Do you know why I'm cooler than you? Because I have them doing New Order/Joy Division's "Ceremony", that's why. Out cooled you all, too late.
― Buckets of Rong (Bimble), Sunday, 28 June 2009 21:20 (3 years ago) Permalink
I've got McCulloch joining NO for 'Ceremony' at the Festival of the Tenth Summer, 1986. That's got to count for something!
― Millsner, Monday, 29 June 2009 10:46 (3 years ago) Permalink
Last time I saw Ian Mac, was at an 808 state gig where he was featured vocalist.
― Mark G, Monday, 29 June 2009 13:05 (3 years ago) Permalink
haha that track ("Moses") is probably my favorite thing he's done
― get money fuck witches (HI DERE), Monday, 29 June 2009 13:47 (3 years ago) Permalink
last time i saw IM he was singing Pale Blue Eyes with edwyn collins (and A N Other?) as one of a few support acts for the cocteau twins (which also include jim and william reid doing acoustic songs) (brixton academy, er, nov 1990)
― koogs, Monday, 29 June 2009 18:32 (3 years ago) Permalink
Last time I saw him was Electrafixion. D'oh!
― Keith, Monday, 29 June 2009 18:33 (3 years ago) Permalink
he was singing Pale Blue Eyes with edwyn collins (and A N Other?)
Roddy Frame, I believe.
― Ned Raggett, Monday, 29 June 2009 18:37 (3 years ago) Permalink
you are right. who else played, do you know? google got me lots of links to that same cocteau's gigography but no details.
― koogs, Monday, 29 June 2009 20:29 (3 years ago) Permalink
I like how you're asking Ned, Deano.... I mean, you were there. I suppose if you remembered maybe you weren't.
― Keith, Monday, 29 June 2009 23:16 (3 years ago) Permalink
Anyone have the "Baseball Bill" 7" that was Electrafixion's last release? It was later included on Echo's "Avalanche" but to my ears the two versions are labeled backwards:"Baseball Bill (Electrafixion version)" - 4:44"Baseball Bill (Sgt Fuzz remix)" - 4:35
The first track sounds fuzzy, the second less so. Can anyone check?
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 8 September 2009 15:12 (3 years ago) Permalink
Moment from Simon Reynold's "Rip It Up..." book that made me laugh:
Ian McCulloch started to make bitchy comments about U2, describing their anthemic songs as "music for plumbers and bricklayers" while boasting that the Bunnymen were "an oceans and mountains band."
― Cunga, Friday, 16 October 2009 04:46 (3 years ago) Permalink
lol @ these guys blaming the IRS for them fucking up their tour
― I'm gonna put on an iron burt, and chase stanton out of urt (Curt1s Stephens), Monday, 9 November 2009 15:53 (3 years ago) Permalink
Just been speaking to my brother in law who went to see them last night in Glasgow. Sounds interesting, as Mac was totally hammered, was abusing the road crew, ranting at the audience and walked off before the end. Though my brother in law had left before then.
― The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
Skip to 2'30 for Mac meltdown.
― The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
absolutely no idea what he's saying. made out 'shut up' and 'fucking bastard'.
― brotherlovesdub, Thursday, 29 September 2011 19:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
Sadly it wasn't “I will knee-cap yer fuckin’ head off”
― The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Thursday, 29 September 2011 20:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
― meisenfek, Thursday, 29 September 2011 22:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
So yesterday friend Stripey and I got to chat for a while with Will Sergeant about his art at his gallery showing in LA. Very cool guy. Artwork's excellent as well, BTW; showing only started on Friday and half the pieces were sold!
Also he has a new solo album out, Things Inside, which is acoustic and not limited to guitar either -- enjoyable and will have to give it a couple more listens here for sure. Les Pattinson also plays bass on four tracks!
― Ned Raggett, Sunday, 20 May 2012 13:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
i once briefly lived in a car (a friends) and killed their battery listening to 'the cutter' over and over and over for about three or four days.obsessed with that song.can do no wrong. (just got lent that julian cope 'double' book about that whole thing... which one should i read first?)
― dextor ellis bextor, Sunday, 20 May 2012 13:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
I really like Echo & the Bunnymen, but I've never gotten Sergeant's guitar hero status. It's amazing, in fact, how little the guitar plays a role in much of their best stuff, aside from a few little simple but not terribly inspired licks (compare to Pete, who is one of my favorite, and a wildly creative, drummer). Though I admit, knowing what not to play, or when not to play, is often gift enough.
― Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 20 May 2012 13:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
Meantime, other Will-related stuff. First, a new project, Polter-Geist, with Les Pattinson.
Separately and a couple of years old, the Metronome.
― Ned Raggett, Monday, 9 July 2012 18:52 (10 months ago) Permalink
Are they any cop? It's been years since anything from a Bunnyman interested me, sadly.
― Gerald McBoing-Boing, Tuesday, 10 July 2012 04:27 (10 months ago) Permalink