ERIC BLAKE, 80´Girl, 1981Posted: May 27, 2010
Just to add some “good” music, I had this record digitized and scanned a couple of weeks ago and wanted to post it together with the other 80´s records. Since then the Short Sharp Kick In The Teeth blog beat me to it and posted these songs before I did. I swear, before that there was no trace of the record on the internet. At least this German release has a diffrent sleeve so I´m going to post it anyway. The British EP has one additional song and a much nicer glossy gatefold sleeve.
Eric Blake were from Essex and as the info says their lead singer Julie Harding was 17 years old at the time. Other group members were Alan Baker, Ian McKenzie and Mick Fanning. 80´s Girl is a nice catchy powerpop song whereas Born To Be Special is poppy ska.