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Offline BiscuityBoyle

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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #120 on: January 25, 2016, 12:56:44 »
In 2002, aged 18, I was flicking through channels very late at night, about to go to bed, when the song playing on VH1 really caught my ear. The video showed a bunch of guys standing in the snow and I remember that while the song was not extremely catchy (I was more into pop back then, from A-HA to Saint Etienne) it struck me as being seriously good. I remember how long it was as I was waiting for it to end so I could learn what it was.

The next day I went to my favourite record shop and asked the guy who worked there - and older friend and a total musical guru - about Pictures of You by The Cure (he had mentioned them to me in the past as "one of the great alternative bands of the 80s"). He said "yeah, but it's the heavier stuff, maybe you want to listen to The Head on The Door first"? I went for Disintegration and became a massive fan!     

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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #121 on: May 28, 2016, 14:07:47 »
I first remembering hearing "10:15 saturday night" in the 90's, cause my brother owned the album "three imaginary boys", i listened alot to that song , he recorded the song on tape for me so i could listen as much as i wanted to. :smth020... a couple of months later i was watching MTV Greatest hits and saw "lullaby" and fell in love with that song but at that time you couldnt download music,I couldnt afford to buy an album. Sometime later my friend started listening  to cure and she borrowed cure album from her older brother and thats when i realised what great band it was.. my first cure cd was "Galore" bought it on a school trip to Gothenburg.
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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #122 on: June 06, 2016, 06:05:47 »
Fascination street video on mtv. Was a Mexican-American middle school jock living in south Texas. Had no interest in wimpy European music. Ha. I liked MC Hammer. But, there was something strong about that song. Made stuff like Duran Duran and Thompson Twins look like joke bands. Then lovesong. Then lullaby. I was intrigued. But, then a bunch of supremely unlikable kids started to bandwagon them and DM. Disintegration and 101 t-shirts were everywhere. Some kids wore those shirts who didn't even like the music! I liked it, and was ready for something new, but then I discovered Neworder. Substance was out, and ceremony was a little closer to my idea of rock music. After the t-shirts went away, I kind of backed into the cure and Depeche mode again. U2 and INXS also caught my attention. The cure was just one of the bands I liked. Then I moved near Detroit where they had an actual alternative radio station broadcast from Windsor, Ontario, Canada. Got into the Jesus and Mary chain. Lemonheads. Siouxsie. Psych furs. wish came out. Achtung baby came out. I considered those albums equal for awhile. But, u2's stuff faded for me. It remained pretty good, but the cure's album had layers and layers of increasing excellence. My favorite song was high, then letter to Elise, then trust, from the edge of the deep green sea, then open. I didn't even notice to wish impossible things back then, but it's prob my favorite nowadays. I've never found music that could do that. Songs that could suddenly burst to life after years of familiarity. I've never really considered another band the cure's equal since then. Closest thing I could name would prob be led zeppelin, but they don't fit my aesthetic the same way. Sorry for rambling. I just don't really have anyone to share this sort of thing with:0)

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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #123 on: June 06, 2016, 11:40:29 »
In late 2013, when I was watching TV and suddenly hit a music channel where Cure "Just Like Heaven" was played.

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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #124 on: June 06, 2016, 17:01:14 »
Sorry for rambling. I just don't really have anyone to share this sort of thing with:0)

Hey, no probs, that's what the forum and this topic are there for!
Thanks @all for sharing the "first time" stories!  :smth023
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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #125 on: June 06, 2016, 17:29:41 »
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Re: your first time... with The Cure?
« Reply #126 on: June 15, 2016, 17:53:53 »
My brother made me a mixtape of new wavey/post-punk type stuff in the '80s that had "Close to Me" on it. That was a good tape, as I recall.

 

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