At the time it seemed a great place. In retrospect , it was even better.
When Eagle died in 1999 Bill Drummond bought his record collection and turned into a sculpture called Dead White Man. The records would no longer be played. A very Drummond thing to do, but Roger Eagle was all about playing the records, introducing people to new sounds. At Eric's he was the moody uncle of punk. Follow the links here for a month by month, blow by blow, band by band aural history of Eric's - and by extension a history of punk, new wave and post punk in those turbulent 40 months.
You can go to Liverpoolerics.blogspot.co.uk to find them all now but I'll add the links bit by bit
it is very strange to think that the distance from here to 1976 is the same as the difference from 1976 to the Berlin Olympics of the mid 1930s.
When we used to sing
What do you meanwe were singing history It could have been Vikings, Vizigoths or Victorians - the 1936 Olympics were ancient history. But apparently it wasn't so long ago after all.
It doesn't rhyme
Nether did Jesse Owen
And he won four gold medals
In the 1936 Olympics