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#121
First album should be Disintegration. It's got the best mix of "poppy" Cure and "dark" Cure for a new listener.
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#122
Quote by European Son
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

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#124
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....
#126
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....
#127
quite interesting. It looks like a more or less standard set of effects, but the sounds he creates with them are incredible.

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#128
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...
#130
Quote by European Son
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.
#131
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?
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#132
Boys Don't Cry, Disintegration, The Head ON THe Door, Wild Mood Swings, Pornography.

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#133
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.
#134
So...what should I start off with Cure-wise? I feel like I'm missing out

EDIT: Nevermind, just read the page
#135
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.
#136
somebody recommended wild mood swings? that's pretty funny.
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#137
lol I did. Why not? it's a good album as far as my opinion's concerned

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#138
Quote by ModestPixies16
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?
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#139
Quote by One Way Ticket
Awesoem song, I've been into happy cure lately. Head on the door?


In Between Days is one of the best pop songs ever
#140
I've been hitting Faith a lot recently.
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#141
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.
#142
What are everyone's thoughts on the last album, The Cure, and did Ross Robinson have any business messing about with the production?
#144
Quote by I am Samuel
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).
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... 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.
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Last edited by Caustic at Apr 26, 2007,
#145
^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.
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#146
Quote by Caustic
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.
#147
Quote by raise_the_dead
^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.


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#148
^LOL true, but you put it in a better way than I did.
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#149
Quote by Bokchoi Cowboy
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.
#150
going nowhere is a awesome song. other than that there last album wasnt amazing.
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#151
So, umm. My Robert Smith Shirt arrived today. As well as my Malmsteen shirt.
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#152
Ok I am wearing my Robert Smith shirt.


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#155
Quote by Bokchoi Cowboy
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.
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#157
are they making a new album? i hope so
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#158
If they make a new album, it had better pick up where Bloodflowers left off, not their self-titled wishywashy emo kid crap.
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#159
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

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