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Ryan
11-26-2011, 09:28 PM
Here's Robert getting kissed (at the end of the video) from last night's Reflections show in NY:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2w8vhe_LiuQ

Ryan
11-26-2011, 11:16 PM
The just played "Do The Hansa"! Totally unexpected.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvcIKDV-S_8

Ryan
12-02-2011, 11:03 PM
Bestival Live 2011 2-disc CD is now on TPB.

DS23
12-03-2011, 12:07 AM
I finished Dling the 11/25 NY show earlier today from dime. Love these guys to the point where they were quoted on our wedding invitations a few years ago. Any word on when the hell part two of the 4:13 Dream sessions is surfacing?

Jinsai
12-03-2011, 12:27 AM
I went to the second show in LA. was pretty epic.

Piko
12-03-2011, 01:10 AM
I finished Dling the 11/25 NY show earlier today from dime. Love these guys to the point where they were quoted on our wedding invitations a few years ago. Any word on when the hell part two of the 4:13 Dream sessions is surfacing?

At this point, I just hope it sees the light of day and not the vault.

jrdsctt
12-03-2011, 07:48 PM
Love love love this band.

halo33
12-05-2011, 06:26 PM
"Reflections" was great. even Jason sounded better than usual. (hate when he slows down the faster, earlier material) I almost lost it during "Funeral Party"..

mostlymad
12-06-2011, 03:39 AM
I read way too many Cure articles, but somewhere in all the Reflections talk RS mentioned that the darker second half of 4:13 was *probably* getting shelved for now. Let the groans commence, as this probably means it's getting vaulted.

frankie teardrop
12-06-2011, 11:41 AM
i was at the first of the three NYC gigs, and it was spectacular. they knocked it out of the park!

that guy who kissed robert is a friend of mine. robert seemed rather into it!

Wretchedest
12-06-2011, 11:50 AM
I just got really into "Disintegration" for a little bit this summer. Sad i missed em

piggy
12-07-2011, 08:38 PM
So maybe we'll get that Wish reissue next year, huh? I'm getting excited thinking about it since that is my favorite Cure album. I think it would also be pretty cool to do a tour with part of the setlist being Wish in its entirety.

thevoid99
12-07-2011, 11:36 PM
I really hope they do the deluxe reissues for Wish, Wild Mood Swings (though it's my least favorite Cure album), and Bloodflowers just to complete the deluxe/remastered sets.

DS23
12-08-2011, 04:30 AM
I read way too many Cure articles, but somewhere in all the Reflections talk RS mentioned that the darker second half of 4:13 was *probably* getting shelved for now. Let the groans commence, as this probably means it's getting vaulted.Fuckin' Boo-urns, man.

Piko
12-08-2011, 09:18 AM
Love love love this band.


I really hope they do the deluxe reissues for Wish, Wild Mood Swings (though it's my least favorite Cure album), and Bloodflowers just to complete the deluxe/remastered sets.

Probably will eventually. Wish would be amazing to hear remastered. May skip WMS. Bloodflowers doesn't really need it, but the extras might be a nice bonus.

frankie teardrop
12-08-2011, 11:04 AM
if anything, it would be nice to have all the lost wishes and other instrumental outtakes from the era (svvy, heart attack, etc) without cassette hiss. seems like a no-brainer for the second disc of wish.

Prettybrokenspiral
12-09-2011, 07:19 PM
They used to be my favourite band in the world, up until 2005

then Robert turned into a pretentious twat and I got bored with them. Can't even listen to their last album, it's so bad

I pre-ordered the Bestial live thing off amazon and it should be here monday, so we'll see

frankie teardrop
12-13-2011, 01:21 PM
a million times better than the version that made it on the LP:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0akIgJxehSI

Ryan
12-17-2011, 05:42 PM
Wednesday, December 14, 2011 'Apart' remix for Underworld 4 soundtrack (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com/2011/11/apart-remix-for-underworld-4-soundtrack.html)
Danny Lohner is working on a remix of 'Apart' for the 'Underworld 4 Awakening' (http://www.entertheunderworld.com/) movie soundtrack (http://www.amazon.com/Underworld-Awakening-Various-Artists/dp/B006H3MJ1M/ref=sr_1_11?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1323845778&sr=1-11):

dannylohner (https://twitter.com/#%21/dannylohner) - i still can't get over the fact that when i solo the vocal channel- i hear Robert Smith serenading me a capella?! #Underworld4 (https://twitter.com/#%21/search?q=%23Underworld4)-ApartRemix
(Thanks J.)

As you might remember (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com/2009/01/uts-remix.html), The Cure also appeared on the Underworld: Rise of the Lycans soundtrack, with 'Underneath the Stars (Renholder remix)'.

Update (12-14): dannylohner (https://twitter.com/#%21/dannylohner) - 2nd b-day spent remixing THE CURE! i remxd UnderneathTheStars 4the last Underworld sndtrk w @millajovovich (https://twitter.com/#%21/millajovovich) @mjkeenan (https://twitter.com/#%21/mjkeenan) tinyurl.com/76oqm2p (http://t.co/RkvNqlN8) ;)

Ryan
12-17-2011, 05:43 PM
'Wish' Deluxe CD in 2012 & new album? (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com/2011/12/wish-deluxe-cd-in-2012.html)
Along with the news of the Secret 7" art competition, there was this included in the bio at the Talenthouse website (http://www.talenthouse.com/design-for-the-cure-secret-7?THSessionId=ll0lj61prdt7j5pg6qi6m8pfg2):
"The Cure have been re-issuing re-mastered versions of their early albums since 2003, with 1992's 'Wish' (the album that carries the single 'Friday I'm In Love') scheduled for the 'deluxe re-release' treatment in 2012....The band are currently working on a new studio album"

Hope this is accurate, and part of what Robert was alluding to as "STUFF BUBBLING AWAY IN THE BASEMENT".

Update (12-15): Have been told that this news was provided to Talenthouse by an official band source. (Thanks Joerg)


>>


Thursday, December 15, 2011 New version of Friday for Secret 7"? (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com/2011/12/new-version-of-friday-for-secret-7.html)
"Larry The Duck (DJ on Sirius/XM) just reported that as part of the Wish re-issue, Friday I'm in Love is being re-recorded for a 7" release for Record Store Day next April." (Thanks Brian)

Goes without saying that this is in no way official or confirmed until it's on the official site, and could be a misunderstanding on Larry's part. We do know that Friday will be getting released as part of the Secret 7" Record Store Day 2012 event (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com/2011/12/design-artwork-for-cure.html), and that 'Wish' Deluxe is scheduled for release in 2012 (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com/2011/12/wish-deluxe-cd-in-2012.html), but there has been no official word (http://www.thecure.com/blog/default.aspx?nid=37451) on a re-recording of Friday.

Piko
12-17-2011, 05:57 PM
Of all songs to remake, it has to be that one... Friday I'm In Love and Mint Car are tthe worst songs they have ever done. And Wild Mood Swings had a lot of stinkers.

frankie teardrop
12-19-2011, 01:32 PM
but a lot of gems too! want, this is a lie, jupiter crash, bare, etc. and the b-sides easily fit in that same vein (and should have been included over the lighter, forgettable stuff).

also, just scored this 12'' in a local record shop:

http://mclub.com.ua/images/alb/cover620_118618.jpg

pretty darn rare, from what i understand...but also pretty darn sexy!

Piko
12-19-2011, 04:08 PM
The b-sides were definitely better. It had good songs, but Strange Attraction, Mint Car were trash. The goofy ones pretty much.

thevoid99
12-19-2011, 11:27 PM
I agree, the B-sides from the singles for Wild Mood Swing were much better than a lot of the tracks on that album.

jmtd
12-21-2011, 05:36 AM
a million times better than the version that made it on the LP

Thanks for sharing: interesting mix, enjoyable - but I beg to differ about it being the best. I have a lot of time for the LP version of that song.

Edit: no wait, I'm getting mixed up with another. Yeah WTF happened to that song?

TR finally gives some Cure love:

@trent_reznor: The Cure continue to impress. Love those guys. (https://twitter.com/#!/trent_reznor/status/138854989765423104)

mostlymad
12-21-2011, 04:21 PM
The b-sides were always the gems. I was one of the voices begging for what eventually became Join the Dots, and that always will top my list of favorite releases of all time. Sometimes I just listen and wonder wth they were thinking to hide things like "This Twilight Garden" and "A Foolish Arrangement" and "Adonais." Such a shame to have to hunt for those songs.

jmtd
12-22-2011, 04:29 AM
The b-sides were always the gems. I was one of the voices begging for what eventually became Join the Dots, and that always will top my list of favorite releases of all time. Sometimes I just listen and wonder wth they were thinking to hide things like "This Twilight Garden" and "A Foolish Arrangement" and "Adonais." Such a shame to have to hunt for those songs.

Couldn't agree more.

My first introduction to the Cure ended up being a lot of the rare songs on Join the Dots, due to a fluke of circumstance. In 2002 AudioGalaxy was all the rage post-napster, and I wanted to know what the Cure were all about, so I went through and clicked on every Cure song in the first few pages of search results. Of course, just about all the well known songs, album tracks etc. were screened out, so what was left was Adonais, Mr Pink Foot, Just one Kiss, A Man Inside My Mouth, etc.

Oh and Burn, Dredd Song, Ocean - those in particular stand out to me.

Ryan
02-06-2012, 06:34 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WXplp4EcT6c

frankie teardrop
02-06-2012, 10:59 AM
a nice new treat from robert smith, due out this august:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1ySA8TqExU

i think this rip comes from a bbc broadcast performance, but it sure is nice. in the same vein as the 'pirate ships' outtake from disintegration era...

xmd 5a
02-08-2012, 08:09 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnVldyHRcjU

Possibly the greatest video ever committed to YT.

frankie teardrop
02-09-2012, 10:57 AM
that's the version from show! fucking epic.

jmtd
02-16-2012, 04:19 AM
I was listening to the "pictures of you" extended remix and pondering on the mixing/mastering of Disintegration. I'm no expert but I feel the original album was a bit 'indistinct' and the single mixes of PoY and FS in particular are much better. I don't think the deluxe edition remaster did much to cure it. It's a bit of a shame they didn't collect together the single mixes on that reissue.

Does anyone agree?

Can anyone with an ounce more musical nouse than myself comment on the mixing/mastering of Disintegration? Is there any scope for improvement (without access to the masters)?

(Let's not even get into Entreat.)

Ryan
03-16-2012, 08:09 PM
http://www.nme.com/news/the-cure/62660

The Cure (http://www.nme.com/artists/the-cure)'s Robert Smith has said the band feel as if they are coming "full circle" by headlining this year's Reading and Leeds Festival, despite having no new album to promote.

The band, who released their last album '4:13 Dream' in 2008, do not currently have a record contract, and Smith says they have no plans to record any new material. However, he said he'd be keen to re-release '4:13 Dream' as a double album after being dissuaded by the "fucking idiots who were around me" at the time of its original release.

Speaking in an exclusive interview with NME which you can read in this week's issue (http://www.nme.com/magazine), Smith drew parallels with the last time the band played at the festival in 1979, which in those days was a one-legged event held only at the Reading site. He explained: "It's almost like we’ve gone full circle and we’re back to the point where we’re playing Reading Festival and I'm doing it solely because I want it to be a good day."

Smith continued:


I can't see our career arc any more. I've got absolutely no idea. We haven't signed to anyone since the last album came out and the contract was up. I'm not even signed as a writer. To be really honest, if we're gonna do something it has to be really good.
http://static.nme.com/images/article/TheCureTC170111.jpgTo read the full interview with Smith, where he discusses the possibility of playing guest spots with other bands at Reading and Leeds and recalls their 1979 appearance at the festival, pick up the latest issue of NME (http://www.nme.com/magazine), which is on UK newsstands and available digitally (http://gb.zinio.com/browse/publications/single-issues.jsp?productId=67156525&rf=tx-ipc-180510&pss=1) now.

Ryan
03-16-2012, 08:15 PM
http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2012/03/robert-interview-in-new-nme.html

Preview of the article here (http://www.nme.com/blog/index.php?blog=8&p=12000&title=world_exclusive_interview_with_robert_sm_17&more=1&c=1). (Thanks ADM, Barry, John)
Buy a digital copy here (http://gb.zinio.com/browse/issues/index.jsp;jsessionid=59AE69D1AC4C28D47FEE3911E2C1E B09.prd-main-news12?skuId=416214722&pss=1). 1.75 and available now.
Excerpts at NME (http://www.nme.com/news/the-cure/62660) - "The band, who released their last album '4:13 Dream' in 2008, do not currently have a record contract, and Smith says they have no plans to record any new material. "

I've transcribed all of Robert's answers from the article:

- Robert confirms that there will be a 'Wish' deluxe CD release this year

- Robert confirms that the band are without a record contract at this time, and that he isn't even signed as a writer.
"We've been going for so long that I don't feel that urge to 'capitalise' on everything all the time. I mean we're headlining pretty much every major European festival and we won't have anything released. Anyone else would be tearing their hair out. They'll be like, 'You're idiots!' and perhaps we are. It's almost like we've gone full circle and we're back to the point where we're playing Reading Festival and I'm doing it solely because I want it to be a good day. Leeds too of course. I can't see our career arc anymore. I've got absolutely no idea. We haven't signed to anyone since the last record came out and the contract was up. I'm not even signed as a writer. To be really honest, if we're going to do something it has to really good. That sort of goes without saying, but our quality control is very high, and if I don't think that what we're doing is good enough then there's no point in putting it out. Why should I?"

- Robert regrets not making 4:13 the double album he intended, but was "worn down by the fucking idiots around me at the time".
"I shouldn't have. I should have stuck to my guns, released a double, it would have sold the same, and it would not make any difference to anyone except it would have been a better piece of art. Whenever I go back to them I'm missing something. And what I'm missing is some of the songs from '4:13 Dream', because 4 of the songs on that album were supposed to be on this album, and 4 of the ones on this unreleased one are supposed to be on that."

- He has 12 tracks, including instrumentals, that he wants to release, but only as part of a double 4:13 album.
"I'd love to resequence it and bring it out as a double album, and remix '4:13 Dream' and charge a single CD price so that no-one's being ripped off, and then you can hear it as it was supposed to be."
"And on top of all that, The group who made it doesn't exist anymore."

- He's excited by the new songs the current stripped-back band are playing.

- This is the NME writer, Hamish MacBain, speaking, not Robert: "So without a label, or any suitable outlet for songs recorded that they feel they cannot move on from without releasing, The Cure in recorded guise are, to an extent, in limbo. Thus Robert's recent output has been restricted to select guest spots."

- He has 2 more collaborations with "dance acts" that should be out at the end of May, but doesn't name them because "it's their thing and I don't want to spoil it."

- He is open to doing 'Not In Love' with Crystal Castles at Reading/Leeds. Didn't want it to be a distraction for himself at Bestival.
"I watched them do that song at Bestival from the side of the stage, and there were many raised eyebrows and back-and-forth meaningful looks. But I resisted the temptation to burst onstage and do a guest spot. I suppose I was very aware that it was our first big festival for a while and I wanted to feel right and ready for it. I'd only turned up an hour before, and I thought, 'If I go on now and make a mess of it, it's going to upset me for the rest of the day.' But I'll be a bit more in the swing of things by then, so I might do. There's a few people, actually, that it would be interesting to do something with. Maybe between now and then I might arrange a few things."

- Robert on doing so many guest spots lately: "I did stop and think to myself recently, 'I've gotta stop doing this', because otherwise that's what I'll be doing for the rest of my career: just doing guest spots on other people's stuff"

- Robert on trying to enjoy other bands at the festivals: "Sometimes it's a bit difficult, because you find people in front are watching you as you're trying to watch the stage."

- Sounds like we can expect a Bestival type set this Summer.
"We concentrated a lot on the more well-known songs and we went down well. There have been times when I've just played whatever I wanted to play and I have had absolutely no regard for the audience, whereas now I kind of consider that I'm part of an event. I'm aware that we're playing probably to a lot of people who would otherwise not come and see The Cure. We're part of the weekend. So it's kind of dumb really not to try and play tracks that are your most accessible songs."

- Robert on the criticism he took over his "No free music" post: "I was vilified by a lot of the mainstream media - particularly online where there's a vested interest - who tried to turn it into like, ' Oh, I don't wanna give stuff away for free because I wanna make money out of it,' which is totally at odds with what we do because we often release stuff that's entirely for charity. We have no interest in making money out of everything we do, we never have. My point is it devalues the art and I hold by it. To me it's worth something. I'm happy to pay for PJ Harvey's new album. And I think anyone should be because it brings me hours of entertainment and pleasure, so why should it be the one area of life where it's free? It doesn't make any sense to me."

- Robert on the sort of new guard/old guard mentality that might exist now like it did with The Cure and Robert Palmer in 1981: "The point is: we don't occupy the same position at all. Although we're now considered an 'older band', I don't think there are many younger bands who don't have some kind of respect or admiration for what we've done, and what we still do. I think that's the difference. We're not seen as having followed some well-laid path to success. In fact, in a lot of instances, we've actually pushed things forward, and allowed bands to come up behind us. We've changed the landscape a little bit in some ways. That old guard we were up against in the late-70s, they were seen as an industry. And that industry is still there, but the fact is that it's represented just as much by younger artists. There are a number of younger acts I could name who are equally as offensive as we found Robert Palmer at the time. Who just represent 'music as business'. And that goes back to why we're doing this. I want to be part of the experience when we play, not just some performer selling my wares to people."

- Robert on fighting his "Own personal battle, trying to keep what we do as something that's pure", with regard to branding and sponsorship: "I am aware of how grotesquely out of touch I am, but I'm willfully out of touch with the modern world. It's very difficult for me to convince a younger generation that it's wrong to sell things, to use music for adverts. I realise I'm in a fading minority of people who find it objectionable. And that's just because I can remember songs that I loved being used to sell shit and I think it devalues it. It's horrible. I don't wanna think of a car when I listen to Jimi Hendrix or Nick Drake. I hate branding, I hate labels, it's all just shit - it's everything we rallied against when we were younger. And it hasn't made any difference. The corporate beast has won...but only for the moment. There are cracks appearing. There must be a generation raring to go that stick two fingers up at it all and says we don't want to be branded, and sold to in this way. It has to happen sooner rather than later."

- Robert on their first appearance at Reading Festival: "We were perceived as the enemy by the mainstream rock festival crowd. We were part of this vanguard of upstarts that were trying to upset the status quo, and there was just an element of the crowd which was really anti any band that went on that was part of the so-called new punk or new wave. Which was fine. I realised that we were seen as a part of a movement that was trying to replace some of the old guard and I was quite happy about that, because I thought a lot of them were fucking awful! Generally, rock was not really our kind of thing. So that was the first and last time we really did a 'rock' festival, because we didn't have a very enjoyable time actually on the stage. In fact, the worst part of the day was our 35 minutes on the stage."

Cameron
03-17-2012, 07:12 PM
Here are the scans of the article:

http://www.cureconnections.com/the-cure-chat/11839-nme-world-exclusive-4.html#post389294

Ryan
04-24-2012, 06:12 AM
Awesome Robert!

http://www.cureconnections.com/the-cure-chat/10934-design-artwork-for-the-cure-26.html#post404691

MY SLEEVE WAS PUT UP ON EBAY THE DAY IT WAS BOUGHT...

AS THIS WHOLE SECRET 7 EVENT WAS DESIGNED TO RAISE MONEY AND AWARENESS FOR THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST I FIND THIS MORE THAN A LITTLE DISHEARTENING...

IF THE FORCED BELATED PROTESTATIONS ARE TO BE BELIEVED
"As far as this item is concerned, however, since people have been asking we are making an exception to our rule of not discussing these matters. Proceeds from the sale of this item will be donated to charity."
THEN WOULD IT NOT BE BETTER TO SIMPLY TAKE THE ITEM DOWN AND GIVE IT TO THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST TO AUCTION?

...BAH!

ANYWAY
MY ADVICE?
DONT BOTHER BIDDING ON THIS ITEM
AS IN THE NEXT COUPLE OF DAYS ON EBAY YOU WILL UNDOUBTEDLY FIND...

SEVEN MORE RS 'FRIDAY I'M IN LOVE' SECRET 7 SLEEVES/VINYL
ALL SIGNED
ALL WITH DIFFERENT HANDWRITTEN LINES FROM THE SONG
AND ALL AUCTIONED WITH EVERY PENNY GOING TO THE TEENAGE CANCER TRUST

FULL DETAILS HERE TOMORROW

ONWARDS...
RSX

Ryan
05-06-2012, 02:46 AM
So Porl is now going by the name Pearl...

http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2012/05/note-from-porl.html

jmtd
05-06-2012, 04:46 AM
I'll miss him, I think he was a strong player. In particular with the boys-don't-cry encore material from recent gigs (well, 2009 era at least), I was muchly impressed.

frankie teardrop
05-06-2012, 09:25 PM
agreed...though if i had to pick, i'd prefer having a synth player in general...

Ryan
06-01-2012, 09:15 AM
Well this was unexpected...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9LVdFIlu-Rc&feature=youtu.be

Ryan
06-01-2012, 09:18 AM
Mint Car and Trust

http://youtu.be/_q6_6LmsW8g








http://youtu.be/MBu5h9ntDD4





(http://youtu.be/MBu5h9ntDD4)http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuIFXmL7x3Y&feature=youtu.be



(http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xuIFXmL7x3Y&feature=youtu.be)

Ryan
06-01-2012, 07:24 PM
The Cure plays Primavera Sound tonight (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/cure-plays-primavera-sound-tonight.html)


Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Lie Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, The Hungry Ghost, Play For Today, A Forest (Happy Birthday Simon), Bananafishbones, Lullaby, The Walk, Mint Car, Friday I'm in Love, Doing The Unstuck,Trust, Want,Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, Disintegration

1st Encore: The Kiss, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep,Fight

2nd Encore: Dressing Up, Lovecats,The Blood,The Caterpillar, Close To Me, Just One Kiss, Let's Go To Bed, Sleep When I'm Dead, Why Can't I Be You?

3rd Encore: Boys Don't Cry.



My favorite Cure track, Just One Kiss, finally done live! The only live recording I have of it is from a Kid Jensen session and the lyrics are all changed and fucked up.








http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jBeiyaaLJ1Q

thevoid99
06-01-2012, 11:17 PM
That's a fucking setlist. I'm also stoked that Reeves Gabrels is playing with the Cure just for these shows. I much prefer the Cure as a five-piece. The sound is much fuller and has more bite.

Cameron
06-03-2012, 09:01 AM
That's a fucking setlist. I'm also stoked that Reeves Gabrels is playing with the Cure just for these shows. I much prefer the Cure as a five-piece. The sound is much fuller and has more bite.

I think Reeves may be on indefinitely, based on what's been said

Ryan
06-05-2012, 09:35 PM
www.youtube.com/watch?v=bU-dAQpLQyk

frankie teardrop
06-06-2012, 01:38 PM
nice piece of history here:
http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2012/06/06/stream-the-cures-first-american-concert-newly-discovered-tape-of-cherry-hill-nj-1980/

early gig (1980, NJ, first american show) exhumed!

jmtd
06-06-2012, 03:52 PM
Hey great stuff. the 12" mix of "Just One Kiss" is an awesome piece of work. I was pleasantly surprised to discover how good it was when I relistened to some cure vinyl recently.

frankie teardrop
06-06-2012, 03:54 PM
yeah, that was a nice discovery in high school, surprised it has yet to be reissued on CD proper*. i still have my cherished copy of the walk 12'' that has it, but i also have since grabbed the let's go to bed extended 12'' mix with the same on the flip. so good.


*then again, i've heard reports of a mixed up vol. 2 coming someday so perhaps then?

Ryan
06-07-2012, 07:25 AM
FIGHT FIGHT FIGHT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4H_4Rxklyog&feature=relmfu

jmtd
06-07-2012, 02:36 PM
Mixed up 2 would be nice. It could collect up the extended pictures of you (not dub) and no doubt others. Suspect killing an Arab will never make another outing though.

frankie teardrop
06-07-2012, 03:30 PM
they "leaked" a remastered mp3 of that one a while back, if i recall. thank god they played it properly at the reflections show... who knew some pop song about a great existential book would cause such a ruckus. they've been answering for that since they started...

Ryan
06-14-2012, 04:33 PM
Setlist: Plainsong, Open, High, Pictures of You, The End of the World, Lovesong, Play For Today, A Forest, Shake Dog Shake, Cold, A Strange Day, Bananafishbones, The Walk, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, Doing the Unstuck, Trust, Want, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, The Hungry Ghost, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, End, Disintegration.

1st encore: Same Deep Water As You
2nd encore: The Kiss, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Fight
3rd encore: Lullaby, Close To Me, Let's Go To Bed, Friday I'm in Love, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yQ9gSOX0JY (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yQ9gSOX0JY)

Ryan
06-14-2012, 04:34 PM
http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/cure-plays-maxidrom-2012-tonight.html

henryeatscereal
06-14-2012, 11:50 PM
I demand a new album!

thevoid99
06-15-2012, 12:00 AM
So are they going to break that four-year-between-albums rule for the new one?

october_midnight
06-15-2012, 12:22 AM
Ugh to hear Plainsong with the synths again.....fuck me it sounds good.

Ryan
06-16-2012, 07:32 PM
Hultsfred Festival (they played the song The Top!)


Setlist: (Tape), Open, High, End of the World, Lovesong, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea ("Sound broke down"), Three Imaginary Boys (brief version, "only played until sound came back"), The Hungry Ghost, Play For Today, A Forest, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Pictures of You, Lullaby, Bananafishbones, The Walk, Friday I'm in Love, Doing the Unstuck, Trust, Want, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, End

1st encore: The Top
2nd encore: Dressing Up, Lovecats, The Caterpillar, Close To Me, Just One Kiss, Boys Don't Cry (Robert - "one of the most enjoyable concerts").
Robert - "We planned to play until the sun came up, but we must stop now or they'll call the police & turn off the power."

xmd 5a
06-16-2012, 11:08 PM
These new setlists are ridiculously awesome. "Shake Dog Shake", "Cold", "The Walk", "...Deep Green Sea", "Dressing Up" - there's me sold, let alone all of the classics.

Excellent to see the band in great form!

frankie teardrop
06-17-2012, 03:16 PM
i'm pretty psyched to see so much of the top showing up in setlists... i've only seen 'shake dog shake' live as they still pepper that one in here and there, but bananafishbones? the title track? can't wait for this lineup to come back stateside.

Ryan
06-18-2012, 12:18 AM
A lot of fans are suspecting they're playing all these because they plan to do another "Trilogy" - except this time most probably Japanese Whispers / The Top / The Head on the Door and Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me. They're practicing them all now before they announce it later in the year.

Not official, but it makes sense to me.

Ryan
06-18-2012, 04:41 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xwnvDJJWBxc

frankie teardrop
06-18-2012, 08:31 AM
i heard that too, sounds promising. i know they did pornography already, but a shame to skip it. but i've always LOVED the top and would love to see these songs live, so...

xmd 5a
06-18-2012, 09:25 AM
I, for one, would kill to see a Japanese Whispers - The Top - Head on the Door trilogy.

I'll also out myself as a card-carrying The Top tragic. Better than Faith and at least as good as Seventeen Seconds, Pornography and Disintegration if you ask me.

Ryan
06-19-2012, 05:48 AM
http://www.maximum.ru/music/tv/9413950/15451759/

Ryan
06-24-2012, 09:51 AM
Friday, June 22, 2012 The Cure at Hurricane Festival 2012 (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/cure-play-hurricane-festival-tonight.html)
Setlist: Plainsong, Pictures of You, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Sleep When I'm Dead, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, The Hungry Ghost, Play For Today, A Forest, Bananafishbones, Lullaby, The Walk, Mint Car, Friday I'm In Love, Doing the Unstuck, Trust, Want, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, Disintegration

Encore: The Same Deep Water As You, Boys Don't Cry

Encore setlist for Hurricane 2012 (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/encore-setlist-for-hurricane-2012.html)

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hLkn6jdHv10/T-X1nbSrHqI/AAAAAAAABr0/dGct4MJpivc/s200/Hurricane2012possibleencores.jpg (http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-hLkn6jdHv10/T-X1nbSrHqI/AAAAAAAABr0/dGct4MJpivc/s1600/Hurricane2012possibleencores.jpg)

The encore setlist from Hurricane Festival 2012. Looks like the band had a few options to choose from, and picked the right one. :) (Thanks Tina)

Ryan
06-24-2012, 09:52 AM
The Cure at Southside Festival 2012 (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/cure-plays-southside-festival-tonight.html)
Setlist: (Tape), Open, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Push, Inbetween Days, Doing the Unstuck, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, If Only Tonight We Could Sleep, Pictures of You, Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Bananafishbones, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Shake Dog Shake, The Hungry Ghost, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, End

Encore: Dressing Up, The Lovecats, Close To Me, Let's Go To Bed, Why Can't I Be You?



Saturday, June 23, 2012 Southside Festival 2012 webcast (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2012/06/southside-festival-2012-webcast.html)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNhhyv27DHA&feature=youtu.be

Sutekh
06-24-2012, 12:46 PM
fantastic setlists... so gutted I missed them at the 02 in 2009, they never seem to play anything but festivals :(

in the UK we have a wildlife programme called springwatch, the presenter attempts to shoehorn songtitles in without people noticing, here's a compilation of him deploying the cure here & there

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vnNlamILQcA

Ryan
06-25-2012, 05:33 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jziLInGFosY

Cameron
06-29-2012, 10:57 AM
I hope they keep Reeves permanently.

jmtd
07-01-2012, 02:26 PM
So my friends and I are considering a Leeds day-ticket, for ~90 each plus fuel (100 miles each way from here) food etc. - quite a lot for one band. And the Saturday line-up otherwise looks crap :( I started wondering whether another festival was a better bet: I looked briefly at the Ireland one and the total lineup is much better than Leeds on the Saturday, but I can't figure out who is on what night (and I haven't even started looking at costs.)

Ryan
07-03-2012, 06:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfJzTxzNLDI&feature=youtu.be

slave2thewage
07-03-2012, 07:11 AM
I looked briefly at the Ireland one and the total lineup is much better than Leeds on the Saturday,
All I know is that Elbow and Sigur Ros are on Friday, The Cure headline Saturday and The Killers headline Sunday.

jmtd
07-05-2012, 02:28 PM
Saturday, thanks. I couldn't figure that out from their website!

jmtd
07-06-2012, 09:54 AM
Fun interview via COF: http://www.zdf.de/ZDFmediathek/beitrag/video/1676096/Interview-Robert-Smith-%2528The-Cure%2529#/beitrag/video/1676096/Interview-Robert-Smith-%28The-Cure%29

Around the 20 minute mark he gives his opinion of the New Order/Cure vendetta.

Ryan
07-12-2012, 11:57 PM
Robert Smith - Three Imaginary Boys, Fire In Cairo, Boys Don't Cry (http://youtu.be/MTrYct84Y70)
When The Cure have technical problems with the keyboard, and have to delay the start of the show, Robert decides to do a quick solo set.
And here's Part 1 (http://youtu.be/DG-RGOoIwqo) and Part 2 (http://youtu.be/EsEAtbcHEJ8) of the webcast.
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The Cure at Bilbao BBK Live (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/cure-plays-bilbao-bbk-live-tonight.html)
Setlist: (Robert solo set while they fix keyboards: Three Imaginary Boys, Fire In Cairo, Boys Don't Cry.)
(Tape), Open, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Sleep When I'm Dead, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Want, Pictures of You, Lullaby, The Caterpillar, The Walk, Play For Today, A Forest, Primary, Bananafishbones, Shake Dog Shake, The Hungry Ghost, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, End.

1st encore: The Same Deep Water As You
2nd encore: Dressing Up, The Lovecats, The Blood, Just One Kiss, Let's Go To Bed,Friday I'm in Love, Doing the Unstuck, Close To Me, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry.

Show started about 50 minutes (not counting Robert's solo set) later than planned, due to technical problems with the keyboards.

Piko
07-13-2012, 09:17 AM
That's a show man right there. Most guys would just wait it out. He played a mini-acoustic set. Hell yeah!

fillow
07-13-2012, 09:47 AM
Axl would go away to eat some tacos and only come back 2-3hrs later

Piko
07-13-2012, 03:58 PM
Axl would go away to eat some tacos and only come back 2-3hrs later

Or just split altogether

Ryan
07-13-2012, 10:28 PM
Video interview with Robert -

http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/robert-interview-after-bilbao-bbk-live.html

BlueCalx
07-13-2012, 11:18 PM
Hey guys, the tumblr One Week, One Band (http://oneweekoneband.tumblr.com) is running a weeklong series of articles on The Cure put together by an extremely well-written Cure trainspotter. I highly encourage you to check it out. Whether you're a big fan of "The Lovecats" or a former roadie, you're likely to learn something new about the band.

jmtd
07-16-2012, 02:59 PM
Hey guys, the tumblr One Week, One Band (http://oneweekoneband.tumblr.com) is running a weeklong series of articles on The Cure put together by an extremely well-written Cure trainspotter. I highly encourage you to check it out. Whether you're a big fan of "The Lovecats" or a former roadie, you're likely to learn something new about the band.

Fucking awesome, thanks. And two more boots to boot.

QUESTION FOR THE BRITS: OK So I'm still seriously considering Leeds. Do you think that there's any chance that a) They'll play a comparable-length set to the other festivals they've headlined or b) the sound mix will be worth shit? Edit: c) will it be broadcast and how cut will the broadcast be? (option B is a staycation festival in front of the HD telly.)

Ryan
07-20-2012, 07:57 PM
Robert Smith at press conference just now:

Chain of Flowers ‏@CraigatCoF (https://twitter.com/CraigatCoF) Robert: "I will play a new song, in Ireland. I will play it once. Because it's beautiful"

Ryan
07-20-2012, 08:09 PM
Friday, July 20, 2012 Cure press conference at Vieilles Cahrrues (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/cure-press-conference-at-vieilles.html)
Press conference going on right now at the festival. Can watch live (http://bretagne.france3.fr/vieilles-charrues) if you're in France. Video will be posted later, they say. Photo 1 (http://yfrog.com/kfytoqygj) - 2 (http://yfrog.com/nwa7mzkj)

- Robert speaks about Reeves Gabrels. He says he was the only person who has the required talent to take the place of Porl.
- Someone in the audience asks if they will play the next trilogy The Top/HOTD/Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me. Robert answered "Don't believe everything I say" (about what he said at the end of the trilogy at RAH: "See you for the next 3").
- He announced a remix album with Mogwai, Cranes, etc. for the end of the year.
- A lot of questions about the future of Cure. Robert: "I don't worry about the future"
- Robert: "Playing these festivals is very selfish"
- Robert: "The best line-up of the Cure is a 5 piece"
- Robert: "When I was a teenager I learned French by reading Camus and Sartre"
- Robert: "Music that I listen to now? Billy holliday!"
- Robert: "I will play a new song, in Ireland. I will play it once. Because it's beautiful"
- Robert: "If The Cure keeps going, it's because I keep going. If I'd stop, there would be no The Cure 2 with the rest of the band"
- Robert seems to be really pissed of by the press conference.. Too many people.
- Press conference is over. I didn't hear a half of what Robert said because of the video's lag.. Very bad signal.. (Thanks Johan (https://twitter.com/_YouXxX))

Ryan
07-20-2012, 08:29 PM
Love this extended mix -

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GO_cX8Yh_RI&feature=related

clodhopper
08-12-2012, 01:35 PM
http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/Frankenweenie-Unleashed-.jpg

http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2012/08/11/the-cures-robert-smith-contributes-new-song-to-frankenweenie-compilation/

Sutekh
08-25-2012, 07:25 PM
First hour of their Reading set is on iplayer for the next 6 days.

jmtd
08-26-2012, 10:12 AM
Thanks. The rest is up too, including "trust" which sounded great IMHO. Frankly the first hour didn't excite me much, maybe just the audio capture is flat. I'm told the whole lot is on dime.

Quite a wish heavy set: hints at a deluxe rerelease soon?

Sutekh
08-26-2012, 10:46 AM
Yeah I was pleased they opened with... Er.. "open" - great song. On the whole though, such a long set but only about 10 of my favourites. Band is bang on the money though. Nice lighting rig. Crowd full of knobheads and kids though... About ten people cheered when 100 years started up. Yep I am a Snob.

Ryan
09-01-2012, 07:53 PM
Robert Smith at press conference just now:

Chain of Flowers ‏@CraigatCoF (https://twitter.com/CraigatCoF) Robert: "I will play a new song, in Ireland. I will play it once. Because it's beautiful"


Well that didn't happen, but Just One Kiss appeared in the main set list rather than the encore.

jmtd
09-03-2012, 05:04 AM
Well that didn't happen, but Just One Kiss appeared in the main set list rather than the encore.

Yes, Smith in lying shocker :(

The Reading/Leeds set ended up being 2 hours long despite the organisers saying it would be a 90 minute set. I decided not to go on the basis of a 90 minute set but on reflection I don't think I would have gone for 2 hours either.

ManBurning
03-12-2013, 03:40 AM
Looks like The Cure are playing some random festival this summer in Montreal, Quebec Canada...

http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/music/Osheaga+Cure+summertime+blues/8081351/story.html

Damn, I wonder if this means there is hope for a full blown North American tour this summer/fall? Probably not. They seem to just like to do one off shows and festivals these days. It would be nice to see them again though, haven't seen them since the 2004 Curiosa tour in Toronto. I barely even remember that show, it's been almost 10 years!

EDIT: The official Cure site posted this news today as well with the title "ANOTHER SHOW...MORE TO COME..."

http://www.thecure.com/blog/default.aspx?nid=40129

So, maybe this means there will be more North American dates?????

blugel
03-12-2013, 09:40 AM
God, I hope they do more than a festival run through the US....last time I saw them was in Chicago on the Curiosa tour....was supposed to see them again in Chicago around when 4:13 Dream came out, but a root canal caused complications for the 6+ hour drive...

While I'm beyond thrilled that they're coming back to the US, still very scared its just for festivals...

thefragile_jake
03-12-2013, 01:18 PM
Wow, maybe that Lollapalooza rumor was true?....

richardp
03-12-2013, 01:30 PM
God, if The Cure, New Order, and NIN all play Lolla... I just don't think I'd be able to comprehend that greatness.

ManBurning
03-12-2013, 11:49 PM
God, if The Cure, New Order, and NIN all play Lolla... I just don't think I'd be able to comprehend that greatness.

Damn, that would actually get me to go fly out to Chi town... *checks calander* don't I have that weekend booked off anyway...? If Lolla is Aug 2-4 then by some fluke of a chance I did book that week off work already. Interesting...

Hmm, both these festivals are the same weekend though. That could cause some clashing, could it not? I guess the bands can take turns headlining different nights of the weekend, kinda like how the set up is for Reading and Leeds in the UK.

richardp
03-12-2013, 11:58 PM
Hmm, both these festivals are the same weekend though. That could cause some clashing, could it not? I guess the bands can take turns headlining different nights of the weekend, kinda like how the set up is for Reading and Leeds in the UK.

Yep that's pretty much how it works every year between Osheaga and Lolla. Only difference is, last year Osheaga gave Sigur Ros a nighttime headline slot while Lolla shoved them in a 60 minute mid afternoon slot. Terrible idea.

Shadaloo
03-14-2013, 06:25 PM
Looks like The Cure are playing some random festival this summer in Montreal, Quebec Canada...

http://www.montrealgazette.com/entertainment/music/Osheaga+Cure+summertime+blues/8081351/story.html

This could not have come at a better time (that's my town). I got Disintegration in like 1997 or so and always loved it, but except for Pornography a few years back, never got around to checking out the rest of the catalogue until very recently, within the last year or so. Faith, The Head on the Door, and Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me are all currently kicking my ass, especially Faith. I found the original versions of these in used record stores and shot for them because I'd heard the latter reissues sounded terrible, while the first ones up until Pornography were excellent. Truth?

jmtd
07-01-2013, 12:09 PM
Minor side-note about Mark "Flood" Ellis. I saw a few bios today e.g. http://trustmeimascientist.com/2012/03/03/producer-profiles-flood/ which credit him coming to notice as an assistant engineer on New Order's "Movement" - http://trustmeimascientist.com/2012/03/03/producer-profiles-flood/ - in 1981.

However I'm sure he's thanked in the notes for 1980's "Seventeen Seconds". In fact I'm pretty sure it was on this album that Smith christened him Flood. (however he was thanked rather than credited specifically)

frankie teardrop
07-01-2013, 02:43 PM
This could not have come at a better time (that's my town). I got Disintegration in like 1997 or so and always loved it, but except for Pornography a few years back, never got around to checking out the rest of the catalogue until very recently, within the last year or so. Faith, The Head on the Door, and Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me are all currently kicking my ass, especially Faith. I found the original versions of these in used record stores and shot for them because I'd heard the latter reissues sounded terrible, while the first ones up until Pornography were excellent. Truth?

pretty much. the top has one error (cutting off the beginning of 'shake dog shake') and speeds up 'bananafishbones' (which i believe was the intended speed- and all original and vinyl cds had a mastering error). i don't mind the sound of any of them, though- but the top is the problematic one for some people.

glad you're digging faith. i toggle between that & seventeen seconds as my favorite cure record. leaning heavily towards the latter these days...

eversonpoe
07-01-2013, 05:04 PM
pretty much. the top has one error (cutting off the beginning of 'shake dog shake') and speeds up 'bananafishbones' (which i believe was the intended speed- and all original and vinyl cds had a mastering error). i don't mind the sound of any of them, though- but the top is the problematic one for some people.

glad you're digging faith. i toggle between that & seventeen seconds as my favorite cure record. leaning heavily towards the latter these days...

i still feel like the shortened intro of shake dog shake sounds better (and i would argue that robert changed it because HE wanted it that way). i love the top because, as he described it, it's essentially the solo album he never made.

i have all of the remasters (except Blue Sunshine by the Glove) and think they sounds great. some of the bonus material is throwaway but some of it is fantastic. i also love the packaging and all of the stories in the liner notes.

jmtd
07-01-2013, 05:16 PM
The blue sunshine remaster is worth picking up ☺

The quality of the Cure re-issues is head and shoulders above the New Order ones, sadly.

Speaking of remasters, goddamnit where's Wish?

fillow
07-01-2013, 06:09 PM
lol what? quality? the cure remasters have been brickwalled to unlistenable level. they don't worth shit, apart from from bonus CDs

billpulsipher
07-01-2013, 06:35 PM
The Cure remasters sound fucking excellent. Miles above the Joy Division remasters....You must be listening on a shitty stereo system dude.

Dragoro
07-01-2013, 10:47 PM
Love a lot of their recorded stuff, they suck live. (less the show I went to was a fluke).

slave2thewage
07-01-2013, 11:12 PM
Love a lot of their recorded stuff, they suck live. (less the show I went to was a fluke).
Most definitely a fluke. I got into them by catching them at a festival.

jmtd
07-02-2013, 03:02 AM
I've only seen them twice live, first time was awesome (manchester move fest '04), second time less so (NME god like genius award '09) but that was hampered by many factors, I was sitting in the nosebleeders, the folks next to me were excitable, loud french people who kept lining up camera shots in front of my face, the setlist was a bit pedestrian (one song per album, more or less). However the encore (all TIB tracks) was phenomenal.


lol what? quality? the cure remasters have been brickwalled to unlistenable level. they don't worth shit, apart from from bonus CDs

I didn't do more than a single listen comparison before deleting my pre-deluxe rips, but I've never had problems with the remasters. The only problem I have is with 'At Night' from 17 Seconds, and I have the exact opposite issue to brick-walling: the range between the snare and the rest of the song is too goddamn big! To hear the rest properly, I have to have the snare so loud my headphones practically pop out of my ears.

eversonpoe
07-02-2013, 09:17 AM
lol what? quality? the cure remasters have been brickwalled to unlistenable level. they don't worth shit, apart from from bonus CDs

though this is true with a lot of remasters that have been done in the last ten years, it is absolutely not true with the cure remasters. the dynamic range is, in my opinion, far improved from original releases.

Ryan
07-31-2013, 03:54 AM
The Cure currently streaming live in Honolulu -

http://twitcasting.tv/curecasting

Set so far:

Setlist: Tape/Open, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Pictures of You, Lullaby, Fascination Street, Sleep When I'm Dead, Play For Today, A Forest, Bananafishbones,

mostlymad
07-31-2013, 08:35 AM
The Cure currently streaming live in Honolulu -

http://twitcasting.tv/curecasting

Set so far:

Setlist: Tape/Open, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Pictures of You, Lullaby, Fascination Street, Sleep When I'm Dead, Play For Today, A Forest, Bananafishbones,

And though I'll be there live, remember that Lollapalooza is live streaming this year, too! Sunday night.

spiralout
08-03-2013, 03:59 PM
The Cure currently streaming live in Honolulu -

http://twitcasting.tv/curecasting

Set so far:

Setlist: Tape/Open, High, The End of the World, Lovesong, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Pictures of You, Lullaby, Fascination Street, Sleep When I'm Dead, Play For Today, A Forest, Bananafishbones,


I was at this show, it was amazing. If only more bands played for 3+ hours.

thefragile_jake
08-04-2013, 09:12 PM
Anyone watching the Lollapalooza stream?

theburningreptile
08-04-2013, 09:18 PM
Dat Plainsong. <3 I would give anything to be at this concert right now. :D

henryeatscereal
08-04-2013, 10:32 PM
Anyone watching the Lollapalooza stream?
Yup, im glad they are playing "The Hungry Ghost" most of the set so far is "Well-known hits"

eversonpoe
08-04-2013, 11:18 PM
my fiancee and i squealed when we saw simon's "the angels have the phone box" sticker on his black bass.

thought it started at 8:30 so we missed the first little bit, but got it going in time for lullaby, and watched the rest until they literally just finished with boys don't cry.

now we're going to bed.

slave2thewage
08-05-2013, 12:23 AM
Remember when that "dark" album was coming out six months after 4:13 Dream? Yeah...

thevoid99
08-05-2013, 01:15 AM
I missed the Cure. Dammit! And why did Phoenix have to play after them? I like Phoenix but come on!

piggy
08-05-2013, 01:27 AM
At this point, I just about don't care if they never release a new album. I just want the Wish reissue, the Show DVD and maybe the In Orange DVD.

bobbie solo
08-05-2013, 01:38 AM
i dont know enough about the Cure. Just the hits basically. But i understand their importance and influence. I watched them on the stream and really really enjoyed it. I can't believe how good Robert Smith;s voice still is. Kudos to him.

Prettybrokenspiral
08-05-2013, 03:11 AM
Remember when that "dark" album was coming out six months after 4:13 Dream? Yeah...

I do, I do! And I knew it was bullshit from the word 'go'. Remember when he said we'd have '4:13 Dream' by April 2006? And then we finally got that steaming brickwalled pile of third-rate retreads in October 2008.

Coming up on the five year anniversary of the last Cure album...their longest gap to date between albums. We'll see the '4:13 Dream' remaster before we'll see that "dark half" of the album.

eversonpoe
08-05-2013, 09:24 AM
did anyone else notice they played at least half of wish? i'm glad they threw 100 years in there and scattered pieces of disintegration (pun intended) throughout the setlist, but the bulk of it was songs from wish. seemed a bit odd to me. i was hoping for at least ONE song off faith, maybe more than just "why can't i be you?" off kiss me kiss me kiss me.

Shadaloo
08-05-2013, 11:59 AM
I'm pleased to say that the past year of getting into these guys more heavily resulted in my going to Osheaga to see them Friday night, and it was a blast. Actually a decent crowd, and it was nice to get roughly half of Disintegration. Christ I really wish Simon Gallup would sit still though.

Prettybrokenspiral
08-06-2013, 12:59 AM
did anyone else notice they played at least half of wish? i'm glad they threw 100 years in there and scattered pieces of disintegration (pun intended) throughout the setlist, but the bulk of it was songs from wish. seemed a bit odd to me. i was hoping for at least ONE song off faith, maybe more than just "why can't i be you?" off kiss me kiss me kiss me.

They're probably tired of playing them. They just got done touring for Faith and its satellite albums, and they've been playing KMKMKM album tracks in their setlists for years now.

Hopefully, leaning heavily on the Wish material means its corresponding remaster isn't far away.

whasty
08-06-2013, 01:10 AM
The Cure at Lollapalooza 2013 (Full Set) (HD)

http://bit.ly/CureLolla

Live at Lollapalooza, Chicago, IL, USA. August, 04, 2013.
Setlist:
1 - Plainsong - 0:00:08
2 - Pictures of You - 0:04:50
3 - Lullaby - 0:12:00
4 - High - 0:16:37
5 - The End of the World - 0:20:25
6 - Lovesong - 0:23:53
7 - In Between Days - 0:27:40
8 - Just Like Heaven - 0:30:40
9 - From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea - 0:34:35
10 - The Walk - 0:42:20
11 - Mint Car - 0:45:50
12 - Friday I'm in Love - 0:49:37
13 - Doing the Unstuck - 0:53:15
14 - Trust - 0:57:40
15 - Want - 1:02:40
16 - Fascination Street - 1:07:50
17 - The Hungry Ghost - 1:12:45
18 - Wrong Number - 1:17:35
19 - One Hundred Years - 1:24:00
20 - Disintegration - 1:30:40
Encore:
21 - The Lovecats - 1:41:10
22 - The Caterpillar - 1:44:40
23 - Close to Me - 1:48:35
24 - Let's Go to Bed - 1:52:10
25 - Why Can't I Be You? - 1:55:40
26 - Boys Don't Cry - 1:59:00

Ryan
08-06-2013, 01:16 AM
Robert spoke to a fan and said they're planning on their next Trilogy tour which will be The Top / The Head on the Door / Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me.

Prettybrokenspiral
08-06-2013, 02:33 AM
I'm waiting for the Wish/WMS/Self-titled trilogy tour.

mostlymad
08-06-2013, 10:04 AM
I'm waiting for the Wish/WMS/Self-titled trilogy tour.

Don't hold your breath. The stuff that comes out of his mouth has made for some great disappointments over all these years...

Prettybrokenspiral
08-06-2013, 06:38 PM
Don't hold your breath. The stuff that comes out of his mouth has made for some great disappointments over all these years...

Interview-wise or music-wise?

I bet you'd have a shitload of people show up on the Wish night, about half of them come back for WMS night, and virtually nobody show up for self-titled night.

Which is sad because I actually think self-titled is just as good as WMS.

theburningreptile
08-06-2013, 06:45 PM
Robert spoke to a fan and said they're planning on their next Trilogy tour which will be The Top / The Head on the Door / Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me.

I hope they record it and release it like they did the first Trilogy. Also I hope we see a Reflections release surface one day.

richardp
08-06-2013, 07:01 PM
I'm waiting for the Wish/WMS/Self-titled trilogy tour.

No offense, but why would anyone want to hear Wild Mood Swings from start to finish live? Easily The Cure's worst album by a landslide. I'd rather hear Wish/Bloodflowers/ST if that were ever to be a thing.

mostlymad
08-06-2013, 07:45 PM
Interview-wise or music-wise?

I bet you'd have a shitload of people show up on the Wish night, about half of them come back for WMS night, and virtually nobody show up for self-titled night.

Which is sad because I actually think self-titled is just as good as WMS.

Ugh, I quoted the wrong post. Yay me.

I meant about the information given to the fan. That sort of off the cuff talk has led to many excited moments that never materialized.

I'd go to all of them. I'm not that picky. I'd see them all live. Even though I may not like a good deal of WMS, and actually like more of Eponymous...

slave2thewage
08-06-2013, 09:37 PM
I'd be all over the self-titled set. That album is so neglected.

Piko
08-06-2013, 10:27 PM
I would go if they played the self titled. It's different, but not in a bad way. It's got a more modern vibe about it and a total departure from anything else they've done. I like it.

There's no way I'd pay, or even sit through a WMS set. I wouldn't even go if it was free. They already play the songs I like from the album, so I say stick with that.

And, it'd be kinda cool if they played some Bloodflowers. That stuff never gets played.

Prettybrokenspiral
08-07-2013, 05:29 AM
No offense, but why would anyone want to hear Wild Mood Swings from start to finish live? Easily The Cure's worst album by a landslide. I'd rather hear Wish/Bloodflowers/ST if that were ever to be a thing.

I'm interested to hear why you feel this way about WMS.

I think the Cure's worst album was their most recent one. Terrible retreads of former glories with horrid, compressed sound and production. At least WMS had its own thing going on at the time, and saw them trying new things.

Prettybrokenspiral
08-07-2013, 05:34 AM
I would go if they played the self titled. It's different, but not in a bad way. It's got a more modern vibe about it and a total departure from anything else they've done. I like it.

It's funny you say this, because when I hear that album, I hear a mashing of every album they'd done before it rolled into one great set of songs (minus 'Never', which I've never (haha) liked at all).


There's no way I'd pay, or even sit through a WMS set. I wouldn't even go if it was free. They already play the songs I like from the album, so I say stick with that.

That's harsh. It took me years to get into WMS, but now I love it. Some great stuff on there: Club America, Treasure, Round and Round, The 13th, Strange Attraction...I don't think there's a song on there I don't enjoy in some capacity.


And, it'd be kinda cool if they played some Bloodflowers. That stuff never gets played.

Agreed. They played a lot of those songs frequently after the album was released, then they disappeared. Out of This World and Maybe Someday should be staples in their live set.

Piko
08-07-2013, 08:54 AM
I like The 13th. The other songs you mentioned, not so much. Club America isn't awful, but it's nothing I'd consider memorable either. The bsides, ironically enough, are amazing. One of these days I'll make a playlist mixing the bsides in, and taking out the baddies.

And imo, I think alot of Bloodflowers would mix in well with the other stuff (The Loudest Sound, The Last Day of Summer, etc). At the very least, Maybe Someday. Think it's kinda weird that's the only album they play nothing from anymore, at all.

frankie teardrop
08-07-2013, 12:16 PM
the problem with every album since wish is that there are a handful of brilliant songs from each era, overshadowed by the terrible ones. the exception to the rule is bloodflowers, which is pretty solid all the way through, with the weakest link being 'there is no if' (or 'coming up' if you count UK bonus). on the last tour in the states (4:13 not reflections)- i saw a set that started like the dream tour did--- with 'out of this world' playing into 'want', with the main set closing with 'bloodflowers'- so it's still on the table sometimes...

wild mood swings boasts some really terrible songs ('round and round and round' and 'return' for example) but 'want,' 'jupiter crash,' 'treasure,' 'this is a lie,' etc. are great. 'want' is especially amazing live, and i feel like i've seen it about 2/3rds of the time i've seen them, so they seem to be very fond of it too. wild mood swings is best with this formula, cutting all the crap and adding in the superior b-sides:

want
this is a lie
the 13th (i like it)
adonais
waiting
jupiter crash
a pink dream
treasure
it used to be me
bare

i could get behind that...

the self-titled could be better but really the production is bullshit... really too sterile and loud, one of the few times that 'brickwalling' really bugs me... and of course, it suffers from the above... a few great songs ('anniversary' being the standout) and a lot of crap, but some solid b-sides. i prefer 'this morning' and 'going nowhere' more than almost anything else on that album. 4:13 dream is pretty awful to my ears though, outside of 'underneath the stars'... it's really frustrating because the band is clearly capable of playing some stunners and tapping into what made them great, but the obsession with being a pop act is really kind of throttling the quality of the material.

so, long story short, i would NOT like to see a tour of just the recent stuff, nor do i think the band would actually do that. as for the next three album tours--- i've been hearing that rumor for a few years now... i'll believe it when i see it...

Ryan
10-12-2013, 02:39 AM
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 The Cure in Monterrey (10/08/13) (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2013/10/the-cure-plays-monterrey-mexico-tonight.html)
Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, Fascination Street, A Night Like This, The End of the World, Lovesong, Push, Inbetween Days, Just Like Heaven, From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Sinking, Pictures of You, Lullaby, High, Birdmad Girl, The Walk, Stop Dead, Sleep When I'm Dead, Mint Car, Friday I'm in Love, Doing the Unstuck, Bananafishbones, Want, The Hungry Ghost, Wrong Number, One Hundred Years, Give Me It, The Top

1st encore: Treasure, Other Voices, Charlotte Sometimes, Play For Today, A Forest
2nd encore: Dressing Up, The Lovecats, Catch, The Caterpillar, Close To Me, Hot Hot Hot, Let's Go To Bed, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry, 10:15 Saturday Night, Killing An Arab.

End of another epic, surprising Cure show in Mexico. Wow!

Have we all learned our lesson now? Next time The Cure announce a show in Mexico, we all go!!! Also, a note to Robert...El Paso is practically in Mexico. I mean it's right on the border. So, we get a Mexican style setlist, right? :)

Notes: First time Sinking has been played since Sept. 5th, 2004 in Mexico City, first time for Birdmad Girl since Oct. 17th, 1984 in Tokyo, first time EVER for Stop Dead, first time for Give Me It since March 28th, 1987 in Rio, first time for Treasure since Aug. 21st, 1998 in Switzerland, and first time for Catch since June 21st, 2008 in NYC.

mostlymad
10-12-2013, 08:59 AM
Yeah, I'm on standby, holding my previous post, ready to eat the words anytime. Well, I'd like them to put it off just a little, so I can rebuild my account from the damage my job did to my paychecks a few months ago. I am one of the few that puts The Top in my list of favorite albums of all time. And Kiss Me would be magnificent. It looks like "Torture" was also debuted. I'm not going to miss this, if given a clear chance. I missed the other Trilogies, damn it.

henryeatscereal
10-12-2013, 12:14 PM
End of another epic, surprising Cure show in Mexico. Wow!

Have we all learned our lesson now? Next time The Cure announce a show in Mexico, we all go!!! Also, a note to Robert...El Paso is practically in Mexico. I mean it's right on the border. So, we get a Mexican style setlist, right? :)

Notes: First time Sinking has been played since Sept. 5th, 2004 in Mexico City, first time for Birdmad Girl since Oct. 17th, 1984 in Tokyo, first time EVER for Stop Dead, first time for Give Me It since March 28th, 1987 in Rio, first time for Treasure since Aug. 21st, 1998 in Switzerland, and first time for Catch since June 21st, 2008 in NYC.
The show they did back in April 21st in Mexico City was awesome, i was there and they played for 4 hours and 16 minutes (making it the longest The Cure show ever!)

They LOVE mexico!

http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-cure/2013/foro-sol-mexico-city-mexico-13d83549.html

Ryan
11-03-2013, 08:59 PM
This is so bizarre, I was just thinking the other day why they don't play this song live ever, and...



Fuse TV ✔ @fusetv (https://twitter.com/fusetv) The Cure are playing "Burn" right now at @VoodooNola (https://twitter.com/VoodooNola). Anybody else love 'The Crow' soundtrack? So good.

Retweeted by Chain of Flowers (https://twitter.com/CraigatCoF)

mostlymad
11-03-2013, 09:53 PM
This is so bizarre, I was just thinking the other day why they don't play this song live ever, and...



Fuse TV ✔ @fusetv (https://twitter.com/fusetv) The Cure are playing "Burn" right now at @VoodooNola (https://twitter.com/VoodooNola). Anybody else love 'The Crow' soundtrack? So good.

Retweeted by Chain of Flowers (https://twitter.com/CraigatCoF)



Holy fucking shit. I hate everyone who is there, right now.

ManBurning
11-03-2013, 11:53 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwldFacE_ms

Epic! So after nearly 20 years of never playing this song live, it finally gets played live. Probably one of my favourite Cure songs. And you know what this means? There is STILL Hope that "The Perfect Drug" can get played live! ;)

theburningreptile
11-04-2013, 03:04 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwldFacE_ms

Epic! So after nearly 20 years of never playing this song live, it finally gets played live. Probably one of my favourite Cure songs. And you know what this means? There is STILL Hope that "The Perfect Drug" can get played live! ;)

I'm so excited this was played live. Burn was the song that made me fall in love with The Cure and it was my favorite song for the longest time. Even if they don't play it again, at least someone recorded it. :D :D

henryeatscereal
11-04-2013, 09:28 AM
Woa! "Burn" is one of the greatest The Cure tracks! i'm glad they are playing it live!

blugel
11-04-2013, 10:42 AM
Can't believe they finally played "Burn"!

This track was also the one that got me into The Cure.

Man, The Crow soundtrack introduced me to all kinds of goodness back then.

frankie teardrop
11-04-2013, 10:54 AM
yeah, the soundtrack has long transcended the movie it's attached to. i have many more memories to the soundtrack than i do the film.

i didn't want to spoil it, but i had heard they were playing 'burn' a few weeks beforehand, and almost made the trip down just for that one song. i'm not sure why it's taken them so long to get around to it, but better late than never. i love that anything is fair game at cure shows (the first time i saw them, i was 17, had no idea about the 3 hour setlists, and was so psyched to hear 'like cockatoos' and 'siamese twins'). 'stop dead,' 'give me it,' and 'birdmad girl' have been making regular appearances in recent setlists, now if they'd only do a proper tour...

Charmingly Miserable
11-05-2013, 12:02 AM
Just needed to post this one up while we are on the subject.

http://youtu.be/cwA8V6hcqQo

blugel
11-05-2013, 09:35 AM
yeah, the soundtrack has long transcended the movie it's attached to. i have many more memories to the soundtrack than i do the film.

i didn't want to spoil it, but i had heard they were playing 'burn' a few weeks beforehand, and almost made the trip down just for that one song. i'm not sure why it's taken them so long to get around to it, but better late than never. i love that anything is fair game at cure shows (the first time i saw them, i was 17, had no idea about the 3 hour setlists, and was so psyched to hear 'like cockatoos' and 'siamese twins'). 'stop dead,' 'give me it,' and 'birdmad girl' have been making regular appearances in recent setlists, now if they'd only do a proper tour...

agreed about a proper tour....

hoping again for next year....

Charmingly Miserable
11-05-2013, 11:59 PM
hoping again for next year....
The Cure is definitely on my bucket list. Them and Duran Duran are the only bands that I really, really want to see that I haven't yet.

imail724
11-25-2013, 10:34 PM
I'm looking to hear more The Cure. I've only ever had Boys Don't Cry, Seventeen Seconds, Pornography, The Head on the Door, and Disintegration. Rather than asking what other albums I should get, are there any albums by them to just completely avoid or does every album have something to it?

Ryan
11-25-2013, 10:56 PM
Rather than asking what other albums I should get, are there any albums by them to just completely avoid or does every album have something to it?

Every album has something to it.

People would tell you to avoid Wild Mood Swings, but it has amazing songs like "Want," "Jupiter Crash" and "Treasure," as well as all of the b-sides being of epic quality, so don't avoid anything.

Get the Join The Dots box set for (most) of their b-sides, most of which would have made better album tracks.

Amaro
11-25-2013, 11:11 PM
"Disintegration" is one of the best songs ever.

jmtd
11-28-2013, 05:03 AM
Not enough Wish reissue news.

Your Name Here
12-11-2013, 10:09 PM
Every album has something to it.

People would tell you to avoid Wild Mood Swings, but it has amazing songs like "Want," "Jupiter Crash" and "Treasure," as well as all of the b-sides being of epic quality, so don't avoid anything.

Get the Join The Dots box set for (most) of their b-sides, most of which would have made better album tracks.

"A Chain Of Flowers" is an awesome song.

imail724
12-11-2013, 10:56 PM
Every album has something to it.

People would tell you to avoid Wild Mood Swings, but it has amazing songs like "Want," "Jupiter Crash" and "Treasure," as well as all of the b-sides being of epic quality, so don't avoid anything.

Get the Join The Dots box set for (most) of their b-sides, most of which would have made better album tracks.
Why does Join The Dots have 10:15 Saturday Night? That's on both Boys Don't Cry and Three Imaginary Boys

timdotexe
12-11-2013, 11:33 PM
Every album has something to it.

People would tell you to avoid Wild Mood Swings, but it has amazing songs like "Want," "Jupiter Crash" and "Treasure," as well as all of the b-sides being of epic quality, so don't avoid anything.

Get the Join The Dots box set for (most) of their b-sides, most of which would have made better album tracks.

Want is one of my all time favourite cure songs.

piggy
12-12-2013, 12:02 AM
Why does Join The Dots have 10:15 Saturday Night? That's on both Boys Don't Cry and Three Imaginary Boys
It was also the b-side to "Killing An Arab", so I guess they stuck it on there for the sake of completeness.

Ryan
12-12-2013, 12:34 AM
Why does Join The Dots have 10:15 Saturday Night? That's on both Boys Don't Cry and Three Imaginary Boys

I think it had to do with being a b-side and other tracks also to compensate for not re-releasing or remastering Japanese Whispers, as all those tracks were remastered on Join The Dots:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Join_the_Dots:_B-Sides_%26_Rarities_1978%E2%80%932001_%28The_Fictio n_Years%29

Join the Dots: B-sides & Rarities is a box set (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Box_set) of The Cure (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cure), released on January 27, 2004 by their former record label Fiction (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fiction_Records). (Elektra (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elektra_Records) and Rhino (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rhino_Records) co-released the compilation in North America). This box set is a four-disc compilation of B-sides and rarities, digitally remastered from their original tapes. The box set includes all B-sides by the band, apart from a number of remixes, as well a number of unreleased songs and songs that had been out of physical circulation for years. Many of the songs had not appeared on CD before. The set includes a booklet with track-by-track commentary and an extensive overview of the band's history up to 2004, followed by an extensive list of The Cure's discography.

The B-side "I'm Cold" features singer Siouxsie Sioux (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siouxsie_Sioux) on backing vocals; the collaboration came at the time when The Cure were supporting Siouxsie and the Banshees (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siouxsie_and_the_Banshees) on their 1979's British tour.

Some of the B-sides released between 1982 and 1983 were first compiled on the Japanese Whispers (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_Whispers) compilation album issued in late 1983.


>>

Disc 1 (19781987)

"10:15 Saturday Night (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10:15_Saturday_Night)" (Dempsey/Smith/Tolhurst) 3:43 (Originally the B-side of "Killing an Arab (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Killing_an_Arab)," but also appears on Three Imaginary Boys (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Three_Imaginary_Boys) and Boys Don't Cry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boys_Don%27t_Cry_%28The_Cure_album%29), 1979)
"Plastic Passion" (Dempsey/Smith/Tolhurst) 2:16 (Originally the B-side of "Boys Don't Cry," but also appears on Boys Don't Cry (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boys_Don%27t_Cry_%28The_Cure_album%29), 1979)
"Pillbox Tales" (Dempsey/Smith/Tolhurst) 2:56 (Originally the B-side of the "Boys Don't Cry" 1986 12" rerelease, but recorded in 1979)
"Do the Hansa" (Dempsey/Smith/Tolhurst) 2:40 (Originally the B-side of the "Boys Don't Cry" 1986 12" rerelease, but recorded in 1979)
"I'm Cold" (Dempsey/Smith/Tolhurst) 2:49 (Originally the B-side of "Jumping Someone Else's Train," 1979)
"Another Journey by Train" (Gallup/Hartley/Smith/Tolhurst) 3:06 (Originally the B-side of "A Forest," 1980)
"Descent" (Gallup/Smith/Tolhurst) 3:09 (Originally the B-side of "Primary," 1981)
"Splintered in Her Head" (Gallup/Smith/Tolhurst) 5:17 (Originally the B-side of "Charlotte Sometimes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charlotte_Sometimes_%28song%29)," 1981)
"Lament" [Flexipop] (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lament_%28The_Cure_song%29) (Smith) 4:36 (Came on a vinyl record included on an issue of Flexipop (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flexipop), 1982)
"Just One Kiss" (Smith/Tolhurst) 4:10 (Originally the B-side of "Let's Go to Bed (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Let%27s_Go_to_Bed_%28The_Cure_song%29)," 1982)
"The Dream" (Smith) 3:12 (Originally the B-side of "The Walk (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Walk_%28The_Cure_song%29)," 1983)
"The Upstairs Room" (Smith/Tolhurst) 3:31 (Originally the extra B-side of "The Walk" 12", 1983)
"Lament" (Smith) 4:25 (Originally the extra B-side of "The Walk" 12", 1983)
"Speak My Language" (Smith/Tolhurst) 2:43 (Originally the B-side of "The Love Cats (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Love_Cats_%28song%29)," 1983)
"Mr Pink Eyes" (Smith/Tolhurst) 2:45 (Originally the extra B-side of "The Love Cats" 12", 1983)
"Happy the Man" (Smith) 2:47 (Originally the B-side of "The Caterpillar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Caterpillar_%28song%29)," 1984)
"Throw Your Foot" (Smith) 3:33 (Originally the extra B-side of "The Caterpillar" 12", 1984)
"New Day" (Smith/Tolhurst) 4:10 (Extra track on Half an Octopuss (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Half_an_Octopuss_%26_Quadpus) 10" and Quadpus 12," 1985, but recorded in 1984)
"The Exploding Boy" (Smith) 2:54 (Originally the B-side of "In Between Days (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/In_Between_Days)," 1985)
"A Few Hours After This..." (Smith) 2:28 (Originally the extra B-side of "In Between Days" 12", 1985)
"A Man Inside My Mouth" (Smith) 3:07 (Originally the B-side of "Close to Me (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Close_to_Me_%28The_Cure_song%29)," 1985)
"Stop Dead" (Smith) 4:02 (Originally the extra B-side of "Close to Me" 12", 1985)

mostlymad
12-12-2013, 08:55 AM
Why does Join The Dots have 10:15 Saturday Night? That's on both Boys Don't Cry and Three Imaginary Boys

It also has versions of "Just Like Heaven," "Hey You," and "Icing Sugar," which didn't differ from the originals nearly enough to need to include them. I would imagine they are in there for completion. At the time, there were an awful lot of terrible versions floating around on Napster, and I suppose it just felt right to make sure everything ever put out as a B-side was given a place.

Prettybrokenspiral
12-14-2013, 05:00 AM
Last month saw me drop a sizable cash pile into Amazon and eBay to round out my Cure LP collection. In one week, I purchased vinyl originals of Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Japanese Whispers, The Top, The Head On The Door, KM KM KM, Entreat and Wild Mood Swings. I also threw down a wad for that super-rare Faith re-issue from 2008 with the bonus tracks. I think the only Cure LPs I need are Concert, Wish, Show, and self-titled.

Japanese Whispers is fucking great. Even for a mini-singles album, the songs are fantastic and beautifully weird. The four b-sides are just as good as the four singles. My only complaint is that it's only eight tracks long.

eversonpoe
12-17-2013, 10:08 AM
Japanese Whispers is fucking great. Even for a mini-singles album, the songs are fantastic and beautifully weird. The four b-sides are just as good as the four singles. My only complaint is that it's only eight tracks long.

but it's 8 solid tracks that are all fantastic with no filler (although most cure albums don't have much in the way of filler, in my opinion).

Ryan
12-17-2013, 04:15 PM
Last month saw me drop a sizable cash pile into Amazon and eBay to round out my Cure LP collection. In one week, I purchased vinyl originals of Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Japanese Whispers, The Top, The Head On The Door, KM KM KM, Entreat and Wild Mood Swings. I also threw down a wad for that super-rare Faith re-issue from 2008 with the bonus tracks. I think the only Cure LPs I need are Concert, Wish, Show, and self-titled.

Japanese Whispers is fucking great. Even for a mini-singles album, the songs are fantastic and beautifully weird. The four b-sides are just as good as the four singles. My only complaint is that it's only eight tracks long.

Yep. Just One Kiss is my favorite Cure track. Check out the extended version of it on YouTube that is still only available on vinyl and cassette. It's even better than the original and twice as long with an extended intro.

While Join The Dots is quite complete, it's still missing really good extended versions like the above, and remixes that really add to the original like High (Higher Mix) from the Wish era.

blugel
12-17-2013, 04:31 PM
Yep. Just One Kiss is my favorite Cure track. Check out the extended version of it on YouTube that is still only available on vinyl and cassette. It's even better than the original and twice as long with an extended intro.

While Join The Dots is quite complete, it's still missing really good extended versions like the above, and remixes that really add to the original like High (Higher Mix) from the Wish era.


I'm not the biggest fan of remixes done for their singles, but those remixes for all of the Wish singles were all amazing! Wish (har har) they could've kept the remixes good for WMS...

mostlymad
12-17-2013, 05:55 PM
While Join The Dots is quite complete, it's still missing really good extended versions like the above, and remixes that really add to the original like High (Higher Mix) from the Wish era.

I loved the "Higher Mix" of High so much more than the album version. A friend had given me that version on a mix tape, and I hadn't heard the album version until I got the album. I was actually quite disappointed with the album version.

Ryan
12-17-2013, 06:01 PM
Speaking of the Wish era, it will be great when that friggin deluxe edition comes out with non-cassette rips of Lost Wishes on the bonus disc.

mostlymad
12-17-2013, 06:25 PM
Speaking of the Wish era, it will be great when that friggin deluxe edition comes out with non-cassette rips of Lost Wishes on the bonus disc.

Yep, I have those rips on disk, somewhere. Not all that great quality, so I don't dig them out much.

Your Name Here
12-17-2013, 07:24 PM
Is the Wish Deluxe Edition ever going to come out? I hope it does.

I guess it goes without saying that Disintegration is a masterpiece, I would easily place it as one of my top ten albums of all time. However there is more to the Cure than Disintegration, The Head On The Door, Faith, Seventeen Seconds, Pornography, Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me, and of coarse Wish (please release the Deluxe Edition). One of my favorite bands.

mostlymad
12-18-2013, 12:34 PM
Holy crap, just saw what he wrote on the guitar up for auction at the moment. "I'd love to watch him sleep / I'd love to watch him dream." How very cool. Worth whatever wins the bid, in my opinion.

Ryan
12-18-2013, 02:00 PM
Holy crap, just saw what he wrote on the guitar up for auction at the moment. "I'd love to watch him sleep / I'd love to watch him dream."

Why he still hasn't released a studio version of A Boy I Never Knew I don't understand. It's an incredible song.

edit: well, that studio demo version leaked, but it wasn't great quality, and there are live versions.

mostlymad
12-18-2013, 04:20 PM
Even crappy rips and cell phone videos make that sound like a song that should have booted at least two songs from the eponymous album.

Ryan
12-18-2013, 04:21 PM
That, and Strum and Please Come Home that leaked from those sessions, the latter especially.

jmtd
01-02-2014, 02:26 PM
I've got some cure leaks to source it seems!

My fave non join-the-dots a/b sides from that era are just one kiss 12" (*fairly* sure, from memory, it's the 7" mix in JtD) and pictures of you 12".

Ryan
01-02-2014, 08:09 PM
I've got some cure leaks to source it seems!

Here: http://www33.zippyshare.com/v/42734563/file.html


It also includes a "cleaned up" version of A Boy I Never Knew that a fan created, taking away cracks in the audio etc.

mostlymad
02-03-2014, 08:49 AM
Yeah, I'm on standby, holding my previous post, ready to eat the words anytime. Well, I'd like them to put it off just a little, so I can rebuild my account from the damage my job did to my paychecks a few months ago. I am one of the few that puts The Top in my list of favorite albums of all time. And Kiss Me would be magnificent. It looks like "Torture" was also debuted. I'm not going to miss this, if given a clear chance. I missed the other Trilogies, damn it.

Omnomnomnom

Craig Tweeted a billion links to the press release stating this is happening as well as releasing the previously shelved other half of 4:13.

theburningreptile
02-03-2014, 08:58 AM
Yay. New album! Live DVD's and the third Trilogy, playing The Top, The Head on the Door and Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me.

r_z
02-03-2014, 09:42 AM
great news! always hoped they'd put out the second disc of 4:13... eventually.

Ryan
02-03-2014, 04:41 PM
"4:14 Scream" - I dig that!


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-JabasA3xkwk/Uu-Fm1vQE7I/AAAAAAAACdE/rPpX-jg_r2c/s1600/Cure+2014+press+release.jpg

r_z
02-03-2014, 05:16 PM
thats means release on april the 14th, right?

Piko
02-03-2014, 05:26 PM
Not necessarily... Dream was supposed to come out on a 13th, but didn't.

piggy
02-03-2014, 10:05 PM
Here's hoping we can finally get those god damned The Cure In Orange and Show DVDs.

thevoid99
02-03-2014, 10:14 PM
Here's hoping we can finally get those god damned The Cure In Orange and Show DVDs.

Agreed. Hell, why don't they release an entire collection of their videos and all sorts of archives for a video/film anthology? And will there be any plans for Wish to get the deluxe treatment very soon.

piggy
02-03-2014, 11:15 PM
And will there be any plans for Wish to get the deluxe treatment very soon.
I know, right? I've been bitching about that one for some time now. Sadly, it probably won't happen this year, since it looks like a very full schedule.

Ryan
02-04-2014, 12:07 AM
Let's bear this in mind:

>>

No further details were offered of the touring or release plans — although fans should always be wary of Smith’s announcements of new material.
In 2009, upon revealing plans for a deluxe reissue of Disintegration, Smith also teased a number of releases (http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2009/10/08/the-cure-disintegration-tracklist-reissue-remaster-deluxe-edition/) that have yet to see the light of day, including DVD reissues of “The Cure in Orange” and “Show,” a boxed set of BBC recordings and a sequel to 1990 remix collection Mixed Up.

http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2014/02/03/cure-new-album-414-scream-trilogy-tour/

frankie teardrop
02-04-2014, 01:12 PM
yeah, i wouldn't get too caught up in the excitement. a friend of mine has an in with one of the band members (don't ask, i'm not telling), and the general consensus is that robert is full of crap, yet again.

Ryan
02-04-2014, 03:55 PM
^ Roger O'Donnell?

Ryan
02-04-2014, 08:56 PM
Tuesday, February 4, 2014 What we might expect from '4:14 Scream' (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2014/02/what-we-might-expect-from-414-scream.html)
Going back through some of the old 4:13 era articles and some more recent stuff, and thought it would be fun to put together a list of songs that might be included on 4:14 Scream.

Songs that could be on it:
A Boy I Never Knew
Please Come Home
(Both of these were from 'The Cure' sessions, but said to have been re-recorded during the '4:13' sessions)

Strum (from 'The Cure' sessions)
Lusting Here In Your Mind (from the '4:13' sessions)
Christmas Without You (from the '4:13' sessions)
An unknown number of instrumentals (from the '4:13' sessions)

In an NME interview (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com/2012/03/robert-interview-in-new-nme.html) (March 2012), Robert said he "has 12 tracks, including instrumentals, that he wants to release, but only as part of a double 4:13 album." In that same interview, he says 4 songs on '4:13' should be on '4:14', and 4 on '4:14' should be on '4:13'. Hoping Robert will tell us which ones should be switched, then we can all make proper versions of the albums, the way he originally envisioned them.

Robert told UOL (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com/2013/04/robert-interview-with-uol.html) (April 2013) the following: "my personal favorite is the album that we're about to launch. I think it's definitely my favorite kind of music. There's a song on the album called "Christmas Without You". It's the best song I've ever written."
The song (which was said to be about the death of a close friend) was recorded during the '4:13 Dream' sessions. In this Blender interview (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com/2008/03/new-album-article-from-blender.html) (March 2008), Robert called it “one of the most unhappy things we’ve ever recorded”

Overall, the tone of the album should be "dark", as it was always referred to as the darker side of the 2 albums. However, as Robert said, he had to switch a few songs up, to give '4:13' a bit more balance, so it's not out of the question that there could be some lighter moments on this one. Just hope and pray there's not another 'The Only One' on this! :)

Piko
02-04-2014, 10:56 PM
As long as those songs see the light of day, I'll be happy. I won't turn down a new Cure album though.

thevoid99
02-05-2014, 12:53 AM
I just hope the production for the new record is better than the last one as I had some issues with the production on 4:13 Dream. I'm looking forward to the dark sound and hear what Roger and Reeves will add to the songs if they're involved in the re-recordings.

october_midnight
03-30-2014, 03:09 PM
Robert isn't too pumped on 4:14 it seems. (http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/03/robert-smith-says-the-cures-new-album-is-a-bit-of-a-sore-point/)

Ryan
03-30-2014, 05:13 PM
Robert isn't too pumped on 4:14 it seems. (http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/03/robert-smith-says-the-cures-new-album-is-a-bit-of-a-sore-point/)

lol at "not good at planning long term" - we know that Robert.

also awesome to see "2 Late" get it's live debut recently and the resurface of Jupiter Crash and Harold And Joe.

ophelia_
03-30-2014, 09:15 PM
Can we just take a moment to appreciate the fact that The Cure did a 45 SONG SETLIST(!) at their shows at the Royal Albert Hall in London?

45 SONGS!
http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-cure/2014/royal-albert-hall-london-england-2bc2740a.html

When I've seen them they played 3 hour longs sets, which I thought was amazing... But these shows must have been even longer.

Pretty incredible given that bands half their age couldn't even be fucked playing for an hour when they're "headlining".

thevoid99
03-30-2014, 11:08 PM
I wish I was at that show.

Prettybrokenspiral
03-31-2014, 02:24 AM
Robert isn't too pumped on 4:14 it seems. (http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/03/robert-smith-says-the-cures-new-album-is-a-bit-of-a-sore-point/)

Blah blah blah, Bob. "This summer" is Cure-speak for *maybe* in the next five years or so.

It's amazing how polarising this man can be. It's been nearly five years since the Disintegration reissue and going on six since 4:13 Dream, which was abhorrent, to say the least. He's been talking up the album's darker half since the days when 4:13 was slated to be a double record, and it turns out he still hasn't even put words to the tracks yet.

He's a nostalgia act at this point. He tours every year for months on end, which explains why no new reissues or new material is forthcoming. And yet, it's very hard to be upset with a guy who's playing massive four-hour, 45-song sets like the RAH show the other night. I almost wish he'd save 4:14 for the day 4:13 gets it's reissue treatment, record one final album (for real this time!) with the current lineup, and then just tour the old stuff into oblivion.

Ryan
03-31-2014, 08:55 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014 "AS CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY AS I CAN..." (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/as-clearly-and-succinctly-as-i-can.html)
Robert has a LOT to say today! Official site (http://www.thecure.com/news/1935/as_clearly_and_succinctly_as_i_can) updated with response to the ridiculous negative spin that the online music sites put on his XFM interview and lots more. Thank you, Robert!

"I HAVE LITTLE DESIRE TO BE DRAWN
AND LITTLE CONVICTION IT REALLY MATTERS THAT MUCH...
BUT ON THE BACK OF THE WEARY AND EVER MORE NEGATIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF MY SHORT POST SATURDAY RAH SHOW CHAT WITH XFM
I WILL TRY TO EXPLAIN A VERY SIMPLE CHAIN OF EVENTS AS CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY AS I CAN, GIVEN A NUMBER OF GENUINE CONSTRAINTS…

AS CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY AS I CAN": I THINK '4:13 DREAM' IS AN EXCELLENT CURE ALBUM, AND ALL THE B-SIDES ARE FAB… BUT THE CULMINATION OF THE PROJECT WASNT QUITE WHAT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN, AS 16 OF THE ORIGINAL 33 SONGS WERE 'LEFT ON THE SHELF'...

AND MY PLAN THIS SUNNY SPRING MONDAY AT THE END OF MARCH IS TO GET TO THE POINT IN THE NEXT MONTH OR THREE WHERE WE CAN RELEASE:

1)A LTD EDITION '4:26 DREAM' DOUBLE CD ALBUM OF 26 SONGS (ALL REMIXED) - IE. 'THE ORIGINAL 4:13 DREAM SESSIONS CONCEPT ALBUM' (INCLUDING THE 'INSTRUMENTALS WITH WORDS') - OF WHICH 10 TRACKS OR MORE WILL BE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED…

2) A LTD EDITION '4:14 SCREAM' SINGLE CD ALBUM OF 14 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONGS - ALBEIT SOME OF THEM MAY ALSO BE ON '4:26 DREAM'… BUT THESE '4:14 SCREAM' VERSIONS WILL ALL HAVE WORDS AND VOCALS…

AND I WILL BE OVERCOME WITH AN IRRESISTIBLE URGE** TO FINISH SOME (ALL?!!) OF THE OTHER OUTSTANDING CURE PROJECTS
LIKE 'LIVE IN PARIS 2008' AND 'REFLECTIONS 2011' AND 'SUMMERCURE 2012' AND 'LATAM 2013' (AND 'RAH TCT 2014'?!!)

…AND CREATE SOME NEW NEW MUSIC WITH THIS CURRENT CURE LINEUP...

PS
"AS CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY AS I CAN":
I STILL PREFER PHYSICAL RELEASES TO VIRTUAL… gulp!
PPS
*"Having said all that, I have no idea… I really don't. I'm really bad at planning long-term stuff." - ME, AT THE WEEKEND…"

Prettybrokenspiral
03-31-2014, 10:52 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014

"AS CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY AS I CAN..." (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/as-clearly-and-succinctly-as-i-can.html)



Until this limited edition "4:26/4:14" package is in my hands, this whole statement is just more rambling nonsense. Not that I'm holding my breath for anything remarkable, given how bad 4:13 Dream was.

"I THINK '4:13 DREAM' IS AN EXCELLENT CURE ALBUM"

Good to see Robert still has a sense of humor though..

Ryan
04-01-2014, 04:55 PM
Robert commits to so many projects and can never keep up with himself.

I'm glad he said the 4:13 b-sides from the singles are "fab" because they are. Especially Down Under and Without You.

Your Name Here
04-01-2014, 05:09 PM
Whatever happened to the remastered and expanded edition of Wish?

thevoid99
04-01-2014, 11:47 PM
Whatever happened to the remastered and expanded edition of Wish?

That's what I want to know. Any plans for Wild Mood Swings and Bloodflowers to get that treatment as well?

jmtd
04-02-2014, 03:25 AM
To be honest I liked Robert's update, perhaps label interference/contractual obligations really do explain how 4:13 ended up a single side. Was it any good, by the way? I never picked it up. The band tension aspect also makes sense to me. I can't imagine how he could put out a 4:13 remix (essentially) on fiction though, if geffen have the rights. Anyway, we'll see. Surprised to see a list of canned projects that he wants to work on that are IMHO not interesting (except orange) but no wish deluxe...

Prettybrokenspiral
04-02-2014, 07:24 AM
Was it any good, by the way? I never picked it up..

The general consensus amongst the fanbase is that it's absolute crap. The compression on it makes it borderline unlistenable in parts, and the whole thing sounds like a rehash of past glories.

And then there's this: http://m.pitchfork.com/news/54605-robert-smith-clarifies-his-comments-about-the-cures-next-album/

So he hates the title 4:14 Scream, but he's going to use the title anyway? Riiiight. Any hope I had for the "dark half" of these sessions being better than 4:13 is waning fast..

Prettybrokenspiral
04-02-2014, 07:30 AM
And just to clarify, since I've been bitching about the Cure for the last few days: I'm going to be all over those live DVDs, if they in fact get released. No issues there, unless he fucks up the audio on those as well.

I'm hard on Robert because, for a large part of my teenage years, they were my favorite thing ever. So it pains me to see him piss on his legacy with half-assed albums and ill-advised ideas. He could release the Wish, WMS and Bloodflowers reissues at any time and placate 3/4 of his diehards. All he needs to do is stop sitting on his own hands.

r_z
04-02-2014, 08:25 AM
You know, I quite liked 4:13 Dream. Adding the b-sides to the sequence made for a good album, imo.

1. All Kinds Of Stuff
2. The Only One
3. The Reasons Why
4. Sirensong
5. The Real Snwo White
6. The Hungry Ghost
7. The Perfect Boy
8. Without You
9. This. Here And Now. With You.
10. Sleep When I'm Dead
11. NY Trip
12. It's Over
13. Underneath The Stars

I'm on bord with what you said about the mixing, tho. Thus it's interesting that they plan to remix the whole thing.

Ryan
04-03-2014, 01:32 AM
New Robert interview with NME (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/new-robert-interview-with-nme.html)
From NME (http://www.nme.com/news/the-cure/76461):

The Cure's Robert Smith reveals new album details – and says '4:14 Scream' is 'a terrible title'

Frontman says album will be a mix of brand new songs and material left over since 2008

The Cure frontman Robert Smith has revealed that the group's next album will be a mix of brand new material and unused material from 2008's '4:13 Dream', their most recent record.

Smith wanted that album to be a double, but a single album was eventually released.

Speaking to NME following the group's performance for Teenage Cancer Trust at London's Royal Albert Hall on Saturday (March 29), Smith said of the album: "There’s new stuff that we’re doing with this line-up and stuff we finished with the old line-up."

Asked why it's taken so long to release the tracks, Smith said: "Honestly? Just pure bloody mindedness. I was so fucking angry that [the label] wouldn’t release a double album that I wouldn’t give them the other songs."

The album also follows the solidification of a new line-up of The Cure, featuring Reeves Gabrels of David Bowie's Tin Machine on guitar. Smith said that the new line-up was the catalyst for adding new material to the '4:13 Dream' leftovers.

"A lot of stuff happened, unfortunately, with the last line-up of the band," said the frontman. "People forget sometimes that even when you get older, when you play music with people, there’s a very intense relationship there and when that breaks down then it’s very difficult to just pretend it doesn’t matter. The last line-up, there were a number of reasons why I felt unable to complete what we were doing. It was impossible to just get another line-up and bang out the songs we didn’t release; it would have been wrong."

Reflecting its turbulent origins, the album is tentatively named '4:14 Scream', but Smith believes it's "a dreadful title. Andy who does our covers has done a really great album cover for it, a kind of pastiche of me doing a scream, so maybe we'll keep it. It’s one of those reverse psychology things, where it’s so bad it’s good."

In addition to the new album, the band have said that they will also be releasing a series of live concert DVDs this year, and are planning on taking another 'Trilogy' style tour on the road later this year. The original tour took place in 2002 and saw The Cure headline a string of festivals and gigs in Brussels and Berlin in which they played the albums 'Pornography', 'Disintegration' and 'Bloodflowers' in their entirety. The second tour under the title in 2011 called 'Reflections' saw 'Three Imaginary Boys', 'Seventeen Seconds' and 'Faith' performed in full.

Interesting about Andy's album cover for 4:14. So something like the photo Robert posted here (http://www.thecure.com/news/1935/as_clearly_and_succinctly_as_i_can)?

>>

The Guardian responds to Robert's comments (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/the-guardian-respond-to-roberts-comments.html)
From The Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2014/apr/01/the-cure-marathon-gigs-royal-albert-hall?INTCMP=ILCNETTXT3487):

Why the Cure's marathon gigs might not be the best way to play

The Cure have announced their unhappiness at our reviewer saying they played too long at the Royal Albert Hall this weekend. But, she says, brevity is a virtue

• Read Caroline Sullivan's original review here (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/mar/30/the-cure-review-royal-albert-hall-numbing)

In the run-up to the annual Teenage Cancer Trust gig series at the Royal Albert Hall last week, the charity’s website noted that the Friday and Saturday headliners, The Cure, would be playing three-hour sets (http://www.teenagecancertrust.org/what-we-do/royal-albert-hall/2014/), with no support act. In the event, they were onstage for around three-and-a-half hours, slotting in 45 songs each night. That’s pretty remarkable (though their 50-song, four-hour show (http://craigjparker.blogspot.co.uk/2013/04/the-cure-plays-mexico-city-tonight.html) in Mexico City last year is the one to beat), bespeaking a fan/band relationship where the passion has only increased over the years. Going by reaction on Twitter, many people considered it one of the best shows they’d ever seen, and reacted angrily to reviews in the Guardian (http://www.theguardian.com/music/2014/mar/30/the-cure-review-royal-albert-hall-numbing) and elsewhere (http://www.standard.co.uk/goingout/music/the-cure-royal-albert-hall--music-review-9225404.html) that suggested there could be too much of a good thing.

>>

Robert responds to the Guardian's response (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2014/04/robert-responds-to-guardians-response.html)
Posted by @thcure (https://twitter.com/thecure) overnight:

LAZY NONSENSICAL CONTENT ASIDE; WE WERE DRIVEN TO REACT TO CAROLINE SULLIVAN’S ‘REVIEW’BY THE BLATANT DISHONESTY OF HER ACCOMPANYING COMMENT "I have it on good authority that the band have read the review and liked it." IT WAS SIMPLY TOO MUCH TO IGNORE…

HAVING EXPOSED THE LIE, WE FIGURED WE WOULD AT THE VERY LEAST GET SOME KIND OF A HANDS IN THE AIR “IT’S A FAIR COP GUV” FROM HER FOR ATTEMPTING SUCH A BANAL SELF SERVING DECEPTION… WE THOUGHT THERE MIGHT EVEN BE A FAINT CHANCE THAT SHE WOULD BE MOVED TO APOLOGISE TO HER READERS FOR MAKING STUFF UP!

BUT AS COMMENT BY COMMENT SHE DIGS HER EVASIVE HOLE A LITTLE DEEPER, IT WOULD SEEM WE HOPED FOR TOO MUCH…A SHAME. WE ALWAYS THOUGHT THE GUARDIAN AND ITS JOURNALISTS VALUED TRUTH?

“OK, Robert. Buy you a drink?”... gulp!!! HONESTLY? ummm… WE WOULD PREFER YOU JUST REVIEWED WITH A TAD MORE UNDERSTANDING AND HONESTY AND CONSIDERING LINES LIKE “Not as scary […] as Robert Smith in full fig” MAYBE THREW A FEW LESS STONES? OR MOVED OUT OF YOUR GLASS HOUSE?!!

"Rock is about grabbing people's attention." REALLY? THAT’S WHAT WE ARE SUPPOSED TO ‘BE ABOUT’? YOU THINK THAT’S IT? IT WOULD EXPLAIN A LOT

WE WILL NOW DRAW A LINE UNDER THE ‘SAD BITTER JUNK REVIEW’ EPISODE, AND SLIP BACK OUT INTO THE WORLD WITH A SHAKE OF THE HEAD AND A SMILE…PREFERRING THE OLD GOTH DISNEY DICTUM TO ROCKER SIMMONS’;“WE ARE NOT TRYING TO ENTERTAIN THE CRITICS;WE’LL TAKE OUR CHANCES WITH THE PUBLIC”

Articles about this: Paste (http://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2014/04/the-cures-robert-smith-goes-all-caps-crazy-on-a-cr.html) / Spin (http://www.spin.com/articles/cure-robert-smith-guardian-critic-rant-london/?utm_source=spintwitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=spintwitter) / Stereogum (http://www.stereogum.com/1673256/the-cures-robert-smith-goes-nuts-on-guardian-critic/franchises/wheres-the-beef/) / Consequence of Sound (http://consequenceofsound.net/2014/04/read-robert-smiths-epic-takedown-of-a-music-critics-negative-review/) / Pitchfork (http://pitchfork.com/news/54626-the-cures-robert-smith-rips-into-sad-bitter-guardian-critic-with-lengthy-all-caps-screeds/) / Holy Moly (http://www.holymoly.com/music/news/robert-smith-cure-goes-epic-twitter-rant-lazy-journalists68979)

Shadaloo
04-13-2014, 06:52 PM
I'm listening to the BBC sessions 1979-1985 bootleg for the first time and okay how the fuck did this not get an official release

I'd argue that some of these recordings are better than the studio versions by far.

Ryan
04-28-2014, 11:38 PM
Monday, March 31, 2014

"AS CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY AS I CAN..." (http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/as-clearly-and-succinctly-as-i-can.html)

-snip-


Just re-reading this and I don't know if I missed this part or if it was published later, but I wonder which track it is, and why it is being omitted?

(the bit I put in bold red...)

http://www.thecure.com/news/1935/as_clearly_and_succinctly_as_i_can

AS CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY AS I CAN...

"Having said all that, I have no idea… I really don't. I'm really bad at planning long-term stuff."*
I HAVE LITTLE DESIRE TO BE DRAWN
AND LITTLE CONVICTION IT REALLY MATTERS THAT MUCH...
BUT ON THE BACK OF THE WEARY AND EVER MORE NEGATIVE INTERPRETATIONS OF MY SHORT POST SATURDAY RAH SHOW CHAT WITH XFM
I WILL TRY TO EXPLAIN A VERY SIMPLE CHAIN OF EVENTS AS CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY AS I CAN, GIVEN A NUMBER OF GENUINE CONSTRAINTS…
LIKE NOT WANTING TO NAME TOO MANY NAMES OR POINT TOO MANY FINGERS

IN 2007 THE CURE (ME, SIMON, JASON AND PORL THOMPSON) REHEARSED AND RECORDED 33 SONGS WITH THE INTENTION OF CREATING A DOUBLE CD ALBUM CONTAINING APPROXIMATELY 2 HOURS OF MUSIC:
13 SONGS ON EACH DISC, MOST WITH WORDS AND VOCALS, BUT A FEW WITH WORDS AND NO VOCALS (IE. 'INSTRUMENTALS WITH WORDS'…!) - THE RUNNING ORDER WAS FLUID, AS I WAS CONSTANTLY REARRANGING THE ORDER IN WHICH THE 33 A4 'MASTER SHEETS' WERE STUCK ON THE WALL OF THE CONTROL ROOM… CHOICE CHANGED DEPENDING ON THE PROGRESS OF THE RECORDING…
WE PLANNED TO RELEASE 4 OF THE ALBUM SONGS AS 'SINGLES', PLUS 4 'B-SIDES'…
LEAVING A 'MARGIN OF ERROR' (SHOULD WE NEED IT) OF 3 SONGS…
HOWEVER, TOWARDS THE END OF THE PROJECT, I RAN OUT OF THE ENERGY AND CONVICTION I NEEDED TO RESIST A GROWING COMMERCIAL (AND TEMPORAL) PRESSURE FROM INDIVIDUALS AND RELEASE STRUCTURES I WAS OBLIGED TO WORK WITH, AND (TO MY DISCREDIT?!!) ABANDONED THE DOUBLE ALBUM/INSTRUMENTALS PLAN…
INSTEAD I COMPILED '4:13 DREAM' (13 SONGS WITH WORDS AND VOCALS), AND IT WAS THIS SINGLE CD ALBUM, ALONG WITH THE 4 OTHER 'B-SIDE' SONGS ACCOMPANYING THE 4 (REMIXED) SINGLES, THAT WAS RELEASED IN 2008
COMPILING A SINGLE CD ALBUM REQUIRED A DIFFERENT APPROACH (FOR ONE THING THERE WAS NO LONGER THE TIME TO 'SPREAD OUT' AND CONNECT THE DIFFERENT MOODS AS I HAD ORIGINALLY INTENDED… )
AND AS A CONSEQUENCE A NUMBER OF (MY FAVOURITE!) SLOWER SONGS AND INSTRUMENTAL PIECES WERE LEFT UNFINISHED AND UNRELEASED
"AS CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY AS I CAN": I THINK '4:13 DREAM' IS AN EXCELLENT CURE ALBUM, AND ALL THE B-SIDES ARE FAB… BUT THE CULMINATION OF THE PROJECT WASNT QUITE WHAT IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN, AS 16 OF THE ORIGINAL 33 SONGS WERE 'LEFT ON THE SHELF'...
IN 2009 PORL THOMPSON LEFT THE BAND
AND THAT VERSION OF THE CURE WAS OVER
FOR GOOD
AND LIFE CARRIED ON…
IN 2010 THE CURE HAD 'A YEAR AWAY'
IN 2011 ROGER O'DONNELL REJOINED THE BAND AND THE CURE PLAYED AROUND THE WORLD…
AND ENOUGH TIME HAD PASSED…
AND I GOT THE URGE TO REVISIT OUR 'LIVE IN PARIS 2008' FILM TO SEE HOW FAR WE HAD GOT WITH IT…
AND FOR THE FIRST TIME IN 3 YEARS LISTENED TO THE UNRELEASED '4:13 DREAM' SESSION SONGS...
AND I FOUND I STILL LIKED THEM… ALBEIT I WASN'T SURE ABOUT SOME OF THE LYRICS...
…SO I STARTED WRITING NEW WORDS FOR THE INSTRUMENTAL SONGS
AND I STARTED SINGING THEM
AND RESINGING OTHERS
AND I BEGAN THINKING OF WAYS TO FINISH OFF THE PROJECT TO MY SATISFACTION
AND LIFE CARRIED ON…
IN 2012 REEVES GABRELS JOINED THE BAND AND THE CURE PLAYED AROUND THE WORLD…
AND (MAINLY BECAUSE OF THIS 'PLAYING AROUND THE WORLD' AND 'LIFE CARRYING ON' STUFF) OTHER UNFINISHED PROJECTS STARTED MOUNTING UP…
IN 2013 THE CURE CONTINUED PLAYING SHOWS AROUND THE WORLD…
AND THE PERFORMANCES GOT BETTER AND BETTER…
AND LIFE...

IN 2014 THE CURE CONTINUE(D) PLAYING SHOWS AROUND THE WORLD…
AND MY PLAN THIS SUNNY SPRING MONDAY AT THE END OF MARCH IS TO GET TO THE POINT IN THE NEXT MONTH OR THREE WHERE WE CAN RELEASE:
1)
A LTD EDITION '4:26 DREAM' DOUBLE CD ALBUM OF 26 SONGS (ALL REMIXED) - IE. 'THE ORIGINAL 4:13 DREAM SESSIONS CONCEPT ALBUM' (INCLUDING THE 'INSTRUMENTALS WITH WORDS') - OF WHICH 10 TRACKS OR MORE WILL BE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED…
2)
A LTD EDITION '4:14 SCREAM' SINGLE CD ALBUM OF 14 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED SONGS - ALBEIT SOME OF THEM MAY ALSO BE ON '4:26 DREAM'… BUT THESE '4:14 SCREAM' VERSIONS WILL ALL HAVE WORDS AND VOCALS…

"AS CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY AS I CAN"?!!:
ITS MAYBE STILL A BIT TRICKY TO EXPLAIN WITHOUT TITLES AND LYRICS AND…
MUSIC!!!
BUT...
OF THE ORIGINAL 33 SONGS RECORDED IN 2008
32 WILL GET RELEASED
(THERE'S ALWAYS ONE…!)
AND I WILL BE OVERCOME WITH AN IRRESISTIBLE URGE** TO FINISH SOME (ALL?!!) OF THE OTHER OUTSTANDING CURE PROJECTS
LIKE 'LIVE IN PARIS 2008' AND 'REFLECTIONS 2011' AND 'SUMMERCURE 2012' AND 'LATAM 2013' (AND 'RAH TCT 2014'?!!)

…AND CREATE SOME NEW NEW MUSIC WITH THIS CURRENT CURE LINEUP...

"Down, down, deeper and down… "
HA!
AND ONWARDS
RSX

PS
"AS CLEARLY AND SUCCINCTLY AS I CAN":
I STILL PREFER PHYSICAL RELEASES TO VIRTUAL… gulp!
PPS
*"Having said all that, I have no idea… I really don't. I'm really bad at planning long-term stuff." - ME, AT THE WEEKEND…
**"TRUE ART IS CHARACTERISED BY AN IRRESISTIBLE URGE IN THE CREATIVE ARTIST"… EINSTEIN, SOMETIME EARLIER!!!

jmtd
04-29-2014, 03:56 AM
I'm listening to the BBC sessions 1979-1985 bootleg for the first time and okay how the fuck did this not get an official release

I'd argue that some of these recordings are better than the studio versions by far.

It's great isn't it... That's the one with "desperate journalist" on it? Iirc the "a forest" is a stormer too

imail724
04-29-2014, 03:07 PM
It's great isn't it... That's the one with "desperate journalist" on it? Iirc the "a forest" is a stormer tooCan you point me in the direction of this? Doesn't seem to be on what.cd

jmtd
04-29-2014, 04:29 PM
Can you point me in the direction of this? Doesn't seem to be on what.cd

I don't remember a cd release (mines a vinyl rip) but I'll take a look around

october_midnight
09-09-2014, 11:52 AM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDxDW9jEjHg

Ryan
09-09-2014, 05:16 PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uDxDW9jEjHg

http://craigjparker.blogspot.com.au/2014/09/the-cure-cover-hello-goodbye.html?m=1

Judging by no Porl, Roger, or Reeves in the band, and by the stickers on Robert's guitar, this appears to have been recorded between 2009 - 2011. Guessing 2011 based on this first being reported by The Sun on April 11th, 2011. Articles here.


Also, according to The Art of McCartney website, Robert will do a solo cover of 'C Moon' by Wings. It will not be on the standard CD, only the Deluxe Set & Triple Vinyl Shoulder Pack. Press release says if you pre-order , you get a download now of 'Hello Goodbye'.


From The Guardian:


Hear the Cure cover the Beatles on their first new recording for six years – exclusive


Version of Hello Goodbye comes from forthcoming all-star tribute album to Sir Paul McCartney


November 17 sees the release of the tribute album to end tribute albums – a 34-song salute to Sir Paul McCartney, featuring the likes of Bob Dylan, Brian Wilson, Kiss, Barry Gibb, Dr John, BB King and more. Needless to say, The Art of McCartney comes in 327 formats of varying levels of deluxitude, from a simple two-CD set all the way up to a box set featuring a “specially designed Hofner violin bass shaped USB with flac files of the album”.


But you want to know what the music’s like, don’t you? Here’s a very special taste, in the form of the first new recording from the Cure for six years – a version of Hello Goodbye, featuring Sir Paul’s son James on keyboards. Have a listen and let us know what you think.


Articles about this: Spin / Pitchfork / Vanyaland / Diffuser / USA Today / ABC News / Slicing Up Eyeballs / Consequence of Sound / Elmore Magazine / Live4Ever / Something Else / NME / Rolling Stone / Gigwise / RTE Ten / Music-News / Stereoboard

thevoid99
09-09-2014, 10:29 PM
That's a fucking good cover. That is how it's supposed to be done. Not that crap version by the Jonas Brothers for Target.

jmtd
09-10-2014, 03:43 AM
Good stuff. Goes on too long though, faithful to the original.

Ryan
12-22-2014, 05:26 AM
The Cure at Hammersmith Apollo (12-21-14)

Dec. 21st, 2014
Eventim Hammersmith Apollo in London, England
Doors 6:30 PM / And Also The Trees 7 - 7:45 / The Cure 8:07 - 11:16

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, Kyoto Song (last played June 21st, 2008), A Night Like This, alt.end, Wailing Wall(last played Nov. 17th, 1984), Bananafishbones, The Caterpillar, The Walk, A Man Inside My Mouth (1st time ever played), Close to Me, Lullaby, High, Birdmad Girl, Just Like Heaven, Pictures of You, Before Three, Lovesong, Like Cockatoos (last played Sept. 6th, 2004), From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Want, The Hungry Ghost, One Hundred Years, Give Me It

1st encore: The Empty World (last played Oct. 17th, 1984), Charlotte Sometimes, Primary, The Top
2nd encore: Dressing Up, Piggy in the Mirror (last played Dec. 17th, 1997), Never Enough, Wrong Number
3rd encore: Three Imaginary Boys, M, Play For Today, A Forest
Robert: "We're probably going to overrun a bit but pfft it's Christmas"
4th encore: The Lovecats, Let's Go to Bed, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry, Hey You (last played March 5th, 2004).

eversonpoe
12-22-2014, 09:37 AM
The Cure at Hammersmith Apollo (12-21-14)



Dec. 21st, 2014
Eventim Hammersmith Apollo in London, England
Doors 6:30 PM / And Also The Trees 7 - 7:45 / The Cure 8:07 - 11:16

Setlist: Shake Dog Shake, Kyoto Song (last played June 21st, 2008), A Night Like This, alt.end, Wailing Wall(last played Nov. 17th, 1984), Bananafishbones, The Caterpillar, The Walk, A Man Inside My Mouth (1st time ever played), Close to Me, Lullaby, High, Birdmad Girl, Just Like Heaven, Pictures of You, Before Three, Lovesong, Like Cockatoos (last played Sept. 6th, 2004), From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea, Want, The Hungry Ghost, One Hundred Years, Give Me It

1st encore: The Empty World (last played Oct. 17th, 1984), Charlotte Sometimes, Primary, The Top
2nd encore: Dressing Up, Piggy in the Mirror (last played Dec. 17th, 1997), Never Enough, Wrong Number
3rd encore: Three Imaginary Boys, M, Play For Today, A Forest
Robert: "We're probably going to overrun a bit but pfft it's Christmas"
4th encore: The Lovecats, Let's Go to Bed, Why Can't I Be You?, Boys Don't Cry, Hey You (last played March 5th, 2004).

so they essentially played the entirety of the top? that makes me SO HAPPY.

frankie teardrop
12-22-2014, 10:51 AM
yup. pretty amazing. i have tickets for the 23rd but i won't be able to make it due to poor holiday planning and super expensive flights :(.

not only are they playing all of the top (one of the most underrated cure records), the opening band, and also the trees, has been a long-standing favorite of mine for YEARS. they haven't been back to the states in maybe 10-20 years at this point, so they were worth the price of admission for me if i could have made it.

if anyone hasn't heard them before, and also the trees are a mix of early angsty cure and literary-driven nick cave. they haven't broken up- have just been releasing records since the 1980s. there are A LOT of cure parallels. lol tolhurst produced a few of their early records and singles, and there's an excellent robert smith mix of their 1989 track 'the pear tree' that expands on the original.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ5e3wVVB4M

frankie teardrop
12-22-2014, 10:52 AM
related and unrelated, are you guys hip to this band & this remix yet?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKXQgw24jJ0

ChipRock
12-22-2014, 11:10 AM
I'll be there to see The Cure tomorrow night. I would be really super excited except it seems hardly any time since I saw them last (London again, in March). But yes, the setlist is interesting. I can't help wonder if they will play all of Head on the Door tonight and Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me on Tuesday - I think RS did mention the idea of a (different) trilogy tour a while back. Hmm. With a show like that though it's hard to criticise, whatever happens.
Never heard of And Also The Trees before now... sound good, but not sure I'll end up catching them. Don't get me started on Cranes though. Home town heroes and all round legends.

frankie teardrop
12-22-2014, 11:13 AM
not to oversell them, but if you can make it to the venue in time, definitely make that happen. i don't know what they're playing these days, but if they do any of the following: scarlet arch, virus meadow, a room lives in lucy, etc. you're in for a great opening set!

edit (from 2013):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iOivHqNgpQ

Sutekh
12-22-2014, 12:59 PM
All I want to see is one hundred years :( fate intervenes every time I try and see this band

PS

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z5h2HaYraEY

Ryan
12-22-2014, 03:54 PM
It looks like they're just doing The Top as it is its anniversary (released in 1984), and the merch at the shows features The Top artwork. Weird that they aren't doing it in sequential album order though.

tfang
12-22-2014, 07:27 PM
They changed it up a bit tonight, but, not much, Robert even mentioned a couple times that this was a Top heavy set.

The Cure, in a small venue for extended playing time = Heaven

ChipRock
01-05-2015, 06:01 AM
So I did end up catching And Also The Trees - or part of their set anyway. Pretty good indeed.
The Cure were of course fantastic. I have to say I'm not that familiar with The Top so it was a bit unusual. Generally I preferred the setlist from earlier in the year when they played more recent stuff, and more from Disintegration, but this time I got to see Primary and Charlotte Sometimes which I was rather pleased about. I did have to leave early though to get the last train home from London. Left after Fascination Street I think. It's nice they play long sets, but a shame for those relying on public transport to get home. Oh well!

Shadaloo
02-09-2015, 03:35 PM
Does anybody else tack on all the B-sides and make their own bonus disc edits for each album or am I just a lunatic?

Ryan
02-09-2015, 04:53 PM
Does anybody else tack on all the B-sides and make their own bonus disc edits for each album or am I just a lunatic?

With b-sides as good as theirs I don't blame ya.

r_z
02-10-2015, 04:33 AM
I do the same. Even to the point of resequencing whole albums with the b-sides or replacing bad songs with 'em...

jmtd
04-12-2015, 05:25 AM
The latest So80s compilation has the extended 8min mix of "pictures of you" which, I think, marks the first time it has been made available digitally

Sutekh
04-12-2015, 06:16 AM
Does anybody else tack on all the B-sides and make their own bonus disc edits for each album or am I just a lunatic?

I do this with pretty much every band I'm into, woop woop

it has to be done!

Ryan
04-12-2015, 06:19 AM
Where the hell is 4:14 Scream and 4:26 Scream?!

Prettybrokenspiral
04-12-2015, 06:57 AM
Where the hell is 4:14 Scream and 4:26 Scream?!

Probably on the shelf at the back of the closet, right next to the Wish, WMS, Bloodflowers and S/T remasters that are also never seeing daylight

jmtd
04-12-2015, 10:16 AM
The latest So80s compilation has the extended 8min mix of "pictures of you" which, I think, marks the first time it has been made available digitally

Confirmed: http://www.superdeluxeedition.com/news/blank-jones-so80s-9-track-listing/#comment-851550

Marked "album only" on iTunes, haven't found another digital store yet. Might just get the whole lot, the so80s comps have a good rep.

Really impatient for the wish reissue.

newmodel87
04-12-2015, 08:22 PM
Does anybody else tack on all the B-sides and make their own bonus disc edits for each album or am I just a lunatic?

I frequently do this with albums. In some instances I'll even swap album tracks for superior b-sides or change the tracklisting if I think it will improve things.

ManOfAtom
04-13-2015, 06:17 AM
Robert has covered a Twilight Sad song, which is being released on their new single:

https://youtu.be/ZC2pt3XkhzI

october_midnight
10-05-2015, 01:37 PM
Robert Smith remix of Ride's "Vapour Trail". (http://pitchfork.com/news/61488-the-cures-robert-smith-remixes-rides-vapour-trail/)

To promote the 25th anniversary of Ride's album, though it apparently won't appear on the reissue for some reason...

thevoid99
10-05-2015, 03:38 PM
And here is that remix:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMkgUqforJc

I think it's pretty fucking good.

Ryan
10-06-2015, 01:30 AM
I got excited for a second there.

frankie teardrop
10-06-2015, 02:15 AM
Are you guys familiar with the original song? Literally, all he did here is pretty much add reverb and added delay to the vocals. Pretty lazy remix, imo, especially when you compare the excellent And Also the Trees and Cranes mixes from back in the day.

jmtd
10-06-2015, 09:36 AM
Are you guys familiar with the original song? Literally, all he did here is pretty much add reverb and added delay to the vocals. Pretty lazy remix, imo, especially when you compare the excellent And Also the Trees and Cranes mixes from back in the day.

Did he mix more than Jewel from Cranes? I have (checks) two mixes of Jewel, 7 and 12, and 4 other related files (b-sides etc., not mixed by Smith) from the Jewel singles.

october_midnight
10-06-2015, 11:14 AM
BOOM.

The Cure 2016 Tour Dates:
05/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *
06/10 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion *
06/18 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
* = w/ The Twilight Sad

edit: It's actually a full 25 city North American tour...with all dates to be confirmed in January.

Shadaloo
10-06-2015, 12:10 PM
Oh god. They're gonna do that thing where they come to Toronto and that's the only Canada date. :(

frankie teardrop
10-06-2015, 12:11 PM
Did he mix more than Jewel from Cranes? I have (checks) two mixes of Jewel, 7 and 12, and 4 other related files (b-sides etc., not mixed by Smith) from the Jewel singles.

Nah, just that 12'' mix I linked to a few months ago above. The AATT mix is here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vJ5e3wVVB4M

october_midnight
10-06-2015, 12:14 PM
Oh god. They're gonna do that thing where they come to Toronto and that's the only Canada date. :(

Well, the 2nd date I ever went on with my wife was the show here in Vancouver back in 2008...so fingers crossed.

jmtd
10-08-2015, 05:15 AM
Nah, just that 12'' mix I linked to a few months ago above.

Ah thanks, I hadn't seen your post. There's also a 7" Jewel remix by Robert Smith which is a bit different (not much though). I ripped my vinyl copies a few months ago and asked @xmd5a to see if I'd done a good job, they seemed happy. PM if you're interested.

Cat Mom
10-08-2015, 07:58 AM
BOOM.

The Cure 2016 Tour Dates:
05/22 – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl *
06/10 – Chicago, IL @ UIC Pavilion *
06/18 – New York, NY @ Madison Square Garden *
* = w/ The Twilight Sad

edit: It's actually a full 25 city North American tour...with all dates to be confirmed in January.
I have been enlisted by my husband to attempt to get tickets for the Chicago show. Today. For a show next year in June. Weird.

The last time G and I saw them was in 1997 (http://www.setlist.fm/setlist/the-cure/1997/united-center-chicago-il-3bd7e020.html).

edit: yeah, forget that, I think there were a million people trying to get in on this pre-sale

Cat Mom
10-15-2015, 11:59 AM
HOLY CRAP, I actually scored pretty good pre-sale tickets for the 2nd show. Go figure.

Rdm
10-15-2015, 06:26 PM
So when are the rest of the shows being announced ?

october_midnight
10-15-2015, 06:45 PM
So when are the rest of the shows being announced ?

January...

Ryan
11-08-2015, 03:25 AM
This is the one where they played Burn the first time.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=boG6eYrEpzc

Shadaloo
11-10-2015, 11:51 AM
North American Tour dates!!! (http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/11/the-cure-reveal-full-schedule-for-2016-north-american-tour/) Described as "37 years of Cure songs, mixing hits, rarities, favourites, and as yet unreleased tracks in a brand new stage production."

They're coming to Montreal!!! EEEEE!!!!! :D

october_midnight
11-10-2015, 12:15 PM
Vancouver YUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

ManBurning
11-10-2015, 05:02 PM
Vancouver YUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

I wish I could be as excited as you, but after seeing them 2 years ago at Lollapalooza in Chicago, I'm going to sit this one out. I'm not sure why, but I was kinda bored silly with their performance. It's not even like they suck now, the Cure have great showmanship. They really know how to put on a show for their fans, despite how old they're getting, they still rock out til someone forces them off the stage, haha.

I donno, I guess I just grew out of the Cure. I traveled to Toronto in 2004 to see them on the Curiosa festival, and I enjoyed it then. It's unfortunate because Deer Lake Park is a FANTASTIC venue as well. Just saw a show there for the first time this past September and was impressed with the venue. More bands should play there.

Oh well, I'm happy they're coming either way. You know that weird feeling when you're looking at tour dates (even with shows you know you wouldn't really go to if they came) and you see Vancouver on the list, you just feel better knowing that acts actually took the time to schedule a show here. It's just a good feeling when you don't always get skipped over, as Vancouver seems to be getting skipped over more and more these days then they used to.