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Poll
Question: What is your favorite b-side from The Cure?
Option 1: Lament
Option 2: 2 Late
Option 3: The Exploding Boy
Option 4: A Chain Of Flowers
Option 5: I'm Cold
Option 6: Fear Of Ghosts
Option 7: This Twilight Garden
Option 8: Another Journey By Train
Option 9: Play
Option 10: To The Sky
Option 11: The Big Hand
Option 12: A Foolish Arrangement
Option 13: Scared As You
Option 14: Snow In Summer
Option 15: Harold And Joe
Option 16: It Used To Be Me
Title: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: tram71 on January 18, 2007, 01:01:17
So, er, yeah. Which one?

My favorite is 2 Late, closely followed by The Exploding Boy.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: Bloodflower on January 18, 2007, 01:31:32
"No-one will ever take your place...."

How this song didn't make it on to Wish when a song like Wendy Time did is a mystery for the ages.

Fear of Ghosts should have been on Disintegration in Lovesong's place (while Lovesong should have been a non-album single, maybe Lullaby should have been too), and 2 Late should have been a single.

I really like It Used To Be Me too... and A Chain of Flowers... and Scared As You... and Ocean... and Adonais... and Harold and Joe... and The Big Hand... and Fear of Ghosts... and --

God.

I would kill for a Join the Dots Tour.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: crowbi_wan on January 18, 2007, 02:38:17
'This Twilight Garden' narrowly edges out 'I'm Cold'.  Both are two of my favorites. 
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: tram71 on January 18, 2007, 02:43:49
Quote from: Bloodflower on January 18, 2007, 01:31:32
"No-one will ever take your place...."

How this song didn't make it on to Wish when a song like Wendy Time did is a mystery for the ages.

Fear of Ghosts should have been on Disintegration in Lovesong's place (while Lovesong should have been a non-album single, maybe Lullaby should have been too), and 2 Late should have been a single.

I really like It Used To Be Me too... and A Chain of Flowers... and Scared As You... and Ocean... and Adonais... and Harold and Joe... and The Big Hand... and Fear of Ghosts... and --

God.

I would kill for a Join the Dots Tour.


Yeah, This Twilight Garden kicks all kind of ass. And 2 Late is totally one of the great "lost" Cure singles.

And I would also be all for a Join the Dots tour - but I think they could skip Do The Hansa, New Day, Mr. Pink Eye, Stop Dead and the like...and Dredd Song. Especially Dredd Song.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: splitmilk34 on January 18, 2007, 03:25:27
Too hard to pick, but I'm on an "Exploding Boy" kick right now so that's my vote.
Big fan of "A Few Hours After This" as well.
"This Twilight Garden" is the most perfect of all the Bsides... EVER.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: ron on January 19, 2007, 09:57:47
I'm partial to The Big Hand right now.  This should have been on Wish too but I guess Robert wasn't a big fan of it.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: yrbadrenau on January 19, 2007, 20:31:13


And I would also be all for a Join the Dots tour - but I think they could skip Do The Hansa, New Day, Mr. Pink Eye, Stop Dead and the like...and Dredd Song. Especially Dredd Song.
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This is a point of you, and this is... yours. But i can't agree when you imagine a Join The Dots Tour without Mr Pink Eyes & Stop Dead.

And just a thing : Lovesong is just... a perfect love pop song.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: figurehead on January 19, 2007, 22:01:21
well even if ~this twilight garden~
is one of the best songs EVER written
i really adore everything from the DiSi - era ,so my fav. is:
~Fear Of Ghosts~

& the further i get from the things that i care about...
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: strange_day on January 20, 2007, 00:34:50
I voted for Lament, but to be honest i cant choose, The Big Hand is possibly one of the best songs they have done and i also love Fear Of Ghosts........just cant choose at all....
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: tram71 on January 20, 2007, 06:46:14
Quote from: yrbadrenau on January 19, 2007, 20:31:13

Quote
And I would also be all for a Join the Dots tour - but I think they could skip Do The Hansa, New Day, Mr. Pink Eye, Stop Dead and the like...and Dredd Song. Especially Dredd Song.



This is a point of you, and this is... yours. But i can't agree when you imagine a Join The Dots Tour without Mr Pink Eyes & Stop Dead.



Well, as long as they wouldn't do Dredd Song.  :-D
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: yrbadrenau on January 20, 2007, 12:01:49
yes, not a song. a kind of mistake
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: Oneiros on January 20, 2007, 13:59:18
Well, I vote for 'Exploding boy' but quite close to 'Lament' and just after 'The big hand'. Some very good tracks !  :smth023
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: bluewater on January 20, 2007, 23:34:12

Lament & Scared as you
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: fansmith on January 22, 2007, 12:56:26
I voted for"The Exploding Boy". It could be an album's song.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: gioez on January 22, 2007, 17:22:33
I voted for "This Twilight Garden". But where are the b-sides of WMS???
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: psychophysio on January 22, 2007, 18:25:24
How about "Breathe"? That is my favourite B-side - lovely textures and mood to it. I thought "It Used To Be Me" was truckloads better than the single it arrived on as well.  Of that list my fave was Harold & Joe - someone had to vote for it....
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: Bloodflower on January 23, 2007, 02:22:00
It Used to be Me was the best (or maybe second or third best -- Bare and Want exist, after all) very probably the best song to come out of the WMS sessions. I love it. I'm going to go listen to it now.

All he needs is everyone I've ever been
And all she needs is everywhere I've ever seen
All they need
Anything I've touched
And all you need is everything I've ever loved
Everything I've heard
Everything I've learned
Everything I've tried
Everything I've held
Everything I've felt
Everything I've lost
Everything I've cried...

Until my hole head shrieks
With grinding my teeth
Desperate to find a single word I can keep
Any kind of truth
Any kind of hope
Oh, just any kind of word that doesn't make me choke....


PS. I love Ocean, Adonais, Home, Waiting, and A Pink Dream as well. The Cure's b-sides from 1985-2000 were just fantastic.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: tram71 on January 23, 2007, 05:05:05
I added It Used To Be Me to the poll....unfortunately, it won't let me add any more! :(
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: Lady on January 29, 2007, 16:35:49
I picked THIS TWILIGHT GARDEN, it's one of the most beautiful love songs by the cure!!!!!  :roll:

No-one will ever take your place
I am lost in you
No-one will ever take your place
So in love with you...



and then "the big hand", "a chain of flowers", "to the sky" and "fear of ghosts" :smth001


Dalila

Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: disintegration on February 02, 2007, 12:28:43
This twilight garden
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: Janko on February 02, 2007, 19:58:11
I woted for:

A Chain Of Flowers


MASSIVE SONG!


GREAT SITE TOO!  :D
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: japanesebaby on February 04, 2007, 12:09:57
Quote from: tram71 on January 18, 2007, 02:43:49
Quote from: Bloodflower on January 18, 2007, 01:31:32
Fear of Ghosts should have been on Disintegration in Lovesong's place (while Lovesong should have been a non-album single, maybe Lullaby should have been too), and 2 Late should have been a single.

And 2 Late is totally one of the great "lost" Cure singles.


(hehe i can imagine some people getting bored since i'm always going on about this song haha - whatever!  :-D)

i remember the bliss of flipping over my lovesong 12" single and hearing 2 late for the first time, i was breathless at it.
beats the crap out of lovesong hehe. :rocker

but i disagree that it should have been a single. i think it's much better when it's a hidden, secret gem like it is now. because i'm afraid it would have gotten mangled and destroyed by being overplayed on the radio and probably also lyrically misunderstood, taken as just one more of those "a bit more poppy cure tunes" - if it were released as a single.
besides, there's beauty in being "a lost single". it doesn't mean the song "failed".
people use to say "oh it should have been a single" meaning that a song got overlooked somehow. but why should it be a question of value? like an album track was always more "valuable" (as a piece of art) as a non-album track? i don't think so. what fits on the album/qualifies as a single is one thing, the artistic value of a song (in itself) is something else, not related.

(besides, if even lovesong and/or lullaby might seem to stick out of most of 'disintegration' a bit, i think 2 late would have completely impossible to fit in there - so it couldn't have ever worked as a single taken from the album. and as a non-album single? i think still no, due to the abovementioned reasons.
and i also think 'disintegration' would be much duller without lullaby & lovesong. there's also room for tracks that distract the listener a bit, take him/her a bit away from the "heart" for a while. not only room but also need for it, a need to draw away for a while. and in that way it makes the "heart" affect you more then, when you're realizing now you're "within the heart of it", in certain other songs...
i mean, you can't just keep on disintegrating continuously for 70+ minutes hehe ;))

m


ps. ok i know it's hard/impossible to make the poll lists complete, but a lot of things are missing, starting from 10.15?  :?
just one kiss, out of mind...
we should list them all for the poll to make perfect sense.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: [labyrinth] on February 12, 2007, 13:45:38
i love "The Big Hand"...i mean,to me that's their best b-side even though i love many of their b-sides but "The Big Hand" is definitely my favourite!
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: angel on March 12, 2007, 00:43:40
1  this morning
2  fear of ghosts
3  a few hours after this
4  it used to be me
5  play
6  scared as you
7  a chain of flowers
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: KingOfSomeIsland on March 12, 2007, 02:32:33
I used to like Fear of Ghosts but now i like A Chain of Flowers most. Sugar Girl, 2 Late, Signal to Noise, and To the Sky are great too.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: carycameron on March 12, 2007, 03:27:35
I voted for Play.  I just love the intro and  I think Robert's voice sounds great in this song
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: leipzigcure on March 12, 2007, 19:04:57
Wow!!!, good question!!! :D, well for me one of the best b sides that I alway´s have loved is: "Splintered In Her Head", is for me my b side favorite, the reason is because this song have a great dark sound so as the words made for this song, I like it!!!
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: smitha on March 14, 2007, 18:18:42
A Chain Of Flowers
Lament
The Big Hand
This Twilight Garden
The Exploding Boy
...
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: smitha on March 18, 2007, 22:22:02
A Pink Dream is a great theme and it's missing here  8)
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: pusher on March 19, 2007, 08:43:46
the big hand my favourite song.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: Altea on March 20, 2007, 10:49:57


I woted for:

A Chain Of Flowers

Great song!!!
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: japanesebaby on March 21, 2007, 23:51:04
neither is/was my #1 choice but i'm somehow delightedly surprised that at the moment the good ol' 'lament' is about to beat the all time favorite of everyone and their dog 'this twilight garden' - go lament go!  :lol:
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: smitha on March 21, 2007, 23:58:40
It's a bit hard to see Lament as a b-side. It's something hybrid between an A and a B side.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: fansmith on March 22, 2007, 08:30:23
i vote for "the exploding boy". excellent song for me!
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: cureterra on March 23, 2007, 00:41:52
*Lament
*2 late
*a chain of flowers
*fear of ghosts

these four songs are amaaaaaaaaaaaaaaazing!!!!!!!!!!! 100% Perfect!!!! :-D :-D :-D
:rocker :rocker :rocker :rocker
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: scatcat on December 08, 2007, 14:17:28
Quote from: smitha on March 21, 2007, 23:58:40
It's a bit hard to see Lament as a b-side. It's something hybrid between an A and a B side.



LAMENT for me... It is for me the sound of The Cure I LOVE !!   :smth022   dark, depressing and eerie guitar  :smth035  and wicked drums, like a heart beat... 
although I have to agree with marika about 10:15 and Just One Kiss missing from the list! Also.. Speak My Language!!  ;)
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: Cure Freak on December 11, 2007, 22:04:58
Breathe
Lament
Descent
Chain Of Flowers
This Twilight Garden
Fear Of Ghosts

...and many others
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: rubcure on December 12, 2007, 09:51:54
I voted for exploding boy; but now that i'm checking the answers I think that cure's fans share similar preferences on b-sides.
  :smth020  :smth023
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: tigermilk on February 06, 2008, 13:53:47
i really like
play,
a pink dream,
2 late,
out of mind (very underrated)
splintered in her head...

join the dots is such a great thing, i was overjoyed when i bought it and listened to it for months on end!
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: Steve on February 06, 2008, 14:23:11
I went for I'm Cold.
I do like most of the B-sides & in fact prefer them to the a sides.
Lament is a belter of a song & musn't forget 10.15 Saturday night.

But, I was a little disappointed not to see the b-side of the Hanging Garden 10" on the list, as for me, this is their best B-side ever.
A Forest & Killing An Arab live.  Can't beat that I'm afraid. :-D
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: tigermilk on February 07, 2008, 06:01:13
Quote from: Steve on February 06, 2008, 14:23:11
I went for I'm Cold.
I do like most of the B-sides & in fact prefer them to the a sides.
Lament is a belter of a song & musn't forget 10.15 Saturday night.

But, I was a little disappointed not to see the b-side of the Hanging Garden 10" on the list, as for me, this is their best B-side ever.
A Forest & Killing An Arab live.  Can't beat that I'm afraid. :-D


Yes, 10:15 would be the best! I didn't even think of that as being a B-Side, because I think of it as a single. Haha. It's just such a great song, it's timeless!!

Lament is great, even the flexipop version is nice.
Waiting is a great song too that I forgot about.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: robiola on February 07, 2008, 09:18:45
Lament for me, too. My favorite side of the Cure's sound.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: Poe on May 08, 2008, 21:24:07
Even though there are better b-sides that I like more, I keep returning to A Man Inside My Mouth and Waiting when I listen to Join The Dots. Quite "efficient" songs, in their own ways...
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 09, 2008, 00:06:54
Quote from: Bloodflower on January 23, 2007, 02:22:00
It Used to be Me was the best (or maybe second or third best -- Bare and Want exist, after all) very probably the best song to come out of the WMS sessions. I love it. I'm going to go listen to it now.

All he needs is everyone I've ever been
And all she needs is everywhere I've ever seen
All they need
Anything I've touched
And all you need is everything I've ever loved
Everything I've heard
Everything I've learned
Everything I've tried
Everything I've held
Everything I've felt
Everything I've lost
Everything I've cried...

Until my hole head shrieks
With grinding my teeth
Desperate to find a single word I can keep
Any kind of truth
Any kind of hope
Oh, just any kind of word that doesn't make me choke....





Hahahaha... I started to read these lyrics, and found myself singing it before I knew what I was doing... and loud to, as I'm home alone!!!! *chuckle*
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: ~*CherryRed*~ on May 09, 2008, 00:24:51
You make some good points japanesebaby. When I first started to listen to The Cure, I found it a real joy to 'discover' the b-side! And when I eventually got the cassette tape for Standing On A Beach, I loved LOVED every bloody b-side on the tapes b-side... LOL, does that make sense?? I voted for Harold and Joe, but there are others I would have liked to vote for!
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: revolt on May 21, 2008, 16:03:18
This poll list is incomplete, no? Where's "10:15"? And "Splintered in her Head"? And "Ocean"?

Of those mentioned, I choose "Lament". But there are several other wonderful songs on the list (Chain of Flowers, Fear of Ghosts, Twilight Garden...)
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side(s)
Post by: MeltingMan on April 04, 2014, 19:13:54
No question:THIS TWILIGHT GARDEN.So beautiful... :smth020

Splintered In Her Head,Just One Kiss,Happy The Man,
A Man Inside My Mouth,Adonais,This Morning,
NY Trip,All Kinds Of Stuff,The Exploding Boy,A Few Hours After This...
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: revolt_again on April 07, 2014, 11:14:05
Quote from: MeltingMan on April 04, 2014, 19:13:54
No question:THIS TWILIGHT GARDEN.So beautiful... :smth020


Ah, well, probably my favourite these days as well. But 'Join the Dots' has many great songs to choose from, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: WolfgangF on May 31, 2014, 21:58:57
Best cure B-side era for me is Kiss Me...all those b-sides were amazing! Chain of Flowers would be incredible to hear live.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: cheyler on June 02, 2014, 05:27:44
This Twilight Garden for me too, you can almost walk around inside the mix.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: Ulrich on September 18, 2014, 12:32:58
I've always thought there are so many good b-sides, especially "This Twilight Garden", "2 Late" "Chain of Flowers" and "The Exploding Boy", currently I've re-discovered "Snow In Summer"!
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: sadchild on October 22, 2014, 14:31:04
Quote from: tram71 on January 18, 2007, 01:01:17
So, er, yeah. Which one?

My favorite is 2 Late, closely followed by The Exploding Boy.


I went with "2 Late" also. Best shoegaze song evar!

Other favs:
Throw Your Foot
Exploding Boy
Fear Of Ghosts
Harold And Joe
This Twilight Garden
Play
Halo
Scared As You
The Big Hand
A Pink Dream

also love these non-LP songs (that aren't B-sides)
To The Sky
Spilt Milk
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: Drexl on October 27, 2014, 07:39:34
This Twilight Garden gets the slight edge over Snow in Summer and 2 Late for me. :)
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: Fabien G on December 10, 2014, 14:59:42
the fact that the list is narrowed avoids the possibility by essence to choose any other b-side not listed obviously... fortunatley my fave is 2 late.
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: Spock93 on February 14, 2018, 22:42:28
This Twilight Garden, A Chain of Flowers, Fear Of Ghosts, The Big Hand, Play, A Foolish Arrangement, Lament, Cloudberry, It Used To Be Me, Fake, This Morning, Demise, Innsbruck, Inwood, The Three Sisters
Title: Re: Favorite Cure B-Side
Post by: PearlThompsonsBloodflowers on February 16, 2018, 01:23:17
This Twilight Garden