|5/3/2010 1:59 PM (GMT-04:00)|
Super Cure Lineup, Anyone?
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|5/3/2010 2:31 PM (GMT-04:00)|
Interesting idea! One of the wildest, most fun shows I've ever seen had 3 drummers, 3 bassists, 3 guitarist and lots of energy and silly costumes: Green Jello. It was sort of like seeing a goofy, more theatrical version of Primus.
|5/4/2010 2:49 AM (GMT-04:00)|
LA Lovecat wrote:
I'd like someone like John Frusciante (Chili Peppers) to step in on guitar..
Maybe Jimmy Chamberlain (Smashing Pumpkins) on Drums..
Hear me out on this one, but Lol to jump on keyboards. I'm not sure what his stuff on Presence is like but it has to be better than Roger's elevator music. Not wanting to start a fan war on that one either.. He's great with The Cure, don't get me wrong but.. well let's put it this way, I use his solo stuff as bedtime music for my 1 year old.. Enough said.. :p
Can't think of anyone for Bass at this point.. I think Si' is indespensable.. love his work.. told him so too when he came to Oz.. he smiled and blushed, of course!
I don't think Dempsey, Hartley or Anderson ever really cut it.. that whole era apart from the actual music really sucked for the group, it was only really '85 when they became a stable formation, well as much as you can call that in terms of The Cure..:p
|5/4/2010 3:08 AM (GMT-04:00)|
Not sure how cohesive it'd be, but it'd sure be FUN!!!
|5/4/2010 11:55 AM (GMT-04:00)|
fattyowls wrote:LA Lovecat wrote:
It seems we have similar opinions re: Cure bass and keys! I totally agree re: Roger and Lol. I'd be happy to see Teddy again, though!
For bass, I thought Phil did a respectable job while Simon was away, but there's this very subtle moodiness in Simon's playing that makes his sound so much more pleasing to my ear. It's very subtle, but it makes a big difference in the overall beauty of the songs, to my ear at least. I've tried to figure out what it is. I think it's a very slight, almost imperceptible difference in timing. He seems to have a better emotional connection to the music and interprets it in his own way, adding this lovely, moody flavor to it. That's just my intuitive, untrained perception of it, though.
I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on what makes Simon's playing so much nicer to listen to, fattyowls. I was really impressed with all the information you had on their effects yesterday! :)
|5/4/2010 11:57 AM (GMT-04:00)|
cats_n_cheese wrote:Yeah, I wouldn't miss ANY Cure live show at this point... I'm suffering from withdrawals as you know. :(
|5/4/2010 12:21 PM (GMT-04:00)|
LA Lovecat wrote:fattyowls wrote:LA Lovecat wrote:
It just comes down to the fact he and Robert are so close musically and the fact that apart from Lol they obviously have that history..
He's been playing the songs so long he really could play his patterns in his sleep..
You can see from live performances that he puts everything into his playing, he concerntrates intensly and as we can tell from the infamous bass throw (?) in Vegas that he gets frustrated if he doesn't play well or something doesn't go right..
As for Lol even though his playing within in the group was fairly simple, both in drums and keys, they were so integral to those songs at the time. I even think Jason when he first started out and was rehearsing the back catalogue said that Lol's and Boris' playing didn't come naturally to him, obviously not only were they not his parts but he actually mentioned they were quite complex..
Not to say that this current line up is wrong, but I don't think there's really that comradeship of the past line ups..
Which is fair enough because the group isn't THE most important thing in their lives anymore..
|5/4/2010 2:49 PM (GMT-04:00)|
I guess I disagree a bit on the degree of closeness between band members now. I actually think they're all very tight, like brothers, really. The way Simon and Porl play their kissing game where they try to sneak past Robert and have a kiss always cracks me up. There isn't a lot of candid footage of the current lineup interacting together behind the scenes, but from what I've seen personally last year, I'd say they're all four extremely close.
Simon does seem to be awfully hard on himself and strikes me as a bit of a perfectionist when it comes to his own playing. That's probably why he's so good. I can always tell when he thinks he's made a mistake (which isn't often) because he winces. I can't think of a lot of artists who are as successful as he is who've remained that humble and conscientious.
I was standing right in front of him at the Palms and he WAS very frustrated with his red Thunderbird. He was becoming increasingly irritated by it and it seemed to me that he thought it wasn't tuned properly. I really appreciate that he was so concerned about giving a great performance, which of course he did. I had a chance to speak to him the next day and was very happy to find that he still has his very playful, silly sense of humor.
Jason is a sweetheart as well, but he's at a real disadvantage for fans to warm up to him because he doesn't have as much opportunity to show his personality, hidden behind that massive drum kit. Porl and Simon and Robert all seem extremely comfortable with him - you can see it in their body language and facial expressions. So if they're happy with him, that's what's most important to me. :)
|5/4/2010 3:20 PM (GMT-04:00)|
I did forget to include:
|5/7/2010 2:44 AM (GMT-04:00)|
This is an idea that Neil Finn (Crowded House) has done and plans to do again..
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