I guess Echo & the Bunnymen are getting a lot of coverage in the news for their covers, which they've been playing in between "Lips Like Sugar", "Do It Clean", and "Nothing Lasts Forever". I suppose that's news, but they've been doing it since 1984. Who can forget Del Shannon lyrics sandwiched into "Over The Wall"? It's what in my mind, in 1984, made the Bunnymen unique - interjecting lyrics, poems and scuttlebut into their songs a la The Doors. Ian Mcculloch's lyrics and sorrowful delivery, soaring and falling - like a lost spirit is what makes those snippets legendary. How he chooses them or why, is a mystery only he knows. (Score 10 pts if you have the legendary Scandanavia boots with all the covers perfomed live by the original Bunnymen).
This classic audio from the recent Coachella 2010 show also includes a smattering of covers (The Doors’ “Roadhouse Blues", snippets of Lou Reed’s “Walk on the Wild Side” and “Coney Island Baby” along with Wilson Pickett’s “In the Midnight Hour”). It is a wild set from the legendary band including lots of freaks from Coachella delving into the cuts, like "The Cutter" and "Bedbugs & Ballyhoo". The audio appears courtesy of of music lovers over at Web In Front, a music blog that is too hip for our times. Additionally, rip is burned and cleared via aluche99. Much love and respect to both for giving us our Christmas presents in April this year! Additionally, what a hits set, "Do It Clean" to kick it off and no "Ocean Rain" - I would say a set for purists.
Echo & the Bunnymen Live @ Coachella (2010)
01. Do It Clean
03. Villier’s Terrace
04. Roadhouse Blues (The Doors)
05. Bring On The Dancing Horses
06. Bedbugs & Ballyhoo
07. Nothing Lasts Forever
08. Walk On the Wild Side/ Coney Island Baby (Lou Reed)
09. Back of Love
10. Lips Like Sugar
11. The Killing Moon
12. The Cutter
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