Cocteau Twins

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    Oct 16, 2011 6:14 PM GMT
    There has been a thread about The Smiths/Morrissey and one about Siouxsie and the Banshees in the last few days. Here is one dedicated another icon of 80's alternative, the Cocteau Twins, pioneers of the movement that would come to be known as Shoegaze. Probably my favorite 80's band.



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    Oct 16, 2011 9:09 PM GMT
    I can't let this post go without echoing my appreciation of this style as well. You have just inspired me to download one of my favorite albums from that time: "Candleland." Thanks. icon_smile.gif
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    Oct 16, 2011 9:22 PM GMT
    Not to mention Elizabeth Fraser's hauntingly piercing eyes.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wgv08gsexfc
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    Oct 16, 2011 9:39 PM GMT
    I managed to see them in '93 thanks to my friend from the States who phoned me from Glasgow Central train station asking if I was up to anything that night and would I come to the gig with her? I am so pleased I did as I loved it! And I STILL haven't heard a proper album by them! Which album do I start with?
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    Oct 16, 2011 9:48 PM GMT
    the fancy cafe "pret a manger" has them on the music rotation, best surprise
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    Oct 16, 2011 9:53 PM GMT
    suedeheadscot saidI managed to see them in '93 thanks to my friend from the States who phoned me from Glasgow Central train station asking if I was up to anything that night and would I come to the gig with her? I am so pleased I did as I loved it! And I STILL haven't heard a proper album by them! Which album do I start with?



    'Blue Bell Knoll' or 'Heaven or Las Vegas' are their biggest sellers, but a lot of people think 'Treasure' is their best. I like all three.
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    Oct 16, 2011 10:00 PM GMT
    Great post, thanks for a bunch of awesome memories! Heaven or Las Vegas has to be one of the best songs ever. icon_biggrin.gif
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    Oct 16, 2011 10:02 PM GMT
    sixxpack saidI can't let this post go without echoing my appreciation of this style as well. You have just inspired me to download one of my favorite albums from that time: "Candleland." Thanks. icon_smile.gif



    I listen to Echo & The Bunnymen every once in a while, but I haven't listened to solo Ian McCulloch in a long time. That was a good album.

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    Oct 17, 2011 3:07 AM GMT
    A good friend of mine whose musical taste I respect just recommended a new band to me that he says is very similar to Cocteau Twins. It's called Zola Jesus. Ever heard of them?
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    Oct 17, 2011 3:16 AM GMT
    endo saidA good friend of mine whose musical taste I respect just recommended a new band to me that he says is very similar to Cocteau Twins. It's called Zola Jesus. Ever heard of them?


    Zola Jesus kind of reminds me of a cross between Siouxsie and Crystal Castles. I know of them from being played on Strangeways Radio.

    http://www.strangewaysradio.com/Home.aspx
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    Oct 17, 2011 3:26 AM GMT
    I bought the album... and I thought it was sorta Fever Ray-esque. But I can see the Siouxsie comparison too. It doesn't sound as dreamy ethereal as Cocteau Twins. But it's actually growing on me the more I listen to it.
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    Oct 17, 2011 3:37 AM GMT
    I used to listen to this when I was studying in college. There were really no lyrics, so my mind wouldn't try to concentrate to sing along with the song!
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    Oct 17, 2011 3:46 AM GMT
    LOVE them. And thanks for posting that first video......really brought back memories. I love shoegaze, but never thought of them as shoegaze really.
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    Oct 18, 2011 2:17 AM GMT
    Elizabeth with Massive Attack

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    Oct 18, 2011 2:50 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidHere is one dedicated another icon of 80's alternative, the Cocteau Twins, pioneers of the movement that would come to be known as Shoegaze. Probably my favorite 80's band.

    I've suspected you were a fan of Cocteau Twins since you changed your name to Iceblink.

    Funny to find this thread today, as I was skipping around youtube yesterday listening to Elizabeth Fraser and This Mortal Coil. This is one of the favorites of what I found yesterday-
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    Oct 18, 2011 3:15 AM GMT
    unfounded7 said
    I've suspected you were a fan of Cocteau Twins since you changed your name to Iceblink.



    My two favorite Cocteau Twins songs are 'Iceblink Luck' and 'Pearly Dewdrops Drop' and somehow PearlyDewdrops did not seem like a good profile name on this site.

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    Oct 18, 2011 3:20 AM GMT
    Iceblink saidand somehow PearlyDewdrops did not seem like a good profile name on this site.


    That depends on what you're into. icon_lol.gif