[[caption-width-right:299:The band's classic lineup[[note]]From L-R: Pete de Freitas (drums), [=Ian McCulloch=] (vocals), Lee Pattinson (bass), Will Sergeant (guitar)[[/note]]]]
->''"Bring on the dancing horses''\\
''Wherever they may roam''\\
''Shiver and say the words''\\
''Of every lie you've heard"''\\
- "Bring on the Dancing Horses"
Echo & the Bunnymen are a PostPunk PsychedelicRock band from Liverpool, England. They were part of the Neo-Psychedelic scene in Liverpool before breaking out in TheEighties with popular albums and singles like ''Crocodiles'' and "The Cutter", reaching their peak in 1984 with ''Ocean Rain''. Singer Ian [=McCulloch=] left the band in 1988 to start a solo career, and after the death of drummer Pete de Freitas and a brief reformation with Irish singer Noel Burke, [=McCulloch=] and guitarist Will Sergeant reformed in 1997. The band are currently still performing and recording, with their RevolvingDoorBand lineup always centered around [=McCulloch=] and Sergeant.
* ''Crocodiles'' - (1980)
* ''Heaven Up Here'' - (1981)
* ''Porcupine'' - (1983)
* ''Ocean Rain'' - (1984)
* ''Echo & the Bunnymen'' - (1987)
* ''Reverberation'' - (1990)
* ''Evergreen'' - (1997)
* ''What Are You Going to Do with Your Life?'' - (1999)
* ''Flowers'' - (2001)
* ''Siberia'' - (2005)
* ''The Fountain'' - (2009)
* ''Meteorites'' - (2014)
!!This band provides examples of:
* TheBandMinusTheFace: ''Reverberation'' was recorded with Irish singer Noel Burke in place of Ian [=McCulloch=]. Its poor reception, due in part to [=McCulloch's=] replacement, led the band to dissolve again.
* CallBack: ''Evergreen'''s album art mimics that of their first album, ''Crocodiles''.
* CoverVersion: Two of Music/TheDoors: "People Are Strange" and "Ship of Fools"
* DarkerAndEdgier: ''Heaven Up Here'' is bleaker and heavier than ''Crocodiles'', with its proto-GothRock sound and nightmarish lyrics.
* GothRock: One of the PostPunk forerunners with their darker work, particularly 1981's ''Heaven Up Here'' with its dark, nightmarish tone and tribal drumming, and 1984's ''Ocean Rain'' and its nighttime romanticism.
* LooksLikeCesare: Ian and his wild, dark hair.
* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Much of their work falls into the 3-4 range, with some going up to about a 5 and a decent number going down to 2. "The Killing Moon", for example, is a good example of the latter.
* NonIndicativeName: There's no one named Echo in the band. People think it was the name of the band's drum machine from before Pete de Freitas joined, but the band have denied this.
* PerishingAltRockVoice: Ian's voice was a quivering wail until TheNoughties, when the years of smoking made it rougher and deeper.
* PsychedelicRock: Part of the Liverpool Neo-Psychedelic scene alongside The Teardrop Explodes.
* RevolvingDoorBand: Since 1999, Ian and Will are the only constant band members.
** The subject of "Over the Wall"
** Subverted in "Is This a Breakdown?"
-->"I don't think so"
* SelfTitledAlbum: Their 1987 album