ERIC'S
RECORDS

Independent label: Eric's Records was from Liverpool, active from 1977-81,  Eric's was run by Roger Eagle and Pete Fulwell, who named it after the club that they owned. The club, in 9 Mathew Street Liverpool L2 6RE, Opposite The Cavern Club where The Beatles and other bands of the 1960s played, and became notable for hosting early performances by many punk and post-punk bands, best-known names of the Punk scene - The Clash, The Jam, The Stranglers, Blondie, etc, etc - during 1976-80, and inspired the formation of local bands such as Orchestral Maneouvres In The Dark, Wah! Heat, and Echo & The Bunnymen. The club was started by Roger Eagle and Ken Testi (manager of cult Liverpool band Deaf School) and joined later by Pete Fulwell (owner of a small record label "Inevitable" and later to become manager of Liverpool bands It's Immaterial and The Christians). The club was given the name 'Eric's' by Ken Testi as an antidote to disco clubs with names such as 'Tiffany's' and 'Samantha's'The record label played host to fewer famous names, but it did however issue the first records by Holly Johnson and by Big In Japan, all of whom went on to bigger and better things.  Seven-inch and twelve-inch records used the same numerical series, which started off at ERICS-0000 and dropped one of the '0's immediately; the prefix became ERS from 004 onwards.  The first single had brown injection-moulded labels.  The label's last two issues were albums of old Rock 'n' Roll and Rockabilly records which could be found on the jukebox at the club. Distribution of some middle-period items was by Virgin. Thanks to Robert Lyons For The Info.

 
77 Big In Japan Big In Japan ERIC'S ERS 0001
  
79 Pink Military Spellbound (12") ERIC'S ERS 002
79 Johnson Holly Yankee Rose ERIC'S ERS 003
80 Pink Military Do Animals Believe In God [Album] ERIC'S ERS 004
80 Pink Military Did You See Her ERIC'S ERS 005
80 Frantic Elevators You Know What You Told Me ERIC'S ERS 006
80 Holly Johnson Hobo Joe ERIC'S ERS 007
80 Various Jukebox At Eric'S [Album] ERIC'S ERS 008

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