Echo and the Bunnymen is a British rock band from Liverpool, England. The band dislocated in 1988, broke up in 1992, and reformed in 1996. He is still active with his singer and his original guitarist.
Singer and guitarist Ian McCulloch, born in 1959, guitarist Will Sergeant born in 1958 and bassist Les Pattinson born in 1958, formed Echo and the Bunnymen in 1978. The band does not have a drummer and decides to use a drum machine instead. They record a first single, Pictures on My Wall, which is released the following year. The band then integrates the drummer Pete de Freitas (born in 1961 and died since 1989).
In 1980, after a second single Rescue / Simple Stuff, the quartet recorded the album Crocodiles, critical success that hints at the influences of The Doors and Television. The following year, in 1981, the second Heaven Up Here album appeared with a drier and colder sound.
In 1983, the album Porcupine remains marked by cold winter despite the participation of the violinist L. Shankar. Porcupine reached second place in the album standings in England. In the spring of 1984, Ocean Rain received negative reviews of the NME and American Rolling Stone but was hailed by other British music magazines. The album has since become a reference, including the title The Killing Moon. Influenced by the string arrangements of the Beatles, the band then takes over All You Need Is Love on a BBC show and publishes its version, opposite-B Seven Seas maxi.