Friday 15 February 2019

The greatest song ever written (1984)

The brilliant Liverpool band Echo and the Bunnymen made their best album, Ocean Rain, in 1984. One of the singles off the album was Killing Moon. The lead singer Ian McCullock described this as the greatest song ever written. From the Guardian in 2015:
I love it all the more because I didn’t pore over it for days on end. One morning, I just sat bolt upright in bed with this line in my head: “Fate up against your will. Through the thick and thin. He will wait until you give yourself to him.” You don’t dream things like that and remember them. That’s why I’ve always half credited the lyric to God. It’s never happened before or since. I got up and started working the chords out. I played David Bowie’s Space Oddity backwards, then started messing around with the chords. By the time I’d finished, it sounded nothing like Space Oddity. 

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