Wednesday, December 14, 2005


Or something like that since the single Peppermint Pig is a bit of an oddity in the Cocteau's catalogue. Let's be frank, the band hates that single. Well, it may not have sounded quite like what they had in mind but sod it, Peppermint Pig is a beautiful piece of New Wave/Cold Wave music (from 1983) and one of my favourite tracks. The early Cocteau Twins catalogue is generally what I like most about the band. From the "Garlands" LP to the fantastic "Head Over Heels", it's obvious that the Cocteaus had not found the sound that would be their trademark in the second half of the eighties and early nineties. The etherial Cocteau sound is present on this track but the guitars and drum machine have taken a large dose of amphetamine, in fact they're overdosing somehow. This exageration works perfectly since Peppermint Pig sounds like a bit of a come down nightmare in new wave pop land.

Cocteau Twins - peppermint pig


Blogger hianta said...

i <3 les cocteaux twins.
wadda we do tonite?

9:14 PM  
Blogger unrest-boy said...

How about shooting up heroine and freebasing on coke? alternatively we could just go for coffee?

12:15 PM  

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