The Cure

Suck or Good?

Poll ended at Tue Mar 30, 2004 11:02 am

Jolly Good
25
81%
Suck/Blow
6
19%
 
Total votes : 31

Postby dougbrown93 on Tue Mar 23, 2004 11:47 am

yeah maui...im genuinly surprised!

i only like Kiss cos they wear make up though :wink:
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Postby captain_america on Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:03 pm

Must admit that I am on the 'Jolly Good' side of this one. A lot of great tunes...Boy's Don't Cry, Killing an Arab, Lovecats, Close to Me...I know these are just the hits but I have some of the albums that I like too...Killing an Arab, Wish, Mixed Up, Disintegration...yeah, top drawer.
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Postby Rhoobarb on Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:05 pm

I can do without the albums from Disintergration onwards, but as others have said the early albums are spot on. Faith and Seventeen Seconds being my faves.
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Postby chocolate creme on Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:08 pm

captain_america wrote:Must admit that I am on the 'Jolly Good' side of this one. A lot of great tunes...Boy's Don't Cry, Killing an Arab, Lovecats, Close to Me...I know these are just the hits but I have some of the albums that I like too...Killing an Arab, Wish, Mixed Up, Disintegration...yeah, top drawer.


Oddly, I was in Indonesia last summer and I found it totally bizarre that Killing An Arab is censored there. The lyrics just go, "I'm a stranger, killing a *blank*". Hmmmmmm. Odd.

I'm also a big fan of that Hemp handcream as sold by the Body Shop, but in Jakarta they don't sell it 'cos they think people will make joints with it. I mean, c'mon to fuck, man!
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Postby jodyq on Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:15 pm

Did like em, but boy do they sound dated nowadays.

Like so many 80s groups sadly.
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Postby First Paul on Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:41 pm

jodyq wrote:Did like em, but boy do they sound dated nowadays.

Like so many 80s groups sadly.


Not when you listen to the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Strokes etc...
They clearly draw inspiration from the Cure

I still think The Cure sound fresh today.
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Postby dougbrown93 on Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:05 pm

First Paul wrote:
jodyq wrote:Did like em, but boy do they sound dated nowadays.

Like so many 80s groups sadly.


Not when you listen to the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Strokes etc...
They clearly draw inspiration from the Cure

I still think The Cure sound fresh today.


even more reason for me not to like them!!!
Dont even mention StellaS**te :wink:
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Postby Namni Nytram on Tue Mar 23, 2004 1:23 pm

i don't think there's a band who inspire more ambivalence in me than the cure.
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Postby beat on Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:03 pm

Robert Smiths voice is excruciating and they have an annoying bass player! Nonces.


I know you will go at me for that Doug but I am just listening to the new Shins album and the singer reminds me in parts of Robert Smith's voice. :wink:

I voted for "Jolly Good" because I think they have some cracking pop tunes (and this does also include songs from the last two or three albums).
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Postby Gogz on Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:11 pm

Not an enormous fan. I liked the Seventeen Seconds and Faith albums. After that I thought the albums were patchy but the singles were consistently great up until the mid 90s. The 2 singles compilations "Staring At the Sea" and "Galore" have barely a duff track on them. Saw them once live at the Barras (early 90s) with a pal who was a big fan - I wasn't expecting a lot from them, but I was really very impressed.
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Postby chocolate creme on Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:14 pm

'Staring at the Sea' - now there's a compilation! :D
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Postby Guest on Tue Mar 23, 2004 2:16 pm

I like the first lp.

killing an arab in a wheel chair an all that stuff

they got a bit shit after that(understatement)

but I did think doug would like the cure, seeing he has, oh about 50 live marlyn manson bootlegs FACT! and used to do that thing to his hair with sugary water. or was it an egg. anyway,I blame the kure for the silly goth thing.

J mascis is a massive cure fan innt he? :roll:
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Postby i hate scotland on Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:09 pm

I voted for good. Head On The Door is a superb album.
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Postby Georgia on Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:50 pm

My vote = jolly good, for the early singles. Never bought the albums, because a little of Robert Smith's voice goes a long way with me. Boys Don't Cry is a classic!
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Postby Georgia on Tue Mar 23, 2004 3:53 pm

First Paul wrote:
jodyq wrote:Did like em, but boy do they sound dated nowadays.

Like so many 80s groups sadly.


Not when you listen to the likes of Franz Ferdinand, Strokes etc...
They clearly draw inspiration from the Cure.


And you can add Hot Hot Heat to this list.
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