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Hi Everybody!
I've been a Cranes fan since 1991.... I have seen them play live 3 times...Alison's voice is just amazing... I fall in love with her voice everytime I hear it!
I'm grateful that this Web-site was set up for such a great band!
If there's anybody else out there who would like to correspond via E-mail,don't be shy, I'd love to hear from you!
Some of the other bands that I'm into are Slowdive, Cocteau Twins, Cure, The Sundays, Lush, Ministry, The Cranberries, Enya, An April March......
Take care Everybody!

San Jose, Ca USA - Saturday, May 31, 1997 at 17:35:09 (EDT)
now this may be a tad self induldgent...but we think it's all this our band
called TUULI. pleeeeeeeeeeeeease please please with sugar on top would everyone go to the
MUCHMUSIC CANADA page and then click on the indie showdown thingie and then click on
alternative bands...and then go alphabetically to TUULI and listen to our soundclip
(they have it listed as untitled but truly it's called spf 5 million). and then PLEASE!!
with sugar on top vote for us? that would rule! we might win! and then we will love you all.
we do love you all!!! and wouldn't jim be proud of us!? yes he would! he sends greetings
by the way...from switzerland! wicked!
lots of love from your friends in TUULI,
xxxjennie claire and swain.
jennieclaireswain <>
toronto, canada - Friday, May 30, 1997 at 22:37:09 (EDT)
I met cranes in this great radio show there was
here in Monterrey. Pablo Flores (the main man) played
them as a especial treat and !Oh did I like that! Then
what do I know? they came here with Cure and I was just
as far away as could ever be from the absolute being.
Since then, I've been draging my soul through this
pityfull pit of vacuity hopping they'll be mercyfull
enough to come back! So, to anyone who would like to
shed a little light here -or anything- I'm here to
welcome all... anywhere from cocteau info to gothic
or fantastic literature -also the best of the best-.
So need I beg... E-mail me... this is my only hope
of survival...
By the way, has anyone heard about Curve? I've
heard some neat things of them but i've heard nothing.


Val <>
monterrey, N.L. - Thursday, May 29, 1997 at 20:53:33 (EDT)
Paris and.......Rome!!!!!!!!!
Great concert..........Ali-show was like an angel...!!!!!!!!
Big show by the new line-up..........also the drummer!!!!!!!!
Ciao a tutti i "paisą" che lasceranno il loro segno.......
e se qualche "jewel" transita da queste parti, mi scriva......

Cristiano <>
Santafiora, (gr) italy - Wednesday, May 28, 1997 at 17:26:04 (EDT)
I love Cranes and I would like to know something more(I mean if they are engaged,or their birth's date ...)about them.I hope someone will help me.I'm looking for friends to share everything!Bye.
katia <>
lecce, italy - Sunday, May 25, 1997 at 12:01:13 (EDT)
Well I think I've already bleated enough now....if you viewed the last message..Silly really
cos I still feel really stupid for not turning up early enough at a couple of Cure concerts
some years back in order to see these big birdy type things (Cranes...yes?)...Hey now,
what a *****. Anyway, I did see the last 50 seconds of them once at Earls Court, London.
Anywaywhicheverwhatwhowherewhen....I'm replying to some pleas out there in USA, Canada, etc
There is a shop nearby with a vinyl "Self Non Self" for £10 and 12" Inescapable for £6,
both are mint condition. I'll pick them up and mail them if anyone wants them. E-mail me.

Richard <>
exeter, UK - Saturday, May 24, 1997 at 13:47:14 (EDT)
Me like Cranes since listening to Tomorrows Tears on BBC Radio One back when it came out. Never really liked the album though..a wee bit lacking in melody for me (architypal Siouxsie,Cure, Amercian Music Club, Red House Painters, His NAme is Alive, Swans, And Also The Trees, Breathleass,Lowlife, Dead Can Dance, Cocteaus fan (need I go on?)
But anyway...since then they've slowly grown on me...each album...and I think Pop4 is the best effort yet..listenable, variation in the tracks, melody and joy. Yep..that's it for now
Richard <>
Exeter, UK - Saturday, May 24, 1997 at 13:04:23 (EDT)
hello there wild load lifters. hey mark, if you get to read this make sure that somwhere along the road you stop by some swiss chalet or fantastic mountain resort and get into the cold if there is any left. i imagine there being some someplace. ah well, kathie blows kisses and bubbles and fountains of grape soda at you and christine. have fun! this is public record, beware the propoganda juggernaut, you might like it.
eArl bEnnidicT <>
covina, ca USA - Thursday, May 22, 1997 at 20:56:31 (EDT)
I love the CRANES, I also would love to see them live. I am 18 years old, and I cant drive very far away from my house,so that puts a problem on me trying to see them live. The farest plase I can go is to Memphis,TN. I would love it if they would come down east.

Greg Lwason
London, Kentucky USA - Thursday, May 22, 1997 at 16:29:30 (EDT)
Hey there. I hope this isn't considered bad ettiquette or rude or anything, but I have a few Cranes releases that I'm selling and I thought this might be a good place to advertise them.
The stuff I have available is:
* "Jewel" 3x7" box set
* "Espereo" 12" EP
* "Tomorrow's Tears" 12" EP
* "Shining Road" CD5" (both parts)
For more info, email me at the address below.
Greg Clow <>
Toronto, ON Canada - Wednesday, May 21, 1997 at 14:56:57 (EDT)
Haven't gotten the new EP yet. Need to search it out. There must be an
opinion on it by someone.

Get this ya'll. I work at News Radio 600 K-O-G-O in San Diego, CA.
I run the sounders and commercials for the evening shows (That was just
the intro now. Be patient). Well, we were doing a segment on music.
They were talking about up and coming artists. Being the big Cranes fan
that I am, I typed up on the host's screen for her to ask the "music expert"
if he thought that the Cranes would make it big in the U.S. This yahoo
responded with an emphatic no after the host asked him the question (He
obviously has no taste.) The real kick in the head was his response after
the host told him that "my board-op (me) is now opening up a vein behind the
glass." You know what he said ?????? I'll tell ya! He said that's what
the Cranes sound like. Like opening up a vein. I nearly fell out of my
chair! It felt like I got surprised in an ambush! To his credit, he did
mention the fact that they opened up for the Cure here in San Diego (a show
which I certainly enjoyed, even with the bad seat I had).

Well, I don't think the host agrees with that guest. See, I've since
being playing snippets of Cranes music as bumper music going back into the
program and she hasn't told me to stop. She digs the Cranes, just like I
do! Just like we all do!

Chris(TOPHER) :)

cshelton <>
San Diego, CA USA - Wednesday, May 21, 1997 at 03:44:01 (EDT)
i enjoy listening to the cranes anytime of the day. to me the Cranes music is ..... i don't know what to write i just really like the feel of the music.
tony <>
riverside, ca USA - Wednesday, May 21, 1997 at 00:20:06 (EDT)
First heard Cranes on Indie top 20 compilation. I now own every album save the first one. For those of you who are just starting to listen to them, I suggest you check out Wings of Joy. In my opinion, it's their best.
Taliesan <>
Toronto, ON Canada - Saturday, May 17, 1997 at 19:49:07 (EDT)
i got intro the cranes about 5 years ago when i saw them open for the cure.
they totally blew me away and i've been hooked ever since.
lilies is one of the best songs i've ever heard
i can't wait for more new albums and such

joshua mari <>
totowa, nj USA - Thursday, May 15, 1997 at 00:11:04 (EDT)
just got into the cranes last year. a friend got us to listen to forever and i loved it right off the bat. bought it a few months later, then got loved, then population four. i like the new album, though it lacks the abstraction i love so much in their music. angel bell and let go are my faves. still think loved is the best though

Jefferson City, MO USA - Sunday, May 11, 1997 at 12:23:49 (EDT)
hey people! to everyone who sees my lovely fiance jim shaw on the road in europe or elsewhere,
please compliment him on his lovely guitar strap!!! and tell him that you think tuuli rock.
there you go. and tell him that i miss him.

xxx j.
toronto, canada - Friday, May 09, 1997 at 03:07:35 (EDT)
i just love *population four*'s music is oh so sweet, just as cranes always have been, but now it has some nice poppy tunes on it which i just love...i just adore *breeze* and *can't get free*, but all the others are just as good...
i also think allison has a beautiful voice...

lucy <>
sudbury, canada - Thursday, May 08, 1997 at 20:20:13 (EDT)
hello- i absolutely love the cranes- they make such beautiful music. i have been listening to them since 1993, when i was 16. it was "forever" and i fell in love. unfortunately, i have nevr seen them live(being in wonderful happening florida). i like their new album, but it is kind of disappointing- too american sounding, y'know? but it is still good. my favorite albums are "forever" and "loved". alison wrote me a postcard and i thought that was so sweet and kind of her- they actually take the time to write back to their fans. well, that's all folks!

vanessa franco <>
orlando, fl USA - Thursday, May 08, 1997 at 15:03:43 (EDT)
just like milk,
or chocolate milk, MMMH

Philippe <>
the 3rd moon, po Chtalunga - Wednesday, May 07, 1997 at 21:32:46 (EDT)
I met you all in Dallas, it was so very great, hope you come back here again.

Kris Vincent <>
Denton, TX USA - Wednesday, May 07, 1997 at 19:34:57 (EDT)
YES.... I saw the Cranes on this monday in Hamburg... it was so great... I loved it, i think that everyone did because Alison ... must play again and again, it was brilliant...The concert was better then the last in the Markthalle in december 94 with the Pale Saints because the location was so personel.. Every time i listen to them, i can begin to dream... o.k. Hope to see them again...!! I LOVE FAR AWAY and this new song from the E.P. ..i don`t know the name. Ciao
Hamburg, Germany - Wednesday, May 07, 1997 at 03:17:51 (EDT)
Last Friday, my friend and I went to the Cranes concert in The Effenaar in Eindhoven, The
Netherlands! Wow! Alison was SO CUTE! That women has the most adorable voice I've ever
heard! I heard the 'Wings of Joy' album for the first time over a year ago. No hard to
imagine that I got addicted to their music. I think that 'Population Four' is rather
different from 'Wings of Joy', but nevertheless very good. Next time they visit The
Netherlands, I'll definitely go again.
Jorg Kennis <>
Eindhoven, Netherlands - Sunday, May 04, 1997 at 07:33:22 (EDT)
i got into cranes when a friend of mind was listenning to cranes i thought it was so cool the music was atmosphric and the voice of alison was so lovely. i think the coolest album was LOVED and FOREVER POPULATION 4 it's a brilliant record
rocky george <>
bellflower, ca USA - Sunday, May 04, 1997 at 02:36:50 (EDT)
mr. pink eyes <>
bellflower , ca USA - Saturday, May 03, 1997 at 05:38:54 (EDT)
I got into the cranes mainly because of the cure...I think the new album is brilliant..and I have every other release, except for "Self non Self." I saw the cranes in Atlanta..wonderful show..
Kelly Shrader <>
Stockbridge, GA USA - Friday, May 02, 1997 at 10:42:31 (EDT)
Just read Thomas N's review of the Union Chapel gig. Spot on mate! The review was
a damned good 'un, although how did he manage to miss the definitely accidental feedback?
Anyway, just to confirm two things: firstly, there WAS a nun walking around, but it was
a guy dressed as a Sister, something which Manu seemed to enjoy when he saw the dude backstage.
To quote, "At least ze man has ze rrright idea." (French accent attempted there!) Secondly,
Mum Shaw was CERTAINLY miffed about the smoking/drinking regulations. Who wouldn't be?
As an aside, what in the heck were those toilets about? I felt like I was at Glastonbury...
apart from the washbasins, of course. And the lack of a stench. Or overflowing toilets.
Or mad people with silly hats (Mark Francombe not included)...
Speaking of festivals, Manu was talking about doing some sort of Goth festival in Germany soon.
He don't like them thar Goths, though. He wishes everybody would just cheer up and buy some
coloured, honest! So if you're a lovely Goth chick and want to get into Manu's
pants, you're gonna have to liven it up a bit!!!
See y'all...
Alex <natch>
Reading, UK - Friday, May 02, 1997 at 05:25:04 (EDT)
I was first introduced to the Cranes by a friend of mine that used to DJ a goth/
industrial radio show; He had a copy of Forever that I listened to repeatedly.
"Far Away" is what hooked me at first; "Shining Road", "Reverie" and "Living and
Breathing" were what ended up entrancing me. The new album is beautiful, especially
"Angel Bell". I'm also a bit curious as to the story behind "Sixth of May" as it's
also my bithday. =) Great page for an amazing band...

skeinweaver <>
Savannah, GA USA - Thursday, May 01, 1997 at 09:03:14 (EDT)
Cranes Rule
Mark Illichmann <>
hayward, ca USA - Wednesday, April 30, 1997 at 19:17:09 (EDT)
I went to the Union Chapel gig in London last night...weird gig!
The place is, as the name suggests, a church, but no ordinary one.
The main hall is octagonal with a beautiful wooden joist ceiling. Very
atmospheric, especially since there was a carving on the pulpit behind
Alison which (in a certain light) took on the appearance of an alien's
head. Scary stuff, eh?
Anyway, the music was, of course, excellent, although there was a great
deal of feedback, most of it unintentional I presume.
Talking to Manu in the makeshift bar before the gig, it would appear that
he absolutely loved his tour of America, so all you Yanks can be proud. In
fact, he was talking about moving over there, perhaps getting himself an
American bride in order to get his Green Card (move over Gerard Depardieu!!).
Aren't the Cranes just the nicest bunch of folks? We've been to three gigs
since before Christmas, and even Ali's mum remembers us.
Keep up the good work, people. This stuff is nice to read...

Alex <natch>
Reading, UK - Wednesday, April 30, 1997 at 08:34:14 (EDT)
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