November 21, 2005

BRING ON THE DANCING HORSES:

Echo & the Bunnymen haven't lost intensity (Renée Graham, November 21, 2005, Boston Globe)

Rare are the quarter-century club bands whose new material holds its own when performed alongside classic tracks. That was certainly the case at Echo & the Bunnymen's sold-out show Saturday night at Axis, as the band proved it is capable of selling more than gauzy nostalgia.

It certainly helps that it has a strong album, the recently released ''Siberia," to promote. So while Echo & the Bunnymen opened the hour-plus show with the driving ''Going Up," from their 1980 debut, ''Crocodiles," and later played ''All That Jazz" from the same album, new songs such as ''Stormy Weather" and ''Scissors in the Sand" were delivered with just as much verve.

Posted by Orrin Judd at November 21, 2005 7:45 AM
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In other news, it was revealed that Echo & the Bunnymen, the Cure, the Church, Depeche Mode, Violent Femmes, and the Psychedelic Furs are all really the same people recording under different brand names.

Posted by: Mike Morley at November 21, 2005 8:24 AM

Dr. Girlfriend: Sweetie, isn't that the guy from Depeche Mode?
The Monarch: Oh, no way! Where? Holy crap, he's with a girl!
Dr. Girlfriend: Oh yeah, that guy is totally straight. I saw a whole thing about him on the VH1.
The Monarch: But he's the guy from Depeche Mode. It's impossible.
Dr. Girlfriend: Straight.
The Monarch: Come on! He's in Depeche Mode!
"The Venture Brothers"

Posted by: Bryan at November 21, 2005 8:39 AM

Sorry, I had Mission of Burma turned up too
loud. Was that "Echo and the Bunnymen" you
were talking about?

Posted by: J.H. at November 21, 2005 9:09 AM

Spare us the Cutter!!!

Posted by: Pepys at November 21, 2005 1:41 PM
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