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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Vivid curator Stephen Pavlovic on The Cure

Vivid Live Festival curator Stephen Pavlovic on why he booked The Cure (from The West Australian): "It was a 100 per cent selfish motive. I love them... I have always been a major fan," he said."They are very emotive and expressive. They recognise that the world doesn't exist on sunshine alone."...."I would say that The Horrors have captured the look. Interpol has captured the vibe, but no one has captured the magic. And that's why The Cure stand alone as The Cure." (Thanks David)

31 comments:

  1. Good quote right there "...."I would say that The Horrors have captured the look. Interpol has captured the vibe, but no one has captured the magic. And that's why The Cure stand alone as The Cure."

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  2. "you can't be Robert Smith unless you're Robert Smith"... Paul Banks!

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  3. Just like Bestival, the Cure fans are all grown up now and in charge of major music events!!! Awesome!!

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  4. Lovely statement!!!! People I know totally underrate the Cure, I'm so glad there are people who don't :D

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  5. what a smart and well-bred gentleman.

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  6. The horrors capture the look and vibe. Interpol lost their way long ago..

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  7. Chip: After seeing Interpol live 9 times in the last 6 months, I have to completely disagree with you. They've never been better.

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  8. Okay, Hannah, Andrew, and Kate, time for Doctor Who now. : )

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  9. Craig: respect your opinion, but the horrors capture cure elements where I've never heard or saw any cure elements in Interpol. They have a more joydivisioneworderstrokesness.

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  10. It's quite ironic how Australia gets this show, as "Three Imaginary Boys" has never received an official Australian release; it was released and rereleased under the altered "Boy's Don't Cry".

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  11. 3IB was released in AUS on Stunn. I have it on vinyl.

    BDC was a USA compilation.

    It was released here too.

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  12. 3IB reissues were also released through Warner Music Australia while The Cure were still with Fiction.

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  13. Haha ssshhh everybody its Who time. I actually enjoyed this weeks episode more than I think I should have. It had major plot holes, the whole third act made no sense to me at all...But I thought it was funny, it had great production design and it was very fun to watch. And I loved all the beard talk.

    Oh and Lilly Cole and Karen Gillan together? Two smoking hot gingers...Heaven

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  14. Thanks explodingboy, I thought the Stunn copy was available from NZ only, and I've only seen the reissues as imports. Thanks for clearing that up.

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  15. Yeah, the new 2 disc remastered deluxe reissues are imports...

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  16. @chipdandy @craig i never understood the interpol-cure connection. they sound nothing alike to me, at all. i'm not an interpol fan at all, it's just not my thing, but i can see why people like them. what i don't see is any relation to the cure though. the horrors, on the other hand - no idea who they are.

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  17. off subject...does someone have an MP3 of "Ching Chang Chong" they can email me....I'm tired of listening to it on YouTube..

    mikec@axisrecapital.com

    Please and thanks....

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  18. grinderman - just emailed some pics of the original Aus 3IB release to Craig

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  19. Grinderman: Here are the photos that Explodingboy sent.

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  20. And Ching Chang Chong has been sent to you, Mike.

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  21. Cool, thanks for that folks, I guess it fly right under my radar. I'm fairly young (Lol hasn't been in the band since I've been alive), so I'm unsure of the different vinyl releases that have come out, and had only heard about it in conversation about the topic. Thanks!

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  22. Hi, Grinderman.
    For great info on Cure vinyls (and cd`s) take a look at Darren Butlers book "The Cure on Record".

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  23. Anyway, which songs are you looking most foreward to hear?
    From a musical point of view I can`t wait to hear how they perform Final Sound, Three and A Reflexion.
    Otherwise it will be great to hear Secrets, which haven`t been played since 85. Doubt is not a great song, but still it will be fun to hear.

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  24. @craig. could you also be so kind and send me the ching chang chong file as i have only an incomplete version. many many thanks

    gerald.stocker@chello.at

    cheers g*

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  25. No problem, GCS1. Just sent it to you.

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  26. "Okay, Hannah, Andrew, and Kate, time for Doctor Who now. : )"

    I was out last night, and will be watching from tivo today, yay!

    After attending a terrific concert last night, I went to bed remembering 'Oooh, Doctor Who is waiting for me on tivo, awesome!'

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  27. Craig, planning to watch the third episode today!! So excited. I really like the idea of a pirate theme :D

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  28. thanks craig, thanks jorge!

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