Would read again.
― Matt M., Wednesday, 2 May 2012 20:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
― ilxor, Saturday, 5 May 2012 00:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
So Reeves Gabrels is the newest member of The Cure? YUCK YUCK YUCK.
― Johnny Fever, Sunday, 27 May 2012 16:18 (11 months ago) Permalink
Not the first time he's collaborated with Smith, though: he cowrote "Wrong Number," got Smith in on his solo song "Yesterday's Gone" and they collaborated on the Cogasm song for the Orgazmo soundtrack with Jason Cooper. Weird to think of him as a full Cure member but I don't think we're getting Tin Machine redux here.
― Ned Raggett, Sunday, 27 May 2012 17:26 (11 months ago) Permalink
Although now I see the link says all that. Anyway! Let's just say I find it hard to think he'll be allowed to dominate in studio.
― Ned Raggett, Sunday, 27 May 2012 17:28 (11 months ago) Permalink
The question is whether they can keep an avant-art guitarist from screwing up the Cure. Reeves seems a real loose rein sort of player, which perhaps explains why no one works with him.
― Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 27 May 2012 20:45 (11 months ago) Permalink
how come Porl has given them up? i know he flogged off all his gear etc but not why.
― piscesx, Sunday, 27 May 2012 21:10 (11 months ago) Permalink
Painting is his true passion or somesuch.
― Johnny Fever, Sunday, 27 May 2012 21:14 (11 months ago) Permalink
one imagines that the molasses-like pace of activity, and restricted creativity, may have worn on Porl/Pearl. also if he's transitioning, as the name change suggests, that would certainly have played into it, if not been the main factor. (or it's equally likely that Robert simply didn't call him before the Vivid shows, as extra guitar would have been surplus, and hasn't since.)
― ┗|∵|┓ (sic), Monday, 28 May 2012 01:38 (11 months ago) Permalink
Isn't Porl married to Robert's sister?
But yeah, Reeves Gabrels. Past collaborations or not, I truly didn't see that one coming. The Cure has always operated in a bizarre way, with the band often having periods where the line-up fluctuates dramatically in between slightly more stable configurations. Since they worked with Ross Robinson on the self-titled album, though, the line-up has fluctuated wildly... and they've only put out one studio album since then! The self-titled album will be EIGHT YEARS OLD next month, and there's been about 4 or 5 line-up changes since!
― The Jupiter 8 (Turrican), Monday, 28 May 2012 22:55 (11 months ago) Permalink
Not much, but a little extra background:
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 30 May 2012 21:46 (11 months ago) Permalink
First Kevin Shields and I look strangely alike, now Robert's gone for the shorts:
― Ned Raggett, Friday, 13 July 2012 19:08 (10 months ago) Permalink
Is he wearing ski boots?
― Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 14 July 2012 13:02 (10 months ago) Permalink
― ¥╡*ٍ*╞¥ (sic), Saturday, 14 July 2012 19:56 (10 months ago) Permalink
About the above question about influences from years ago, if anyone is still interested in discussing this after probably reading enough interviews to find out...
I've heard him say his biggest influence was Jimi Hendrix, Bowie is a major hero, he said Siouxsie And The Banshees were a major influence that gave him direction, Nick Drake, Captain Beefheart, Slade, Status Quo. He seemed to be even influenced by the dreampop bands that were influenced by The Cure.
Although they covered The Doors, he said he wasnt fond of them.
― Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 14 July 2012 23:42 (10 months ago) Permalink
new interview with RS in WORD mag is brilliant.
― piscesx, Sunday, 15 July 2012 02:57 (10 months ago) Permalink
Clean radio recording of last night's Reading set available for download:
Gabrels actually sounds pretty tame! Or rather, he's playing within the scope of the songs rather than going all 'whee a vibrator!' over them.
― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 25 August 2012 17:57 (8 months ago) Permalink
The opening hour of that set was live on BBC3 last night (available on iplayer), I turned over to it by accident and was whisked back to my teens (huge, huge fan from about 15 to 18 years old), they sounded *great*. Like you say Ned, no real madness from Reeves but he was pretty sweet, got a lovely tone on Just Like Heaven etc. The live footage also showed what looked like a crib sheet for keys/chords for different songs etc next to his fx board :)
― that mustardless plate (Bill A), Saturday, 25 August 2012 19:13 (8 months ago) Permalink
Excellent set, way better than the "Bestival 2011" live album, FWIW.
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Saturday, 25 August 2012 22:17 (8 months ago) Permalink
Yeah, definitely agree there.
― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 25 August 2012 23:14 (8 months ago) Permalink
Oh man that Bestival album sounds like a nutsack
― Lil Swayne of Pie (DJP), Sunday, 26 August 2012 01:16 (8 months ago) Permalink
It's a competent souvenir of a particular lineup, but that's about it.
― Ned Raggett, Sunday, 26 August 2012 02:54 (8 months ago) Permalink
Great Reading set. Sounding streamlined in a way and they seem to be having fun again. Thanks, Ned!
― Loo Reading (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 26 August 2012 07:21 (8 months ago) Permalink
The Bestival set was *too* streamlined, it was like half the music went missing, couldn't hear the keyboards at all, etc. They sound more complete here. Point being if they wanted to release a live album from a festival show, the Reading set would have been so much better.
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 26 August 2012 20:22 (8 months ago) Permalink
Point being, if they wanted to be invited to release a live album for charity, they should have not played at a festival with an associated charity until ten months later because they would have known in advance how both the performance and recording would have turned out, and also would have arranged all by themselves in the 70s that the second festival would have always been involved in charity fundraising just so that it could have invited them to release the recording to that end.
― itt: i forgot that he yells at a butt (sic), Sunday, 26 August 2012 22:04 (8 months ago) Permalink
Point being it's too bad that they released something that sounds kind of crap, instead of something that sounds great, choice of locations and charities aside.
― NoTimeBeforeTime, Monday, 27 August 2012 16:33 (8 months ago) Permalink
― itt: i forgot that he yells at a butt (sic), Monday, 27 August 2012 23:57 (8 months ago) Permalink
all of the set is now on bbc iplayer iircamazing how much The Kids love them so much these days.
― piscesx, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:38 (8 months ago) Permalink
if you're not from the UK, the BBC uploaded "Friday I'm In Love" (Reading) to Youtube...
― UnderControl, Tuesday, 28 August 2012 01:45 (8 months ago) Permalink
Robert Smith's version of "Witchcraft" from the new 'Frankenweenie' sdtrk
― Johnny Fever, Thursday, 27 September 2012 20:36 (7 months ago) Permalink
Seems that Chris Parry is selling of his Cure collection via a Record Store in Portsmouth.
― MaresNest, Thursday, 31 January 2013 23:46 (3 months ago) Permalink
Incredible set list for Mexico City performance (over four hours!): http://www.slicingupeyeballs.com/2013/04/22/cure-mexico-city-50-song-setlist/
Lookit all the Wish numbers!
― the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 22 April 2013 13:30 (1 month ago) Permalink
They may never release anything again but if they keep up this kind of activity I will not complain!
― Ned Raggett, Monday, 22 April 2013 13:37 (1 month ago) Permalink
― the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 22 April 2013 13:42 (1 month ago) Permalink
I wonder if all the "Wish" stuff is because it's next on the reissue agenda and is therefore fresh in mind? Also, those songs are awesome live.
When did they make the drummer dye his hair? Also, LOL, Reeves is wearing eyeliner.
― Josh in Chicago, Monday, 22 April 2013 14:07 (1 month ago) Permalink
and they, er, opened with its first two numbers.
Wish remains my favorite. Looking forward to the reissue and its B-sides.
― the little prince of inane false binary hype (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 22 April 2013 14:11 (1 month ago) Permalink
"This Twilight Garden" and "Play" and "The Big Hand" and "Halo" are so so so good
(you can totally see the massive cliff that is WMS coming in "A Foolish Arrangement" though)
― Call me at **BITCOIN (DJP), Monday, 22 April 2013 14:17 (1 month ago) Permalink
Dad joke of the gods:
― Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 15 May 2013 14:57 (1 week ago) Permalink