Holy Ghosts Ed­sel/De­mon

The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - MUSIC - TONY CLAY­TON-LEA


Cred­i­ble front peo­ple of rock bands rarely, if ever, tran­scend their orig­i­nal ap­peal or in­flu­ence – they’re al­ways as­so­ci­ated with the act, de­spite their level best to forge a solo ca­reer. And so it is that Ian McCul­loch (then, now and for­ever the lead singer of Liver­pool’s ace post-punkers Echo and the Bun­ny­men) per­se­veres re­gard­less. This twoCD set is a stop-gap be­fore the next Bun­ny­men al­bum, fea­tur­ing Mac’s most re­cent solo work ( Pro Pa­tria Mori), cou­pled with or­ches­tral re­work­ings of Bun­ny­men classics ( Bring on the Danc­ing Horses, Res­cue Me, Bed­bugs and Bal­ly­hoo, The Killing Moon, All my Colours, et al). The re­sult is six of one and half a dozen of the other: pret­ti­fied post-punk songs from a fer­tile pe­riod of pop mu­sic and mo­rose if in­sight­ful tunes from a solo ca­reer that not many peo­ple are re­ally in­ter­ested in. bun­ny­men.com Down­load: Res­cue, Rain­drop on the Sun

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