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(New Musical Express)   The Cure play a marathon 45-song concert for the Teenage Cancer Trust and play the b-side "2 Late" for the first time ever   ( divider line
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2014-03-29 08:44:30 PM  
Neat, but not being a huge Cure fan, is 2 Late a really loved b-side, or something?
2014-03-29 09:03:13 PM  

CSM101: Neat, but not being a huge Cure fan, is 2 Late a really loved b-side, or something?

It's surprising they played it. It's one of those that's almost impossible to do live and they're not in the habit of playing anything that isn't gonna sound good. They're very particular about that kind of thing.

I'm hoping they put together a live album out of this, with benefits going to the fund. Mostly because I need a Reeves Gabrels fix, I can only listen to his Bowie albums so many times.
2014-03-29 09:04:02 PM  
Second time ever?
2014-03-29 09:05:10 PM  
Good on Mr. Smith.
2014-03-29 09:20:31 PM  
I know a number of people who would beg cancer to take them halfway through a 45 song Cure set.
2014-03-29 09:23:30 PM  
Or as Springsteen would call it, "a mini set."

/very cool of them to not only play the show for charity, but to go all out doing so
2014-03-29 09:31:58 PM  
I have seen The Cure more than a handful of times and I will say that while this is a epic set I'm not at all surprised. They seem to want to ensure that the audience gets their money's worth and realize that they are making a living based on providing the songs that people want. (I'm looking at you Depeche Mode. God that show last year sucked). They Might Be Giants are another band that will play for as long as allowed and then some to make their fans happy.
2014-03-29 09:54:10 PM  

CSM101: Neat, but not being a huge Cure fan, is 2 Late a really loved b-side, or something?

Amongst Cure fans, yes. Personally I'd rather hear A Chain of Flowers, To The Sky, or Fear of Ghosts, but it's a good one. Even for The Cure that is a long show. They usually go 3 hours or so with 30-35 tunes. They do not cheat their customers.
2014-03-29 09:58:13 PM  
Yeah, I'm right there with not caring at all for The Cure's music, but good on them for this.  I can't imagine how tired they were and how torched Smith's vocal cords were afterwards.  Had to take a lot of energy out of them.
2014-03-29 10:38:25 PM  
The Cure have been doing these epic sets for a good while now and as they have been my favorite band since I heard 'Disintegration' in 1989, it's glorious. They play the popular stuff but have really made an effort to dig out the obscure tunes from their back catalogue. '2 Late' has always been one of my favorite b-sides, so this is a treat.
2014-03-29 10:47:39 PM  
The man can wear a wool coat and courdory trousers in 100° weather and still put on a hell of a show.
2014-03-29 10:55:08 PM  
The Cure... teenager's with cancer... hope they handed out prozac like candy on Halloween.
2014-03-29 11:06:56 PM  
"2 Late" at a cancer benefit... poor taste?
2014-03-29 11:17:16 PM  
C'mon Subby, there was a 'no cure for cancer' joke in there somewhere...
2014-03-29 11:53:14 PM  

moos: Good on Mr. Smith.
2014-03-30 12:31:16 AM  

whosits_112: moos: Good on Mr. Smith.

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Disintegration is the best album ever!
2014-03-30 01:10:03 AM  
I like 2 Late, the rhythm sounds like a Selena song.
2014-03-30 01:13:10 AM  
I would have loved to have been there for that show. But I just have to say it:

"Robert, for the love of whatever, eat a few salads. Take up jogging or something. We want you around for a while, OK?"

/Mr. Smith could lose a few lbs
2014-03-30 02:57:32 AM  
How did this not rate a, "still no Cure for cancer," headline??
2014-03-30 11:54:29 AM  
I saw them play in 89... for 4 hours as the headliners for the Bizzare Fest.  They were amazing.
2014-03-30 01:22:18 PM  
I wonder if they were expected to play a shorter set? In 2009, they headlined the final night of Coachella and played well after curfew. The festival pulled down the video screens, cut the lights for the stage, did everything to get them to stop, but they continued to play until the sound was cut. It was this crazy sing-along at the end.

One of the more remarkable shows I've ever attended.
2014-03-30 05:28:41 PM  
Kind of a casual Cure fan (my wife worshipped them growing up and still loves them) but I would LOVE to see A Forest live.

Saw them on the Disintegration tour in '89. Was way too muchinto thrash at the time to really appreciate it but I've seen a few of their recent shows on Palladia. They really bring it live.
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