They haven't forgone their Velvets, Television and Doors infatuations; Flowers' "Buried Alive" borrows liberally from "Sweet Jane." But instead of kicking out the jams in terse, brittle motifs, McCulloch reverts to a less tormented approach. Songs slow-burn atop often religious lyrical references ("King of Kings," "An Eternity Turns"), inferring more than they explain as McCulloch's disaffected swoon arcs through with sensitivity. The old "Rescue" fire sizzles on "Everybody Knows," as Sergeant whips out a clipped solo reminiscent of the old days while the band maintains an edgy, mellifluous groove.
Like roses, the Echo & the Bunnymen of Flowers temper their beauty with a prickly stem, affirming their status as elder statesmen who refuse to wither with age.
Echo & the Bunnymen play Thurs., Nov. 15, at EarthLink Live.
great band good style LOUD.!
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My bad, Chad.
Dang oldtimers' disease.