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Echo & The Bunnymen

Echo & the Bunnymen's dark, swirling fusion of gloomy post-punk and Doors-inspired psychedelia brought the group a handful of British hits in the early '80s, while attracting a cult following in the United States. The Bunnymen grew out of the Crucial Three, a late-'70s trio featuring vocalist Ian McCulloch, Pete Wylie, and Julian Cope. Cope and Wylie left the group by the end of 1977, forming the Teardrop Explodes and Wah!, respectively. McCulloch met guitarist Will Sergeant in the summer of 1978 and the pair began recording demos with a drum machine that the duo called "Echo." Adding bassist Les Pattinson, the band made its live debut at the Liverpool club Eric's at the end of 1978, calling itself Echo & the Bunnymen.

In March of 1979, the group released its first single, "Pictures on My Wall"/"Read It in Books," on the local Zoo record label. The single and their popular live performances led to a contract with Korova. After signing the contract, the group discarded the drum machine, adding drummer Pete de Freitas. Released in the summer of 1980, their debut album, Crocodiles, reached number 17 on the U.K. charts. Shine So Hard, an EP released in the fall, became their first record to crack the U.K. Top 40. With the more ambitious and atmospheric Heaven Up Here (1981), the group began to gain momentum, thanks to positive reviews; it became their first U.K. Top Ten album. Two years later, Porcupine appeared, becoming the band's biggest hit (peaking at number two on the U.K. charts) and launching the Top Ten single "The Cutter."

"The Killing Moon" became the group's second Top Ten hit at the beginning of 1984, yet its follow-up, "Silver," didn't make it past number 30 when it was released in May. Ocean Rain was released that same month to great critical acclaim; peaking at number four in Britain, the record became the Bunnymen's first album to chart in the U.S. Top 100. The following year was a quiet one for the band as they released only one new song, "Bring on the Dancing Horses," which was included on the compilation Songs to Learn & Sing. De Freitas left the band at the start of 1986 and was replaced by former Haircut 100 drummer Mark Fox; by September, de Freitas rejoined the group.

Echo & the Bunnymen returned with new material in the summer of 1987, releasing the single "The Game" and a self-titled album. Echo & the Bunnymen became their biggest American hit, peaking at number 51; it was a success in England as well, reaching number four. However, the album indicated that the group was in a musical holding pattern. At the end of 1988, McCulloch left the band to pursue a solo career; the rest of the band decided to continue without the singer. Tragedy hit the band in the summer of 1989 when de Freitas was killed in an auto accident. McCulloch released his first solo album, Candleland, in the fall of 1989; it peaked at number 18 in the U.K. and number 159 in the U.S. Echo & the Bunnymen released Reverberation, their first album recorded without McCulloch, in 1990; it failed to make the charts. McCulloch released his second solo album, Mysterio, in 1992. Two years later, McCulloch and Sergeant formed Electrafixion, releasing their first album in 1995. In 1997, the duo re-teamed with Pattinson to re-form Echo & the Bunnymen, issuing the LP Evergreen. Two years later, they returned with What Are You Going to Do with Your Life?

The new millennium brought Echo & the Bunnymen back to the basics. The British press touted the band's storybook flair found on 1983's Ocean Rain and figured such spark would be found on their ninth album, Flowers. Issued in spring 2001, it reflected McCulloch's dark breezy vocals and Sergeant's signature hooks. Live in Liverpool, a concert disc capturing the band's two gigs at the Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts while on tour in support of Flowers, followed a year later. For 2005's Siberia, McCulloch and Sergeant joined producer Hugh Jones for the band's most classic effort since their 1997 comeback. A second proper live album, 2006's Me, I'm All Smiles, captured the Bunnymen's gig at Shepherd's Bush Empire while on tour in support of Siberia. In early 2008, the band announced that they would be releasing their next album, The Fountain, as well as playing a show at Radio City Music Hall to celebrate their 30th anniversary. Late 2010 also brought a short run of equally interesting U.K. shows, when the band played both Crocodiles and Heaven Up Here live in their entirety. For the next few years they continued to remain active on the live circuit, most notably playing as the touring support act for a re-formed James in 2013. By 2014 they had readied their first studio album in five years. The Youth-produced Meteorites sessions were funded by pledgemusic.com and the album was released in the first half of that year. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Meteorites

1. Meteorites

2. Holy Moses

3. Constantinople

4. Is This A Breakdown

5. Grapes Upon The Vine

6. Lovers On The Run

7. Burn It Down

8. Explosions

9. Market Town

10. New Horizons

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Track List: The Fountain

1. Think I Need It Too

2. Forgotten Fields

3. Do You Know Who I Am?

4. Shroud Of Turin

5. Life Of A Thousand Crimes

6. Fountain

7. Everlasting Neverendless

8. Proxy

9. Drivetime

10. Idolness Of Gods

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Track List: Breaking The Back Of Love

1. The Cutter (Live)

2. The Back Of Love (Live)

3. The Killing Moon (Live)

5. Rescue (Live)

6. Lips Like Sugar (Live)

12. Show Of Strength (Live)

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Track List: Me, I'm All Smiles

1. Going Up (Live)

2. With A Hip (Live)

3. Stormy Weather (Live)

4. Show Of Strength (Live)

5. Bring On The Dancing Horses (Live)

6. The Disease (Live)

7. Scissors In The Sand (Live)

8. All That Jazz (Live)

9. The Back Of Love (Live)

10. The Killing Moon (Live)

11. In The Margins (Live)

12. Never Stop (Live)

13. Villiers Terrace (Live)

14. Of A Life (Live)

15. Rescue (Live)

16. The Cutter (Live)

17. Nothing Lasts Forever (Live)

18. Lips Like Sugar (Live)

19. Ocean Rain (Live)

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Track List: Siberia

1. Stormy Weather

2. All Because Of You Days

3. Parthenon Drive

4. In The Margins

5. Of A Life

6. Make Us Blind

7. Everything Kills You

8. Siberia

9. Sideways Eight

10. Scissors In The Sand

11. What If We Are?

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Track List: Crystal Days 1979-1999

Disc 1

5. Rescue

6. Simple Stuff

7. Stars Are Stars

8. All That Jazz

9. Crocodiles

10. The Puppet

11. Do It Clean

12. Show Of Strength

13. Over The Wall

14. A Promise

15. Heaven Up Here

16. All My Colours

17. Broke My Neck (Long Version)

19. Fuel

Disc 2

1. The Back Of Love

2. The Cutter

4. Clay

5. Heads Will Roll

7. Never Stop (Discotheque)

11. Angels And Devils

12. Crystal Days

13. Seven Seas

14. My Kingdom

15. Ocean Rain

Disc 3

1. Bring On The Dancing Horses

2. Over Your Shoulder

7. All My Life

8. The Game

9. Bedbugs And Ballyhoo

11. People Are Strange

13. Don't Let It Get You Down

14. I Want To Be There (When You Come)

15. Nothing Lasts Forever

17. Rust

18. What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?

Disc 4

5. Bedbugs And Ballyhoo (Original Single Version)

15. Crocodiles (Live)

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Track List: What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?

1. What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?

2. Rust

3. Get In The Car

4. Baby Rain

5. History Chimes

6. Lost On You

7. Morning Sun

8. When It All Blows Over

9. Fools Like Us

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Track List: Echo & The Bunnymen (Remastered & Expanded Edition)

1. The Game

2. Over You

3. Bedbugs And Ballyhoo

4. All In Your Mind

5. Bombers Bay

6. Lips Like Sugar

7. Lost And Found

8. New Direction

9. Blue Blue Ocean

10. Satellite

11. All My Life

13. Hole In The Holy

14. Soul Kitchen

15. The Game (Acoustic Demo)

18. Bring On The Dancing Horses (Extended Mix)

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Track List: Ocean Rain

1. Silver

2. Nocturnal Me

3. Crystal Days

4. The Yo Yo Man

5. Thorn Of Crowns

6. The Killing Moon

7. Seven Seas

8. My Kingdom

9. Ocean Rain

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Track List: Porcupine (Remastered)

1. The Cutter

2. The Back of Love

3. My White Devil

4. Clay

5. Porcupine

6. Heads Will Roll

7. Ripeness

8. Higher Hell

9. Gods Will Be Gods

10. In Bluer Skies

11. Fuel

12. The Cutter (Alternate Version)

17. Never Stop (Discotheque)

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Track List: Heaven Up Here (Remastered & Expanded)

1. Show Of Strength

2. With A Hip

3. Over The Wall

4. It Was A Pleasure

5. A Promise

6. Heaven Up Here

7. The Disease

8. All My Colours

9. No Dark Things

10. Turquoise Days

11. All I Want

12. Broke My Neck (Long Version)

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Track List: Crocodiles (Remastered)

1. Going Up

2. Stars Are Stars

3. Pride

4. Monkeys

5. Crocodiles

6. Rescue

7. Villiers Terrace

8. Pictures On My Wall

9. All That Jazz

10. Happy Death Men

11. Do It Clean

12. Read It In Books

13. Simple Stuff

14. Villiers Terrace (Early Version)

15. Pride (Early Version)

16. Simple Stuff (Early Version)

17. Crocodiles (Live)

18. Zimbo (Live)

19. All That Jazz (Live)

20. Over The Wall (Live)

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Track List: Holy Moses (Single)

1. Holy Moses

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Bunnies
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Music like this will never be made again. :(
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Waahaahaa! Now I'm on top of everyone! Thanks Echo for filling me with the need to repeatedly thumb up all of your songs, you're that good❣⭐
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On top again
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jayneeharris o n
I watched them live in Eric's club in Liverpool 1979, sneaked in through metal fire doors. Ahhh to be 10 years old again.
Miss the music scene in Liverpool from that time....
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Oh Echo,how you get me
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All Because Of You Days the lyrics really speak to me
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I'm native American from lco reservation text me at 6173192307 this is my favorite band and saw them in Boston in 90 just want to text and say hi to ppl
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missycat_97
Saw them in Seattle before Pete was killed... Kooky Von Koopa STFU and go back to listening to your auto tune s#it
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Maybe you should try dancing with the horses.....
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Whenever the bunneymen come on, it's been Bring on the Dancing Horses, 5 consecutive times. It's one if my least favorite songs. Please play something off Heaven up Here!!!!
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seanyboyluvs y a
the best
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Pepto and The Onionmen.
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Lagomorphs are doing good on the Wiki endangered species gradient. That being said....Brin g on the Dancing Horses might be Psychedelica l l y influenced. One may guess :)
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Love it!! Forgot it in the 80s.
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Ah great band! I had them in rotation in my headphones all though college! Yes an 80s band...but look! since 2005 they have put out 3 new albums. So the 80s does live on......kind a ! Ian still sounds like 80s Ian. Great Band! A little Echo & The Bunnymen trivia...wha t album was released WITHOUT Ian on the album at all? released in 1990. I liked it, but most true Echo & The Bunnymen fans did not.
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Lips like sugar the best
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Omg dude i missss te 80's. The best era of our time idc it was ... so thankful that we can get the fkn privelage to listen to this e songs we make memeories from wooooooooooo o h o o o o o o o I FKN LOVVVVE THE EIGHTYS NEW WAVE PUNK IDGAF I LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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So great to revisit their music again! Saw them in concert along with New Order way back when I was in 9th grade in San Diego. @ gregorysoft, wondering if you saw that concert too?
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I took it on chin, I left it all behind!!!!!! !
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thafr33k
Of the sexiest men alive!
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Measure by measure,wher e the hell are my bunnies?
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Its the s**t !!!
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Top down---hit the road!
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Another favorite.
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Great song...
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the bunnies are ever so safe; fear not.
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I am with gigleepuffjc I am still echoing,but where o where did the bunnies go to ??
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mlbristol2
Ah The 80's...Need I say more? ��
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I've always enjoyed their tunes...
A great memory is 1987 in San Diego
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jamesstorey5 1 7
Like it a lot. Must hear more.
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Still a great tune after all this time
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I am still echo-ing!!!! ! ! ! ! !
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I was in college in 1989 listening to all this music
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Of course The Smiths lead the charge !! Watch a movie called "24 hour party people" it captures what was going on very well
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Liverpool in 1984 was much like detroit in 2009 but with a lot less hope
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I swear... if you like 'Echo' , 'Psych Firs' , 'Violent Femmes' , 'New Order' etc etc... Look up a band called 'Smiling Face Down' .. I'm sure you will be stoked... please let me know if you checked them out... BS will be ignored or reported... PLZ no 'trash talk'.. just honest opinion... ML :)
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I miss us
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Great band
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Great band and even better songwriting! Something about the Cure, The Smiths, and Echo...... There's a ambient, nostalgic, and dreaminess to their music. In toxically Atmospheric! ! !
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megan1490
Lips like sugar reminds me how I want to kiss my crush so very much since I like him for almost a year now. I met him last November 3rd :-)
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kevin-burns9
The killing moon makes hard splash from our buddy's echo!!! Ian!!just simple gantasticz!! ! p k b 4
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One of my favorite songs.
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Wonderful amazing awesome kool!!!!!!!! ! !
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This album cover is seared into my brain. I can see it in detail with my eyes closed. I wore that vinyl out.
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Love this song!
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what happened to lyrics on Pandora? I haven't seen any in a while.
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Hello to my years of youth. This makes me smile.
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Emmmm this makes me feel good so i crank it
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bateler33
Wow, still my fav
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