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Old 08-29-2005, 07:37 PM   #1
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Cocteau Twins

Anyone remember this old gem of a band? Elizabeth Fraser sings like she's from another planet, and I don't think anyone has ever come close to imitating her.

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Old 08-29-2005, 07:54 PM   #2
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I love them. Haven't heard much since Heaven or Las Vegas, but the three or four albums I have I really enjoy.

I love that otherworldly quality of their music.
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Old 08-29-2005, 09:37 PM   #3
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it's the 90's, melon, get used to it.

cocteau twins? more like...cocteau 1980's!!!

...sorry.

yes, they're one of the only good things to come out during their time. in my opinion anyway.
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Old 08-29-2005, 10:53 PM   #4
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Definitely some interesting textures on The Pink Opaque. Lorelei has been frequenting my song playlist as of late.

The Cocteau Twins seem to have a broad set of descendent fans (mostly of the post-rock genre), but they have received very little mainstream recognition... I guess they filled the second generation Velvet Underground niche for quite a few artists.
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Old 08-30-2005, 04:40 AM   #5
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Still mad that they cancelled for coachella this past year...I was very excited to see them! Ah, well...
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Old 08-30-2005, 05:06 AM   #6
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Still mad that they cancelled for coachella this past year...I was very excited to see them! Ah, well...
I didnt think they where still together!? (since 96?)
Elizabeth Fraser was one of those singers with no need for words! It could have been the phone book, it could have been quantum physics she was singing.........



She used to date Jeff Buckley too!



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Old 08-30-2005, 06:03 AM   #7
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She used to date Jeff Buckley too!
Imagine if they'd had kids...they'd have like supernaturally amazing voices.



Back on topic -- I've only heard one or two songs by this band but I'd quite like to hear more. What album would you recommend starting with?
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Imagine if they'd had kids...they'd have like supernaturally amazing voices.



Back on topic -- I've only heard one or two songs by this band but I'd quite like to hear more. What album would you recommend starting with?
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If they had of had kids!!!! What a legacy to live up to!
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Is it just me or does 'Carolyn's Fingers' sound like 'Where the streets have no name'........
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Whered everybody go?
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Old 08-30-2005, 07:27 AM   #10
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Elizabeth Fraser was one of those singers with no need for words!
And, yet, "Cocteau Twins" songs still had actual lyrics. It's amusing sometimes trying to follow along to the lyrics and wondering how the hell she came up with her version.

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Liz Fraser sung on Massive Attack's 'Teardrop', if I remember correctly. I haven't heard much other stuff by The Cocteau Twins.
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Yes I was amazed to find out about Cocteau Twin lyric websites.

I was totally in love with them the first time I heard them but I'm taking a bit more of a revisionist view towards them now. Personally I can't take too much Liz Fraser at a single sitting.
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You may of heard 'Song for the Siren' which was a Tim Buckley song (another Buckley conection!)

LOve the Kenneth pic by the way
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You may of heard 'Song for the Siren' which was a Tim Buckley song (another Buckley conection!)

LOve the Kenneth pic by the way
Cheers!

My friend loves the Cocteau Twins, so I have heard bits of them - she did me a copy of one of their albums once which I thought was good - I think it was Heaven or Las Vegas, but I lost it.
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Cheers!

My friend loves the Cocteau Twins, so I have heard bits of them - she did me a copy of one of their albums once which I thought was good - I think it was Heaven or Las Vegas, but I lost it.
Ah but dont most people lose in Las Vegas ( )
Are you north or south?
We should start a 'Carry On' thread.....
erm,,,cocteau twins......anybody agree with my earlier observation regarding similarity between 'Carolyns fingers' and 'Streets'?
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