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.smudged.
01-01-2007, 01:46 PM
OMG no Cure thread?

The Cure is a ROCK band from England. Ive been a fan since im was like 12. Every album has a diferent a refreshing sound. Robert Smith's vocals and lyrics have influenced tons. Porl Thompson's guitar riffs are juts delightful, Boris William's ( now Jason Cooper) drums were very simple yet technical. Simon's bass lines just brings the music together. If you've never heard of The Cure i'd recommend you to try them, try songs like : Just Like Heaven, A Forest, Lovesong. They've been around for some time now (lets say 1979) They have 12 studio albums and 34 singles. The Cure is sometimes classified as goth (wich is wrong) they may dress goth but their music isnt (except for Pornography).

Well lets talk about The Cure.

Who else is a big fan?

bluesychris
01-01-2007, 01:55 PM
No
The Cure Rule I Love Them Too But Im Not A HUGE fan just Like Them Alot!

pumpkins_rule
01-01-2007, 02:03 PM
I have Disintegration, which is awseome, and Wish, which has some good songs but a lot of average ones.

fake_sk8r182
01-01-2007, 03:10 PM
I went to an 80's party as Robert Smith

http://a854.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/11/l_1588fb90e22146570646d101e9c5301d.jpg

I really enjoy listening to The Cure, I only have the greatest hits, but I intend to expand my collection very soon...

_propaganda
01-01-2007, 06:21 PM
^^ Haha! thats pretty cool man.
The love cat's and It's Friday i'm in love are awesome songs.

somewhat_here
01-01-2007, 09:05 PM
i really like the lovecats, close to me and boys don't cry. i have their standing on the beach cassette. side a is very nice and catchy. the b sides are kinda horrible, true cure fans might appreciate it though.

STRAT811
01-01-2007, 09:29 PM
love em


...is join the dots worth getting?

SupImJimmy
01-01-2007, 09:31 PM
I have their Greatest Hits and I just bought Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me recently. Pretty good music, for the most part.

Patches McGee
01-01-2007, 09:57 PM
I went to an 80's party as Robert Smith

http://a854.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/11/l_1588fb90e22146570646d101e9c5301d.jpg

I really enjoy listening to The Cure, I only have the greatest hits, but I intend to expand my collection very soon...


:haha



Yeah the Cure are pretty much the best.



Close to Me is easily one of the greatest songs of all time.

.smudged.
01-01-2007, 10:48 PM
love em


...is join the dots worth getting?
Yes. A lot of b-sides are better than the a side, halo is the b side from friday and halo is a much better song.

Abe
01-03-2007, 06:19 PM
Mixed Cure playlists are great!!! Fantastic pop songs like Boys Don't Cry, In Between Days, Letter to Elise etc mixed in with their more adventurous and artistic material like Lullaby, Love Song and A Forest.

Can often turn out better than the albums (but thats somewhat a given).

Yeah, great, great band.

.smudged.
01-05-2007, 02:22 AM
Mixed Cure playlists are great!!! Fantastic pop songs like Boys Don't Cry, In Between Days, Letter to Elise etc mixed in with their more adventurous and artistic material like Lullaby, Love Song and A Forest.

Can often turn out better than the albums (but thats somewhat a given).

Yeah, great, great band.
you talking about the mixed up album?

Abe
01-05-2007, 10:51 AM
^Nope. Like when you take your favourites off of each and make a playlist, and stick it on a CD/Tape/mp3 player/whatever.

Because The Cure covered many different styles, those sort of playlists are always great.

Kyle Gass
01-05-2007, 04:15 PM
The Cure was my first CD

j0nmcc
01-05-2007, 04:46 PM
the cure are amazing. hands down.

TCkarlos
01-05-2007, 04:51 PM
Technically there more of an Alternative/Goth/Pop/Rock band :D

I have Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and Greatest Hits atm but my friend has a lot more.

There roots however are in more Goth-y stuff.

balltounge
01-05-2007, 05:50 PM
Im with Abe, I can tolerate listening to a mix cd but very rarely reach out to put a full album on.

zeppelinpage4
01-05-2007, 05:53 PM
I like the Cure, planning to delve more into them.

raise_the_dead
01-05-2007, 06:42 PM
They're good but overrated IMO. I only have Boys Don't Cry and Pornography though.

Mack56
01-05-2007, 07:37 PM
The Cure Rules.

.smudged.
01-06-2007, 05:37 PM
They're good but overrated IMO. I only have Boys Don't Cry and Pornography though.
you mean underrated?

musiclover2399
01-06-2007, 07:30 PM
^:haha big fan I see. My cousin introduced me to them, she's a pretty big fanatic, she gave her friend Wish for her birthday. Disintegration=:headbang:

I love em a lot too, I originally decided to ask my cousin about them since Blink mentioned them in the self titled album as an influence, I miss you is Love cats based and All of this actually has robert in it.

Did anyone see when Robert was on South Park?

Patches McGee
01-07-2007, 12:01 AM
You mean the one where he killed Barbra Streisand


God, that episode was awesome.

Especially when Kyle yells, "Disintegration is the best album EVER!!" as Robert is walking away in the sunlight.

thyme
01-07-2007, 12:04 AM
Boys don't cry is the best song ever.
Great band some of the album tracks are a tad bland after you've heard them once though.

.smudged.
01-07-2007, 01:29 AM
^:haha big fan I see. My cousin introduced me to them, she's a pretty big fanatic, she gave her friend Wish for her birthday. Disintegration=:headbang:

I love em a lot too, I originally decided to ask my cousin about them since Blink mentioned them in the self titled album as an influence, I miss you is Love cats based and All of this actually has robert in it.

Did anyone see when Robert was on South Park?
Your mom rox, hell yes cartman was so f-ing right.

musiclover2399
01-07-2007, 04:40 AM
Your mom rox, hell yes cartman was so f-ing right.
Don't you mean my cousin and Kyle? Ah whatever, lets discuss more Cure. Favorite albums?

raise_the_dead
01-07-2007, 08:02 AM
you mean underrated?

IMO the other pioneering Goth bands (Bauhaus, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Joy Division) are far better than the Cure, and far more deserving of the Cure's popularity.

TCkarlos
01-07-2007, 08:12 AM
Siouxsie and the Banshees, who had Robert Smith in their line up for years.
Joy Division supported the Cure around 1979.

The Cure are the best because they can change and adapt, if Joy Division were still together and Ian Curtis hadn't committed suicide however, things could have been different.

raise_the_dead
01-07-2007, 09:21 AM
Listen to a Bauhaus or Banshees record and tell me they couldn't adapt.

And yes, I know Bob was a Banshees for a while (he stole his trademark look form Siouxsie) and I wouldn't be surprised if JD supported the Cure. But.... are those facts relevant?

.smudged.
01-07-2007, 05:18 PM
I love the banshees and bauhaus is OK.

anyway my fave album is disintegration (duh)

then the head on the door or the top

musiclover2399
01-07-2007, 07:21 PM
^Haven't they recently rereleased some of their albums with extra songs? Because when I was at best buy looking at pornography they had the original which said released 1982 or so and then they had a different version that was like 10 bucks more but more than twice as many songs, I think there was something about it here on UG.

Charlatan_001
01-09-2007, 04:37 AM
I only know of If Only Tonight We Could Sleep because the Deftones covered it, and I really liked that dark, atmospheric style.

Can someone recommend me some of their darker songs?

Emenius Sleepus
01-09-2007, 06:52 AM
OMG no Cure thread?

The Cure is a ROCK band from England. Ive been a fan since im was like 12. Every album has a diferent a refreshing sound. Robert Smith's vocals and lyrics have influenced tons. Porl Thompson's guitar riffs are juts delightful, Boris William's ( now Jason Cooper) drums were very simple yet technical. Simon's bass lines just brings the music together. If you've never heard of The Cure i'd recommend you to try them, try songs like : Just Like Heaven, A Forest, Lovesong. They've been around for some time now (lets say 1979) They have 12 studio albums and 34 singles. The Cure is sometimes classified as goth (wich is wrong) they may dress goth but their music isnt (except for Pornography).

Well lets talk about The Cure.

Who else is a big fan?

*raises hand*... i think theres a thread on them in the "other" forum

Kyle Gass
01-09-2007, 07:38 AM
You should see me sing out pictures of you in my car... funny site.

Caustic
01-09-2007, 12:09 PM
Man, Pornography and Faith are two of the darkest albums ever.

I sort of prefer that side of them to their Love Cats-y pop side.

Emenius Sleepus
01-09-2007, 08:28 PM
Hey Caustic, great sig...

What side of Cure I listen to depends on my mood really,.. their light side is really that good

musiclover2399
01-09-2007, 08:32 PM
Boys don't cry is such a nice song, but they're darker songs own, Caustic is right. On two occasions I've started talking to someone about the cure and then when we had gotten onto the subject of boy's don't cry we just suddenly burst into singing it lol.

Emenius Sleepus
01-09-2007, 09:39 PM
They're good but overrated IMO. I only have Boys Don't Cry and Pornography though.

I have about 8 or so albums at home... Maybe a tad overrated, but most people can only quote Lovecats,.. out of 15 or however many albums they put out

The Head on The Door and Wild Mood Swings are pretty good albums if you want to look into some more Cure,.. also Wish and Disintegration

Velvet_Craig
01-10-2007, 05:47 AM
I quite like them. I've only got a greatest hits thing tho. On MiniDisk, so I can't listen to it since my player broke.

.smudged.
01-12-2007, 08:53 PM
I have about 8 or so albums at home... Maybe a tad overrated, but most people can only quote Lovecats,.. out of 15 or however many albums they put out

The Head on The Door and Wild Mood Swings are pretty good albums if you want to look into some more Cure,.. also Wish and Disintegration
WMS isnt good as Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me...

musiclover2399
01-13-2007, 08:45 PM
I saw this live thing of them yesterday, it was them playing fascination street. It was played absolutely perfectly and their guitars' tone was different but very sexy.

.smudged.
01-13-2007, 11:16 PM
the cure are really good live

Patches McGee
01-13-2007, 11:34 PM
They're working on a new album aren't they?

When does that come out??

The world needs a new Cure album....

pumpkins_rule
01-14-2007, 12:19 AM
They're working on a new album aren't they?

When does that come out??

The world needs a new Cure album....

Have you heard their last album? Ughhh.

Patches McGee
01-14-2007, 12:34 AM
Obviously not...

Is it that bad?


Well, who's to say a new one would be worse?

Emenius Sleepus
01-14-2007, 09:28 AM
I don't see why people bag the self-titled. It's not as great as their other material, but god, it's not THAT bad. People expect it to be a masterpiece, and get disappointed when it's just a decent album :rolleyes:

Emenius Sleepus
01-14-2007, 09:29 AM
WMS isnt good as Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me...

yeah I don't have that one yet:( count it as my shopping list project

Patches McGee
01-14-2007, 01:31 PM
I don't see why people bag the self-titled. It's not as great as their other material, but god, it's not THAT bad. People expect it to be a masterpiece, and get disappointed when it's just a decent album :rolleyes:


Exactly.

Even when bands release decent albums when they're way past their prime those decent albums tend to be better than most of the horseshit that gets played on the radio.

pumpkins_rule
01-14-2007, 03:07 PM
Exactly.

Even when bands release decent albums when they're way past their prime those decent albums tend to be better than most of the horseshit that gets played on the radio.

Eh, I thought it was pretty awful. I mean I sort of liked Bloodflowers, but this one was just bad.

Patches McGee
01-14-2007, 03:51 PM
Well, I'll just have to see for myself then.

.smudged.
01-14-2007, 05:32 PM
I like bloodflowers and the cure was OK. Now that Porl is back they have a decent line-up, except for that jason dude. I hope robert sings like he did back in the old days not the style he used in bloodflowers and the cure...

Monkeygone2hvn
01-16-2007, 11:15 PM
I like bloodflowers and the cure was OK. Now that Porl is back they have a decent line-up, except for that jason dude. I hope robert sings like he did back in the old days not the style he used in bloodflowers and the cure...

i really liked bloodflowers actually, its probably my third favorite cure album, behind disintegration and a head in the door

but i agree that the self titled was meh. i think it had some really good stuff on it, but that didnt make up for the total of the album, i would love it if they came out with a new album, its one of my life goals to see a cure concert.

raise_the_dead
01-19-2007, 11:21 AM
A FOREST!

*sigh* Okay, I'll give them another try.

Jalopy1919
01-19-2007, 12:25 PM
The cure is amazing.

Best records are Disintegration, Bloodflowers, Pornography. Which all 3 albums compose the trilogy dvd.

.smudged.
01-19-2007, 07:29 PM
Faith is way better than Bloodflowers I'd say..

musiclover2399
01-19-2007, 11:26 PM
I remember reading on this very site they started work on a new album, it was the same news thing where they said they'd rerelease their b sides into disc format. It also had the sales for the self titled, it didn't even go gold which surprised me.

pumpkins_rule
01-20-2007, 12:06 AM
^Well to go gold you really have to be played on the radio.

Emenius Sleepus
01-20-2007, 12:13 AM
besides, not many young kids know who the Cure is. Way too many are into top 40 and House shit. Honestly, the nearest genuine Cure fan that I know and who has actually met Robert, she's 42. The rest can only quote Lovecats ffs. Half of the people that actually do like and remember the Cure are too elitist to actually just enjoy the damn album. Hence it's not even Gold.

betty boop
01-20-2007, 06:42 AM
besides, not many young kids know who the Cure is. Way too many are into top 40 and House shit. Honestly, the nearest genuine Cure fan that I know and who has actually met Robert, she's 42. The rest can only quote Lovecats ffs. Half of the people that actually do like and remember the Cure are too elitist to actually just enjoy the damn album. Hence it's not even Gold.

here`s one example. i`m sixteen and i absolutely worship the group and their music.
i never had a chance to see them alive because i live in a shitty country in europe (croatia)
where are only a few people who like the cure.there are even no tributes to the cure
or places where u can listen to them. that`s ****ed up,isn`t it?

p.s.what is a true fan? why do you have to be labeled as a CURE FAN?

raise_the_dead
01-20-2007, 07:17 AM
^You have to really love the band, know how to appreciate them. Fake fans only pretend to like the band because it's cool.

betty boop
01-20-2007, 09:00 AM
btw why hasn`t anyone mentioned their first album?
is it because it`s not goth/alternative/poprock?
yea,it`s a punk album-their roots are totally different from
what they`ve developed later. you should listen to the THREE IMAGINARY BOYS
to improve your..vision about the cure and robert smith.

fire in cairo

raise_the_dead
01-20-2007, 09:06 AM
I love Three Imaginary Boys, and I wouldn't really call it punk. Post-punk, yes.

It really is great. I need to dig it up sometime.

.smudged.
01-20-2007, 12:44 PM
What do you guys think about infamous "The Top"?

Emenius Sleepus
01-20-2007, 08:12 PM
here`s one example. i`m sixteen and i absolutely worship the group and their music.
i never had a chance to see them alive because i live in a shitty country in europe (croatia)
where are only a few people who like the cure.there are even no tributes to the cure
or places where u can listen to them. that`s ****ed up,isn`t it?

p.s.what is a true fan? why do you have to be labeled as a CURE FAN?



true fan in my books is someone who genuinely appreciates the band's music, and has heard at least one album worth of material. With The Cure of course that may be stretched a little because they have so many albums, but still.

I was just saying that the new generations don't often dig up music from that period, and the original fans moved on, or don't like the new stuff because the old stuff is "the classics", hence the self-titled wasn't as popular

EDIT:

and .smudged., how come The Top was infamous?

musiclover2399
01-21-2007, 02:23 AM
I guess you can't really say they're so much more popular than other bands but still, they truly do have a following.

Emenius Sleepus
01-21-2007, 03:25 AM
oh for sure.

betty boop
01-21-2007, 07:05 AM
they aren`t that popular comparing to my chemical romance or
other worthless bands still living on this planet.

maybe it`s because they`re not steady. for me,steady means limited.
limited often means stupid.some bands who keep on doin stuff the same way
they`ve been doin it for years-like iron maiden or guns n roses have a great popularity just because they have a well known,appreciated style.
the cure has always been an experiment.that`s what i like.
they`re completely natural and able to change themselves which is a good thing.

the top is one of my fav albums and don`t know why do u think it`s not famous?

raise_the_dead
01-21-2007, 07:37 AM
Okay, I haven't heard that much of the Cure, but they never struck me as being experimental, especially when compared to Bauhaus and the Banshees.

betty boop
01-21-2007, 08:18 AM
Okay, I haven't heard that much of the Cure, but they never struck me as being experimental, especially when compared to Bauhaus and the Banshees.
maybe it`s just my experience.ask other `cure fans`.
i have only one siouxsie album and i like only one song-cities in dust.
i consider her not being experimental,i mean,not able to change her style to sth new.
it`s just my opinion.people have opinions.
sooo..
it`s maybe unappropriate to discuss a band which some people like while others don`t.

close the cure thread! :D (says the cure obsessed teenage)

raise_the_dead
01-21-2007, 09:30 AM
Whoa whoa.

Sorry to take this off-topic, but Siouxsie changed her style more than Bob Smith could ever dream of.

Love in a Void (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EP4hVxSkgho) 1979, punk. With Bob on guitar

Hong Kong Garden (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wUD3gYspCC0&mode=related&search=)basically punk-pop (NOT POP-PUNK) Gotta love that little plink-plonk melody at the beginning.


Happy House (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s7uQD0eYGFQ) pretty straight-up Goth. Harmonica and extra percussion make this track unique.

Israel (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ywdFGK996o&mode=related&search=) gloomy, and brooding. The choir is great.

Kiss Them For Me (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5ZTYFjUs1Sc&mode=related&search=) basically this entire record was made on the computer. This is very dancey and exotic-sounding.

Peek-A-Boo (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p9415tgSlPo&mode=related&search=)
You can hear a definite hiphop influence in this. This track was inspired by Siouxsie reversing her songs on tape players. There's also a great little hook there played by something that sounds like an accordeon.

Candyman (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dStJihJVAeM)Back to more guitars, this time around they acquired a "shiny" guitar sound inspired by 60s pop. This song (and album) feels more mature IMO, not as insane and manic as their early stuff. Not that insane and manic is a bad thing, of course.

BTW, Bob Smith stole his trademark look from Siouxsie.

Now I'm sorry I hijacked this thread, but as a Banshee fanatic I felt it needed to be said.

betty boop
01-21-2007, 09:58 AM
well, you`re a fanatic-i understand you.
i was like that when i first started listening to the cure.
i`ve heard all these siouxsie songs and they`re great.
i said everything in a wrong way-i just wanted to say that every band continues
to do things the same,even if it`s experimental-it`s a style and they can`t change it.

and actually,i don`t like robert`s makeup.he looks like a fat lady (nowadays).
i`m not interested in their lives or anything,they`re just earning money
like everyone does.
i just find something more refreshing in their music than in other bands.
great example-sisters of mercy--went to their concert last year--
every single person was dressed in black.why???
they`re not ****ing goth.

raise_the_dead
01-21-2007, 10:00 AM
LOL I have to disagree with you, I do think the Sisters are Goth, no matter how hard Eldritch denies it :D

EDIT: even more off-topic, but I love Cowboy Bebop.

.smudged.
01-21-2007, 01:54 PM
Its Robert Smith not Bob.

And I called The Top infamous because its kinda their weirdest album and people say its their worst. Despite that I think The Top is one of their top 5 albums, because of it has some psychedelic influence and Robert was like ON drugs when he wrote that.. :)

Edit: Why goth bands always deny their goth? i.e. Bauhaus...

raise_the_dead
01-21-2007, 05:40 PM
Bob is an abbreviation of Robert; one of his nicknames is Mad Bob. Therefore I will call him Bob to relieve the monotony of constantly saying Bob :haha

I think the early Goth bands deny their Gothness because a) their music was only Goth during a certain period b) they cannot identify with the current Goth subculture.

Doolittle
01-21-2007, 06:18 PM
The Cure's first album is where "its" at!

Emenius Sleepus
01-21-2007, 09:27 PM
Its Robert Smith not Bob.

And I called The Top infamous because its kinda their weirdest album and people say its their worst. Despite that I think The Top is one of their top 5 albums, because of it has some psychedelic influence and Robert was like ON drugs when he wrote that.. :)

Edit: Why goth bands always deny their goth? i.e. Bauhaus...

I guess the same reason why nu-metal bands deny they're nu metal.

mm I didn't know The TOp was infamous, but I quite like that album

betty boop
01-22-2007, 04:19 AM
Bob is an abbreviation of Robert; one of his nicknames is Mad Bob. Therefore I will call him Bob to relieve the monotony of constantly saying Bob :haha

I think the early Goth bands deny their Gothness because a) their music was only Goth during a certain period b) they cannot identify with the current Goth subculture.

thnx,U ALWAYS SAY WHAT I WANT TO SAY but can`t find the words.;)
i agree with the b). and a). :)
you ****ing like cowboy bebop?????
i was in love with spike firstly. now i`m more like..gay so i like faye.:D

raise_the_dead
01-22-2007, 09:27 AM
Haha, yes Faye rules... and Spike too... damn I miss that show :(

Okay guess, I'm officially a Boys Don't Cry album fan, can you recommend me which album to get next?

.smudged.
01-22-2007, 02:40 PM
The Head on The Door or Disintegration.

raise_the_dead
01-22-2007, 09:21 PM
^ :cheers:

Wait, what about Seventeen Seconds?

pumpkins_rule
01-22-2007, 11:44 PM
The Head on The Door or Disintegration.

I recently bought A Head on the Door and the only really good songs are the singles. Their are a couple of other decent ones, but if I don't like it after a few more listens I might sell it and just buy Staring at the Sea.

.smudged.
01-23-2007, 09:39 PM
I recently bought A Head on the Door and the only really good songs are the singles. Their are a couple of other decent ones, but if I don't like it after a few more listens I might sell it and just buy Staring at the Sea.
Well if you're just a casual listener you might not appreciate it...And yeah, Staring at the Sea is a good alternative...

Emenius Sleepus
01-24-2007, 03:23 AM
^ :cheers:

Wait, what about Seventeen Seconds?

I'd say go with Smudged's recs first, especially if you haven't heard much other Cure stuff. It's a little bit different from everything else that I've heard from them (though of course someone will probably end up telling me that I"m an idiot with no music knowledge etc etc). Like, it's a great album (yes, it has A Forest on it), but the other recs are probably better in the meantime

betty boop
01-24-2007, 12:43 PM
raise the dead---i think the best for u is to get the thrilogy:
Pornography
Faith
Seventeen seconds

these albums are really dark.(according to your nickname). :daisy:

EDIT: including The top,of course (some songs)

raise_the_dead
01-24-2007, 12:44 PM
I already have Pornography.

Yeah, perhaps the Trilogy is the best idea.

Though isn't Disintegration and not Seventeen Seconds part of the Trilogy?

pumpkins_rule
01-24-2007, 03:49 PM
I already have Pornography.

Yeah, perhaps the Trilogy is the best idea.

Though isn't Disintegration and not Seventeen Seconds part of the Trilogy?

Disintegration is part of a different trilogy, with Blooflowers and another one that's slipped my mind.

betty boop
01-25-2007, 06:26 AM
disintegration can`t be a part of the trilogy because it`s not that dark,
it`s a mix of everything-mostly lovesongs.very sentimental.

.smudged.
01-25-2007, 01:10 PM
Disintegration is one of a kind...

I'd say the trilogy is Seventeen Seconds,Faith and Pornography.

And Bloodflowers is like a darker-mood(ish) Wild Mood Swings, but thats just me.

Liam Alan
01-25-2007, 03:41 PM
Nothing beats "Just Like Heaven". Actually I am completely torn over which I think is better. Dinosaur Jr.'s "J.L.H." Vs. The Cure's. Dinosaur Jr.'s "Just Like Heaven" is my choice for best cover ever. So fricking good.

.smudged.
01-25-2007, 06:08 PM
Nothing beats "Just Like Heaven". Actually I am completely torn over which I think is better. Dinosaur Jr.'s "J.L.H." Vs. The Cure's. Dinosaur Jr.'s "Just Like Heaven" is my choice for best cover ever. So fricking good.
Leave this thread please.

One Way Ticket
01-25-2007, 10:04 PM
Lol. I love The Cure to death. I own every album availible, but have yet to figure out which one is my favorite. They're all amazing. I love the unreleased Pornography instruments, but I'd say its a tie between the head on the door and Disintegration. I really dont know.

betty boop
01-26-2007, 05:21 AM
yea,when you really love them it`s hard to point one album or a song.
i was thinking about playing the cure,for there are no tributes to the cure in my
country..but who would listen to that? :dance:
plus,i need a bass,a guitar and a drummer.yeey.optimistic

Emenius Sleepus
01-26-2007, 05:44 AM
lol I'd play guitar for you if distance wasn't a problem. But of course, Australia has to be out the f8kin woop woop. (then again, it could be Guam :p:).

betty boop
01-26-2007, 07:56 AM
i live in the woods.here everything is made of wood.
i have a nice wooden computer carved in Biedermeier style.
even my family is made of wood so i have to polish them every
few hours. :confused: :wtf:
nevermind. actually you could send the guitar material so i can sing on that. :cheers:

Emenius Sleepus
01-26-2007, 08:08 AM
lmao, so I assume you're made of wood as well?

if we lived in pre-Christian times and the computers existed, you would certainly be either worshipped or persecuted.

Either way, sounds like a great idea. I'm looking for some way to record atm, once that's settled I can send you some guitar tracks and some wood polish for your family :p:

:cheers:

Just out of curiosity, if you don't mind me asking, where are you from?

betty boop
01-26-2007, 09:51 AM
i`m an organised crystal structure. :o
i live in Croatia. :wtf:
-republic in the Balkans, southeastern Europe.
Slavic language group--just like your favorite Russian. :cheers:

btw,there`s no vodka smiley what a shame

Liam Alan
01-26-2007, 09:53 AM
Leave this thread please.

Why? You can't just disagree with me?

.smudged.
01-26-2007, 11:12 AM
Why? You can't just disagree with me?
You dont like The Cure if you say Dinosaur Jr's cover was better than the original.

Liam Alan
01-26-2007, 11:20 AM
You dont like The Cure if you say Dinosaur Jr's cover was better than the original.

I didn't say I liked the Dinosaur Jr. version better. I said I was torn over which one I liked better. Go look again. Also note I never edited it. It has always said just what I posted. Please read my posts before telling me where I am allowed to post. Also liking ONE version of a song better doesn't mean I don't like The Cure.

raise_the_dead
01-26-2007, 02:15 PM
^Agreed, that wasn't a very smart thing to say, .smudged :rolleyes:

Jalopy1919
01-26-2007, 05:27 PM
Wow is bloodflowers not liked in this thread?

Being a HUGE Cure fan bloodflowers and disintegration easily my favorite.

.smudged.
01-26-2007, 06:52 PM
I didn't say I liked the Dinosaur Jr. version better. I said I was torn over which one I liked better. Go look again. Also note I never edited it. It has always said just what I posted. Please read my posts before telling me where I am allowed to post. Also liking ONE version of a song better doesn't mean I don't like The Cure.
My bad, Im sorry.

One Way Ticket
01-28-2007, 12:45 AM
Wow is bloodflowers not liked in this thread?

Being a HUGE Cure fan bloodflowers and disintegration easily my favorite.
Bloodflowers is epic. I just need to be in the mood.


AFI's Just Like Heaven is pretty good. Not as good as the original though. It never is.

iamjosh
01-29-2007, 12:40 AM
Obviously The Cure are great. That's sort of a given. For the most part I think I prefer the darker songs (Disintegration, Pornography et. al.) to the upbeat ones, but that opinion fluctuates.

For the record... The Top was the much more upbeat, poppier, somewhat psychotic followup album to Pornography, which was one of their darkest albums, even to today. Robert Smith wrote all the songs himself, and played almost all instruments, except the drums and the saxophone. Robert Smith has since disowned the album, and has said that it is The Cure's worst album. I haven't heard all of it, but I would be lying if I said I wasn't intrigued by this whole story.

Emenius Sleepus
01-29-2007, 05:41 AM
i`m an organised crystal structure. :o
i live in Croatia. :wtf:
-republic in the Balkans, southeastern Europe.
Slavic language group--just like your favorite Russian. :cheers:

btw,there`s no vodka smiley what a shame

:cheers:

mmm maybe a suggestion to zappp in order? lol.

My grandparents used to work in Croatia ages ago:D

mm anyways, on topic. MM that was an interesting post, I didn't know Robert disowned that album. I guess there could have been something personal on there that he needed to get out and doesn't really want to surface anymore. I guess from what I heard on this thread, opinions on the music of that album vary too, so that's probably all it was.

One Way Ticket
01-29-2007, 06:38 PM
Anyone else loving The Glove RS demos?

ldawg84
02-01-2007, 09:12 PM
I'm a fan! I grew up listening to them since I was a baby... now I'm learning their songs on bass and guitar! woot!

They are definitely classic.

las7
02-13-2007, 05:01 PM
There is a rumor that they might be coming to Bulgaria, hopefully they will.

I don't know why most of you dislike S/T I thought it was pretty solid, although it did lack some distinctive song to set it apart.

Favorite song from the Cure for me personally would be "Close to Me". I love most of their stuff except some of teh way too positive songs which get on my nerve. Anyhow great band.

I quite enjoyed the cover from Deftones actually(even have it on my comp) it did the original justice(Chino's to blame) also Chimaira have a wicked cover of "Fasination Street".

Anyhow compared to DM, the Cure arent overrated at all.

Emenius Sleepus
02-13-2007, 07:01 PM
kewl,.. it would be great if they visited Australia as well.

Good to see someone else appreciate the S/T album. I haven't heard the covers that you mentioned though

las7
02-14-2007, 03:14 AM
Well it figures since one is a B side, while the other was uploaded from MTV.

Anyhow when is the new album expected to be released?

Emenius Sleepus
02-14-2007, 05:50 AM
^those things never really stopped me :p: I have a lot of different ways of getting music... I just haven't heard of these covers before

One Way Ticket
02-23-2007, 01:01 AM
Check out my new Robert Smith Avatar.

NGD1313
02-23-2007, 02:46 AM
I've loved The Cure for a long time. Disintegration is easily my favorite album but then again I'm a sucker for love songs. I've really grown the appreciate the guitar work on their records though. It may not be the most complicated riffs but they're extremely unique. Creating a Cure-esque guitar riff is NOT easy. Also am I the only one who thinks that Robert Smith seems like the kinda guy that woulda killed himself? I dunno I just think he fits the stereotype of the celebrity that kills themself...but anyway I'm glad he didn't. Also I like TBS's Just Like Heaven as far as covers go although it's of course not as good as the original.

Charlatan_001
03-02-2007, 05:00 AM
What are some of the Cure's darker songs? I've heard "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep," and I love it (as well as the Deftones cover), but I find all the other stuff is too poppy for my liking.


So yeah, what are some songs that are in the vein of IOTWCS?

betty boop
03-05-2007, 09:33 AM
What are some of the Cure's darker songs? I've heard "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep," and I love it (as well as the Deftones cover), but I find all the other stuff is too poppy for my liking.


So yeah, what are some songs that are in the vein of IOTWCS?

a lot of `dark` songs (albums:pornography,seventeen sconds,faith,the top)
some of them:
empty world
wailing wall
three imaginary boys
the figurehead
at night
seventeen seconds
the drowning man
other voices
primary
faith and so on...

One Way Ticket
03-16-2007, 12:19 PM
What are some of the Cure's darker songs? I've heard "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep," and I love it (as well as the Deftones cover), but I find all the other stuff is too poppy for my liking.


So yeah, what are some songs that are in the vein of IOTWCS?
Just buy the whole album Pornography.

Liam Alan
04-03-2007, 08:50 AM
This can only be very, very, VERY bad. (http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/42208587)

Emenius Sleepus
04-03-2007, 08:53 AM
*hangs self*

bearded_monkey
04-03-2007, 02:24 PM
I LOVE the Cure!!!!

At first i hadnt a clue who they were...then my sister bought me a t shirt of em so i gave them a listen...

Amazing!

European Son
04-03-2007, 07:10 PM
Anyone wants to recommend first album to buy?

I've only heard Boys Don't Cry. I liked it.

Caustic
04-03-2007, 07:26 PM
First album should be Disintegration. It's got the best mix of "poppy" Cure and "dark" Cure for a new listener.

Emenius Sleepus
04-03-2007, 08:37 PM
Anyone wants to recommend first album to buy?

I've only heard Boys Don't Cry. I liked it.

you may as well get that album then

otherwise Wild Mood Swings, A Head on The Door, Wish, Disintegration

European Son
04-03-2007, 10:06 PM
Ok, thanks.

Bokchoi Cowboy
04-12-2007, 01:07 PM
I am a kind of late convert to The Cure, as I was not really into their music beside a casual appreciation during the 80's and 90's. Last year on a return flight home from Australia I had the chance to listen to the album Galore on the airliner on-demand music system.

Most of the songs on that album are the "pop" style, and received much airplay on the radio, so they were certainly some I remembered. But I noticed the technical merits of the instrumental aspects of the songs when listening at that time, something I never focused on before.

It piqued my curiosity a bit, so over the last 10 months I obtained the rest of The Cure catalog. The entire thing. I have discovered so much in the repeated listening of their music: about the band, the instruments, the styles, the moods, etc.

Another thing that resulted from listen to them was a desire to learn guitar. Christmas provided a Strat copy that has been an absolute joy to learn on. Considering an upgrade to new equipment soon.

Discovered the tabs here on UG. Learned to play a lot of the Cure stuff. Absolutely awestruck by the things people contribute here. Big thanks to all for making these wonderful tabs.

One thing I am sadly missing: how to create the sound. I have a Digitech RP100 to play through, as well as hooking my guitar up to my computer running VST effects via Cantabile. I have come close to much of the sounds but I would like to know from you with experience playing Cure songs just what settings you use on what effects pedals.

I have exhaustively Googled for info on what Robert, Porl, Simon, and Perry use for effects, but there is surprisingly little. I did find an interview from Robert that he sets his (usually Boss) pedals dials so they "look right"....not very helpful....

Caustic
04-12-2007, 01:12 PM
GuitarGeek gives his 1996 stage setup.

http://guitargeek.com/rigview/149/

Not sure on the accuracy though.

Bokchoi Cowboy
04-12-2007, 05:46 PM
Thanks Caustic. I saw that already. Smith's pedalboard/amp setup really hasn't changed that much over the years for live performances so the Geek schematic is probably on...it just doesn't really go into what any of the settings are....

Emenius Sleepus
04-12-2007, 08:17 PM
quite interesting. It looks like a more or less standard set of effects, but the sounds he creates with them are incredible.

European Son
04-18-2007, 03:59 PM
I've heard that The Cure is influenced by Thin Lizzy, or at least that Robert Smith is. Does anyone knows if this is true? 'Cause I've seen them do Thin Lizzy covers and stuff and I heard it from a friend. Just wondering..

It is possible that I am completely wrong...

WhereArtEsteban
04-18-2007, 05:53 PM
I just started getting into The Cure, and now I'm sad because I've been missing out for so long!

Bokchoi Cowboy
04-19-2007, 03:27 PM
I've heard that The Cure is influenced by Thin Lizzy, or at least that Robert Smith is. Does anyone knows if this is true? 'Cause I've seen them do Thin Lizzy covers and stuff and I heard it from a friend. Just wondering..

It is possible that I am completely wrong...


I don't remember reading anything about Thin Lizzy being a major influence in the interviews I have seen of the band, but you might find something in the interview archive at http://www.musicfanclubs.org/cure/press/interviewindex.html

The Cure did indeed play at least one Thin Lizzy song, Don't Believe A Word, which is referenced at http://www.foreverdrowning.net/covers.php?page=covers/dontbelieve , including a sound clip of the original and The Cure cover.

ModestPixies16
04-19-2007, 05:08 PM
The Cure Kicks Ass! My favorite song is lovecats. I only have their last cd "The Cure", and a greatest hits cd, so i'll most definatily get more of their stuff. What CD of theirs should I get?

Emenius Sleepus
04-19-2007, 06:34 PM
Boys Don't Cry, Disintegration, The Head ON THe Door, Wild Mood Swings, Pornography.

pinheadslts75
04-19-2007, 09:41 PM
Ah, the Cure. I just picked up a copy of Mood Swings and their self titled cd. i seem to love them a little more with each purchase.

Siftings
04-20-2007, 10:26 PM
So...what should I start off with Cure-wise? I feel like I'm missing out

EDIT: Nevermind, just read the page

Alix_D
04-21-2007, 06:15 AM
Disintergration is a pretty good example of the dark side of the cure, but if you pick up their Greatest Hits you wouldn't have thought it was the same band.

One of my favourite bands.

iamjosh
04-22-2007, 11:04 AM
somebody recommended wild mood swings? that's pretty funny.

Emenius Sleepus
04-22-2007, 07:26 PM
lol I did. Why not? it's a good album as far as my opinion's concerned

One Way Ticket
04-23-2007, 07:54 PM
The Cure Kicks Ass! My favorite song is lovecats. I only have their last cd "The Cure", and a greatest hits cd, so i'll most definatily get more of their stuff. What CD of theirs should I get?
Awesoem song, I've been into happy cure lately. Head on the door?

lp345
04-25-2007, 03:28 PM
Awesoem song, I've been into happy cure lately. Head on the door?

In Between Days is one of the best pop songs ever

Caustic
04-25-2007, 04:13 PM
I've been hitting Faith a lot recently.

I am Samuel
04-26-2007, 10:35 AM
I do love The Cure, but Fatty Bobby Smith does get on my nerves a bit. Live, they were quite possibly one of the most disappointing bands I'd ever seen. They didn't really play any hits (although they did actually do Boys Don't Cry, Friday I'm In Love, Just Like Heaven and Lullaby). Despite those four hits, they played for two hours and most of the set comprised of b-sides and obscure album tracks. This was also at FiB (Benicassim as it's also known); festival crowds should be treated to more hit-orientated sets to be honest.

Having said that, I enjoy the albums a lot. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me is brilliant, but I think The Head on the Door is my favourite.

Bokchoi Cowboy
04-26-2007, 11:08 AM
What are everyone's thoughts on the last album, The Cure, and did Ross Robinson have any business messing about with the production?

I am Samuel
04-26-2007, 11:10 AM
I actually liked 'End of the World', even though most people didn't.

Caustic
04-26-2007, 01:09 PM
They didn't really play any hits (although they did actually do Boys Don't Cry, Friday I'm In Love, Just Like Heaven and Lullaby).
...
... festival crowds should be treated to more hit-orientated sets to be honest.


Honestly, I think if you're there for the hits you'd be better off going to see Maroon 5 or someone. Most Cure fans appreciate how broad their back catalogue is and expect a set containing a hell of a lot of non-single material. Personally, I'd rather hear them rip into One Hundred Years or something from Faith than take one in in the ass from public demand and come out in a frilly dress singing Friday I'm in Love.

raise_the_dead
04-26-2007, 01:28 PM
^One Hundred Years is hardly an obscure song, it's the opening piece for one of their most famous albums. I am Samuel (I'm not, though) said it was at a festival, not at a concert of their own, and so most of the crowd were probably casual fans/people who only like/listen to a few songs, and not diehard fanatics. So yeah, I agree, it's more logical for a band to break out the hits when playing festivals.

I am Samuel
04-26-2007, 01:32 PM
Honestly, I think if you're there for the hits you'd be better off going to see Maroon 5 or someone. Most Cure fans appreciate how broad their back catalogue is and expect a set containing a hell of a lot of non-single material. Personally, I'd rather hear them rip into One Hundred Years or something from Faith than take one in in the ass from public demand and come out in a frilly dress singing Friday I'm in Love.

No need for generalisations. I'm not the sort of person who only likes a band's hits, I was just stressing that when headlining a poppy music festival, playing a plethora of album tracks isn't necessarily the best idea. At their own show, yes, but in the context of a festival, 'play the hits' is normally my catchphrase. In fact the 'hits' they did play were literally just the big-uns. All I meant is, the Cure have a huge back catalogue of singles, not all 'big hits' that they could have played.

Although I do believe the lack of their best material was mostly due to their keyboardist leaving about a week before, and them not having a key-player of any kind.

I am Samuel
04-26-2007, 01:32 PM
^One Hundred Years is hardly an obscure song, it's the opening piece for one of their most famous albums. I am Samuel (I'm not, though) said it was at a festival, not at a concert of their own, and so most of the crowd were probably casual fans/people who only like/listen to a few songs, and not diehard fanatics. So yeah, I agree, it's more logical for a band to break out the hits when playing festivals.

Beat me to it!
:p:

raise_the_dead
04-26-2007, 01:34 PM
^LOL true, but you put it in a better way than I did.

Alix_D
04-26-2007, 01:51 PM
What are everyone's thoughts on the last album, The Cure, and did Ross Robinson have any business messing about with the production?

Thought it was superb, starts slow and builds up, Alt.End is one of my favourite Cure songs and Going Nowhere is a brilliant, but melancholic song.

jazza1234
04-27-2007, 07:34 PM
going nowhere is a awesome song. other than that there last album wasnt amazing.

One Way Ticket
05-15-2007, 06:52 PM
So, umm. My Robert Smith Shirt arrived today. As well as my Malmsteen shirt.

One Way Ticket
05-18-2007, 11:33 PM
Ok I am wearing my Robert Smith shirt.


Anything new happen in the The Cure world? Nothing ever happens...

One Way Ticket
05-29-2007, 11:05 PM
Um
so how about alt.end?

.smudged.
06-08-2007, 11:52 PM
^ that song (o well the whole album) is a lil too hard for my taste..

YourLastAffront
06-09-2007, 04:48 AM
What are everyone's thoughts on the last album, The Cure, and did Ross Robinson have any business messing about with the production?
They should never have re-united, it totally destroyed their reputation in my eyes. Disintegration and Seventeen Seconds are my favourite albums by a long way.

.smudged.
06-09-2007, 10:46 PM
well i hope the next album is a lil bit more cure-ish

lolmnt
06-09-2007, 10:53 PM
are they making a new album? i hope so

Caustic
06-09-2007, 10:54 PM
If they make a new album, it had better pick up where Bloodflowers left off, not their self-titled wishywashy emo kid crap.

Emenius Sleepus
06-10-2007, 08:50 AM
If you're expecting another Bloodflowers or Seventeen Seconds, don't get your hopes up. If you're expecting a solid album I"m pretty sure you won't be disappointed

.smudged.
06-11-2007, 01:02 PM
i want another kiss me

Caustic
06-11-2007, 02:31 PM
If you're expecting another Bloodflowers or Seventeen Seconds, don't get your hopes up. If you're expecting a solid album I"m pretty sure you won't be disappointed

I'm not expecting a reverse-back-to-previous-style record, really. I just want him to forget the generic, this-is-not-the-cure sound he had last time.

NOFX182
06-11-2007, 02:46 PM
how could anyone manage to have not heard of them?

.smudged.
06-12-2007, 12:32 AM
I'm not expecting a reverse-back-to-previous-style record, really. I just want him to forget the generic, this-is-not-the-cure sound he had last time.
totally agree..id like something like kiss me or the head but this isnt the 80s anymore...god i need a time machine

Guitarplaya27
06-12-2007, 12:35 AM
my favorite songs by them are

Before Three
Perfect Girl
Disintegration
Just Like HEaven

and yea

Guitarplaya27
06-12-2007, 12:35 AM
my favorite songs by them are

Before Three
Perfect Girl
Disintegration
Just Like HEaven

and yea

Emenius Sleepus
06-12-2007, 09:49 AM
totally agree..id like something like kiss me or the head but this isnt the 80s anymore...god i need a time machine

lol I see your guys' point.

.smudged.
06-12-2007, 08:55 PM
lol I see your guys' point.
Lol, We all know we need the 80s back :D

bah humbug
06-14-2007, 12:26 PM
Anybody here love Wish as much as I do?

somewhat_here
06-14-2007, 01:18 PM
i have the cassette but i've yet to listen to it start to finish. i find it harder to get into their more recent stuff.

Emenius Sleepus
06-14-2007, 08:12 PM
Anybody here love Wish as much as I do?

it does have some excellent songs. I probably don't like it as much as you in the given context :p: but it's a very good album

STRAT811
06-18-2007, 02:25 AM
Anybody here love Wish as much as I do?
With the exception of "Wendy Time", it's perfect.

Emenius Sleepus
06-18-2007, 06:46 AM
Woo. They're touring Australia in August.

thecure93
06-29-2007, 10:51 PM
i LOVE the cure. thats how i came up with my username lol. just got into them recently, but i love them. my favorite songs would probably be A Forest, Friday Im in Love, and Just like heaven. i think im going to buy Seventeen Seconds soon i hope. i only have the Greatest Hits album, but ive heard more of their songs on youtube and whatever. i love Robert Smith's voice, and jsut everything about them. i know they are coming to madison square gardens in NYC soon, but i live like 5 hours away so i cant go. i wish i could, but i hope they tour again, because i dont want to miss them.

pumpkins_rule
06-29-2007, 11:53 PM
Anybody here love Wish as much as I do?

Eh it's hit and miss. The singles are great though.

lilbish
07-13-2007, 07:40 PM
wish has strong yet weak songs. id say its an OK album

One Way Ticket
07-17-2007, 09:32 PM
Anybody here love Wish as much as I do?
I do I do I do!

I adore that album. I'm seeing them live in September!

Monkeygone2hvn
07-19-2007, 08:51 PM
i believe i'm going to see them in october at the hollywood bowl, i'm pretty excited.

.smudged.
07-30-2007, 04:59 PM
damn nice ill never get to see them live : (

YourLastAffront
07-30-2007, 06:25 PM
I wouldn't worry, all their material post Disintegration was ****e.

.smudged.
07-31-2007, 12:08 AM
I wouldn't worry, all their material post Disintegration was ****e.
again you and i disagree lol

YourLastAffront
07-31-2007, 05:49 AM
again you and i disagree lol
You've got a lot to learn.

pumpkins_rule
08-01-2007, 12:15 AM
I wouldn't worry, all their material post Disintegration was ****e.

Friday I'm In Love, At The Edge of the Deep Green Sea and Open > You. Does anyone else think the The Head on the Door is an absolutely pants album? I mean the three singles are genius, but I'm kind of sorry I bought it over Staring at The Sea where they all make an appearance anyway.

YourLastAffront
08-01-2007, 05:47 AM
I don't care for any of those songs.

Emenius Sleepus
08-01-2007, 09:31 AM
Friday I'm In Love, At The Edge of the Deep Green Sea and Open > You. Does anyone else think the The Head on the Door is an absolutely pants album? I mean the three singles are genius, but I'm kind of sorry I bought it over Staring at The Sea where they all make an appearance anyway.

Can't agree with you I guess, seeing as it's one of my favourite albums from The C

Markieg3
08-02-2007, 09:43 PM
i have a head on the door t-shirt. its f ucking UGLY. but i wear it everyday.

pigmaggots
08-03-2007, 02:42 PM
I've got the greatest hits album...its brilliant.

I think I have an obsession with GH's albums atm!

xX*Zeppelin*Xx
08-03-2007, 03:49 PM
Does anyone else think the The Head on the Door is an absolutely pants album? I mean the three singles are genius, but I'm kind of sorry I bought it over Staring at The Sea where they all make an appearance anyway.

No, it's one of their best IMO! I do occasionally skip over a few tracks though. I'm not a big fan of their albums post Disintegration, although I do like a few songs here and there.

.smudged.
08-04-2007, 10:50 PM
I don't care for any of those songs.
dude r u some kind of frustrated 40 year old that never made it? **** sake can u be a little more pesimist?

mrjp
08-05-2007, 01:30 AM
ILOVETHECUREILOVETHECUREILOVETHECURE
okay now with that out of my system, iv only seen them 3 times :(
amazing artists.

Caustic
08-05-2007, 02:32 PM
Does anyone else think the The Head on the Door is an absolutely pants album?

GTFO :eek:

toha33
08-07-2007, 09:03 AM
Hey guys I'm going to a Cure concert in late september and I was wondering what are the chances of them playing disintegration, I really like the song.
I can't wait for the show, love the cure

WhereArtEsteban
08-07-2007, 01:48 PM
Friday I'm In Love, At The Edge of the Deep Green Sea and Open > You. Does anyone else think the The Head on the Door is an absolutely pants album? I mean the three singles are genius, but I'm kind of sorry I bought it over Staring at The Sea where they all make an appearance anyway.
The Head on the Door is my personal favorite of theirs.

EDIT: Its tied with Seventeen Seconds and Three Imaginary Boys...

.smudged.
08-19-2007, 12:01 AM
ya i agree , the head on the door is my favorite as well

pumpkins_rule
08-19-2007, 12:10 AM
dude r u some kind of frustrated 40 year old that never made it? **** sake can u be a little more pesimist?

Lmao YLA got pwned by a guy who doesn't even use grammar.

YourLastAffront
08-19-2007, 06:21 AM
dude r u some kind of frustrated 40 year old that never made it? **** sake can u be a little more pesimist?
10 points for using pessimist in the wrong context and having the worst grammar I've ever seen.

A look at my profile would have shown that I'm 18 and saved you from making a catastrophically bad joke, and showing the entire forum that your grasp of the language is about that of a toddler.

European Son
08-19-2007, 08:40 AM
Lmao YLA got pwned by a guy who doesn't even use grammar.
:haha :haha :haha

.smudged.
08-19-2007, 08:31 PM
10 points for using pessimist in the wrong context and having the worst grammar I've ever seen.

A look at my profile would have shown that I'm 18 and saved you from making a catastrophically bad joke, and showing the entire forum that your grasp of the language is about that of a toddler.
ooh omg im so hurt! ur so cool, u use grammar and talk like a bad ass oooh ooohh im sorryyy

Monkeygone2hvn
08-19-2007, 11:27 PM
seeing them in october at the hollywood bowl, should be a sweet show.

favorite album is a three way tie between A Head In The Door, Disintegration, and Bloodflowers

dinosaur sr
08-21-2007, 01:20 PM
I like the cure a lot, in three imaginary boys and plastic passion

when they were more of a punk band



after those two albums, they sucked

.smudged.
08-21-2007, 09:31 PM
^ i think the post punkish stuff is their worst... but we all think in different ways

edit: the smiths huh? that quote is from rubber ring i think

betty boop
09-01-2007, 11:53 AM
hey yeeeey havent been here for a long time and wanted to refresh the only cure thread :daisy:

anyway, i`ve taped some of my stuff and put them somewhere in my profile sooo in a few days you`ll be actually able to listen to someone who sings and plays guitar omfg how crazy . ok, i`ll get some beer.. :kissass: :cheers:

.smudged.
09-08-2007, 12:35 AM
hey betty long time no see

Achtung_Kid91
09-08-2007, 01:10 PM
I saw their festival 2005 tour on Direct TV last winter. I was very surprised to know that these guys really rock!! Up until then i was only familiar with their mainstream stuff. I bought their festival dvd and hav'nt stopped listening.Also bought tickets to see them in charlotte,nc sometime in the spring. Can't wait!!

betty boop
09-10-2007, 06:20 PM
i`m exploring literature and stuff.and playing. and singing.and sniffing menthol.sooo don`t have time for these beautiful places on UG.

anyway, once i said that i`m from croatia..and it`s a mission impossible to experience THE CURE in here...soo there`s this demand that tends to invite the cure to serbia and montenegro, it`s a country next to croatia..and there are about 600 votes, but we need to increase it.

sooo anyone willing to help desperate cure fans in ****ty places far away from west heh, there`s this link, just right click on demand it:

http://eventful.com/demand/D0-001-000082271-1


tnx a lot :cheers:

.smudged.
09-10-2007, 06:38 PM
you'll need around 10,000 votes :rolleyes:

gallagher2006
09-11-2007, 05:22 PM
I love the Cure. Got "Disintergration", "Faith", "Seventeen Seconds", "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me" and "Greatest Hits" for 5 each right before Fopp closed.

Close one there eh? :haha

Christina17
09-12-2007, 01:28 AM
I'm a big fan, for 20 years now, no one compares to The Cure, EVER. You have to have you own reasons for loving them, and I have my own, which I won't get into right now because I think it should be up to everyone to have their own ideas about what great music does for you. Anyone who has loved The Cure for so many years, or just a few know what I am talking about, right?

betty boop
09-13-2007, 11:30 AM
I'm a big fan, for 20 years now, no one compares to The Cure, EVER. You have to have you own reasons for loving them, and I have my own, which I won't get into right now because I think it should be up to everyone to have their own ideas about what great music does for you. Anyone who has loved The Cure for so many years, or just a few know what I am talking about, right?

wtf r u a joke or what?
quality of listening , not quantity.

betty boop
09-13-2007, 11:35 AM
@smudged, doesn`t matter . i`m tired of adding my friends and stuff sooo i`m trying every freakin page i`ve joined ..anyone..everythin counts.
maan, we`ve had buzzcocks here in zagreb ...i`ll consider the greatest band of my life the last assholes if they don`t manage to come here. fakd ap

betty boop
09-16-2007, 08:00 AM
http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/thecurefanclub/

heeeeeeeeey yeeeeey , move your asses, we`ve got the cure fan club :director: :heart:

gallagher2006
09-23-2007, 05:50 PM
I'm addicted to Seventeen Seconds and Faith Recently...

That is all =]

.smudged.
09-23-2007, 05:52 PM
God I can't believe it I finally got into Wild Mood Swings!

This is a drug!

betty boop
09-23-2007, 06:24 PM
ahahah youre at the end of your strength. same happened to me last summer .

now i listen to their covers lol.
but still adore them.

Caustic
09-23-2007, 06:36 PM
I still haven't properly got into Wild Mood Swings. It's one of my "I'll listen to it later" Cure albums that I never end up doing, haha.

betty boop
09-23-2007, 06:54 PM
mint car is a great song a lot earlier before you get a chance to go through wild mood swings,it simply makes you happy

i like `gone! ` . it`s absolutely weird and sexy . like walking through streets of a big city..
some of the songs are soothing, some of them hysteric, euforic, fatal.
i guess it is made to shock. relax and disturb on the other side ..and dance ofc :D

gallagher2006
09-24-2007, 12:43 PM
Also, "Seventeen Seconds" (Song) is sexcellent =]

gallagher2006
09-25-2007, 12:06 PM
*Before reading this post take into account I always thought Smith was strickly a rthyhm/singer*

HOLY ****! Robert Smith can play lead! http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fOaSP7gGMsU

Great song too =] (Full version can be found on the bar to the right)

Caustic
09-25-2007, 03:54 PM
Of course Smith can play lead! And damned well too.

betty boop
09-26-2007, 12:40 PM
once more: http://groups.ultimate-guitar.com/thecurefanclub/

::type !!

Caustic
09-26-2007, 01:02 PM
Joined!

Emenius Sleepus
09-26-2007, 06:24 PM
*Before reading this post take into account I always thought Smith was strickly a rthyhm/singer*

HOLY ****! Robert Smith can play lead! http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=fOaSP7gGMsU

Great song too =] (Full version can be found on the bar to the right)

very nice, very nice indeed

.smudged.
09-27-2007, 09:23 PM
Joined the group! Bloodflowers is epic!

Emenius Sleepus
09-27-2007, 09:31 PM
I was at this small bar/club sort of arrangement, they played a few Cure songs, very unexpected /random useless info

.smudged.
09-28-2007, 04:04 PM
Cool! Were they good covers?

And Halo is hell of a song too bad it's a b-side! That's one of the b-sides that could've been a big hit.

Emenius Sleepus
09-28-2007, 09:04 PM
yeah they were actually, they stayed pretty true to the originals but it sounded good:)

gallagher2006
09-29-2007, 05:40 AM
I just bought "Cure Festival 2005" and I think it's the worst 15 I've ever spend.

It's apparently a "Festival tour to celebrate the return of the Former Guitarist", but in doing so, they only played songs where this guitarist was present =/

AND they didn't play with a keyboardist, so songs like "Plainsong", "Just Like Heaven" and "Inbetween Days" sound strange and empty...

Just a small rant...

.smudged.
09-29-2007, 02:39 PM
Yep I agree. I was really shocked when Robert fired O'Donell, I miss him :sad:

Homestar1m
09-30-2007, 02:43 PM
Does anyone know how to get an effect like theirs from Just Like Heaven?

YourLastAffront
09-30-2007, 06:54 PM
Does anyone know how to get an effect like theirs from Just Like Heaven?
The guitar has a Flanger on it (probably a Boss BF-2).

Emenius Sleepus
10-02-2007, 08:55 PM
I just bought "Cure Festival 2005" and I think it's the worst 15 I've ever spend.

It's apparently a "Festival tour to celebrate the return of the Former Guitarist", but in doing so, they only played songs where this guitarist was present =/

AND they didn't play with a keyboardist, so songs like "Plainsong", "Just Like Heaven" and "Inbetween Days" sound strange and empty...

Just a small rant...

hmm.. I really can't imagine Plainsong without any keyboards :(

.smudged.
10-06-2007, 08:21 PM
^ How about Closedown?

.smudged.
10-18-2007, 07:22 PM
hello

Emenius Sleepus
10-18-2007, 07:52 PM
oh,.. lol sorry I haven't visited this thread in a while. So Closedown,... I guess I can see how it can be reworked into a keyboard-less version, but it would still be pretty lame

.smudged.
11-04-2007, 08:54 PM
Did anyone see The Cure at the mexican VMA's? Porl is bald!

Edit: Look what I found! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SzRjgVmXwbA

New song! It's called "Please Project" It's wonderful! Sounds a lot like Wish.

bah humbug
11-10-2007, 03:50 PM
My friend knows Boris Williams, the drummer from Disintegration, Wish and I think anything before that. Boris sent him a copy in the mail of Live In Paris that said "To Tristan, Love Boris."
lucky bastard!

gallagher2006
11-10-2007, 07:05 PM
Just got "Faith" and "The Top" in the mail today. AWESOME.

pumpkins_rule
11-10-2007, 11:48 PM
Plainsong is simply heartbreaking.

.smudged.
12-02-2007, 10:22 PM
Hello

Emenius Sleepus
12-02-2007, 10:39 PM
*tumbleweed*

betty boop
12-11-2007, 04:58 AM
hello smudged, *helloes*

Emenius Sleepus
12-11-2007, 08:17 AM
*likes your signature*

my favourite song off that album

betty boop
12-17-2007, 03:35 PM
vienna or prague the cure 2008 concert?<3
i`ll get money somehow. i have a terrible feeling they`ll be dead within a few years and i have to see them, even with not-that-perfect make up and weight problems.

and what costume shall the poor girl wear....

Syd Barrett
12-17-2007, 03:36 PM
*likes your signature*

my favourite song off that album


I roger that. ;)

Emenius Sleepus
12-17-2007, 06:06 PM
vienna or prague the cure 2008 concert?<3
i`ll get money somehow. i have a terrible feeling they`ll be dead within a few years and i have to see them, even with not-that-perfect make up and weight problems.

and what costume shall the poor girl wear....

heh can't help you on the costume, but I'd say Prague (now that I said this, you'll probably go to Vienna but still)

I roger that ;)

:cheers:

Shiny_Boots
12-19-2007, 12:51 AM
I'm seeing em in May with 65daysofstatic
it better be worth the 60 bucks and the postponed from September show...

Monkeygone2hvn
12-19-2007, 02:45 AM
im seeing them at the hollywood bowl, i'm pretty excited should be an awsome show.

oh and i just recently got a head in the door on vynal which i'm pretty happy about.

gallagher2006
01-04-2008, 03:33 PM
Anyone know what some of the bands better B Sides are? I've just got "Join The Dots" from my girlfriend and don't know where to begin =/

michelejrgm
01-05-2008, 05:17 AM
The Cure have created some of the best tunes in the music world with catchy riffs and all.

Musically, I admire them, i love playing their tunes,etc......BUT

I can't say i know much about their personalities back in the days when they first came out but when they came to play a show last year, I was working at the venue backstage and Robert Smith was a strung-out rude ****. :devil: The other guys were awesome to hang out with...but Robert was a snob...It kinda disappointed me a little when i met him becuase I used to have HIGH RESPECT for this guy but i guess things change in their circumstances!

Still I think The Cure are one of the best bands in history!! :p:

Emenius Sleepus
01-05-2008, 05:43 AM
^I"m not sure, I used to know this lady that supposedly knew Robert when she was 16, and from her words he was nice. So maybe he changed, or life changed him?

StreetLight3989
01-05-2008, 08:33 PM
How are they live now? I want to get tickets for when they play in NYC, but I don't know if $50 is worth it.