Post by AForestFan on Sept 23, 2014 12:33:00 GMT 1
I'm up to page 69 now, the interviews for each of the album releases (and some for singles and amazingly, two interviews for The Glove). I've actually learned a bit more about the band than I knew before. For instance, Robert Smith was reading Uncanny X-Men in 1982, the same time I was.
I've found playing Carnage Visors while reading to be a great way to enjoy the interviews. Capsules in time, I have a better sense how The Cure completely disintegrated and ended for good, only to reform as something rather different before the eighties were halfway out. I like the star ratings for the album tracks, rather close to how Robert assessed them I think. (I would personally not rate A Night Like This four stars while Close to me gets five, but different strokes).
Just how weird a band this is was driven home by the interview/article made for the Japanese Whispers EP release. Most other bands wouldn't even get that coverage for a full album, here's The Cure's junk (with a little oddity called The Lovecats closing things out) being worthy of attention. That's it in a nutshell, really.
Reading on about how during a promotion on Disintegration's release, Robert learned that Jason Donovan from Neighbors said The Cure was his favourite band, "That was very strange". This means I finally have a link between my top three acts. Scooter was inspired by The KLF, who made Kylie Said Trance and Kylie Said to Jason, and Jason Donovan likes The Cure. Like Kevin Bacon, it's all connected in my mind now.
Last Edit: Sept 23, 2014 12:50:28 GMT 1 by AForestFan