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QuoteWe've rounded up the hits, the misses, the glorious comebacks and even a few projects you've probably forgotten for our list of notable rock releases turning 25 years old in 2021.The Cure, 'Wild Mood Swings''Wild Mood Swings' arrived after a four year break for the Cure and is largely remembered for all the wrong reasons. The two releases which immediately preceded it - 1989's 'Disintegration' and 1992's 'Wish' - helped cement the band as one of the most influential, and commercially successful, groups of its era. Expectations for 'Wild Mood Swings' were high, but the LP proved disappointing. Maybe it was the absence of Porl Thompson and Boris Williams - two classic era contributors who departed prior to the recording of 'Wild Mood Swings.' Or perhaps it was the health issues faced by bassist Simon Gallup, who had to take a break from the band while recovering. Whatever the reason, the Cure appeared rudderless and unengaged on the LP, with only a few bright spots - such as "Mint Car" and "Strange Attraction" - providing any moments of energy.
Quote from: Ulrich on December 13, 2020, 10:40:52Whatever the reason, the Cure appeared rudderless and unengaged on the LP, with only a few bright spots - such as "Mint Car" and "Strange Attraction" - providing any moments of energy.
Quote from: SueC on December 14, 2020, 07:38:06Seems to me they were going for a mixture of vastly different stylesAlso - not every album has to be a "theme" album
Quote from: dsanchez on December 14, 2020, 12:16:19LOL. They don't even mention the highlight of that album which is, by far, Want
QuoteSteve Lyon - production, engineering, mixingPaul Corkett - mixingSpike Drake - mixingPaul Q. Kolderie - mixingTom Lord-Alge - mixingAlan Moulder - mixingTim Palmer - mixingMark Saunders - mixingAdrian Maxwell Sherwood - mixingSean Slade - mixing
Quote from: SueC on December 14, 2020, 15:53:25you are turning into an encyclopaedia!
Quote from: SueC on December 14, 2020, 15:53:25For my part, I don't like This Is A Lie lyrically and I reckon Mary should have put her spouse in the doghouse for it.
Quote from: SueC on December 14, 2020, 15:53:25Numb is a pretty good one, and very applicable.
Quote from: SueC on December 14, 2020, 15:53:25I reckon Mary should have put her spouse in the doghouse for it.
Quote from: undefinedIn "This Is a Lie", one of the most sombre songs on "Wild Mood Swings", you describe life as a lie. You sing that every love relationship is a lie, since by choosing one person, you deny everyone else in the world, without being able to know if you have made the right choice or not. That you only pretend, all the way until the end. Is this something that you feel very strongly or is this only a thought?It is something that I feel strongly since I don't think it can be any other way. It is like that. No one can be sure. But you can't walk around thinking about it either, you would become insane...
Quote from: Ulrich on December 14, 2020, 18:34:49"How each of us believesI've never really knownIn heaven unseen and hell unknownHow each of us dreams to understand anything at allHowever unsureHowever unwiseDay after day play out our livesHowever confusedPretending to know to the end"(Which reminds me of some religious people, who think they're "in the know" about anything and everything...)
Quote from: Matti on December 14, 2020, 20:06:59...actually had as its final line: 'Travel a long road in chains ." Charming. "Exactly," he laughs. "That was her word, charming (...)"