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Cocteau Twins

Formed 1981. Disbanded 1998.
Cocteau Twins

Biography

Cocteau Twins were a Scottish rock band active from 1979 to 1997, known for innovative instrumentation and atmospheric, non-lyrical vocals. The original members were Elizabeth Fraser (vocals), Robin Guthrie (guitar, drum machine) and Will Heggie (bass guitar), who was replaced by multi-instrumentalist Simon Raymonde early in the band's career.

While the entire band earned much critical praise, Elizabeth Fraser's distinctive soprano vocals received the most attention. At times barely decipherable, Fraser seemed to veer into glossolalia and mouth music.

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  1. Review of Treasure

    Treasure 1984

    Reviewed by Chris Jones
    Treasure was where the Cocteau Twins first got it 100 percent right.
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