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Reviewed "Wings Of Joy" for my college rah-dio station WUSC 90.5 on the FM
dial. Loved it and was hooked. The new album is good, but I think "Loved"
hit me sooner and quicker than "Population Four" did. I've grown to dig the
album. Cool track with Jim singing.
c shelton <firstname.lastname@example.org>
San Diego, CA USA - Tuesday, April 29, 1997 at 23:27:47 (EDT)
A few weeks ago I saw the Cranes play in Boston. It was the first time I've seen them live although I've worshipped them for years. Jim and Alison came out and started "Tangled Up", but when they got to the chorus Jim forgot to do the change. They started over, and the same thing happened, and they gave up. Alison and Jim were clearly embarrassed, and so was the audience. Some people grumbled, others shouted encouragement. I may be crazy, but I thought it was one of the COOLEST things I've ever seen. I go to see my favorite band for the first time, and they totally fuck up the first song. That's just so real. So naked. So human. Does that make any sense? Alison and Jim, maybe that's a show you'd rather forget (and later your DAT machine broke but you still sounded fantastic). But I'm 37 and have been working in local music for years. I've seen a LOT of bad gigs, but despite everything that went wrong that night it was one of the two or three most enjoyable shows I have ever seen. So don't feel bad on my account. Thanks for some of the most gorgeous music I've ever experienced!
And that's my Cranes story.
Eric Johanson <none (borrowed)>
Acton, MA USA - Friday, April 25, 1997 at 22:35:39 (EDT)
i got into cranes when i was in high school senior year, i always inlove alison's
voice it's so innocent and so lovely it's sounds like a phycho child with a voice
like an angel the new album it's so awesome and smart keep up the good work.
bellflower, ca USA - Friday, April 25, 1997 at 08:43:45 (EDT)
cranes are the best........great site!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bellflower, ca USA - Friday, April 25, 1997 at 04:53:44 (EDT)
Hi to everyone, I don't have the new album yet. But I'm going to buy it.
Please tell them (CRANES) that come to México. I do everything to see CRANES
playing in this country.please i want to see CRANES playing in MY country.
I hope that somebody hear me and do something.
Cuautitlán Izcalli, Estado de México México - Thursday, April 24, 1997 at 11:55:16 (EDT)
AHHH!!! sorry sorry sorry but just couldnt help myself. THIS IS A DESPERATE PLEA. if there
are any kind souls left out there, please help me if you can. i live in a little podunk town
in wa state and the only cranes albums i have been able to acquire over the years are the main
four (woj, forever, loved, & pop4) oh also i found the jewel single. if anyone has any knowledge
of where any more cranes stuff can be purchased, etc...i would appreciate your help. i've tried ordering
through cdnow.com but to no avail.... well, sorry bout all that i'm really going now....
USA - Thursday, April 24, 1997 at 06:54:28 (EDT)
first of all i must compliment mr. dare on an excellent web page. not just because it's cranes,
but really well done i think. well i sorta discovered cranes one day at the music store i saw wings of joy
and thought the cover looked cool so i bought it... and boy was i in heaven. ever since then i buy cd's if i
just happen to like the looks or have a good feeling about it, usually turns out great. over the course
of just a few years after that i managed to get several of my friends enamored of them, though none are really too
crazy bout them. y?!?!!?! ah dunno!!! there's a lot of weirdos out there... hm! well sorry for all the digression...
it's kinda late...
Father Zossima <email@example.com>
Kennewick, WA USA - Thursday, April 24, 1997 at 06:47:03 (EDT)
i got into cranes when they had a concert with the cure i saw them and i thougth they were great. cranes is the greatest band of all time they're new album is so cool CRANES IS THE GREATEST BAND ON EARTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
bellflower, ca. USA - Thursday, April 24, 1997 at 05:17:17 (EDT)
Ok, I'm a very recent Cranes fan. I recently discovered them one night as I was dancing at a club on Goth/ Industrial night. It was just a typical night, they were playing songs I knew and everyone was dancing along when all of a sudden Shining Road came on. I had never heard it before but as soon as it started I was filled with this sense of overwhelming emotion. It was freaky!! It was like some sort of spiritual experience that only certain powerful things can trigger. After the song was over I had to go up to the DJ and then demanded he tell me what that last song was.
I've been obsessed ever since. I still haven't heard a lot of the Cranes stuff but I will!! I am now a fan forever!
JeNn (angel*scream) <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Guelph, Ont. CANADA - Wednesday, April 23, 1997 at 16:11:50 (EDT)
Hey Euro fans!!! The Cranes could REALLY use your help with this one...
Reviewers and photographers are needed to cover the Euro shows for the tour diary. Show your support everybody!! Are you gonna let the US fans show you guys up?!?!?
Please get in touch with me if you're interested in contributing.
Mike Dare <email@example.com>
- Sunday, April 20, 1997 at 12:28:33 (EDT)
Who was the girl who danced with Mark when he was dancing after the show at the Metro in Chicago, If it was you please post a message, I want to get in touch.
Mr Ree <firstname.lastname@example.org>
pompey, UK - Sunday, April 20, 1997 at 06:10:52 (EDT)
I love the Cranes they are great, and I hope they will keep inovating and being wonderfull for a long time.
Nanaimo, BC Canada - Saturday, April 19, 1997 at 19:00:17 (EDT)
I got into the Cranes because of my association with being a huge Cure fan
(my phone # is 753 CURE!) So my friend put pale blue sky on a mixed tape he
made for me last winter, and I was forever hooked on the Cranes. If I wasn't
such a Cure FANatic,The Cranes would be my absolute favorite. As of now, they
are very close to tying with the Cure as my favorite, but who sais I can't have
two favorites ? I BABBLE too much. Anyway, I had the privilege of seeing and
hearing them at the Starfish room in Vancouver and there's no doubt in my mind
that these guys are truly LOVED by all of their fans, especially me! How could
anyone NOT love them ? I got to meet them that night, and how sincere and gracious
was Ali ? Jim was very friendly and co-operative, but seemed tired, Mark really
topped off my evening! He talked to my friends and I for about 1/2 an hour, and
told me a story about toothfairies and doormats I bet he tells that to all of the
(blue haired) girls! One detail I really liked was the way he did his nail polish
Black base with a pink spiral on each nail! I do that to, and I thought that was
very creative. (usualy, I just do polka- dots.) Any way, I think they are Musical
geniuses gifted with the ability to seem heavan sent and hellbent all at once.
Nanaimo, BC Canada - Saturday, April 19, 1997 at 18:54:10 (EDT)
I knew about Cranes when a girl gave me a ride home . She was listening it .
I ask about it and she gave it to me . Every time I hear them , it causes a
peaceful joy in my mind . But listen up US. , Canadians and Europeans
citizens , don't think the we don't know anything about music , maybe we know
more than some of you . why don't give Cranes and other groups a chance to
visit Latin America . We also like phsychological , dark , doom , light ,
rave , death , black , trance , alternative , classic and all those branches of
music . I like any kind of music , if you want to e-mail me , do it , I will
answer you back
from the Luna , Mort
Marko Antonio Salas <email@example.com>
Leon, Gt Mexico - Saturday, April 19, 1997 at 18:40:41 (EDT)
I was recently turned on to the CRANES by the folks at Relapse Records, Many of whom are big fans. I was told, if you like the SWANS, you got to check out the CRANES. I saw the show in Philly awhile back. Amazing. I bought forever. Amazing. I bought loved but havent had much of a chance to soak it in. Havent heard Pop4 yet.
Philadelphia, PA USA - Thursday, April 17, 1997 at 11:35:26 (EDT)
I first heard the Cranes in 1992, I think, with the Wings of Joy album, and
I heard they were playing on the Black Easter Festival, together with
Collection d'Arnell Andrea, Senseless Things and some other bands
They were Top of the Bill, and I really enjoyed the concert.
At that time, they had some weird film/video-projections behind the band.
Since that concert, I went to see them anytime they were playing within a
reasonable distance, and I'm surely going to see them for the 8th time in
June, when they come to Belgium
I think the last album is as good as all the other ones, it just depends on
my mood which album I put in the cd player
I thought it was a very nice x-mas present from the cranes to give the first
500 people that came to there last Brussels concert (8/12/96) a free 3-track
cd with two songs of the new album and a lennon-cover
I really enjoyed it.
Brussels, Belgium - Wednesday, April 16, 1997 at 12:12:53 (EDT)
It was on the Cure tip that I got into the Cranes, like so many others.
I was recently transplanted from Chicago where I followed them every time
they played the Metro. I went to the Forever tour where I met Mark and he
took a picture of us (me and a couple of Morrissey fanatics) which I don't
know if they even developed!!! I then started writing letters to them and
they actually wrote back by hand on postcards. I was thrilled! Once Loved
came out, I went to see them on a freezing cold February night at the Metro.
I had the flu and was reeling with plenty of cough drops on hand and managed
to push my way to front and center. Alison was coughing too so I gave her
one of the cough drops!!! After that, communication deteriorated. I no
longer recieved personal replies to my letters (that's cool, can't have
everything! :) ) and then I moved to Burbank to work at the job I've always
wanted. Since then I have still been following them religiously but am not
even sure I'm still on the club list, as I was never notified of any tour
dates. However, I happened to find out a week before the show that they'd
be coming to L.A., so I went. Through a friend at work (hello Dean!) I was
introduced to Alison after the show at the Roxy and she seemed like an old
friend!!!Surely she did not remember me from the last two shows in Chicago,
but that's understandable! Well Alison, I'm sorry I missed you when Dean
brought you around to my desk, but I hope I will see you when you come back
this summer???? I'll make a drawing for you! If you like the Cure,And Also
The Trees,Cocteau Twins and Dead Can Dance and have any similar music tips,
please write me (this isn't my computer!!!) at: Jill Friemark, 2100
Riverside Drive, Burbank,CA 91502. Or call at (818)560-9671. Thanks to the
Cranes for EVERYTHING. My favorite album is FOREVER.
Burbank, IL USA - Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at 14:44:46 (EDT)
just wanted to sign in to this fabu page! and say
that i think the cranes are cool and that jenny and jim-
i owe you a million margaritas! *smooch*
co USA - Tuesday, April 15, 1997 at 00:08:51 (EDT)
it seems like i've been in love w/cranes' music as long as i've been alive. just been
searching for them without really knowing it. lucked out into getting a press-release copy
of wings of joy back in late 91 i think... saw them live once w/belly in nyc, and
was even more in love than before. their music -- well, specifically wings of joy, the others
not so much -- move me to tears, without fail.
brandi berry <firstname.lastname@example.org>
wash, dc USA - Monday, April 14, 1997 at 14:41:52 (EDT)
yo home slice! a double g shout out to those shadie characters in canAda.
glad to seee mark is back in potsmouth for the moment. who is this that is
so wise as to know all of these seldom spoken of secrets?
hullabalooo. to you and you and you.
shan and smile all the way to the nile.
shitetowne, CA USA - Sunday, April 13, 1997 at 19:01:41 (EDT)
Thank you for your fantastic music.
Goodbye, I'll miss you.
Have a good tour in Europe and I hope I can see you guys soon.
Joey Huang <email@example.com>
New York, NY USA - Saturday, April 12, 1997 at 21:30:45 (EDT)
amazed to find so many others love cranes as much as i do
I first got into them in 91 and have worshipped them ever
newtownards, ireland - Saturday, April 12, 1997 at 08:57:54 (EDT)
I got into The Cranes way back in 1991, when they toured with The Cure. I have seen them play live a total of three times, including just recently on april 5th, when they played in San Fransisco. It's always a great experience to see them live! Some of the other bands that I'm into are Slowdive, Cocteau Twins(another great band to see live!), My Bloody Valentine, Ivy, Sundays, Lush, An April March. It's hard to find other people who are into to the same type of music, so if theres anyone out there who would like to talk about The cranes or any of the other bands that I mentioned, don't be shy, please feel free to E-mail me, and lets talk!
san jose, ca USA - Friday, April 11, 1997 at 15:04:22 (EDT)