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Interview will happen tomorrow at 10AM South African time (9AM CET)
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TV/Radio/Internet / Times Live article (ahead of South Africa shows)
« Last post by Ulrich on March 19, 2019, 14:54:12 »
https://www.timeslive.co.za/sunday-times/lifestyle/2019-02-24-the-cure-are-as-captivating-now-as-they-were-40-years-ago/
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At their peak, The Cure offered an intelligent alternative to the '80s celebration of excess and materialism — celebrated by bands such as Duran Duran, Huey Lewis and the News and Guns 'n Roses — that spoke to those for whom money and excess, Thatcher and Reagan were not the answer. They were smart and funny and heartfelt and always walking poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti's "constantly risking absurdity" tightrope between self-expression and popular acclaim.

In the continuum of 20th-Century music there's a dark, black line that runs from '60s-psychedelic-inspired Syd Barrett-era Pink Floyd through to the exquisitely vampiric obsessions of The Cure and on to the angst-ridden, self-flagellating anthems of Thom Yorke and Radiohead. Without Smith and his band there would be no Tim Burton films, no Smashing Pumpkins, no Interpol, Bloc Party, The Killers and other bands that led the early 2000s revival of indie/emo music.

He'll be 60 this year and he's heavier and noticeably more jowly but make no mistake that Smith is still the distinctive, mascara-sporting, enigmatic frontman of a band whose stamp on the history of popular culture will be cemented by their induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next month, shortly after they make their first appearance in SA.
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Other Artists / Re: Currently Listening to
« Last post by Ulrich on March 19, 2019, 10:04:16 »
Great new song by Hugo Race Fatalists:

https://soundcloud.com/glitterhouse/01-phenomenon
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Oh! How wonderful! See, this is a better format, off to the side rather than blocking so many fans from the front. What do you get with your premium tickets for the Opera House?

The best possible seats, close up front.  ...ummm yes my whole debate a few lines back is very ironic I know.
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General The Cure Discussion / Re: Jokes about The Cure
« Last post by dsanchez on March 18, 2019, 23:09:53 »
The Smiths...

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Two more clips from the weekend (unnecessary cymbals during the guitar solo in 'A Strange Day' IMO)



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Oh! How wonderful! See, this is a better format, off to the side rather than blocking so many fans from the front. What do you get with your premium tickets for the Opera House?
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C.O. ... I think you’re gonna be pleasantly surprised, as at Glasgow the VIP section looks to be the type where its a bit off to the side (not exclusively the front area) and people are paying for the better seating, food options and toilets.

...so see you up front ! 😀
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General The Cure Discussion / Re: Jokes about The Cure
« Last post by chemicaloverload on March 18, 2019, 20:43:23 »
I laughed at this. Why does it seem so accurate?!
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