Heaven Up Here lacks the signature hooks and melodies that would make the Bunnymen famous, showcasing instead a dirge-like songwriting approach built around the circular rhythms of bassist Les Pattinson and drummer Pete DeFreitas.
In this setting, the band remarkably flourishes, although they would go on to greater heights by scaling back the album's extremism. Heaven Up Here 's strength is the way in which the Bunnymen seamlessly work together to shape each song's dynamics the tension underlying the crescendo of "Turquoise Days" being a prime example. Ian McCullochhaving found his trademark confidence, sings with soaring Oh Yeah - Natris G - Me & My Guys and passion throughout the album.
Similarly, Will Sergeant 's guitar playing, notably freed from verse-chorus structure and pop riffs, is at its angular finest; his playing on "No Dark Things" is pure Andy Gill-esque skronk. The album's opening troika of "Show of Strength," "With a Hip," and "Over the Wall" the latter with its jarring, direct invocation of Del Shannon's "Runaway" are particularly effective, establishing the theme of distrust and restlessness which continues throughout the album.
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