IAN McCULLOCH Performing LOU REED Classic SWEET JANE On Belgian TV (2002)

Memorable live moments

Watch Echo & The Bunnymen‘s living legend and charismatic frontman
IAN McCULLOCH performing Lou Reed‘s timeless classic SWEET JANE on a
Belgian TV Talk Show with its house band, featuring great Belgian musicians,
on 23rd April, 2002. Top rendition from one of the coolest voices ever.

Standin’ on a corner,
Suitcase in my hand.
Jack’s in his car, says to Jane, who’s in her vest,
Me, babe, I’m in a rock n’ roll band.
Ridin’ in a Stutz Bearcat, Jim,
Those were different times.
And the poets studied rows of verse,
And the ladies rolled their eyes

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Taking a walk on the wild side… (pic by Turn Up The Volume!)

Picture This…

5 Classic NME covers…

JOY DIVISION – 14 June 1980 (a couple of weeks after Ian Curtis’ death)

IAN MCCULLOCH from ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN20 Februari 1982

THE SLITS – 5 September 1979

MARK E. SMITH from THE FALL14 November 1981

LIAM GALLAGHER from OASIS4 June 1994

IAN McCULLOCH Released His Heartfelt And Mourning Debut Solo Longplayer ‘CANDLELAND’ 30 Years Ago Today…

17 September 2019

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IAN McCULLOCH, the soul-touching, eminent songwriter and unique voice of Echo &
The Bunnymen
released his debut solo LP titled CANDLELAND this day 30 years ago,
on 17 September 1989. Overall a very emotional and grieving album as McCulloch lost his beloved father, who he was very close with, and The Bunnymen‘s awesome drummer Pete De Freitas only a few months before the record’s release. Most of the songs are heartfelt little gems sung by a vulnerable, yet ingenuous vox looking to process his distressing grief and continue his life without those unforgettable important persons. Gripping sensibility.

The album reached number 18 on the UK Albums Chart.

ALL MUSIC wrote: “Ian McCulloch’s first solo LP represents his most accomplished work
since the 1984 Echo and the Bunnymen masterpiece ‘Ocean Rain’ haunted by the recent
deaths of the singer’s father as well as Bunnymen drummer Pete DeFreitas, Candleland is
a poignant yet ultimately triumphant album which probes not only themes of loss but also rebirth. McCulloch’s expressive vocals and impassioned lyrics recall past glories, but also tap newfound reserves of maturity and introspection.”
Full review here . Score: 4,5/5

Three (of the many) highlights…

– PROUD TO FALL –

– THE FLICKERING WALL –

– FAITH AND HEALING –

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Album (expanded version) in full…

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One of the best voices/singer-songwriters/performers of all time in my book

Happy 60 To ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN Legend IAN MCCULLOCH…

5 May 2019


(photo: Turn Up The Volume!)

ECHO & THE BUNNYMEN‘s legendary frontman and magnificent songwriter IAN STEPHEN MCCULLOCH was born on 5 May 1959 in Liverpool. Happy 60 to one of
the greatest and most iconic voices ever. To celebrate the Big Mouth’s birthday here
are five timeless knockout performances…

– RESCUE – (1980)

– THE CUTTER – (1983)

– OCEAN RAIN – (1984)

– BRING ON THE DANCING HORSES – (1985)

LIFT ME UP (2012)

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