Thursday, September 24, 2015
Echo & The Bunnymen: People Are Strange (1988)
This is a UK 45 RPM 12" single containing a cover of People are Strange, originally from The Doors, plus three live tracks that were recorded in Sweden in 1985. The live tracks are: Paint in Black (a cover of the Rolling Stones tune), Run, Run, Run (a cover of the Velvet Underground track, written by Lou Reed), and Friction (a cover of the Television song, written by Tom Verlaine). So, it's all cover versions.
People are Strange was used, as one can see, in the film, The Lost Boys. Oddly, I have never seen that film. I would also add that People are Strange is the best track on the film's soundtrack.