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Echo & The Bunnymen

Echoandthebunnymen

Miami Vice Performer
Members (Original)
Ian McCulloch (born 1959, vocals)
Will Sergeant (born 1958, guitar)
Les Pattinson (born 1958, bass)
Active
1978-1993
1997-present


Echo & The Bunnymen are an English post-punk/new wave group, whose song "Bedbugs and Ballyhoo" appeared in the episode "Mirror Image" of the series Miami Vice.

CareerEdit

The band was formed in 1978 in Liverpool, England, by vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant, bassist Les Pattinson, using a drum machine for percussion. In 1980 Pete de Frietas joined as drummer, and their debut album, Crocodile, was released to moderate UK success. Their second album, 1981's Heaven Up Here, reached the UK Top 10 as did their next two albums, 1983's Porcupine, and 1984's Ocean Rain, regarded as the group's best. Their 1987 self-titled album (featuring "Bedbugs and Ballyhoo" was their only one to have success in the US. In 1988 McCulloch left the band and de Frietas was killed in a motorcycle accident in 1989, and after their 1990 album Reverberation was a commercial and critical failure, Echo & The Bunnymen disbanded in 1993. In 1997 the original three members reunited and recorded two more albums before Pattinson left in 1999, leaving McCulloch and Sergeant as the only two members of Echo, and they have recorded five additional albums and continue to tour.

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