Tuesday, February 10, 2015

'Pictures of You (Extended remix)' on new CD

From Andreas: "This CD contains the extended Re-Mix of "Pictures of You" (not the Dub-Mix). It's for the first time on CD."

3 Cure songs in SUE's Top 100 Songs of 1980

The Cure placed 3 songs in the Slicing Up Eyeballs Top 100 Songs of 1980 poll. 'A Forest' is # 2, 'Play For Today' #27, and 'M' #89.

Robert on cover of 'Post-Punk 1978-1985'

"Robert Smith on cover of "Post-Punk 1978-1985" book by & Pierre Terrasson. Out Feb 12th at FNAC. For Amazon, it's Feb 26th." (Thanks @guillaume_g_z)

Roger is giving away old Cure shirts

Roger has a sort of promotion/competition on his Facebook. Do what he says and maybe he'll send you an old Cure shirt from 87-89:

"Look what I found in my cupboard! Amazing Australian artist and mate https://www.facebook.com/pages/JODEE-KNOWLES/176390952444187?fref=ts

These are all original and classic Cure shirts. I do have some doubles and if you go to Jodee's page and like it and then tell us who her favourite artist is I will send you one..."

Cure Tribute event in Japan on April 17th

Facebook event page
(Thanks Ren and FifthDream)

Reeves' Top 5 Tips For Guitarists

Nice article on Reeves at Music Radar, and he also offers his top 5 tips for guitarists. (Thanks Olivier)

Robert Smith's Calendar

'Beautiful Noise' in San Francisco on Feb. 21st

Noise Pop 2015 Film Series
Beautiful Noise (San Francisco premiere)
Roxie Theater
Sat Feb 21 at 9:15PM / $12 // All Ages

There was no machismo, no rockstar posturing, and definitely no gyrating. Save for the occasional tiff they had with pretentious NME journalists, most of the band members were painfully soft-spoken. Geeky, even. Yet the voluminous, woozy sounds of Cocteau Twins, The Jesus and Mary Chain, and My Bloody Valentine were anything but. For a few short years in the 80s and 90s, the indie music world was struck by a rare moment of introspection that came to an abrupt end with the laddism of Britpop. Diligently tracing the history of a genre that dares not speak its name (shoe-what?), filmmaker Eric Green interviews the mad minds behind the three bands, including the reclusive MBV frontman Kevin Shields. Amongst the support appearances are members from Ride, Slowdive, and Curve as well as keen fans Trent Reznor, Billy Corgan and Robert Smith – the last of whom got married to Cocteau Twin’s “Treasure”. – Sheffield Doc/Fest 

'One Hundred Years' in London (Multicam)

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

'Piggy in the Mirror' in London (Multicam)

The Cure - Piggy in the Mirror
(Hammersmith Apollo Dec. 21st, 22nd, 23rd, 2014)
Multicam version by Francois

'A Forest' #28 on les inRocks Top 100 list

From les inRocks: "Emblematic of the Gothic period The Cure (ranging from Seventeen Seconds to Pornography - dark top ) A Forest demonstrates the formal ambition of the group at that time. Part - mistress of a poorly -kind album and unloved at its output , the title is the quintessential sound of the group of Robert Smith : both tense and melodic , sinister and full of drive , lyrical and minimalist , it only reveals its true secrets that after repeated listening and necessary for the understanding of a universe far richer and complex than it seems." (Thanks @guillaume_g_z)