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Buy/Sell / Re: pornography Cure t-shirt for sale XL
« Last post by MilleHutch on May 24, 2017, 16:12:26 »
If this is for sale, I would like to buy it.
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Cure things / Re: Article about the band's sound system
« Last post by Ulrich on May 23, 2017, 10:00:17 »
Another article about the "technical side" of a Cure tour:
http://www.etnow.com/news/2017/4/prg-xl-video-supply-lighting-and-video-for-the-cure-world-tour

A few quotes:
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Mac explained the creative process behind bringing the production to life, and how they dazzled the expectations of die-hard Cure fans: “It’s important to note that Robert Smith was very hands-on with the design for the show; he’s been as much a member of our creative team as he has a band member. When Robert and I first discussed the design, we wanted a very simple look, where the set is the lighting rig and it’s a very clean, uncluttered stage. We started off with the idea for a curved screen at the back of the stage, added a curved riser and pulled the ends of the truss back to extenuate the curved look. The different lighting looks we used was kept simple, but precise and well-executed, for happy songs we used bright colourful lighting, and for moody songs, we adjusted the lighting accordingly.”

PRG XL’s event services co-ordinator, Ben Hornshaw performed the role of lighting programmer, and worked closely with Mac and Robert on all the live shows and in the pre-production stage...
As Ben reeled off the array of lighting products on show, it was clear that The Cure tour was a spectacularly creative production, with a menagerie of different looks and lots of punch.

Mac discussed how he has worked with The Cure for separate periods; the first beginning back in 1978, and then from 2011 until now. PRG XL Video account director Jon Cadbury co-ordinated the supply of lighting for the tour, Mac emphasised Jon’s relationship with the band: “One of the main reasons PRG XL supply The Cure is down to Jon, he worked with them in the days of Samuelson’s, before they became PRG, and the tour has stayed with Jon ever since.”
Jon Cadbury added: “We’ve supported The Cure since 1985, when I was introduced to Mac and the band by their then tour manager, during a tour of Europe and America, promoting ‘the Head on the Door’ album. To have such loyalty from one act over a thirty year period is both humbling and gratifying in equal measures.”

Dan Large performed the multi-functional role of video crew chief, content assembler and director/operator for the show...
Dan discussed how the video content for the show was an equal split between live action, and predetermined content: “Much of the video content we used for the show was legacy footage from previous tours. Robert had a very close involvement with me assembling all the footage for the show, his attention to detail is amazing, and I have notes from him suggesting changes to video content, which literally use frame references as waypoints. From the outset, it was clear that Robert would accept nothing short of perfection, some of the transitions between content were edited hundreds of times until Robert and Mac were both totally happy with it.”

Ever since the late 80s, I'd had the impression that the Cure's lighting set was massive! It is obvious that Robert is involved in every detail of a Cure show, pre-planning the lighting concept etc.  :smth023
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Solo projects / Re: Reeves Gabrels & His Imaginary Friends
« Last post by Ulrich on May 23, 2017, 09:48:30 »
http://www.reevz.net/

SUMMER 2017 TOUR

July 14-15 Nashville TN NAMM Showcase
July 18 Toledo OH A Day at Reverend Guitars
July 20 New York NY TBA
July 21 Marlboro NY The Falcon
July 22 Troy NY The Hangar
July 25 New Haven CT Cafe Nine
July 28 Louisville KY Time + Space
July 29 Lexington KY The Green Lantern
July 30 Nashville TN TBA
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https://www.loltolhurst.com/events
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Jun 10, 2017 (11am) - San Diego, CA
Vinyl Junkies Record Swap
Casbah San Diego
2501 Ketner Blvd
San Diego, CA 92101
Tickets are $3 at the door

Jun 20, 2017 (6pm) - Berkeley, CA
Mad Monks Center for Anachronistic Media
2454 Telegraph Ave,
Berkeley, CA 94704

Jun 21, 2017 (5:30pm) - San Francisco
VIP Evening with Lol Tolhurst
This event is limited to 40 people and will include a spoken word performance, question and answer session and the chance to get a photo or an autograph. Address will be provided to ticket holders 24 hours prior to the event.

Jun 21, 2017 (8:30pm) - San Francisco
VIP Evening with Lol Tolhurst (late)
This event is limited to 40 people and will include a spoken word performance, question and answer session and the chance to get a photo or an autograph. Address will be provided to ticket holders 24 hours prior to the event.
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News from reliable sources / Re: LatAm2013 DVD news
« Last post by Ulrich on May 23, 2017, 09:42:41 »
Tim Pope comments on this project once again:

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To be clear, the South Amercan footage will probably be included In a bigger protect, the gods willing. Stop bugging me!!!

https://twitter.com/timpopedirector
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Articles celebrating the anniversary of KM KM KM (released 30 years ago):

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...when I heard it in 1987, 'Just Like Heaven' seemed to come almost out of nowhere. It was a strange, silvery, unusual song, with an unusual but absolutely compelling singer.
Read much more at:
http://thequietus.com/articles/22262-the-cure-kiss-me-kiss-me-kiss-me-review-anniversary

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Gwen Ihnat: The Cure didn’t exactly make a U-turn in 1987 with Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, but it was a hell of a reroute. The iconically mopey band, led by head goth/grump Robert Smith, all of a sudden had a cheerful horn section in “Why Can’t I Be You?” that threaded throughout the double album. And while its poppiness—and the smash success of “Just Like Heaven”—helped Kiss Me become The Cure’s first Top 40 record in the U.S., it also became the first Cure record I never bought.
Read more:
http://www.avclub.com/article/why-cant-i-be-cure-fan-you-253931

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Unconfirmed news and rumours / Re: New album in 2016/2017... (?)
« Last post by Ulrich on May 23, 2017, 09:24:24 »
A new rumour says Robert bought guitars and has been writing lyrics...
http://craigjparker.blogspot.de/2017/05/so-what-has-robert-been-up-to-lately.html
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Other Artists / Re: Currently Listening to
« Last post by tzare on May 22, 2017, 11:20:08 »
I must say i am not very open to new groups and music, in fact The Cure are the exception of the rule for me, since i am a very 'pop' guy

Not being open is not good (in my humble opinion). I've listened to all kinds of stuff from rock to classic (including sitting through 4-hour-operas).

"Pop" is not a bad thing - I'm sure you'll find Robert listened to pop songs as well. For example, I remember The Cure had the singer from Republica (Saffron) doing guest vocals on "Just Say Yes".
Also I found this:
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/q-a-the-cures-robert-smith-on-his-musical-influences-20040708
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On Your Web site, you cite En Vogue as a band you like. Can you honestly tell me when you last broke out the Funky Divas album?
A few years ago, my CD collection had grown to such insane proportions that I gave away about ninety percent of them. The ones that were left I listed on our Web site. I kept the En Vogue album because I really liked it. Some of it sounded like Janet Jackson – I like some of her stuff. But I wouldn't say I'm a fan. It's partly tongue-in-cheek.

What else did you listen to as a kid?
When punk came along, I found my generation's music. I grew up listening to the Beatles and the Rolling Stones and Pink Floyd, 'cause that was what got played in the house. But when I first saw the Stranglers, I thought, "This is it." And I saw the Buzzcocks the following week, and I thought, "This is definitely it."
Oh, i am aware , but , unfortunately (well my wallet likes it though xD ) my tastes don't allow me to like most of the music i listen to, so at least it isn't because i don't try.

 I am, however,slowly getting tired to try new music, i mean i am older, have not much time and patience anymore , i even did not give the latest cure albums the time they deserved back in the day - i am giving them now that time, and i am glad i did,i am really enjoying them!!

The only band that has grown on me lately has been The Sounds, they are pop rock, a little bit like Saffron's former band, Republica, which i liked, and was pleasantly surprised when saw her joint The Cure fur Just say Yes.
I also tried 'En Vogue', but not my cup of tea :(
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Other Artists / Re: Currently Listening to
« Last post by Ulrich on May 20, 2017, 10:58:14 »
You can be an interpreter of children's songs and be a fan of Marylin Manson !

Well you can, but I would not recommend it!  :lol:
Never liked Manson (and that includes Charles M. too), then I hear things like he left stage after 20 mins at a headlining show.  :smth011

I'd rather listen to:
https://duncanreidandthebigheads.bandcamp.com/album/bombs-away
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Albums and songs / Re: What Cure song would you pick for your funeral?
« Last post by MeltingMan on May 20, 2017, 09:01:53 »
but actually i wouldn't pick any cure song at all - i don't know why i even should be forced to pick a cure song.
i'd probably pick some classical music before all else.

Lyric Pieces (taken from My First Record by Arturo Benedetti Michelangeli)
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