November 15 2010
On this day in 1978, Echo & the Bunnymen took the stage for the first time at Eric's Club in Liverpool.
"The Bunnymen grew out of the Crucial Three, a late-'70s trio featuring vocalist Ian McCulloch, Pete Wylie, and Julian Cope. Cope and Wylie left the group by the end of 1977, forming the Teardrop Explodes and Wah!, respectively. McCulloch met guitarist Will Sergeant in the summer of 1978 and the pair began recording demos with a drum machine that the duo called "Echo." Adding bassist Les Pattinson, the band made its live debut at the Liverpool club Eric's at the end of 1978, calling itself Echo & the Bunnymen." (AllMusic)
"Lips Like Sugar" is today's Shadow... First, it's Echo... Second, Seal ft. Mikey Dread.