Siouxsie & The Banshees / Nocturne

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 […]

The Cure in Orange

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 Cure / Live In Japan

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 […]

Bauhaus – “She’s In Parties”

You can’t have a mini-goth week without a little Bauhaus so here’s a little Bauhaus. Released in April 1983, “She’s In Parties” was the only single from their fourth record Burning From the Inside and the band’s last commercial single overall. The song reached 26 on the UK charts and netted the band a performance […]

The Cure – “Charlotte Sometimes”

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.

The Cure – “Fascination Street”

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 […]