But, as it happens with bands, The Wreckers ran out of road and, though never officially disbanded, gave up on gigging and trying to conquer the slippery slopes of pop music. But the music did not die. By now, these tunes had inspired the online graphic novel Mind My Gap and reappeared in the guise of soundtracks. Whatever was left of the group found itself confined in My Gap. Re-baptized, Thee Wreckers (Thee one, Thee only) proceeded to do what the original mortal band failed to do: To record those damned tunes the way they were supposed to sound with the help of producer Thijs de Melker.
They are done recording now. They are responsible for the soundtracks of Rosto's Mind My Gap Trilogy (Beheaded, Anglobilly Feverson and Jona/Tomberry) which are also part of 2 hours of kick-ass songtracks. While these 30 Songs from my Gap are still unreleased, Thee Wreckers made their first public appearance with No Place Like Home (2008). It was the first of a planned tetralogy, a series of four short films, with each one based on an individual song and always featuring the ageless spirit alter ego’s of the original band members (W.Walley, W.Rooney, W.Folley and W.Rosto). No Place was still firmly placed in My Gap, but we see them abandoning ship at the end of its follow up Lonely Bones (2013). The third installment, Splintertime (2015), still showed the band chained and on a road to nowhere. In the final film Reruns (2018) they reappear both as young men, old men and dead men. Those guys...
Thee Wreckers Tetralogy is what the music looks like. Call it Fantasia for the Rock ‘n’ Roll age, if you will. These are not music videos, since there are no records to sell.
The Wreckers were a band once. It all started in 1993 when this noisy outfit of young misfits started playing cover versions of their favorite songs. The world just heard a racket, if anything. The year was 1995 when Rosto came up with the first in a series of songs following a loose, intuitive concept about landscapes and crossroads. The group performed these tunes live in their most rudimentary shape.