Tuesday, April 3, 2012

C is for The Cure


“Remember you standing quiet in the rain

As I ran to your heart to be near

And we kissed as the sky fell in, holding you close

How I always fell close to your fear”

- Pictures of You


C was a tough one. I had many worthy choices: Culture Club, The Clash, The Cars, The Cure. In the end, I chose The Cure (obviously from my title) because they had the most songs I loved and I wore their t-shirt in high school. (I was going to download a picture, but I forgot to find the picture in time. Bummer.)


A Forest is still one my favorite songs. It gets a pretty decent rotation on my iPod:

A different look for Robert Smith.


I heard he wrote this song for his wife for their wedding day. Awwww.

This is the Robert Smith we know and love.


He even saved South Park one episode:


I listened to The Cure all the time in high school. Some other excellent songs:

Boys Don’t Cry

In Between Days

Close to Me

Pictures of You


Perfect lyrics about breakups and not being with the one you want, when you want. Although I’m sure he was singing about missing his girlfriend while on tour, I imagined those songs were about unrequited love. Let’s face it, that’s how I spent most of high school—crushing on some guy who barely knew I existed.

And Robert Smith is still making great music. He’s got a trippy song on the recent Alice in Wonderland soundtrack. And he sang on Crystal Castle's excellent recent song “Not in Love”:


Robert Smith and The Cure: loved them then—love them now.


57 comments:

  1. Loved that episode of South Park! Although we don't share the same taste in music (TheCure is before my time), I can appreciate the meaningful lyrics.

    J.C. Martin
    A to Z Blogger

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  2. Brings back memories. I wonder if those styles will ever resurface. Lol

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  3. Hi, I am afraid he (or the group) is after my time, but I do appreciate music of many kinds. He sounds interesting. Now, if you were talkin' country music, that would be my dish. :)
    Thanks for the post.
    Ruby

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  4. I'm with Grammy, country music lover :)
    Interesting characters though.
    Wagging Tales

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  5. I remember my friend trying to get her hair to be as backcombed as Robert Smith's! I just tried to match the lipstick! Yay! Take care
    x

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  6. Oh I wish I'd thought of the alphabet in bands! Such a great idea! The Cure always gives me such great 80's flashbacks. :)

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  7. Oh the Cure. The breakups. The angsty late night listening. I am loving your theme Theresa!

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  8. Love your taste in music, Theresa! :) Oh yes, Boys don't cry *cough -- bollocks* Loved that song. One of my faves.

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  9. I love A Forest. Did you ever hear the dance remake by Blank & Jones? Robert Smith did the vocals on that one too.

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  10. Nice lyrics. I listened to them a bit in high school, but probably not as much as I should have. :D

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  11. The Cure - OK. You had me at'south Park'. do you know that's a real place? I used to live there. Really!

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  12. The Cure was one of my favorite bands in high school and college but I haven't listened to them in forever. Thanks for the reminder! And I loved seeing Robert Smith's different look!

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  13. I do love The Cure. Saw them in concert once in the 80's. Didn't do much but stand there and sing but it was enough. :)

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  14. Those lyrics are amazing. They say a lot. The Cars were a fav of mine. Their music always made me feel good and I could sing all of their songs in the shower. :-)

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  15. My wife is a huge Cure fan. I like them too. Juts not as much as she does.

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  16. You're way out of anything I'm familiar with, but I'm hoping to visit all the blogs on the A-Z Challenge in April.

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  17. Had to pause the MGMT I was streaming to listen to 'Lovesong.'

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  18. I never got into the Cure all that much but I have friends that love them.

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  19. I'm not really familiar with The Cure, though I've heard good things about them. I do know A-Ha and the B-52's, but I was out of town and couldn't get to those posts in time. :( But this was an interesting post regardless! I'm looking forward to reading more.

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  20. I loved The Cure when I was in college. Saw them in concert and everything.

    mood
    Moody Writing
    @mooderino
    The Funnily Enough

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  21. Hi, Theresa, I tagged you in today's post with the Lucky 7 Meme. Hope you have time to check it out.

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  22. love the bands from you had to choose and love your final result!

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  23. The Clash, Shall I Stay or Shall I Go, comes to mind but I may well be wrong :)

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  24. The Cure has such a cool,unique sound!

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  25. I most remember 'Culture Club' :)

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  26. I never really got into The Cure, not sure why, they just didn't register with me. I looks like I missed out on some great stuff!

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  27. I listened to The Cure back in the day. One of my favorite songs from the group is Friday I'm in Love.

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  28. I'm with you! I LOL'ed at the part where you spent high school crushing on guys who didn't know you existed. Me too, girlfriend. ME TOO.

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  29. I love The Cure! I had my The Cure calendar, with all its angsty Robert Smith pictures, hanging up in my room long after the year had passed. Their songs still bring me back to a great time in my childhood!

    ~Lynn

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    1. Acommonsea, I think we have something in common!

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  30. I haven't heard these songs in ages! Thanks for sharing. What a flash back!

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  31. I went to high school with a boy named Robert Smith. Every time he put his name on a sign up sheet (like when we signed up for room assignments for our band trips), someone would write "The Cure" next to his name. It annoyed him so. Last I heard, he started going by his middle name.

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  32. Out of your potential list for C I would have chosen the cure too. Lovecats !

    RJRdaydreamer

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  33. Oh no. Did I miss your B post or A and B? Will scroll down later. I love Cure too! :)

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  34. Yes, I liked The Cure, too. I have two of their CDs on my almost-obsolete CD case right now. Certain songs take me back to particular moments. Great choice!

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  35. Did not know about the Crystal Castles song (I'm becoming quite out of the loop on new music the more I invest my time in reading and blogging about books).

    My personal favorite Cure song is "Just Like Heaven." Wish fulfillment attained when I saw them in concert about 8 years ago.

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  36. I never listened to The Cure. Great post though.

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  37. I don't know this group very well - but I know they're very popular :)

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  38. Love, love, love The Cure! Pictures of You, Lovesong, Why Can't I Be You?, Just Like Heaven, etc all still get played regularly on my Ipod. One of the few bands I still love as much now as I did when I was in college.

    I love your A-Z theme!

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  39. Wonderful theme. I remember The Cure was one of Princess Diana's favourite bands.

    Denise

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  40. Brilliant choice, Theresa, I love The Cure! Did you see Neil Gaiman's recent tumblr post featuring a comic poking fun at his and Robert Smith's hair? :-)

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  41. Good choices but I hadn't yet heard of The Cure! So thanks for the introduction!

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  42. I'm really, really, REALLY enjoying these blasts from the past! Thanks for the memories. :)

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  43. I loved the Cars and Culture Club...such good music...and the memories that go with them. :)

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  44. You're right - many excellent choices for letter C. i would have chosen the cure as well :-)

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  45. I think "Hot Hot Hot" is my fave Cure song, though "Lovecats" and "The Forest" are close seconds.

    Back in HS, I failed miserably in my attempt to style my hair like Robert Smith's, but not for lack of Stiff Stuff hairspray (which they apparently stopped, then restarted, making?).

    Some Dark Romantic

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  46. Ah yes, that unrequited high school love. I SO know how that goes. And the Cure was just the group to listen to as I pined over those boys who I was too shy to even look at when I walked by them in the hall, LOL.

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  47. "Love Cats" - Another blast from the past. Great choice, Theresa!

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  48. It takes a long time to change the way people think about things and then even longer to change behavior. Guess the lyrics to this song from the 80's show that. There's hope, right? I mean in the 80's a show like Glee could never have been produced.

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  49. I love The Cure so much. I've passed that down to my daughter. One of her favourite possessions is my old Cure T-shirt, that she wears with a man's black shirt open over the top - just the way that I did :-)

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  50. I'll always be a Duranie, but my favorite song of all time is Just Like Heaven! I totally fell in love with Robert Smith then! But From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea is a close second!

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  51. I love the Cure. Pictures of You is one of my favorite songs. Love, love, love!

    Lisa
    http://livethemoment09.blogspot.com

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  52. I'm not a South Park fan, but the line "Disintegration is the best album ever," might be the best line I've ever heard.

    I wonder how many goth weddings have featured Robert Smith's own wedding song?

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