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Choon Choosday: The Cocteau Twins – Pink Orange Red

25 October, 2016

A real treat for you this week. The Cocteau Twins are one of the best and most underrated bands ever and I’ve yet to hear a better female vocalist than dear Lizzie Fraser.

This was the first track of theirs I ever heard – I’m not sure where and when, probably not from this episode of The Tube, more likely from Annie Nightingale on a Sunday which is where I got most of my musical education in those days. Anyway, I didn’t know the name of it for years, and I couldn’t remember enough of it to tell anyone how it went. And of course in those days Lizzie didn’t use real-word lyrics so that was no help. Eventually I did track it down by systematically buying their entire back catalogue.

Anyway this is an absolute gem, and also features a nice nostalgic link at the end with Muriel and Paula showing the professionalism that The Tube was known for whilst listing 80s indie bands appearing the next week. But of course it’s the guitar and bass and Lizzie’s stunning voice that I’ve linked this for, that’s what makes this a





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  1. Yes I remember those days in the mid 1980s – swaying around to indie music, wearing my 50s retro dress and bad hair – we were just coming out of New Romanticism and looking around for what’s next? – it was followed by everyone wearing black – tight or sloppy depending on your politics.

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