Additional information about this Echo & The Bunnymen vinyl art.
Echo & The Bunnymen – The Artist/s
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 bassist 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. After releasing their second album, Heaven Up Here, in 1981, the band’s cult status was followed by mainstream success in 1983, when they scored a UK Top 10 hit with “The Cutter”, and the album which the song came from, Porcupine, hit number 2 in the UK.
People Are Strange – The Song
‘People Are Strange’ is a cover version by British group Echo & the Bunnymen for the soundtrack of the 1987 film The Lost Boys. It was subsequently released as a single in 1987 reaching number 29 on the UK Singles Chart in February 1988. The song was produced by The Doors’ keyboard player, Ray Manzarek. The original version of “People Are Strange” is a song by the American rock band the Doors. It appears on the band’s second studio album, Strange Days, released in September 1967. The song was written by Jim Morrison and Robby Krieger, although credit was given to each of the Doors.
The Vampire Bat – The Shape
This record has been cut into the silhouette of a vampire bat inspired by the film, The Lost Boys from which the song was included in the soundtrack. The Lost Boys is a 1987 American teen horror comedy film directed by Joel Schumacher, produced by Harvey Bernhard with a screenplay written by Jeffrey Boam. Janice Fischer and James Jeremias wrote the film’s story. The film’s ensemble cast includes Corey Haim, Jason Patric, Kiefer Sutherland, Jami Gertz, Corey Feldman, Dianne Wiest, Edward Herrmann, Alex Winter, Jamison Newlander, and Barnard Hughes. The title is a reference to the Lost Boys in J. M. Barrie’s stories about Peter Pan and Neverland, who, like the vampires, never grow up. Most of the film was shot in Santa Cruz, California. The Lost Boys was released and produced by Warner Bros. Pictures on July 31, 1987 and was a critical and commercial success.
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