Cocteau Twins: Des punks célestes / Cocteau Twins: Celestial Punks
- By Jean-Christophe Manuceau
- Camion Blanc
It’s in the midst of post-punk bubbling—between Siouxsie & The Banshees screaming, Cure’s guitar riffs, Bauhaus’s throbbing bass and PIL’s madness—that a Scottish trio like no other, Cocteau Twins, appears. From the early 80s to the end of the next decade, they developed a unique sound, made of crystalline guitars, moods sometimes foggy and sometimes electric, and the incomparable voice of the beguiling Elizabeth Fraser, a soprano whose unintelligible singing drove the band’s fans crazy. If they went relatively unnoticed by the general public, Cocteau Twins gained a huge audience on the independent scene and some famous fans like Prince and Madonna. Their influence on the pop scene was decisive, giving birth to different movements. The first comprehensive biography of the Cocteau Twins, this book has benefited from recent testimonials, including those of Robin Guthrie and Vaughan Oliver, and closely follows the evolution of a group not inclined to compromise, restive to any mode, who knew how to defeat its demons. (Translated from French.)
Please note this book is currently available in French only.