Ed Kuepper



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Birthname: Edmund Kuepper
Nationality: Australian
Born: Dec 20 1955


Biography

To describe Ed Kuepper's career in terms of his unique artistic vision is to understate the impact of his significant influence on contemporary music.

His career has spanned over three decades, beginning in 1973 when he formed the original version of the proto punk band The Saints in Brisbane Australia.

Recording that ground breaking bands first single [I’m] Stranded on the bands own label Fatal records in 1976, and following that up with three albums that refused to fit into any notions of ''punk'' correctness.

When the original Saints split Kuepper returned to Australia and formed ... Read more

To describe Ed Kuepper's career in terms of his unique artistic vision is to understate the impact of his significant influence on contemporary music.

His career has spanned over three decades, beginning in 1973 when he formed the original version of the proto punk band The Saints in Brisbane Australia.

Recording that ground breaking bands first single [I’m] Stranded on the bands own label Fatal records in 1976, and following that up with three albums that refused to fit into any notions of ''punk'' correctness.

When the original Saints split Kuepper returned to Australia and formed what in the eyes of many, was an even bolder enterprise Laughing Clowns.

A band that drew on Kuepper’s past but also moved into relatively uncharted territory with its use of horns and avant- jazz inspired drumming.

From 1985 Kuepper launched an extensive and prolific solo career which has seen the release of more than 15 albums as well as several soundtracks and music composed for experimental film.
Kuepper was awarded and nominated for a string of ARIA awards throughout the 1990’s and was inducted into the Aria Hall of Fame in 2001 a move that was considered long overdue by many observers
In recent years, Kuepper has been involved in sound tracking radio drama and experimental films. Recording and touring in Australia and Europe with his own bands as well as playing guitar with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Kuepper also relaunched his Prince Melon Records label in 2007.
Kuepper is currently working on a new album entitled ‘’Electricity, the high priest of all security’’ amongst other things.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

To describe Ed Kuepper's career in terms of his unique artistic vision is to understate the impact of his significant influence on contemporary music.

His career has spanned over three decades, beginning in 1973 when he formed the original version of the proto punk band The Saints in Brisbane Australia.

Recording that ground breaking bands first single [I’m] Stranded on the bands own label Fatal records in 1976, and following that up with three albums that refused to fit into any notions of ''punk'' correctness.

When the original Saints split Kuepper returned to Australia and formed what in the eyes of many, was an even bolder enterprise Laughing Clowns.

A band that drew on Kuepper’s past but also moved into relatively uncharted territory with its use of horns and avant- jazz inspired drumming.

From 1985 Kuepper launched an extensive and prolific solo career which has seen the release of more than 15 albums as well as several soundtracks and music composed for experimental film.
Kuepper was awarded and nominated for a string of ARIA awards throughout the 1990’s and was inducted into the Aria Hall of Fame in 2001 a move that was considered long overdue by many observers
In recent years, Kuepper has been involved in sound tracking radio drama and experimental films. Recording and touring in Australia and Europe with his own bands as well as playing guitar with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Kuepper also relaunched his Prince Melon Records label in 2007.
Kuepper is currently working on a new album entitled ‘’Electricity, the high priest of all security’’ amongst other things.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

To describe Ed Kuepper's career in terms of his unique artistic vision is to understate the impact of his significant influence on contemporary music.

His career has spanned over three decades, beginning in 1973 when he formed the original version of the proto punk band The Saints in Brisbane Australia.

Recording that ground breaking bands first single [I’m] Stranded on the bands own label Fatal records in 1976, and following that up with three albums that refused to fit into any notions of ''punk'' correctness.

When the original Saints split Kuepper returned to Australia and formed what in the eyes of many, was an even bolder enterprise Laughing Clowns.

A band that drew on Kuepper’s past but also moved into relatively uncharted territory with its use of horns and avant- jazz inspired drumming.

From 1985 Kuepper launched an extensive and prolific solo career which has seen the release of more than 15 albums as well as several soundtracks and music composed for experimental film.
Kuepper was awarded and nominated for a string of ARIA awards throughout the 1990’s and was inducted into the Aria Hall of Fame in 2001 a move that was considered long overdue by many observers
In recent years, Kuepper has been involved in sound tracking radio drama and experimental films. Recording and touring in Australia and Europe with his own bands as well as playing guitar with Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds. Kuepper also relaunched his Prince Melon Records label in 2007.
Kuepper is currently working on a new album entitled ‘’Electricity, the high priest of all security’’ amongst other things.

This biography was provided by the artist or their representative.

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