and the soprano voice of Liz Frazer, so far away between Oceans and Heaven. They have such a powerful presence about them that is rarely duplicated any where else. The Tube was a United Kingdom music television programme, which ran for five series, from 5 November 1982 to 26 April 1987. , 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. This was the first 4AD album to be pressed in the Compact Disc (CD) format. The supporting presenters took turns to co-present. Pitchfork. 5-Mar 2018. Sunderland band The Toy Dolls were the first band to play live on The Tube. The show was directed by Gavin Taylor; Geoff Wonfor directed some of the insert videos along with other staff programme director of Tyne Tees Television Martin Cairns. Everyone – the likes of Miles Davis, Paul McCartney – who came up for The Tube will have sat in that pub. 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. 17-Jan 2018. , Many stars drank in the neighbouring pub The Egypt Cottage, using it as a green room. In 2005 Tyne Tees Television moved from its City Road complex on Newcastle Quayside. 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. 3:05. Studio 5 was also used to produce a spin-off show called TX45. 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. Fraser and Guthrie’s recording of Tim Buckley’s ‘Song To The Siren’, which helped launch Ivo‘s This Mortal Coil project (it stayed in the UK independent singles charts for almost a year), was also magicked up on the spot. 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. “Cocteau Twins Announce Treasure and Head Over Heels Reissues”.  Presenters Konnie Huq, Alex James and Tony Wilson hosted the main show (The Tube) and filler show (Mind The Gap). Cocteau Twins performing Pink Orange Red on The Tube in 1985. The Tube was a United Kingdom music television programme, which ran for five series, from 5 November 1982 to 26 April 1987. Lyrics. This show ran for two series hosted by Chris Cowey and produced by Jeff Brown and featured local bands such as The Kane Gang, Caught in the Act, Secret Sam, She and President. 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. , Learn how and when to remove this template message, "Jools Holland and landowner clash over future of pub that hosted The Tube stars", "Newcastle, City Road, Egypt Cottage Public House | sitelines.newcastle.gov.uk", "Look at me - I'm really embarrassed | Books", "In brief: Muzu TV adds to online content", ":: U2 Discography - The Very Best of the Tube Album / Various", Interview with Alex James, presenter of the New 2006 Tube, current details for Gary James, co-presenter of first three series and first two specials of, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Tube_(TV_series)&oldid=988731881, Pages containing links to subscription-only content, Articles needing additional references from April 2013, All articles needing additional references, Articles with unsourced statements from December 2013, All articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases, Articles with specifically marked weasel-worded phrases from December 2013, Articles needing additional references from July 2019, Wikipedia external links cleanup from April 2013, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 14 November 2020, at 22:51. 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. 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. Cocteau Twins were a Scottish rock band active from 1979 to 1997. It's amazing how one band can evoke such strong emotions and cause me to feel such a connection with them. For years journalists, fans, and even record labels tried desperately to decipher what Elizabeth Fraser might have been singing. 16-Apr 2016. Ian Chaddock. 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. , Between 1986–87, the series had a summer replacement named Wired which lasted two series. Cocteau Twins CAROPASK; 163 videos; 3,074 views; Last updated on Nov 7, 2019 \o/ Play all Share. In July 2008 ITN (rights holder for The Tube) signed a deal with MUZU TV to make The Tube available online.  A further series was never commissioned. " The pub was demolished in 2009. During this section Yates would become known for conducting rather flirtatious interviews: in 1985, for example, she prompted Sting to remove his trousers. close to the show had said that Holland's swearing was seen as a convenient way of ending the show.  They cited as reasons for doing so a mixture of internal bickering, political pressure and "stifling bureaucracy and heavy-handed moralism". From the haunting vocals to the amazing band members who play their instruments with precision and talent. Jazz Monroe. The first dream pop music. With Victorialand, Cocteau Twins creates a unique sound, often copied never equaled, with Robin Guthrie's cristalin guitar (what a splendor !)  Some people[who?] 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. ; It was the first Cocteau Twins album to be released domestically in the USA. One extraordinary facet of Head Over Heels was how every track had been written in the studio. The brand name was relaunched by Channel 4 as an online radio station in November 2006. The Tube was a showcase for many emerging 1980s bands. This ground breaking broadcast was, at the time, the longest continuous live music show in television history and received much critical and technical acclaim. The show usually featured four or five band appearances per week, with one main extended session to close. The Tube was an important outlet for the performers. The Cocteau Twins are flawless. Many other specials were made, including one for the eve of the millennium. Louder Than War. Cocteau Twins were a Scottish rock band active from 1979 to 1997. “National Treasure”. The show was also fortunate to persuade Ringo Starr to give one of the first post-Beatles interviews in an extended article on his work with Marc Bolan and T. Rex, filmed at his then (and previously John Lennon's) house, Tittenhurst Park. “Cocteau Twins: Treasure”.  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. Cocteau Twins Treasure (4AD, 1984) Listen / Buy. A video clip of them performing it is available. The programme would start with a 45-minute magazine section consisting of interviews, fashion items and comedy appearances by a wide range of alternative artistes such as Frank Sidebottom, Vic Reeves (before his association with Bob Mortimer), Foffo Spearjig and even French & Saunders. The Quietus. In truth, the viewing figures for the series had dropped significantly, and the original format had been watered down.