CD A0121: The Rough Edge

Peter Jagger

CD Cover: The Rough EdgePeter Jagger is an excellent songwriter, a fine singer, with an edgy, dark brown voice and a strong guitar player. His influences are numerous and varied and hence his writing style is eclectic. There is a strong influence from the blues, of which he is a very capable performer, on to which are added inventive melodies and thought-provoking lyrics. Van Morrison, Cole Porter, Elvis Costello, Robert Johnson and Lowell George could be listed as major influences.

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Audio Samples

Track Listing

1 Talking About It Jagger
2 Tongue Tied Blues Jagger
3 Judging By Appearance Jagger/Pamment
4 Who's That Girl Jagger
5 Remember Me Jagger
6 Trader John's Jagger/Osborne
7 City Living Jagger/Deakin
8 Southern Comfort Jagger
9 Late In The Evening Jagger
10 Smiling Again Jagger
11 The Way It Is Jagger
12 Uncertainty Jagger
Total running time 45:33

CD Notes & Credits

Sleeve Notes

The CD booklet contains lyrics for the songs on the CD


'The Rough Edge' was recorded and mixed at TubeTemples, Solingen, Germany during 1994 and 1995 by Reinhard Finke.
It was produced by Peter Jagger and Reinhard Finke

PETER JAGGER: vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, harmonica

Simon Cowderoy
bass guitar
Roger Leece
Matthew Percival
lead guitar, washboard

Paul Asties & Bill Clift
backing vocals
Oili Wayne
Alan Richardson
Tony O'Malley
Petra Krimmel
backing vocals
Jens Filser
guitar on 'Uncertainty'

Photo on frontpage by Toril. Photo on page 7 by Nigel Tribbeck.
Artwork and other photos by Andreas Deus.

For more information contact: Fritz Kappner, Kreuzstr. 30. 42655 Solingen, Germany

Album Information

Instruments: Folk/Blues Group
Genre: Contemporary
Format: CD
Our Ref: A0121
MCPS: LC5122 #9504
Label: Valve Records
Year: 1995
Origin: Germany

Arist Information

Peter Jagger
Peter JaggerI started my career in 1976 playing guitar and singing backing vocals with Hilary James and Simon Mayor in their group ‘Spredthick’, an eclectic explosion of folk and blues, which reflected my own influences of English singer/songwriters and ragtime blues guitarists. Now, exactly 30 years later, I am releasing my first solo album. It features 13 songs, all recorded as live takes, embellished with additional guitar and vocal tracks. Benefiting from the new digital recording techniques, this album has evolved over 5 years, recording in nice places, at my own pace. Interpretations of Maxime Le Forestier (one of France’s most famous singer-songwriters), Richard Thompson and Ralph McTell I think compliment my original songs perfectly; the power of commerce, requited and unrequited love, the destruction of the English language, the lot of the pub musician and the atmosphere of a small town bar are all covered, whilst Jagger’s Rag showcases the ragtime fingerpicking guitar style, which features more and more in my live show. In the 30 years since Spredthick, I have acquired a lot of experience in many musical fields, touring, recording, in theatre and in broadcasting. Several years were spent on the blues scene, working with or opening up for many great artists including John Mayall, John Hammond, Steve Marriot, John Sebastian, Rock Bottom, Bert Jansch, John Renborne, Kent DuChaine, and often in partnership with the fabulous harmonica player Alan Richardson. During the 1990’s I toured a lot in the UK and in Europe with the Jaggernauts, my ill-disciplined and argumentative cohorts, who, much to their amusement, were once referred to as ‘my staff’. Like my two previous CDs, The Rough Edge (1995) and Easy Listening (1998), both made with the Jaggernauts, this eponymous album is released on Reinhard Finke’s excellent Valve Records label, based in Solingen, Germany. The telesales team there have had all leave suspended in anticipation of the rush to acquire copies. As well, I recorded an acoustic blues album, ‘Step it up and go’, in 1992 with Alan Richardson, in my kitchen in Charlton. I’ve always had a liking for Martin guitars and play live with a splendid, newish, D-18V, which has rather quirky intonation, which gives it a great character. For recording it’s either that or a 1965 D-18.


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