View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Head On The Door on Discogs. Label: Vap - • Series: British Front Line • Format: Vinyl LP, Album, Misprint • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: New Wave. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Head On The Door on Discogs. Label: Polydor - • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: France • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: New Wave, Synth-pop4/5(87). The Cure – The Head On The Door. Label: Fiction Records – 4, PolyGram – FI
Release Date: Tracklist. Album Rating: 4. This is a really nice album - check it out if you can. It's not as dark as 'Pornography', but it's really well Six Different Ways - The Cure - The Head On The Door (Vinyl. Tom93M - I do oh so much prefer their darker albums, but I know what you mean. Good job, Tom.
In Between Days and Close to me are the kind of songs LP accustomed with. I'd like to delve into some more obscure Cure one day. Must be pretty weird sat there watching someone perform a song you wrote years ago, but they did a good job, so i'm sure Robert Smith enjoyed it.
Have you checked out their gothic stuff from the early 80's - if not, then that would be a great place to delve further into their work. LP Engine Kid - Astronaut. Almost halfway now; really enjoying writing them. I've only listened to Seventeen Seconds in full and didn't like it at all.
That same year saw the release of the successful pop confection "Lovecats", but Smith's next release with the Cure, 's The Top did little to encourage the band's fans. The album was a disparate collage of murky, dirge-like ideas that failed to coalesce into a collection of strong songs. Using The Top as exhibit A, Album), it was easy to argue that the group's best music was behind it and that the Cure was on its way to being a small footnote in musical history.
The most striking thing about 's The Head on the Door though, is how big and accessible it sounds. This was not a murky album content to stare at the floor and be anybody's definition of "depressed music". Compared to the group's earlier releases, the sound was massive.
There is an echo to the drums and percussive strum of the acoustic guitar that, coupled with the soaring keyboards, makes the track's opening a visceral experience, a breathless example of a band coming into its own.
The fact that the Cure was a band again played a large role in the album's success. The Top had largely been a solo project with Smith writing the music and playing most of the parts himself. The Head on the Door was recorded as a full band effort and the presence of a band, particularly guitarist Porl Thompson, seemed to reenergize the concept of what the Cure could be. The Cure was a hungry musical animal, with twin guitar teeth it freely bared on tracks like "The Baby Screams" and "A Night Like This", that were prepared to devour the musical world, and with The Head on the Door they left the sound of clubs and theaters behind for the large sound of arena rock.
Virtually every song on The Head on the Door is poppy, but this accessibility did nothing to make them LP like any of their contemporaries. The radio readiness of the album's tracks seemed to crystallize it into a decisive musical work, but it was still wholly unique.
The hooks were bigger, but they were still the Cure. So, the ear could be seduced by the Spanish guitar of "Blood" and the tongue could sing along with the chant "I am paralyzed" but the song's catchiness doesn't change the fact that complete line is "I am paralyzed by the blood of Christ". The song's hook isn't in the vocal at all. The hook is in the guitar; the vocals lend an already great "chorus" accompaniment and punctuation. The album's two strongest songs might be its two most overtly pop compositions.
The song is so sugary sweet that it's almost difficult for a listener to decide exactly which part to hum along with. Read on below, and let's never misjudge their limits or take them for granted again. The most sensual song ever written about being eaten by a spider, "Lullaby" mixes tender guitars with spindly strings and lush synths for one of their greatest nocturnal pop fantasias. Despite its stage-whispered vocals and lack of a traditional chorus, "Lullaby" became their biggest hit in The Cure's home country, peaking at No.
In case you thought "In Between Days" wasn't enough of a blood-pumper, its B-side goes even harder with its acoustic strumming and stomping -- pity the poor wrists of guitarist Porl Thompson. While the rest of the singles on The Cure's U. Its fragile strings and shuffling drums give it a delicacy rare to singles of its period, and allow for unforgettable moments like Smith unexpectedly echoing his " Just rolling about on the floor!
About as phantasmal as early Cure got, all endless drum reverb and LP moaning synths and tensely plodding bass -- you can practically see the shadows being projected against the back-alley wall. A fascinating exception was "Lost," opener to their self-titled album, which let producer Ross Robinson Deftones, Slipknot tap into a discordant rawness that had largely eluded the band in their third decade. Another brilliant title-track closer, best remembered for its steadily quaking bass line, like a bell ringing for an impending doomsday.
It never got friskier or more colorful for The Cure than 's "The Love Cats," an absurdly theatrical prance through jazzy new wave. A jewel buried deep in the B-side of the underappreciated album it lends part of its name to. It's just one of the many examples in the Cure's discography of longtime group percussionist Boris Williams improbably stealing the show from his bandmates.
The song that effectively closed the book on The Cure as a contemporary commercial force, "The 13th" was a disastrous choice of lead single, debuting at No.
Every post-punk group worth its salt needed its own "Frankie Teardrop," an eerily understated one-act that ends in absolute horror. The finest of the band's early album closers, "Faith" sounds utterly defeated in its slow-rolling saunter, stretching out to seven minutes almost out of a lack of inertia. The Cure's dips into Eastern instrumentation weren't always the most graceful or successful, but the sitars or sitar-leaning keyboards, anyway on "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep" proved an invaluable texture in the song's rich psychedelic stew.
Often thought of as an attempt to keep pace with peers New Order and their culture-shifting synth-disco single "Blue Monday," the hammering bass and screeching synths of "The Walk" were not quite as geared for such mass consumption.
View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of The Head On The Door on Discogs. Label: Fiction Records - ME,Fiction Records - LP ME • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Germany • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: New Wave, Synth-pop/5(). Label: Elektra - 96 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave, Synth-pop The Cure - The Head On The Door (, Vinyl) | Discogs /5(95). Where are all the reviews for The Head On The Door? At the time I'm writing this, there are only six. This is definitely the most unheralded album in The Cure's collection. That's a shame, because this is a great, great album and a stellar representation of what The Cure was doing in the 80's/5().
Apr 23, · The Cure had been more than just a cult success by the time they released their sixth studio album The Head on the Door and that the Cure was on its way to "Six Different Ways.
View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the CD release of The Head On The Door on Discogs. Label: Elektra - 9 ,Fiction Records - • Format: CD Album, Repress • Country: US • Genre: Electronic, Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave, Synth-pop. While not entirely different, Head On The Door sort of, and sort of not, saw the Cure looking back at their gloomy overtures that so infused albums such as Seventeen Seconds, Pornography and the likes of Faith, though without the deeply indicative elements of bleakness, evolving paranoia, and that nearly overwhelming sense of dread that wrapped those outings in such intense darkness.
Apr 27, · The Head on the Door Full Album Live Version + B-Sides Tracklist ; 1)InBetween Days (live tv ) 2) Kyoto Song (live @ Royal Albert Hall ) 3) The Blood.
Six Different Ways (Remastered) Listen Now $ 5. Push (Remastered) Push (Remastered) Listen Now $ 6. The cure the head on the door a class vinyl album by the cure its got the hit single close to me i got this album to go with my other cure vinyl albums plus what i've got on cd/5(). The Cure's follow-up to The Top finds the band in a transitional period. For the second album in a row (third if you count Japanese Whispers), Robert Smith finds the band with a new lineup (but not completely new - Simon Gallup rejoins the band, Porl Thompson is made into a permanent member, with the sole new guy being drummer Boris Thompson)/5().
Label: Elektra - 96 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album • Country: Canada • Genre: Rock • Style: Alternative Rock, New Wave, Synth-pop The Cure - The Head On The Door (, Vinyl) | Discogs /5(95).
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