Wreckless Eric - Wreckless Eric

Wreckless Eric - Wreckless Eric

Original Release Date

1978

Release Information

UK LP 1978 (Stiff - SEEZ 6)

A1 Reconnez Cherie 3:10
A2 Rags 'N' Tatters 1:28
A3 Waxworks 2:47
A4 Telephoning Home 4:00
A5 Grown Ups 2:55
B1 Whole Wide World 2:53
B2 Rough Kids 2:02
B3 Personal Hygiene 2:43
B4 Brain Thieves 3:49
B5 There Isn't Anything Else 2:36

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UK 10" LP 1978 (Stiff - SEEZ B6)

A1 Reconnez Cherie 3:10
A2 Rags 'N' Tatters 1:28
A3 Waxworks 2:47
A4 Grown Ups 2:55
B1 Rough Kids 2:02
B2 Personal Hygiene 2:43
B3 Brain Thieves 3:49
B4 There Isn't Anything Else 2:36

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UK CD 1993 (Stiff - STIFFCD 2)

1 Reconnez Cherie 3:10
2 Rags 'N' Tatters 1:28
3 Waxworks 2:47
4 Telephoning Home 4:00
5 Grown Ups 2:55
6 Whole Wide World 2:53
7 Rough Kids 2:02
8 Personal Hygiene 2:43
9 Brain Thieves 3:49
10 There Isn't Anything Else 2:36
Bonus Tracks
11 Semaphore Signals 2:52
12 Be Stiff 3:36
13 Be Stiff (Take 2) 3:35

11: B-Side of Whole Wide World 7", released August 1977
12-13: From Live Stiffs Live compilation LP, released February 1978

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UK CD 2017 (Edsel - EDSA 5056)

1 Reconnez Cherie 3:18
2 Rags 'N' Tatters 1:31
3 Waxworks 3:01 [not 4:50 as stated in booklet]
4 Telephoning Home 4:06
5 Grown Ups 3:03
6 Whole Wide World 3:00
7 Rough Kids 2:06
8 Personal Hygiene 2:48
9 Brain Thieves 3:57
10 There Isn't Anything Else 2:38
Bonus Tracks
11 Semaphore Signals 2:58
12 Reconnez Cherie (Live) 3:47
13 Semaphore Signals (Live) 3:27

11: B-Side of Whole Wide World 7", released August 1977
12: From Be Stiff Tour 12", released 1979
12: Previously unreleased out-take from the above 12"

Chart Placings

UK Chart Hit: 46, 1 wk

Credits

SEEZ 6 / SEEZ B6:

Wreckless Eric - guitar and vocals
Davey Payne - Tenor and Alto saxophones
David Lutton - Luttonesque drumming
Charlie Hart - Vox Organ, piano on "Rough Kids", and Piano accordion on "Reconnez Cherie"
Barry Payne - Bass Guitar

EXCEPT:
Telephoning Home: Wreckless guitar and vocal, Luttonesque drums, Steve Currie - Bass Guitar, John Glyn - Tenor Sax, Charlie Hart - Farfisa organ.

AND.
Whole Wide World - Wreckless vocal, Steve Goulding - drums, Nick Lowe on the Rest. Produced by Nick Lowe for Ian Dury Productions.

Everything else produced by Larry Wallis who also played guitar on "There Isn't Anything Else"
In Remote control
Recorded by Chas Herington at Bar Snack Studios
Backing vocals [on Hygiene] - the Lillettes

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EDSA 5056:

Wreckless Eric - Rickenbacker guitar through a Fender Princeton amplifier
Davey Payne - tenor and alto saxophone
David Lutton - Gretch drums
Charlie Hart - Farfisa compact organ
Barry Payne - Woolworths Audition bass guitar

Larry Wallis played lead guitar on There Isn't Anything Else
Steve Currie played bass guitar on Telephoning Home
John Glyn played tenor sax on Telephoning Home

The band on the live tracks:
Wreckless Eric - Teisco Top Twenty guitar, Hohner Orgaphon 40 amplifier
Denise Roudette - Fender Musicmaster bass, Vampower bass amp
Ian Dury - fire damaged Olympic drum kit
Davey Payne - tenor and alto saxophones

Original album produced by Larry Wallis at Pathway Studio, London
Live tracks recorded at the Lyceum Ballroom, London, on the RAK mobile and mixed by Larry Wallis in spite of Mickie Most

Project manager - Phil Penman
CD package - Jean Luke Epstein at Graphyk
CD mastering - Phil Kinrade at Alchemy
Liner notes - Terry Staunton, February 2017

Reviews & Opinions

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Additional Notes

'Personal Hygiene' and 'Brain Thieves' on back cover of LPs (and 1993 CD tray), 'Personal Hygene' and 'Brainthieves' on LP label. The Edsel CD reissue corrects the mastering speed used on the original LP (and the 1993 CD reissue). Dave Robinson decided to speed the tapes up for the original release, much to Eric's fury: the return to the correct speed accounts for the fact that most the songs on the Edsel reissue have longer running times.

Images

Wreckless Eric - Wreckless Eric - UK LP 1978 (Stiff - SEEZ 6)Wreckless Eric - Wreckless Eric - UK LP 1978 (Stiff - SEEZ 6)

UK LP 1978 (Stiff - SEEZ 6). Click here for more (Note: The inner sleeve is the same as the 10" version's inner sleeve, except the corners are angled.)

Wreckless Eric - UK 10" LP 1978 (Stiff - SEEZ B6) Wreckless Eric - UK 10" LP 1978 (Stiff - SEEZ B6)

UK 10" LP 1978 (Stiff - SEEZ B6). Brown vinyl. Click here for more

Wreckless Eric - Wreckless Eric - UK CD 1993 (Stiff - STIFFCD 2)Wreckless Eric - Wreckless Eric - UK CD 1993 (Stiff - STIFFCD 2)

UK CD 1993 (Stiff - STIFFCD 2). Click here for more

Wreckless Eric - Wreckless Eric - UK CD 2017 (Edsel - EDSA 5056)

UK CD 2017 (Edsel - EDSA 5056). Click here for more

 

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