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Can you pleeeeze help me name this 80s band...?

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DontGetIt Sun 24-Aug-08 19:25:46

Vague description coming up! It was a British (I think!) non-mainstream band or poss duo with female vocals...she didnt sing proper words I seem to recall, it was kind of just sounds and nonsense (or maybe I was very very dim and it was another language...!) It was quite chilled type music in the days before trance etc...any suggestions?? I have been racking my brains for a name for the last two days! Thanks in advance!

KerryMum Sun 24-Aug-08 19:27:02

cocteau twins

ChairmanMiao Sun 24-Aug-08 19:27:06

I think you spent the eighties with your radio tuned to 2 stations.

No idea.

janeite Sun 24-Aug-08 19:28:07

Yes, deffo The Cocteau twins. Brings back memories!

ChairmanMiao Sun 24-Aug-08 19:28:22

....but I thought of this

KerryMum Sun 24-Aug-08 19:28:45

If you like that you will love:

This Mortal Coil
Dead Can Dance

janeite Sun 24-Aug-08 19:29:43

Ring any bells?

uk.youtube.com/watch?v=dtBr5JKSuks

pointydog Sun 24-Aug-08 19:29:55

yep, cocteau twins. Liz Fraser

DontGetIt Sun 24-Aug-08 19:30:05

Yaaaay Kerrymum! You got that fast and are dead right, I can remember now! Thanks for that! Blimey, thought I was in for a long evening while people made bizarre suggestions...! Thanks again, off to let everyone Ive bugged the last couple of days know!

DontGetIt Sun 24-Aug-08 19:33:55

Cheers all for the youtube links too - some nice bits and pieces there, and will give the 'you'll like these' reccomendations a go.

solo Sun 24-Aug-08 19:34:55

Bloody hell fire!!! I'm stunned that anyone got it right with a description like that! no offence, but I was totally confused by it. I do love this song though and I do remember it grin

chelsygirl Sun 24-Aug-08 19:37:37

well done KM!

KerryMum Sun 24-Aug-08 20:03:03

This is one where the guy sings but I do love it.

KerryMum Sun 24-Aug-08 20:18:24

I cannot describe to you the pure INTENSITY of listening to This is a smallish venue with plush seats.

The hairs still stand up.

ranting Sun 24-Aug-08 20:22:56

Great band, the Cocteaus. I thought she sang most of her lyrics in Latin?!!

chelsygirl Mon 25-Aug-08 09:27:35

anyone got a link to pearly dewdrops drop?

I can't find one

pointydog Mon 25-Aug-08 18:07:40

lol @ Latin. She's from Grangemouth wink

pointydog Mon 25-Aug-08 18:08:37

pearly dew drops

chelsygirl Mon 25-Aug-08 18:39:10

wow thanks! am listening to that and this mortal coil....

I'm 15 again, back in my room, listening to Japan, Bauhaus, Spear of Destiny Pete somebody (sang "homosapiens"??) with pictures of David Sylvian on my wall.......

chelsygirl Mon 25-Aug-08 18:40:16

Pete Shelley!

chelsygirl Thu 28-Aug-08 09:41:50

smile

ranting Thu 28-Aug-08 09:44:30

blush at PD. Yes I know, I was sure I read that somewhere though. You should never take things you read in the NME at the age of 19 seriouslywink

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