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Thursday, August 6, 2009

Curespotting

"Last Weekend on Virgin 17, there were 2 cure mentions in 2 documentaries: The first one was called "The hidden side of the 80's" and had a 10 sec. snippet of Killing an arab live in Paris in 1979. The second one was "the Punk heritage": it showed a short extract of the Other Voices video, and introduced the Cure as part of the post-punk bands that emerged in the late 70's, along with Joy division and Siouxsie and the Banshees."
(Thanks Sylvain)

"I was on Youtube today and I somehow stumbled across this video. It seems to be an awful MTV commercial with someone in a Robert Smith mask." (Thanks Emily)

"Houston Press' Rocks Off blog mentions The Cure's Seventeen Seconds in a list about "Albums that went darker", and a flashback review of Mecha-Streisand." (Thanks Heron)

"On current affairs show Newsnight on the BBC here in the UK tonight there was a piece about Abdelbasset Ali al-Megrahi who was found guilty of the bombing of the Pan Am flight over Lockerbie. Pictures of the crash site were accompanied by 'A Reflection'. Mighty odd." (Thanks Adam)

6 comments:

  1. Someone at the BBC is indeed very fond of the band, i have stopped trying to send those Curespotting as they happen on a weekly basis...they played "Close to me (remix)" in a current affair programme a couple of weeks back

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  2. Well, The Cure have become legends. They are our generation's Rolling stones/Beatles/The Doors.... They've made their mark and I always new since becoming a fan in 87 they'd end up like this. I know talent when I hear it, as do we all, apparently! I also see Roger now posts here, we also know good sites too! Thank you Craig for so many years of good info!!! You are THE man!!!

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  3. yeah thanks craig i check this blog everyday even though it's mostly crap about 'curespotting' and depeche mode.

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  4. Well if it's mostly "crap", why keep coming here? Maybe if the Cure weren't in a dormant period, the content would be better. Can't post about things that aren't happening.

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  5. Yes you can ,Craig! Just make stuff up. A lot of the peeps that come here are very easily fooled.

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