Cocteau Twins – “Heaven Or Las Vegas”

Cocteau Twins – “Heaven Or Las Vegas”
Cocteau Twins - "Heaven Or Las Vegas"

A lot going on right now that precludes putting any longer-type posts together for the moment, so I’ll just drop this bit of aural bliss, the title track from Cocteau Twins‘ 1990 masterwork, Heaven Or Las Vegas. Not a bad place to go if you need to chill out and get lost in Elizabeth Fraser’s voice, Robin Guthrie’s guitars, Simon Raymonde’s bassline, though for full effect skip the video edit below and go to the full five-minute album version.

Lots of words have been dropped on this record, particularly since it turned 30 last year, but you can hunt those down yourself. I will note that the Cocteaus website continues to do a great job of compiling their press clippings over the decades, so maybe start there. I will, however, direct you to The Guitar Magazine‘s “Genius Of…” feature on the record from the end of last year, because guitars.

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