Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wreckless Eric Radio Show #21 (click to tune in)

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Last show of the year. Not a round-up of the finest moments of the decade but no less snappy and professional for that. Close the decade and let the new year in with Wussy, Buffy St Marie, The Research Turtles, Miles Davis, Waylon Jennings, Robert Coyne and a preview of the other side of the latest Wreckless Eric & Amy Rigby 45. Plus a seasonal reading from A Dysfunctional Success.

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15 comments:

Peter said...

Good one.
Jingles are always good. The Miles Davis track sounded like a bunch of Art School students trying to play the theme from "Barney Miller" (and I couldn't hear Miles...)
The Eric'n'Amy track is reminiscent of "Child Of The Moon", somehow - still awaiting my copy, by the way.
Thanks for the Radio Shows, you have, indeed, made things better this year.
Best wishes to you and yours.

Peter said...

No more playlists, then?

Grahame said...

Lovely.
Happy New Year Eric and Amy.

Wreckless Eric said...

Arts students trying to play the theme from Barney Miller??!!!?? I thought John McGlaughlin more thasn made up for the worst excesses of The Mahavishnu Orchestra including the prayer session before they started. I hope I've spelled those two extremely difficult names approximately right - I can't be bothered to look them up.
Funny thing, I was going to play Child Of The Moon but it didn't seem to fit into where the show was going so I left it for another time.
And yes, I really should get those playlists sorted out.

Julian said...

Another excellent show. Thanks to you I've just bought the Robert Coyne CD. Can't wait to hear it, specially as seems to be a chip of his father's block.Now off to check out Wussy.
Happy New Year

johnscache said...

Not just in the shops but on TV too, that Slade record is in a new advert every year (at least here in Oireland/UK). First it was Argos, now it's in a toilet paper commercial.

Eric, who will be playing you in the Ian Dury movie?

Wreckless Eric said...

I'm afraid I'm not in the Ian Dury movie - Ian's wife fought to keep a mention of me in there, I believ the character mentions going round to my place to rehearse, but I suppose our friendship and the work we did together just isn't the stuff a box office smash is made of. I can only hope the film isn't as bad as the Joe Meek Telstar film. I thought that was an abortion.
And in reply to Peter - I've put the playlists up for the last two shows. The 45 should be with you by now - we've been sending them out every day as we get the orders (excluding Sundays and bank holidays of course)but the post slows up at this time of you. I can't imagine why bec\ause hardly anyone sends Christmas cards anymore. We hardly got enough to clutter the mantlepiece this year. Not that I'm complaining, the only one I've ever kept came from Maureen Tucker a few years ago.

johnscache said...

Maybe that's for the best, if the chances of getting it wrong are far higher than getting it right. Also it's the Ian Dury story, not the Stiff Records story. Maybe they should wait on the latter for another 20 years or so. I saw the move about Chess Records on a plane last summer, and although I enjoyed it, I'm sure that the principals (Leonard Chess, Muddy Waters, Etta James, Howlin' Wolf, Little Walter) probably would have cringed at the liberties taken. Even in a documentary like Julien Temple's one on Joe Strummer, major periods of a lifetime are treated in soundbites.

Wreckless Eric said...

You're right John and I wouldn't expect to be in the Ian movie because, after all, his life was a lot larger than the bit with me in it which would hardly serve to push the overall story forward. He did come up with Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick in my flat though!
We've just finished watching Oil City Confidential, the new Julien Temple film about Dr Feelgood - it really does it.

Warhol Superstar said...

Hey, Eric -

Awesome show, as always...& the KING jingle was awesome! So was the Miles! Not everyone can appreciate his fusion period...

Thx -- Erica

Peter said...

I am that not everyone.
I love the earlier stuff, though.
At the Isle Of Wight Festival in 1970 I was really looking forward to this cool bloke with a sharp suit and thin tie coming on and confusing the hippies (I only knew Davis' Fifties music as that was all my local library stocked...) but was sorely mistaken.

"Oil City Confidential" showed three times here in London at the Film Festival and I couldn't get tickets for any of the shows. Very disappointed and really looking forward to it's spring release.
Mayhap there'll be a Wreckless biopic in years to come. (And he could have made an appearance in the Dury pic - in passing, like George in "Nowhere Boy", which, incidentally was much better than I expected)

Thanks for the playlist update - much appreciated...

Andrew Chalfen said...

Am quite enjoying your radio show. Am working my way backwards through them, which is not that forward of me, but then again, I always liked the old photos better. The curing edges, the illegible writing on the back, the shoebox they inhabit. Oh look, it's 2010. Time for lunch.

eduardo said...

Thanks Eric for mentioning me and Nick Cole on a previous show.Good eclectic mix of sounds.Loved the freshness of the Seekers which makes a nice change from all that prog material we all used to cart around in the 70s in a vain attempt to impress the girls:Mayall,Crimson,Zappa etc.More Pickety Witch please and how about Lietenanat Pidgeon?Ed

Wreckless Eric said...

If I'd known it was going to impress the girls I would have made a lot more effort on the King Crimson front! I can't imagine John Mayall ever really working on girls, at least not the girls I'd want to impress. But I was planning to play some stuff that probably falls into the prog rock category - I hate the term because it seems to imply cumbersome, lumpy and overblown, which hopefully isn't the the case with the stuff I'm thinking of playing. There is a place for Lieutenant Pigeon though I haven't got any of his/their records, but much as I like Jona Lewie personally, there's no excuse for Stop The Cavalry. So don't worry about that.

Warhol Superstar said...

Eric -

First of all: HA! (re: 'Stop the Cavalry')

Secondly...play all the 'prog rock' you want.... I'll be thrilled. If I had a radio show, I'd probably be playing it all the time... but I don't....so I'll have to live vicariously through you.

-- Erica