Bedbugs and Ballyhoo

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"Bedbugs and Ballyhoo"
Single by Echo & the Bunnymen
from the album Echo & the Bunnymen
B-side "Over You" (WEA)
"Run, Run, Run" (Sire)
Released 1987
Format 7", 12"
Genre Post-punk, alternative rock
Label WEA, Sire
Writer(s) Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson, Pete de Freitas
Producer(s) Laurie Latham
Echo & the Bunnymen singles chronology
"Lips Like Sugar"
(1987)
"Bedbugs and Ballyhoo"
(1987)
"People Are Strange"
(1987)

"Bedbugs and Ballyhoo" is a single by Echo & the Bunnymen which was released in 1987. It was the third single from their 1987 eponymous album. The single was released as a 7-inch single and a 12-inch single by WEA Records and by Sire Records.

Overview[edit]

The B-side to the WEA 7-inch single is "Over You" and the B-side of the Sire 7-inch single is live recording of a cover version of Lou Reed's "Run, Run, Run". The WEA 12-inch single added the track "New Direction" to the B-side whereas the Sire 12-inch single has a club remix and the LP version of the title track on the A-side and the B-side added the additional live performances of The Rolling Stones' "Paint It, Black" and Television's "Friction".

"Bedbugs and Ballyhoo" and "Over You" were produced by Laurie Latham and "Run, Run, Run", "Paint It, Black" and "Friction", which were recorded live at the Karen in Gothenburg for the Swedish National Radio programme Bommen, were produced by Lars Aldman.

"Bedbugs and Ballyhoo" was covered by the American group Voyager One on their 2002 album Monster Zero.[1]

Track listings[edit]

All tracks written by Will Sergeant, Ian McCulloch, Les Pattinson and Pete de Freitas except where noted.

WEA 7-inch single (248135-7)
  1. "Bedbugs and Ballyhoo"
  2. "Over You"
WEA 12-inch single (248134-0)
  1. "Bedbugs and Ballyhoo"
  2. "Over You"
  3. "New Direction"
Korova/WEA 12-inch EP (248150-CR)
  1. "Bedbugs and Ballyhoo (Club Mix)"
  2. "Bedbugs and Ballyhoo (LP Version)"
  3. "Run, Run, Run" (Reed)
  4. "Paint It, Black" (Jagger/Richards)
  5. "Friction" (Tom Verlaine)
Sire 7-inch single (7-28113)
  1. "Bedbugs and Ballyhoo"
  2. "Run, Run, Run" (Lou Reed)
Sire 12-inch single (0-20838)
  1. "Bedbugs and Ballyhoo (Club Mix)"
  2. "Bedbugs and Ballyhoo (LP Version)"
  3. "Run, Run, Run" (Reed)
  4. "Paint It, Black" (Jagger/Richards)
  5. "Friction" (Tom Verlaine)

Personnel[edit]

Musicians[edit]

Production[edit]

  • Laurie Latham – producer ("Bedbugs and Ballyhoo", "Over You" and "New Direction")
  • Lars Aldman – producer ("Run, Run, Run", "Paint It, Black" and "Friction")
  • Bruce Lampcovc – mixed by ("Bedbugs and Ballyhoo", "Over You" and "New Direction")
  • Ivan Ivan – remixed by ("Bedbugs and Ballyhoo (Club Mix)")

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Ultimate Echo and the Bunnymen Resource". Villiers Terrace.com. Archived from the original on 11 May 2008. Retrieved 21 May 2008. 

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