Emerging from Liverpool, England in 1980, Echo and the Bunnymen were hailed as the vanguard of a new psychedelic-rock movement. While vocalist Ian McCulloch's cryptic lyrics and Will Sergeant's colorful guitar arrangements do evoke the dark, brooding intensity of '60s groups like the Doors, Echo and the Bunnymen owed more to English post-punk than '60s rock. Featuring songs that range from the supercharged three-chord garage rock of "Do It Clean" and the crashing album opener, "Going Up," to the hazy neo-psychedelia of "Villiers Terrace" and "Pictures on My Wall," CROCODILES is a remarkably good debut, one that established Echo and the Bunnymen as one of most creative and charismatic English rock bands of the '80s.
"Burning Up The Night" was the last release. And that was in 1992. This cd is mostly keyboards and less guitar than what fans are used to, but still is catchy with lots of hooks. As with all their albums, it's impossible to pick a favorite. For Flash & The Pan fans an absolute must. The sound is a bit different from their prior outings but still astonishing. If you see it listed, get it, since it's hard to come by and that chance may never come again.
A meticulously researched historical tour de force in the style of the bestselling In the Garden of Beasts.