Originally released in 1979, the Pictures on My Wall EP showcases an early, pre-Pete de Freitas Echo & the Bunnymen that is exuberant in the manner of raw Brit-punk. Ian McCulloch's dark vocals overlay Will Sergeant's simplistic guitar work, and Les Pattinson's typically looping bass adds to the classic punk flavor. The title track and "I've Read It in Books" have a particularly stripped-down sound; both tracks were subsequently revamped for inclusion on the Bunnymen's debut release Crocodiles in 1980. Pictures on My Wall is a definite collector's item for any Bunnymen diehard.
AllMusic Review by MacKenzie Wilson