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the second guitar solo is still the same ugly! just for this song I boredom Porl (Pearl)!
Reeves is gelling quite nicely "Yewwwww!"
No one put their hands in the sky. >:(
I always do!
Okay, I guess I should've said that normally, it's VERY noticeable for people putting their hands in the sky (for the other 6 concerts I've been to, anyways) this time, it was just a few random ones here and there in the crowd.
Reeves just handed that solo its own ass. Love it.
Yeah, he is an excellent guitar player. I still prefer Porl from back in the Wish tour days, but Reeves is leaps and bounds better than Perry was.
Jason completed ruined the drums to this song. The almost constant fills sound awful.It seems the only songs Robert keeps him in line on are from Disintegration.
I agree. Robert should delete this song from the setlist.. Jason CAN'T play this one right and really ruins it. Totally ruins it.
I do know he played over a loop of Disintegration for about 15 minutes at his audition, so I have never believed all this bullshit that he can only play stuff slow. I'm convinced Robert is behind many of the song tempos being slowed down. Does anyone REALLY believe Robert allows Jason to dictate tempo? After all the people Robert has fired, finally Jason comes along and says fuck you Robert, we're doing FTEOTDGS at 2/3 speed from now on? Do we think Jason is behind them using backing tracks on loads of songs live? Jesus, people don't know how The Cure operates if they think anyone, excluding perhaps Simon, doesn't just sit and do what they're told by Robert.Even Roger accepted this years ago and learned to just enjoy the ride, instead of forcing his will.Interestingly I think the seemingly least likely candidate as someone to influence their will, happened to be the one who quietly did just that. Perry was behind pushing a lot of the heavier sound of Wish, Robert has acknowledged that. He and Robert almost single-handedly crafted WMS and Robert has said that once the basic backing tracks were done for Bloodflowers basically everyone bar Perry left the sessions and the two of them recorded a ton of guitar tracks, rewrote sections and edited songs. Interestingly though, Robert had no hesitation in re-recording some of Perry's guitar tracks himself, if he thought they weren't quite what he wanted. Perry did a lot for Robert, but Robert's control was ever present. Maybe his departure was linked to tensions over this, but that is a guess.Do not though make the mistake of thinking Jason is playing the way HE wants to play on everything.
the best for this song I think it's Pearl not anyone else
Remembering of course that Porl doesn't even play ANYTHING on the original studio recording....
Really? I'd always imagined fteotdgs to have been one of porls/pearls from the off. How do you know?
From a guitar magazine published during the Wish tour. Robert said Porl was due to record the solo but one evening at dinner Robert said he decided he was going to play it himself (further proving his control) then said that while everyone was surprised to learn Porl doesn't play the solo, he (Porl) in fact didn't play on the song at all, because he couldn't think of anything to add and didn't see the point in playing something Robert had come up with.I assume he doesn't play on quite a few Cure songs to be honest, such as Plainsong, as the 'Making of Disintegration' book describes Robert, Roger and Simon as doing the keys, the Fender Bass VI is obviously Robert, there's nothing else except drums.
Wow, that's cool insight Crimson cheers. Poor old Porl! I would love there to be a follow up to 'Ten Imaginary Years' , or another decent bio of the band to find out more stuff like that.