Sunday, September 28, 2008

wreckless eric: BUY 16



a bunch of stiffs. SEEZ 2.



Wreckless Eric: vocals; Steve Golding: drums; Nick Lowe: guitar; bass. Written by Wreckless Eric. Produced by Nick Lowe.

stiff BUY 16.

WRECKLESS ERIC: WHOLE WIDE WORLD from "Whole Wide World b/w Semaphore Signals" 45 (Stiff) 1977 (UK)

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7 comments:

wzjn said...

Geez man - Wreckless Eric! I saw him at a small , but wildly popular, venue in Boston call the Paradise when he first toured. Always struck me as an average Joe, but he could get my barely drinking age blood to rush!

Whole Wide World is a track I played so often at parties that everyone in my wide circle knew who it was by the time I was through. While the banality of the charts kept the masses suspended in a nyquil stupor, most anyone on Stiff reminded us that our limbs were free to flail.

ib said...

Nice story, WZJN. This 45 charted in the lower regions here in the UK with a Top Of The Pops appearance I seem to recall, but I'm not entirely sure. He had his moments, and this was probably the finest. Up until that sad day Jake Riviera walked from partner, Dave Robinson to set up Radar in '78 or 9, Stiff was a splendid label.

There is a great recent BBC documentary on Stiff circulating on British TV right now. Worth watching if you come across it. A very funny story of the Damned invading the Stiff offices en masse in an attempt to collect royalties/cash owed them which ends with Dave Robinson chasing them through Notting Hill with a baseball bat.

Nazz Nomad said...

just got Die Toten Hosen covering this with Wrecless Eric on lead vox!
Let me know if you want it.

ib said...

Hey! Thanks, Nazz. If you recommended it, by all means...

Nazz Nomad said...

since it beats watchin' the USA fall into the Great Depression part 2, I uploaded some stuff you might dig:
...
whole wide world - die toten hausen:
very faithful to the original- http://www.divshare.com/download/5476793-bce

and here's The Flakes tryin' to out-Mick Mick on Stupid Girl
http://www.divshare.com/download/5476797-18f

and Dramarama doing Memo From Turner (w/ Mick Taylor on geetar!)
http://www.divshare.com/download/5476811-274



and, last but not least, an alternate version of memo from turner from the stones:
http://www.divshare.com/download/5476825-34e

ib said...

Thanks, Nazz. Cool.

ib said...

I haven't heard ANY of these in fact. Die Toten Hausen's version is very faithful, but packs quite a punch. Pretty good...

The Flakes' take tickle me too, with that guitar shiver which recalls the Heartbreakers more than the Stones. Cheers!