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Re: 2008.10.11 Roma - Piazza S. Giovanni 'Coca Cola MTV Live' (Italy)
« Reply #135 on: October 22, 2008, 11:35:58 »
Maybe RS wanted it to sound "back to the roots". A thing I really can't understand. Why to hell they haven't a keyboarder? Many of the songs from the earlier past would be great with some electronics, wouldn't they? The combination of guitars and keys were typical for the best Cure area. I don't like the "new way". Maybe RS has been  developed into a bullhead more and more??? Will there be more keyboards on the new album ... more as on "Sleep When I'm Dead".

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Re: 2008.10.11 Roma - Piazza S. Giovanni 'Coca Cola MTV Live' (Italy)
« Reply #136 on: October 22, 2008, 23:23:47 »
Talking about the Cure (....) I have to say that the concert was deadly boring.

I think he was in another concert or maybe he mean one of the bands who supported The Cure. Robert and the boys are the best band in the entire planet -specially live!
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Re: 2008.10.11 Roma - Piazza S. Giovanni 'Coca Cola MTV Live' (Italy)
« Reply #137 on: October 24, 2008, 09:43:23 »
Maybe Smith didn’t get fat because of too many beers, as our post wrote. Maybe he broadened because of too many cokes. [/i]
I'm so sick about this comments about Robert's build! :smth011
First of all I don't understand why we need to speak about this everytime and then I don't find him so fat, maybe this guy was too far from the stage, but who was very close to Bob can confirm he's not so fat at all: he always dresses large shirts and large trousers but live he looks to me taller and thiner!
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Re: 2008.10.11 Roma - Piazza S. Giovanni 'Coca Cola MTV Live' (Italy)
« Reply #138 on: October 24, 2008, 10:43:59 »
... just have a look at actual live photographs. He's not looking like Jack Skellington, doesn't he? But fat or not fat. The man is nearly 50 and was never an Adonis. I think he's okay. But he should try a bit harder with his hair style. Sometimes he's looking horrible with his sagging wisps.

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Re: 2008.10.11 Roma - Piazza S. Giovanni 'Coca Cola MTV Live' (Italy)
« Reply #139 on: October 24, 2008, 15:50:21 »
I really couldn't care less what Robert or any of the boys looked like.

Robert is always an easy target for suppossed 'reporters' or onlookers as most of these people don't even recognise or care for anyone else involved in The Cure.

I'm sure if I based my opinions on there appearence I would never have dared to show any interest in the band at all at any point in their career.

Personally, from my point of view I find it quite refreshing in these media frenzied and political correctness times that he has so far refused to simply become some sort of apologist and revert to what he is 'supposed to' look like according to his age etc.  Because he is in the public eye he suddenly has to dress/appear like every other 50 year old man?

And I suppose by such rationale he should quit just put his feet up and watch the Discovery Channel, like every other 50 year old man/

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Re: 2008.10.11 Roma - Piazza S. Giovanni 'Coca Cola MTV Live' (Italy)
« Reply #140 on: October 25, 2008, 09:11:31 »
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And this forces me, even if I’ve been a fierce Cure fan, to explain the second rule of the perfect rockstar: if your arse becomes bigger than a ship, then you better withdraw.

yeah, somebody should have told people like bb king to get off the stage a looong ago.
fat people just can't play music - a fact!

Hey now...

I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. King in concert two summers ago, and while I've never been a huge blues fan, it was still an enjoyable experience.

That guy can still play with a passion and energy that many artists 1/4 his age cannot approach. And still so much power in his voice, it was almost hard to believe.

A great all-around entertainer, and I can see him still going for a few more years.


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Re: 2008.10.11 Roma - Piazza S. Giovanni 'Coca Cola MTV Live' (Italy)
« Reply #141 on: October 25, 2008, 14:38:18 »
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And this forces me, even if I’ve been a fierce Cure fan, to explain the second rule of the perfect rockstar: if your arse becomes bigger than a ship, then you better withdraw.

yeah, somebody should have told people like bb king to get off the stage a looong ago.
fat people just can't play music - a fact!

Hey now...

I had the pleasure of seeing Mr. King in concert two summers ago, and while I've never been a huge blues fan, it was still an enjoyable experience.

That guy can still play with a passion and energy that many artists 1/4 his age cannot approach. And still so much power in his voice, it was almost hard to believe.

A great all-around entertainer, and I can see him still going for a few more years.



well my post was 110% ironic, if you didn't notice. i think the "fat people can't be rockstars" statement in that review was just so dumb.
i'm no blues fan either but nevertheless i have no doubt whatsoever that bb king kicks ass in his own field of music, that's for sure. but we shouldn't consider him a living blues legend - just because he is actually quite overweight? ok that's just dumb.

(i thought the ironic tone in my post should have been clear, to enhance it i posted the paris hilton ad.
anyway i suppose this proves that when you write something in the internet there's always someone who reads it the opposite way than you intended. happens all the time.)
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Re: 2008.10.11 Roma - Piazza S. Giovanni 'Coca Cola MTV Live' (Italy)
« Reply #142 on: October 25, 2008, 14:53:14 »
Quote from: japanesebaby link=topic=5610.msg57449#msg57449
well my post was 110% ironic, if you didn't notice. i think the "fat people can't be rockstars" statement in that review was just so dumb.
i'm no blues fan either but nevertheless i have no doubt whatsoever that bb king kicks ass in his own field of music, that's for sure.

(i thought the ironic tone in my post should have been clear, to enhance it i posted the paris hilton ad.
anyway i suppose this proves that when you write something in the internet there's always someone who reads it the opposite way than you intended. happens all the time.)

Sorry, it went right over my head this time.  :oops:

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Re: 2008.10.11 Roma - Piazza S. Giovanni 'Coca Cola MTV Live' (Italy)
« Reply #143 on: November 10, 2012, 10:42:33 »
The concert on YouTube:


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Re: 2008.10.11 Roma - Piazza S. Giovanni 'Coca Cola MTV Live' (Italy)
« Reply #144 on: March 13, 2014, 13:15:01 »
Well, it's been a long time, but since we really haven't heard any new material by the Cure since 2008, perhaps it's still relevant to bring up this thread. Anyway, my 2 cents:

1. I'm still not confortable with the band playing a concert sponsored by Coca Cola. I mean, I even like the drink itself, but I think art and big corporations should be kept apart as much as possible.

2. It was a brave thing for them to play the whole new album from beginning to end, when no one in the public new the songs at all (well, 4 singles had already been released, but since none of those were hits it's a fair assumption to make that most in the audience didn't even know those).

3. It was brave but it was also unwise, simply because the new material was not up to Cure standards. There were only 3 really good songs - 'Underneath the Stars', 'The Hungry Ghost' (very superior to the studio version), and 'The Scream', and of these 3 I think only the last one can be called a classic.

4. It is true that in general these live versions sound clearly superior to the studio ones - more natural, more organic, better sung, etc.

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Re: 2008.10.11 Roma - Piazza S. Giovanni 'Coca Cola MTV Live' (Italy)
« Reply #145 on: March 14, 2014, 09:31:50 »
There were only 3 really good songs - 'Underneath the Stars', 'The Hungry Ghost' (very superior to the studio version), and 'The Scream', and of these 3 I think only the last one can be called a classic.

I don't agree. I prefer e.g. "Sleep When I'm Dead" over "The Scream"...
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Re: 2008.10.11 Roma - Piazza S. Giovanni 'Coca Cola MTV Live' (Italy)
« Reply #146 on: March 14, 2014, 13:29:22 »
There were only 3 really good songs - 'Underneath the Stars', 'The Hungry Ghost' (very superior to the studio version), and 'The Scream', and of these 3 I think only the last one can be called a classic.

I don't agree. I prefer e.g.  over "The Scream"...

Well, I think "Sleep When I'm Dead" had potential. Before the release of the single there was a snippet available at thecure.com that was basically a few seconds looped ad-infinitum and it was promising... I just don't think the band developed the song in the best way possible. As I wrote back in the day, the song would have sounded better if they had recorded it with driving rhythm acoustic guitars, a la 'In Between Days'...