In Between Days

While looking for something else on the net I found this picture of fans of The Cure from 1985. It was an easily obtainable look for those willing to go the distance with the crimpers.

This 1985 single by The Cure couldn’t sound more like New Order if Hooky played the bass and Stephen Morris was on the drums. No mistaking the voice though, it couldn’t be anyone other than Robert Smith. A song about regretting the mistakes of a love triangle and losing the girl he wanted with the finest pop melodies and the jauntiest rhythm.

In Between Days

A song I’ve posted before, back in 2012 it seems, making reference to the New Order comparisons. Round and round….

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Come Closer And See Into The Trees

I don’t have (or need) that many records by The Cure but this 12″ single from 1980 is close to perfection. The interplay between bass, drums, keys and flanged guitars with Robert Smiths’ anxious vocals work a treat. Post-punk dread as standard.

A Forest (Extended Mix)

In Between

I was never that into The Cure. I mean, I liked some of the singles- Boys Don’t Cry say, The Lovecats, Just Like Heaven- it’d be stupid not to. But I didn’t buy them. It was their fans I think and those silly shapeless, holey jumpers and messed up hair. Irritated me. And they did spend some time ripping off New Order’s sound. Pop-goths. Pah. Hence, I stood against The Cure, despite having the Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me lp on tape and playing it secretly. There’s no denying some of their songs though two decades later, like this one.

In Between Days