Album review: Echo & The Bunnymen - 'The Fountain'

Album review: Echo & The Bunnymen - 'The Fountain'

Every time you buy another tepid excuse for a U2 album, it’s like you’re kicking Ian McCulloch right in his beestung lips. Back in the ’80s, British rock’s great nearly men watched inferior bands take their grandiose post-punk shtick...

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Echo & The Bunnymen : Flowers

Echo & The Bunnymen : Flowers

Re-return of the Mac "Hey now, hey now/Don't you cry/It's just the dying of the light", sings Ian McCulloch halfway through Echo's eighth album, their third since The Resurrection of Mighty Mac and their first on Cooking Vinyl, where '80s...

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Echo & The Bunnymen : It's Alright

Echo & The Bunnymen : It's Alright

They get knocked down, but they get up again. The original Starsailor, Merseyrock's longest-running soap opera stand again on the brink of a new album. But while their majestic comeback single 'Nothing Lasts Forever' was possibly the finest...

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London Kentish Town Forum

London Kentish Town Forum

It could go one of two ways. Traditionally enigmatic live, recently the Bunnymen have been either - no in-betweens - half-arsed lazy or faith-reaffirmingly brilliant. So Mac , what are you going to do with your crowd? Fortunately -...

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London W1 Improv

London W1 Improv

Birthday parties have a tendency to begin politely and end messily, but when the guests of honour are a mistress of darkness and a Liverpudlian Lazarus, you can't expect things to remain civilised for long. Polly Harvey toasts John Peel's...

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What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?

What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?

How apt that 1999 should be The Year Of The Rabbit. But could even the most astute Chinese astrologer have foreseen that 'What Are You Going To Do With Your Life?' is worthier of the name Echo And The Bunnymen and all its mythic properties...

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March 6 1999

March 6 1999

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN Rust (London) Recent portents for the continued second coming of Echo & The Bunnymen have been far from auspicious. Both the useless footie record and Ian McCulloch singing (albeit beautifully) on a...

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