For only his third show of the year, Wreckless Eric returned to the UK for the first time since the pandemic to play as part of a three-day fundraising event in order to help raise money for independent radio station Resonance FM.

He played a short setlist featuring ‘Father Of The Man’ and ‘Dead End’, also doing rocky guitar solos during ‘Creepy People (In The Middle Of The Night)’ and ‘The Half Of It’. He spoke about the importance of keeping independent radio stations going in light of his experiences of the Christian Right in America trying to shut them down.

Eric performed his best known song, ‘Whole Wide World’, which was first recorded 45 years ago around the date of the show. He ended his set degenerating into noisy guitar feedback. Unfortunately, he didn’t return for an encore due to the chatter at the back of the venue which had irritated him throughout the set.

30/07/22: Wreckless Eric @ MOTH Club, London.

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