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Cocteau Twins — Summerhead
Album: Four Calendar Cafe
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Released: 1993
Length: 3:32
Plays (last 30 days): 2
My dreams end with us
My tears have run away
Our goal, goal collapsed
Energy of lonesome goal
May pushes, leaves and never feels
Shame casts offense
Shame casts her face
Star reason starring of the place

Safe at last
Seeing my thoughts in order
Safe, fallen down this way
I will be just what I am

Steal more treasures, steal more gifts
This'll size creative lies
Until we drop
It won't free you to go look for the key
My consciousness don't look away
What might keep them, but a slave
What might keep them, but a slave
My truth's not even, even half of what's

Safe at last
Seeing my thoughts in order
Safe, fallen down this way
I will be just what I am

Safe at last
Seeing my thoughts in order
Safe, fallen down this way
I will be just what I am

Safe at last
Seeing my thoughts in order
Safe at last

Safe at last
Seeing my thoughts in order
Safe, fallen down this way
I will be just what I am

Safe at last
Seeing my thoughts in order
Safe, fallen down this way
I will be just what I am
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 AC wrote:
For some reason, this reminds me of those little sisters in the Japanese horror movie that live in the tiny bird cage and sing "Mothera....Mothera" to summon the giant insect in times of trouble. Am I the only one?
 

I certainly remember the "Mothra Twins" from the Godzilla  and Mothra movies, but this song does not remind me of them.
Fantastic, yea {#Bananajam}{#Cheesygrin}
 kcar wrote:

{#Clap}

Yes, great recs. "Treasure" also has some brilliant songs. 
 

'Treasure', I agree, and 'Garlands' especcially! Those where much better than this more recent stuff.
Where is the album 'Garlands' in this Cocteau Twins list? A really classic album missing!
Cocteau Twins will always remind me of my unrequited crush in College in the late 80s.  
YASSS! So happy to hear this.
A true siren...
yes <3
Such a time machine are the "Twins", eh? I loved everything they made and together and since, independently.
But if you're taking requests? How about "Fotzepolitic"? 
I love the Twins (which is really her voice dubbed over herself but whi cares).  How about Iceblink Luck as a request?
First time hearing CT on RP. Very pleasant to hear.
 htowncoog wrote:

"especially Blue Bell Knoll and Heaven or Las Vegas."

That is a very good recommendation!

 
{#Clap}

Yes, great recs. "Treasure" also has some brilliant songs. 
love the Cocteau Twins music, her voice is so beautiful, thank you for posting the Duchampian lyrics  : )
Niiiiiice
SWEET harmonies. So sensuous and melodic. Great music for sex.  
Thanks for including this great band on your playlist.
Love, love, love this band!!! Thank you so much for including the lyrics!!!
Elizabeth Fraser. Yes!
Haven't heard Cocteaus on RP before, wonderful news. Beautiful. Hope it's the first of many - there are even better tunes than this in their back catalogue.
Yet another first for me on RP. Love ya, baby! What a sweet harmony! Very '90s, but also very now. 
I still have my concert shirts from this tour.  *sigh*
Dreamy...or dreeeeeeeemy. Love it.
CT are always a tonic...

HYPNOSIS by *The1stGrape
Muresan Catalina ©2010 *The1stGrape

All I'm falling for is winter, silver winter

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 tinybubbles wrote:

I think that's true and if you care to sample (in my opinion) better Cocteau Twins songs, try their older albums - especially Blue Bell Knoll and Heaven or Las Vegas. {#Laughing}
 
"especially Blue Bell Knoll and Heaven or Las Vegas."

That is a very good recommendation!
 df1489 wrote:
ANY cocteau twins is fine by me...this is'nt one of my faves, but still good
 
Yes, ANY Cocteau Twins in pretty darn fine! I am a HUGE CT fan, dating back to "Garlands", even seen them in concert in the early 90's! I actually really LOVE this song. I think it's the "up" & "shimmery" mood of it. I was just VERY happy indeed to hear some of them on RP. I say keep it coming & dip into the "back catalog" as well!


 Mike_S wrote:
pretty brash on the maggies
 
A pair of 7BSST's might smooth those out a bit...

Elizabeth Fraser has the voice of an angel  {#Yes}
Thought I was hearing Lush before I looked up.
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Beautiful! {#Music}
 
I'll ditto that. I once floated down a lazy river listening to their "Treasure" on a boombox I always carried around with me. My current husband was rowing.


Beautiful! {#Music}
 bam23 wrote:
As I am not and never was a fan of this band and really did not know any of their work until hearing them here, maybe this comment will seem ignorant to their real fans. But, once again, from any album with which I am unfamiliar that has a song played on RP, when I buy the CD ($3 in this case), the one song I know from RP is the best on the CD. This has been the case for a good half dozen purchases. In too many cases, much of the CD is easily forgettable except for the one played here. Consider that yet another testimonial for the value of Radio Paradise and the taste to separate the best from the mediocre.
 
I think that's true and if you care to sample (in my opinion) better Cocteau Twins songs, try their older albums - especially Blue Bell Knoll and Heaven or Las Vegas. {#Laughing}
As I am not and never was a fan of this band and really did not know any of their work until hearing them here, maybe this comment will seem ignorant to their real fans. But, once again, from any album with which I am unfamiliar that has a song played on RP, when I buy the CD ($3 in this case), the one song I know from RP is the best on the CD. This has been the case for a good half dozen purchases. In too many cases, much of the CD is easily forgettable except for the one played here. Consider that yet another testimonial for the value of Radio Paradise and the taste to separate the best from the mediocre.
I'm gonna hafta break down and buy this one time....
One day a man woke up and said I'm going to broadcast music to people over the interweb. People said he was crazy. "You're nuts!" They said. "It'll never work". That man's name is Raffi Waldo Manchester and he failed. But, lucky for us, Bill Goldsmith succeeded.

4CC - my favourite CD Cocteau Twins, still a have compact-cassete copy from LP :)

pretty brash on the maggies
if we could only stand on water sans lifeboard
Best work, imho.
still on the tape
ANY cocteau twins is fine by me...this is'nt one of my faves, but still good
 Ando wrote:


You staying with the Underhills?

https://www.entertonement.com/clips/36358/Tiera-del-fuego

 
My car hit a water buffalo.

 greyfin10 wrote:
Used to fall asleep every night to the Cocteau Twins... it definitely has trained me.  Their music makes me feel like I'm slipping off to sleep (in a relaxing way, not a bored way).  Smmmooooth.
 

I am going to have to start this practice, too - what little I've heard of Cocteau Twins I love.  I'm giving this one a bump... 7 -> 8

 rumplestiltskin wrote:
I spy with my little eye
A horsehoe
A sprocket
and—lushly moist?
Oh my!

I guess this isn't a kids book after all. {#Embarassed}
 
Exactly my first thought when I saw this album cover!

Used to fall asleep every night to the Cocteau Twins... it definitely has trained me.  Their music makes me feel like I'm slipping off to sleep (in a relaxing way, not a bored way).  Smmmooooth.
 vonwienerhousen wrote:
John Cocktoasten would like a word with you...


 

You staying with the Underhills?

https://www.entertonement.com/clips/36358/Tiera-del-fuego

why aren't ALL songs sold in MP3/digital format?

...wait, bill just played song to the siren three tracks ago - what did elizabeth fraser and robin guthrie do to deserve this afternoon's featured treatment?..

John Cocktoasten would like a word with you...


 SmackDaddy wrote:


Try 1993
 
Ease up, the album might be 1993 but they were about in the 80's...


 djblitz wrote:
What's up with the 80's band kick today? 
 

Try 1993
What's up with the 80's band kick today? 
I spy with my little eye
A horsehoe
A sprocket
and—lushly moist?
Oh my!

I guess this isn't a kids book after all. {#Embarassed}
One of very few bands that I have seen that was actually worse live than than in recordings.  No fault in the performance, but the trebly, compressed and heavily reverb-ed sound they record does not translate well to a live environment.  It was hopelessly muddled and indistinct.  Very disappointing, as I love their recordings.
this sounds... lushly moist
Ahhh, how I miss this band......
OK, awesome. Must get some on my ipod and in my CD collection so I can have the case/cover shit.
Great music...sounds a little like The Sundays.
SmilinJimmy wrote:
Excellent. Y'know... like The Cure; but without that rusty spoke through the nipple screech from RS.
Interesting comment. It never occurred to me but yes, sounds a bit like the Cure sunbathing on a beach.
A great song for a beautiful spring day. This song is just what the doctor ordered. Tommyama
This has a nice groove and flows well from Porcupine Tree's lush and moody Darkmatter piece. That is meant as a compliment.
crink51 wrote:
So how do you pronounce the name of this band? I have a bet with a friend...he says it's pronounced Cock-a-too Twins, I say it is Cock-tow Twins. So which is it? consensus??
See Jean Maurice EugÚne Clément Cocteau. Quite certain he was not a bird. Excellent tune.
deanofox wrote:
I go for Cock-tow!
Hey whatever you get up to in your own home is your business! :eek:
firerytrigon wrote:
The unmistakable Cocteau Twins ...... excellent! :daisy:
except every time i hear their sound i have to check on here whether it's them or one of the several bands that sound similar that Bill likes to play.
Another classic - thanks for spinning this! (And great segue from The Rivieras too!)
Elizabeth Fraser does "This Love" on Craig Armstrongs cd "The Space Between" Brilliant.
The unmistakable Cocteau Twins ...... excellent! :daisy:
exciter76 wrote:
....Elizabeth does a greaaaaat work in the album before...MEZZANINE...a marvellous song called "teardrop".... really got a better voice now than with the C.T.!!!
She did Teardrop? Huh! Never would've guessed it. Makes sense, now that I listen to this one... Good cut.
they sound hot! maybe it's my thing for twins, . . . but I digress. . . .
ranwulf wrote:
I've always said "cock-too," which I guess is wrong, come to think of it. :doh:
This is French... :eek: The pronunciation is related to the English 'toe' (i.e. tiptoe)
Nice tune from one of their slight dips in quality...we need to hear Seekers Who Are Lovers from Milk and Kisses on RP...
I was a big fan. A lot of their songs sound kind of dated, but this one could still be now. They were...uh...different, and mostly without imitators, "lyrically" speaking (in as much as there were "lyrics"). I do miss them, though.
I a d o r e this song!
deanofox wrote:
I go for Cock-tow!
I've always said "cock-too," which I guess is wrong, come to think of it. :doh:
AlexDinamo wrote:
I could say that my life changed when I heard Cocteau Twins for the first time, and though it would seem to be a stupid groupie thing to say, it wouldn't be such and understatement. What I mean is that, before to them, several years ago, I had never heard something quite like this, and they indeed open up my ears. Of course Liz tops my chart most of the time, along with few other interpreters.
Oh yes - same here. One of the few great things my now ex-wife did for me was turn me on to the Twins. Love 'em. :music:
YEA! Meeeeee Toooooooo!!! Gonna drag this CD out tonight. Haven't heard this in SOOOO LOONNNNGGG! brownbrown wrote:
thanks, this made my day!
An amazing song from a great and underrated CT album. Would that we could hear more CT on RP :bananapiano:
thanks, this made my day!
Oh yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh :crown:
Excellent. Y'know... like The Cure; but without that rusty spoke through the nipple screech from RS.
I could say that my life changed when I heard Cocteau Twins for the first time, and though it would seem to be a stupid groupie thing to say, it wouldn't be such and understatement. What I mean is that, before to them, several years ago, I had never heard something quite like this, and they indeed open up my ears. Of course Liz tops my chart most of the time, along with few other interpreters.
I was about to buy this on iTunes just now when I looked at the album cover...and realized I already had the CD. Wonderful band. I don't know if I could listen to this kind of music for hours, but Cocteau Twins have this niche nailed down. Music like this is what I feel when I'm in love.
Wow. So glad to hear CT today. Takes me back to the good ol' days!!
Unlike anything else ever recorded....sweeps one up by the first chords and twirls them like a rapid rising updraft. Evanescent.
Bloody hell! I never realised this lot were still going. I loved them back in the 80s, all their twee cutesy songs, though they also did some darker stuff - their first album was quite earthily feminist IIRC. I still can't understand a word Liz Fraser singe, though that doesn't matter much - what a lovely voice.
GolfRomeo wrote:
Women to leave your wife for.... it's a close run race between her and Margo Timmins for me. My single greatest regret from college (tOSU Go Bucks) was skipping the Twins show at Stache's because of a mid-term exam... I can't remember what grade I got, but I have always missed seeing that show. Related note: Elizabeth does a great track on Massive Attack's latest... 100th Window, I think it is called....
....Elizabeth does a greaaaaat work in the album before...MEZZANINE...a marvellous song called "teardrop".... really got a better voice now than with the C.T.!!!
Ah to be a young malcontent once again.... Brings back memories.
not quite "Ivo" off Treasure... but definitely does in a pinch.
awesome
A real B-O-D-R-I-O bodrio: nombre masculino - rubbish, trash ¡qué bodrio! what a load of rubbish! ¡vaya bodrio de película! what a useless film!
crink51 wrote:
So how do you pronounce the name of this band? I have a bet with a friend...he says it's pronounced Cock-a-too Twins, I say it is Cock-tow Twins. So which is it? consensus??
I go for Cock-tow!
So how do you pronounce the name of this band? I have a bet with a friend...he says it's pronounced Cock-a-too Twins, I say it is Cock-tow Twins. So which is it? consensus??
GolfRomeo wrote:
Women to leave your wife for.... it's a close run race between her and Margo Timmins for me. My single greatest regret from college (tOSU Go Bucks) was skipping the Twins show at Stache's because of a mid-term exam... I can't remember what grade I got, but I have always missed seeing that show. Related note: Elizabeth does a great track on Massive Attack's latest... 100th Window, I think it is called....
Don't beat yourself up. I saw CT once in college. They were pretty good, but nowhere near my top ten performance list.
Roverfish wrote:
Quick trivia: anybody know where they got their name? (no cheating!)
I remember reading a long time ago that they were named after the odd twins in the Hercules' Adventures of TinTin comics, but I lost a bet a while after when a friend pulled out an old copy of a music rag (memory fails me, Melody Maker or NME probably) where one of the band said that the name came from an old Simple Minds song that was originally called Cocteau Twins (named after real life twins who invented their own language which was indecipherable to everyone else), but then later re-titled No Cure, if memory serves. And by the way, Harriet sounds *nothing* like Liz! :p
Nice...here's that dreamy quality that was missing from previous 'remix' of FWM's Dreams by the Corrs
Thanks for recovering from Corrs - Dreams with this. Love this song.
RichardPrins wrote:
:hearteyes:
What he said. Very dreamy.
winter wrote:
Wasn't Liz Fraser in The Sundays, too?
Nay, that was Harriet Wheeler. This might actually be the most frequently asked question on RP. CT and the Sundays had similar influences and influenced each other...though CT clearly had the upper hand. Bands like the Cranberries, Belly, and Throwing Muses also owe a debt to CT. GolfRomeo wrote:
BTW, wasn't the early Cure on 4ad? I am racking my brain here at work trying to remember what discs from 4ad I have at the house. Can't wait to get home and check.
Far as I know, the Cure was always on Elektra. At least, all of my earliest stuff is. (well, except their first which as sub-label Fiction) The 4AD site doesn't list them as a past artist either. Sorry. Dreamy CT...love 'em love 'em love 'em. Quick trivia: anybody know where they got their name? (no cheating!)
apd wrote:
actually, it's just Liz Fraser and two fellas.
Wasn't Liz Fraser in The Sundays, too?
:beat: :frustrated: :P
this was the c twins at their best. and 4ad was a great label indeed.
diane wrote:
This song would make a pretty dictionary definition for " Repetitious ".
Only in a karmic sense. CT has made some of the most original music of the last 20 years.
This song would make a pretty dictionary definition for " Repetitious ".
By association, I should like this band (people who like bands I like also like CC), but I've never gotten them.
RichardPrins wrote:
:hearteyes:
Dreamy.
:hearteyes:
beag wrote:
>>Anyone remember "Sleeps with the Fishes", a CD by Michael Shrieve? It was Pieter Nooten and Michael Brook. I used to have that one.
Yes, after that post, I realized that I meant Michael BROOK. Shrieve was a member of the group "GO". I used to have "Sleeps with the Fishes" and gave it away. Now I wish I hadn't.
PattonFever wrote:
yes. i like these ladies.
actually, it's just Liz Fraser and two fellas.
>>Anyone remember "Sleeps with the Fishes", a CD by Michael Shrieve? It was Pieter Nooten and Michael Brook. I used to have that one.
Dreamy!
yes. i like these ladies.
Pyro wrote:
4AD was simply one of the best labels around. Wish they (or someone like them) were still going strong. Anyone remember "Sleeps with the Fishes", a CD by Michael Shrieve? Also, I think Colourbox was also a part of 4AD.
BTW, wasn't the early Cure on 4ad? I am racking my brain here at work trying to remember what discs from 4ad I have at the house. Can't wait to get home and check. I would say that the current equivalent for 4ad for me is Matador. (Pavement, Bettie Seervert, etc)
Women to leave your wife for.... it's a close run race between her and Margo Timmins for me. My single greatest regret from college (tOSU Go Bucks) was skipping the Twins show at Stache's because of a mid-term exam... I can't remember what grade I got, but I have always missed seeing that show. Related note: Elizabeth does a great track on Massive Attack's latest... 100th Window, I think it is called....
4AD was simply one of the best labels around. Wish they (or someone like them) were still going strong. Anyone remember "Sleeps with the Fishes", a CD by Michael Shrieve? Also, I think Colourbox was also a part of 4AD.
Simply divine! almost literally!
One thing you can say about Cocteau Twins is that their sound (between production values and songwriting) is such that you can identify them on the first measure - I did without looking from my keyboard and I only own one CD. In general, I like them to spice up a mix, but couldn't listen to a monochromatic diet of them. By the way, speaking of 4AD, does anyone know what's happening with His Name Is Alive anymore? I'm assuming they're still alive and well in Livonia, MI, but specifically, I'm curious if Karin Oliver is still singing with them. I knew her at one point, and lost touch around the time Stars on ESP came out. Just curious. Raven
Nice!!! Nothing like their 80s stuff I remember, but very cool nonetheless :clap:
Zanardi_Fan wrote:
I love this song. Reminds me of The Sundays... I sure wish THEY were still recording. How about some more Sundays Bill?
Yes, more Sundays please. Maybe some Cardigans would be nice too. I LOVED "Grand Turismo" and "Static and Silence." Really anything Harriet sang on is alright with me. I'm so very in love with that girl.
My introduction to the Twins was on the Christmas compilation CD "the Edge of Christmas," a good disc. Their stuff just didn't get any radio attention, and I was to young to look elsewhere. I'm finding myself more and more into this band thanks to RP. Thanks RP!
CT: ah! Have adored them since the mid-80s. (Yes, showing my age!) And the Mothra comment: hilarious! More C Twins, anytime!
muchas gracias for playing something other than road, river and rail, not that i don't like it but i do like most things from ct.