Friday, 12 December 2008

The Cure.

Oh it's opening time
Down on fascination street
So let's cut the conversation
And get out for a bit
Because I feel it all fading and paling
And I'm begging
To drag you down with me
To kick the last nail in
Yeah, I like you in that
Like I like you to scream
But if you open your mouth
Then I can't be responsible
For quite what goes in
Or to care what comes out
So just pull on your hair
Just pull on your pout
And let's move to the beat
Like we know that it's over
If you slip going under
Slip over my shoulder
So just pull on your face
Just pull on your feet
And let's hit opening time
Down on fascination street
So pull on your hair
Pull on your pout
Cut the conversation
Just open your mouth
Pull on your face
Pull on your feet
And let's hit opening time
Down on fascination street.
~ Fascination Street.

The granddaddy of all things Goth in the music industry, Robert Smith and his ever changing lineup in The Cure, was another seminal band which I listened to, also briefly, from mid 80s to 90s. He may looked scary now, bloated with eyeliner and paint job but Robert Smith also transcended the music realm and inspired Neil Gaiman to base The Sandman after his look. And The Cure early works were one of the most non-mainstream band which I listened to during the 80s. I really like "Boys Don't Cry". Then they dropped their magnum opus, "Disintegration" back in 1989. No fillers there. Lusciously filled with walls of sounds, that's the album all fans should have. Dark, depressive and melancholy, it's so good that I even avoid listening to it when feeling the blues. And who could forget their one and only legit mainstream hit "Friday I'm In Love"?

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