Some superb bands there MoodyBlue,you have been in some great company,I loved Echo and the Bunnymen when no one else round here had heard of them,I used to play Crocodile endlessly,without looking it up I seem to remember a track called Monkey that was a particular favourite,it’s so great that you knew them,and I used to buy the Teardrop albums too,we had good taste in those days.Hello Chuffer !!!!...
I was very lucky really...I used to mix in the same circles as Echo and The Bunnymen [my second favourite group !!!] and Teardrop Explodes
It was a wonderful time musically in Liverpool...Eric's used to have all the bands on,and there was a real energy to the scene.
I USED to know Ian and Will from The Bunny men very well,and have been in the company of the "flawed genius" a.k.a. Julian Cope many times !!!!.
Although Liverpool was in the middle of the drug epidemic [because the P.M. shut down all the customs offices at the port...HONEASTLY !!] the music galvanised the people......we didn't have much...but we had OUR BANDS and each other.
Wow I never knew that Keith,I played the heck out of that album in 1980 when I was a mere 20 year old,when no one else had heard of them,and Monkeys was my favourite track,loved Teardrops Explodes too,when we went to see China Crisis recently Gary told us such a funny tale about when he went for an audition with Flock of Seagulls (he didn’t get the job) were they a Liverpool band too ? He was hilarious,I love Liverpool folk,you have such great taste in music and of course tv xIn "Monkey" off "Crocodiles" "Mac in the mac" sang "MONKEY" BACKWARDS !!!...as the chorus "YEKNOM,TEKNOM" !!!!!...
‘Oh I love Split Enz,I bought Mental notes in the seventies and have loved Tim and Neil Finn ever since,I recently finished reading Mike Chunn’s biography of the band.