The Cure, Disintegration (1989)
They say that guitarist Robert Smith was using hallucinogenic drugs
throughout the coarse of this beautifully textured album. Like Hendrix’s
Electric Ladyland, the sound of the album reflects his trippy state of mind. Listening to Disintegration under headphones is like stepping into someone else’s dream—and a rather dark one, at that. (Thanks Greg)
Win airfare, hotel accommodations, 3 day VIP passes, and aftershow tickets from Rabbl.
And help me out with this. If you enter my referral code, RF28048, you will double your entry and give me 5 bonus entries. Thanks! Then when you get your code, get your friends and family to enter and use your code.
Thank you so much, Abigayle, Sam, Martina, Nadie, Emma, Jacqueline, Kathleen, Frederick, Tanqueray, Jeff, Aiyana, Bethany, Jesse, Michael, Casey, Fernando, Red, Kelly, Thomas, William, Yuji, Chris, Simon, Andy, Anji, and Summer, for using my code! You guys are awesome!
Update (08/22/14): Property of Zack are giving away a pair of VIP passes. Details here.
"Chicago: We’re happy to welcome over 50 food vendors to the fest this year to help satisfy all of your carnivorous, omnivorous, vegetarian, and vegan needs! Toronto and Denver, your food vendors will be unveiled this week too!"
Update (08/27/14): Toronto! You finally got something announced today! Too bad it's just your food vendor list, but hey, it's something.
Wait, you finally get your FAQ, too.
They have to release your map, & schedule soon, right?
"This year’s Riot Fest & Expo in Toronto, ON will feature a wide array of food options sure to cover the bases for any taste palate. Whether you’re craving carnival food, a burger, tacos, or some dessert, these 20+ vendors will have delicious fixings to satisfy your hunger and taste buds!"
Also, Television has been added to the Riot Fest lineup on Sept. 13th, replacing Marky Ramone.
Update (08/26/14): Some changes & additions. From Riot Fest on Facebook - "Chicago. We just added some Aftershows, well technically they are pre-parties. The Murder City Devils at Double Door. Also, we know that tickets for the Television Aftershow went very quickly, so to give more people an opportunity to see them, the show has been moved to Sunday, September 14th at Bottom Lounge. Tickets are on sale now, get them while they're still available! http://riotfest.org/chicago-official-shows/"
A book featuring rare and previously unseen photographs of The Cure is set for release next month.
Collated by the band's official photographer Andy Vella, Obscure will be released on September 18 and includes a foreword by frontman Robert Smith.
Smith says the book is "dreadfully funny, terribly honest and strangely melancholic."
Vella co-created the artwork for many of The Cure's albums, including Faith, The Top, The Head On The Door, Disintegration and Wish, and has worked with the band since 1981.
The book features photographs spanning four decades and includes shots from this year's gig at The Royal Albert Hall.
"I get something different from Robert because I've known him for
so long", Vella tells Classic Rock. "He plays to my lens in a completely
different way to others. When I'm photographing other people, for
example fashion shoots, it's very much like I'm in charge, but when I
photograph The Cure, they are. Quite often, the band don't
take me very seriously: Boris Williams [former drummer] used to throw
stuff at me, while Roger O'Donnell would always say that my flash
hadn't gone off. As a result, I'm able to capture the band
enjoying themselves in a way that isn't usually seen.
"It really annoys me when I read about the band being such
miserable bastards, because they're really not, and I think I capture
that. I want Cure fans to see them in the way that I do. You can go on
the web and see loads of shots of Robert, but the problem with press
shoots is that they always show the band in a certain way. This is
different: it's a little bit fly-on-the-wall.
"I think fans will end up loving the band more than they do
already. When I was putting this all together, I was thinking 'there's
so much stuff!', but it feels like a really powerful collection. It's
not pretentious, and it's not po-faced: from page to page, it's more
like a documentary. And that's what I wanted."
Obscure is available now to pre-order from Foruli Codex.
Fleeting moments… altered faces… unexpected spaces. By turns dreadfully funny, terribly honest, strangely melancholic. – Robert Smith, 2014
Andy Vella has been observing The Cure since 1981. Foruli Codex (@foruli) is delighted to announce the forthcoming publication of 'Obscure', Vella's book of rare and unseen photographs of the band. 33 years in the making, 'Obscure' will be published worldwide in September 2014. This visually stunning and beautifully designed volume has been compiled with the full input of Robert Smith, who has also written the foreword.
Update (08/12/14): Limited edition print now available. Please note that this print does NOT include a copy of the book.
Update (08/13/14): Press release and some preview photos have been posted here. Confirms a release date of Sept. 18th and a price of £30/$50.
"In celebration of our 10th anniversary, we are incredibly excited to reveal our new festival grounds in the north section of Humboldt Park. With the fest now operating between W. North Ave. and W. Division St. as the north and south boundaries, and within N. Kedzie Ave. and N. California Ave. as the west and east boundaries, there will be lots of room for our 7 stages, over a dozen carnival rides, custom 9-hole mini-golf course, haunted house brought to you by Zombie Army Productions, Lucha Libre wrestling, Gospel For The Guilty burlesque show, Hellzapoppin Circus Sideshow Revue, chainsaw sculpting, a classic 20-game arcade with all proceeds going to Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, and a wine bar. There will even be an additional 8th stage on Friday to house the special interactive panel with Nadya Tolokonnikova and Masha Alekhina of Pussy Riot.
1, 2, and 3-day passes, as well as all-you-can-ride carnival passes are still available but are going fast. 3-Day passes are nearly sold out and select single-day passes are gone now too. Don’t wait, get your tickets while they’re still available!" Festival Passes / Carnival & Haunted House Passes"
More from Riot Fest: "And yes, we will have a dedicated taxi stand and a shit ton more CTA buses this year." Also, printed schedules, not just digital.
There's going to be a freaking haunted house attraction! And a classic arcade. I swear it's like they are building this just for me and my interests! :) Really wishing I was going 2 days now. This is going to be a blast!
From Channel 93.3: "Starting Monday, listen for the following Riot Fest bands between 7a – 6p, be caller #9 to 303-631-2933 and win tickets to the show. 3OH!3, Rise Against, Weezer, Brick & Mortar, Violent Femmes, The Unlikely Candidates, The Cure, Sublime, or Social Distortion"
Liqueur, a tribute to The Cure, have a bunch of shows coming up in the next few months.
Sept. 12th, 2014 - Norwich , The Waterfront
Sept. 13th, 2014 - Harlow , The Square
Nov. 1st, 2014 - Milton Keynes , The Craufurd Arms
Nov. 21st, 2014 - Lowestoft , Granny's
(Disintegration warm up show)
Nov. 22nd, 2014 - Islington o2 Academy 2
(*Disintegration Special* Three sets - all of the original vinyl issue of Disintegration then a set of hits and classics - approx 100 minute show ..)
Will be my first time seeing The Cure in Colorado, and my first time seeing them play in a football stadium parking lot. Or any type of parking lot, for that matter. :) Should be fun!
Update (08/16/14): And my Chicago pass arrived today! 2nd time seeing them in Illinois, though first time in Chicago proper. Dream Tour was in Tinley Park, IL. My favorite show on that tour, and Top 5 of all time.
Also my 2nd time seeing them in a city park, and at a festival. Voodoo 2013 was the first for both of those.
Now to hope for no schedule conflicts, so that I can see some combination of The Cure, Billy Bragg, Tegan & Sara, Cheap Trick, and Weezer. But if I can just see The Cure & Billy Bragg, I'll be happy.
Sorry for the useless post, just a bit excited about this. :)