For Liverpool UK band Echo & The Bunnymen's fourth release, 1984's 'Ocean Rain', they went all-in. Recorded primarily in Paris with a 35-piece orchestra, Ocean Rain is a dazzling collection of songs writ large with sweeping string arrangements and...
For Liverpool UK band Echo & The Bunnymen's fourth release, 1984's 'Ocean Rain', they went all-in. Recorded primarily in Paris with a 35-piece orchestra, Ocean Rain is a dazzling collection of songs writ large with sweeping string arrangements and inspired - at times restrained and at times ferocious - playing /singing by band members Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas. This week's guest Corey duBrowa went all-in as well, as he joined Rob to unpack this splendidly deranged musical masterpiece.
Songs featured in this episode: The Killing Moon - CHVRCHES/Pavement/Matthew Sweet & Susanna Hoffs; Oregon Ducks Fight Song; Guiding Light - Television; Here I Go - Syd Barrett; Read It In Books - Echo & The Bunnymen (John Peel Session, August 1979); Some Other Guy - The Beatles (Live at the Cavern Club, August 1962); The Back Of Love (Live at Royal Albert Hall, 1984), Never Stop, Silver, Nocturnal Me, Crystal Days, The Yo Yo Man - Echo & The Bunnymen; Is She Weird? - Pixies; New Slang - The Shins; Waiting For The Sun - The Doors; Thorn Of Crowns, Thorn Of Crowns (Live at Royal Albert Hall, 2008) - Echo & The Bunnymen; BAD - U2 (Live Aid 1985); The Killing Moon - Echo & The Bunnymen; Space Oddity - David Bowie; Seven Seas - Echo & The Bunnymen; Andmoreagain - Love; My Kingdom, Ocean Rain, It's All Over Now Baby Blue - Echo & The Bunnymen;
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In addition to his all-consuming day gig doing comms for a tech company you might know, Corey duBrowa was also a music journalist for two+ decades, with more than a thousand bylines in publications ranging from Rolling Stone and Paste Magazine to No Depression and GQ. Recently he's been DJing on KXSF.FM with his show BYOB (Bring Yer Own Beats). He lives in Berkeley, CA with his wife Courteneay and son Tanner, who has carried Corey's music obsession into the digital age.