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Thursday, 5 January 2017

Come Closer And See Into The Trees


I don't have (or need) that many records by The Cure but this 12" single from 1980 is close to perfection. The interplay between bass, drums, keys and flanged guitars with Robert Smiths' anxious vocals work a treat. Post-punk dread as standard.

A Forest (Extended Mix)

7 comments:

C said...

This is the one for me, and is forever tangled up with memories of listening to it in my boyfriend's tiny bedroom, the posters that were on the wall and a slight smell of damp, with the door tightly shut against parental intrusion!
I didn't stay with the Cure much beyond this but they were undoubtedly great then and so of that time.

The Swede said...

Simultaneously of its time and managing not sound dated at all.

Echorich said...

What The Swede said...

Swiss Adam said...

I can picture the bedroom C.
Agree that Swede nails it.

thenewvinylvillain said...

Bit harsh on The Cure. This, I agree, is a magnificent piece of music but they've also given us some fine indie-pop moments over the years. And in 'Inbetween Days', the finest New Order song that Barney & co never wrote!

Swiss Adam said...

I like some of their stuff JC, I just never fell for them the way I did with other bands. A Forest is mesmerising.

Jake Sniper said...

I liked most of The Cure's output till after Kiss me... and for reasons I can't fathom, that was it for me.