From the haunting vocals to the amazing band members who play their instruments with precision and talent. close to the show had said that Holland's swearing was seen as a convenient way of ending the show. In addition to being the launchpad for new and upcoming performers, The Tube became known for its high-profile music performance 'scoops' from established world class musicians such as U2 live at Red Rocks, Madonna, Robert Plant, Tina Turner, Bo Diddley and ZZ Top. Jan/Feb 2018. Sign in to YouTube. Carolyn's fingers - Cocteau twins by justcallmejoe. The brand name was relaunched by Channel 4 as an online radio station in November 2006. [6], Between 1986–87, the series had a summer replacement named Wired which lasted two series. It was during the 50th show in November 1984 that Bob Geldof allegedly ran into Midge Ure and suggested the idea of a fund-raising single for the Christmas market to help the Ethiopian famine, the project that would become Band Aid and later Live Aid. The supporting presenters took turns to co-present. Jools Holland said "A legendary amount of things happened in the Egypt Cottage, and the Rose and Crown when it was on the other side of the road. The official website of Cocteau Twins, a British trio that recorded music from 1982 until 1996. Cocteau Twins were a Scottish rock band active from 1979 to 1997. Sputnik Music. Ian Chaddock. This ground breaking broadcast was, at the time, the longest continuous live music show in television history and received much critical and technical acclaim. They have such a powerful presence about them that is rarely duplicated any where else. The Quietus. Loading... Save. ; It was the first Cocteau Twins album to be released domestically in the USA. The Tube was presented live by hosts including Jools Holland, Paula Yates, Leslie Ash, Muriel Gray, Gary James, Michel Cremona, Felix Howard, Tony Fletcher, Nick Laird-Clowes and Mike Everitt. The Pink Opaque was released by 4AD as a special retrospective to coincide with the band’s first US-based label and distribution contract with Relativity. Cocteau Twins Montage-My Truth [7], In January 1987, during the fifth series, Jools Holland used the phrase "be there or be ungroovy fuckers" during a live trailer for the show. The main presenters were supported, for the first two series, by five newcomers who were picked following a nationally advertised competition: these were Muriel Gray, Gary James, Nick Laird-Clowes, Michel Cremona and Mike Everitt. Cocteau Twins featuring Faye Wong - Serpentskirt (1996) The collaboration between Chinese pop star Faye Wong and Cocteau Twins is a small but interesting sideline in the band’s history. Cocteau Twins Treasure (4AD, 1984) Listen / Buy. Sunderland band The Toy Dolls were the first band to play live on The Tube. The Cocteau Twins are flawless. It was produced by Tyne Tees Television for Channel 4, which had previously produced the similar music show Alright Now and the music-oriented youth show Check it Out for ITV; production of the latter ended in favour of The Tube. This was the first 4AD album to be pressed in the Compact Disc (CD) format. They were formed in Grangemouth by Robin Guthrie (guitars, drum machine) and Will Heggie (bass), adding Elizabeth Fraser (vocals) in 1981 and replacing Heggie with multi-instrumentalist Simon Raymonde in 1983. The cornerstone of the shows was the live performances from three or four bands each week. The show usually featured four or five band appearances per week, with one main extended session to close. Cocteau Twins were a Scottish rock band active from 1979 to 1997. In November 2006, the brand was revived as a radio show, also entitled The Tube for Channel 4 Radio. The Tube was a showcase for many emerging 1980s bands. 3:05. Lottie Brazier. [11] Hosted by BBC Radio 1's Chris Moyles and Donna Air, the show came live again from Studio 5 at Tyne Tees and the bar of the Egypt Cottage next door. In July 2008 ITN (rights holder for The Tube) signed a deal with MUZU TV to make The Tube available online. Lyrics. In 1999 The Tube was brought back for a one-off live special on Sky1 entitled "The Apocalypse Tube". One of the biggest ongoing debates about Cocteau Twins relates to the “lyrics,” or lack thereof. In July 2006 Studio 5 of the TTTV City Road site was leased by an evangelical money church, and the whole complex was demolished in 2010. Studio 5 was also used to produce a spin-off show called TX45.