catalogue

WRECKLESS ERIC

AMERICA (ORANGE VINYL EDITION) (FIRE RECORDS)

WRECKLESS ERIC - AMERICA  (ORANGE VINYL EDITION) 113582
format:
1 LPD
release:
30.06.2017
label:
FIRE RECORDS
item ID:
113582
barcode:
0809236141835
Orange vinyl, gatefold sleeve. Following on from a Fire Records reissue campaign which cast new light on a decades-long career, in 2015 Eric released his first solo album in over a decade - 'amERICa'.

It's about Eric, it's about America - a country he has toured since the late 70's, and where he has lived since 2011..

Eric played electric guitars and bass throughout, strummed a scratchy 3/4 size Framus Teenager acoustic (bought from an old blues singer down in Georgia) against simplistic drum loops of his own creation.

Here and there he called on friends and neighbours - Brian Dewan manned a malfunctioning Wurlitzer organ and other dodgy keyboards, bringing in cheap but magnificent synthetic choirs.

Jane Scarpantoni played the cello. Alexander Turnquist guested on the e-bow guitar. Eric's wife Amy Rigby assisted on piano, banjo and vocal harmonies.

Eric treated and manipulated the sounds the American musicians made as they were being recorded.
 
  • Tracklisting
  • 1.1. SEVERAL SHADES OF GREEN
  • 1.2. SYSCO TRUCKS
  • 1.3. WHITE BREAD
  • 1.4. TRANSITORY THING
  • 1.5. DAYS OF MY LIFE
  • 1.6. BOY BAND
  • 1.7. PROPERTY SHOWS
  • 1.8. UP THE FUSELAGE
  • 1.9. SPACE AGE
  • 1.10. LIFE ETERNAL
  • 1.11. HAVE A GREAT DAY