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Friday 28th March 2014

'MAKE MY DAY' VIDEO LAUNCHED

Taken from the new Fast Eddie Clarke album 'Make My Day - Back To Blues' which is out on 14th April through Secret Records, this is the new blues album from Eddie.

Having cut his teeth on early Stones, Yardbirds and John Mayall tracks before joining Motorhead, Eddie has now teamed up with Bill Sharpe, the accomplished pianist from Shakatak, on keys. Written and recorded in collaboration with Sharpe, this album goes straight back to Eddie's blues roots.

The 10 track CD comes complete with a 16 page booklet featuring photos, lyrics and sleeve notes by Fast Eddie Clarke himself.

www.makemydaybacktoblues.com

www.secretrecordslimited.com



Tuesday 3rd September 2013

NEW FASTWAY STORE LAUNCHED

There's a brand new Fastway store just launched which every fan of the band should check out...

Click here for the new Fastway store...

Monday 25th June 2012

INTERVIEW WITH SHOCKWAVES/HARD RADIO'S BOB NALBANDIAN

Bob Nalbandian interviews Fast Eddie on Shockwaves/Hard Radio...

Click here for the interview...

Tuesday 17th January 2012

INTERVIEW WITH ROCKPAGES NOW ONLINE

Here's a great interview with Eddie by Yiannis Dolas of Rockpages.gr...

Click here for the interview...

Thursday 3rd November 2011

NEW REVIEW OF FASTWAY: 'EAT DOG EAT' NOW ONLINE

Here's the latest review of the new Fastway album 'Eat Dog Eat'. Plenty more to come over the coming weeks...

Click here for the review...

Wednesday 12th October 2011

'LEAVE THE LIGHT ON' NOW STREAMING ONLINE

FASTWAY: 'Leave The Light On' taken from new album 'Eat Dog Eat' out on Steamhammer/SPV November 2012.

FASTWAY Leave The Light On by Steamhammer/SPV

NEW REVIEW OF FASTWAY: 'EAT DOG EAT' NOW ONLINE

Here's the latest review of the new Fastway album 'Eat Dog Eat'. Plenty more to come over the coming weeks...

Click here for the review...

Thursday 29th September 2011

FASTWAY; 'EAT DOG EAT' NOW AVAILABLE FOR ONLINE PRE-ORDER

'Eat Dog Eat' is now available for pre-order. Just hit the relevant link...

Germany:
Amazon
EMP
Nuclear Blast shop


Switzerland:
Cede
EMP
Austria:
EMP
Sweden:
Ginza
CD On
Sweden Rock Online


England:
Amazon
EMP
EMP
Italy:
EMP
France:
Amazon
EMP


Spain:
EMP
Finland:
EMP
Denmark:
EMP
Holland:
Large
 


Tuesday 20th September 2011

FIRST REVIEW OF FASTWAY; 'EAT DOG EAT' NOW ONLINE

Here's the first review of the new Fastway album 'Eat Dog Eat'. Plenty more to come over the coming weeks...

Click here for the review...

Tuesday 6th September 2011

FASTWAY SIGN WITH SPV WITH NEW LINE-UP AND NEW ALBUM

Fastway is the brainchild of Ex-Motorhead guitar player Fast Eddie Clarke.

Formed in 1983 the first album 'Fastway' entered the UK Charts at #43 and received very good reviews. One year later 'All Fired Up' was released and due to high profile support tours in the US with Scorpions and Rush, the album was a great success.

In 1985 'Waiting For The Roar' saw the light of day and Fastway supported AC/DC on their 'Fly On The Wall' tour over the whole of Europe. 1986 the band wrote the soundtrack for the horror movie 'Trick Or Treat' starring Ozzy Osbourne and Gene Simmons.

After 1986 Fastway released two more studio albums with a different line up and several live and best of albums.

'Eat Dog Eat' is the first new studio album since 1990. Together with new vocalist Toby Jepson (Ex-Little Angels) Fast Eddie Clarke wrote some of his strongest songs. 'Leave The Light On' or 'Sick As A Dog' are only two examples from this varied album.

Fast Eddie Clarke reckons: "By far the best thing I have done since the first Fastway album. THIS IS CLASSIC ROCK AT ITS BEST!!!!!!!"

Steamhammer/SPV is proud to have Fast Eddie Clarke and Fastway on their label for Europe.

Olly Hahn, A&R Steamhammer says: "It`s an honour to have Fast Eddie Clarke and his band on our label. He was THE guitar player in Motörhead but also with FASTWAY he delivered awesome music. With 'Eat Dog Eat' he`s definitely back... probably better than ever!"

The album will be released in Germany on November 11th and in Europe on November 14th.

TRACKLISTING:

1. Deliver Me 4:41
2. Fade Out 4:05
3. Leave The Light On 3:55
4. Loving Fool 4:30
5. Dead And Gone 5:49
6. Sick As A Gog 3:44
7. Freedom Song 3:52
8. Do You Believe 4:04
9. Love I Need 4:37
10. On And On 3:53

download exclusive:

11. Only If You Want It 4:06

Thursday 24th March 2011

Eddie did an interview with Jason Saulnier of MusicLegends.ca recently and here it is...

In this interview...

Talk about the new Fastway album.
In North America the Fastway song 'Say What You Will' receiving airplay still to this day.
Eddie talks about the beginnings of Fastway.
What amplifiers and guitars were used on the classic Fastway albums.
Eddie talks about the recording of Motorhead albums, especially what was used on Ace of Spades.
How loud Motorhead played live.



Click here for the original MusicLegends.ca webpage that Jason's interview was first published on...

Thursday 24th March 2011

The New Fastway Album: Tracklisting Revealed

'Dog Eat Dog'
Produced by Toby Jepson
Executive Producer Eddie Clarke
Engineer Ewan Davies
Assistant Sam

Recorded and Mixed at Chapel Studio’s, Lincoln

Drums: Matt Eldridge
Bass and Vocals: Toby Jepson
Guitars: Fast Eddie Clarke

Deliver Me
Fade Out
Lovin' Fool
On And On
Dead And Gone
Sick As A Dog
Freedom Song
Who Do You Believe?
Love I Need
Only If You Want It

Thursday 17th February 2011

The New Fastway Album: The Story So Far

Back In August 2010 after failing to put the 2007 Fastway line up together for some summer shows, Eddie approached Toby Jepson about recording the material they had written in 2008 for a Fastway album which never reached the studio due to circumstances beyond their control.

Eddie set about the task of digging out the demos from 2008 and started sending them to Toby. As they were uncovered they both quickly realised that not only was the material sounding great but they had enough for an album. So they set about organizing the project.

Toby had played the bass on the demos and done an amazing job so why not use him on the album.... sorted.

Toby had been producing the Virgin Mary's earlier in the summer so Eddie suggested he took the helm at the proposed recording session.

Toby also had a good relationship with a drummer called Matt Eldridge and suggested he drummed on the session. Eddie agreed to give him a try and took Toby's word that Matt was the man for the job. He was not dissapointed.

Of course the next thing on the agenda was rehearsals. Matt hailed from Portsmouth so they decided to do rehearsals down there.

So all was set for an interesting couple of weeks to see if the material could be made to work in a live situation. All went better than expected, everyone got on great and the music was starting to really make sense. In Eddies words; "We were steaming".

Time to book the studio. Toby had been working at a place Eddie knew very well from the old days, The Chapel in Lincolnshire. Well it was perfect. Eddie had fond memories of the studio and the people who ran it and Toby had just been working there with the Mary's. It was perfect!

Toby also had a great relationship with the engineer Ewan Davies who Eddie says "has x-ray hearing!"

The studio was booked for two weeks at the end of September. The guys arrived, set up and had a day's rehearsal and then got down to making a red hot album.

The good thing about Chapel, Eddie recalls, is "the fact you are there 24/7 so you eat sleep and shit the recording."

Eddie recalls how they tried to stick to the demo's as much as possible. "There were some great moments that we really did not want to lose. We did not want encounter like that well known head fuck Demo Fever, which is where you re-record the tracks and they never sound quite as good as the demo.

"The songs didn't dissapoint. 'Deliver Me' was sounding awesome and the end of 'Fade Out' blew us away. The new songs, which on the demo had no final arrangement, were sounding better than we could have hoped for. The rehearsals had really paid off.

"Toby's vocals were really working well with the new guitar parts and the worries we had about the unknown tracks washed away as they were played back at 1000 watts..."

During one of the few breaks Toby was looking through a magazine and he came across some illustrations by an artist he was a bit of a fan of - James Flames - and after showing Eddie some of his work they decided to contact him and see if he would be interested in doing something for the cover. To our surprise he was a fan of the first Fastway album and he got very excited at the prospect of doing the artwork for the sleeve.

During recording the issue of what to call the album came up, so a list was posted on the control room wall and anyone could put their suggestions on the list. Not all were great but one stuck in Eddie and Toby's mind. It was Dog Eat Dog...

Well they thought "no, we can't use that, it's a bit, you know... but as time went on it was the only title they could see. They recall; "We didn't have much choice in the end. 'Dog Eat Dog' would not go away, so we went with it.

Eddie recalls the actual recording process; "No recording is trouble free. I think in reality you do not want it to be. We had our moments but as recordings go this one went pretty smoothly.

"Toby's voice held up well and his bass playing was spot on."

Eddie was in his element - after all it had been 17 years since he last made an album - apart from his favourite amp blowing up! But fortunately it was quickly repaired.

No as sessions go this was a GREAT ONE...

Time to pack up and go home. The mixing was still to be done and would be completed in ten day's time at the Chapel in the mixing suite with Ewan at the helm...

Eddie added; "Coming back from the studio was like coming back off tour. You really don't know what to do with yourself. You just want to be back there doing it.

"I have to say the rough mixes were sounding incredible, which is rare. Normally you get home and you're not sure. 'Maybe this could be better' and 'that's not right'. The kind of self doubt creeps in.

"Well not this time. The tracks sounded great - yes, there were some things that definitely could have been done different and some things maybe could have been better but the overall thing was rocking and that's what we wanted."

Now the time had come to head back to Lincoln and start the mixing. Eddie continues; "Unfortunately, due to some people's other commitments we only had eight days but we were hoping this would be enough.

"Trouble greeted us when we arrived. Ewan had been working on a Don Airey session and it had over-run which meant his mood was somewhat negative but after a couple of short days he had recovered sufficiently to soldier on at full speed.

"All in all we got through the mixing OK and came away with everything mixed, even though there were a few question marks over a couple of the tracks. The main worry was 'Deliver Me', which was to be the first track on the album and one we felt needed to be spot on.

"I contacted an old friend of mine, Matt Howe, who had helped me put my 'Anthology' Album together and asked him to remix 'Deliver Me'.

"Well the results were brilliant he got on board with the essence of the track and did us proud.

"After this the talk was of remixing some other tracks but when Toby and I discussed it we could not decide which ones to do. That says to me 'leave well alone'.

"That's the story so far and here's hoping we find someone to put the album out who gets from it the buzz we get every time we listen to it."

Fastway interview and press requests should be emailed directly to Steve Goldby by clicking here...

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Tuesday 10th August 2010

FAST EDDIE CLARKE INTERVIEWED BY SCOTT ADAMS

This is one of the best interviews Eddie has done for a while. A lot of insight into the Motorhead and Fastway years here...

Just click here to read the interview.

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Tuesday 29th September 2009

OFFICIAL FAST EDDIE MESSAGE BOARD IS LIVE

At long last, we have a forum for our visitors to post their comments, requests and suggestions...

We've teamed up with MetalTalk.net to bring you a great message board where all Fast Eddie fans can post their messages and meet, greet and converse with their fellow rock brethren.

Just click here to hit the message board page.

Click here to open an account and join in the chat...

In the unlikely event that you experience problems with this message board, click here to contact us and we'll get right on the case...

And there's more... we're going to do a complete site review real soon and add a lot of new content. Stay posted. And please feel free to contact us with any site suggestions or messages for Eddie.

EDDIE APPEARS ON NEW GIRLSCHOOL ALBUM "LEGACY"

Girlschool will release its 30th-anniversary album, "Legacy" , on October 24 in Germany, October 27 in Europe and November 4 in the USA via Wacken Records / SPV . The CD will feature a plethora of special guests, including "Fast" Eddie, Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath), Ronnie James Dio (Black Sabbath, Rainbow, Dio), Lemmy and Phil Campbell from Motorhead and a couple of members of Twisted Sister. The group's original guitarist Kelly Johnson , who died last year performs on the openening track "Everything's The Same".

GIRLSCHOOL
"Legacy"

Out in Germany - October 24th, 2008
Out In Europe - October 27th, 2008
Out In the USA - November 4th, 2008
(on Wacken Records / SPV)

Available as jewel case and download!

Tracklisting:
1) Everything's The Same (feat. Kelly Johnson on percussion - her ashes)
2) From The Other Side
3) I Spy (Girlschool Mix)
4) Spend Spend Spend ( feat. J.J. French - guitar solo )
5) Whole New World ( feat. Neil Murray - bass, Phil Campbell - lead guitar solo)
6) Just Another Day ( feat. Phil Campbell - guitar solo)
7) Legend ( feat. Neil Murray - bass)
8) Still Waters
9) Metropolis ( feat. Fast Eddie Clarke - guitar solo) Motörhead cover
10) Don`t Mess Around ( feat. Eddie Ojeda - guitar solo)
11) Zeitgeist
12) Don't Talk To Me ( feat. Lemmy on bass, vocals and triangle)

Bonus Tracks:
13) I Spy (Dio/Iommi Mix) ( feat. Ronnie James Dio on vocals, Tony Iommi - lead guitar)
14) London
15) Emergency

To view the Gydget click here.


FASTWAY IN JAPAN

Eddie and the band returned home from Japan last week. Click here for some great pictures of the events...

ONE GIG TO GO

Eddie and the band returned home from Japan last week and that leaves just one gig left in 2007. That's Hard Rock Hell at Minehead on Sunday 11th November 2007. Also on the bill are McQueen, Saxon, Twisted Sister, UFO, Diamond Head and Tesla.

Click here for the Hard Rock Hell Official Site.

GRASPOP AND SWEDEN ROCK PICTURES

Thanks to Joaquim Valls from Catalunya for these shots of Fastway at Sweden Rock 2007 and Graspop 2007... Click here....

KELLY JOHNSON

Kelly Johnson, original member of Girlschool passed away on Sunday the 15th of July after fighting a six year battle with cancer of the spine.

As a long time associate with very fond memories of some tremendous times, Eddie would like to express his condolences on this very sad occasion.

Kelly - you'll never be forgotten.

kelly johnoson

INTERVIEW WITH EDDIE ON Metal-Rules

Marko Syrjälä interviewed Eddie at Sweden Rock in June for top site www.Metal-Rules.com. Read the interview in full right here...

FASTWAY CONFIRMED FOR JAPAN

Fastway are now confirmed for the Loud Park 2007 Festival In Japan which will take place in October. Stand by for more information...

FASTWAY TO PLAY HARD ROCK HELL

Fastway continue to add dates to their trek around the festivals of the UK and Europe. Next up is set for November. Chances are it may be a bit nippy so bring a coat!

You can catch Toby, "Fast" Eddie, John and Steve at the Hard Rock Hell festival scheduled to take place November 9th - 11th at Butlins in Minehead, Somerset UK.

Click here for the Hard Rock Hell Official Site.

MOTORHEADENGLAND LAUNCHED

A brand new top quality website featuring Motorhead and Fast Eddie news has just been launched. Visit this excellent site to stay on top of all the latest from Lemmy and the band.

Click here for MotorheadEngland.

HYDE PARK PICTURES ONLINE

Sunday's gig in London's Hyde Park was triumphant and here are the very first pictures. We will hopefuly have a review online in the very near future...

Click here for the Hyde Park pictures....

ANTHOLOGY

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Order Anthology from Amazon here....

On Monday 4th June 2007, Sanctuary Records released 'Fast' Eddie Clarke - Anthology' on the Castle Music label. This is the definitive Fast Eddie album and is a two-disc collection of Eddie’s musical canon taking-in his varied steps onto the Rock ‘n’ Roll ladder through his collaborative ventures and then finally his solo work in the new millennium. Proving resoundingly that the Fast one has plenty of live ammunition lodged in that bullet belt.

Catalogue Number: CMQDD1507. Bar Code: 5050749 415073. Format: CD

Click Here To Order

Album Information Right Here...

FASTWAY LIVE 2007

The Fastway line-up for the 2007 gigs has unexpectedly changed. Singer John 'Harv' Harbinson is unable to commit to more than the original bookings and has regrettably left the band. Eddie and the band wish John all the very best for the future. John's replacement is Toby Jepson, formerly of Little Angels.

So the new line-up is as follows:

Fast Eddie Clarke - Guitars
Toby Jepson (Little Angels) - Vocals
John McManus (Mama's Boys) - Bass
Steve Strange - Drums

You can find out more about Toby Jepson and John McManus on their official sites.

Toby Jepson
John McManus

The mass interest in Fastway recently has led to a lot of talk and a lot of rumours about releases and gigs surfacing. Not everything that you hear or read about is true and if it's not published on here, it's not official.

However, the good news is that Fast Eddie will be playing in the summer as Fastway with the band hitting the European Festivals in a big way this Summer.

The Sweden Rock Festival, Saturday 9th June in Soelvesborg, Sweden. Click here for The Sweden Rock Site.
The Download Festival, Donington, Sunday 10th June in Donington Park, England. Click here for The Download Festival Site.
Fields of Rock Festival, Holland Saturday 16th June
Grasspop Festival, Belgium, Friday 22nd June
Hyde Park Calling, London, Sunday 24th June
Wakken Open Air Festival, Germany Friday 3rd August

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FAST EDDIE CLARKE CD & DOWNLOAD STORE - February 28 2007

Just launched - the Fast Eddie CD & Download store. This is the official store where you can download or order Eddie's original tracks and CD's. More to be added soon.

Click here to enter the store


BASTARDS AND FAST EDDIE CLARKE, BOEBLINGEN, FEB 19th 2005



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