Back in time…
31 May 2021
Band: ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN (Liverpool)
Album: HEAVEN UP HERE – 2nd LP
Released: 30 May 1981 – 40 years ago (40? Sounds unreal)
AllMusic/Aaron Warshaw wrote: “Following their more psychedelia-based debut,
Crocodiles, and subsequent “Puppet” single, Echo & the Bunnymen returned in 1981
with the darkest and perhaps most experimental album of their career.
Sitting comfortably next to the pioneering work of contemporaries like Joy Division,
New Order, and early Public Image Ltd. and Cure, this is a rather fine — and in the
end, influential — example of atmospheric post-punk. Having reached the British Top
Ten, Heaven Up Here is highly regarded among Echo & the Bunnymen’s fans precisely
for the reasons which, on the surface, make it one of the least accessible albums in
the band’s catalog.” Full review: here. Score: 4.5/5.
Turn Up The Volume: One of the (many) flabbergasting albums from one
of my all-time favorite bands (on record and on stage). One word: masterpiece.
(Only) single: A Promise
Stream full album…
R.I.P. Pete De Freitas