Saturday, June 09, 2012
SATURDAY'S SCOTTISH SINGLE (Part 35)
Cocteau Twins were a Scottish alternative rock band active from 1979 to 1997, known for innovative instrumentation and atmospheric, non-lyrical vocals. The original members were Elizabeth Fraser (vocals), Robin Guthrie (guitar, drum machine) and Will Heggie (bass guitar), who was replaced by Simon Raymonde (also bass guitar) early in the band's career.
They released nine studio albums, seven compilations, and nineteen EPs/ singles.
I've a few in the collection but would never class myself as a diehard fan....more an admirer. But I do often fondly recall the first time I saw them live back in the early 80s at a Glasgow venue called Night Moves. They were the support act for The Fall.....a very bizarre combination indeed.
Here's a single released on Valentine's Day in 1994 which reached #33 in the UK, the second best chart position in their long career.
mp3 : Cocteau Twins - Bluebeard
mp3 : Cocteau Twins - Three Swept
mp3 : Cocteau Twins - Ice-pulse
mp3 : Cocteau Twins - Bluebeard (acoustic version)
Next up....Copy Haho