Tag Archives: Ian McCulloch

4Ever Songs: Echo & The Bunnymen ‘The Killing Moon’

Echo & The Bunnymen are the very essence of 1980s post-punk cool. Throughout that decade, the Liverpool band released album’s like their 1980 debut CrocodilesHeaven Up Here, and the record which won the group mainstream success, 1983’s Porcupine.

The group combined the poetic sensibility of Leonard Cohen with the gobby angst of punk to create a potent blend of new-wave and, in doing so, have left an indelible mark on UK music — and to think they were nearly called ‘The Daz Men’.

Recorded at Crescent Studio in Bath, Echo & The Bunnymen laid down arguably one of the great post-punk anthems of all time. While many have tried to define the song’s sound and the meaning behind the lyrics, the truth is that, according to its creator McCulloch, “It’s about everything, from birth to death to eternity and God – whatever that is – and the eternal battle between fate and the human will. It contains the answer to the meaning of life. It’s my ‘To be or not to be.’”

Best Covers: Echo & The Bunnymen ‘People Are Strange’

Carrying on the theme of  Echo & The Bunnymen providing tracks for Vampire related media and their propensity for delivering incredible covers, this take on The Doors single from 1967 suggests that McCulloch could easily have stood in for Jim Morrison on the band’s 2002 reformation, a part filled byThe Doorss Ian Astbury. This cover gained the band further cult status by association with movie fans and remains a classic late 80s cut.  Revel in the fuzzy VHS quality of the MTV clip.

Les versions d’il Dottore: Ian McCulloch "Return to Sender"

Hola, sóc Il Dottore i avui a la meva secció A tu et conec us presento Return to Sender, l’estupenda versió que el líder i cantant dels Echo and The Bunnymen Ian McCulloch fa del clàssic tema d’Elvis Presley. Aquesta versió fou publicada per la revista musical britànica NME en format casset. Fins la propera setmana.