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Echo & the Bunnymen is an English group formed in Liverpool in 1978 by Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant and Les Pattinson. Group which will be joined some time later by Pete de Freitas.


The story begins in 1977, at that time McCulloch was part of the "Crucial Three", then of "A Shallow Madness", ephemeral group which will have time to write 4 titles.


The group explodes quickly, some members found "The Teardrop Explodes" and McCulloch then forms Echo & The Bunnymen.


Their first single "The pictures on my wall" was released in 1979. Single with modest success.


Everything changed when their first album "Crocodiles" was released in 1980, a critically acclaimed album that went straight into the Top20 English album. From it will be extracted their first major single namely "Rescue".


A year later in 1981 the album "Heaven up here" was released, with a very honorable journey. "Promise" will be the best single.


It wasn't until 1982 to see their first hit ranked in the Top20 with "The back of love" and 1983 to see their first hit ranked in the Top10 with "The cutter".


Both from the same album "Porcupine", an album which reached a very nice 2nd place in the Top albums. And who will finish Gold Record.


The single “Never stop”, a new success, was released in the process.


In 1984, the album "Ocean rain" was released, considered to this day as the "jewels" of the group and which contains among other things the magnificent and bewitching "Killing moon". As well as the excellent "Silver" and "Seven seas".


Having reached the heights, the group struggled to revive behind and released in 1985 only the single "Bring on the dancing horses".


It took two years and the year 1987 to see the release of the album of the same name as the group, which in turn will be Gold Record and from which will be mainly extracted the single hit "Lips like sugar".


McCulloch will leave the group in 1988, the group will continue without him but will eventually separate in 1993, for lack of success following the departure of this indisputable and undisputed leader.


To discover or rediscover.


Discography (among others ...) :

  • The pictures on my wall 1979

  • Rescue 1980

  • A promise 1981

  • The back of love 1982

  • The cutter 1983

  • Never stop 1983

  • The killing moon 1984

  • Silver 1984

  • Seven seas 1984

  • Bring on the dances horses 1985

  • The game 1987

  • Lips like sugar 1987

  • People are strange 1987

  • Enlighten me 1990

  • Nothing lasts forever 1997

  • I want to be there (When you come) 1997

  • Don't let it get you down 1997

  • Rust 1999

  • It's alright 2001

  • Stormy weather 2005



Clips :


1979 ... a first title which will go somewhat unnoticed. The basics are good but it is clear that there is still a little work before being able to play in the big leagues ...



1980 ... here comes the first classified title. A particularly favorable change of decade which ideally positions them for the next events



1981 ... the sound of the group, which will become its trademark, really takes shape in this particular title. So we imagine that the best is yet to come ...



1982 ... a track that spins at 100 km/h ... Not necessarily the most successful, certainly but the best is yet to come so no worries to have ...



1983 ... their first notorious success. The group has calmed down, the style has been refined, the quality is necessarily felt. Success is now global !



1983 ... two top hits for the price of 1! Excellent vintage than this year 1983 for the group which then became one of the biggest phenomena of the moment across the Channel



1984 ... the WONDER ! What will surely remain as one of their best songs, if not the best and especially the most inspired. MAG-NI-FI-CENT !



1984 ... the previous year was rich in quality titles, this one will even be a slight notch above, that is to say !



1984 ... a third title to end the year in style and above all a third hit which further strengthens the group's heavyweight status. All good little guys !



1985 ... a single title year but what a title ! They sign here the 2nd biggest success of all their discography. A group at the height of its art !



1987 ... after a surprisingly empty 1986 year, the group returns in a certain form. Sufficient form in any case to keep them in the lead



1987 ... sweet appetizing lips, to say the least. New global top hit, that's for the good news. But it will be the last notorious of the group, that's for the bad news ...



1987 ... like an aftertaste of Doors. An amazing title to end the 1980s, a decade that saw them hatch, then explode !



1990 ... Echo And The Bunnymen Season II. After the departure of its leader, the group tries to rebuild itself. Not simple as they say ...



1997 ... it will take 7 years for the group in its new version to finally get their heads out of the water. We were really wondering if it would ever happen ...



1997 ... their 'big' hit of the year. Admittedly, the level of success has nothing to do with the previous decade but we will largely be satisfied



1997 ... a BIG year 1997 which sees them come back in force and align the heavyweight titles. Like what, nothing is never finished ...



1999 ... a nice walk to end the 90s in an ideal way. End of decade and almost end of the adventure. Nearly...



2001 ... they will attempt the transition to the next decade and my faith, the result is not that bad. Certainly, the competition is now light years away but the adventure continues anyway ...



2005 ... the last hit of the group. Almost 25 years after their debut, the group is writing one of the very last chapters in their history. A story that will last a little longer ...



Wiki :

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Echo_%26_the_Bunnymen

Official Website :

http://www.bunnymen.com/

Greatest Hits :

https://www.deezer.com/us/artist/166763