Post-punk band from Liverpool
who recorded four great albums in the early 80s - Crocodiles
, Heaven Up Here
and Ocean Rain
The lineup back then was Ian McCulloch
, Will Sergeant
, Les Pattinson
and Pete de Freitas
(Pete died in 1988 in a road accident).
Classic singles included Lips Like Sugar
, The Back Of Love
, The Cutter
and The Killing Moon
. They were contemporaries of U2
and really should have been just as big.
The group disbanded in the late 80s but reformed to some success in recent years.
The recent albums don't have ths same bite and creativity though.
They recorded under the name Electrafixion
with much the same lineup in the mid 90s.
Lead singer Ian McCulloch
has had minor solo success. Echo
was the drum machine they used early on.