Porcupine and their 1984 masterpiece Ocean Rain (featuring perhaps their greatest track, “The Killing Moon”), the Liverpool quartet created their own unique take on the post-punk, goth and New Romantic sounds of the era, propelled by Ian McCulloch’s melodramatically yearning vocals and Will Sergeant’s spiky, atmospheric guitar. McCulloch and Sergeant, the only remaining original Bunnymen, continue to make evocative new music on more recent albums such as 2014’s Meteorites, but they’re best experienced in a live setting, breathing new life into their classic ’80s material with an able group of supporting players.
You can’t go to an ’80s night without hearing “Lips Like Sugar,” the gushingly romantic anthem from Echo & the Bunnymen’s self-titled 1987 album. But there’s much more to the venerable U.K. post-punks than their best-known Stateside hit. On earlier albums such as