Saturday, 28 July 2018

Rewind: Fuzz Townshend - Big Tasty Ed (Depth Charge Part 1)

The original version of this was at number 93 in the UK singles charts 20 years ago back in July 1998. I can remember a lot of Fuzz Townshend tracks being played by Steve Lamacq on Radio 1's Evening Session in the late 90s. But what I can't remember is what the original version of 'Big Tasty Ed' sounded like, and YouTube can only offer two remixes plucked from the B sides of the single. Packed full of heavy breakbeats and a diverse palette of sounds and vibes from different electronic genres, this remix by Depth Charge is a fine example of late 90s trip hop. Townshend was the drummer for Pop Will Eat Itself and Bentley Rhythm Ace. His debut solo album 'All In' was released in 1999, and while he has also performed drumming duties for The Wonder Stuff and The Beat, Townshend became involved in the world of journalism, as well as starting up a classic car restoration business. He is now perhaps best known as the host of TV show Car SOS.