I can’t thank Craig Eyler enough for this excellent series of articles charting The Cure’s groundbreaking first decade.
If you didn’t catch the (excellent) first part of this series – Strange Days: part one 1977-1979 – I thoroughly recommend you read that first.
Site back and enjoy the Cure’s journey through Seventeen Seconds and Faith.
The second chapter finds our (cult) heroes trying to re-group following the departure of one of the members of what was really the first stable line-up of The Cure. How important was Michael Dempsey in the creation of the material and to the stability of the group?
Blixa’s post-Bad Seeds career continues on its strange, strange journey.
Midway through this concert, part of the second Recon festival of experimental music staged at venues in Leeds and Bradford, singer Blixa Bargeld reaches into the pocket of his black suit.“I need to turn this off,” he says, frowning at his mobile phone. “It just makes this click clack sound to remind me that I have to take my medication.
Radio 6 are remembering John Peel on the tenth anniversary of his death
They are broadcasting the highlights form three of his shows – from 1968, 1978 and 1981.
The 1981 show features a Killing Joke session.
Justin Broadrick’s (Godflesh) favourite LP’s features the mighty ‘Fire Dances’ by Killing Joke.
Another Nick Cave ‘top ten LPs’ article. Murder Ballads at #3 – really? Lyre/Abattoir at #2 – REALLY? And Cave’s finest moment at a lowly #5.
Here’s an excerpt from an Interview with David J about his reportedly excellent new book – “Who Killed Mr. Moonlight? Bauhaus, Black Magick and Benediction” (currently waiting patiently on the bookshelf at G&A Towers, along with the Nick cave photo-book, ‘Some Wear Leather…’ photo-book, and ‘So This is Permanence’ Ian Curtis’s notebooks).