Nardwuar: Who are you?
You are the supermellow man!
You're the King of Kings! Ian McCulloch!
Echo and the Bunnymen!
Now, Ian... Echo and the Bunnymen. The first band from Mars? The first band from Mars?
Do you still have voices in your head, Ian?
What have you been hearing?
And Ian, total broken bone count for you?
You've been totally safe all these years.
Touch wood, touch wood.
What year was that Ian?
And Courtney Love was hanging around back then, then?
Wow! That's pretty old skool! Well I guess she'd been to England earlier and actually---
And coming up shortly Ian, we're going to have some questions from Courtney Love for you that I can ask via me, Nardwuar the Human Serviette, but a couple more quick things here. Just wondering, Ian, have you seen Morrissey around at all, has he been to any of your gigs? What's going on with Morrissey?
I think he is in LA. Haven't you actually been to his house Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen?
Have you ever been to his house for dinner before, though?
Ian McCulloch, when you see Vancouver listed on the tour sheet what do you think of. Like when you think of Vancouver, BC, where I'm from, what do you think of?
I understand that when you were here the last time, just recently, you experienced some Vancouver weirdos when you were at the Sugar Refinery.
It's like a little cool kind of coffee shop on Granville Street and I understand that you were there and a member of a Vancouver local band came up to you and serenaded you on the piano.
A friend of mine, Sarah Kehayas. She's a writer for Chart Magazine. She was hanging out with you that night. She was the girl wearing the Velvet Underground T-shirt.
Yes. And you said that she should watch out for using skin products, that they're very dangerous.
You were mentioning that Liverpool was pretty crazy or is pretty crazy. And how about Vancouver, with Blair there, I think he was from the band, ahem, Numb, serenading you on the piano. Does that happen often? Like, you'll go into a place and someone will start playing on the piano and singing to you, intentionally?
Well Ian McCulloch of Echo and the Bunnymen, do you keep up with any Vancouver soccer history? Like Peter Beardsley! He played with the Vancouver Whitecaps in the NASL.
It was a Canadian-American league. It was like the league that had like Pele, and Alan Ball and all those people. And we also had Bruce Grobelaar. He was the goalie for the Whitecaps! Bruce Grobelaar, eh?
No, it is not. But the Vancouver team has been renamed the Whitecaps from the 86ers. It's a lower league but they still have the name "Whitecaps" going on. And believe it or not, Peter Beardsley just returned a few weeks ago to play a game, cause he wanted to come back to Vancouver to play one game. So he came back to play an exhibition game, so Peter Beardsley was still rockin' all these years later!
We also had Kevin Hector. Do you remember Kevin Hector at all? We had Kevin Hector and Rudi Krol. Remember that guy from Europe? It was one hell of a team! So Ian of Echo and the Bunnymen, you and John Peel, you guys love Liverpool FC don't you? John Peel loves Liverpool FC doesn't he?
How much do you support the team? Do you like drink Carlsberg because they sponsor Liverpool and---
Do you think Robbie Fowler will last the season?
He's pretty wild isn't he, wearing those nasal strips on his nose?