so raw, aggressive, dirty and dangerous and they looked cool. Hello Sailor's first album as they were just a great sounding New Zealand band with great songs, great clothes and great artwork.
What do you find most challenging about the creative process?
Too many songs and no where to put them and having shitty equipment.
What do you want people to take away from your music?
What’s in the pipeline for 2016?
Recording some new songs and playing some sweet gigs.