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Playlist 17 November

Mickey Bradley | 15:26 UK time, Friday, 18 November 2011

Could Echo & The Bunnymen have been as big as U2 ? Would they have wanted it so bad ? I sometimes think that Ian McCulloch, singer with E&tB, still considers his band to be bigger than Bono's but the recording industry experts may disagree. I link the two because one of the first comments I ever remember about U2 was that of Mick Houghton, press officer with WEA records. This was 1980, and he said that Bono's mannerisms around a microphone stand (the running of the fingers through the hair, etc) were pure 'Mac'. Not the computer, but the high cheekboned singer with the Bunnymen. Mick has written the sleevenotes to the 'Crystal Days' box set, from which I retrieve The Cutter. A great all round chap.
So -  the Bunnymen. Not bigger, but better.

Echo & The Bunnymen - The Cutter
Dils - Class War
Liliput - Do You Mind My Dream
The Legendary Tenfoots - Just An Excuse
Fizzbombs - Sign On The Line
Pere Ubu - 30 Seconds Over Tokyo
Boys - Cast Of Thousands
Sham 69 - Evil Way
Monochrome Set - Eine Symphonie Des Grauns
Dickies - Paranoid
Magazine - I‘m A Party
Modern Lovers - Hospital
Chocolate Watch Band - I Ain't No Miracle Worker
Thomas Leer - Letter From America



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