why so many references/nods to Cohen?

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I've pondered this ever since unsuccessfully nicking 'new skins for the old ceremony' and having to dash through the streets of York in '86...what does Eldritch value in the songs of Leonard Cohen?

I can only conclude that he(Cohen) was a vocal model who speaks as much as singing on his records.

Maybe there are things I'm not aware of...
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Seeing what artists Andrew names as favourites Cohen shows up rather often. Probably that's why. Furthermore, Cohen is an excelent musician and lyricist, so there surely will be enough lyrical gems to quote from.
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eotunun wrote:Seeing what artists Andrew names as favourites Cohen shows up rather often. Probably that's why. Furthermore, Cohen is an excelent musician and lyricist, so there surely will be enough lyrical gems to quote from.
Like the band name "Sisters of Mercy", the album title "Some Girls Wander by Mistake" etc.
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To begin with. Yepp.
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Sorry for stating the obvious, it was very late...
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So Long Marianne ~~ Marian
Susanne ~~ We are the Same Suzanne
Birds on the Wire ~~ On The wire

The Band name, some girls wander by mistake, the Teachers cover and etc etc

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I think Cohen is one of a very small number of songwriters :von: genuinely admires.
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