Ed Mundell

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Ed Mundell
Mundell in 2008
Mundell in 2008
Background information
OriginNew Jersey, United States
GenresHeavy metal, stoner rock, psychedelic rock, space rock
Occupation(s)Musician
InstrumentsGuitar
LabelsA&M, SPV, Tee Pee, MeteorCity, Off on a Comet
Associated actsMonster Magnet
The Atomic Bitchwax
Ultra Electric Mega Galactic
Daisy Cutter

Edward Mundell is an American rock guitarist known for his space rock 1970's inspired sound. From 1992 to 2010, he was the lead guitarist for stoner rock band Monster Magnet, contributing to seven albums in total.

Career[edit]

Mundell is a self-taught guitar player who grew up in New Jersey. A founding member of New Jersey stoner band The Atomic Bitchwax, he later joined Monster Magnet as lead guitarist in 1992.[1] His first recorded appearance with the band was 1993's Superjudge album. In the span of 18 years, he played on seven Monster Magnet albums in total between 1992 and 2010. He left Monster Magnet in 2010 to "collaborate with new producers, songwriters and musicians".[1]

His style is heavily influenced by psychedelic 1970s rock such as Jimi Hendrix and Tommy Bolin.

In 2011, it was announced that Mundell had formed a new project, "The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic" (UEMG). The debut album was released January 2013 with a 2014 follow-up extended EP titled Through the Dark Matter released in conjunction with UEMG's first European tour. A Mundell solo album Space Time Employment Agency, had long been in the making, with a release date in late 2021.

As of mid-2020, Mundell is recording with the band The Freeks, and actively contributes to various recordings and soundtracks as a studio musician in Los Angeles.

Personal life[edit]

Mundell has been married to film producer/rock photographer Karen M. Murphy since 2006.[2]

Musical equipment[edit]

Discography (selection)[edit]

Monster Magnet[edit]

Atomic Bitchwax[edit]

The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic[edit]

  • The Ultra Electric Mega Galactic (2013, Orbit Unlimited Records)
  • Through the Dark Matter (2014, Orbit Unlimited Records)

Other[edit]

  • Daisycutter – Shithammer Deluxe (1993, Rockville Records)
  • Solarized – Neanderthal Speedway (1999, Man's Ruin)
  • Scene Killer – Scene Killer (2001, Meteor City)
  • Gallery of Mites – Bugs on the Bluefish (2003, Meteor City)
  • Michael F. Thomas – Ruby in the Dust (2003, Raindrop Records)
  • "High Times" High Volume: The Stoner Rock Collection (The Formula – "Hello to Oblivion") – (2004, High Times Records)
  • The GlasspackBridgeburner (2004, Small Stone Records)
  • Percy SledgeShining Through the Rain (2004, Varese Records)
  • Faster PussycatThe Power and the Glory Hole (2006, Full Effect Records)
  • WaxyChainsaw Holiday (2007, Bowlleg Records)
  • Sasquatch – III (2010, Small Stone Records)
  • "Awaken" Poison Tree Records compilation (Ed Mundell: Ultra Electric Mega Galactic – "7,000 Years Through Time") (2010)
  • 9 Chambers – "9 Chambers" (2012 Sampson)
  • Abrahma – Through the Dusty Paths of Our Lives (2012, Small Stone Records)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ed Mundell Official". Archived from the original on March 4, 2016. Retrieved September 5, 2015.
  2. ^ "Ed Mundell's bio on IMDb". Retrieved September 6, 2007.
  3. ^ http://www.vguitar.com/features/artists/details.asp?AID=2099[permanent dead link]

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