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Postby Milk » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:40 pm

always loved perfect girl. There's a lot of songs i dont like on KMKMKM but this is one of the highlights. Always felt this album coudl lose like 7 songs easy and then be closer to perfect.

It's basically

The kiss
Catch
Why can't i be you?
How Beautiful you are
Just like heaven
One more time
Like Cockatoos
Icing sugar
the Perfect Girl
Shiver and Shake


I dont really ever listen to the rest. I wish Torture wasn't so dumb because i like the music and it has a great bassline. I'd include a thousand hours if it didn't have lyrics either actually. Great music kinda hinting at what disintegration would be but then he starts singing and it's like..did you have to? Fight is perhaps the worst 80's cure song. Actually i'm pretty sure it is unless i'm forgetting something.
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Postby thanksbutnothanksman » Thu Apr 05, 2018 9:47 pm

fight is probably the worst, yeah. i'd nominate hey you and screw too.

i've never understood how KMKMKM is ranked anywhere near the other 80s albums, it's patchy from the jump. i'd add all i want as a great song, though.
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Postby Plainsong » Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:23 pm

The Kiss Me B-sides are better than some of the songs on that record.




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Postby inmate » Fri Apr 06, 2018 1:59 am

thread sent me down a cure music video wormhole

i had never seen this video before but this is almost identical to what i've pictured in my head every time i've ever listened to it
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Postby Milk » Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:28 am

^
This was my introduction to The Cure, first time i heard and saw them. This would have been i think mid 1989 or whenever this video came out. Legit thought Robert was a woman. It's not that i hadn't seen rockstars in makeup but i guess usually it was like glam guys acting fairly manly. I couldnt really explain the voice though. I think it was only a few months before i figured it out.
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Postby odilon redon » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:21 pm

Plainsong wrote:The Kiss Me B-sides are better than some of the songs on that record.






yeah i've said this before on here but the cure have to be the very best b-sides band. the kmx3 and wish b-sides are unreal good, it's mysteriously beautiful how this band has seemingly willfully obscured some of their best material. it's so romantic.

going back to the kmx3 discussion, it's probably neck and neck with disintegration for my favorite cure album. it's indulgence and sprawl is part of it's opulent charm for me even if there are some noticeable creative redundancies and a gulf in quality between the album's best and worst songs. it's a palatial piece of music.

man i love the cure so much. 8-)
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Postby theendoftheworld666@aol.com » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:23 pm

this is the kiss me kiss me kiss me i listen to lol. i think ott's mixes of it and wish are the best thing he ever contributed to the board by fucking leaps and bounds.

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Postby theendoftheworld666@aol.com » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:25 pm

hot hot hot!!!! is terrible and sounds like the red hot chili peppers so i think i'll just get rid of that in a bit. replace it with "one more time" probably. "why can't i be you" is not great but i like how it's a song about wanting to look like a pretty girl so i'll leave it on anyways. "fight" is pretty charming to me because of it's relation to nu metal whereas most of the other filler on kmkmkm doesn't even have that.
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Postby odilon redon » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:32 pm

heartily disagree with your song by song assessment
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Postby odilon redon » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:36 pm

theendoftheworld666@aol.com wrote:ott's mixes of it and wish are the best thing he ever contributed to the board by fucking leaps and bounds.


honestly, idealized versions of either kiss me and/or wish with the integrated b-sides would prob make for my favorite cure albums
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Postby fester » Fri Apr 06, 2018 12:51 pm

Hot Hot Hot was the song that got me into the Cure (and rock music in general) when I was like 13 years old. It was the Mixed Up extended version.

I can't explain it. Before I heard that song all I listened to was new jack swing and top 40 rap.
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Postby Milk » Wed May 16, 2018 11:28 pm

I googled Robert Smith and this happens

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Pls sound off on Robert Smith's hot new look itt.
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Postby Milk » Wed May 16, 2018 11:31 pm

Friendly upper management RS, yay or nay?
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Postby inmate » Wed May 16, 2018 11:31 pm

lookin' good, bob
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Postby Plainsong » Thu May 17, 2018 6:12 am

It's ok I guess.
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Postby Plainsong » Thu May 17, 2018 6:14 am

Loving the Paris 1982 bootleg atm.


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Postby transitive » Thu May 17, 2018 9:55 am

Milk wrote:I googled Robert Smith and this happens

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Pls sound off on Robert Smith's hot new look itt.


honestly not a bad look for someone his age.
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Postby odilon redon » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:03 pm

ugh those new remixes are really bad
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Postby noiseandpop » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:02 pm

saturday night my friends



always loved this dumb video
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Postby gordie blue eyes » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:11 pm

fester wrote:Hot Hot Hot was the song that got me into the Cure (and rock music in general) when I was like 13 years old. It was the Mixed Up extended version.

I can't explain it. Before I heard that song all I listened to was new jack swing and top 40 rap.


Every part of this is exactly me. Right down to the Mixed Up version
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Postby gordie blue eyes » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:15 pm

i may have had a different opinion if i experienced them later in life but, just like a bunch of their songs, i am incapable of thinking of hot hot hot or why can't i be you as anything but terrific
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Postby gordie blue eyes » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:17 pm

would be very grateful if whips or anybody else could upload ott's kmkmkm/wish mixes
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Postby Grey Poupon » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:44 pm

noiseandpop wrote:saturday night my friends



always loved this dumb video

I love this one so much aesthetically

70s gloom cheap production hauntological vibe mmmmmmmm mmm
My listening experience in balanced mode reveals the great depth of EARTH
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Postby noiseandpop » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:54 pm

yeah it's great. feel like the first time I saw it was late night on mtv2
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Postby noiseandpop » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:56 pm

gordie blue eyes wrote:would be very grateful if whips or anybody else could upload ott's kmkmkm/wish mixes


here's the kiss me/one million virgins mix. never heard the wish one so that would be cool

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Postby Milk » Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:37 pm

So i was watching this absolutely obscure ealy 80's French tv show that someone improbably uploaded online that was video art intercut by alternative (or whatever they would have called it then) music videos and was surprised to find out that the cure made a video for the walk! I had never seen this before. It's actually too bad too because the version in the show i was watching was better quality than the one i found on YT (i think this is shot straight from someone's tv).



maybe this isn't news to anyone but it was to this massive Cure fan who thought he'd seen everything. I guess it makes sense, it was their first top 20 single in the UK.
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Postby badhat » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:04 pm

i’m on a cure kick this week, mostly disintegration.

i missed that the cure put out a 4disc special edition of mixed up earlier this year and while most of it sucks, i did find this plainsong mix where they basically turn plainsong into a Four Calendar Cafe era Cocteau Twins song

https://youtu.be/cRY7pZ4cJfY
admittedly the metal thread has recently taken a hit
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Postby badhat » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:11 pm

i’ve been thinking about disintegration a lot lately and how it was so resonant as an adolescent and then kinda cringey for a while but revisiting it at 42 its honestly a lot more sophisiticated about adult relationships and fear of getting old and becoming irrelevant and general midlife anxiety than i think it gets credit for. some of it is real bad. last dance is total trash. but its easily their best album and one of the best albums of the 80s.
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Postby DasLofGang » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:24 pm

badhat wrote:kinda cringey for a while but revisiting it at 42 its honestly a lot more sophisiticated about adult relationships and fear of getting old and becoming irrelevant and general midlife anxiety than i think it gets credit for.

i've been getting into it for the really first time while deep in the throes of this shit IRL and yeah, for real

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