Ade Edmondson & The Bad Shepherds 30th September 2009

While a drama student in Manchester in the 1970s, Ade Edmondson formed a comedy group that included Rik Mayall and performed several times at Band on the Wall. Now a renowned comedian and actor, Edmondson returned to the venue over 30 years later — this time as musician and vocalist, heading his own folk rock band The Bad Shepherds.

In this excerpt, Ade and the band perform a convincing and distinctive version of Johnny Rotten’s (John Lydon) “Anger in an Energy”.

Filmed by the Band on the Wall AV Unit on 30 September 2009 as part of the venue’s reopening celebration programme