Cocteau Twins : Classic or Dud

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A brief history of my relationship with The Cocteau twins : I bought everything they did as it came out. Liked it. Around 1993, decided I couldn't stand them any more. Sold most of it. Recently bought the BBC Sessions, as I couldn't resist it at £4.99. Loved them. Wondered why we ever fell out. Bought the compilation 'Stars and Topsoil'. I was wrong back in '93 - Classic all along. What do YOU think?

Dr. C, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

absolute classic. they don't seem to be mentioned very much now, but they were superb. again a part of the 80s that seems to have been glossed over in retrospect, comes back to that battle for cultural hegemony over 'our' shared past.

anyway. victorialand, blue bell knoll, heaven or las vegas probably favourites. even four-calendar cafe had some sublime moments.

not so keen on the very early stuff 82/83. 85-90 probably best period. not as edgy then, but don't see them as an 'edgy' band.

favourite song has to be 'the spangle maker'

and those sleeves were wonderful

gareth, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Funnily enough, I was surprised how good the early stuff sounds, after not hearing it for so long. "Garlands" "Wax and Wane" and "Feathers-Oar-Blades" in particular are magical. Splendid 808 programming. ( No doubt someone will tell me it wasn't an 808.)

Dr.C, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Very glad to say that I'm whole-heartedly AGREEING with the good Doctor C. again. CLASSIC, CLASSIC, CLASSIC. Even their more dubious moments have a completely unique charm to them.

alex in nyc, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

It was a moment of sudden liberation for me a couple of years ago when I realised that it was OK not to like the Cocteau Twins. I'd never really liked them but I'd always sit back as the fountains of critical praise bubbled because a small voice was saying "look, you can't actually say they're rubbish, they're beautiful ethereal cascades of sound" etc. etc.

But actually they're rubbish. Yeah they're beautiful ethereal cascades of sound but it just makes no connection with me, and listening to a whole album is like being force-fed merinques.

Tom, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

mmmm, merinque...

gareth, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Bravo Tom! a more eloquent wag than me described them as "gothick victorian whimsy" on the tangents site, which about sums up their horrible, horrible records.

Peter, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

mmmm, victorian whimsy...

gareth, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

That's kinda how I felt a few years back, Tom. As I said, I've changed my mind.

Dr. C, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Well, a careful Classic vote. I've never been really into them, but I sure love 'Heaven or Las Vegas', esp. the first 3 or 4 tracks with the pounding bass, there's something almost edible about those songs. Sweet, sticky, satisfying.

Omar, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Precious and overwrought artsyfartsy nonsense, but I love nearly every minute of it. They are the number one example of a loved band where I can understand if someone thinks it's utter garbage. They're like really good Indian food. You either eat enough 'til you burst or spit out the first bite.

I probably differ from most fans, since I didn't think their middle period ('88-'93) was so hot. To me, their career was similar to the Comsat Angels and Throwing Muses in that they started hot, cooled off, and ended hot. That said, I maintain that the endless murk and cheap rhythms of Garlands are totally bitchen. Same regard is held for Milk and Kisses, which most people tend to sour on.

Paging Mr. Raggett...

Andy, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Ha! I'm summoned! Oh, just feel free to browse the AMG entries for them and that about says it all.

There's more variety in their work than most give them credit for, I think, and while there are certainly patchy albums here and there, _Treasure_, _Victorialand_ and _Heaven or Las Vegas_ alone touch me and cut to the quick. Oh yeah, and "The Spangle Maker" single and the _Aikea-Guinea_ EP and "Pink Orange Red" and...

I like the meringue comparison, but no. The Victorian mentions, album title aside, can be laid at the feet of Vaughn Oliver's art. It's all about taking something dank and making it beautiful while keeping the heft, and about making something that *shouldn't* work -- incomprehensible lyrics, an emphasis on effects over clear melody -- work like a charm. Wouldn't change a single thing about 'em.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Dude. That first track on _Milk and Kisses_ alone makes them a classic.

Dan Perry, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Let's make three AMG writers in a row (provided no one else slips in ahead of me). Classic. Classic! CLASSIC! But again, I understand why others wouldn't really get into it: lyrically speaking, it's hard to get a grasp on, which could make it seem overly precious. I disagree that it's incomprehensible, as many have asserted. If you listen to a lot of it, you can begin to pick out phrases. It's more like a mystery than an affectation, to me...the more I listen to the Cocteaus, the more I discover. That's why I found Four Calendar Cafe disappointing: you could make out too much. But I love almost everything else, with the highlights being Heaven or Las Vegas, Sunburst and Snowblind, virtually all of the singles included in the singles box, and yes, even Milk and Kisses.

Sean Carruthers, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Dan! You wrecked the triad...but since I agree with your comment, I won't complain too hard.

Sean Carruthers, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Good, but do they write songs in anything other than 6/8?

DG, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Why mess with perfection? But yes, they do.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

I know, I was being cheeky. :)

DG, Thursday, 26 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

Classic. Heaven or las vegas got me out of the moz-mania. And then internet got me out of the cocteau-mania. Is that wrong? :] Still haven't heard garlands, and I don't think I want to. But as for c-o-d, classic.

fernando, Saturday, 28 April 2001 00:00 (twenty years ago) link

seven months pass...
classic, imho. although my email address might give away my bias. good stuff from all periods. milk and kisses is a little weak, but there are good tracks on this one too. i would have thought that more people would have mentioned blue bell knoll, which i like quite a bit. as with other music, mood dictates which cocteau twins album i will pull for a spin.

jmh, Wednesday, 12 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Classic of course. They are one of those rare great bands which created a sound which is their own. Their sound is like a parallel universe. Music to forget the world around you. It is dreamy, fairy- tale like and so lulling. It must be the perfect music for babies rocking in the cradle. But I must admit that they started to get on my nerves in 1996 with their last album "Milk and Kisses". Suddenly the magic was gone and they were repeating themselves. I would have liked them to finish with a stronger album. When I first listened to them (and this was "Heaven or Las Vegas", my later favourite) their music sounded so dull so that I can understand Tom. But after a while it clicked. Similar to Belle and Sebastian's "Sinister" which I did not find special in the beginning. Additionally they expanded my English. Now I know what ethereal is.

alex in mainhattan, Wednesday, 12 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Classic, but with some dips into dudness. "Treasure" is still (just) in my all-time Top10 LPs. They put out way too much stuff in 1985-6, only half of which was any good. But then a roaring return to form with Blue Bell Knoll & Heaven And Las Vegas. After that, patchy again.

Jeff W, Wednesday, 12 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I changed my mind back again - the odd track mixed in with some other stuff is great, a whole album unbearable. Too cloying - too samey. They're a gnat's chuff away from grateness on a maybe half a dozen tracks - the one off Treasure (Lorelei? I never remember the silly titles)which couples a soaring breathy Liz with a kinda Glam stomp in slo-mo is damn near close to perfection. If Guthrie's production could have mixed the cotton woolly maximum flange which he uses all the time with an occasional sharper focus it would sound 100 times better. Contrast, see?

Dr.C, Wednesday, 12 December 2001 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

one month passes...
come on. one of the best bends of the 80's if not the best.

justin case, Friday, 18 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Hey, since this is at the top of the NEW ANSWERS again, anyone heard that new project of Guthrie's? Violet Indiana, that is? I know what Andy thinks...anyone else have a take on it?

Sean Carruthers, Friday, 18 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

does no one around here rate head over heels? i think it's easily their best record. "sugar hiccup"...yowza...it's a bit like the sugarcube's "birthday"...it just sends me in a way few other songs do...the perfect distillation of their aesthetic into a brief almost-but-not-quite pop song. (hey tom, does this qualify for the "pop (not pop)" debate?) ;)

jess, Friday, 18 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Head Over Heels is their best, Jess? Well no shit, Sherlock.

Andy K., Friday, 18 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

Head Over Heels is pretty damn great, and I think the album I play the most after Treasure and Heaven or Las Vegas. It has much more variety than many of the other albums, certainly in comparison to Garlands, and "Musette and Drums" is just monstrous.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 18 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

I don't think anybody used the E word to describe them until well after Head Over Heels. Evil, perhaps, but not e-fucking-thereal. Those guitars sound ferocious and Liz' cries sound like child abuse. I like " The Tinderbox" along with "Musette" and "Hiccups". Great as Treasure was it marks the beginning, along with a slew of singles and EPs from that time, of the Cocteau's sweet side overtaking their gloriously sinister side.

Curt, Friday, 18 January 2002 01:00 (nineteen years ago) link

one year passes...
REVIVE-A-RAMA!

I'm on a spree tonight - and I'm massively back into the Cocs. I think Treasure is one of my all time fave albums, but my knowledge of the rest of their stuff doesn't extend much past it, only to "Four Calendar Cafe" (which I realise is to Treasure as Sing when Your Winning is to Life thru a Lens).

So go on - lets speak of how awesomely great Lorelei is.

Lynskey (Lynskey), Tuesday, 26 August 2003 22:59 (eighteen years ago) link

Cocteau twins are so very overdue for a rarities/b-sides collection. 4AD's reissued lots of the 80's EPs, but there's worthwhile stuff from the 90's too that's still lost. 'Round', 'An Elan', 'Flock of Soul' were all M&K b-sides, I think. there's also the lovely 'Need-Fire', which was only on, of all things, the Judge Dredd soundtrack. oh, and their last recorded song ever, 'Touch by Touch', which is a real connection to Violet Indiana... lovely stuff.

derrick (derrick), Wednesday, 27 August 2003 03:54 (eighteen years ago) link

As classic as it's possible to get -- despite later stuff letting them down.

One of the great bands of the 80s.

David A. (Davant), Wednesday, 27 August 2003 05:34 (eighteen years ago) link

Anyone who says "dud" gets the eternal middle finger from me.

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Wednesday, 27 August 2003 14:42 (eighteen years ago) link

I've never really engaged with the Cocteaus... I can see why people like them, but what I've heard by them has never made me go "WOW! THAT'S BRILLIANT". with the exception of 'Song To The Siren', which might be by This Mortal Coil rather than the Cocs themselves as such.

DV (dirtyvicar), Wednesday, 27 August 2003 14:49 (eighteen years ago) link

Mmm, they are rather like eating a whole treacle steam pudding to yourself: delightful at first but 3 1/4 the way through and it's - glckk! ... enough spongey sweetness!
But those first few mouthfuls - wow wow wow, heaven!

David Merryweather (DavidM), Wednesday, 27 August 2003 16:09 (eighteen years ago) link

re-revive-orama !

some time last autumn i had a funny turn :

falling in love with the cocteaus again.

piscesboy, Wednesday, 27 August 2003 17:23 (eighteen years ago) link

DV, for all intents and purposes, "Song to the Siren" is a Cocteaus song (Liz and... Simon(?)).

Leee (Leee), Wednesday, 27 August 2003 20:18 (eighteen years ago) link

one year passes...
I'm seeing Robin Guthrie solo tonight in San Francisco. I will report back afterward.

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 12 November 2004 04:07 (sixteen years ago) link

Please do!

Seb (Seb), Friday, 12 November 2004 06:49 (sixteen years ago) link

It should be a very placid evening.

Naive Teen Idol (Naive Teen Idol), Friday, 12 November 2004 06:50 (sixteen years ago) link

Yes tell us what happens, Kyle.

Bimble (bimble), Friday, 12 November 2004 08:03 (sixteen years ago) link

It was quite good! I fell asleep though (twice). He performed to a film he'd made which was kind of superfluous; pretty, but kind of sub-brakhage attempts at color and light with a few naked ladies thrown in for good measure. It was good to have something to look at occasionally though. Songs were from Imperial (a few of them) and some were new; they were definitely much more interesting live than the album, which, again, is pretty, but kind of inconsequential. It was great to see him generate those classic Guthrie reverb drenched tones though. He plays so effortlessly, everything looks so easy. I think the tour dates are on the bella union site, if you're a fan it's well worth going.

kyle (akmonday), Friday, 12 November 2004 08:31 (sixteen years ago) link

two months pass...
So Hilburn/LA Times are claiming the Cocteaus are reuniting and playing Coachella, as will be announced tomorrow. Allegedly.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 31 January 2005 07:25 (sixteen years ago) link

I know, I just read that on the other thread and I'm afraid I'm just in shock. Surely it can't really be?

Bimble... (Bimble...), Monday, 31 January 2005 07:30 (sixteen years ago) link

Maximum classic. Aside from echoing the feeling of other pro-Twin-ists, I can only add that immersion in their stuff truly is a dependable visit--I shall now sound very earnest and lame--to a very safe, candy-cotton cocoony place.

iang, Monday, 31 January 2005 07:38 (sixteen years ago) link

recorded, classic. live... dud.

fortunate hazel (f. hazel), Monday, 31 January 2005 07:52 (sixteen years ago) link

Yeah, well, she used to get pretty nervous live, that's true. But by the time of Milk & Kisses it seemed to me she might have conquered a lot of her fright.

Bimble... (Bimble...), Monday, 31 January 2005 08:03 (sixteen years ago) link

Can't find a damn thing on the "official web site" about a reunion other than rumours.

Bimble... (Bimble...), Monday, 31 January 2005 08:06 (sixteen years ago) link

Off to the desert!

http://www.ambitious-outsiders.com/images/lineup05.jpg

Ned Raggett (Ned), Monday, 31 January 2005 14:52 (sixteen years ago) link

maybe they'll tour later this year with Dead Can Dance and my head can FUCKING EXPLODE

kyle (akmonday), Monday, 31 January 2005 14:59 (sixteen years ago) link

Chris Ott wrote like 1200 words about the mastering on these things for Pitchfork when they were reissued.

Naive Teen Idol, Thursday, 13 May 2021 23:49 (five months ago) link

IRONIC

Naive Teen Idol, Thursday, 13 May 2021 23:49 (five months ago) link

wait, what

parenthetically yours, (Karl Malone), Friday, 14 May 2021 00:49 (five months ago) link

Listened to Need-Fire today, don't forget about Need-Fire guys.

mark e. smith-moon (f. hazel), Friday, 14 May 2021 00:51 (five months ago) link

three weeks pass...

A little fun trivia just now on Twitter

I can’t be sure but think this was the 1st time Quisquose ~a song we wrote in 1985 for the Aikea-Guinea EP~ has ever been heard on the BBC in its 36 years. What is unique about this is that Robin & I both played 6 string basses, me an Ibanez he a Fender https://t.co/TYYIq5y2PC

— mrsimonraymonde (@mrsimonraymonde) June 9, 2021

https://twitter.com/mrsimonraymonde/status/1402459951478476801

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 02:59 (four months ago) link

Whoops, don't know why the second one didn't take

https://twitter.com/mrsimonraymonde/status/1402459951478476801

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 02:59 (four months ago) link

Ah okay he replaced it with an edit:

Remember we were certain as we were writing /recording that it must be the first song ever to be written on two six string basses. I have no evidence on this either way, then or now, but we believed it and I think that gave the tune a little extra- thanks @johngrantmusic

— mrsimonraymonde (@mrsimonraymonde) June 9, 2021

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 June 2021 02:59 (four months ago) link

surely a few Cure songs circa Faith and Disintegration?

assert (matttkkkk), Wednesday, 9 June 2021 06:58 (four months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1YDumxXzYPA

Maresn3st, Monday, 21 June 2021 11:50 (three months ago) link

two weeks pass...

Miley Cyrus covered Heaven or Las Vegas on Saturday. Slightly spoiled by feeling like she had intolerant fans breathing down her neck:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2he5Q2Tsn4

Alba, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 19:47 (three months ago) link

not bad!

mark e. smith-moon (f. hazel), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 19:49 (three months ago) link

that's so sad that she doesn't think any of her fans know that song!

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 20:01 (three months ago) link

man, she should stop touring. why do it? why not just play a packed club show of 250 people and have a good time? did she lose all her money or something?

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 20:02 (three months ago) link

why don't all other huge bands do this too? it's crazy to me. it's not even a pad thing for PR - some reporter will cover it as the secret gig that the band's confidence or something, and also you get to make up a funny joke as the name of the fake band

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 20:03 (three months ago) link

Smiley Iris

Three Rings for the Elven Bishop (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 20:09 (three months ago) link

The fans at a packed club show might be as entitled, and intolerant of cover versions as a bigger crowd.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 20:12 (three months ago) link

but maybe next time stop apologizing halfway through your decent cover version, not real flattering to the Cocteaus

mark e. smith-moon (f. hazel), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 20:35 (three months ago) link

I thought her whole stance was "defiant iconoclast against populist expectations", she needs to take some lessons in stagecraft from Van Morrison.

Halfway there but for you, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 20:39 (three months ago) link

maybe it someone in the band's idea to cover that, or the manager or something? if you look at the clip in that way, the "none of you know this song" and "don't worry, it'll be over in a minute" are more like her yelling at the manager onstage, like "see i told you no ones like the fucking cocteau duo"

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 20:47 (three months ago) link

my brain is still reverberating from "heaven or Las VEYYYgas"

assert (matttkkkk), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 21:32 (three months ago) link

Agree, would kill for a clean version of this. Goosebumps anyway - she is peerless I think. I go back quite often to her version of Say Hello to Heaven from the Chris Cornell tribute.

Psychocandy Apple Grey (Pyschocandles), Tuesday, 6 July 2021 23:04 (three months ago) link

but maybe next time stop apologizing halfway through your decent cover version, not real flattering to the Cocteaus

Seriously. Why bother doing a cover if you're gonna spend most of your time apologizing and talking through it ? If you love the song just own it.

LeRooLeRoo, Tuesday, 6 July 2021 23:20 (three months ago) link

it's rockism that I posted this video in the Miley thread to crickets when I shoulda posted it in here

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 7 July 2021 00:07 (three months ago) link

hell yeah, cocteau twins forever

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 7 July 2021 00:10 (three months ago) link

if you're gonna post in here, prepare to get engulfed in a sea of gentle angelic swooning

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 7 July 2021 00:15 (three months ago) link

aka the REAL music

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Wednesday, 7 July 2021 00:15 (three months ago) link

She didnt even bother working out what the words are
She apologised and told her own fans theyve never heard of these guys

Fuck. her.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Wednesday, 7 July 2021 05:54 (three months ago) link

tbf asking anyone to know the exact lyrics of a Cocteau Twins song feels like a minor feat

Western® with Bacon Flavor, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 07:01 (three months ago) link

I've been writing something about the Cocteau Twins recently so have been amused by many of the lyrics sites attempts at transcription, but the songmeanings.com attempt at the middle 8 of HoLV may be worst:

Carnivals are bluster loud
I'm dizzy so I go under the 'Big Dipper'
Cum fantasy for a carnival
How fitting before a wedding

Piedie Gimbel, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 08:54 (three months ago) link

Can't help but read it in the voice of some dapper old gent, adjusting his monocle: 'A cum fantasy? Before a wedding? Ah, how fitting!"

Piedie Gimbel, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 09:00 (three months ago) link

omg at those lyrics

Tim F, Wednesday, 7 July 2021 09:51 (three months ago) link

Vocals, Elizabeth Fraser
Lyrics, Robin Guthrie

assert (MatthewK), Wednesday, 7 July 2021 11:15 (three months ago) link

Due to the earnest reply, I now have no idea if “fuck Miley for getting Cocteau Twins lyrics wrong” was a joke or not

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 7 July 2021 12:01 (three months ago) link

It realy wasnt, the words to that song are fairly clear and obvious (save perhaps a bit of verse 1)

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 8 July 2021 00:58 (three months ago) link

This is the Genius take and as far as I'm concerned its p close to correct (and some of its been confirmed correct too). As ive said a jillion times people forget a) the scottish accent and b) the way she will way-hey-heyyyyy her scansion to turn one word into ten.

Pull him away
Too jealous so with me
Go back for new
For new things there

Singing on a famous street
I want to love, I've all the wrong glory
Am I just in Heaven or Las Vegas?
Whichever's more brighter than the sun is to me

He's a hustler
Some role he'll never make suit
Hang on to this
To stay and stay, and then fail
Pull him away
Too jealous so with me
Go back for new
For new things there

Singing on a famous street
I want to love, I've all the wrong glory
Am I just in Heaven or Las Vegas? (Heaven or Las Vegas)
Whichever's more brighter than the sun is to me
Reaching this itch in my soul (Heaven or Las Vegas)
It's like any good playing card
Must be why I'm thinking of Las Vegas (Heaven or Las Vegas)
Why it's more brighter than the sun is to me

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 8 July 2021 01:02 (three months ago) link

On a relisten, I'd actually suggest she probably sings "Itching this itchy muscle" and "whichever's more brighter than this zoo is to me" cos that's more her style, and who pronounces sun "soo"?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 8 July 2021 01:07 (three months ago) link

the fact that you're second-guessing yourself just now means the lyrics are probably not "fairly clear and obvious"

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Thursday, 8 July 2021 01:15 (three months ago) link

fairly, not entirely.

Anyway my general point is, idgaf if people do covers, I'm not precious about it, but this one felt particularly hamfisted.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 8 July 2021 01:20 (three months ago) link

I honestly did not know most of the lyrics to this song were real words

《Myst1kOblivi0n》 (jim in vancouver), Thursday, 8 July 2021 01:44 (three months ago) link

i learned how to play that song a few weeks ago on guitar, and i was singing along for the first time, it was kind of a baffling experience. the disconnect between her words and their effect on me, i mean. i would read them, and even sing them to the song, and it was just...nothing. but when liz sings them they seem like the most powerful and important things in the world.

Z_TBD (Karl Malone), Thursday, 8 July 2021 01:58 (three months ago) link

i recall reading her saying more than once she was "feeling the words" like, her singing is the emotion, rather than the words themselves is how I guess I took it?

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 8 July 2021 02:08 (three months ago) link

forever "bituminous itchy muscle" in my brain for 30+ years

assert (matttkkkk), Thursday, 8 July 2021 05:27 (three months ago) link

LOL I cant unhear her singing "Sinn Fein" in one song, so you know.

Stoop Crone (Trayce), Thursday, 8 July 2021 22:55 (three months ago) link

three months pass...

Just interviewed Robin Guthrie for Bandcamp. THAT was a treat. It'll be a short guide to his solo work, and I learned a heck of a lot.

Ned Raggett, Monday, 11 October 2021 16:32 (one week ago) link

Oh wow, awesome.

Look forward to reading it

groovypanda, Monday, 11 October 2021 17:36 (one week ago) link

yeah, so cool! and i could use a short guide to his solo work, so looking forward to reading that for sure

typo hell #12: a hundreds of millions of people (Karl Malone), Monday, 11 October 2021 18:01 (one week ago) link

Did you talk about his work with Harold Budd? Would love to hear his memories of working with him.

Dan Worsley, Monday, 11 October 2021 18:32 (one week ago) link

congrats ned, that's great

o shit the sheriff (NickB), Monday, 11 October 2021 19:01 (one week ago) link

Thanks all -- yes the focus was on his strictly solo stuff with one exception, namely the Budd work. It'll be a total of five or six albums out of the whole -- think of this piece of mine as a model for the format:

https://daily.bandcamp.com/lists/a-guide-to-alessandro-cortinis-exploratory-electronic-music

Ned Raggett, Monday, 11 October 2021 22:12 (one week ago) link

I had a cocktail named "Cherry-Coloured Funk" the other day, it was fine. I'm sure it's not the first time a drink was named after that song

Murgatroid, Monday, 11 October 2021 22:45 (one week ago) link


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