Why do people not like the peppermint pig ep?PP is wonderful
as well as hazel and laugh lines!!However none are better than orange
appled, which sounds like siouxsie's "cities in dust"!!!
written by jare (email@example.com ) on May 28,
to add my two cents to the previous review, i don't know how "hazel"
could be considered anonymous...on the peel sessions with garlands, i
would say that it is my favorite track, blistering is the best way to
describe hazel. my favorite track on the peppermint pig ep. turn it up
loud and be consumed.
written by ethereal (firstname.lastname@example.org ) on March 16,
I never seem to take time to listen to this EP. Mainly because i have
all these other CT releases which i prefer to listen to before this one.
I better get fed up with the likes of Treasure, The Pink Opaque and
Garlands first. One thing i can say though, is that Peppermint Pig is
one hell of song. It sort of forms a division by itself together with
Feather Oar Blades, In Our Angelhood and Because of Whirl-Jack. New-wave
punk at its very best! Hazel and Laugh Lines on the other hand are quite
anonymous tracks. There’s nothing spectacular about ‘em. I don’t get the
impression after the first few listens, anyway. But like many CT songs,
you can at first say “not very good” but then later you’ll find yourself
completely hoocked. Never say Never!!!
should know it by now... ) on October 16, 1998
I don't care what the twins themselves or anyone else has to say
about this ep. I think it represents the best of that era. It doesn't
sound any more like siouxsie & the banshees than lullabies does, and
it's got alot more resonance, melodic beauty, and honest punch then
anything else from that period. I like it because it reminds me of one
of my favorite movies, "the Haunting of Julia". The chick on the cover
even looks like Mia Farrow. Not to mention the fact that it's very rare
to come across a gothic-sounding record that works just as well or
better in the daytime than at night. The only other ones I can think of
are Dead Can Dance's "Within the Realm of a Dying Sun" and the Swans
record "White Light from the Mouth of Infinity" (and I'd like to point
out that Dead Can Dance were discovered and championed by Cocteau Twins
and it was becoming influenced by Dead Can Dance that led to Swans
recording "White Light". So there should be no moaning about that).
Anyways, back to my review... I just think of an eerie sunrise over a
haunted pond in a misty forest. Or something.
by Dreadnaut (email@example.com ) on April 11,
Yes, I've heard how the band was dissatisfied with the production on
this, but, I think it works. i remember first hearing the title track
used as background music for a station i.d. commercial on a radio
station out of NYC. This was back in '83 I think. I remember etching the
sound into my mind, wondering WHO IS THAT? (hadn't heard of cocteau
Twins yet). Fast-forward to, say, 1987, when I had the distinct pleasure
of hearing the title track BLASTED at a club. It was perfect... Anyway,
it's so unique, in its "eastern" touches (a friend's grandfather
referred to it as, "What the Hell is that, Moroccan music?") and its
deft combination of driving sounds. AND THAT VOICE. Baffle nay-sayers
while delighting fellow fans and PLAY IT LOUD! Just try to sit still
while listening to it, I double-dog dare you!
by warren j. g. mianecke (firstname.lastname@example.org
) on March 18, 1998
Russian gypsy music - Arabic touches - "gallops even as it rests" -
hard to describe. "Such an aura of mystery". These are things I've heard
others say about PP. Hasn't gotten the acclaim it deserves - sort of
overshadowed by other stuff. I LOVE it. Some of the hardest driving,
most beat heavy stuff they've done, which does make it sort of an oddity
amongst their oeuvre, but I like the odd tracks, when they tried new
things, explored other directions. I would have loved to hear the album
that could have been made from this. Sort of a brusque lead in to Head
Over Heels. The cover art of this single is just about my favorite in
all CocteauTwindom: the girl walking through mist towards a house.
Anyone know what it's from? Rockin' title track, I prefer the 12"
version, only cuz it's longer of course. "Burning the treasure while
bi-iting the money" or something along those lines. "Smothered with
snarls I suppose." Lethal dark & lovely. Almost tribal or something
- foreign sounding. One of the hardest to classify. "Laugh Lines" is the
best - great to do a dance piece to - the central instrumental section.
It oozes mystery. Raucous, untamed, it handles you with rough hands
& sets you down with ruffled feathers. Excellent single. "Hazel's"
pretty apocalyptic sounding, but probably my least favorite of the
three, but still good.
written by Joseph Schlottman (email@example.com
) on February 09, 1998
THIS is the one that sounds like PAT BENATAR! GOOD Benatar (Yes,
there is such a thing.) Must've been the outside producer. Robin HATES
it. But, then again Robin hates anything that's not his latest work. I
really move 'n' groove to it! Love the Arabic touches! As my nephew used
to say, "What a JOOVE!"
written by SCOTTY B.H.P. (firstname.lastname@example.org ) on June 21, 1997
All I have to say is my dogs name is Peppermint Pig.
written by JC Fernandez (email@example.com ) on May 30, 1997
great 12". i am confused as to why people put "this is my favorite"
and don't explain why, which is the true essence of a review, i will
live on hte edge and see if it is just for the thrill of making people
wonder WHY it is your favorite record, and just say "this is my favorite
one." there, i did it. i think i'm going to go to a coffee house and buy
an over priced coffee drink with a cinnomin twist while a long haired
gentleman with a guitar does a cover of CROCODILE ROCK by elton john
and, worse yet, does it badly.
written by Rick Greenley
) on January 17, 1997