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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 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

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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
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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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Postby honkduh » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:30 pm

badhat wrote: last dance is total trash. .
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Postby badhat » Sat Aug 25, 2018 2:50 pm

i mean i’d rather focus on how good the album is overall but yea last dance is the one track that is as entirely adolescent and hokey as the cure’s detractors think they are.

also “a woman now standing where once there was only a girl” is such gross hacky shit.
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Postby aqxmission » Sun Aug 26, 2018 2:17 pm

noiseandpop wrote:
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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https://dbr.ee/HfHR


(p.s. ott sucks)


Thanks! I second the request for the Wish mix, as well.
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Postby badhat » Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:56 am

listening to KMKMKM

its super good

but i still wish theyd done a full album of opium den bangers like “if only tonight we could sleep” and “like cockatoos” and “the snakepit”
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Postby Kenny » Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:03 am

badhat wrote:listening to KMKMKM

its super good

but i still wish theyd done a full album of opium den bangers like “if only tonight we could sleep” and “like cockatoos” and “the snakepit”


I can't think of a better description of The Top than "a full album of opium den bangers"
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Postby odilon redon » Fri Sep 07, 2018 9:57 am

i've had disintegration in the cd player in my car for 4 years without changing and have listened to every song on it at least 100 times and still, when the prayers for rain/same deep water as you combo came on during the insane thunder storm last night it was completely perfect and honestly made my week
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Postby badhat » Fri Sep 07, 2018 11:13 am

Kenny wrote:
badhat wrote:listening to KMKMKM

its super good

but i still wish theyd done a full album of opium den bangers like “if only tonight we could sleep” and “like cockatoos” and “the snakepit”


I can't think of a better description of The Top than "a full album of opium den bangers"


ahah

the Top is hash, not opium.

or anyway you know what i mean. that fucking vibe on those three songs. I could swim in it
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