It seems very timely to dig this out, given that I’ve just seen Elizabeth Fraser perform live for the first time in nearly two decades. More than two decades ago I saw her for the first time and bought this. The gig was at Bristol Studio. It was October 1990 and this was the Heaven … More Relics 2: Cocteau Twins Poster
I’ve been listening to this song a lot over the last week. It’s ‘Blood and Fire’ by Niney the Observer and although it’s a good song in its own right, there’s an added interest for me because PJ Harvey sampled it in one of the best songs on her latest album, Let England Shake. Well that … More An unlikely music chain.
These are my favourite songs that were released in 2010. Well they are at the moment anyway. I notice they’re mostly very downbeat and mostly sung by female vocalists; hardly a surprise. I do listen to lots of upbeat music with male vocalists, honestly. Not that you could tell that from this selection. Ah well, … More 2010 Top 10 Songs
Here’s my lovely Cocteau Twins box set of the first four albums, remastered and pressed on heavy vinyl in new sleeves and a sumptuous Vaughan Oliver-designed box. What a birthday present! One of only 700, but sorry, purist collectors, I had to take the discs out of the cellophane and play them. And they sound … More Cocteaus. In a box.