Neurotic Wreck – Part 1
Neurotic Wreck is the project of Dan Shea aka Dan Wreck with guests and collaborators. Shea is a St Helens born and bred prolific, eclectic, mega talented singer, songwriter, multi instrumentalist and producer et al.
Shea started his musical career at the tender age of 13 performing and recording with The Bordellos with his father Brian Shea, his uncle Ant Shea and other band members.
Dan Shea [Dan Wreck] (vocals, guitar, bass, keyboards, drum machine, percussion), Laura Richardson (guitar, backing vocals, 2013-14).
“Neurotic Wreck was born from an idea and a need to stop messing with demos in late 2010. There are sporadic releases, much to the joy of literally tens of people.” – Dan Shea
Cling Placid released October 10, 2011
This album is a collection of tracks recorded over the last year (2011). Some of them synth pop, some of them maudlin singer-songwriter material and some electronic instrumentals but there’s a wintry thread going through them all. Music for moodswings, and music to gaze out of your window at the snow and sleet as the winds rattle the window.
By Dan Wreck
Leave Tonight – Mixtape Side 1 released June 1, 2012
All tracks written, produced and performed entirely by Dan Shea except Rain Down (Crystal Eyes) and Night Out (Dazed Marrow). See individual tracks for credits.
‘Someone New’ also appears on ‘How To Be A Neurotic Wreck Lesson 1 by Dan Wreck’ – Various artists. Avaiable for free download at Witch Tapes
Leave Tonight – Mixtape Side 2 released December 12, 2012
Side two of this tape I made you. Hotly anticipated by no one.
This is my love letter to pop music, the songs that saved our lives: if you’re reading this, tracking down unknown artists, we’re probably a lot alike. Regardless of genre it all comes from the same place, the same feelings. Trends come and go but the things that get you square in the heart will always be the same, always be valuable.
I hope this and Side One combined feel like a mix-tape from someone you love or like or just tolerate, and some kind of consolation if and when you need it.
It’s all by me.
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All links accessed and working on 10 November 2017.
Small Bear Records
Rave and Roll Blog
Gypsy Death and You
Vulpiano Records – Priceless, Bloody Priceless (VULP-0074)
Neurotic Wreck on Free Music Archive
Sampler EP: Vol. 7 by Vulpiano Records Artists
Sampler EP: Vol. 6 by Vulpiano Records Artists
Sampler EP: Vol. 4 by Vulpiano Records Artists
This article was created, compiled and produced by Barry Grady. 10 November 2017.