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Echo & Bunnymen, U2, Delta 5: The Lyceum, London

Chris Salewicz, New Musical Express, 27 September 1980

ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN dwell in the magical land between life and art that is the territory of great rock'n'roll. Making music alone isn't enough to guarantee entrance to this area: what is required is an almost four-dimensional comprehension of this rock'n'roll stuff, a sufficiently developed understanding to unerringly, and without deliberation, send shivers of tingling excitement up the spines of an audience. This is the simple, but ultimate, test of the finest rock'n'roll.

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