Edwyn performs AGLY live on the Conan O'Brien show, 1995. Paul Cook on drums, Clare Kenny on bass, Steve Skinner on guitar. Plus a strange interview with Conan.

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Comment by Bob Iaconi on March 19, 2011 at 15:17
The GREATEST EVER!!!!!!!!!!!!! We LOve You and Your Music! Thank YOU SO MUCH!
Comment by Allan Kingdom on December 22, 2009 at 1:54
I love this clip. I'm very fond of Conan, & the idea of Conan & Collins sounds like the greatest double act. Both lanky, with great quiffs too.
Comment by Stephen Skinner on December 21, 2009 at 23:00
The Conan Show sees me sporting a Black Hawk/White Loafer/White Slacks/Kenny's Leather Jacket combination.
Very strange - where was our wardrobe mistress that night?
Comment by Stephen Skinner on December 21, 2009 at 22:56
Hello Edwyn
I was always a bit of a 'softie' when it came to guitars. My Strat and Les Paul had very low actions whereas you prefered the tonal qualities offered by higher actions, heavy strings and 'manly' plectrums. Your Gretsch was a beautiful guitar - in your hands not mine. Your solos were very powerful. You even made the wrong notes sound right.
I remember having to play 50 Shades of Blue (capo), Dying Day and Salmon Fishing in New York on your lovely Fender 12 String. Now that was a challenge.
Best Wishes to you, Grace and William.
Comment by Edwyn Collins on December 21, 2009 at 17:14
Hi Stephen
Nonsense, i'm Black Hawks (2) in tune no problem . Of course i'm arm doesn't work. -Edwyn
Comment by Stephen Skinner on December 21, 2009 at 12:09
Hello Konstantini and Seasons Greetings from a very cold Yorkshire

I would say I was 'wrestling' Edwyn's Black Hawk as opposed to playing it.
That guitar was a real beast and could only be tamed by Edwyn.
His Telecaster was my favourite guitar. It was....er....versatile.
Comment by konstantinl on December 20, 2009 at 14:46
If you have 2 that's about 0.5% of all the Black Hawks ever made!

Thanks for sating my curiosity, I'm afraid I consider guitars as...well, fetish objects....
Comment by Edwyn Collins on December 19, 2009 at 20:55
Hi Konstantinl
Yes, Steve playing my old Black Hawk I got 2 Black Hawk. See you-Edwyn
Comment by konstantinl on December 10, 2009 at 23:17
Is Steve Skinner playing Edwyn's old Gretsch Black Hawk in this vid?

It might seem an odd thing to ask but I consider Edwyn's old Gretsch Black Hawk as a national heirloom like the Stone of Destiny or the Scottish crown jewels.

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