Echo and the Bunnymen
"It's the greatest album ever made." That's what Echo and the Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch said of the band's seminal work, "Ocean Rain," back in 1983. Although he was sort of joking, the quote stuck—and more than a few fans and peers came to believe it. “I do believe it's good," McCulloch told us last year before his band played their magnum opus at New York's Radio City Music Hall. “When I said that, it was kind of a joke. I was probably in a bar. I always said things like that at the time.” This time, Metromix caught the band at the tiny Mercury Lounge—the Liverpool group’s most intimate NYC show probably ever.