Maggie Thatcher. High unemployment rates. Arguably the first Liverpool band to make it big since The Beatles, Echo and the Bunnymen was formed by Ian McCulloch after leaving the super-trio that was The Crucial Three the other two members were Julian Cope who founded the critically and commercially brilliant Teardrop Explodes, and Pete Wylie who went on to be a local legend. Everyone wanted to look and sound like Echo and the Bunnymen. Considered by many including the late John Peel as one of the finest post-punk songs ever recorded, Over The Wall is really one of the best post-punk songs ever recorded. If Joy Division had written this song it would feature in a dozen Hollywood movies, at least. Pure brilliance. You have to be from Liverpool to write a tune like this.
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Wylie went on to front Wah! Heat, and Cope was with the Teardrop Explodes, while McCulloch found the perfect vehicle for his big voice, large overcoat and not exactly diminished ego with the Bunnymen. Post-punk and psychedelia blend wonderfully with an anthemic chorus and haunting vocal.
By , Pete de Freitas joined as the band's drummer. After releasing their second album, Heaven Up Here in , the band's cult status was followed by mainstream success in the UK in , when they scored a UK Top 10 hit with " The Cutter ", and the album which the song came from, Porcupine , hit number 2 in the UK. Ocean Rain , continued the band's UK chart success with its lead single " The Killing Moon " entering into the top ten.
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