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I went to The Cure's 'Wish Tour' in Edinburgh being a big fan. I couldn't believe what was happening when The Cranes came on stage. It was one of the best nights of my life and it ended up with The Cranes now being my alltime favourite band.
If there are any big fans out there who would like to chat, please E-Mail me on firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yvonne McLellan <email@example.com>
Glasgow, Scotland - Tuesday, August 11, 1998 at 17:27:47 (PDT)
Congrats ! A very well done page!!
Greetings from Snoopy
Trip Scope <TRIP-SCOPE@END-WAR.COM>
HAMLIN, W GERMANY - Sunday, August 09, 1998 at 14:49:10 (PDT)
I just got into the Cranes. My boyfriend, (who's introduced me to almost everything I love now) showed me the Cranes and I have fallen in love once again with the mystical voice and sound. If you guys like the Cranes, you would love the band Slowdive, try the album Soviaki in case you already haven't. O have only discovered the double disc e.p. collection of Cranes but am looking forward to hearing more.
orlando, FL USA - Friday, August 07, 1998 at 08:07:01 (PDT)
I first heard of The Cranes in the spring of 1996 and I fell in love with Alison
Shaw's enchanting voice. There alternative/mystical sound they have developed
also added to the overall portrayal of the band. They have forever changed my
taste for music. Thanks..
Andre Rhoads <firstname.lastname@example.org>
North Bay, ON Canada - Thursday, August 06, 1998 at 14:24:20 (PDT)
Was attracted to the Cranes years ago (1990 I believe). I'm curious about lyrics, if there is a site out there with them I'd like to know.
B. LaCroix <email@example.com>
Miami, FL USA - Sunday, August 02, 1998 at 20:08:06 (PDT)
I first heard the Cranes off a tape my friend made for me. I loved them instantly! Alison's voice is so, for lack of a better word, 'immature' sounding, and haunting. Also, I love the effect on the guitar... I've got Wings of Joy and Loved, and love both of them...
TX USA - Wednesday, July 29, 1998 at 16:40:23 (PDT)
I just discovered the band a few weeks ago (the album forever),
and it's a great album. What a voice has Alison..
But now I want to know a few things:
When did they start?
Howmany albums have they made?
Please, send me some information...
Greatings from Ronald, also a Lou Reed fan
Ronald Veenhuis <J.R.Veenhuis>
Groningen, Holland - Monday, July 27, 1998 at 22:47:26 (PDT)
Cranes Fans are.... Cranes Fans.....
But Cranes are CRANES
no more stupities to add... well, no... nothing more, I might be tired
'Anywhere Out Of the World' - Monday, July 20, 1998 at 15:24:03 (PDT)
Probably the only Austrian who loves THE CRANES. Saw them for the first time around 1993. The booed them nearly of the stage but I was falling for their music.
The craziest thing I ever did to see them, was driving 12 hours by car to see them in Holland for 45 Minutes on stage.
Would love to hear more from every Cranes Fan around the world.
Auckland, NZ - Thursday, July 16, 1998 at 21:16:01 (PDT)
alright...who was the really cute guy wearing the pop4 t-shirt on july 6/98?
...you were walking Burnhamthorp Rd @ around 9:00pm ;)
g2star, - Tuesday, July 07, 1998 at 20:33:19 (PDT)
::::I agree. GO CRANES GO!
(BTW. That scary story about driving around in a black truck looking for Jim's drunken ass reminds me of some my college dazes...)
johnny space echo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Shwa, ON CANADA - Monday, July 06, 1998 at 16:54:09 (PDT)
Hey, just don't worry, Cranes are gonna win the World Cup!
France - Monday, July 06, 1998 at 14:49:33 (PDT)
Just pointing out that Holland's gotten quite far although their matches are piles of steamy cak.
Netherlands- Sunday, July 05, 1998 at 14:37:43 (PDT)
Alright...I'm eating humble pie *pout*
I retract the previous statement about Italy winning
the 'ALMIGHTY CUP' :(
T.O., Canada - Friday, July 03, 1998 at 19:02:47 (PDT)
I first got into the Cranes when they opened up for the Cure. Ever since then I have been mesmerized by the haunting, melancholy sound. I have seen them play at the Whisky in Los Angeles and at the Roxy--and I'm never disappointed.
Panorama City, CA USA - Friday, July 03, 1998 at 14:31:01 (PDT)
I'm shocked. Never heard you before. You are really great. Waiting for comming to Lithuania! Good luck!
Vilnius, Lithuania - Thursday, July 02, 1998 at 14:03:37 (PDT)
Seems you've got one more person to thank for your Magnetism :) Certain guy who's name starts with an M, not living anywhere near any elkhounds though!
- Thursday, July 02, 1998 at 11:31:00 (PDT)
Spooky stuff Richard van Camp (below). Last time I WAS driving with strangers in a black truck and looking for a body I was touring with the Cranes and we eventually found Jim face down in a pool of his own vomit writing a novel called 'What's the most horrible thing you know about Hangovers"
T.M.D. (highly ferrous) <see below>
Pompey innit, UK - Wednesday, July 01, 1998 at 15:00:35 (PDT)
Good lord is that the time already? So I bet everybody is feeling really smug that those spawny git Argentinians have shafted us up the back passage once more. Still at least there wasn't any 'handball goals' this time. God I hate football. So lets all look forward to the new Cranes album (and you just know there's going to be one don't you, what else are they going to do?) being a concept album this time based on how crap England are at footie. Ali is a bit of a fan I hear. Anyone for tennis - hell the T.V. is so arse here at the moment, no wonder I don't watch it.
The Magnet (reputedly, thanks Paul & Val) <'Yourinsulthereemail@example.com>
Portsmouth, UK - Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 17:36:39 (PDT)
Hiya Rita! Haven't been spending much time in the chat, but mail me if you'd like to stay in touch! Seeya and take care!
- Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 16:01:24 (PDT)
I wish to say anytime I listen to the Cranes I feel as though I am driving with strangers in a black truck looking for a body. I love it. I wrote my first novel "The Lesser Blessed" while listening to the Cranes, the Cure, the Cocteau Twins, The Sisters of Mercy, Slowdive and My Bloody Valentine. I love anything they do. I also love this website. I would love to send The Cranes a copy of my novel but where and how? I wish to end by saying they are so important and, obviously, have touched so many people. Beautiful art endures and they have touched the deepest part of me. I have gone on to write two children's books: "A Man Called Raven" and "What's the Most Beautiful Thing You Know About Horses?" I would love, come to think of it, to send the band copies of them too. They are gorgeous! I am haunted by the Cranes. I love it!
Richard Van Camp
Richard Van Camp <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Bella Bella, BC Canada - Tuesday, June 30, 1998 at 16:00:01 (PDT)
I would really like to have some Cranes videos
so if anyone reads this and knows how to help with this, please email
me at email@example.com I'd be most appreciatve.
Gainesville, fl USA - Monday, June 29, 1998 at 07:16:32 (PDT)
"There's no earthly way of knowing
Which direction they are going!
There's no knowing where they are rowing,
Or which way the river's flowing!
Not a speck of light is showing,
So the danger must be growing,
For the rowers keep on rowing,
And they're certainly not showing
Any signs that they are slowing..." Roald Dahl
I thought it was the most appropriate line for what seems to be a strong concern for what
Cranes are up to. Don't worry... They'll beeeee Baaaaack :)
P.S. Hi to all my freaky-cranes-conspirators (Mike, Pabby, M, JM, Rosario, Jolie, Ceddy,
Jonny, Barbara, Anne, Ceri, Brian, Luis (are you alive?), Sabine, Kracker, Mark (are you
alive???)...I know I'm forgetting the others. So I'll just say "How do you do? And how do
you do? And how do you do again!"
Life gets so complicated when you're trying
to work on an M.A. in film theory :(
Hope to stop by in the chat soon
P.S. you all know Italia's gonna win the World Cup :)
Toronto, Canada - Sunday, June 28, 1998 at 16:39:22 (PDT)
You know ,,, I do really like the sound of this band,
since the first time I saw them here in Mexico,
when they open the Cure concert, wow !!! they're the best ...
So, since the first time i got into internet,
my first word to search was CRANES ,,,,
Daniel E. Leija Oviedo <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Monterrey, NL Mexico - Friday, June 26, 1998 at 17:34:22 (PDT)
Um, I really miss all the people I used to chat to in here, eden, anders, m, arf, val, Jolie ( I still have the christmas card you sent me), jade, sj, w, R! to name but a few ... if I have missed any out then I am truly sorry ... but my plea is this, if the ones i have (or haven't) mentioned, the ones i haven't heard from in ages , happen to pass by and read this ... drop me an e-mail . please!
UK - Friday, June 26, 1998 at 08:25:49 (PDT)
Hey it's me again. I have another story. There was this zine fair in Toronto, see, called Canzine. So as i was making my rounds, looking at all the shitty zines on stupid indie bands, i happened to trade with this girl who had a passionate hatred for Morrissey. Anyway, she looked at my zine and came across a page where i had mentioned seeing cranes on the pop4 tour and she approached me asking, "How was it? I was away and missed it." Of course, I went right up to her and cried, "IT WAS FUCKING GREAT!". She drew back in fear at that exclaim, with a look of terror on her face. Later, she took a look at other bands i mentioned that i was into at that time and she proceeded to tell me off vehemently. Luckily, i didn't really like Morrissey. Now, we're friends. Ah, a friendship born from a mutual taste for Cranes, now isn't that touching?
Toronto, babe!, Canada - Thursday, June 25, 1998 at 18:25:05 (PDT)
(In Toronto) I have been told that many Cranes fans are from here. The only thing I remember from the one time i saw you was that i made a conclusion to myself: "Holy shit, Cranes must be the greatest performers." And it was strange because I usually find a lot of concerts dull and lacking. Well, the reason for my words here is because I've just come to another conclusion: I really want to see you Cranes in concert again. Please come to Toronto.
Toronto, Canada - Wednesday, June 24, 1998 at 18:06:20 (PDT)
oh, jesus! the cranes are ideally music at it's finest. I want to own everything they've recorded and would maybe like to chat with them sometime. Been a fan for 7 years. have never physically met anybody who feels the same way, and I wish I could make friends with like tastes iun music. Alison's voice is so sweet and angelic. My church is the cd player, and the cranes are God.
gresham, or USA - Wednesday, June 24, 1998 at 00:50:06 (EDT)
I really want to see Cranes live so would you please do a North American tour soon and come to Florida?
Preferably Gainesville, Florida. That would be a dream.
Gainesville, FL USA - Tuesday, June 23, 1998 at 22:03:41 (PDT)
I just wanted to mention that we are using the Cranes "Watersong" from Wings of Joy as
the bridal processional for our wedding, and may also use a Cranes song for the lighting
of the unity candle during the ceremony. I can't think of more beautiful music, or music
that means more to me.
Rachel and Jeremy
Asheville, Nc USA - Sunday, June 21, 1998 at 21:58:33 (EDT)
Um, beg your pardon, Cranes, but Canada loves you too, and ALSO needs you to bring some lovin' our way. . .just LOOK at all the letters from Toronto, etc. Of course, JeNn and I would come to the U.S. to find you as well; surely a North American tour cannot be far behind the European, huh? huh?
It's ok. We'll wait. Don't do anything that isn't meant to happen until it is, 'cause if you can't enjoy it then, well. . .
thanks so much. hugs and kisses from JeNn and I to all of you.
Waterloo, ON Canada - Sunday, June 21, 1998 at 17:46:52 (EDT)
To Devana, (below)
We do read these messages from time to time.
Thanks for coming to the show.
We loved Sweden and would love to come back....
Portsmouth, UK - Saturday, June 20, 1998 at 07:38:52 (EDT)
Greetings to you all, though i don't really think you're reading this yourselves.
I just wanted to say that you have been (you still are) a fantastic inspiration to me making music myself. Keep up the good work! Please be welcome to visit Sweden again on tour, we loved you.
Best of wishes/ Devana
Devana Gunnarsdotter <email@example.com>
Uppsala, Sweden - Saturday, June 20, 1998 at 07:24:14 (EDT)
i just wonder what les cranes have in mind for the not too distant future.
perhaps some interesing side projects (even non musical)...
guess i can't say much more.
Mark F., did you find the job you were looking for?
San Antonio, TX UnitedSlugsAssociation - Friday, June 19, 1998 at 00:21:23 (EDT)
Okay, can I just say:
Phenomaenol!!!! (and my spelling is skewed but we get the picture)
Every album I've heard, every song, every piece of the giant Cranes puzzle
is such a pleasure, a black background, electric blue shimmer pleasure.
Was first introduced when I heard "Jewel" on the radio and now, to me,
the song is classic, especially the Robert Smith remix of such...
What can I say.
FYI: The Hope Blister (This Mortal Coil) covers "Sweet Unknown" it's pretty good
look for it.
PJ Supra Delux 'Mallow Bean <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Amherst, MA USA - Tuesday, June 16, 1998 at 12:26:26 (EDT)
The answers to the questions below are :
No & No.
UK - Monday, June 15, 1998 at 19:45:31 (EDT)
Does anyone have information on the new album, and label?
Are the cranes ever going to recieve money for the double disk
put out by the old label Dedicated?
I haven't heard much in a while.
houston, tx USA - Monday, June 15, 1998 at 16:53:10 (EDT)
hey, i havent heard much for ages,
anyone know whats the latest with the Cranes?
also, i tried subscribing to the Cranes mailing list, and it keeps failing.
"..One or more addresses in your message have failed with the following
responses from the mail transport system:
Not a public list..."
is the mailing list still going?
London, UK - Sunday, June 07, 1998 at 21:51:07 (EDT)
Fist heard the Inescapable single in 1990, tried hard to get to the Cranes gig at Glasgow's
King Tut's Wah Wah hut, but couldn't manage it. Saw them first at the Uni of the west of
England, Bristol (formerly Bristol Poly) in 1991. The best gig that the uni. had ever had!
Even managed to get to chat with the band after the gig, probably with little tact not knowing
when to leave. Saw them again later in 1991 at the Riverside, Newcastle supported by Moonshake (also
One of the most original bands around I feel. Who needs anything the Gallaghers can offer anyway?
Jon Powell <email@example.com>
Edinburgh, Scotland - Saturday, June 06, 1998 at 06:12:00 (EDT)
Magnetism is a state of mind, just like reality which some people, sadly,
have no grip on whatsoever so they join a rock and roll band.
There is no breath like that of the dark and the dog.
THE Real 'Dogbreath' <Realdog@noiseboys.demon.co.uk>
cricklesea-under-batterwood, UK - Thursday, June 04, 1998 at 13:28:50 (EDT)
T.M.D is the MAGNET
USA - Monday, June 01, 1998 at 13:42:19 (EDT)
hi there! probably i'm the only one from turkey here!!! :)
i first heard Alisons' voice on shining road like few years ago and it was soo magical
since then cranes is one of my favorite bands and about their last cd... it doesn't really sound like cranes somtimes some song are too happy but anyway they are all great !
if anyone wants to write me just go on, i'll write back for sure.
by the way if you like cranes as much as i do check out tindersticks!! Brilliant as cranes...
ozgur calli <firstname.lastname@example.org>
izmir, tr turkey - Monday, June 01, 1998 at 04:42:08 (EDT)