Friday, April 11, 2014

Tim posts Video Killed the Radio Star special

And Tim has now removed it.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Cure Radio 1 sessions on 6 Music Live Hour

"3 songs ("One Hundred Years', 'Let's Go To Bed', 'Just One Kiss') from The Cure's 1982 BBC Radio 1 session playing at 6 Music Live Hour. Available for 7 days." (Thanks @ian_c_reid)

HispaCure interview with Andy Anderson

"I'm Miriam from HispaCure, The Official Cure fans in Spain. I will have an interview by email with Andy Anderson, if the people have any questions for Andy, send them to miriams74(at)yahoo(dot)es. Questions in English please."
(Thanks Miriam)

Update (06/17/14): Here's the interview.

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Update on Roger's 'Love & Other Tragedies'

From Roger on Facebook: "So I have some interesting updates on this project which I wrote originally for Julia Kent. Both Julia and I have been very busy over the last couple of years and we thought we would be unable to complete it together. I went in the studio with two amazing musicians before Christmas Francesca Ter-Berg and Jo Quail to try and complete the album but in my heart I knew that it had to be Julia. So we decided to wait and now it is nearing completion. Julia sent me a song last night that she had finished and it is so beautiful it took my breath away.

I think we will probably release it in July to coincide with a very special performance in London in collaboration with another a very very special person. I can't talk about that yet but... It will be a double vinyl release and digital iTunes only."

Cure covers album to benefit animal shelter

Birthday Songs - A Collection of The Cure cover songs
This is a free/pay-what-you-want cover album.
All money donated will go to Farplace, a NO KILL animal shelter.
(Thanks Andrew, Roberta, Filip)

20 Artists Missing From the R & R Hall of Fame

From Yahoo:
18) The Cure: It's really annoying how many great British bands have been left out of the Hall. Sure, most of the 1960s bands all got in, but after that, no Brits need apply. The Cure were so incredibly versatile. I also vote for Bauhaus and the Sisters of Mercy. Just think — a Goth wing! No windows and you could save a bundle on lighting! (Thanks @kafdancer)

From Rolling Stone:
The Cure
Eligible since: 2003
Argument for induction: Whether or not you hold dear the Cure's contribution to Eighties goth trends, don't conflate that with their tremendous string of quirky pop albums over that decade and the next. Their maturation from late-Seventies art punks to kings of atmospheric moroseness mirrored a generation of misfits' own coming of angst. Robert Smith and co. still release relevant records today, but even if they ceased, say, 15 years in, we'd all still be dancing to "Just Like Heaven" and "Friday I'm in Love." (Thanks AndytheCurefan)

8 Songs That Are Genuinely Terrifying...

From Music Times:

8. The Cure - "Lullaby" (1989)
Most of the Cure's magnum opus Disintegration is more crushingly beautiful and romantic than anything else the band has released, but this brief detour into childhood nightmares is one of their best-loved songs, becoming their most successful single. It's probably the best-selling song about being eaten by a spider in history. (Thanks David)