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The Cure inducted to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Started by dsanchez, December 17, 2018, 11:10:34

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dsanchez

Quote from: josmagerotte on December 18, 2018, 17:43:53I'm desesperatly trying to find why some members of the band are not mentionned on the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame web site.


Someone opened a petition on change.org in an attempt to persuade organizers to change this. Anyone reading this please go there and sign

https://www.change.org/p/rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-andy-matthieu-and-phil-should-be-in-the-rock-and-roll-hall-of-fame-with-the-cure
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MeltingMan

Quote from: dsanchez on February 23, 2019, 11:33:30
Anyone reading this please go there and sign


I signed the petition yesterday. Sadly that Andy is no longer with us. RIP 😔
Notre esprit ne supporte pas un degré trop
élevé de précision, et nous avons plus de joie
dans l'indéfini: de là, la puissance de l'amour et
de musique; de là, les mystagogies hallucinantes.

Comment on devient artiste, esthétique. p. 185

dsanchez

Mark your calendars:
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word_on_a_wing

http://p4k.in/iK6u4QG

Trent Reznor will do the honours
...looking forward to watching footage of this :)

dsanchez

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on March 13, 2019, 13:20:11
...looking forward to watching footage of this :)


It will be aired in HBO:

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dsanchez

There will be an "Official Red Carpet Live Stream" tomorrow. Stay tuned!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubVjUsV61ik
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cheyler

Quote from: word_on_a_wing on March 13, 2019, 13:20:11
http://p4k.in/iK6u4QG

Trent Reznor will do the honours
...looking forward to watching footage of this :)


Perry, Porl (Pearl) and BORIS (!) have flown in for the ceremony, and the performing line-up will be Reeves, Roger, Jason, Simon and Robert.  Roger is saying that it will most likely be the current five members performing, with no additional former members.  That could change, but wouldn't bet on it.
'And the........festivities?'
(Valentine Dyall in 'City Of The Dead')

'Beware of those in whom the desire to punish is strong.'
(F. Nietzsche)

'...my own work, I am risking my life for it and my reason has half foundered because of it...'
(Vincent VanGogh)

Ulrich

Quote from: dsanchez on March 29, 2019, 00:18:56
There will be an "Official Red Carpet Live Stream" tomorrow. Stay tuned!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubVjUsV61ik


It's been streamed; now you can watch some ex-members gather at about 34minutes in.
Pearl is on at 1.03! Robert & Co. from 1.12 onwards!
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dsanchez

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dsanchez

Trent Reznor's full speech:

QuoteGood evening. I'm Trent Reznor. Tonight we are here to give praise and respect to one of the most instantaneously recognizable and sonically unique rock bands of the 20th century. Tonight, the Cure enter the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

I grew up in a small town--small town USA, Mercer, Pennsylvania to be precise, where there was nothing to look at but cornfields. It was a primitive time, long before the miracle of the internet arrived to devalue our wonderful art form. Even pre-MTV, with nothing to listen to on the radio and nothing to do but dream and escape.

When I left home, it was time for the big city--in my case the big city of Cleveland. And everything changed. It was the mid-'80s, and just being able to tune into college radio made my head explode with limitless possibilities. This was my baptism into the world of alternative and underground music--the sounds that informed what Nine Inch Nails would eventually become.

One of the most important aspects of being swept away by this tidal wave of music was getting to hear the Cure for the first time. Immediately, this band struck a deep chord in me. The first album I heard was Head on the Door, and I hadn't heard anything like it before. And a lot of darkness I felt in my head was coming back at me through the speakers and it blew my mind. It was like this music was written just for me. Now I've struggled my whole life feeling like I don't fit or belong anywhere, kind of like right now. Hearing this, I suddenly felt connected and no longer quite so alone in the world. That's one of the things I find so unique and special about the power of music.

It wasn't just the sound or the words or the presentation--all of it was anchored by the most exquisite of instruments--Robert Smith's voice. That voice, capable of such a range of emotion from an expression for rage, sorrow, and despair to beauty, frailty, and joy. It might sound naive but until I heard The Head on the Door, I just didn't realize it was possible to write about such difficult and profound ideas, but do it in the context of successful songs that might even get played on the radio, challenging norms from the inside.

Anyway, I listened to that record nonstop until I wore the grooves off the vinyl and then I worked my way backwards. It was a rich and important back catalog waiting for me.

The group that would become the Cure formed in 1976 in the suburban English backwater of Crawley, a small town that all the members also dreamt of escaping from. They were four imaginary boys: Robert Smith, Lol Tolhurst, Michael Dempsey, and Pearl Thompson, who were energized both by the explosion of punk that was happening miles up the road in London and by the heavy psychedelic rock from America which they'd grown up loving.

After a few lineup changes and the creation of some timeless post-punk and new wave, the band entered 1980 as one of the groups who would come to define the music, the attitude, the look of the decade to come. Singer, guitarist, and songwriter Robert Smith, bassist Simon Gallup, and drummer Lol Tolhurst presided over a trio of classic albums--Seventeen Seconds, Faith, and Pornography--that would help to become what would be known as gothic or alternative rock.

Just as everyone else was getting ready to jump on the new sound that the Cure helped usher into the world, they were already moving to new pastures. Robert Smith was keen to show the world he could do so much more than monochromatic. He recorded a series of songs that became huge hits across the globe and are rightly still seen as classics today. The 13 albums they recorded over their 40-year career stand as a testament to their undiminished power and artistic imagination.

Despite making challenging music that deals with the biggest themes, their impact has been gigantic. They've sold the best part of who gives a shit how many million records and been an essential touchstone in the genres of post-punk, new wave, goth, alternative, shoegaze and post-rock. They've been in and out of fashion so many times in the last four decades that they ended up transcending fashion itself. Though they might be a hip name to drop in 2019, this wasn't always the case. Their dedication to pushing sonic and artistic boundaries while making music for the ages wasn't always rewarded with glowing reviews in the press. But they never failed to attract a passionate, intelligent and loyal fanbase who always knew the truth: The Cure are one of the most unique, most brilliant, most heartbreakingly excellent rock bands the world has ever known.

Quite understandably, most musicians tend to differ from their carefully cultivated personas to one degree or another. As far as I can tell, Robert Smith is that rarest of things--a 100 percent authentically Robert Smith kind of person who lives a 100 percent authentically Robert Smith kind of life. He used that to create a completely self-contained world. It's a sound, it's a look, it's a vibe, it's an aesthetic that the fans get to visit and immerse themselves in whenever they like. It's a custom world for anyone who has ever dreamed of escape.

I should make a full disclosure at this point. I think it's only right for me to admit that I've been, let's say, ambivalent about the existence of certain award ceremonies. I've perhaps been in the habit of questioning their motivations with a certain degree of cynicism. In fact, I remember distinctly saying to myself, among other things, how can I even take this awards ceremony seriously if they'll open their doors to X, Y and Z and not acknowledge the Cure? Not so long ago I get a phone call I wasn't expecting, and, well, here we are. Let's just say I've never been as happy to eat my words as I was tonight.


Robert's inductions speech:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xOIG-dcS2EY

QuoteI'd like to thank everyone at the Rock Hall... everyone that voted for us. It's a surprise. It's a very nice surprise to be inducted into the Rock Hall. And I'd like to congratulate everyone else that was indcuted tonight as well. As Trent said, it's 40 years since our first album came out--doesn't seem like it though. And in that time, there's obviously been a lot of people who played a part in the Cure story, for better or worse. I'm not gonna stand and read of a lot of names... I shouldn't say too much really, it is quite tedious. I'm no good with stories and I'm a very bad communicator. But I would like to thank everyone that's been in the band: Boris Williams, Pearl Thompson, Laurence Tolhurst, Michael Dempsey, Perry Bamonte, Matthieu Hartley, Phil Thornalley, and the much-missed Andy Anderson. And everyone that's in the band: Jason Cooper, Reeves Gabrels, Roger O'Donnell, and of course, Simon Gallup, who's been with me every step of the way.

I was thinking as I was walking up, if I start naming people I'll just go on and on. But there is one person when we very first started, when we were a teenage trio in 1978 playing in the south of England, this small bloke came along, and we weren't really sure who he was. And he saw something in us that most people didn't and that's Chris Parry, proving that he did get something right, after all. And finally, I'd like to thank all the fans, because, everyone that's bought records--I mean, obviously that's going to get a cheer! Everyone that's bought the record, or listened to the music, been to a show, just enjoyed what we do, it's been a fantastic thing, it really has. Thanks. We love you too, that's the point

Where's my "wrap it up!"? I need my wrap it up sign! Anyway, I'd rather use that allocated time to play some music... thank you very much!
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dsanchez

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Love Bob's sense of humor :P
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Ulrich

Can't you see I try? Swimming the same deep water as you is hard...