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Keeping cool with early Echo & the Bunnymen

It's safe to say that the impact and importance of rock bands has often been drastically overstated.  
Crocodile rock
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  May 06, 2011
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Echo and the Bunnymen | The Fountain

Less dour than the Cure but more somber than New Order, with a thorny mix of sadness and sunshine, Liverpudlian gloom-pop masters Echo & the Bunnymen were far weirder than they get credit for being.
Ocean Rain (2009)
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  November 13, 2009
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Guitartyrs?

From the late '70s to the late '80s, Anglophile guitar rock went through a strange period of adjustment following the Year Zero history eradication brought on by capital-P Punk and its subsequent slaying of the Guitar Hero.
Some unsung Brit guitar heroes
By DAN BROCKMAN  |  June 26, 2009
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Editors: An End Has a Start

Like Ian McCulloch in the early ’80s, Editors singer Tom Smith sounds old before his time, preoccupied as he is with our precarious mortal coil.
Epic
By MATT ASHARE  |  August 28, 2007

Saturday-night special

This article originally appeared in the August 28, 1997 issue of the Boston Phoenix .
Radiohead at Harborlights Pavilion
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 25, 2006