Tag Archives: Liz Fraser

CULT CLASSIC: COCTEAU TWINS-VICTORIALAND.

Cult Classic: Cocteau Twins-Victorialand.  In 1979, guitarist Robin Guthrie and bassist Will Heggie formed a new band in their hometown of Grangemouth, in Scotland.  The new band they called the Cocteau Twins after a song by Johnny and The Self-Abusers, who later changed their name to Simple Minds. Not long after forming the Cocteau Twins band …

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COCTEAU TWINS-GARLANDS AND VICTORIALAND.

Cocteau Twins-Garlands and Victorialand.  Label: 4AD. In 1979, guitarist Robin Guthrie and bassist Will Heggie formed a new band in their hometown of Grangemouth, in Scotland.  The new band they called the Cocteau Twins after a song by Johnny and The Self-Abusers, who later changed their name to Simple Minds. Not long after forming the  …

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CULT CLASSIC: COCTEAU TWINS-BLUE BELL KNOLL.

Cult Classic: Cocteau Twins-Blue Bell Knoll. By 1988, the Cocteau Twins’ star was in the ascendancy. They were officially, one of music’s rising stars. So it’s no surprise that major labels were starting to take an interest in the Cocteau Twins.  That wasn’t surprising. The Cocteau Twins had already served their musical apprenticeship. They had already …

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COCTEAU TWINS-FOUR CALENDAR CAFE AND MILK AND KISSES VINYL.

Cocteau Twins-Four-Calendar Café and Milk and Kisses Vinyl. Label: UMC It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for 4AD President Ivo Watts-Russell when the Cocteau Twins released their sixth studio album Heaven Or Las Vegas on the ’17th’ of September 1990. He watched as the critically acclaimed  album of dream reached …

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COCTEAU TWINS-TREASURE HIDING: THE FONTANA YEARS.

Cocteau Twins-Treasure Hiding: The Fontana Years. Label: UMC It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for 4AD President Ivo Watts-Russell when the Cocteau Twins released their sixth studio album Heaven Or Las Vegas on the ’17th’ of September 1990. He watched as the critically acclaimed  album of dream reached number seven …

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COCTEAU TWINS-BLUE BELL KNOLL.

COCTEAU TWINS-BLUE BELL KNOLL. By 1988, the Cocteau Twins’ star was in the ascendancy. They were officially, one of music’s rising stars. So it’s no surprise that major labels were starting to take an interest in the Cocteau Twins.  That wasn’t surprising. The Cocteau Twins had already served their musical apprenticeship. They had already released …

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COCTEAU TWINS-FOUR-CALENDAR CAFE.

COCTEAU TWINS-FOUR-CALENDAR CAFE. Since I started writing this blog, I’ve written about many Scottish bands. These have included Blue Nile, Primal Scream, The Bathers, Fortuny, Lloyd Cole and The Commotions, Love and Money and the band I’m going to write about today, the Cocteau Twins. I’ve previously written two articles about the Cocteau Twins, on …

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ANNIE BARKER-MOUNTAINS AND TUMULT.

ANNIE BARKER-MOUNTAINS AND TUMULT. I first came across Annie Barker in 2007 when she released her debut album Mountains and Tumult. One of the reasons that I was interested in this album was that it was produced, mixed and mastered by Robin Guthrie, formerly of the Cocteau Twins, one of my favorite groups. Guthrie also …

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