Known for his political comedy, he has appeared on Australian TV shows, including Kath and Kim and Spicks and Specks. Eddie released the popular solo album Angry Eddie after featuring on the anti-Howard Government compilation Rock Against Howard and, earlier than that, the little known Welcome to the Inside of Ed's Head. Eddie was awarded the best entertainer in The Bulletin's Brightest 100 Australians for his caustic lyrics, impeccable timing and "boy-next-door looks"
Eddie has appeared in live stage shows including The Big Con with veteran Australian actor and impersonator Max Gillies in 2005, and his solo show Drink Pepsi, Bitch!. His work satirises Australian politics and society, as well as consumerist culture. "Drink Pepsi, Bitch!" has toured the Edinburgh Fringe, London's Menier Chocolate Factory, Auckland Festival, Christchurch Festival, Malthouse Theatre Melbourne, the Adelaide Fringe and Sydney Cracker Comedy Festival. Currently Perfect is writing an Australian musical which had a workshop showing at the Adelaide Cabaret Festival on July 17th, 2007. Titled "Shane Warne: The musical" - the piece underwent further workshopping in early 2008 culminating in five work-in-progress showings at The Hi-Fi Bar and Ballroom as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival. "Shane Warne The Musical" has its world premier at the Athenaeum Theatre on December 10th 2008 before embarking on a national tour. In 2007 Eddie appeared in "Keating! the Musical" playing several characters & wearing fishnet stockings performed a devastating parody of Alexander Downer.
As stated in the introduction to his album Welcome to the Inside of Ed's Head, "some songs are funny, some are not." Dark topics include submission to domestic violence (The Lord Hath Prepared A House), murder with a blender (Juice Bar Girl) and living with a brain tumour (What if). His satire often proceeds by stating his targeted proposition, sometimes in the introduction to the song, elaborating on it in successive verses, and repeating it with increasing irony in each chorus: examples include Gay People Shouldn't Get Married, Hooray for Ray (Martin, MP3) and Dwayne's Song ("Some Of My Best Friends Are Aboriginal"). While many songs are political diatribes (John Howard's Bitches, Guantanamo Bay), his subjects are just as often taken from ordinary middle-class experiences such as working in a telemarketing call center, waiting for a movie to be released on DVD (Poor Little Middle Class Me) or quitting a job (Why not leave?). His love songs often take a self-deprecating stance, which contrasts with the supreme confidence of his delivery: The Blondeness Of You, (I wanna just) Live To Regret Loving You and the elegy Someone Like That, written for his mentor Nick Enright. Recreational drug use is a common theme, as in the mock-gospel Don't Wanna Be Down.
Stefani channels a range of blondeness; CONCERT REVIEW: Froth was the operative word for her program, presented in a thin and reedy voice.(NEWS)(Concert review)
Jun 06, 2007; Byline: Jon Bream; Staff Writer Gwen Stefani is all about blonde ambition. In concert Tuesday at the Xcel Energy Center, the pop...