Elemental, my dear Wreckless. Eric Goulden's 1986 releases on a twofer

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The Len Bright Combo

Amazing what 86 quid could buy back in the ’80s. In Wreckless Eric’s case, it paid for TLBC’s entire debut, recorded in Upchurch village hall with ex-Milkshakes men Russ Wilkins and Bruce Band and still sounding startling as hell. Amid the spitting feedback and mudslide guitars, however, Eric’s caustic satire and artless pop sensibility claw through, particularly on “Young, Upwardly Mobile…And Stupid” and “Someone Must Have Nailed Us Together”. Imagine Reg Presley and the Sonics stomping in a phone box. Not big, but certainly clever.