Wreckless Eric

(Newhaven, East Sussex early 77 – 80)

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

Various Artists – A Bunch of Stiff Records LP (Stiff, SEEZ-2) released Apr 77
Tracks: Whole Wide World

Whole Wide World 7” (Stiff, BUY-16) released Aug 77
Tracks: Whole Wide World, Semaphore signals

Various Artists – Excerpts From Stiff’s Greatest Hits LP (Stiff, FREEB-2) released 77
Tracks: Whole wide world

Various Artists – Live Stiffs Live LP (Stiff, GET-1) recorded Lyceum, London 28-10-77, released Feb 78
Tracks: Reconnez Cherie, Semaphore signals

Reconnez Cherie 7” (Stiff, BUY-25) released Feb 78
Tracks: Reconnez cherie, Rags & Tatters

Wreckless Eric LP (Stiff, SEEZ-6) released Mar 78
Tracks: Reconnez cherie, Rags n tatters, Waxworks, Telephoning home, Grown ups, Whole wide world, Rough kids, Personal hygiene, Brainthieves, There isn’t anything else

Wreckless Eric 10” LP (Stiff, SEEZ-B6) released Mar 78
Tracks: Reconnez cherie, Rags n tatters, Waxworks, Grown ups, Rough kids, Personal hygiene, Brainthieves, There isn’t anything else

Take The Kash 7” (Stiff, BUY-34) released Oct 78
Tracks: Take the Kash, Girlfriend

Various Artists – Be Stiff Tour 12” (Stiff, ODD-2) recorded Leeds University 4-11-78, released 79
Tracks: Be stiff (as Wreckless Eric & Four Rough Men), Be Stiff (as The Entire Ensemble)

Various Artists – Be Stiff Tour Sampler: Train Version LP (Stiff, DEAL-1) released 78
Tracks: Crying waiting hoping, Rain

The Wonderful World of Wreckless Eric LP (Stiff, SEEZ-9) released Oct 78
Tracks: Walking on the surface of the moon, Take the kash, Dizzy, Veronica, Roll over rock ola, I wish it would rain, The final taxi, Let’s go to the pictures, Girlfriend, Crying waiting hoping

I Wish It Would Rain 7” (Stiff, BUY-40) released Nov 78
Tracks: I wish it would rain, Crying waiting hoping

Various Artists – Heroes & Cowards LP (Stiff, SEEZ-0) released 78, Italy
Tracks: Whole Wide World

Various Artists – Cant start dancin’ LP (Stiff, SOUNDS-3) released Sep 78 given away free/mail order with Sounds
Tracks: Semaphore signals, I wish it would rain

Various Artists – English Waves! LP (RCA Victor, PLWL-1009) released 78
Tracks: There isn’t anything else

Various Artists – Stiff Records Box Set No. 2 10 x 7” (Stiff, BUY 11-20) released Nov 78
Tracks: Whole wide world, Semaphore signals

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

BBC John Peel session recorded 25-9-77
Tracks: Whole wide world, Semaphore signals, Personal hygiene, Rags and tatters, Reconnez cherie

Unreleased 7” (Stiff, LAST-3) recorded Oct 77
Tracks: Excuse me, Piccadilly menial, Personal Hygiene, Rags & Tatters

BBC John Peel session recorded 1-3-78
Tracks: Semaphore signals, Waxworks, Grown ups, Brain thieves

Paris Theatre, London 78
Tracks: Let’s go to the pictures, Take the kash, Veronica, Walking on the surface of the moon, Whole wide world

Bottom Line, New York 17-12-78
Tracks: Whole Wide World, Reconnez Cherie, Take the cash (K.A.S.H.)

 

Further Information;

http://wrecklesseric.com
http://www.punkbrighton.co.uk/wrecklesseric.html
http://www.punk77.co.uk/groups/wreckless_eric.htm
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wreckless_Eric

Line ups:

.                                         Wreckless Eric
Wreckless Eric #1             & the New Rockets            Wreckless Eric #2
Early 77 – oct 77               Oct – nov 77                       78
Eric Goulden (voc/gtr)       Ian Dury (drms)                  Eric Goulden (voc/gtr)
Nick Lowe (bass)              Denise Roudette (bass)     Charlie Hart (keyb)
Larry Wallis (keyb)            Eric Goulden (voc/gtr)        Dave Otway (drms)
Ian Dury (drms)                 Davey Payne (sax)            Steve Goulding (drms)
Denise Roudette (bass)    Henry Badowski (keyb)      Davey Payne (sax)
Steve Goulding (drms)                                                  Nick Lowe (bass)
.                                                                                     Barry Payne (bass)
#3                                      #4
78                                      79-80
John Brown (bass)           Dave Otway (drms)
Eric Goulden (voc/gtr)      John Brown (bass)
Pete Sulley (keyb)            Eric Goulden (voc/gtr)
Malcolm Morley (gtr)         Walter Hacon (gtr)
Geir Waade (drms)          Malcolm Morley (gtr)
Joe Partridge (gtr)            Pete Sulley (keyb)
.                                        Pete Gosling (gtr)

Ian Dury & Davey Payne also in Ian Dury & the Blockheads
Nick Lowe also in Rockpile, Henry Badowski is ex-Chelsea, Mysterons, and later in King
Steve Goulding also in Nick Lowe band
Barry Payne is ex-Johnny 7 Combo
Larry Wallis is ex-Pink Fairies
Nick Lowe & Larry Wallis also in Larry Wallis’ Psychedelic Rowdies
Geir Waade is ex-Choirboys.  Pete Gosling is also in Mickey Jupp‘s band
John Brown is ex-Violent Luck
Malcolm Morley is ex-Bees Make HoneyPlummet Airlines
Walter Hacon is ex-Automatics and later also Speedometers

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