Big Smash

Wreckless Eric

Big Smash

Wreckless Eric

Big Smash

Release information

Release information

Label: Edsel • Format: CD • Date: 12/05/2017 Cat#: EDSA5058 • Barcode: 740155505837 • Genre: Rock Sub Genre: New Wave, Punk

Track Listing

  1. A Pop Song
  2. Tonight (Is My Night)
  3. Too Busy
  4. Broken Doll
  5. Can I Be Your Hero?
  6. Back In My Hometown
  7. It’ll Soon Be Weekend
  8. Strange Towns
  9. Excuse Me
  10. Break My Mind
  11. Good Conversation
  12. Out Of The Blue
  13. A Little Bit More
  14. Take The Cash (Live)
  15. I Need A Situation (Live)
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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