Bunnyman: Post-War Kid to Post-Punk Guitarist of Echo and the Bunnymen (Paperback)
Will Sergeant is a sonic master of the universe. - Courtney Love
This is the true story of one small boy, me, Will Sergeant, navigating the 60's and 70's, a woolly-back (hick) spawned one drunken night on the outskirts of a Nazi pocked and battered Liverpool, growing up with the spectre of WW2 still creeping about most adults padlocked minds. I trudge on into a piss wet 1970s, just as the pustules of teenage years approach popping point. It is a heady time of power cuts, strikes, flying pickets, bread shortages, skinhead gangs, IRA bomb scares, nuclear war fears, rock gigs, glam clothes, drowned motorbikes, explosives, dead-end jobs and the usual school lessons of chicken strangulation. With the help of music, I manage to navigate myself through the sinking sand of prog rock and into the safety of punk. My boots still muddy with a bad attitude, I head into the winter of discontent to become a post-punk trailblazer worshipped all over the world as a god. Well? An inventive and influential guitarist of some note at the very least.
Will Sergeant is a true original. -- Robert Smith
Will Sergeant helped me understand how to translate a psychedelic vision to rhythm and melody. Thrilled to read this - Flea.
Will Sergeant is one of those people that music fans know is just great. - Johnny Marr
Will Sergeant will always be the perfect guitarist for the perfect band; no more, and no less. - Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins
Any great guitar band needed to have a Will Sergeant. The charismatic front man with his words and voice is all well and good but...without the blackness of the night the moon would not be killing. Will Sergeant was that blackness. He was also the confrontation, the no compromise, the purity of purpose, the beauty of simplicity. He was also always there, up at dawn to capture the first light coming in from the East. - Bill Drummond, The KLF