Water All Around

"Water all around...never learn how to swim now." This site is devoted to great alternative music. Like "Swingin' Party" by the Replacements from which the aforementioned lyrics hail. These posts are intended to introduce visitors to bands that I believe deserve greater attention. If you wish to have an MP3 removed, email me at zotzedwriter@yahoo.com.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Wreckless Eric

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!

1 Comments:

At 6:20 PM, Anonymous Senap said...

Nice post!
Wreckless Eric did a lot of great songs back in the days. Havn't heard the new stuff he'd put out. But these three classics is still as good as it gets. Put out some more later on with this bloke...

 

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