Echo & the Bunnymen (in 1981) At the dawn of new-Psych.
Echo & the Bunnymen (in 1981) At the dawn of new-Psych.

. . . or click on the link here for Audio Player – Echo & The Bunnymen – Live At Glastonbury 1997 – BBC 6 Music

With the release of their latest album Meteorites earlier this year, Echo & The Bunnymen embarked on an ambitious tour which saw them gaining new fans and renewed popularity, their biggest since reforming in 1997.

This concert, from Glastonbury during the Summer of ’97 features that newly resurrected incarnation. A continuation of the one which began in 1978 as a Post-Punk outfit, wandering in the direction of new-Psychedelia, now with the added pastiche of experience.

After their initial breakup in 1993, the members went their separate ways with lead singer Ian McCulloch enjoying a popular solo career. But Echo & The Bunnymen as as group were special and had a unique and highly influential sound. And even though the band have gone through a number of personnel changes over the years, the basic core of their sound hasn’t changed.

So whether you heard them during their tour this year or are hearing them for the first time, here is a sample of them as they were in 1997.

Rather timeless bunch, I would say.

Welcome to the weekend.

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