Back when The Cocteau Twins played only 5 cities in the US – Columbus being one of them – the news media rolled out the red carpet for their appearance way back in 1985. How strange it must have been to the group.
On a side note, you know who loves Cocteau Twins? Prince. He talks in the latest MOJO Magazine about them being an an unexpected influence on ethereal new ballad TICTACTOE:
“We recorded it in Bryan Ferry’s studio in London, after a night of partying for which the Cocteau Twins was the soundtrack. You can’t understand the words of Cocteau Twins songs but their harmonies put you in a dreamlike state.”