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cocteau twins


composers
Kerr, Burchill


publisher
Copyright Control


background
A 1978 gig favourite, this song gave the group The Cocteau Twins their name.

It was based on two out-and-out gays who Jim once stayed at a flat with. He'd just read a book of Jean Cocteau's plays which included Les Enfants Terribles and he related it to them.

It was recorded for the band's second demo tape.

The opening chords are similar to the opening chords of The Sex Pistol's Holidays In The Sun.

Featured throughout 1978, the song was toned down, given a new lyric, and appeared as No Cure on the Life In A Day album.


lyrics
The lyrics have never been published.


discography
Demo Excerpt (1:35)
Producer: Lex McEwan and Simple Minds

Street Fighting Years Limited Edition MC Box Set Street Fighting Years Limited Edition CD Box Set

Demo (3:51)
Producer: Lex McEwan and Simple Minds

The Early Years 1977-1978 CD




demo discography
Demo Version (3:51)
Producer: Lex McEwan and Simple Minds

Simple Minds: 6 tracks




live history
Simple Minds: 1978