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Echo & the Bunnymen — In The Margins
Album: Siberia
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 1588









Released: 2005
Length: 4:57
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Tuck me in
I need to sleep now
I need dream how
I used to dream

Look me in
Look me in the face now
Help me believe how
I used to believe

Now do you see how
They're in the margins
Below and up above
I'll see now
How life wins
When all that's left is love

Rope me in
Lasso my heart, love
Loosen my soul, love
Spirits and dreams

Hope begins
Right at the start of
The search for the gold, love
In the driving rain

Now do you see how
We're in the margins
We're below and up above
I see now
How life wins
When we're all that's left is love

We're all that's left
Of love
We're all that's left
Of love

Tuck me in
I need to sleep now
I need dream how
I used to dream

Look me in
Look me in the face now
Help me believe how
I used to believe

Now do you see how
They're in the margins
Below and up above
I see now
How life wins
When all that's left is love

All that's left is love
All that's left of love
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such an under -played band. Great tunes.
 Rockit9 wrote:
Do you think U2 crafted their work around the Bunnymen?
 

I doubt it since U-2 was first.
Do you think U2 crafted their work around the Bunnymen?
bellissima - entusiasmante -
Bill - How about playing "Broke my neck" by Echo and the Bunnymen. The full 7 minute version will do for starters.  

cheers
I think I've noted on this thread before: this fine track seems like it got off the musical trend train in about 1989.  I constantly confuse it with songs from that era. 
TIL 'eBow'
Haven't heard this one in 4 years. love it!
New(er) Bunnies, cool
This is quite possibly my favorite E&TB tune. Feels good on a Sunday.
 kcar wrote:
 ianpreston wrote:
Check out Bill Nelson as he is possibly the finest user of the ebow, no concidence that he produced Big Country and that Stuart Adamson was a big admirer. Shame that Bill continues to overlook his namesake.
 


The only Bill Nelson song I know is "The October Man" from "The Love That Whirls"—fantastic track with heavy use of ebow. That track is definitely RP-worthy.
 

Which Big Country recording did Bill Nelson produce?
kcar - You should check out Be Bop Deluxe for some great Bill Nelson stuff.
Gone forever, all that's left is love            damn    10
 rdo wrote:
Ian McCulloch might be my fave singer of all time.  I love his voice so much.
 
I agree and Will Sergeant is a very underrated guitarist
Great band.  Nothing could ever touch Ocean Rain, in my opinion.  Timeless.
"Rope me in
Lasso my heart, love
Loosen my soul, love
Spirits and dreams"

sweet Echo  (god thought this was from like early 90's : ) 
 wotuzu17 wrote:

Also a great song with a ebow- intro:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFNLoP5RBrA
 
 
Your link sadly doesn't work for those of us in the US. Maybe this live performance of "The Storm" by Big Country will be as good: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L3yybSbtBNk


ianpreston wrote:
Check out Bill Nelson as he is possibly the finest user of the ebow, no concidence that he produced Big Country and that Stuart Adamson was a big admirer. Shame that Bill continues to overlook his namesake.
 


The only Bill Nelson song I know is "The October Man" from "The Love That Whirls"—fantastic track with heavy use of ebow. That track is definitely RP-worthy.
At first I thought it was some obscure U2 song then I thought it sounded a bit like Coldplay. Curiosity aroused I had to walk over to the computer and look at "Who's Playing" - Echo and The Bunnymen!  You live and learn every day!  Well done Bill - you got me there!
When did they start sounding U2?
 apcbailey wrote:

Just don't get Ian McCulloch talking about Bono.. his opinion and distaste of the U2 frontman are not for the faint hearted
 
Just read a recent piece based on an interview with McCullogh.

Thoughts:
1. Can't wait to buy and listen to Ocean Rain
2. Dude didnt want to play the game - and become big in the US - too bad for me as a resident of the US
3. Just because U2 knew how to play the game doesn't mean their music wasn't great.
4. Like everyone else, you make your decisions Ian and you live with them - don't go slogging others that took a different path
5. Comment on their music - their performances - that's always fair game
I love U2 and am ready to love Echo 
Saw them last year in Bournemouth. Old band never dies! Another great song.
 tulfan wrote:

Disagree entirely. Echo and the Bunnymen are always great to here here or anywhere.

 
Interesting segue between U2 and Echo. Thought it was Bono for a moment.
And, following U2's new one, one from their cousins
 jimmpypowder wrote:
this song sucks .

 
Disagree entirely. Echo and the Bunnymen are always great to here here or anywhere.
this song sucks .
Ian McCulloch might be my fave singer of all time.  I love his voice so much.
 wotuzu17 wrote:

Also a great song with a ebow- intro:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFNLoP5RBrA
 
Check out Bill Nelson as he is possibly the finest user of the ebow, no concidence that he produced Big Country and that Stuart Adamson was a big admirer. Shame that Bill continues to overlook his namesake.

 



other bunnysongs are memorable
hey Echo. I don't want to hear this again. no pun intended.
hey Ec...oh....

9 -> 10.

Fantastic song, fantastic band.

 

It has occurred to me that when Bill plays plenty of great songs in a row, I tend to keep upping my ratings. Until they're all ten. Oh well.


Love Ian M
 kingart wrote:
I've heard this before, didn't know who it was. A recognizably '80s style, but also kind of timeless. I like it. It's a 7.5. RP doesn't have that number, but I just served it up.  This is better than a 7 but not quite in the elevated 8s. It's a bit of a downer — the 80s are gone. Sometimes they and the music sucked, but really, who prefers '12? 

 
Pretty much every decade has some great music and some lousy music.
 kingart wrote:
I've heard this before, didn't know who it was. A recognizably '80s style, but also kind of timeless. I like it. It's a 7.5. RP doesn't have that number, but I just served it up.  This is better than a 7 but not quite in the elevated 8s. It's a bit of a downer — the 80s are gone. Sometimes they and the music sucked, but really, who prefers '12? 
 
Uh, me, for one :-)
all about the experiences...
discovered U2 and Echo around the same time circa 1981/82. Completely changed the way I listened to and thought about music. Crocodiles, Porcupine, Heaven up here and Ocean Rain mark the tempo of my college years. If you have not listened to those four albums give them a try. Anything after Ocean Rain is marginal (pun intended) a few songs like this one, Evergreen and others notwithstanding.
I've heard this before, didn't know who it was. A recognizably '80s style, but also kind of timeless. I like it. It's a 7.5. RP doesn't have that number, but I just served it up.  This is better than a 7 but not quite in the elevated 8s. It's a bit of a downer — the 80s are gone. Sometimes they and the music sucked, but really, who prefers '12? 
gallardo wrote:
This is new band for me. I like it a lot!!!!
 
I the spirit of moving this thread forward:  

I'm an avid Bunnymen fan, and if you like this I suggest you check out what I think are their two greatest albums:  Heaven Up Here and Porcupine.  I know some fans will shun me for not including their first album "Crocodiles" but it just doesn't hold up overall for me.

There is always the greatest hits album which is very good overall too "Songs to Learn and Sing" and I recently saw a new greatest hits called:  "The Very Best of...." (but I'm not familiar with that one...)  They are a pioneering band from the early 80's and worth digging into if you never have!

 
 Stranglersfan wrote:

Your opinion is sad, and should be kept to yourself.
If your not really a music lover, then turn on your local FM station and listen to the crap that they play.
 
On second listen, I like the sound of my farts better.   {#Snooty}
 Blastcat900 wrote:
vocal similarities between the singer and my farts
 
Your opinion is sad, and should be kept to yourself.
If your not really a music lover, then turn on your local FM station and listen to the crap that they play.


vocal similarities between the singer and my farts
 lathyris wrote:
I was dying to know how they got the infinite sustain on the guitar. . .turns out it's a little gizmo called an "e-bow." Check it out: https://www.ebow.com/home.php. Also the namesake for the REM song "E-bow the Letter." I always wondered about that!
 
Also a great song with a ebow- intro:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFNLoP5RBrA
 


This is new band for me. I like it a lot!!!!
 lemmoth wrote:

Vocal similarities between Ian from Liverpool and his contemporary Bono from Dublin are pretty strong.


 
Just don't get Ian McCulloch talking about Bono.. his opinion and distaste of the U2 frontman are not for the faint hearted

Vocal similarities between Ian from Liverpool and his contemporary Bono from Dublin are pretty strong.


I was dying to know how they got the infinite sustain on the guitar. . .turns out it's a little gizmo called an "e-bow." Check it out: https://www.ebow.com/home.php. Also the namesake for the REM song "E-bow the Letter." I always wondered about that!
I really like this song - however, the production and vocals seem a tad lifeless to me. I once heard a live version on Fabchannel (long gone... sigh) that was quite magical.
From Fleetwood Mac to Echo and the Bunnies...priceless and only on RP.
 crockydile wrote:
Ah, this is where Coldplay stole, er acqured their sound, er, so... Coldplay was influenced by these guys, eh? {#Lol}
 

And I think U2 was...ahem..."influenced"..by this band too.
Nice transition from Zumurud.
Fluff
 lemmoth wrote:
Never got the wide audience of their contemporaries in U2, but everytime I hear them they remind me of U2.  And I really really love U2 - can't understand the haters out there.

Anyway need to get more Echo in my life.
 

Bono has admitted he modeled some of his vocal style after Ian's. It's pretty obvious he's a fan.
Never got the wide audience of their contemporaries in U2, but everytime I hear them they remind me of U2.  And I really really love U2 - can't understand the haters out there.

Anyway need to get more Echo in my life.

Got a large load of early 90's alternative yesterday.  My tolerance is waning.
Wow, I like this... and I also notice a similarity to U2.
Great song, great lyrics, really like it. But at times it sounds a bit like Bono on ludes (which may not be a bad thing ! )
Wonderful album, chalk full of solid tunes like this one. {#Music}
 crockydile wrote:
Ah, this is where Coldplay stole, er acqured their sound, er, so... Coldplay was influenced by these guys, eh? {#Lol}
 

One of a few who Coldplay stole, er acquired their sound/style from.
of course

Wow, side of the Bunny Peoples I've never heard before. Very nice.


This song is soooo good for the ears...


 rdo wrote:


Has anyone else noticed Coldplay has been quite absent from the playlist lately?  My prayers have been answered!
 
Not really!!

Ah, this is where Coldplay stole, er acqured their sound, er, so... Coldplay was influenced by these guys, eh? {#Lol}
Canned with no heat. Pab. 
 out_to_lunch wrote:


I"m sorry, did you just compare Echo to F@#$King Coldplay??

step into my office....
 

Has anyone else noticed Coldplay has been quite absent from the playlist lately?  My prayers have been answered!
"....when all that's left is love..."

Some believe that's all there ever has been.
I remember a video(not very famous)  The Monkey Man Invade Mark's House...a College project...very funny....where was I going with this..ahhhhhhhh??{#Dancingbanana}  guess ya had to be stoned to appreciate it...{#Moon}
Funny how your views of a singer influence your liking, or not, of their work. I used to semi-like this number, maybe a 6, then I saw the Bunnymen at Loopallu 2008 and the lead singer was such a petulant, spoilt, unprofessional wanker that I walked out with many others, and since then I think of him whenever I hear the Bunnymen. Sad, I guess, but he really was an awful tit.
 ROSSinDETROIT wrote:
Where the hell did this come from?  I though I knew everything these guys had done.  Must be gettin' old...
(mumbles) born in the fifties...(mumbles)
 
46 myself and i second your comments

from wikipedia -

Siberia is a 2005 studio album by Echo & the Bunnymen. The album garnered generally positive reviews, with some commentators calling it their best work since Ocean Rain, despite it being the first to not reach the UK Top 75.

The track "Of a Life" is noteworthy because the chorus has the line, "I want a song to learn and sing / of a life requited", which name-checks their 1985 compilation album Songs to Learn and Sing.



I think I'm coming close to upping my vote from 9 to 10.

God this song is great.
 snowcat wrote:
Reminds me of the best girlfriend I ever had.  Funny how songs can do that to us.
 

I'm a luck man, I married my best girl friend, had two kids and still going strong after 17 years. Life is good. {#Smile}
 EssexTex wrote:
Please tell me Ian's in Siberia..on a chain gang.
 
Ha!  Too bad he wasn't sent there before starting this band.

This is a good song...and a great band name.


Noise...just noise.
I love Echo!!!!! Reminds me of Middle School...LOL
Where the hell did this come from?  I though I knew everything these guys had done.  Must be gettin' old...
(mumbles) born in the fifties...(mumbles)
Reminds me of the best girlfriend I ever had.  Funny how songs can do that to us.
i like the ambient create from the vocal and the guitar
 RussNelson wrote:

WOW, THIS SONG IS COOL, I'VE NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE, I WONDER HOW IT ENDS? Maybe the same as last time? When was it played last? Was it twenty minutes ago? Seems like.


 
Sorry, Russ, 20 minutes ago was Coldplay. I think you are getting them mixed up.  But I do like the Coldplay influence in Ian's music.


I really like this song and I can't put my finger on it. I was saw them live a few years back and I've always been impressed with their material. This song just seems to stand apart a bit.
out_to_lunch wrote:
I"m sorry, did you just compare Echo to F@#$King Coldplay?? step into my office....
I hear the same. It's gonna be crowded in your office.
Please tell me Ian's in Siberia..on a chain gang.
Pop-ish but fun in the same way The Lightning Seeds were in the 80's.
arserocket wrote:
No..I really like it! And another thing...he sounds like Chris Martin..who does he think he is eh?
I"m sorry, did you just compare Echo to F@#$King Coldplay?? step into my office....
WOW, THIS SONG IS COOL, I'VE NEVER HEARD IT BEFORE, I WONDER HOW IT ENDS? Maybe the same as last time? When was it played last? Was it twenty minutes ago? Seems like.
arserocket wrote:
No..I really like it! And another thing...he sounds like Chris Martin..who does he think he is eh?
Chronologically, Ian McCulloch predates Chris Martin. They do sound a bit alike. Don't know who either of them thinks they are however.
Is it just me or are the playlists all catawampus?
NEW Echo and the Bunnymen! Excellent. So glad they're back with a new album.
Where Do I sign?
bigB_3 wrote:
Welcome pre-80's child. Points for band name... :rolleyes:
Post-80's. . .?
TheFriendlyCat wrote:
eh, i liked the beginning, but his voice is a little whiny. However, they get points for their band name...
Welcome pre-80's child. Points for band name... :rolleyes:
DrLex wrote:
If I speed up Creep, I get Chipmunk Creep.
No, you get Pounce.
eh, i liked the beginning, but his voice is a little whiny. However, they get points for their band name...
Cool background sound.
Marginal
spiritfla wrote:
I really like this. :bounce:
No..I really like it! And another thing...he sounds like Chris Martin..who does he think he is eh?
I love this whole album. I saw them earlier this year and they put on a great show, too.
I really like this. :bounce:
Euro-Ethereal. Just what I need on a waaay too slooo afternoon trying in to wrap it up.
this song is also in the margins, as in MARGINAL.
Can't listen to them...hate his voice...stop it.
Cool tune.
houstoib wrote:
Ummm....can you say complete rip off of Radiohead's "Creep". Speed up Creep and you get this. I think Radiohead is due for some royalties folks.
You just reminded me -- listening to an Oldies station a couple months ago, I heard a song that sounded VERY similar to Creep. Like, there's absolutely no way Radiohead wasn't *strongly* inspired by the song -- same bass line, same chord progression during the verse. Don't get me wrong -- Creep is a much better song. . .but its originality was strongly challenged for me. . .
mafe wrote:
Ho-Hum. :rolleyes:
Ditto
This would be fairly mundane if not for the cool bass groove that lifts it out of the mud. The wabbits is good.
Most Excellent.
Nice song but could have expanded the lyrics. :beat: :beat: https://www.radioparadise.com/graphics/smiles/icon_beat.gif beat
I disagree with the 1,000-times repeated refrain--All that's left is not love, but disappointment.
Dreary. Not the best tune on this album, in my opinion.
houstoib wrote:
Ummm....can you say complete rip off of Radiohead's "Creep". Speed up Creep and you get this. I think Radiohead is due for some royalties folks.
If I speed up Creep, I get Chipmunk Creep.
houstoib wrote:
Ummm....can you say complete rip off of Radiohead's "Creep". Speed up Creep and you get this. I think Radiohead is due for some royalties folks.
Nah.
A great song of lament.
Reminds me of U2.
I regret buying this album. I like most of the songs, but I hear it enough on Radio Paradise. I just wasn't necessary to buy it – I hear it enough that I never find myself thinking, "hey, I need to put that album back in my play rotation." Maybe if Bill stopped playing it I would be glad I bought it. :wink:
Great Song!
Pretty good simulation -- resurrection? -- of their classic sound. Like it could've been an outtake from Ocean Rain. No bad thing in my book.
That whistle-like guitar at the beginning is so characteristic of this band. It's like a bomb raid warning. I'm headed for the bomb shelter. *hits off button*
Yup, too blah for me!
Scissors In The Sand and Siberia are the hot tracks on Siberia. In The Margins is nice, but a bit of a sleeper as other callers have pointed out. Still nice to hear from the old Liverpool boys. Ian, Will and new bandmates showed up twice on Craig Furgeson's late night show recently. They did an awesome version of the Killing Moon.
houstoib wrote:
Ummm....can you say complete rip off of Radiohead's "Creep". Speed up Creep and you get this. I think Radiohead is due for some royalties folks.
Have Radiohead paid Talking Heads royalties for their name yet?
I'm happy that Ian and the boys are back in good form. (long live the "neo-psychedelic" movement and/or bands, no matter whether they're neo-psychedlic or not any longer)
Ummm....can you say complete rip off of Radiohead's "Creep". Speed up Creep and you get this. I think Radiohead is due for some royalties folks.