Echo & The Bunnymen Fans? Not familiar? Do Yourself A Favor.

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  1. Simon

    Simon Supporting Member

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    Very strange band that I always really liked, they way they play off each other is very cool, and they had there own unique sound. Check it out.
     
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    My favorite EotB performance (from Urgh! A Music War):

     
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    Massive, massive fan, for the first 4 albums, and kind of the fifth. I had every 12" single from the 1st for albums including the interview picture disc. I even had the original 7" for Rescue , until the custodian of my record collection sold them all when I was overseas many years ago.

    One of my favourites:
     
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    Just got tickets to see 'em in September!
     
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    Where are you seeing them, In Chicago?
    I actually saw Ian and Wills other band Electra Fiction at a really small club in Grand Rapids MI many moons ago.
     
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    Yessir. At Metro. :)
     
  7. Simon

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    Sorry to hear about the collection, but thanks for posting the version of Over The Wall. I always imagined He was talking about the Berlin Wall, but there songs are way open to the listeners interpretation, that's one thing I always thought was cool about them, nothing obvious at all.
     
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    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

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    The Killing Moon is the Marquee Moon of that era as far as I'm concerned.
     
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    Yes, Here's a version.
    I always imagine Vampires when I hear it, how about you?
     
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    They had a pretty big hit with Killing Moon, but to be honest, it's the only song I know from them.
     
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    Early teenage years, some late night in the mid 80s. I had snuck out of my parents house to meet up with the weird-o redhead girl down the street who's parents were out of town. First time we ever smoked pot and we both smoked ourselves near-retarded, melted our minds watching Blade Runner on VHS, then spent a couple of zombie hours randomly flipping through TV channels.

    It was either 120 Minutes or Night Flight or some other late night music video show on at some ridiculous hour in the morning. The bands that were being played weren't your run-of-the-mill Top 40 crap in constant rotation on MTV. I had never heard of what they were playing... Echo & The Bunnymen, The Cure, The Smiths. But it was like a religious experience for both of us... One of those defining adolescent moments that would shape and define the person you are for the rest of your life.

    We were about 4 or 5 videos and one artist interview deep before I had the sense enough to start writing down all of this amazing **** I was discovering. With God as my witness, I still remember as plain as day the very first band I wrote down: Echo & The Bunnymen
     
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    On of my favorite bands of all time. I would argue that the Ocean Rain album is pure 100% genius.

    My musical high point was in 1987 my band was playing in a local dive and the Bunnymen showed up and watched us play. It was surreal and awesome. I've since met them many times and they've always been great guys.
     
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    I like this post so much I thought I would quote it and tell you again how much I like it.
    A lot. That's how much.
    A lot.

    Been a big fan since the very early '80s.
    One of my many under age drinking club experiences was catching the Bunnymen. Truly awesome. What a great night.

    Will Sergeant is the daddy of indie guitar.
    He took the instrument out of the hands of the rockers and gave it to the dancers.
    His sense of rhythm and melody are impeccable. He could write solo's that you could whistle. It sounded like they were actually part of the whole song. With McCulloch playing off, and supporting, him all the way.

    Before Marr, before Squires, before Butler, before Coxon and all the other great, great brit indie players there was Will Sergeant.
    Even the later stuff sounds fantastic and shows they can still knock out a great tune
    The Fountain is absolutely superb
     
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    I love their first 5 albums - after that not so much. I first saw them in Belfast in, I think, 1982 (maybe '81). There was (as there often was) a bomb scare half way through their set so the venue was evacuated for a bit. After a couple of hours hanging around we got in and they came back out and played a total blinder.

    I spent many, many hours trying to sound like Will Sergeant :)
     
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    I avoided them in the 80's. I was into thrash at the time.

    Discovering them recently. Really like it.
     
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    You are all now my new best friends.

    They are a huge influence on me in so many ways. Glad to see a resurgence and new discoverers here. No limit for different ways to absorb them. From the soloing, to the production, the drama in dynamics and instant tear-jerking vocals on certain tracks, anyone with open ears stands to gain from a deep listen.

    Looking forward to the upcoming shows.
     
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    Saw them at the Metro last year (I think?).
    Ian's voice is kind of rough but, overall, it was a great show.
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Huge, huge fan of Echo and the Bunnymen. Will Sergeant was a big influence on my playing. In fact, he was so fundamental to it that I think sometimes I briefly forget how important he was. Along with Daniel Ash, Peter Buck, Bob Mould, Johnny Marr, Keith Levene, John McGeogh, Bob Stinson, Robert Smith, and Peter Hook (bass, I know) Sergeant made guitar cool enough for me to want to take a crack at it myself. I've always particularly loved Sergeant's approach to soloing.

    But the songs as a whole are where the real magic is.
     
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    Me, too, and never quite made it.
     
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    Huuuuuge influence of mine. Porcupine, Ocean Rain and Crocodiles are must-listens.
     

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