GEORGE EDWARDS - 'Norwegian Wood'/'Never Mind, I'm Freezing' (Dunwich 45-117) March 1966

Here's a pretty damned great folk rock 45 to collect by George Edwards, who at the time was a Chicago based folkie playing the local venues. He was in the right place at the right time and started working with Dunwich Records as a session musician and was involved in the early recordings of The Shadows Of Knight.

That connection enabled him to record and release this 45 as a solo artist. 'Norwegian Wood' is his version of The Beatles classic but I'll highlight 'Never Mind, I'm Freezing' for my lyst. The vocal delivery reminds me of Sal Valentino's wavery takes and the folk rock backing is a highlight, especially the drums...pure greatness.

George Edwards (now known as Ethan Kenning) would later form H.P. Lovecraft and three of his songs recorded by them are absolute essential and perhaps my favourite Lovecraft trips .... 'Mobious Trip', 'Electrallentando' and 'Wayfaring Stranger'.


  1. Always loved the Shadows (early) and some of the stuff of HPLo, also the song of the Beatles its one of the sweetest i ve ever heard. Well, anyways, this is great. Thanks a lot -

  2. Quite simply an amazing 45. That slightly detuned guitar, the tuff rhythm section, the Lennon-esque vocals... And I like the fact that he doesn't sing the "lit a fire" bit on 'Norwegian Wood', like it's too harsh or something... Excellent!

  3. This great 45 shows what a wonderful talent George Edwards is. Another fine track is his "Quit Your Low Down Ways" that can be found on the "Dunwich Records Story" album, and fearures some excellent guitar from Steve Miller.


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