The Cure’s all set to suck for charity

Posted August 11th, 2008 by Eric Greenwood · 2 Comments

I’d practically promised myself I wouldn’t comment on The Cure anymore, since things have sunk so low that it’s just beyond embarrassing for my one-time favorite band. But it’s difficult to ignore news of new jaw-dropping lows in the career of perennial clown, Robert Smith. Allowing members of Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, and 30 Seconds to Mars to remix your new material is a sad, transparent business ploy. Even the do-gooderness of it all can’t cover up the stink. Does Smith really want to be reminded that A. he’s partly responsible for these shitty bands’ existences in the first place, and B. that his career has dipped to the point where he’s using watered down versions of his own schtick to prop himself up? 

The originals I’ve heard thus far from The Cure’s forthcoming, sure-to-be-dogshit double LP are bad enough. The last thing they need is a gaggle of poser jack-fucks from date-rape bands slathering their special brand of suck all over them. Robert Smith needs to be horse-whipped. Does he honestly think a new generation of fat girls with bad fashion sense will suddenly fall under his spell? Jesus. STOP NOW.

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  • 1 D // Aug 14, 2008 at 3:36 am

    “Does he honestly think a new generation of fat girls with bad fashion sense will suddenly fall under his spell?”

    It’s happening already.

    On other notes, boo hoo. Yeah, new Cure doesn’t touch old Cure (except for every teeny once in a while), but getting dogshit bands to cover you is a tried-and-true way to 1. make you look awesome because the crap bands never do a good job, even to their own fans (Orgy’s “Blue Monday” cover not withstanding) and 2. when they DO do a version that takes with their fans, all the fans of the original band swoop in and go “that’s shit, listen to this” and the kids discover music that doesn’t suck. In fact… that’s the main way kids discover music that doesn’t suck… hearing the shit bands they like cover good songs by good bands and later discovering the original is much better. I know Evergreen Terrace doing “Enjoy the Silence” and Jack Off Jill doing “Love Song” when I was in high school wasn’t a total loss for me…

  • 2 Eric Greenwood // Aug 14, 2008 at 7:33 am

    “that’s the main way kids discover music that doesn’t suck” hahaha. i don’t know if i’m on board with your premise here. the main way? really? kids are lazy as shit. they don’t even bother finding out who sang the original of anything. like that dipshit who was busking outside NBT singing the outfield’s “your love” and he thought he was covering some emo band… i think your example is the exception rather than the rule.