Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Charlotte Sometimes in London (Multicam)

The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes
(Hammersmith Apollo Dec. 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2014)
Multicam version by Francois.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

New Violet Vendetta Twitter account

From Eden Gallup on Instagram: "Our Twitter account was hacked. unfollow the old page and join us on the new. We are starting 2015 with a fresh! Please pass around the NEW V.V. TWITTER -"

Photos: Hammersmith Apollo (12-22-14)

Thanks to Bill Soragna for the excellent photos!

Thanks to Mauro Melis for more excellent photos!

'Beautiful Noise' out on DVD, Blu-ray, Digital

"Happy Friday! Beautiful Noise Home Video release begins today!
Digital Downloads are now going out to our Kickstarter Backers who pledged for the Digital Download reward level and will also be available for sale worldwide via and via We are also in the process of launching the store, which will include DVD's (NTSC & PAL), Blu-Rays and other goodies... which will ship out following the Kickstarter Reward copies, first come first serve. Cheers!"

"Vapour Trail, it's one of the best fifteen second intro's of all time." - Robert Smith in Beautiful Noise

Update (12-28-14): Just watched my Blu-ray copy on Friday night and it was wonderful! Even better than I had hoped for. My only very minor complaint is that it should have been longer. I could have watched a 3 hour cut of this.

If you have any interest in this type of music, or just good music in general, you will love this! Robert has 7 interview segments in it, talking about the Cocteau Twins, Jesus & Mary Chain, My Bloody Valentine, Ride, the press reaction, the downfall of Ride, and the movement in general.

Congratulations to Eric, Sarah, and everyone involved. And thank you for sticking with it all of these years. You did a fantastic job! And thank you for the thanks. Whatever very small part I played in helping, know that I am incredibly honored.

DVDs and Blu-rays are now available in their store.

Side note: I absolutely loved listening to Robert discuss these bands, and would love for a musicologist (or at least someone serious about, and with a great love of, music) to interview him at length about music in general. All of the bands he's loved over the decades, the songs that broke his heart, the albums he couldn't live without, just everything about music and how that shaped/shapes his own music. Seriously, I could listen to him speak about bands and songs all day. Someone please make this happen.

'The Empty World' in London (12-23-14)

The Cure - The Empty World (Hammersmith Apollo 12-23-14)
(Thanks @Marsworld)

'The Top' in London (12-23-14)

The Cure - The Top (Hammersmith Apollo 12-23-14)
(Thanks @Marsworld)

'Wailing Wall' in London (Multicam version)

The Cure - Wailing Wall (Hammersmith Apollo Dec. 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2014) Multicam version by Francois.

Robert's spiderweb shirt in London

Robert's spiderweb shirt worn at the London Hammersmith Apollo show on Dec. 23rd, 2014. (Thanks @marsworld)

Robert introed Lullaby this night with "The shirt's the clue". (Thanks Perfect.Murder)

So, where can we all get one of these fabulous shirts? :)