I was actually just watching my Echo & the Bunnymen DVD this morning and reading a little about Les Pattinson, the original bassist of the Bunnymen. He reminds me a little of Robert Been of BRMC, not for the showmanship, but for his hat, coat, and excellent bass playing! If you’ve seen the video for “A Promise,” they’re all standing on a boat and he has a hat just like Robert’s. Les was a boat builder by trade and amateur photographer (which he used with the Bunnymen later on), but also a leader of 2 imaginary bands. His alter ego was Geoff Lovestone and he used to frequent Eric’s, the legendary club in Liverpool where all of those amazing bands like Echo & the Bunnymen started out. The imaginary band he fronted was called the Geoffs and after they disbanded, Les went on to form the Love Pastels. By the summer of 1977, they had already disbanded and the Bunnymen wasn’t even a concept yet. Les had already fronted 2 imaginary bands and never played an instrument in his life! Here’s a photo of Les Pattinson in Iceland during the filming of the Cutter:
Here’s another photo of Les with Pete, Will and Mac in the background:
One last one of Les on the left side of the stage with his Blue Fender Jazz classic:
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