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Echo & The Bunnymen: Royal Court, Liverpool

Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 4 December 2003

TWENTY-FIVE YEARS on, and every Liverpudlian hipster of a certain age is here to pay their respects. With their debut album, Crocodiles, Echo & The Bunnymen helped to tear their city away from The Beatles' orbit, into a new zone of ambition where grey, possessionless bedsits in a jobless city could be transformed by psychedelic drugs, vinyl and boundless imagination.

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