Wednesday, July 23, 2008

The Cure - "1985 European Tour" CD

The Cure were once an excellent group. Past tense. Sorrowfully, that was nearly 20 years ago ('Disintegration', to me, was their last great work). I grew up with them, and certain records of theirs helped me through my trying teens. 'Three Imaginary Boys', 'Faith', 'Seventeen Seconds', 'Pornography', 'The Head On The Door'...all greats of dark, mopey, angsty rock. Laugh all you want, but I still have a soft spot for these.

I haven't been able to listen to much of their work since then, unfortunately. But if there's any doubts of the Cure's worthiness, here's a rare live show from their 1985 European Tour, originally released as a bootleg CD in Italy. The files are ID'd as 'At The BBC 1985', as it's been issued under different names by different bootleg companies, but it's the same show. Great sound quality, and some of the band's finest songs...

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