#discovermusic : Echo & The Bunnymen formed in Liverpool in 1978. The original line-up consisted of vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant, bassist Les Pattinson and a drum machine named Echo. By 1980, Pete de Freitas had joined as the band's drummer.
Our #discovermusic playlist features a song from each of the studio albums, including one recorded when lead singer Ian had departed from the band - “Reverberation”. In addition to the studio albums, there are at least ten live albums to explore. “The John Peel Sessions 1979-1983” is one of a number of compilations.
Echo & The Bunnymen recently opened for The Rolling Stones when they played the band's hometown of Liverpool.