It was released on 20 January  as the lead single from their album, Ocean Rain. It is one of the band's highest-charting hits, reaching number nine in the UK Singles Chart , and often cited as the band's greatest song. According to the liner notes of Echo and the Bunnymen's Crystal Days box set, Ian McCulloch woke up one morning with the phrase "fate up against your will" in mind. One morning, I just sat bolt upright in bed with this line in my head: 'Fate up against your will. Through the thick and thin. He will wait until you give yourself to him.
About The Killing Moon lyrics. Album Ocean Rain Lead Guitar.
Add your thoughts
It contains the answer to the meaning of life. Through the thick and thin. He will wait until you give yourself to him. I got up and started working the chords out. The rest of the lyrics came quickly, almost as if I knew them already. I was up all night wishing I had a telescope. The song was recorded in Bath and Liverpool.
Ask Ian McCulloch what he thinks is the greatest song of all time and the response is unequivocal. Unlike 80s contemporaries U2 or Simple Minds, whose blustery stadium rock seemed ready made for the US market, the Bunnymen were much more ambiguous. The Killing Moon served as a major statement of intent by the Liverpool quartet. The Killing Moon was breathtaking. It was a fruitful time.