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ECHO AND THE BUNNYMEN – CROCODILES LP – Nr MINT- A3/B1 UK ORIG INDIE POST PUNK

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Echo & The Bunnymen – Crocodiles
(Korova Records  1980  KODE1)
Matrix No’s: A3/B1 – UK Pressing
White Korova Labels

Sleeve in Very Good+ condition
– some wear to edges/corners & corner cut top right
Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT condition

Vinyl in Nr MINT- condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality apart from the odd light pop/crackle)

Echo & the Bunnymen are an English rock band formed in Liverpool in 1978. The original line-up consisted of vocalist Ian McCulloch, guitarist Will Sergeant and bass player Les Pattinson, supplemented by a drum machine. By 1980, Pete de Freitas joined as the band’s drummer.

Their 1980 debut album, Crocodiles, went into the top 20 of the UK Albums Chart. The band’s cult status was followed by mainstream success in 1983 as they scored a UK Top 10 hit with “The Cutter”, and the attendant album, Porcupine, which reached number 2 in the UK. Ocean Rain (1984), continued the band’s UK chart success, and has since been regarded as one of the landmark releases of the post-punk movement, with the single “The Killing Moon”.

In 1988, the band split. In 1989, de Freitas was killed in a motorcycle accident and the band briefly re-emerged with a new singer. After working together as Electrafixion, McCulloch and Sergeant regrouped with Pattinson in 1997 and returned as Echo & the Bunnymen.

Crocodiles is the debut album by the British post-punk band Echo & the Bunnymen. It was released on 18 July 1980 in the United Kingdom and on 17 December 1980 in the United States. The album reached number 17 on the UK Albums Chart. “Pictures on My Wall” and “Rescue” had previously been released as singles.

Recorded at Eden Studios in London and at Rockfield Studios near Monmouth in Wales, Crocodiles was produced by Bill Drummond and David Balfe, while Ian Broudie had already produced the single “Rescue”. The music and the cover of the album both reflect imagery of darkness and sorrowfulness. The album received favourable reviews from the music press, receiving four out of five stars by both Rolling Stone and Blender magazines.

Track listing

All tracks written by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas except where noted.

Side one

  1. “Going Up” – 3:57
  2. “Stars Are Stars” – 2:45
  3. “Pride” – 2:41
  4. “Monkeys” – 2:49
  5. “Crocodiles” – 2:38

Side two

  1. “Rescue” – 4:26
  2. “Villiers Terrace” – 2:44
  3. “Pictures on My Wall” (Sergeant, McCulloch, Pattinson) – 2:52
  4. “All That Jazz” – 2:43
  5. “Happy Death Men” – 4:56

Personnel

  • Ian McCulloch – vocals, guitar
  • Will Sergeant – lead guitar
  • Les Pattinson – bass
  • Pete de Freitas – drums
  • Bill Drummond – producer (original album and Shine So Hard tracks)
  • David Balfe – producer (original album), keyboards
  • Ian Broudie – producer (“Pride” and “Rescue”)
  • The Bunnymen – producer (“Simple Stuff”)
  • Pat Moran – producer (early versions)
  • Hugh Jones – producer (Shine So Hard tracks), engineer (original album)
  • Rod Houison – engineer (“Pride” and “Rescue”)
  • Gary Edwards – engineer (early versions)
  • Brian Griffin – cover photography
  • Bill Butt – insert photography

Weight 1.00000000 kg

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