10 OF THE BEST FROM ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN Mar30

10 OF THE BEST FROM ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN...

Arguably the most influential Post Punk band of the eighties: 10 of the best from Liverpool’s Echo and the Bunnymen.

Remix, Re-Package, Re-issue  – the Golden Era of the 12″ Single Mar23

Remix, Re-Package, Re-issue – the Golden Era of the 12″ Single...

The fondly remembered 12″ single – some personal favourites from the 80s.

Echo and the Bunnymen Live @ The Olympia Theatre, Dublin 18 Feb 2015...

How many of us can pinpoint the exact moment we fell in love with music, the precise point in time when we ceased to be a casual fan and became completely and utterly smitten? For me that moment came on the 7 December 1985. Still in my teens and harbouring a growing interest in music, I went along to the now defunct SFX venue on Dublin’s northside. A live music virgin, Echo and the Bunnymen would be the second gig I ever attended; my previous sole foray having been a particularly uncomfortable night surrounded by screaming teens at a Frankie Goes To Hollywood show. But the Bunnymen represented something different, and that night turned out to be something of a life changing experience. I walked away from that show consumed with the idea of playing in a band; the power and majesty of the Bunnymen that night was the catalyst for me to pick up a guitar, an act that completely altered and shaped the direction my life took for the next 13 years. Given all that, the return of Echo and the Bunnymen to Dublin some thirty years after that show was always going to hold personal significance.  My love affair with their music has endured to this day, but with that, there is always that nervous anxiety around seeing returning idols all these years later. Of the original line-up, only singer Ian McCulloch and guitarist Will Sergeant remain; the core creative force perhaps, but anyone who witnessed that 85 show will testify to the marked contribution made by bassist Les Pattison and the sadly departed Pete DeFreitas to the bands sound. Some twenty minutes late, the newest incarnation of the Bunnymen take to the Olympia stage – the early signs are promising.  A blistering version of the title track off their...