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 […]
It’s quite a thing for a single song to be given credit for creating not just a musical genre, but an entire subculture but these are things that are attributed to Bauhaus’ 1979 debut single, “Bela Lugosi’s Dead”, aka the song which begat goth. PopMatters ran a piece on the song’s importance and influence on […]
I’ve seen and shot a lot of live music photographs, but this photo of Siouxsie & The Banshees on stage in Sweden in 1982, shot by Jill Furmanovsky through John McGeoch’s Yamaha SG 1000, just stopped me in my tracks. Breathtaking. “The live silhouette shot was taken at around 9pm just as the band came […]
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 […]
Going back to the #TimsTwitterListeningParty well, and get used to it because there’s been lots of great stuff there. But I shall be judicious. Here, we’ve got Siouxsie & The Banshees’ 1980 record Kaleidoscope with commentary from drummer Budgie. He made his recording debut with the band on this album alongside new guitarist John McGeoch, […]
A very young, three-piece Cure perform the Seventeen Seconds classic in Belgium in July 1981.