Stars are Stars//Echo and the Bunnymen

Now you spit out the sky
Because it’s empty and hollow
All your dreams
Are hanging out to dry
Stars are stars
And they shine so cold

I saw you climb
Shadows on the trees
We lost some time
After things that never matter

While Ocean Rain will always be my favorite Echo album, primarily because of the shamanistic lyrical content that evokes the Eskimo/Inuit, Crocodiles comes in a close second because of Rescue and the non-album single associated with the album (I know, doesn’t make sense) The Puppet. Both song were on Urgh! A Music War, a documentary that introduced me to many of the bands I ended up loving growing up (X, XTC, Pere Ubu, Cramps, Echo, etc). Crocodiles was Echo at their most raw, in my opinion, whereas Ocean Rain was the band at their most refined.

I always felt, without being able to point to it directly, that Crocodiles was one of the more Door-sey albums, capturing some of what made Jim Morrison so compelling.

Stars are Stars hints at what the band would become with Ocean Rain.

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