Song of the Day #2,961: ‘Rescue’ – Echo & the Bunnymen

echo_bunnymen_crocodilesI’m wading into less familiar territory this week as I continue to feature critically-acclaimed albums from 1980. I’ve heard of the next five bands but I can’t say I’ve heard anything by them.

English rock band Echo & the Bunnymen released their debut album, Crocodiles, in 1980, kicking off a career that’s still going 36 years later. A couple of the original band members died and the whole operation went on hiatus for a few years in the early 90s, but founding members Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant released a new album just two years ago and continue to tour.

Based on my admittedly brief sampling of Crocodiles, the band sounds like a lot of other 80s British outfits. A little Smiths, a little Cure. It’s a good sound but their particular brand of it doesn’t strike me as distinctive.

That said, I can see how this sound made an impact on critics at the time.

If I said I’d lost my way
Would you sympathise
Could you sympathise?
I’m jumbled up
Maybe I’m losing my touch
I’m jumbled up
Maybe I’m losing my touch
But you know I didn’t have it anyway

Won’t you come on down to my
Won’t you come on down to my rescue
Things are wrong
Things are going wrong
Can you tell that in a song
I don’t know what I want anymore
First I want a kiss and then I want it all

Won’t you come on down to my
Won’t you come on down to my rescue
Rescue, rescue, rescue

Things are wrong
Things are going wrong
Can you tell that in a song
Losing sense of those harder things
Is this the blues I’m singing?
Is this the blues I’m singing?
Is this the blues I’m singing?
Is this the blues I’m singing?

Won’t you come on down to my
Won’t you come on down to my rescue
Is this the blues I’m singing
Won’t you come on down to my rescue

Won’t you come on down to my
Won’t you come on down to my
Won’t you come on down to my
Won’t you come on down to my
(Is this the blues I’m singing?)
Won’t you come on down to my
(Rescue)
Won’t you come on down to my
(Is this the blues I’m singing?)
(Rescue)
Won’t you come on down to my
(Is this the blues I’m singing?)
(Rescue)
Won’t you come on down to my
(Is this the blues I’m singing?)
(Rescue)
Won’t you come on down to my
(Is this the, I’m singing)
Won’t you come on down to my
(Is this the, I’m singing)

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2 thoughts on “Song of the Day #2,961: ‘Rescue’ – Echo & the Bunnymen

  1. Dana says:

    I had heard of the band back in the day, but I’m not sure if I ever heard their music. I’m not sure I missed much, however.

    • Thomas says:

      Their other hit song is “Lips Like Sugar” which is great if one is partying heartily … otherwise, not to much …

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