The Pictures on My Wall

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"The Pictures on My Wall"
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Single by Echo & the Bunnymen
from the album Crocodiles
B-side "Read It in Books"
Released 5 May 1979
Format 7"
Recorded August Studio, Liverpool
Genre Post-punk
Length 2.52
Label Zoo
Songwriter(s) Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson
Producer(s) Bill Drummond, David Balfe
Echo & the Bunnymen singles chronology
"The Pictures on My Wall"
"The Pictures on My Wall"

"The Pictures on My Wall" is the first single released by the band Echo & the Bunnymen and was released in May 1979 in a limited issue of 4,000 copies. The single reached number twenty-four on the UK Indie Chart.[1]


Having been released prior to Pete de Freitas joining the band, the single was re-recorded after he had joined and appeared as "Pictures on My Wall" on the 1980 album Crocodiles.[2] In 1985 the single was also packaged with a limited edition version of the album Songs to Learn & Sing. The single was reissued in 1991 on the Document label as a maxi single on 12" (DV3T) and CD (DC3). The single was again reissued in 1995 on CD by Griffin Records (466 1995) with the text "Very first Echo and the Bunnymen single. Previously unavailable on CD" in white lettering on the cover.

Professional reviews[edit]

Track listings[edit]

  1. "The Pictures on My Wall" (Ian McCulloch, Will Sergeant, Les Pattinson) – 2.52
  2. "Read It in Books" (McCulloch, Julian Cope) – 2.59


  1. ^ Lazell, Barry (compiled by) (1997). Indie Hits 1980–1989. London: Cherry Red Books. p. 74. ISBN 0-9517206-9-4. 
  2. ^ MacKenzie Wilson. "The Pictures on My Wall > Review". Allmusic. Retrieved 4 April 2004. 
  3. ^ Starr, Red. "Singles". Smash Hits (26 July – 8 August 1979): 24. 

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