Crocodiles (Expanded & Remastered)
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Crocodiles (Expanded & Remastered)

2 July 1980

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  Song Title
Going Up
Stars Are Stars
Monkeys (Album Version)
Villiers Terrace
Pictures On My Wall
All That Jazz
Happy Death Men (Album Version)
Do It Clean
Read It In Books (Album Version)
Simple Stuff
Villiers Terrace (Early Version)
Pride (Early Version)
Simple Stuff (Early Version)
Crocodiles (Live)
Zimbo (Live)
All That Jazz (Live)
Over The Wall (Live)

Product details

  • Original Release Date: 2 July 1980
  • Release Date: 2 July 1980
  • Label: Rhino
  • Copyright: 2003 Warner Music UK Ltd
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  • Total Length: 1:06:22
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  • ASIN: B003TQ970Q
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,036 in MP3 Albums (See Top 100 in MP3 Albums)

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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
By Moz
Format:Audio CD
Faultless! The inclusion of 'Read it in Books' on here as a bonus track makes it outstanding. Still this is the debut album that had everything and still does. See you at the barricades. When I got this to replace my vinyl and got that dark brooding vibe with its hint of malice and threat it was flashback time. Revolutionary stuff and all of that young man angst and insecurity. It all happens at 'Villiers Terrace'.

From the opening bars of 'Going Up' you actually feel that you are - right up - until the extended outro on 'Happy Death Men'. That's how the vinyl finished anyhow, but then you have the bonus tracks. The inclusion of the 'Let it Shine' EP Live stuff is a dream. I'd never heard 'Simple Stuff'! This is a great reworking of the original album.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Debut albums don`t get much better. If you enjoy your music dark and melodic, this is for you. From the opening track, Going Up, this album never fails to impress, with 8 out of the 10 tracks being superb, with the other 2 only making brilliant status. Crocodiles and Rescue are obvious favourites, while Stars are Stars, Monkeys, Villiers Terrace, Pictures On My Wall and All That Jazz, are Bunnymen classics. The only downside to this album is that it has to end. Buy it and be better for it.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Shine so hard 3 Oct 2005
Format:Audio CD
Echo and The Bunnymens spectacular Television inspired debut "Crocodiles" was part 1 in an installment of the best run of albums of the 1980's, even better than U2's "Boy" To "Joshua Tree" and one record longer than The Chameleons "Script of the Bridge" to "Strange Times".
Spikey, raw and punkified in places yet pyscadelic and acidic in others "Crocodiles" effortlessly meshes pounding rhythms, choppy guitar and the youthful but authoritative vocals of Ian Mculloch.
Highlight "Stars are Stars" is the epitome of a cold starry night perfectly capturing its sense of claustrophabia and despair and marks Mcullochs first of many lyrical masterpieces'.
Although Guitarist Will Sergent would only reach artistic maturity and achieve genius on the bands follow up "Heaven up Here", his minimalism is very poignant and his echoey tones on "Monkees" make for another stand out track.
"Villers Terrace", "Pictures on my Wall" and "Do it Clean" (available on re-issues) are counter anthemnic, post punk perfection and early Bunnymen favourites. Macca's Bowie meets Iggy vocals and the musical mastery of the Bunnymen eleavate "Crocodiles" way above there peers U2 and the Teardrop Explodes' debut offerings. The Bunnymen would better this record twice, firsly with the swirling, brooding forever autumn briliance of "Heaven up Here" and then with the ice cold "Porcupine" but its still stands the test of time.
Lovely Stuff.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars incredible debut record 26 Aug 2003
Format:Audio CD
Few bands have produced as great a debut; literally as good as please please me or the stone roses. In many ways the record has since haunted the band because they were never quite able to equal it. whilst others have produced many lesser records and yet have become bigger by chance or persistance (notably u2), the bunnies have cruely faded into obscurity. Their greatest hits cd was superb, and proves that this brilliant introduction was not all the group achieved. This psychedelic record is amazing, what would oasis or the strokes give to produce this kind of record?
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15 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Catch a falling star 5 Nov 2003
Format:Audio CD
Lover come back to me. Oh those heady days of pop/rock passion. Echo and the Bunnymen with their fantastic debut album. ‘Going Up’, ‘Stars Are Stars’, ‘Rescue’, ‘Villiers Terrace’. All stunning songs and dark urgency of purpose. “I caught a falling star. It cut my hands to pieces.”
The follow up ‘Heaven Up Here’ (also part of this series of digitally remastered Bunnymen albums) was enjoyable enough but I think the band were already, slowly, losing their way.
The inclusion here of the deliriously good ‘Do It Clean’ and the vitality and power of the four live tracks from the Shine So Hard EP emphasise that these early years were the peak of their output and make this the best reissue I’ve bought in years.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Still sound good 16 Oct 2013
By Faces
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Some great tracks on this albumn, the quality of the songs still sound good today, worth a purchase free mp3 download as well.
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