25 years of News, rumors, minutiae about The Cure
I'm still awaiting my amazon.ca-ordered copy of "The Only One"; I expect "Freakshow" might take some time. That's okay, I want to hold off on those until I finish my essay at the end of the month. I hope I'll have time to see Mogwai, too.Craig, are these limited edition CDs, and, therefore, might it be a good idea if I buy another copy?Thanks
Darn it ... not on the UK version yet!!!
It's only in the US Store so far... and this store demands an american place of payment... *daft*
My fiancee (she's American) is still in bed ... I'll go wake her up and get her to log in with her Mom's account and download it ...
muldfeld - I'm still waiting for a copy of "The Only One" CD (US version) which I pre-ordered through amazon.jp. Today I received e-mail from them saying they still don't have the copies yet. Strange, isn't it?
Well at least that means finally Universal/Suretone/Geffen took notice of Robert's moan regarding the delay with The Only One...but that makes the number 13 totally irrelevant now
Still not listed in Belgian ITunes :-(
I can't download it from iTunes. Not available in our country. Grrrr!Might have to wait until my single arrives in mail (which was dispatched today), I guess.
universal finland told me that the single will be out on the 19th in finland. this is because the release day is always wednesday with their releases. bollocks i say!
Junko and Muldfeld - Don't know where you're located, but I got my copy of The Only One through Amazon just a couple days ago in the mail. I pre-ordered it as soon as I could and it took about a month. Maybe yours are coming soon? ALSO... pre-orderded Freakshow and it's already been shipped through Amazon, so looks like they'll be better with the last 3 singles.
Glad to see the spine is fixed on this single. I wonder if they'll fix the spine problem on the Only One since it's so obviously wrong? Maybe they'll do a second pressing...
All Kinds of Stuff is the best since Wish. Too bad it's a bside. Freakshow is growing on me as well......this is what we have been waiting for!
I pre ordered both from BestBuy. I still haven't received The Only One but got Freakshow yesterday. Awesome
Grrr... forgot to download these before I left for work. Damn!I have no idea what Bill's saying, but I enjoyed watching him. What a looker... < /my teenage moment of the day >
I've ordered mine from the Ideal Copy this morning. Should have it by the weekend!!! :D Now I'm really loveing Freakshow from all the live clips I've been listening too.And haven't heard the full version of All Kinds of Stuff yet. I could download it from I-tunes but I'd rather wait till I get my copy in the mail. I want to be surprised by something this time around instead of hearing it on the internet before hand.
zach - You already got it through Amazon! Is it Amazon UK? Mine is Amazon Japan, but since Universal Japan never releases Cure singles, my ordered copy will be shipped from US.
junker !!! dont know where you living or staying - but i guess japan too ??I got my cd-copy in tower records and the vinyl copy in HMV, both located in Shibuya. but they had like 3 or 5 copies and I passed tower records a few days later and there was nothing left or refilled of THE ONLY ONE. seems that the cure doesnt have any chances entering the charts in japan.will check out 2mrw FREAKSHOW...stupid musicmarket, isnt it ?
uups sorry your name is JUNKO !!! sumimasen !
I really Dug The Only One/NY Trip. They were fun, had that jingle jangle guitar Smith and Porl are known for while Simon does his great bass work. However Freakshow still really hasnt grown on me but All Kinds of stuff is a fantastic little number. The only complain is the bass tone in some parts are a bit clicky but I am a bass player with my own preference.Love love love the B-side but Freakshow is meh to me sorry to say.
Junko- Yeah I'm in the US so maybe that had something to do with it.
This song is the cat's tits. I can't wait to blare it from my crappy stereo.
PS WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY better than The Only One! Different, dynamic, not a tepid rehash of past styles.
i ordered freakshow thru amazon.usa and it's expected arival time is next monday.... that's too damn long to wait for a cure fan. If only they were easier to find in stores
Just premiered Freakshow on 104.5 (Philadelphia) - excellent!
Hey Josh I heard the premiere on 104.5 in Philly too! So cool!!! I'm really happy that station supports The Cure's new stuff but then I e-mail them all the time to play The Cure old & new!
I love the end of the bridge, with that bit of piano thrown in and that clicking ... don't know what that is, it always catches me by surprise. It's great on headphones, the sound kind of moves out from the center to the outside as the vocals echo over that click-click-plink-plink.This song makes me laugh every time I listen.BEST SINGLE SINCE A FOREST????
all kinds of stuff? i LOVE IT.
Thought about going to the Best Buy near me on a break from work but checked their site and no Best Buy has it in stock.
Anyone have a link to full previews as I won't be getting mine until next week? :(
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Even though I order this on-line already, just for the hell of it I went to Best Buy & Circuit City for lunch to see if this single was in the stores. I want it now!!! LOL! No such luck, it was just like the last time and the geeks in the store had no idea about it either. Typical!!!!!!!!!!!!!
seriously.... i went to bestbuy last month for The Only One and the dipshit there in customer service was completely worthless and had no idea what i was talking about. He couldn't even do as much as find it in their system to tell me they didn't have it.
Corrosive, that was my Best Buy experience as well. Sigh.
AKOS should be on the album. :-(I wonder if Robert listens to Clinic. It has a slight Clinic vibe. Also like Give Me It a little. Deffo a Top vibe.
you're makin me jealous clockwise.... if only i could hear it now
I know I've said it a zillion times already, but the way he sings "beau-ti-fulll" on AKOS is so delicious. Yum!
No luck finding it in Montreal either. We are so retard that way, we never get stock like this on time, if ever. I got lucky last time with The Only One, got the last/only copy at HMV a week later. I don't expect to be this lucky always, so I'll just curse in advance.Might order it but it's a bummer doing so for such a small order...
Waiting for the CD to come in the mail is so hard. Can I hold off listening downloading it from I-tunes. Yes I must!!!When I ordered my copy from the The Ideal Copy they said it would take about 2-5 days in the mail to get.So I'll get it the earliest on Friday or have to wait till early next week! Yicks! I'll be away for the next two days & when I get back on Friday that CD better be in the my mailbox!Actually Ideal Copy is good about sending out the CD's when they are released so I'm just hoping the US snail mail can get it here soon!
According to Amazon.com, my copy of Freakshow shipped a few days ago. It should arrive any day now, if not today.
I now have a new least favorite Cure song in Freakshow. Horrible.
surfjim: that's the beauty of the cure - they still take risks and come up with something rather polarizing. :-)
Sounds like surfjim is the only one who doesn't like it. So far, I've only heard it once and it was from one of those fan-made, live YouTube videos.
It's good to see people enjoying the new stuff. I love that it's just all odd and weird, yet sounds very Cure-like. Definitely not Cure by the numbers, but something within their sound range....if that makes any sense! heheh
Okay, I'm house cleaning and listening to JTD Disc One. Really, FS ain't that different from Pillbox Tales, DTH, etc. It's like The Top and WMS merged with their post-punk stuff. And AKOS is just that much moreso. I can totally see why FS would be polarizing, just as the Top and WMS are.
I think the b-side sounds like Never Enough. I like it.
Hey joefrog. Don't know if you saw my other post about this, but we met a coupla times in Austin in the coffee shop. :-) I was wearing a white Tom Waits t-shirt and long skirt. Hope you are well. :-)
is that a cowbell i hear at the very beginning of Freakshow? either way this song is funky and kicks ass.
An update on my previous post... my copy of Freakshow arrived from Amazon.com today!*danced*
ooops, wrong thread... i am so confused.
It is strange, junko. My sense is that The Cure haven't been popular in a while, and maybe these sites are surprised by the demand. Already amazon.ca is out of stock of Freakshow.I AM ordering from Canada, though, so it shouldn't be taking so long. It's probably Geffen's fault for not making enough or ensuring supplies arrived on time.
melt - Are you living in Japan, too? Luckily my friend bought her copy of The Only One at Tower Records somewhere in Tokyo but I've never found any in local stores in Chiba... The Cure singles are always hard to get!
muldfeld - Yeah, I think even their record company is surprized, too. They've never expected the fans still want The Cure so much like this. That's why there isn't much promotion going on by Universal, especially in Japan. Sad to say, there is completely nothing about The Cure here. No ads, no information, no nothing.:-(
Got my copy today from Amazon. I'm with Cat on this one; I like Freakshow a little better than The Only One. I was thinking it sounded like a mid-80s era b-side. Can't wait for the next one!
Man, I can't get enough of this song, and the b-side, great stuff!
Still no Freakshow on iTunes UK but you know, listening to TOO today made me realise that NY Trip is the best sing bu The Cure I've heard in YEARS!!! I think this song deserves more credit than it probably gets ... amazing.
Got back from my trip a few hours ago & still no Freakshow in the mail but I got an e-mail from the Ideal Copy with a tracking number & my package is in the Southeastern PA regional center! So hopefully USPS will get it to my local postal office today & I'll get it in the mail tomorrow. If not, I'm sure I'll have it by Monday!
I LOVE FREAKSHOW!!!Best Cure single in ages and 'All Kind Of Stuff' kicks ass. OK, it took me 5 listens to dig the songs but i love love love them ... anyone not liking these songs please post back when you listen a few more times and see if you want to revise your opinion.