Saturday, August 2, 2008
Cocteau Twins - They Should Have Been BIGGER!
The Cocteau Twins
Today I give you the beautiful song 'Carolyn's Fingers'.
Cocteau Twins had one of the more unique sounds of the 1980's. I listen to their music and wonder why Cocteau fell dead in the water for many listeners in the U.S. This band should have been something big - what happened?? Maybe they were too far above the heads of a country who loved music like that stupid Dire Straits song 'Money For Nothing'.
It probably had to do with the strange 'language' of their music. I think it is supposed to be Gaelic or something. I can't claim to remember hearing a decipherable word in any of their songs. Maybe it was just made up gibberish (does anyone out there know?). Just before writing this, I dug my VERY dusty stacks of vinyl from under the bed to see if the cover or dust jacket of 'Blue Bell Knoll' had any lyrics - of course it didn't (foolish girl!)
But the cool thing is, you don't have to understand a bit of it to find it incredibly unique and beautiful.