Well, this guy’s not gonna generate much traffic for the site, but what the hell. Wreckless Eric was a product of the great Stiff Records, which in the early punk years was responsible for such acts as Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Madness, Ian Dury and the Blockheads, Any Trouble, Graham Parker, and the Damned.
While all of these acts bore the distinctive Stiff stamp, each had its own distinctive quality – and none was more distinctive than Eric’s. Think Tiny Tim for alternative music. The man made Bob Dylan sound like a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. However, if you can get past Eric’s vocals, you find yourself humming along to some really outstanding punk-pop.
Hear for yourself:
[MP3] Wreckless Eric – “Whole Wide World” EXPIRED
[MP3] Wreckless Eric – “Reconnez Cherie” EXPIRED
[MP3] Wreckless Eric – “Take the Cash (K.A.S.H.)” EXPIRED
Buy some Wreckless Eric for your record collection!