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Posted: 12/14/2010 7:48:58 AM EDT
Any other fans on here?
One of my favorite bands of all time. Kind of hard to explain them if you're not already familiar with their music.
Here is a nice artist spotlight:
http://www.ology.com/music/artist-spotlight-cocteau-twins
Here are a couple of their most well-known songs.





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Link Posted: 12/14/2010 7:52:49 AM EDT
[#1]
You forgot blue bell knoll.


Fucking love cocteau twins.  And, I swear to God, I am totally straight.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 7:54:09 AM EDT
[#2]
One of my favorite groups ever.

Mussette and Drums
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 7:55:44 AM EDT
[#3]
Big fan.  First exposed to it in 1989 or so, with the album "Treasure".  Think I have six or more of their CD's. Favorites would be Heaven or Las Vegas and Love's Easy Tears.



One of the few groups where I think every track of every album is good.  Great music to just lie back and listen to.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 7:57:36 AM EDT
[#4]
My wife likes them.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 7:57:39 AM EDT
[#5]



Quoted:


You forgot blue bell knoll.





Fucking love cocteau twins.  And, I swear to God, I am totally straight.


Gotta draw the line somewhere. I could post a hundred vids here and would have no clue how to prioritize them.



 
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 7:57:46 AM EDT
[#6]
I miss the eighties.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 7:57:51 AM EDT
[#7]




Quoted:

You forgot blue bell knoll.





Fucking love cocteau twins. And, I swear to God, I am totally straight.




All of these. Great group!
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 7:58:21 AM EDT
[#8]



Quoted:


I miss the eighties.






 
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:01:36 AM EDT
[#9]
I like them.  Elizabeth Frazier has done some work with Massive Attack as well:
Teardrop
Black Milk
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:08:56 AM EDT
[#10]
Another one of my favorites:

Pandora
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:11:26 AM EDT
[#11]
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:12:44 AM EDT
[#12]
Quoted:
I like them.  Elizabeth Frazier has done some work with Massive Attack as well:
Teardrop
Black Milk


Awesome!

I wondered what else she had been doing.

Those are great tracks.

Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:13:03 AM EDT
[#13]


Chris
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:20:44 AM EDT
[#14]
I'm fan.

I like music with a little more "beats" to it.

They make some good ambient sounds, haunting but not something I listen to everyday.

Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:25:20 AM EDT
[#15]
I love them and Dead Can Dance. Not sure how to categorize them for people who haven't heard them.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:26:39 AM EDT
[#16]



Quoted:


I like them.  Elizabeth Frazier has done some work with Massive Attack as well:

Teardrop

Black Milk


Never checked the liner notes, but I always thought Sinead O'Connor sang Teardrop. Learned something new today.

 
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:30:06 AM EDT
[#17]
This is a tag without faggotry.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:31:47 AM EDT
[#18]
Quoted:
I love them and Dead Can Dance. Not sure how to categorize them for people who haven't heard them.


ethereal was the euphemism of the day.

As for beats, the early stuff had a lot more driving bass lines. (Mussette and Drums earlier mentioned is a good example)
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:38:24 AM EDT
[#19]
YES     +dead can dance+23 envelope art
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:40:31 AM EDT
[#20]
No Song of Sophia yet?
I am at "work" and can't do it
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:46:42 AM EDT
[#21]
That middle video?  Seriously?
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:48:57 AM EDT
[#22]


It is a little hard to tell, but those look like vinyl. If so, I nominate you for win!
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 8:56:22 AM EDT
[#23]
Big fan here. From Garlands on.
We listened to them a lot in high school, all of the 4AD bands were interesting.
Chicks dig it and it's good fucking music. Also mixes well with psychedelic drugs.

Cocteau Twins - Lorelei
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 9:10:26 AM EDT
[#24]
Quoted:


It is a little hard to tell, but those look like vinyl. If so, I nominate you for win!



There are a few 12" 45 rpm singles in that photo, but also more than a few of their albums.  I did college radio from '80-'84 in the Bay Area, so I was into all that music back then.

As Music Director, I went to London for a month, searching for music to bring back and visited 4AD.  That Garlands LP, I got directly from them in '82, IIRC.

Their office was an upstairs flat, a large one, but not a typical office space.  They were very generous to me when I showed them our weekly 'playlist' with many 4AD bands on it, that I made up weekly. I think that they gave me 15-20 LPs and 45s.

C.T. is good stuff, but if you're a 'metal head' I can see where you might think it's 'the ghey'.

Chris
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 9:15:47 AM EDT
[#25]
Dead can Dance & Lisa Gerrard's solo stuff is pretty good.



I plug Lisa Gerrard into Pandora and see what comes out.

Link Posted: 12/14/2010 9:17:01 AM EDT
[#26]
Quoted:
Quoted:


It is a little hard to tell, but those look like vinyl. If so, I nominate you for win!



There are a few 12" 45 rpm singles in that photo, but also more than a few of their albums.  I did college radio from '80-'84 in the Bay Area, so I was into all that music back then.

As Music Director, I went to London for a month, searching for music to bring back and visited 4AD.  That Garlands LP, I got directly from them in '82, IIRC.

Their office was an upstairs flat, a large one, but not a typical office space.  They were very generous to me when I showed them our weekly 'playlist' with many 4AD bands on it, that I made up weekly. I think that they gave me 15-20 LPs and 45s.

C.T. is good stuff, but if you're a 'metal head' I can see where you might think it's 'the ghey'.

Chris


Very cool story!
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 9:20:06 AM EDT
[#27]
Right before I saw this thread I started playing this.  

What a coincidence.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 9:25:28 AM EDT
[#28]
This Mortal Coil was also good in the same style.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:19:43 PM EDT
[#29]
Quoted:
Right before I saw this thread I started playing this.  

What a coincidence.


Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:25:22 PM EDT
[#30]
Wow... never thought I'd see this thread in GD.

"Treasure" is one of my all time faves.
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:29:36 PM EDT
[#31]
Brilliant band, and Robin Guthrie's "other" band Violet Indiana is worth a listen too.


Killer Eyes - Violet Indiana


His signature heavily layered effects driven Gretsch 6120 is present in VI's music.






Link Posted: 12/14/2010 12:31:52 PM EDT
[#32]
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 2:28:15 PM EDT
[#33]
Quoted:
I love them and Dead Can Dance. Not sure how to categorize them for people who haven't heard them.


I love DCD as well. Amazing talent.

Link Posted: 12/14/2010 2:32:18 PM EDT
[#34]
Quoted:


Yep...I was thinking the same thing.  Couldn't get past 30 seconds of that crap....
Link Posted: 12/14/2010 4:55:53 PM EDT
[#35]
Quoted:
Quoted:


Yep...I was thinking the same thing.  Couldn't get past 30 seconds of that crap....


Link Posted: 12/14/2010 5:18:40 PM EDT
[#36]
Always been a big fan of them even though I've never been able to figure out the lyrics to any of the songs.
Link Posted: 12/15/2010 3:35:23 AM EDT
[#37]
One of my favorite bands....the album Heaven or Las Vegas is a classic!  
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