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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:24 PM

Enjoyong The Cure but the bass player needs to get a lighter bass, he's bent over like paper lip

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:35 PM

Watching it too. I was a huge fan of The Cure in my teen years. I don't recall Elizabeth Taylor singing lead vocals with them though.....

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:36 PM

Yeah, great music. Robert looks fine from a distance? I must say though, that they sound absolutely spot on.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:45 PM

Eee's let imself go a bit!

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 08:50 PM

Got chorus pedal gas now

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:29 PM

Sounded great but they must get the award for ugliest stringed instruments.

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Posted 24 August 2012 - 09:40 PM

You're right IMO. They played a wide range of different brand in the past, from 7ender to Gibson, Mosrite, Gretsch, National and on...but they finally decided to play these fu...ng awful and hidious Schecter...that's there choice.. :huh:

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 09:19 AM

Caught them by chance at Glasto in 1990 (I think). Completely blew me away.

Surprisingly, I don't have a single Cure album in my collection.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:03 AM

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guitard has just picked up one of those Robert smith schecters. Sounds quite good, looks quite ugly. Not a patch on his tele's though.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:19 AM

I caught them and thought they sounded great. Time has not been kind to them (I know the feeling!) but I thought they were better than when I saw them milions of years ago - think it was Newcastle City Hall, some time in the 80's......

Didn't recognise the Schecter - thought it looked OK!

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:27 AM

I thought they sounded fantastic. Time to get the effects pedals out!
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 10:30 AM

Slightly off topic, but I was Googling about Reeves Gabrels' Reverend guitars he was using last night with The Cure (darn sight better than those Parkers he used to use IMHO) and came across this. Literally :gas:

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 06:26 PM

I'm watching it on the IPlayer now. I think they sound ace, and I'm loving the funky guitars, they look great.

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:24 PM

just watched some of the show on iplayer and the same thing stuck me as when i saw them on telly a year or too ago..

speed. up. the. songs.

everything is played slightly too slow....c'mon chaps, get lively (well, as lively as the cure should be !)

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 07:34 PM

I thought they were pretty good - although Rob Smith nowadays looks like some sort of scary auntie who's wandered on-stage from a WI meeting...

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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:02 PM

Not my bag at all. Thought drummer was good but rest were dull dull dull.
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Posted 25 August 2012 - 08:43 PM

I'd forgotten what a great guitarist Reeves Gabrels is, absolutely brilliant! By the way, absolutely agree with the comment about Bob looking like a scary Auntie - I have one just like that :blink:!

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 08:24 AM

I 'found' the cure as an early teen when you think you are deeper than you really are and spend your time relating to songs like 'from the edge of the deep green sea'!!! obviously i learnt quickly to just enjoy music for being music but i have always held a special place in my heart for the cure and watched them live throughout the 90s..i stopped at growing my own ragdoll edward scissor hand barnet though.
Just recently id revisited all my cure albums as wanted to replicate simon gallups faith period bass sound. Ended up uploading my fav 167 tracks onto my iphone and that includes the amazing lives albums concert and show....i also sat down and watched cure in orange and show a couple of weeks ago....and that emphasised what only a few are whispering, this wasnt a great cure performance.
They really do lack energy/character and dont sound any grander than when they toured as a four piece. The current line up is really lacklustre and though professional, reeve is just replicating perry bamontes guitar parts and perrys playing style and riff approaches were key to a cure sound that also imcluded the fender vi robert smith used to play. Reeve just doesnt sit right as a cure member.....plus seems to emphasise the cures age.
Simon gallup on bass was good as always but his current look and stance made him look like he had been 'created' by tim burton.
And some else said it was all just a bit dull....probably saved by such a strong back catalogue
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:09 AM

Came across lovecats last week in my lesson with Mr Ace so I watched them at Reading..... On tv :-)
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 10:11 AM

View PostRaggy, on 25 August 2012 - 10:03 AM, said:

Thoroughly enjoyed it. Our guitard has just picked up one of those Robert smith schecters. Sounds quite good, looks quite ugly. Not a patch on his tele's though.

Shhhhh don't say that, he used it last night and was proud as anything of it.
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 02:52 PM

View PostMod_Machine, on 26 August 2012 - 08:24 AM, said:

Reeve just doesnt sit right as a cure member.....plus seems to emphasise the cures age.

Probably couldn't bring himself to dress up like a 17 year old goth. Good for him! :lol:
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:14 PM

View PostBluRay, on 26 August 2012 - 02:52 PM, said:

Probably couldn't bring himself to dress up like a 17 year old goth. Good for him! :lol:

If you are playing in a band with a particular "image" you should make an effort to fit in though, or give the gig to someone who will.

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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:25 PM

I think he more than made up for it with his playing.
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:26 PM

Been playing with a chorus pedal all day thanks to seeing them on the iPlayer...
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Posted 26 August 2012 - 03:42 PM

According to Smith's recent interview, Reeves is the only one who can play and replicate Porl Thompson's guitar part ( former and long guitar Cure player, before Bamonte replaced ( with a diiferent sound, technique and inspiration ) him in 93 ).
Plus, Reeves recorded the song Wrong Number with Smith under the name The Cure in the 2000's...They met each other during Bowie's 50 anniversary gig in NY...

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Posted 28 August 2012 - 11:13 PM

View PostBigRedX, on 26 August 2012 - 03:14 PM, said:

If you are playing in a band with a particular "image" you should make an effort to fit in though, or give the gig to someone who will.
Reminds me of the late 70's / early 80's when Midge Ure was brought in by Thin Lizzy to replace Gary Moore on guitar:


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