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I first heard the cranes in '92 opening for THE CURE.
I really did not pay any mind at first.
Then a couple of years after that I had the chance to hear
a CD called LOVED and it all bagan from there. I was hooked.
Such a great band are the CRANES. Heres to the future.

FTW, TX USA - Sunday, August 22, 1999 at 19:34:52 (PDT)
cranes is something special that doesn't need any "oasis" hype around it.
christian <>
helsingborg, sweden - Sunday, August 22, 1999 at 01:12:18 (PDT)
The Cranes inspires me, in body, mind, and soul. To feel emotions unknown to the rest of this cold uncaring world. They stir up emotions I was unaware I had or was even capiable of. These beautiful individuals we call The Cranes do all this with just one note from anyone of their aweinspiring songs.-Thanks...even though it doesn't seem like enough it's all I can say.

Carissa <>
San Ramon, Ca USA - Monday, August 09, 1999 at 21:50:08 (PDT)
Hi everybody,
I got in touch with Cranes music by reading some very positive things from Cure-fans (like i am).Before that i had never heard of cranes but i think they are brilliant !!
It's a shame thar their cd's @ other stuff are so very hard to get.
bye for now ,
ronald <>
dordrecht, netherlands - Saturday, August 07, 1999 at 15:09:45 (PDT)
Ok here's an idea. If you are going to see the Cranies at any show coming up and want to meet otehr fans who check out this site regularly, just wear a pair of them cute Mickey mouse ears :)
Eni Bas
- Saturday, August 07, 1999 at 01:55:01 (PDT)
I first learned about THE CRANES prior to a CURE's concert and forgot every single note except for one song that was called ADRIFT where in the end they smashed a guitar. I thought that he could have done better when using it as a gift for me but maybe they didn't know me. Later I was to a disco and they played STARBLOOD that remembered me of THE CRANES. Since both the songs I knew were good like hell, I decided to save money... And I wasn't disappointd by the slow stuff. I can always hear it when I don't know what to play next (That's a compliment to the band!).
I wish you folks out there happiness!

Holger <>
L.E., Germany - Friday, August 06, 1999 at 03:00:53 (PDT)
I first got into CRANES through an article on a magazine (I think it was "Pelo" from Argentina). The article was so damn good, that all I could do was just imagine how that sound they described was, 'cause in my local record stores they had no idea about the band's CDs. I was very influenced by the IDEA of how CRANES music could sound. That was some 8 years ago. I think I saw some video on MTV but I still was a "virgin" to tha actual sound of Cranes. This year I borrowed a tape froma friend, it was "Wings of Joy" and I'm not dissapointed. This is pure magic and Alison's voice is amazing. I didn't wait in vain after all!
So if anyone want to email me the lyrics for "Wings of Joy", it will make me very happy :-)

Oscar <>
Temuco, CHILE - Friday, July 30, 1999 at 21:48:16 (PDT)
Wings of joy...una disintegration addolcita dalla sua voce ammaliante ed ipnotica...dove siamo noi fans italiani di fronte la sconfinata marea di stranieri?ecco il motivo dell'assenza dall'italia...scrivete...
Luca Di Gloria <>
Catania,Italia, I ITALIA - Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 13:22:31 (PDT)
i had heard of the cranes through friends, and i was at tower one day and saw one of their albums for $ called out to me...i bought im in love.
stacy johnson <>
sacramento, ca USA - Tuesday, July 27, 1999 at 08:30:56 (PDT)
I actually found out about the Cranes through searching the net for the Cure websites... I don't really understand why... maybe some fated typo made me type cranes instead... and it like changed my life sorta like horoine, all i do now is listen to the Cranes and save to buy more cranes... My first Cd was the compilation, umm, i forget what its called, but then i got population four and scratched it on the first day... now track 5 is missing and i live a life of sadness... i think its time for me to quietly pout...
John <>
Livermore, CA USA - Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 23:57:42 (PDT)
I first discovered the Cranes, by accident, when I was fifteen years old (in early 1993), and I purchased the latest issue of a magazine that I read frequently at the time. It came with a sampler CD, of which the first track was "Jewel." I was with a friend, and we took the CD back to his place and put it in the player. Within moments, I felt quite overwhelmed by the sound of this music and the feeling of the words and the instrumentation, and I played the track three times in a row. My friend got mad and made us listen to the rest of the CD, but once I had it home to myself, I put "Jewel" on repeat and left the player on all night. That summer, I was in a record store, and I saw a Cranes album for the first time. It was "Forever." I took it home, and that was the beginning of the last six years of Cranes madness for me. I adore "Population Four", although the three best ones for me are still "Wings of Joy", "Forever", and their rendition of the Sartre play. I will always have a soft spot for "Forever", since it was the one I came in on. All of this culminated in early 1997, when I finally had the chance to see the band live. My friend and I were right up against the stage in Denver (where I lived at the time), just to the left of Alison. The set was breathtaking, as the group performed mostly all of my favorites, including "Adoration", "Reverie", and "Jewel." I am glad to have discovered such a wonderful webpage.
Greg Svitil <>
Alexandria, VA USA - Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 15:08:04 (PDT)
Hello to every Cranes fan!
I'm glad to see the Cranes are coming to Belgium! I'll be there for sure!
I like the Cranes since I was fifteen (now 21) and still do.I'm also into Sophia(God Machine),Nick cave,Cure,Siouxie& The Banshees,Spain,Sparklehorse,Rex,Tindersticks and some
soft Goth/Dark folk stuff (Canticum Funebris,Sol Invictus,Love Spirals Downwards).All Cranes fans who like to mail me, please do!
Love,hugs and kisses,

Erwin xxxx
Erwin Geeraerts <>
Veltem, Belgium - Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 06:41:44 (PDT)
I love Cranes and I love pixie dust. Pinquestar Sleep will remind you of remembering.
Alan DeCoronado <>
Fresno, CA USA - Thursday, July 22, 1999 at 06:15:52 (PDT)
maestitia, - Tuesday, July 20, 1999 at 07:58:09 (PDT)
A few years ago i was listening on of the local FM stations here and i heard "starblood" and i was instantly in awe. The next day i went to the store and brought "wings of joy" and the whole album was a europhic to listen to and it still is. The new album is great as well ("tangled up" and "to be" are my favs). i hope you guys come back to St. Louis real soon. You came with The Cure last time but i wasn't able to go and i really want to see you guys live. Anyways keep happy and safe.
Shawn Smith <>
St. Louis, MO USA - Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 13:31:17 (PDT)
Hi! just a kiss from Italy! We are waiting form a tour in Italy soon!
Merry holiday to everybody!
Sergio <>
Milano, ITALY - Thursday, July 15, 1999 at 03:28:05 (PDT)
I got into Cranes 7 years ago. I borough it from a friend of mine and since then I never stopped listening to them. I listen to Cranes almost every day. I have got some cassett in my car and I love driving while listening to them. It's really relaxing. My favourite album is 'Wings of Joy'.
Anyway, I would love to see them but they have never come to Portugal. I know it is a tiny country but it is really beautiful and you have lots of fans here.
Best wishes from Paula
Paula <>
Guimar„es, Portugal - Saturday, July 10, 1999 at 10:10:00 (PDT)
i just wanted to say that i believe that "the cranes" are the most dreamiest, euphoric band i've listen to since "the chameleons"...i hope to see you all in the bay area soon. hurry up and find a record label, i want to hear your new tracks. if any one else likes the chameleons or smiths, joy division or any other sweet manchester groups send me some email...

love and light
alex caz <>
san jose, ca USA - Wednesday, July 07, 1999 at 17:19:00 (PDT)
hey i got into the cranes from an ex bf.....i adore them....saw them the last time they came to philly and it was the first time i was ever star struck as they walked right by me.......*memories*....anyway i have a college radio show where me and my partner have an hourly cranes cut.....i would love to see them again if they ever come to the states again........needless to say the cranes are probably my favourite band of all time.....
apula <>
nj USA - Monday, July 05, 1999 at 15:31:06 (PDT)
adoration is a beautiful song
ed <>
dublin, 11 ireland - Monday, July 05, 1999 at 12:26:37 (PDT)
Two years ago a friend of mine intoduced me to one of the members in Cranes, at "So what"
in Oslo. I`d heard from him and my bestfriend, Irene, that they were a great band. I am a very
great Cure fan, and Cranes is now a particular part of my life. "Stalk" and "Lilies" means
something special to me.
I hope you visit Norway soon... Keep on playing.
Love from Norway, Kristiansand and Linn!
Linn M. Berge <>
Kristiansand, Norway - Sunday, July 04, 1999 at 05:12:48 (PDT)
Two years ago a friend of mine intoduced me to one of the members in Cranes, at "So what"
in Oslo. I`d heard from him and my bestfriend, Irene, that they were a great band. I am a very
great Cure fan, and Cranes is now a particular part of my life. "Stalk" and "Lilies" is means
something special to me.
I hope you visit Norway soon... Keep on playing.
Love from Norway, Kristiansand and Linn!
Linn M. Berge <>
Kristiansand, Norway - Sunday, July 04, 1999 at 05:11:05 (PDT)
a pale blue sky? (looking out the window) looks pretty blue to me. Wish I could be as whispy-sounding as some of these people :P
USA - Thursday, July 01, 1999 at 09:30:46 (PDT)
i first heard of the cranes from an interview with robert smith. so, i decided to check it out as others really like the cranes. when i heard 'everywhere' my heart stopped at the beauty in the instruments. and it went on until i heard her voice. i was completely taken away by her voice. it is wonderful. from then on i've been a great huge fam of theirs. i finally got to see them live whn they came to dallas march of '97. and i hae the great pleaseure of meeting the entire band. alison was very nice and actually went to get james for me. perfect band, really. they are like a dream....a dream inside a pale blue sky.
anna <>
dallas, tx USA - Tuesday, June 29, 1999 at 13:37:39 (PDT)
i first bought a cranes cd from a secondhand stall in my first
year at university (shining road e.p.) it was only a quid. went
home, stuck it on, and that was it. i was spellbound to the sound
(that wasn't supposed to rhyme): it was powerful yet full of beauty.
the rest of the people in my hall had to put up with this cd playing
loudly and constantly for quite some time afterwards. since then i've
bought nearly all cranes cds (still having difficulty getting hold of
"la tragedie.." though (can anybody help me out?)).

johnny28 <>
Norwich, U.K. - Sunday, June 27, 1999 at 14:30:54 (PDT)
i met Cranes with The Cure during the Europe Tour when i was living in Switzerland, and i love them since then, I'm a big fan of Cure, and i was New Wave, not anymore but i still feeling the same. The problem now is since i'm living in Sydney (Australia), i've got no news from them, and its really difficult to find their new album , the last one i have is "Loved", and thats it. i miss them a lot. But i just want to say that it will be great if they would come here in Sydney for a festival or concerts.
If someone can help me to find this new release, it will be great. Thanks.

Nico Schwab <>
Sydney, Australia - Saturday, June 26, 1999 at 01:49:14 (PDT)
I first heard ot the Cranes in January 1992. Still remember looking everwhere for Wings Of Joy, and not being able to find it. Imagine my surprise when I walked into the concert hall to see The Cure, and saw the Cranes merchandise everywhere. I had NO idea they were opening for the Cure! Anyway, that was the first time I saw the Cranes. The second time I saw them was in Atlanta the masquerade) in 1995 right before Valentines day. Allison was just walking around in the club, and seemed really nice. I've had several of their eps and singles like Espero, and the Jewel 7", which I let foolishly slip through my hands....and into the hands of someone TOTALLY undeserving. (I hope you see this you stupid FUCK!)

Anyway, I was wondering what they're up to now? Haven't heard any news or anything in what seems like AGES! I was starting to think they had broken up. Have they? Somebody e-mail w/ some info please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Killingjar <>
*******, 8 USA - Tuesday, June 22, 1999 at 20:07:36 (PDT)
To Beatrice who posted: "I just found out that Cranes is gay" I'd like to react by saying: huh? :)
mars - Sunday, June 20, 1999 at 00:50:13 (PDT)
I first heard the Cranes about the time they were touring with the Cure (although unfortunately i didn't actually attend a show myself). At first the haunting melodies of Wings of Joy and child-like voice of Alison kinda freaked me out, but soon I found myself seduced by it, and I have been a fan ever since. My biggest problem though was the same one that I think every Cranes fan had... what were the lyrics? I read several people's interpretations of Cranes song lyrics and they were never anything close to my own. Needless to say, as soon as i heard about the offer for the lyric book i was psyched! Then when i received it and saw that alison had signed it herself... my heart melted! My biggest regret is that i have yet to see them in person. I can guarantee that i'll be there next time they tour the states. Well, that's my story, hope it wasn't too cheesy.
Justin <>
King of Prussia, PA USA - Friday, June 18, 1999 at 16:29:13 (PDT)
The Cranes opened up for the Cure on the Wish tour at the skydome. I had never heard of the Cranes before that point. They completely stole the show. They blew the Cure right out of the water.
Armand <>
Toronto, Canada - Thursday, June 10, 1999 at 09:37:36 (PDT)
I just found out that Cranes is gay.
Las Vegas, LV USA - Friday, June 04, 1999 at 15:15:52 (PDT)
I first got into the Cranes when I was about twelve, I stole some of my brother's CDs, two happened to be Loved and Forever. I've been listening to them pretty solidly ever since. I always knew they were pretty obscure in the UK at least, but looking on the net there's a lot more than I ever realised. They're fantastic when you're down, or just in general. I'm off to find out more about those albums I never new existed . . .
Jonny Spaceman <>
England - Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 15:51:26 (PDT)
thank you ali for your sweetness
mauro lombardo <>
roma, italy - Thursday, June 03, 1999 at 10:51:50 (PDT)
i was only 16 years old when i first heard the cranes. i was actually in a clinic being treated for depression. a friend of mine in there had played one of their albums for me and let me borrow them for a few days although that was against the rules. :) i found solace in the music and alison's voice though it sounds young, is actually very enchanting. the cranes have probably been the BEST band i've ever been introduced to, up there with pink floyd and tori amos, but still ranking number one alwayz.
lovedforever. :)
audrea rae <>
USA - Saturday, May 29, 1999 at 12:01:02 (PDT)
Alicia - I'd have to go home and check to be sure but I think the tracks I have are Slide and Starblood. Slide came with a free 12" given away with limited copies of 'Forever' on vinyl in the UK (the CD had The Puppet and Shine Like Stars). Starblood, as you know is on Wings of Joy. Did anybody who got the LP of W.O.J get a 12" with a Starblood remix on it? It was supposed to have that and self-non-self but I got s-n-s on both sides? What is the meaning of that? Does a Starblood remix exist? That would be cool.
Moog <>
Seattle, WA USA - Monday, May 17, 1999 at 12:52:36 (PDT)
dave from wales..i have "leave her to heaven" on an unreleased CD ep. i hope it gets released because others should enjoy it just as I do, what a song! the secret tracks are great. hwyl!
alicia <>
USA - Monday, May 17, 1999 at 07:05:26 (PDT)
what is the name of the tracks 13 at 8:52 on the ep collection disc? which by the way is one of my all time favourite albums, ever. mark f. did the design? holy matrimony!! what a cool design, and very functional! if you Cranes are still not signed, did you talk to Cleopatra records in CA, usa? i bet they'd like you. a lot of people i know that like Cleopatra artists like the Cranes, too. Please come back to the TLA in philly...we miss you!
a loyal fan of 7 years,
alicia <>
USA - Monday, May 17, 1999 at 06:59:41 (PDT)
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