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Monday, 11 October 2010

Theme Park Rockers

Another mid-80s leftfield guitar band with big hair tribute to Alton Towers. Rollercoaster was one of the last songs recorded by the original Echo And The Bunnymen line-up of Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson and the late Pete de Frietas. This was a B-side to their 1987 single Lips Like Sugar. The Bunnymen understood, like all the great bands of the period, that good/interesting B-sides were as important to the fans as the A-side. Resurrected from earlier sessions Rollercoaster is untypical Bunnymen- the band kick up a load of sturm and drang while McCulloch screams and shouts about God knows what. It has more in common with earlier Bunnymen songs and a chorus reminiscent of the Cutter, and some impressively loud drumming. RIP Pete de Freitas.

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1 comment:

Echorich said...

Best thing to come out of the self titled album sessions!