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Other Artists / Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Last post by PetShopBoy on Today at 02:57:01 »
And in our final installment of tonight's incredibly epic installment of Made-Up-List-Countdown...

...we have the bands all tied at 32nd in our countdown, all of which were chosen by you the voters the public the echo chamber of Cure fans so Legit that we can even find some good songs on their last three albums :lol: oh yeah that Legit... well y'all listed the following artists 7 times...

Green Day
Sex Pistols
Slowdive
The Chameleons
The Fall

Two of my all-time favorites are here - Slowdive and The Chameleons.

I leave you with 3 party trick throw-down challenges...

#1.
Is there anybody here who loved the recent Slowdive album, but somehow preferred anything else as their year-end #1 album? I can't imagine such a thing is possible.

#2.
And is there anybody here who, like me, actually went through the ENTIRE discography of The Fall?
Well, let me be accurate, I only listened to studio albums, but there are a gazillion of them - also I haven't heard the last couple - that deep dive of mine was soooo 2013. The weirdest part of all is that I really enjoy about half the songs on each and every album, and really can't stand about half the songs on each and every album. I know. I got issues. :smth100

#3.
Who here actually doesn't like The Chameleons? :smth064
I don't believe it is possible for Cure fans.
Prove me wrong.
And be prepared to explain yourself.

Ok party people, see you in a couple days for the next part of the countdown!

Cheers
 :smth020
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Other Artists / Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Last post by PetShopBoy on Today at 02:42:09 »
Coming in tied at 37th in our countdown, are bands that were listed 6 times...

Clan Of Xymox
Death Cab For Cutie
Iron Maiden
Mazzy Star
PJ Harvey
Public Image Ltd.
Sonic Youth
The Who

What an intriguing mish-mash. I only remember one good album from Xymox, perhaps I am having a senior moment.

My only favorite here is Death Cab...
...though I actually do like quite a bit from Sonic Youth, so long as its not too funky or angry. :smth059
I really need to listen to PiL more and finally go back and deep dive The Who. :smth051
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Other Artists / Re: Favourite bands besides The Cure
« Last post by PetShopBoy on Today at 02:35:41 »
...by 24 hours I of course meant 48 hours  :?

Where were we? Ah, yes, Top 57 bands.

Coming in tied at 45th in our countdown, are bands that were listed 5 times...

Dead Can Dance
Fields Of The Nephilim
Jeff Buckley
Lush
Massive Attack
Nine Inch Nails
Pearl Jam
Sigur Ros
Talking Heads
The Psychedelic Furs
The Ramones
The Velvet Underground
White Stripes

Of those, my favorite by far is Sigur Ros, but also please note that Lush, Talking Heads and The Psychedelic Furs are also gems. I really need to check out Fields. Many of the others listed here (Buckley, Massive, NIN, PJ, Ramones, Stripes) are all "great music" that I frankly can't stand. :smth014 My taste is fairly narrow.  :smth018 Oh well. Nobody's perfect.  :smth035
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Please do!  :)
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Is the current stage in the same place (more or less) as it was in 1969?

I don't know. I will ask the Stones (if I ever get the chance).  ;)
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Is the current stage in the same place (more or less) as it was in 1969?  King Crimson opened for the Rolling Stones on July 5th, the Cure show will be almost 49 years to the day.  Time goes way too fast.
Thanks everyone for all the information!
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O yes, it is! The maps on Wiki made me a bit bewildered, but this one has all necessary details.  :smth023

Cool. I hope the stage/setting in Hyde Park will be the same as on this map (I suggest you do check before you travel). As far as I remember, it was pretty much like this in 2002, so I guess it will remain the same.
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This little map might be helpful for those who go:

O yes, it is! The maps on Wiki made me a bit bewildered, but this one has all necessary details.  :smth023
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Now I found what I was looking for!

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The Cure’s dressing room is at the end of a corridor next to tonight’s headliners, New Order. For most of the evening the door is tight shut, but at one point that other blond singer of the Sumner clan, Bernard, pops out and hollers, “Hello, Robert!” and the two have an enormously cheery chat; grizzled veterans still in the trenches, still topping the bills. It is an utterly disarming moment.
http://craigjparker.blogspot.de/2012/07/robert-smith-interview-with-word.html

Check here for Robert's favourite New Order songs!
http://craigjparker.blogspot.de/2015/10/roberts-favorite-new-order-songs.html

Also interesting:
http://www.cristinarocks.com/2013/03/robert-smith-talks-new-lp-joy.html
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"Although the Cure and New Order...we come from the same age and everything but Peter Hook always had a real big problem with us because our bassist Simon Gallup was so much better looking and the better bass player...I think Peter was so jealous he could never get over it and he stopped the rest of them from being friendly...

"...we've bumped into them over the years, and since he's left, we've played with New Order a few times in the last summer and it's so nice to be able to chat with them, you know, to talk with them because I've always loved New Order I think they're one of the best bands - they also have a fantastic back catalog and they like us, it's so nice to say to Bernard  [Sumner] "I like your band" and he says "I like yours as well" and...it's taken an awful long time to say hello again to them. They're a good example of a band that gets better as they get older. They were fantastic when we played with them last year and we're playing again with them this year at a couple of festivals."
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I thought they liked The Cure thou

Yes, I think they do. I seem to remember an interview with Robert in which he mentions meeting them (minus Peter Hook, who was out of the band) backstage at a festival (2012?), if I can find it I'll post it here...

This might be interesting too:
http://curefans.com/index.php?topic=8142.msg762082#msg762082
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