Thursday, June 12, 2008

Houston videos

Just because it was an awesome show, and I don't want these clips getting overlooked. A few of my favorites:
Out Of This World
Want
A Night Like This
Maybe Someday
A Boy I Never Knew
The Perfect Boy
Kyoto Song
Sleep When I'm Dead
Bloodflowers
A Forest

37 comments:

  1. Thank you, know what I'm doing when I get back home.

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  2. In Kyoto Song, I guess they are definetly playing over a "tape", so why didnt they play more tapes (WCIBY, Lullaby, POY ?)

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  3. I can't remember if it was during Kyoto Song or another song. Chris held up a sign asking Robert if he received her roses. Robert squinted at the sign and then said something like, "I don't f**king know about that" while shaking his head and shrugging. We laughed our asses off.

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  4. so has no video of TORTUE surfaced yet from a few shows back? i've been waiting for it, damnit.

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  5. Joe-
    I saw Robert do that from a few rows back, although i had no idea what he was referring to, but I thought he was reading a sign..

    Funny

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  6. corrosive, torture was played in austin, much to my ebullient joy.

    i would kill to see the vid.

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  7. I think I took some video of Torture, but the sound is just jumbled noise on all of my videos.

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  8. I remember being so mad when they played Torture in Mexico City last year. It is one of my favorite songs and something I never even thought they would play. I was thinking if I went to all the CA shows that they would play it but alas they did not. Darn it.

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  9. Thanks for posting..i can't help thinking so many more songs were played in the U.S than in Europe, it's good to watch these!

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  10. hey joe! - he responded to me twice about my sign...

    you can see in kyoto song at about 2:30 where he stops (you can also see my sign waving around) and he puts the mic under his chin - thats when he squinted and gave that look like ..."uhh...i dont know...i dont think so..."

    i cant remember which song he said the "i dont fucking have a clue" response to...he was on the other side of us then - more in the middle of the stage.

    that was so awesome though! :D

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  11. Good times Chris. Did you see Porl recoil when I blew him a kiss? That was priceless.

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  12. joe - that was FABULOUS!! MAN - that was such a great show -just having cut up with them like that was fantastic! i love how they are interacting with us. you going to any more shows joe?

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  13. the correct link to Sleep When I'm Dead:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H4sQIF1V1T0
    Great Porl on the guitar (even though he goes a little farther then he should at the end).
    The Best of the new songs, closely followed by UTS...

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  14. chris and joe, that is awesome they interacted with you like that. during curiosa i had a couple of choice "moments" with them myself - specifically in nashville. the crowd was somewhat sparse in the pit and a friend and i kept smiling and making eyes at simon and he finally broke into laughter about it, and during push i was dancing up and down so crazily that i was noticed by robert and he smiled at me and danced "at" me a little bit.

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  15. also, roger made some cute faces at me/us at a few of the shows i went to.

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  16. (why do i sound like a 12 year old?)






    (maybe because mentally i am >:-X )

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  17. No more Cure shows for me this time around. Maybe Someday...

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  18. cat - i too feel like i have regressed about 20 years during all this...like you said i think in another thread here...thank god they only come state side every 4 years! i couldnt handle it! my brain would just blow clear the fuck off! :D

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  19. i have to admit that as much as i like this version of OOTW, it needs the keys/piano. i don't miss the keys that much on most songs, but i do on select songs, and this is one of them.

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  20. christina - lol! perfect visual of your brain blowing clear the fuck off!

    yeah, it's a bit too much, really. i'm just glad we have the summer off to pursue this puerile obsession! LOL...

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  21. yes - new rule - the cure may not tour at any time other than the summer or the two weeks that contain christmas and new years.

    *gavel slams*

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  22. and this is the northern hemisphere summer! :D

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  23. Alright gang...a comment and a question..

    Comment: I've been listening to The Cure since very near the begining. I can't remember them sounding better than they do on this tour. When they play the 1979 encore, those songs sound better than they ever have. Agree?

    Question: Looks like I made it into the "digital music" age just in time. I've got a new Zune and my first task was to put together a playlist of HIGH QUALITY recordingd of songs from this tour. Between the Shrine show, the Boston show, and UTS from Redrocks, I have 49 songs so far. There are some obvious ommisions from my list. Where can I round out my list? Thanks in advance for any help.

    Also, If you can point me in the right direction to sell some vintage vinyl, let me know (I know this isn't the place)...

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  24. absofreakinglutely, christina! LOL...

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  25. joester, i would tend to agree with your comment, but i have not seen them on every tour. however, when i compare video clips of them in the past and now, often i am convinced they sound better now. but it may be my "blind passion" talking... give me a few months to calm down from the shows, and i'll let you know my thoughts again. :-)

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  26. Cat - I've been listening to them since before they really knew how to play thier instruments (only a slight exaggeration). Find me a recording of BDC, JSET, Grinding Halt, etc. that sounds better than right now, I'll load up the new Zune with New Kids on the Block....

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  27. I do know that Killing an Arab has never sounded more manic. I am sure of that. Not that I am a bootleg geek, I just intuit these things. :-)

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  28. LOVE the crazy arab!!!! and the rockin 1015 makes me bounce off the walls!!!!

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  29. yeah, christina, the crazy arab almost blew me out of the building. WTF! the old school encores are a trip!

    btw, at which point in the kyoto video did you say you were waving your sign and robert looked at you.

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  30. also, in the austin videos, you can just BARELY see the burly security motherfucker in front of us. we need to retroactively kick his ASS!

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  31. cat - its at about 2:30 into kyoto. its hard to see cuz the vid is far back and somewhat blurry.

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  32. He did a funny dance at the concert in Rome (not at me though):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VyMPIYrgXA

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  33. I can't agree with old songs sounding better when played now. I love the 1979 songs in 80/81. I also love the approach towards old songs in 82 (adapting them to Pornography type drums) and 84. But I think the concerts I like the most are the 1985/86 ones due to the choice of the old tracks as well as how they were played (still with the feeling...)

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  34. Hey, Craig, here's our version of BINK from Houston. Passable audio. Well, recognizable anyway.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wx4kdRQIhYU

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  35. Our video for OOTW will be available in a few minutes. Audio is pretty good on it.

    http://www.youtube.com/v/jURQvuB96Jk

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  36. Great videos from the Houston Show! Thanks for sharing craig! Make me wish I went to this show!

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