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Ian McCulloch, part 1

Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen joins Mary Anne for a Key of Life interview in which he talks about his first pair of glasses, Elvis impressions, and his all-time heroes.

Ian McCulloch of Echo & The Bunnymen joins Mary Anne for an intimate Key of Life interview. Ahead of the release of the band's brand new album, they chat about McCulloch's first pair of glasses, Elvis Presley impressions, and his all-time heroes, Sooty and Sweep.

Formed in 1978, Echo & The Bunnymen were one of the most acclaimed alternative groups of the 1980s, releasing eleven studio albums and conquering audiences the world over.

This show also features a world exclusive first play of a brand new Patti Smith song. Co-written with Lenny Kate and featuring the Kronos Quartet and Clint Mansell, Patti's 'Mercy Is' will appear in the new Darren Aronofsky film Noah.

3 hours

Music Played

  • Echo & the Bunnymen

    Villiers Terrace

    • Korova.
  • Broken Bells

    After The Disco

    • After The Disco.
    • Columbia.
    • 001.
  • Laura Marling

    I Was Just A Card

    • Virgin.
  • Sunriser

    • Ninetails

      An Aria

      • Quiet Confidence.
      • Pond Life.
  • Rufus & Chaka Khan

    Tell Me Something Good

    • MCA.
  • TOY

    It's Been So Long

    • Join The Dots.
    • Heavenly Recordings.
    • 001.
  • Marika Hackman

    Deep Green - 6 Music Session 10/03/2014

  • Florence + the Machine

    Dog Days Are Over

    • CD SINGLE.
    • Moshi Moshi Records.
    • 1.
  • Midlake

    It's Going Down

    • Antiphon.
    • Bella Union.
    • 001.
  • The Cure

    Why Can't I Be You

    • GALORE.
    • Fiction.
  • Nitin Sawhney

    Tides

  • Ibibio Sound Machine

    The Talking Fish (Asem Usem Iyak)

    • Ibibio Sound Machine.
    • Soundway.
    • 001.
  • Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Fortunate Son

    • Fantasy.
  • Arcade Fire

    Song On The Beach

  • Public Image Ltd

    Rise

    • Virgin.
  • Michael Kiwanuka

    You've Got Nothing To Lose

    • Third Man Records.
  • Nat King Cole

    Let's Face The Music And Dance

  • Klaxons

    Children Of The Sun

    • Love Frequency.
    • Akashic Records.
    • 001.
  • Gil Scott‐Heron

    Johannesburg

    • Ariola Express.
  • Higgins Waterproof Black Magic Band

    Mad Lifeline (Robert Del Naja and Euan Dickinson's 'Higgins In 3D remix')

    • Battle Box.
  • Woman's Hour

    Our Love Has No Rhythm (Live at SXSW 2014)

  • Pavement

    Stereo

    • Domino.
  • War On Drugs

    Red Eyes

    • Lost In The Dream.
    • Secretly Canadian.
    • 001.
  • Public Enemy

    Bring The Noise

    • Def Jam.
  • Key Of Life

    Ian McCulloch: Going To School

  • The Clash

    Complete Control

    • Columbia.
  • Todd Terje

    Delorean Dynamite

    • It's Album Time.
    • Olsen Records.
    • 001.
  • The Commodores

    I Feel Sanctified

    • Tamla Motown.
  • Queens of the Stone Age

    My God Is The Sun

    • Matador.
  • Kelis

    Rumble

    • Food.
    • Ninja Tune.
    • 11.
  • Key Of Life

    Ian McCulloch: Being A Shy Kid/Going To See Bowie

  • Echo & the Bunnymen

    The Killing Moon

  • James

    Frozen Britain

    • La Petite Mort.
    • Cooking Vinyl.
    • 001.
  • Talking Heads

    Girlfriend Is Better

    • Sire.
  • SBTRKT

    Hold On (feat. Sampha)

    • Young Turks.
  • Kate Tempest

    Lonely Daze

  • Bob Marley & The Wailers

    Waiting In Vain

    • Tuff Gong.
  • François & the Atlas Mountains

    La Verite

    • Piano Ombre.
    • Domino.
    • 001.
  • Key Of Life

    Ian McCulloch: Getting Echo & The Bunnymen Going

  • David Bowie

    TVC 15

    • EMI.
  • White Denim

    At Night In Dreams

    • Corsicana Lemonade.
    • Downtown Records.
    • 001.
  • Song for Huey

    • Patti Smith

      Mercy Is (feat. Kronos Quartet)

      • Noah Soundtrack.
      • Warner Brothers Records.

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