So this dropped through my letterbox today. The curiously titled “The Cure [IN GREAT BIG LETTERS] and the story of the alternative 80s.” [in apologetically small, non-descript, genre avoiding letters].
It’s a potted history of Goth (the Cure don’t even really get any extra coverage), with new interviews and good, in-depth articles. This is definitely not as gritty as Mick Mercer’s excellent Gothic Rock (still available through LuLu, and highly recommended), but it seems like a pretty good intro. It does have a lot of really nice photos, many I haven’t seen before.
In the image gallery below there are the content pagesand the cover of the free 15 track CD and you can preview 10 pages of it online here.
- Flesh for Lulu – Baby Hurricane
- Salvation – All and More
- Red Lorry Yellow Lorry – Beating My Head
- The Meteors – Don’t Touch the Bang Bang Fruit
- Skeletal Family – So Sure
- Andi Sex Gang – Ida Ho
- Zero le Creche – Falling
- The Mission – Wasteland (live at the Shepherds Bush Empire)
- The Danse Society – Somewhere
- Alien Sex Fiend – I Walk the Line
- 1919 – Caged
- The Chameleons – As High As You Can
- Inca Babies – the Judge
- Ausgang – Weight
- Demented are Go – Call of the Wired (live)
Here’s the official blurb:
From the makers of Metal Hammer and Classic Rock…. The Cure and the story of the alternative 80s
This brand new one-off magazine includes exclusive new interviews with: Sisters Of Mercy, Peter Murphy of Bauhaus, The Mission, Love and Rockets, Killing Joke and Fields Of The Nephilim.
Features on The Cure, The Cult, Siouxsie and the Banshees and the Damned and an article on the The new/metal Goth – including Manson, Him, Cradle Of Filth, Nightwish, Wednesday 13, White Zombie, Tiamat, Type O Negative.
PLUS reviews on the songs and albums that defined the era and the sound.