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May 25, 1997

The New World
Music Theatre

Tinley Park, IL

A Review and Photos by
The Dude on the Right
Now, I knew I needed a little sustenance to get me through till I could grab some dinner type food, and since Jamiroquai had me, and only me, uninspired, I found the best bargain of Q101's Jamboree 97 - ice cream. (well, I guess other than 12 bands for the price of admission). Low and behold, on my way to the Buzz Stage for Echo and the Bunnymen, I stumbled across a little stand selling ice cream bars. Now, normally at a concert venue, I'd be expecting an ice cream bar to set me back about three bucks. I look, and they're selling for seventy-five cents. Yep, that's right, a mere three bits, and it supported, hmmm, I think it was a children's hospital. So, even though I was already cold, I forked over my dollar, let them keep the change for their cause, and felt a little rejuvenated with a slight sugar rush to get me through Echo and the Bunnymen.


What do I remember about Echo and the Bunnymen? "Lips Like Sugar," covered by a really cool local band when I was in college, and my friends always correcting me because for some God-unknown reason I kept thinking it was by The Cure. Yea, I know they were influential to many a people, but not me. And still not.

The boys of the band are back together, and in all honesty, until I can get a listen to their new CD coming out this summer, I don't know why. Now, don't get me wrong, it was pretty cool to hear "Lips Like Sugar" live, and they do a great cover of The Door's "People Are Strange" that they did for "Lost Boys," but here was another band that did nothing for me, and only seemed to do something for the Echo fans. Everyone else seemed dis-interested, and as I watched it was like the band was just going through the motions. I know there was a little excitement at the reunion, and I know Echo and the Bunnymen meant a lot to a lot of people, but I don't really know if their performance helped bring any new fans into the flock. I'll stretch a little bit and give Echo and the Bunnymen ONE THUMB UP. The final rating on the reunion will be after I hear the new CD, can see them live in front of all of their fans, but for now it's just a thumb.

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