The Cure

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Re: The Cure

#176 Post by trevor ayer » Tue Apr 02, 2019 12:32 pm

i thought trent gave a great speech and robert is always pretty amusing .. i didn't love the performance but it was some bootleg camera video .. seemed a little slow and tired .. it's weird to see them all so close together .. like seeing the original beatles or whatever .. like the wings aren't the same thing ... and the band always looks more right with the older less studio musician guys that helped shape those classic records .. kinda bums me out that they didn't let the other guys play .. it would have been cool to start out with the original trio on an early song .. add members as they hit the songs they worked on .. kinda like stop making sense.. end with out of this world with the new guys .. it will probably sound better when the hof special comes out and it gets mixed good .. i mean i am not a fan of hot hot hot but it would be funny if robert went full george clinton on that funky tune and had like everybody up there .. like 7 guitars .. cmon its the roh hall o fame .. gotta jam with yer old mates .. or have siouxie come out and sing a tune with them .. seemed like just another gig for the band but i guess that is ok .. super excited for the new depressing mopey album .. and disingtegration tour with b sides played .. fear of ghosts would do me in if i got to hear that live .. :rockon: :boobs: :rockon: :boobs:

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Re: The Cure

#177 Post by nausearockpig » Tue Apr 02, 2019 1:59 pm

Pearl’s comment said nothing about performance quality, it said “tribute band”. So “not the real thing”. Why not the real thing? Is it because Pearl’s not in it anymore or because they played old songs? Who knows... maybe Pearl is old and bitter or maybe Pearl was booted unfairly. I guess only a handful will ever really know.

You didn’t like it? Oh well, sucks for you I guess. I thought the performance was good for the most part ( I have seen and heard some dreadful and spectacular ones across the years of bootlegged and in person shows) and people played their respective parts well and correctly, musically-speaking.

Simon always bounds around, Reeves and Roger are pretty much statues and Robert is always the way he was that night.



Trev, they will def do FoG live at Vivid.

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Re: The Cure

#178 Post by SR » Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:39 pm

I really like Pearl. I follow him on IG. He puts up a lot of artwork mainly. He lives out in Joshua Tree...a true iconoclast. I loved him in the band. Though I thought I was a big Cure fan until I read some of the detailed posts, I thought this gig was excellent with the exception of the drums on Heaven. The studio's version tom tom work is essential to this tune, just as the cymbal work. So, unless the mix was horrible the drum arrangement choices were off. I also can understand the bitterness. They reached some summits with him.

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#179 Post by nausearockpig » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:56 pm

SR wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 3:39 pm
I really like Pearl. I follow him on IG. He puts up a lot of artwork mainly. He lives out in Joshua Tree...a true iconoclast. I loved him in the band. Though I thought I was a big Cure fan until I read some of the detailed posts, I thought this gig was excellent with the exception of the drums on Heaven. The studio's version tom tom work is essential to this tune, just as the cymbal work. So, unless the mix was horrible the drum arrangement choices were off. I also can understand the bitterness. They reached some summits with him.
They did, I’m not sold on his work in 4:13 Dream though. Overall the arrangements on a lot of the songs felt samey samey. My initial reaction to it was “The Porl widdly-widdly Show” but this has mellowed somewhat after repeated listens. He is an excellent musician and artist though. No denying it. I prefer The Cure with him in it but with Roger or Perry on keys/guitar too.

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Re: The Cure

#180 Post by kv » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:02 pm

Impossible to appease everyone involved...sounded decent :noclue:

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#181 Post by nausearockpig » Tue Apr 02, 2019 7:27 pm

Agreed. I too am happy with this performance.

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#182 Post by creep » Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:25 pm

cant really judge it from that clip. it will be on hbo in a few weeks.

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#183 Post by nausearockpig » Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:51 pm

Inez’s tape is on dime. I can post it here if anyone is interested.

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Re: The Cure

#184 Post by kv » Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:14 pm

creep wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:25 pm
cant really judge it from that clip. it will be on hbo in a few weeks.
Oh creep...you live in a world of yesteryear

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#185 Post by nausearockpig » Wed Apr 03, 2019 5:08 am

kv wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 10:14 pm
creep wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 8:25 pm
cant really judge it from that clip. it will be on hbo in a few weeks.
Oh creep...you live in a world of yesteryear
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#186 Post by phenobarb_bambalam » Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:49 pm

It's funny....we can dissect who said what and how the mix was...whether the institution is a joke or otherwise and a million other things, but this was a pretty fucking amazing night. Was it the best performance of theirs that I have witnessed? No, but I wasn't really measuring it. Because sometimes it's just about the songs and an occasion, and how you feel. If you watch The Cure and spend the whole time thinking, rather than feeling, well....

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Re: The Cure

#187 Post by nausearockpig » Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:56 pm

This is true. I felt the hardening in my panz.

Did u go?

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Re: The Cure

#188 Post by phenobarb_bambalam » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:34 am

Aye...the expectations were zero as in that kind of setup, the performance was never going to sublime, especially in such a shit venue. But the whole thing will live on in the memory. TR did an excellent job, I thought. And it was nice to see the other old geezers on stage, no matter the silliness from the geezerette on social media after the fact. It was nice to park my cynicism for a few hours.

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#189 Post by Hype » Fri Apr 05, 2019 10:53 am

phenobarb_bambalam wrote:
Thu Apr 04, 2019 8:49 pm
Because sometimes it's just about the songs and an occasion, and how you feel. If you watch The Cure and spend the whole time thinking, rather than feeling, well....
The two aren't exclusive (in fact, I don't think there is a real distinction at all -- there is thinking *about* which is distinct from the thinking involved in what is thought about, but the former involves feelings too). If the songs don't feel right, they don't feel right, and that may not reflect entirely on the band or the occasion or whatever. There are subjective and objective components to the evaluation of the experience. For me, it seemed weak on both counts, and that contributes to an overall "meh" about it. (Side note: I tried to laugh about it, cover it all up with lies... but... no this is stupid.)

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Re: The Cure

#190 Post by chaos » Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:21 am

:lol:

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Re: The Cure

#191 Post by Pandemonium » Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:35 pm

chaos wrote:
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:21 am
:lol:
Fucking excellent.

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Re: The Cure

#192 Post by Artemis » Thu May 02, 2019 11:35 am

:cool: I'm going to tune in the 30th.
" Today marks the 30th anniversary of The Cure’s renowned 1989 album, Disintegration. To honour the occasion, The Cure have added a fifth performance to their Vivid LIVE residency at the Sydney Opera House, which will be live streamed in full.

The concert will take place on May 30th, and will see the legendary rock band playing Disintegration in full. The performance, which will be live streamed worldwide on Facebook and YouTube, is directed by British filmmaker and the band’s collaborator, Nick Wickham.

“We look forward to celebrating the anniversary of this special album with you all,” frontman Robert Smith explained in a statement. “And remember: this album was mixed to be played loud… so turn it up!”

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Re: The Cure

#193 Post by Pandemonium » Sun Oct 09, 2022 7:41 pm

New Cure:




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#194 Post by creep » Sun Oct 09, 2022 8:12 pm

Pandemonium wrote:
Sun Oct 09, 2022 7:41 pm
New Cure:



two songs with two of the longest intros ever...

pretty disappointing :noclue:

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Re: The Cure

#195 Post by phenobarb_bambalam » Thu Nov 03, 2022 1:11 am

creep wrote:
Sun Oct 09, 2022 8:12 pm
Pandemonium wrote:
Sun Oct 09, 2022 7:41 pm
New Cure:
two songs with two of the longest intros ever...

pretty disappointing :noclue:
They work, for me - and work really well. I went to a bunch of the shows so far and they've played 3-4 new songs each night. I think three of them are outstanding, and one ("And Nothing is Forever") is just weirdly ordinary. I love the layering and build up on "Alone" and "Ending", and the utter misery. I hope the other one they've been playing ("I Can Never Say Goodbye", about Bob's brother who passed away) gets reworked, if they end up recording it - it's a bit repetitive. Between these songs, and the one new song with a ling intro they played on the last tour, "It Can Never Be the Same", I think whatever they put out is going to be the best almost for a long while. Even in Cure years.

The shows have been fucking fantastic, but then again, they always are. Deep cuts galore and they just sound so good.

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Re: The Cure

#196 Post by Hokahey » Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:53 am

Apparently they played Trip Away last night.

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#197 Post by creep » Thu Nov 03, 2022 5:01 am

Hokahey wrote:
Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:53 am
Apparently they played Trip Away last night.
I think you are in the wrong thread

The Cure playing trip away would be pretty interesting

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#198 Post by Hokahey » Thu Nov 03, 2022 5:52 am

creep wrote:
Thu Nov 03, 2022 5:01 am
Hokahey wrote:
Thu Nov 03, 2022 4:53 am
Apparently they played Trip Away last night.
I think you are in the wrong thread

The Cure playing trip away would be pretty interesting
Son of a...

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