Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Forget the mush, sod the slush...


...How's about an honest Love Song?

This was a hit for The Cure in 1989, and I love it for the fact that it's honest about love, rather than being hopelessly mushy. Robert Smith reportedly gave a copy of the song to his own wife Mary as a wedding gift (just for the record, they married in 1988, so it wasn't like handing her one of his own records out in the public eye).


And if you haven't done so already - and shame on you! - go and buy the record on it's home album, Disintegration. My favourite album of the 80s. And, according to South Park, the greatest album ever. Actually, my second favourite album ever, behind this...



7 comments:

JC said...

Excellent words Ed.

I actually thought about posting up this and umpteen cover versions that I've got. It's a fantastic song that I never tire of listening to.

Are you enjoying mid-term???

Rick said...

too right!

imho disintegration was the cure at their creative peak.

Rick

Ed said...

Mid-term?? Alas the council I worked for gave us a humble two days off last week. Please post cover versions you have of this, I am always on the lookout for more Cure stuff.

Rick, definitely their creative peak, but subsequent albums have been good too. Though Wild mood swings might have benefited from a littl editing. Hey ho... : )

Matthew said...

My young lady chose Pictures of You as one of her Valentine's Day playlist selections.

Long live misery rock! It's not doing you any good unless it hurts!

Ed said...

Misery rock? Oh, I suppose on occasion it's very true. I remember when I was at school (well over a decade ago now) and people would dismiss The Cure and The Smiths as miserable and depressing. The same people would then list Lovecats and Close To Me as cure songs they knew, and as for the Smiths, they had clearly never played The Queen Is Dead. Some people, eh?

Matthew said...

Just don't let the popsters persuade you that sad songs are depressing. Sad songs are the best songs, no contest.

And cheers for the nice comments, very much appreciated.

Colin said...

i agree matthew - we need more sad songs.

after all, those are the ones that really matter, in the end.

colin.