Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Alcohol and Attitude

Newspaper article The Evening Standard (London, England)

Alcohol and Attitude

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University of London Union

THIS is how it was and how it always should be. A simple backcloth, a few coloured lights, a group of people on stage with a certain amount of attitude, and a group of people in front of it containing a certain amount of alcohol.

Echo and The Bunnymen are the last great survivors of the scene that was Liverpool. They have never been truly fashionable and therefore have never really gone out of fashion. Along the way, they have lost one member to a rock and roll death, another to the simple desire to leave, and the drum machine that gave them the first part of their name. Ian McCulloch and Will Sergeant remain, however, and they are the life and soul of this party.

McCulloch celebrates National No Smoking Day by chain smoking his way through the set, while Sergeant is content to study his guitar intently as if he is just learning to play it - which, of course, he is not. …

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