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Deutsches forum / Re: 30 Jahre KM KM KM / 35 Jahre "Pornography"
« Last post by Ulrich on June 22, 2017, 16:14:36 »
Und auch der Rolling Stone feiert 30 Jahre "Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me"!

https://www.rollingstone.de/reviews/the-cure-30-jahre-kiss-me-kiss-me-kiss-me/
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New member? Introduce yourself here! / Re: A Forest (LIVE)
« Last post by Ulrich on June 20, 2017, 17:03:16 »
My source for the track is from a Cure concert aired on Foxtel a couple of years ago, I asked Foxtel but they couldn't help. 

Will be difficult.  :?

I found this via google:
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The Cure: Trilogy - Live In Berlin | Foxtel.com.au

https://www.foxtel.com.au/got/whats-on/tv-guide/The-Cure-Trilogy.../86156663
The Cure was one of the most enduring and popular punk rock bands to come out in the late '70s. This legendary live concert performance sees them play, ...

Of course, when I click on that link, I get:
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The program has already been broadcast or is not available.
But the text above suggests it could be the version from "Trilogy" (which is available on dvd).
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New member? Introduce yourself here! / A Forest (LIVE)
« Last post by need2know on June 19, 2017, 17:01:46 »
Hi, My name is Al and I'm in sunny Queensland although it's a bit chilly at the moment seeing as it's our winter here.  I'm not a huge fan of The Cure but I do like some of there stuff and have 8 of there tracks in my collection of 2000+ assorted tracks.  The Cure tracks I have (in no particular order) are as follows.  Boys Don't Cry - Close To Me - A Forest (a live version and the reason for this post) - A Forest - Friday I'm In Love - In Between Days - Let's Go To Bed - Lovecats.  On to my question.  I'm trying to identify the concert the live version of A Forest that I have is from as it is in my humble opinion the BEST version live or otherwise of A Forest out there and I can't find the concert it was recorded at.  I have a partial copy of the track (about 30 seconds to a minute are missing from the beginning of the track) and I would like a complete version.  My source for the track is from a Cure concert aired on Foxtel a couple of years ago, I asked Foxtel but they couldn't help.  Anyway hoping knowledgeable Cure aficionados can help.  Thanks.
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Cure things / Re: A peek behind the scenes at Fiction (exclusive interview)
« Last post by Ulrich on June 16, 2017, 11:46:04 »
btw, why did Boris leave the Cure? Discrepancies with Robert?

None that we know of. Robert once said he didn't know why Boris left and he tought Boris didn't really know either!   :o
I suppose Boris wanted to work with his wife in Shelleyan Orphan. (Porl, who had left shortly before him, guested on their 1993 album, I think. Maybe Boris missed him in The Cure?)
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Cure things / Re: A peek behind the scenes at Fiction (exclusive interview)
« Last post by tzare on June 15, 2017, 15:55:30 »
R.I.P.

Sad to find this interview due to the bad news.

btw, why did Boris leave the Cure? Discrepancies with Robert? Wasn't he involved recording the acoustiac hits?
Sometimes i wonder why Boris and Porl (and others too) left. Oh , i agree somehow with her, still not sure about Reeves, hope to eat crow if they release a new album though
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Cure things / Re: A peek behind the scenes at Fiction (exclusive interview)
« Last post by Ulrich on June 15, 2017, 10:10:13 »
Very shocking news: I found out today that Kate Dale has passed away. R.I.P. Kate. Thank you so much for doing this interview for us.
 :(  :(  :(
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Ireland (+ England) dates added for July.

https://www.hotpress.com/news/The-Cure-drummer-to-bring-book-tour-to-Ireland/20244799.html

("Drummer", well that's not wrong, but...)
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Deutsches forum / 30 Jahre KM KM KM / 35 Jahre "Pornography"
« Last post by Ulrich on June 08, 2017, 12:04:01 »
Ganz netter Artikel zum Jubiläum (die Textübersetzungen sind teils fragwürdig..):

http://www.frankenpost.de/region/feuilleton/30-Jahre-Kiss-me-kiss-me-kiss-me-von-The-Cure-Rote-Lippen-soll-man-kuessen;art6787,5538189

Ebenfalls ein Jubiläum (35 Jahre) wird hier gefeiert:
https://www.rollingstone.de/reviews/the-cure-35-jahre-pornography/
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New member? Introduce yourself here! / Re: Cure collaborators
« Last post by Ulrich on May 29, 2017, 14:47:54 »
... I have a very distinct memory of a man known as Jerezmy playing on songs back in The Top or Japanese Whispers time. For years my memory was that he played on Lovecats.

Can't remember hearing that name ever in connection with The Cure. (I did read e.g. the books "10 Imaginary Years" and Jeff Apter's "Never Enough", not mentioned in there.)

Norman Fisher Jones helped out on bass in 1984 (probably because Phil Thornalley was off working as an engineer/producer).
http://www.cure-concerts.de/concerts/1984-01-30.php

Derek Thompson also helped out for the "Oxford Road Show":
http://www.cure-concerts.de/fm-tv/ft_1983-03-18.php

You probably checked out "wikipedia" and other sources. If anything was known about other players, I guess someone would've complained or changed it?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_the_Cure_band_members#Guest_musicians

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Love_Cats_(song)
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News from reliable sources / Re: Robert on Jason Cooper
« Last post by tzare on May 29, 2017, 12:51:56 »
Boris left more space/air/musical gaps in his drum compositions (yes, they were well-thought compositions as Modern Drummer magazine correctly identified) so the other guys could do their thing. The drums and percussions had their own presence, an ORDER and place in The Cure.
Jason's drumming is just a time-keeping kind of playing, messy most of the time. They have nothing special as i.e. the drum patterns in If only tonight we could sleep, Last Dance, Sinking, High, All cats are grey (Lol Tolhurst on drums)...

And the drummer DOES make a difference. Do you know that Just like heaven, in it's initial phase- was slow and very different? but Boris speed it up and did that simple but powerful intro and fill that made Robert to make adjustments and INSPIRED him to come up with their most popular song up to date.

So, a drummer with a solid idea of what to do, CAN make a difference and INSPIRE the other members of the band.

I found this article, which i find quite spot on:

http://oneweekoneband.tumblr.com/post/26946358500/drums-jason-cooper

As i said, my opinion, from someone that just likes the cure and not an expert (if that really exists in such a subjective matter) , is that Boris may be a better drummer,or more creative, or maybe has had the chance to influence Robert much more -or Robert allowed it , at least reading some interviews, including a recent one from Lol talking about the KMx3 era, the band had more inputs and influences from all the members,  instead of just being mainly Robert and then the rest- but that does not mean Jason is a bad drummer.
At all.

In fact after listening to the latest albums with similar attention i did with the others when those were released, i can now confirm that are very are good, and underrated. There are a lot of fantastic songs ,and also the drums are great too, the only think is kinda off is the mixing, the sound isn't as clear as in previous albums when you could 'isolate' the instruments somehow.

 And while i still think KMx3 is the best album of the band, Boris era, each studio album is quite different from the others and, Robert has had different personal situations that may have inspired in one way or another so maybe he did not allow Jason (and the others) to have much influence in the latest ones.Who knows.

And live... they sound great. So no complains. As i won't complain about Gabrels despite i  think Porl was better... or maybe he wasn't and i am just biased too. I mean, the band is what they are now. And hopefully we may have a new album and a new tour, probably the last. So enjoy!
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