It’s no esoteric bit of trivia that The Cure’s Robert Smith joined Siouxsie & The Banshees in 1983, stepping in on guitar after John McGeoch left in October 1982 following a nervous breakdown just prior to the release of A Kiss In The Dreamhouse. This was the second time he joined the Banshees, having previously […]
As one whose real-time experience with The Cure started with Wish, I still have a number of blind spots with their discography and so coming across this article in Paste about the 35th anniversary of their 1987 concert film The Cure In Orange was quite an eye-opener, as I a) didn’t know it existed and […]
The Top is not an especially well-regarded Cure record, but if there’s one positive, it’s that the world tour in support of it yielded this live performance at the Nakano Sun Plaza in Tokyo in October 1984. It was recorded and released as the Live In Japan VHS tape in 1986, the band’s first live […]
It’s a very busy week but it’s also Hallowe’en week so I’m just going to chuck some classic goth-y material at you to get through the month. We’ll start with The Cure and “Charlotte Sometimes”, a non-album, post-Faith single released in October 1981 and based on a 1969 children’s novel.
Simon Gallup has quit The Cure except no, he hasn’t quit The Cure. It’s unclear if in the months between point A and point B if he actually missed out on any work duties since the band aren’t touring and next album Live From The Moon was supposed to have been almost done since last […]
In May 2019 – aka a million years ago – The Cure played a series of shows to mark the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Disintegration at the Sydney Opera House in Australia. It was hinted that there’d be more recitals of the record, but the remainder of their 2019 dates were more conventional […]
I haven’t done one of these posts for a Cure song yet because, well, The Cure are a big band and they have a lot of live material online and most of their classic songs have been covered many, many times. In other words – too much work. But I’m going to give it a […]
This probably ad-libbed birthday song from The Cure’s May 1980 show at Scala in Herford, West Germany was directed to bassist Simon Gallup on the eve of his 20th birthday, but we’ll turn it around today to wish Robert Smith a happy 62nd birthday today.
Simon was actually more of a folky, Iron & Wine kind of guy but he appreciated all the meats of the musical stew in our household. This mix of three versions of The Cure’s moper – there’s their January 1981 John Peel session, the Faith studio version released in April 1981, and a live version […]
This Cure classic from 1980 was the subject of one of my first posts, but it’s a track that merits further examination. To that end, here’s a ridiculously in-depth piece at Sound On Sound from December 2004 with Mike Hedges. It covers his history with the band – he engineered their first record Three Imaginary […]