Wreckless is best known for his late-’70s tenure with Stiff Records and the Top 10 U.K. hit “Whole Wide World.” But he’s made tons of other records—on his own, as a member of the Len Bright Combo, and as a duo with his wife Amy Rigby—that are likewise great and as well deserve your undying attention. The cleverly titled AmERICa (subtitle: “Made in the USA using American Parts and Labor”) is absolutely one of them. It came out a little too late in 2015 (November) to be on the radar of many list makers, but it’s one of the best rock ’n’ roll records I heard all last year. So I’ll slide into my tops for 2016.
Here's his Wrecklessness performing the album’s autobiographical “Several Shades of Green” to the cowboys in Texas last year:
Wreckless Eric will perform at the Spotty Dog Books and Ale in Hudson, New York, on February 26 at 8pm. Admission is $7. For more information, call (518) 671-6006 or visit http://www.thespottydog.com/.