Saturday, March 28, 2009

Why You Shouldn't Smoke

Let me preface this by saying I love Ian McCulloch. I truly believe that he's probably the coolest person on the planet. And I love the current iteration of Echo and the Bunnymen, mostly because I became a fan after the initial breakup, and the reunion of the band has given me the opportunity to see them live a bunch of times. But Mac's voice is not what it once was. To wit, here are two versions of one of their best songs, 'All That Jazz'. See if you can pick up on the difference.

1983



2006

4 comments:

Pinko Punko said...

Nice post. I get a little bummed because I love young Ian voice, but they can still bring it. Although note the aesthetics on the first clip- awesome and raw.

Anonymous said...

They made the single greatest record of all time. Ocean Rain.

Cupie

Seitz said...

3rd greatest, behind the first Stone Roses album and OK Computer.

Seitz said...

At least, those are my top 3 all time.