Echo & The Bunnymen Biography (Wikipedia)
Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1978. The original line-up consisted of vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant and bass player Les Pattinson, supplemented by a drum machine. By 1980, Pete de Freitas joined as the band's drummer.
Their 1980 debut album, Crocodiles, went into the top 20 of the UK Albums Chart. The band's cult status was followed by mainstream success in 1983 as they scored a UK Top 10 hit with "The Cutter", and the attendant album, Porcupine, which reached number 2 in the UK. Ocean Rain (1984), continued the band's UK chart success, and has since been regarded as one of the landmark releases of the post-punk movement, with the single "The Killing Moon".
In 1988, the band split. In 1989, de Freitas was killed in a motorcycle accident and the band briefly re-emerged with a new singer. After working together as Electrafixion, McCulloch and Sergeant regrouped with Pattinson in 1997 and returned as Echo & the Bunnymen.
- Ian McCulloch chats to Radcliffe and Maconiehttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01881f0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01881f0.jpg2013-04-26T15:04:00.000ZMark and Stuart chat to Echo & The Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch about the band's tour with James.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01881r7
Ian McCulloch chats to Radcliffe and Maconie
Echo & The Bunnymen Tracks