THE 1000 BEST SONGS IN THE WORLD EVER.
971-Echo & the Bunnymen-Bring on the Dancing Horse.
1985-Number 21 single.
Best Bit-At 3.36.They had a mate who kept suggesting names, they could have been ‘The Daz Men,’ or ‘Glisseroi and the Fan Extractors,’ but they saw sense, and chose the much more sensible ‘Echo & the Bunnymen.’
Echo & the Bunnymen were formed in Liverpool, England in 1978 by Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant, and Les Pattinson, their drummer Pete de Fretas (1961-1989) joined in 1979, replacing a drum machine, affectionately known as ‘Echo,’ they were active until 1993. They reformed in 1996, the groups only ever present is Will Sergeant.
Ian McCulloch, one of the songs writers explained it’s meaning.’The dancing horses are statues, It’s about the way people would sooner look at statues than themselves. We revere things that tell us about ourselves. It’s that thing of how we think art is very important. A life without art, who knows what that would be like? We think the Mona Lisa is this thing that’s valuable, when something else isn’t.’
Reading between the lines I personally think the narrator is telling us to make up our own minds, and don’t just take for granted the things you have been told.
‘First I’m gonna make it, then I’m gonna break it, till it falls apart.’
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