Ed Kuepper

Blues, Musical Artist

1955 –

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Who is Ed Kuepper?

Edmund "Ed" Kuepper is an Australian guitarist, vocalist and songwriter. He co-founded the punk band The Saints, the experimental post-punk group Laughing Clowns and later the grunge-like The Aints. He has also recorded over a dozen albums in his own name with a variety of backing bands, including Ed Kuepper and the Yard Goes On Forever, Ed Kuepper and his Oxley Creek Playboys, Ed Kuepper and The Institute Of Nude Wrestling, The Exploding Universe of Ed Kuepper, Ed Kuepper and the New Imperialists and presently Ed Kuepper and the Kowalski Collective.

In 1976 Kuepper and the Saints were one of the first Australian acts to form their own record label, Fatal Records, to release that band's first single " Stranded". In 1980 Kuepper started up Prince Melon Records to release his work with Laughing Clowns.

Kuepper was awarded ARIAs for Best Independent Australian Release in 1993, for Black Ticket Day, and 1994 for Serene Machine and was nominated for similar awards in 1992, 1995, 1996, 1997 and 1998. He was one of Australia's most prolific recording artists in the early nineties.

In recent years Kuepper has been involved in soundtracking radio drama and experimental films. He toured Australia and Europe performing semi-improvised music to some of these films under the banner of MFLL. Venues included The Institute of Modern Art, Sydney Opera House, The Austrian Film Museum and The Cartier Foundation, where Kuepper has the distinction of being the only rock musician to be invited to play apart from the Velvet Underground.

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Dec 20, 1955
Also known as
  • Kuepper, Ed
  • Edmund Kuepper
  • Ed Kuepper and His Oxley Creek Playboys
  • Kuepper, Ed and His Oxley Creek Playboys
  • Australia
  • West Germany

on July 23, 2013


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