Posted On: Friday - October 25th 2019 5:33PM MST
In Topics:   Music
I heard this one in a store recently and waited for Friday. I had no idea this was from The Cure till just now. It's a band I've got a CD of somewhere, but still wanted to hear more of. I had thought of this song being from the 1980's, but, nope, it's off of their 9th album, Wish, from 1992.
It seemed like in the era just before this, say early 1980's and maybe for a decade, all the cool new sounds were from British bands. Was that the 2nd British invasion? (OK, the 3rd, if you count the War of 1812.) The Cure is an English band.
This song has a good riff, and also a sound that reminded me of The Ocean Blue, a band who I thought was English too, but it turned out they were from Hershey, Pennsylvania. Listen to 01:30 to 01:40 - the sound right there is something exactly like that of The Ocean Blue on Between Something and Nothing from 1989, so maybe the Cure guy inadvertently copied that. Interestingly, per Wiki:
During the writing process, Robert Smith became convinced that he had inadvertently stolen the chord progression from somewhere, and this led him to a state of paranoia where he called everyone he could think of and played the song for them, asking if they had heard it before. None of them had, and Smith realised that the melody was indeed his.Weird, in that the melody is not the problem here, but that sound (between 02:17 and 03:08 is VERY similar). Is that what he recollected?
Peak Stupidity has another song up from that band, The Office of a Busy Man, also from that The Ocean Blue self-titled debut album.
Anyway, this is The Cure with a catchy tune for tonight:
Robert Smith – vocals, guitar
Simon Gallup – bass
Porl Thompson – guitar
Boris Williams – drums
Perry Bamonte – six-string bass, keyboards