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Offline Dillinger

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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #30 on: February 03, 2007, 22:33:36 »
wow, pretty strange running into you here aswell. still, i gues it just means that we both have superior taste over the rest of the internet.

i have a funny feeling your registered at the zutons forum too? bit of a long shot but that would just be beyond weird.


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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #31 on: February 03, 2007, 23:52:44 »
hmm i was thinking the same thing actually... but no im not on the Zutons forum

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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #32 on: February 10, 2007, 05:56:41 »
i still remember when i 1st watched the cure's A Walk Video Clip...it really drive me crazy man!!!! the way robert act in the clip was really cool dude...

i dont think other band singer could willingly did like what he did man....
theyre so distinctive...out of the box and fuckin' awesome...

p/s : i wrote this while im watching A Walk video via my iPod...Huhu!
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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #33 on: February 15, 2008, 18:52:05 »
I picked up a copy of PORNOGRAPHY from a second hand place in the mid-90s.

It was the greatest discovery of my life.

I remember listening to it and thinking
'this band is my band, for life. i've never heard anything that has captivated my entire being like this' :smth020

The next day I went out and bought FAITH & THE TOP. And a week later when I had earnt some more money I got DISINTEGRATION... and so on and so on. It was such a great time to have so many albums to choose from!

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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #34 on: February 15, 2008, 19:18:17 »
I don't remember the first time i listened to the cure because when i was a baby my dad was a fan (he's not anymore though "too old" or something like that.. yet hes crazy over U2 :?)
But when i was about 14 i was in a music shop somewhere in New Zealand with $20 and saw Seventeen Seconds which looked familiar so i bought it, with much enthusiasm from the owner of the shop (he scared me a bit, very excitable :roll:)
I remember listening to it for the first time and it was like a whole other world.. i had to sit down and was like "so theres no purpose to my life" !!
A line such as "17 seconds, a measure of life" is quite extreme to a naive 14 y/o!
I quickly got over it and bought everything else and got more and more obsessed!
But only after i bought everything did my dad tell me he had them all on vinyl still :smth011


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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #35 on: February 17, 2008, 17:49:29 »
VH1's Top 100 Songs of the 90s got me into them about 16 months ago. Just Like Heaven was #22. They looked very different and interesting though, so I figured I'd try them out. The first CD I got was Galore and their greatest hits.. I knew Friday I'm in Love, Lovesong, and Pictures of you through commercials and such. However, I also got quickly into a few of their other songs. My two favorite were High and A Letter To Elise, so I figured I'd buy Wish First. Then I bought Standing on A Beach, or whatever it was, and got into their Faith songs. Next, I bought The Head On The Door, since I was really into Inbetween Days and Push (First saw it on Festival 2005.) Then I got Disintegration. Thanks to Itunes, I can buy a lot more. I think the next album I'm going to get is Faith.

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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #36 on: February 18, 2008, 00:33:29 »
It was a long time ago for me...I was sitting at my Mum's kitchen table in the early 80s watching one of the Saturday afternoon music video shows when the video for Primary came on.  I was completely captivated - it sounded so different to everything else at that time and I remember thinking "who is this?"...Now here we are some 25+ years later and I'm still captivated...
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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2008, 03:51:12 »
"How I Came To Love The Cure"

CHAPTER ONE: THE DEPRESSION


It all started in 7th Grade when the general public refused to deal with my emotional and learning-related issues (such as ADHD), the student body refused to deal with my lack of interest in anything mainstream, and decided to make my life a living hell.

CHAPTER 2: THE CURE FOR DEPRESSION

Soon after the year ended, I was pulled from that school system and sent to one that better fit my needs: a school for teenagers with emotional problems, most of which have experienced some kind of trauma in life, or are having trouble with their behavior. It was then that an old band I had heard once or twice on the radio was brought into my attention.

My art teacher, a huge fan of the band, was playing "STARING AT THE SEA: THE SINGLES" during art class one day, and I inquired, "Is this The Cure?" to which he stated it indeed was. I enjoyed the music much, often asking him to bring the CD in each art class so I could listen. I was pleased to know I wasn't the only one out there who felt isolated at some times, who felt they weren't worth a dime, and other times carried themselves with bravato.

CHAPTER 3: THE OBSESSION

The words spoke to me, my problems, the music dug deep into my soul, and I knew I had to have more of this "cure". I went home and spent an entire day on Youtube looking at all of their videos. It was then that I realised that I wanted to BE Robert Smith.

After a while of indulging myself, the band became an obsession, one that could not be topped. And though they were often insulted to my face, I would usually just return to the offender a kind "f*** YOU! THEY'RE BETTER THAN THAT CRAP FALLOUT BOY YOU LISTEN TO!" and continue enjoying the sounds of early gothic rock and post-punk that had become a part of me. Literally. My wardrobe is changing daily.

CHAPTER 4: THE EFFECT ON MY LIFE

To this day, The Cure are a very personal experience for me. Upon hearing an insulting comment about the band, it's almost as if that person is insulting me, for I relate so well to what The Cure is preaching: songs of changing yourself to fit into a crowd, being confused about your self-worth, and various other gloomy odes.

The Cure is without a doubt my favorite band, and I can really thank my art teacher for that. Now we always talk about post-punk and New Wave...I much prefer talking to adults than teenagers my own age... :)

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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #38 on: February 21, 2008, 09:09:38 »

The Cure is without a doubt my favorite band, and I can really thank my art teacher for that. Now we always talk about post-punk and New Wave...I much prefer talking to adults than teenagers my own age... :)


CV, Why don't you invite your teacher to join us here at Curefans.com.. ;)
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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #39 on: February 28, 2008, 00:29:15 »
I didn't know much if anything about the Cure till 2002/2003 around the time i finished high school.  Lots of people told me the music i would write reminded them of the Cure and so one day i decided to look into them and see what they were like.  The first songs i heard were their more poppy songs Friday i'm in Love, Just like Heaven, Love Song.  All of them sounded kind of familar to me (i'd probably heard them before and didn't even know it).  It wasn't long after that that i bought my first Cure album (the greatest hits)  so i could get a better feel for them.  They instantly became my favorite band after buying Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me next, and then from there i bought one or two cure albums at a time till i had all their stuff.  It's an addiction now.  Long Live The Cure...
every time i try to pick it up like falling sand as fast as i pick it up
it runs away through my clutching hands

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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #40 on: March 29, 2008, 20:35:20 »
It's an addiction now.

Nice to see you're addicted, nice to see... :-D Right now, I'm at the wild infatuation stage of my relationship with them. It'll be interesting to see if it will last till the end...I lament that there'll be a day when I won't care anymore....

Anyhow, I didn't consider myself a full-bloomed Cure fan until I went to a concert in February. That's when the switch gently started flipping over in my head, and I became MAD about them...However, since we're talking very first memories, I'll have to go a leetle further back...

Of course there's the diffuse image I have that may have come from a Cure documentary of sorts, but I'm not sure at all... There are two hands with a boy and a girl painted on them, and one hand "kisses" the other. Anyone who recognizes that?

The more substantial first memory I have is from the late nineties, sitting up at home one night on my own, watching an old, long Cure special on telly. It was a live recording of them performing songs in what I think looked like a pretty crummy, bad-lit, spartan-esque pub. The stage looked like a room with the fourth wall missing. I believe Robert was wearing a white shirt and sporting his freaky hairdo. I have no idea what show it was. Very fuzzy memory. I had decided to watch the special since I'd read a bit about The Cure in a magazine, and I was really into exploring more legendary bands at the time (my mom and dad spurred me on a bit), but I think I got a bit bored and went to bed after a while...I have no memory of any song from that show. I did find a few stray Cure songs after that that I liked, though.

Then we jump forward to me reading reviews of Bloodflowers on amazon.com, remembering The Cure was a band you should look into. That album, along with The Greatest Hits, were the first albums by them that I really explored, and came to love.

That's my little story. If anyone remembers the show, I'd love to know the name of it. Pretty sure it wasn't a show with some other band...
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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #41 on: March 30, 2008, 00:32:26 »
Of course there's the diffuse image I have that may have come from a Cure documentary of sorts, but I'm not sure at all... There are two hands with a boy and a girl painted on them, and one hand "kisses" the other. Anyone who recognizes that?

Hey poe, that sounds like a scene from The Walk video to me....
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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #42 on: March 30, 2008, 01:40:10 »
Hey poe, that sounds like a scene from The Walk video to me....

By god, so it is! Thanks! Can't believe I've missed it before. I blame Robert's distracting looks...

I remember that clip with the hands playing while someone was talking, perhaps a bandmember being interviewed...Better go check a list of Cure specials, see if I find it...
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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #43 on: March 30, 2008, 03:58:41 »
Sixteen years ago... more or less a friend recommend me disintegration... and suddenly my life changed forever... I still feel shivers when I listen that album A MASTERPIECE  :smth020  :smth023
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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #44 on: March 30, 2008, 11:13:16 »
Hmmm, it was a very long, long time ago...
October '79, at West Runton Pavillion in Cromer, Norfolk (UK).
The Cure were supporting Siouxsie and the Banshees. (The Join Hands tour?)
From what I remember, The Cure were better than the Banshees, as Siouxsie was ill with a sore throat at the time.
I'm pretty sure I saw The Cure play there a couple of times, maybe twice in '79, or maybe the first time was in '78. My memory is a little hazy!  :roll:
Anyway, I loved the band straight away, and have been a big fan ever since.  :smth020
By the way, we were so lucky to have the Pavillion... I saw a huge amount of bands play there: The Stranglers, The Clash, The Jam, The Police, The Sex Pistols. A lot of the punk bands played at Runton in the late 70's... A lot of rock bands played there too, like Motorhead and Def Leppard. We had a few good local bands that played there all the time too.
It was a funny place, like a big shed in the middle of nowhere, but the acoustics were good, and it was cheap to get in!
Plus you stood a good chance of meeting the bands after the show at the bar. Lemmy of Motorhead liked a pint!
I heard somewhere that The Cure had left grafitti on the dressing room wall. I always wonder what it said.
The whole place was demolished in 1987. Shame really - good memories!  :lol:

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