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Echo and the Bunnymen - live in Liverpool

Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 23 May 1997

IT'S HARD to remember now how much Echo and the Bunnymen meant. Fourteen years ago, they were crowned Kings of Rock, each album was greeted with religious fervour. They were silhouettes in long coats which shadowed the early Eighties, students of psychedelia with few peers. Nine years ago they vanished, to indifference, in a cloud of rancour typical of the incendiary Liverpool scene they once ruled. The death of their drummer Pete DeFreitas in 1989 seemed to nail the lid on an era.

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