Bombed Out! 1980s Liverpool Bands and Eric’s Club: A Rapidly Disappearing Culture.

Bombed Out! 1980s Liverpool Bands and Eric’s Club: A Rapidly Disappearing Culture.

Above Photo: Pete Burns and Paul Hornby (drums) of Nightmares in Wax onstage at Eric’s Club.

During the writing of my ’70s-’80s Liverpool, Bands and Eric’s Club memoir, Bombed Out! and especially while researching photographs for future articles to be posted on this website, I became aware of a seriously worrying trend: the rapid disappearance from the internet of an astonishingly vibrant Liverpool Punk and New Wave music scene from that time.

Elvis Costello onstage at Eric’s Club (RF Lewis flikr)

Elvis Costello onstage at Eric’s Club, Liverpool (RF Lewis flikr)

The late ‘70s and early ‘80s Liverpool music scene was centred around Eric’s Club which opened in Mathew Street in Liverpool in 1976. It gave rise to some nationally and world-famous individuals and bands, for example Elvis Costello, Echo & The Bunnymen, The Teardrop Explodes, Dead or Alive, Frankie Goes to Hollywood, A Flock of Seagulls, Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, Pink Military, Wah! Heat and many, many others.

Full article and photos here: http://www.bombedoutpunk.com/history/bombed-out-1980s-liverpool-bands-and-erics-club-a-rapidly-disappearing-culture/

  

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  1. Steve Leckie

    Google “Clouds of Gloria” by Zodiac Spacedogs for another response to the Eric ‘s experience

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