Release informationLabel: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 12/05/2017 Cat#: EDSA5058 • Barcode: 740155505837 • Genre: Rock Sub Genre: New Wave, Punk
- A Pop Song
- Tonight (Is My Night)
- Too Busy
- Broken Doll
- Can I Be Your Hero?
- Back In My Hometown
- It’ll Soon Be Weekend
- Strange Towns
- Excuse Me
- Break My Mind
- Good Conversation
- Out Of The Blue
- A Little Bit More
- Take The Cash (Live)
- I Need A Situation (Live)
About this release
Big Smash was Wreckless Eric’s third and final album for Stiff Records
Wreckless Eric was one of the original crop of wonderful stars on the infamous Stiff Records label, along with The Damned, Elvis Costello, Ian Dury, Nick Lowe, and a couple of years later Madness
The debut album ‘Wreckless Eric’ was released in June, 1978, and the second ‘The Wonderful World Of Wreckless’ followed just four months later.
It was a whole two years before ‘Big Smash’ arrived. In terms of chart position this album was Wreckless Eric’s most successful, peaking at number 30 in the albums chart
Initial pressing of ‘Big Smash’ was as a double LP, the second disc of which was a compilation of singles and album tracks of previously released material. As these tracks all appear on separate simultaneous CD releases now, they are now excluded here.
This is the single album version – all tracks exclusive to this release and including as bonus tracks the rare b-sides ‘A Little Bit More’ and Live versions of ‘Take The Cash’ and ‘I Need A Situation’ recorded in Australia
Liner notes by renowned music journalist Terry Staunton