The Cure's Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me Poll

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The Top and Kiss Me have next to no sameness between them. I can't imagine anything from the Top being handled by Bob Clearmountain.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 18:56 (one year ago) Permalink

Bob Clearmountain wouldn't have touched later Cure material either

the Rain Man of nationalism. (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 18:58 (one year ago) Permalink

He did a mix of 'How Beautiful You Are', which I'm not really keen on... and I respect Clearmountain's mixing skills and obvious talent a great deal.

The Top mixed by Bob Clearmountain would be interesting - it'd probably end up quite a different record, even with the same source material.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 19:22 (one year ago) Permalink

BC also did the mixdowns for all of the single edits from Kiss Me.

he doesn't need to be racist about it though. (Austin), Tuesday, 8 August 2017 21:01 (one year ago) Permalink

one month passes...

"All I Want" absolutely got robbed. thou i could not vote for it as my favorite on this album, it's still top tier Cure. so glad something like this exist as an album track even though the Cure have some of the best B-Sides of all-time. this is an example of a double album done right. at a band letting their hair down and stretching it out and seeing what happens.

"Tonight i'm getting so old"

Bee OK, Saturday, 7 October 2017 04:39 (one year ago) Permalink

so i actually saw this tour.

July 14, 1987 at The Forum, Inglewood, California:

-) Eyemou (Intro film)
1. The Kiss
2. Torture
3. All I Want
4. A Japanese Dream
5. Catch
6. Just Like Heaven
7. Hot Hot Hot!!!
8. If Only Tonight We Could Sleep
9. Like Cockatoos
10. The Walk
11. In Between Days
12. How Beautiful You Are...
13. The Perfect Girl
14. The Snakepit
15. A Forest
16. Fight

Encore:

17. Close to Me
18. Let's Go to Bed

Encore 2:

19. One More Time
20. Shiver and Shake

Encore 3:

21. Three Imaginary Boys
22. Primary
23. Boys Don't Cry
24. Why Can't I Be You?

Bee OK, Saturday, 7 October 2017 05:20 (one year ago) Permalink

i also saw them the next night and one of the changes was:

Encore 2:

A Thousand Hours
Shiver and Shake
Hey You!

Bee OK, Saturday, 7 October 2017 05:26 (one year ago) Permalink

Only current album cuts until the 10th song. That’s confidence

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Saturday, 7 October 2017 07:03 (one year ago) Permalink

Just Like Heaven is just so awesome, maybe my favorite song by anyone, if I had to pick

rip van wanko, Saturday, 7 October 2017 07:50 (one year ago) Permalink

I saw them about a few weeks after in Worcester, MA.

Moodles, Saturday, 7 October 2017 09:12 (one year ago) Permalink

rocked this album last night. still so classic. love the synth flute on those instrumental tracks.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Saturday, 7 October 2017 15:22 (one year ago) Permalink

this is the only cure album i own, bought in a video game store/USED CD section when I was a teenager. Despite this, and hearing other album, feel like it's one of their best

Week of Wonders (Ross), Saturday, 7 October 2017 23:10 (one year ago) Permalink

Out of everything they'd put out from 1979-1992, I'd probably rank it last.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Sunday, 8 October 2017 00:04 (one year ago) Permalink

i would probably rank Kiss me over Three Imaginary Boys but not over Boys Don't Cry. it's also better than Seventeen Seconds but would take "A Forest" over "Just Like Heaven" probably take "Faith" over it too.

Bee OK, Sunday, 8 October 2017 02:03 (one year ago) Permalink

This was easily my favourite Cure album when I was a teenager. It was the one album of theirs that seemed to have it all -- every mood (good or bad) that I was feeling, every drop of elation or sadness, anger and joy, bouncy pop songs, heavy ballads, everything.

But I think I prefer the relative cohesion of Pornography or Disintegration these days.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 8 October 2017 07:59 (one year ago) Permalink

yeah there are other Cure albums id say are better but im fine w enjoying this on a rainy day it really hits the spot

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 8 October 2017 15:23 (one year ago) Permalink

My first exposure to The Cure was the singles collection, which I loved, so the eclecticism of Kiss Me fit right alongside that nicely. Unfortunately, this meant that I didn't really enjoy their more cohesive albums nearly as much. I find myself struggling to get through many of the albums that hardcore Cure fans consider to be their best.

Moodles, Sunday, 8 October 2017 15:43 (one year ago) Permalink

This is the first Cure album that I couldn't just enjoy start to finish. There are a couple filler tracks imo, and "Catch" is just insipid.

rip van wanko, Sunday, 8 October 2017 17:37 (one year ago) Permalink

loooove Catch.

reminds me of a girl i think i used to know

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 8 October 2017 17:40 (one year ago) Permalink

"Catch" is one of Robert's most enduring songs. one of the highlights from this impeccable album.

Bee OK, Sunday, 8 October 2017 23:41 (one year ago) Permalink

"Catch" is so great, perfect second song on this record. "The Perfect Girl" kinda sounds like "Sweet Home Alabama."

flappy bird, Monday, 9 October 2017 00:56 (one year ago) Permalink

Love "Catch," don't love a lot of this album.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 9 October 2017 00:59 (one year ago) Permalink

I love Catch too, but I still can't believe it was a single. I think I ended up with two different versions of the 12". Great song but odd choice for a single.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 9 October 2017 01:43 (one year ago) Permalink

I think it's an odd choice for a second single, especially when "Just Like Heaven" is an option. But I think it would've made sense as the 4th single after "Hot Hot Hot!!!".

LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 9 October 2017 01:48 (one year ago) Permalink

This is the first Cure album that I couldn't just enjoy start to finish. There are a couple filler tracks imo, and "Catch" is just insipid.

― rip van wanko, Sunday, October 8, 2017 5:37 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah, I mostly agree... I can listen to everything from Three Imaginary Boys up until The Head on the Door without really wanting to skip anything, even the tracks I'm less keen on. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me probably would have worked better condensed down to a single LP.

'Catch' is... alright, I suppose. One of the lesser/less essential '80s tracks, and a momentum killer on the record, too... I find myself often skipping it to get to the excellent 'Torture'

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Monday, 9 October 2017 02:05 (one year ago) Permalink

That 'Torture' got zero votes and 'Catch' got five is just stupid.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Monday, 9 October 2017 02:07 (one year ago) Permalink

just listened to Catch and it really hit me. It's been a while.

rip van wanko, Monday, 9 October 2017 02:11 (one year ago) Permalink

I love "Catch" and "Torture". KMKMKM is my favorite Cure album. I love that it's long, I wish they'd found a way to include "A Japanese Dream" and "Breathe" too.

LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 9 October 2017 02:22 (one year ago) Permalink

Torture, Hey You and Fight are the only bum notes on this album. The length, the sprawl, the scope are key to the album. HOTD sounds like a set of tinny demos in comparison

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 9 October 2017 07:13 (one year ago) Permalink

The Head on the Door is one of the absolute best records The Cure ever made, so I couldn't possibly agree.

more Allegro-like (Turrican), Monday, 9 October 2017 12:42 (one year ago) Permalink

To each their own. I’d rank it at the bottom of their pre-92 imperial phase

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Monday, 9 October 2017 12:52 (one year ago) Permalink

Did you mean Chain of Flowers and Breathe? I thought A Japanese Dream was pre-87

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 9 October 2017 15:04 (one year ago) Permalink

HOTD is the best Cure album though.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 9 October 2017 15:04 (one year ago) Permalink

Eh.

Marcus Hiles Remains Steadfast About Planting Trees.jpg (DJP), Monday, 9 October 2017 15:12 (one year ago) Permalink

"A Japanese Dream" was the B-Side to "Why Can't I Be You". (x-post)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=npIBmz_i8_A

LeRooLeRoo, Monday, 9 October 2017 15:23 (one year ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, that is good. I was thinking of The Upstairs Room.

brotherlovesdub, Monday, 9 October 2017 15:37 (one year ago) Permalink


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