GENRE | A BLAST FROM THE PAST
VERDICT | INSTANT FAVORITE
LABEL | SOUTHERN DOMESTIC
RELEASE | 10.30.12
However, A Working Museum is a triumphant entry in a career that is fully on the upswing.
Opening track “A Darker Shade of Brown” is a joyous punk song, and while the applause at the beginning may be an effect, by the end it is richly deserved.
By contrast, “1983” is a deft reflection on the singer’s retirement from music around that time. Affecting a Johnny Rotten-snarl, Eric sings, “I wish that that I could wipe out every trace of 1983,” before ruing, “I missed my window, I missed my slot, I missed the last train home.”
Wreckless Eric may frequently look back, but A Working Museum indicates that he and we have much to look forward to.
This is one of the best rock records of 2012.
WRECKLESS ERIC & AMY RIGBY