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Title: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Janko on January 23, 2007, 05:08:29
HERE'S AN IDEA:


I JUST BOUGHT "NO EXIT"
IT'S AN 1999 ALBUM BY BLONDIE

ON THIS ALBUM YOU HAVE TWO SONGS THAT ARE 100% CURE RIP OFF:


"DOUBLE TAKE"
and
"NIGHT WIND SENT"

plus

"FORGIVE AND FORGET"

THIS SONG IS ALSO GREAT!!!

OK, IT DOES ALSO SOUND LIKE "SUPERSTITION" ERA SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES...



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ANY OTHER SUGESTIONS?
Title: Re: CURE SOUND ON OTHER PEOPLE'S SONGS
Post by: seifukusha on February 27, 2007, 09:41:48
bits of mogwai. they admitted and Robert acknowledged it. pretty cool
Title: Re: CURE SOUND ON OTHER PEOPLE'S SONGS
Post by: Bloodflower on February 28, 2007, 01:17:35
Some of Postal Service's "Such Great Heights" sounds ripped from A Forest.
Title: Re: CURE SOUND ON OTHER PEOPLE'S SONGS
Post by: smitha on March 05, 2007, 21:05:40
The Essence with a A Reflected Dream (is this the correct name? not sure). It's not rip off, but it screams out Cure 80-81 influence...
Title: Re: CURE SOUND ON OTHER PEOPLE'S SONGS
Post by: yrbadrenau on March 08, 2007, 19:17:22
The Essence with a A Reflected Dream (is this the correct name? not sure). It's not rip off, but it screams out Cure 80-81 influence...

hum hum, The Essence is just an ersatz of cure, un plagiat as we said in french... just like Indochine (a "plagiat" from the music to the clothes and the make up... just pathetic)

Title: Re: CURE SOUND ON OTHER PEOPLE'S SONGS
Post by: Matti on March 08, 2007, 21:55:51
What about A Perfect Circle? Not only have The Noose and Blue from The Thirteenth Step a Cure sound to them, but also a clear Cure feel...
Title: Re: CURE SOUND ON OTHER PEOPLE'S SONGS
Post by: Janko on March 08, 2007, 22:17:22
The Essence with a A Reflected Dream (is this the correct name? not sure). It's not rip off, but it screams out Cure 80-81 influence...

hum hum, The Essence is just an ersatz of cure, un plagiat as we said in french... just like Indochine (a "plagiat" from the music to the clothes and the make up... just pathetic)





THE ESSENCE ARE GREAT BAND
I LOVE THEM
I HOPE THEY'LL MAKE IT THIS TIME AROUND BECAUSE THE CURE ARE NOT AS BIG AS THEY WERE WHEN THE ESSENCE STARTED
BUT THEN THE COMPARSIONS WILL BE LESS POSSIBLE
I WAS JUST LISTENNING TO J.T.D. DISC II AND THOUGHT: "THE CURE WILL NEVER BE THIS GOOD THIS HAPPY AND THIS COOL" AND AS I SEE IT THE ESSENCE IS TRYING TO CAPTURE THAT LATE 80'S CURE SOUND...

 :D
Title: Re: CURE SOUND ON OTHER PEOPLE'S SONGS
Post by: japanesebaby on April 04, 2007, 19:47:13
about any "sonic lookalikes":

the funeral party   vs.    the opening for the theme music for twin peaks TV series (by angelo badalamenti)

ever since i thought about this i just can't get it off my mind and i just cannot think about/listen to the one without hearing the other... ( :P/ :roll:?)
anyone else haunted by this?

not that it was any sort of rip-off, the similarity actually didn't bother me or annoy me at all. because both are so original in their own way at the same time, they are not dependent on each other at all so it doesn't even sound like the similarity was anyhow intentional anyway.
but i just never before noticed this similarity at all, even thought i had of course heard both numerous & numerous times...
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Janko on April 04, 2007, 21:23:13
Also, the Italian darkwave band The Frozen Autumn (http://www.thefrozenautumn.com/ - Diego Merletto is a core memeber)sometimes has that heavy "Disintegration" keyboard (and bass) sound...

What a great band!

 :rocker
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: rjl on April 05, 2007, 02:36:31
Re: Twin Peaks: I haven't seen it in years, but "Paris and Rome" (Cranes) kind of reminds me of the theme... The bit in between the verses.

As for the topic at hand: The Chameleons, to a point, but then again, they were pretty much contemporaries. For recent bands, I heard a new single from Guster while flipping through the radio that had Cure-ish guitar. There was a Modest Mouse song that got me thinking "kinda Cure-y", but I couldn't tell you which one. The Moody Blues' "The Voice" kind of reminds me of "A Forest", if memory serves, came shortly thereafter... "Lovelife" (the song) by Lush, a little bit...

Then again, there is always:

(http://i164.photobucket.com/albums/u10/eyemoudotnet/peterhook.jpg)

 :?

Yeah, I totally went there...
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: splitmilk34 on April 05, 2007, 20:52:40
Ah, the debate rages on... who stole who's song first, The Cure or New Order?  "The Walk" is quite similar to "Blue Monday" (a completely overrated and intolerable song if you ask me) and New Order stole the chord progression and melody from "Inbetween Days" for a song who's title I can't remember (such is my love for that band  :twisted:). 

Regardless, here is a list of bands with an obvious Cure influence:
Placebo, Deftones, Interpol, Mogwai, late-period Blink 182, Bloc Party, Death Cab for Cutie, Elbow, (the terrible) She Wants Revenge, Antarctica, Nirvana, Unknown Saint, and many many more.  In fact, most popular bands today have claimed some influence from The Cure.
Title: Re: CURE SOUND ON OTHER PEOPLE'S SONGS
Post by: strange_day on April 05, 2007, 21:23:46
What about A Perfect Circle? Not only have The Noose and Blue from The Thirteenth Step a Cure sound to them, but also a clear Cure feel...

Indeed, listening back to Orestes from Mer De Noms, is it not very similar to To Wish Impossible Things?
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: rjl on April 05, 2007, 21:28:15
Maybe it's just me, but when I hear the Smiths' "Barbarism Begins At Home", I kind of think "Birdmad Girl".
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Janko on April 06, 2007, 13:41:11
I think it was the 'All The Way' a song from 1989's "Technique" that had the resemblence to "Just Like Heaven". The bass line is the same...

It WAS some kind of "response" to "The Walk" ... Sumner (or was it Hook) also stated that he has issues with The Cure because they stole them the German audience!  :D

"Blue Monday" and "The Walk" similarity is mostly due to new keyboard that appeared at the time... And the lines that are the same wouldnt look so alike if there wasnt that instrument... But "Blue Monday" was the first, so...

 :-D

Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: strange_day on April 06, 2007, 14:54:54
I think the deal with The Cure and New Order comes from the fact that The Cure were basically just a better band, in terms of writing material and playing it live. All this "you stole our audience attitude" is complete rubbish. Maybe it had something to do with New Order not producing much worth while after Blue Monday? Lets face it went downhill from there and also their 8 year absense between albums.

Peter Hook isnt the only one to have played bass like that and Bernard Sumner cant sing a note, i think what it comes down to is they are just arrogant enough to think that they were the best.

People complain that The Cure arent as good as they used to be live, well they could be like New Order, Robert reading lyrics off an autocue, and Simon making mistakes every other note. The Cure live now, is better than new order have ever been.... ;)

Sorry, had to get that out of my system, it bugs me when people start on The Cure Vs. New Order....
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: rjl on April 06, 2007, 16:00:13
Sorry, had to get that out of my system, it bugs me when people start on The Cure Vs. New Order....

Just so you know, I was doing so VERY tongue-in-cheek.

It is funny how most of the Cure/N.O. nonsense comes from the N.O. side of the fence. Some die-hard fans... and Peter Hook (hence the photo). I mean, if you have to go so far as to drag your mother into a fight (she supposedly heard a Cure song on the radio, and thought it was a N.O. song, according to P.H.), you've pretty much got nothing. ;)

Frankly, I don't care, either way. I like the Cure loads better than N.O., but that won't stop me from listening to them from time to time. I mean, it's not like this is politics or street gangs...

Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: strange_day on April 06, 2007, 17:28:56
Sorry, had to get that out of my system, it bugs me when people start on The Cure Vs. New Order....

I mean, if you have to go so far as to drag your mother into a fight (she supposedly heard a Cure song on the radio, and thought it was a N.O. song, according to P.H.), you've pretty much got nothing. ;)

Hahaha, i didnt know that! I bet he was gutted, just goes to show though doesnt it?  ;)

I wasnt directing frustration at anyone in particular, except maybe New Order fans who tell me 'they did it first'.....which we all know isnt true.  8)
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: rjl on April 06, 2007, 17:41:36
I wasnt directing frustration at anyone in particular, except maybe New Order fans who tell me 'they did it first'.....which we all know isnt true.  8)

Try reading old N.O. usenet posts at groups.google.com. Just find the group (alt.music.new-order, I believe) and search for "Cure" within it. You'll end up with a list of similar songs... uh, I mean ones that the Cure ripped off! ;)

Silly.
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: splitmilk34 on April 07, 2007, 01:09:55
Yeah I know that you did it very tongue-in-cheek... I always think the "argument" is funny.  I'm not a huge NO fan myself (obviously you could tell that from my last post) but "Age of Consent" is f****** great.
As far as live performances... The Cure are simply one of the best live bands EVER, regardless if you're a fan or not.
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Oneiros on April 07, 2007, 08:56:30
Some months ago, I bought the album 'Public radio' of the Swedish band The Legends. Some tracks sounds like The Cure in the early 80's ('Seventeen seconds' - 'Faith' period), as 'Today', 'Hide away' or 'Air'. The bass lign of this song is so Cure ! Some words about this band  :
"In 2003 and 2004 The Legends received world wide recognition with the hyped debut ”Up against the Legends”. Now The Legends return with an album that is bound to take the world by surprise. ”Public Radio” echoes of the early 80’s and sounds futuristic at the same time. They mix influences from bands like New Order, Felt, Feelies and The Cure with their own pop aesthetics and turn it into something utterly wonderful and new".
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Janko on April 07, 2007, 15:37:31


Sorry, had to get that out of my system, it bugs me when people start on The Cure Vs. New Order....



BUT IT WASNT ALL THAT "MEANSPIRITED"...

THE FEUD BETWEEN THE CURE, NEW ORDER AND THE SMITHS AND MORRISSEY AND SIOUXSIE AND THE BANSHEES...

ITS JUST AN ELABORATE JOKE, ITS NOTHING "SERIOUS" BECAUSE AT THE END OF THE DAY ALL FANS LIKE THE MUSIC OF THOSE BANDS!

IT WOULD BE RATHER UNBELIVABLE TO LIKE THE CURE AND NOT TO LIKE NEW ORDER OR MORRIESSEY OR...

ITS JUST THE "FRUSTRATIONS WITH LITTLE DIFFERENCES" 

:-D
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: japanesebaby on April 07, 2007, 16:00:46
IT WOULD BE RATHER UNBELIVABLE TO LIKE THE CURE AND NOT TO LIKE NEW ORDER OR MORRIESSEY OR...

eh... i just can't stand morrissey... neither i never really liked new order that much - but let's talk about joy division and that's totally different. (with new order, i blame it mostly on b. sumner, i can't stand his squeeking that some people call "singing". he totally ruins everything that would be good in that band! : :?).
and to be totally honest, i never really was that huge siouxsie fan either. i definitely don't own all of their records, siouxsie rarely makes it to my turn-table/cd-player... 

and yet, i DO like to call myself a rather big cure fan...  :-D
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: splitmilk34 on April 07, 2007, 21:55:25
completely agree with japanese baby!
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: rjl on April 07, 2007, 22:23:28
Another in perfect agreement. Well, semi-perfect. I like some N.O., but I don't know if I'd consider myself a fan. One or two songs here and there... Can't say I'm a Morissey fan, and for the longest time couldn't stand the Smiths, either. However, I've softened a bit on that last part, as about half of "Meat Is Murder" isn't half bad... "What She Said", "That Joke Isn't Funny Anymore", even "How Soon Is Now?" - which is weird, as it's omnipresence should have made me sick of it a long time ago.

I mean, I like a lot of stuff, but precious little (next to nil) of the artists that folks sometimes associate with the Cure / Cure-fans. I listen to a scattered mix of things.

Not to say that they're all bad. Just not my taste. No strong feelings this way or that, really.
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Janko on April 08, 2007, 18:34:08


INTERESTING...

I GUESS MY TASTE IS A BIT DIFFERENT, BECAUSE I LOVE ALL THAT BANDS AND HAVE ALL THIER STUFF IN MY COLLECTION (including SATB bootlegs)...

 :rocker

MORRISSEY'S - "YOU ARE THE QUARRY" AND NEW ORDERS - "WAITING FOR THE SIRENS CALL" (BOTH IN 2004 I THINK) WERE MUSICALLY BY FAR BETTER THAN THE CURE'S "THE CURE"...

 :smth023

I THINK THAT NEW ORDER AND MORRISSEY MATURED A BIT BETTER FOR NOW!

THE CURE STILL DOESNT HAVE NEW SOUND DEFINED...

AND ROBERT IS PRETTY DAMN CLOSE TO 50...

 :-D :-D :-D
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: rjl on April 08, 2007, 22:49:00
AND ROBERT IS PRETTY DAMN CLOSE TO 50...

Saw Iggy last night, and he'll be 60 (!!!) in 2 weeks. Could have fooled me! I mean, he's no kid, but he's certainly no old man.

 :rocker

He shares a birthday with Robert, I believe...

Robert is looking a bit rough these days, I agree...
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Steve on April 09, 2007, 08:32:35
Funny that. That is exactly what it says on their myspace pagehttp://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=27565962

Check out the guitar line on He Knows The Sun (drum line taken directly off 17 seconds)
Is this how Inbetween Days or Just Like Heaven would have sounded all those years ago?? :roll:

The rest of it (well, all of it) is a bit feeble though. Sort of sugary synth pop & the vocal style sound familiar, but I can't quite place it :?
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Janko on April 11, 2007, 15:36:41
I LOVE IGGY POP

HE ALWAYS LOOKS THE SAME

G R E A T !

 :smth023

I SAW HIM WITH STOOGES IN 2004
I'M JUST ABOUT TO BUY "WEIRDNESS" AND I LOVE THE REVIEWS!

ALSO...

 :-D

SOME MISH FAN I AM...

 :oops:

I TOTALLY FORGOT THAT THEY HAVE "BUTTERFLY ON THE WHEEL" FROM 'CARVED IN SAND' THAT SOUNDS REALLY "CUREALIKE"!!!

GO WAYNE!!!

 :rocker

THE MISSION HAS A BRAND NEW ALBUM IN LATE APRIL!!!


 :rocker :rocker :rocker
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: rjl on April 11, 2007, 16:45:18
I can't say that I really liked "The Weirdness", but the couple of newer songs that they played off of that, and the Stooges reunion tracks from Skull Ring sounded way better live. The highlight for me was that they played nearly all of Fun House, with the original sax player joining them.

Pretty cool stuff.

He also invited everyone onstage for "No Fun", and security freaked. They could hold off one or two people, but not sixty (at least). I was too far back to make it up there.  :(
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Janko on April 12, 2007, 15:36:04

He also invited everyone onstage for "No Fun", and security freaked. They could hold off one or two people, but not sixty (at least). I was too far back to make it up there.  :(


HE DID THAT IN 2004 AND IT WAS GREAT!!!
ABOUT 50-70 PEOPLE GOT ON STAGE AND THEY JUST JUMPED AND STARTED TO UNDRESS AN TO THROW THEIR CLOTHES ON THE CROWD...
IT WAS UNFORGETABLE!
I WAS JUST TOO SOBER TO GO FOR IT...

 AND AS I HEARD HE DOES THAT ON EVERY GIG POSSIBLE...
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Steve on April 12, 2007, 16:11:12
Try Danse Society: The Theme

Suspiciously Pornography-ish ......very actually
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Janko on April 13, 2007, 15:49:31
Try Danse Society: The Theme

Suspiciously Pornography-ish ......very actually


I DISCOVERED DANSE SOCIETY ON "GOTHIC ROCK VOL. 1" ("WE'RE SO HAPPY" GREAT SONG!) JUST A FEW YEARS AGO...

I LOVE THE SONG!

REALLY HARD TO FIND STUFF! THEIR ALBUMS AND SINGLES THAT IS...






PS

THERE'S ALSO A BAND CALLED PERFIDOUS WORDS   THAT I REALLY LIKE ALTHOUGH THEY ARE MORE LIKE DEPECHE MODE
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: japanesebaby on April 17, 2007, 23:40:56
he here's proof that one can't talk about new order and the cure even on a same day:

the cure never made a video/performed in a baywatch set with david hasselhoff hanging on the background.
even if it was supposed to be ironic it's... :roll:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzNQMW7-9Mw
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: lostflower4 on April 18, 2007, 00:00:25
the cure never made a video/performed in a baywatch set with david hasselhoff hanging on the background.

Hahaha. No kidding. :oops:
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: japanesebaby on April 18, 2007, 00:04:36
by the way, i bloody hate that song. it's exactly the type of NO stuff that i can't stand, that i think is totally meaningless musical nonsense. there's simply nothing in it, sorry.
so actually that utterly meaningless baywatch set sort of suits it pretty well, i think. :smth023
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: rjl on April 18, 2007, 00:05:32
Wow, I really regret watching that.

It was nice of Hasslehoff to show up near the end to rescue those poor people.
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: japanesebaby on April 18, 2007, 00:12:34
It was nice of Hasslehoff to show up near the end to rescue those poor people.

i'm almost bound to think that the great hoff is the best thing on that video - and that says a lot! *scary*
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Steve on April 22, 2007, 09:07:59
Check this lot out.
http://www.thelastcry.com/index2.htm

I'll let you decide on who their influences are  :lol:
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: closedown on April 23, 2007, 17:19:36
the Cure sound in New Order is so dated + dead boring to be honest... as everyone knows without Joy Division The Cure would have never went into a certain direction. Both great bands with a distinctive sound - and to all those experts, the Baywatch appearance was a taking the piss out thing for BBC Top Of The Pops, shows they don't take themselves serious at all. brilliant band - brilliant attitude!
can't really see that Indochine/Cure thing - they were both massive in the 80es in France, of course + Indo has even covered Just Like Heaven, the comment on the band here seems to be from very far...
The Mission-wise, hehe good old Wayne (can't wait for the new album, should be excellent), if it comes to The Cure sounds, try to listen to 'Melt' (Evangeline MCD or Aura Delight CD), quite a bit 'Apart' influenced.


Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: tigermilk on February 15, 2008, 18:37:07
**Shout Out Louds**

Their album 'Our Ill Wills' sounds a lot like The Cure.

The opening song, 'tonight i have to leave' reminds me of 'inbetween days'.

Check it out, it may take you back to 1985!
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Janko on February 15, 2008, 21:07:59
I HEARD THAT SHOUT OUT LOUDS SOUND LIKE THE CURE TOO

BUT I NEVER HEARD THEIR ALBUMS...
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Carnage Visor on February 16, 2008, 01:27:55
The Cocteau Twins "Garlands" is an amazing emulation of the darker Cure sound. Also, a few songs by the band The Chameleons have a similar sound, similar basslines, and a dreamy setting.

Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: tigermilk on February 16, 2008, 01:35:41
I HEARD THAT SHOUT OUT LOUDS SOUND LIKE THE CURE TOO

BUT I NEVER HEARD THEIR ALBUMS...

Check out these songs. Hope you like them.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGzxfKha9Y8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NPQco3-7u5I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8o0Y1EH3w0

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdP4P6gU8DQ
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: tigermilk on February 16, 2008, 01:38:58
The Cocteau Twins "Garlands" is an amazing emulation of the darker Cure sound.



Very true Carnage Visor. Cocteau Twins are my second favourite band.

They are amazing!!!!

At the moment I'm listening to The Daysleepers song "Loved By The Sun" you should check it out. Apparently Lol Tolhurst is a big fan of The Daysleepers, they are so lovely. They have a lot of songs to listen to on their myspace page.
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Poe on April 08, 2008, 00:26:03
New Order stole the chord progression and melody from "Inbetween Days" for a song who's title I can't remember (such is my love for that band  :twisted:). 

The song you're thinking of is Dreams Never End, and I've just found out that it's from an album (Movement) which was released four years before The Head on The Door, where, as far as I know, In Between Days made its first appearance...

 :shock:  :smth009  :smth100

Say it isn't so...
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Carnage Visor on April 18, 2008, 02:12:04
Ah, it just occured to me...

If you like The Cure's sound, you might want to check out bands like "The Sound", "And Also The Trees", or some early Colin Newman (from "Wire"...also a good band)

Check 'em all out. Keep Siouxsie and Cocteau Twins as your fallback!
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: frog_s on April 21, 2008, 15:04:38
I downloaded this song some time ago called
Let's Get Ready To Crumble by The Russian Futurists. I thought it sounded very Cure-y, especially the beginning. Anyway, I think I read some time ago as well that they were influenced allot by The Cure's music, but I might remember wrong.

Cheers
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: PrettyToy712 on April 22, 2008, 06:25:31
the band "this Empty Flow" sounds like the Cure a lot in their instrumentation -  especially the song "Useless" which you can hear on this myspace page

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=76203450

the song takes about 10 seconds before it is even really audible, but it's a great track.

Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: jbud1980 on May 19, 2008, 06:14:35
NWA's 'Straight Outta Compton' sounds suspiciously like 'Lovecats'. Lol, c'mon, have a sense of humor, but seriously, I have also heard that Mogwai has been "influenced" by The Cure.
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: revolt on May 27, 2008, 15:31:11
If you like The Cure's sound, you might want to check out bands like "The Sound", "And Also The Trees"

Now, here is some great piece of advice. In particular as regards AATT, which also have many Cure-relations in their history as a band... If I get the chance, maybe I´ll write something more about this great band soon.
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: revolt on May 27, 2008, 15:45:18
Regarding the whole New Order vs. The Cure controversy...

The songs 'This Time of Night' and 'Sunrise', both from New Order´s 'Low-Life' album (released in 1985, and a good record, by the way) borrow freely from The Cure´s 'A Forest'... One of them uses a keyboard intro that is clearly reminiscent of the intro to 'A Forest', and the other one is based on a (keyboard) bassline that immediately recalls the most famous of Simon Gallup's basslines.

Check them out and tell me I´m wrong!   ;)
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: hharkey on May 27, 2008, 17:50:45
i think robert could sing anything and i'd be pretty happy with it.
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: still ill life on June 20, 2008, 02:19:28
Hehe, you want a tip of a band which sounds cure-y? The swedish band Strip Music. They've made two really great albums, so check them out. If only for one song, "Lucy" is the most cure-y song of them all. They've admitted that they wanted to do something which sounded like a "Disintegration" track, and that they might as well do it full out (or what you call it...) instead of holding back on it.
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: still ill life on June 20, 2008, 02:50:19
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=toFF3OvBR94

This also sounds kind of Cure-y I think, and it's a great song. It's Nick Cave on vocals, pre-Birthday Party.
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: revolt on July 22, 2008, 11:13:12
Opeth are not the kind of band that I would think are influenced by The Cure in general, but they do have one particular song that has something of The Cure about it. And it happens to be one of their most accomplished and applauded songs: ‘Face of Melinda’.

Here is the You Tube link for a live version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAStBwVTAfg


Starting at 2:12, there is a moody melodic descending guitar motive that recurs over the first part of the song and that has something about it that recalls the main guitar (5-string bass?) melody in ‘The Same Deep Water as You’…
It’s not a rip-off, but both melodies could easily have been written by the same band (Cureth? Opure?  :-D )
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Lostflowerboy on July 23, 2008, 13:13:38
If you like The Cure's sound, you might want to check out bands like "The Sound", "And Also The Trees", or some early Colin Newman (from "Wire"...also a good band)

"The Sound" are really one of the most forgotten great bands of new wave, and please don't confuse them with "The Sounds".  ;)

Another underrated band, still existing, are Human television. Maybe not obviously sounding like the Cure (especially the singer sounds completely different than Robert), but the overall mood and instrumentation is very 1985-87 Cure-ish. I love that band!

What do you think?
http://www.myspace.com/humantelevision (http://www.myspace.com/humantelevision)
 
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: revolt on July 23, 2008, 14:08:28
If you like The Cure's sound, you might want to check out bands like "The Sound", "And Also The Trees", or some early Colin Newman (from "Wire"...also a good band)

"The Sound" are really one of the most forgotten great bands of new wave, and please don't confuse them with "The Sounds".  ;)

Another underrated band, still existing, are Human television. Maybe not obviously sounding like the Cure (especially the singer sounds completely different than Robert), but the overall mood and instrumentation is very 1985-87 Cure-ish. I love that band!

What do you think?
http://www.myspace.com/humantelevision (http://www.myspace.com/humantelevision)
 

Well, maybe. I checked parts of the 4 songs displayed there and there might be something of the Cure in the guitars, at least in a couple of them. But it probably reminds me more of 80's indie guitar pop in general... Maybe Go-Betweens or something like that?
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Lostflowerboy on July 23, 2008, 14:32:51
Yes, they definitely have that 80ies Indie-touch, Go-betweens fits well also in my oppinion. I'd also say, they are not too far away from Orange juice (former band of Edwyn Collins).

Typical Cure moments for me are the guitars that fade in at 0:48 in "In front of yourhouse", that chime at 1:19 in "I laughed" and the whole instrumentation and melody of "I forgot" (just listen to the intro!)
Some songs on their album also have a Cure-like structure, e.g. a 3 minute intro that slowly builds up before the vocals start and a lack of the typical verse-chorus-verse-chorus structure.
Highly recommended. ;)
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: KingOfSomeIsland on July 23, 2008, 22:49:18
I have also heard that Mogwai has been "influenced" by The Cure.

Well one just has to listen to the Wish and Bloodflowers instrumental demos (Lost Wishes/Lost Flowers) to realize that. Seriously when I first heard those tracks I was like, Wow this sounds like alot of the stuff that Mogwai does, Like almost creepy similar. In fact one time I was listening to a song on Young Team and started singing Pictures of You at the same time and it matched up really well
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: revolt on July 30, 2008, 13:47:50
I think that The Cult's "Nirvana", from 1985, has a basic chord sequence that resembles "A Short Term Effect":

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rs7n5CdTk1s
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: japanesebaby on September 21, 2008, 17:56:19
Another underrated band, still existing, are Human television. Maybe not obviously sounding like the Cure (especially the singer sounds completely different than Robert), but the overall mood and instrumentation is very 1985-87 Cure-ish. I love that band!

What do you think?
http://www.myspace.com/humantelevision (http://www.myspace.com/humantelevision)
 

not bad, but maybe a bit trendy/teenage-oriented for me.but thanks for the tip, i didn't really know them before.
anyway, to me they sound a bit like some kind of a teenage-oriented/"blink182-ish" version of The National:

http://www.myspace.com/thenational

(perhaps it's because of brooklyn NY - perhaps it's a common trend there... ;)

which to me sounds like... i don't know, a combination of and also the trees and bruce springsteen (in a good way). anyway, to my ears the national has more musical depth/less trendy "poppyness".
i think there's some "melancholic mellow quality" in their sound that make them somehow "cure-ish" (although at the same time they hardly sound like each other at all).
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: cure89 on September 22, 2008, 13:12:10
Take a listen to the brillant Portishead album "Third". I think you can hear some The Cure influence (Pornography area) on some tracks ... especially in the opener "Silence". By the way it's the best Portishead album so far.
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: revolt on September 22, 2008, 17:22:38
Take a listen to the brillant Portishead album "Third". I think you can hear some The Cure influence (Pornography area) on some tracks ... especially in the opener "Silence". By the way it's the best Portishead album so far.

Well, what about "Dummy"!? I think that one has greater songs... It also was more important - in terms of overall impact - when it came out.
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: cure89 on September 23, 2008, 11:50:06
Of course "Dummy" is a milestone. My comment regarding "Third" means only the parallels between Portishead and The Cure. "Third" is so different from all other Portishead albums, isn't it?
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: Lostflowerboy on September 23, 2008, 14:27:08

anyway, to me they sound a bit like some kind of a teenage-oriented/"blink182-ish" version of The National:

http://www.myspace.com/thenational

(perhaps it's because of brooklyn NY - perhaps it's a common trend there... ;)

which to me sounds like... i don't know, a combination of and also the trees and bruce springsteen (in a good way). anyway, to my ears the national has more musical depth/less trendy "poppyness".
i think there's some "melancholic mellow quality" in their sound that make them somehow "cure-ish" (although at the same time they hardly sound like each other at all).


Great band, like you said the cure-factor comes more from the overall atmosphere of their work. I saw them live some months ago, great concert, maybe my second favourite band for the moment.
Title: Cure Inspired Songs
Post by: Janko on October 06, 2008, 23:16:44
Post songs that are similar to The Cure songs...


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EKV - 7 Dana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFPV1r6vhGU&feature=related


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EKV were a band from Serbia. Most popular in the late 80's.
Their song 7 Dana (Seven Days) is quite similar to A Night Like This.

 :smth023 :smth023

PS

(live version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL-q220sE10)
Title: Re: Cure Inspired Songs
Post by: dsanchez on October 07, 2008, 00:33:42
Miki Gonzales - Vamos al Tocache

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n9X0n22-bs

(to me it sounds like a copy of Primary)
Title: Re: Cure Inspired Songs
Post by: japanesebaby on October 07, 2008, 07:11:33
@janko: a good idea but how about merging this thread with this one?:

http://curefans.com/index.php/topic,3253.0.html
Title: Re: Cure Inspired Songs
Post by: revolt on October 07, 2008, 13:59:01
Post songs that are similar to The Cure songs...


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EKV - 7 Dana

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFPV1r6vhGU&feature=related


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EKV were a band from Serbia. Most popular in the late 80's.
Their song 7 Dana (Seven Days) is quite similar to A Night Like This.

 :smth023 :smth023

PS

(live version: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gL-q220sE10)


It sounds like a rip-off of the guitar riff of ANLT, that's right...
Title: Re: Cure Inspired Songs
Post by: revolt on October 07, 2008, 14:02:02
Miki Gonzales - Vamos al Tocache

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n9X0n22-bs

(to me it sounds like a copy of Primary)

Another rip-off...  I guess The Cure have no idea they have such admirers all over the world...  :-D
Title: Re: Cure Inspired Songs
Post by: Janko on October 07, 2008, 17:51:39
@janko: a good idea but how about merging this thread with this one?:

http://curefans.com/index.php/topic,3253.0.html


Well you can merge the threads but it's not the 100% same issue.
One refers to the sound, one refers to the riffs, same song structures...

 :smth023
Title: Re: Cure Inspired Songs
Post by: Janko on October 07, 2008, 17:54:03
Miki Gonzales - Vamos al Tocache

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8n9X0n22-bs

(to me it sounds like a copy of Primary)


It's a rip off!!!

 :smth020
Title: Re: Cure Inspired Songs
Post by: japanesebaby on October 07, 2008, 19:36:37
Well you can merge the threads but it's not the 100% same issue.
One refers to the sound, one refers to the riffs, same song structures...

i see. but i think the conversations are so closely related that it would be easier for people to find this thread/these threads if it was put into same thread, under same discussion. when people start talking about cure sound they soon start talking about riffs and structures too and then we're in the same area and it will be hard to know which thread would be the "right" one. that is/was my point.
anyway.

by the way, this thread reminds of one really old thread:
http://curefans.com/index.php/topic,16.msg30.html
Title: Re: Cure Inspired Songs
Post by: Janko on October 07, 2008, 21:09:50


by the way, this thread reminds of one really old thread:
http://curefans.com/index.php/topic,16.msg30.html


Japanesebaby I applaud your memory!

 :D
Title: Re: Cure Inspired Songs
Post by: dsanchez on October 08, 2008, 01:45:37
Well you can merge the threads but it's not the 100% same issue.
One refers to the sound, one refers to the riffs, same song structures...

i see. but i think the conversations are so closely related that it would be easier for people to find this thread/these threads if it was put into same thread, under same discussion. when people start talking about cure sound they soon start talking about riffs and structures too and then we're in the same area and it will be hard to know which thread would be the "right" one. that is/was my point.
anyway.

by the way, this thread reminds of one really old thread:
http://curefans.com/index.php/topic,16.msg30.html


In this I agree with Janko, I think this topic refers to songs from other artists similar to Cure songs (and because of this I think the thread title can be labeled as "Songs that are similar to The Cure songs" instead "Cure Inspired Songs").

However, the thread you mention, baby, should be merged with this one, I think.

Anyway, this discussion belongs to the cure things section, this is not off-topic right?
Title: Re: Cure Inspired Songs
Post by: B.DEE on October 27, 2008, 15:54:11
Here are two links to Last.fm of tracks that I feel have the same kind of sound as The Cure (with a little more electronics thrown in for a more contemporary sound).
Listen to the tracks from start to finish (as the second one takes a while to get where it's going).

Manual - Clear Skies Above The Coastline Cathedral
http://www.last.fm/music/Manual/Azure+Vista/Clear+Skies+Above+the+Coastline+Cathedral (http://www.last.fm/music/Manual/Azure+Vista/Clear+Skies+Above+the+Coastline+Cathedral)

Syntaks - Stars Fell On The Shore
http://www.last.fm/music/Syntaks/_/Stars+Fell+On+The+Shore (http://www.last.fm/music/Syntaks/_/Stars+Fell+On+The+Shore)

Enjoy.


Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: dsanchez on March 11, 2009, 10:35:05
Post songs that are similar to The Cure songs...

This one is actually the otherwise. "Hungry ghost" very similar to Ride's "Vapour Trail"

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=opPQRdNlfAE

Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: dsanchez on April 06, 2018, 18:34:03
From 1:50 you can hear the melody of a song from KMKMKM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_g7UvW8CEc
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: dsanchez on April 06, 2018, 18:38:36
This is a Slowdive unreleased song... the bass line is pretty familiar ;)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LXBBY6iZeo
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: dsanchez on April 06, 2018, 18:40:58
And this one is similar to one song from "The Top"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEOpUqpETcU
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: A Strange Girl on April 08, 2018, 11:22:36
And this one is similar to one song from "The Top"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oEOpUqpETcU
To which one? I am curious because I can't hear any similarity
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: dsanchez on April 08, 2018, 18:42:31
That would be "Bird Mad Girl"
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: A Strange Girl on April 08, 2018, 20:14:02
That would be "Bird Mad Girl"
Hmm never noticed it before, but yeah, they're vaguely similar
Title: Re: Cure sound on other people's songs
Post by: sadchild on April 10, 2018, 18:35:39
Such a very very very Cure guitar sound on this song.

CCFX "The One To Wait"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yFBQA-jU9Bg