03 May 2008

The Fifth Hundredth One

OH MY GOD WILL THE CURE PLEASE STOP WRITING THE SAME FUCKING SONG OVER AND OVER AGAIN!!!!!!

9 comments:

noiselessinfinity said...

Dead link, there, mon ami.

KLA* said...

Well, if you really want to hurt yourself, just go to the www.thecure.com

frankie teardrop said...

oh jesus christ.

i like some of the music, mostly at the beginning. the main guitar riff before robert slops all over it with the same trite bullshit is interesting.

he claims there's a more dark element to the record, and some songs date back to head on the door era. man, i fucking hope so.

KLA* said...

He's obsessed with The Head on the Door. It's all I've heard him talk about when he talks about himself. The Head on the Door is a good record. I like it. but I wouldn't put it in my top five, or maybe even top seven (roughly half of their output) cure albums.

frankie teardrop said...

not as a cohesive album, no... i did just prep 'the baby screams' for potential spinning. i still love 'sinking' and 'push' (the latter which we'll probably hear live in june now that porl's back).

uh, 'screw' really grew on me. i could do without the two main singles, though. too many hipster nights!

noiselessinfinity said...

I'm in the mood to quote people tonight, so now I rely on Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw: "like having his ear canals raped by a man wearing a sandpaper condom."

Croshaw, Ben. "Zero Punctuation Reviews Zack & Wiki." The Escapist. 26 March 2008. < http://www.escapistmagazine.com/articles/view/editorials/zeropunctuation/3059-Zero-Punctuation-Zack-Wiki >

KLA* said...

hilarious!

when someone said it better, why add excess verbiage to a world already in overflow of too-muchness?

Ashley Beyer said...

I'm still waiting for the Cure to write another song like "Burn" on the Crow soundtrack. Have they ever written any thing that sounds remotely like that before or since?

KLA* said...

The song "The Loudest Sound," from Bloodflowers, has a simliar guitar line, but is couched in more oceanic, melancholically peaceful resignation. If you are looking for the drive of "Burn," you should check out its closest counterpart, historically, wish, and arguably their masterpiece, Pornography.

I hesitated for a long time getting into the cure because I had only heard two songs: "Burn" and "Friday I'm In Love." I loved the first and hated the latter and I wasn't sure which one was the "real" cure. Turns out, they're both.