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Urban Edge

Alternative Rock
Winston Salem, North Carolina, USA

Urban Edge was a power pop group from Winston Salem, NC. Jason Buss (Keyboards, Vocals), Jerry Chapman (Bass, Vocals), Jerry Finley (Drums, Vocals) and Tom Shaw (Guitar, Vocals) joined together in 1986, recording their first effort, Bottom of the Stairs, in December of that year. Subsequent gigging in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Georgia secured them the attention of producer, Mitch Easter (Let’s Active, R.E.M.). Upon hearing their demos, Easter recorded the band in 1988 and 1990 for the group’s second release, Songs From the Hydrogen Jukebox. The band changed their name to Two Pound Planet for that release.


1986 Bottom of the Stairs

Bottom of the Stairs

1986 Independent

Tom Shaw - Guitar, Vocals
Jerry Finley - Drums, Vocals
Jason Buss - Keyboards, Vocals
Jerry Chapman - Bass, Vocals

  1. Walk on By
  2. She
  3. On Your Feet (Or On Your Knees)
  4. Morning Earth Turn
  5. Runaway
  6. The Only One
  7. Never Dance Alone
  8. Rhythm
  9. I Don't Want You
  10. All My Days Will Shine
  11. Tuesday's Garden