I still remember the first time we heard Eric play cello. It was at a show at Chicago’s Elbo Room with his old band, Red Elephant. We were completely blown away by his style, energy and mastery of the instrument. That being said, it was a no brainer on who to call when we decided to add cello to Bending In The Wind. Eric came in and spent the whole day writing and layering parts over the song, each getting better one after the next. He was a total pro and great to work with.
Eric is probably best known for contributing to The Smashing Pumpkins‘ 1993 release, Siamese Dream, and appearing in the subsequent tour and “Disarm” music video. He is also credited on the band Filter‘s album Title of Record for acoustic cello and Zeta electric cello, as well as James Iha’s solo CD, Let It Come Down.