Dienstag, 30. Juni 2020

Purchased Because Of The Cover

Three Imaginary Boys (Remastered) - Cure, the: Amazon.de: Musik

When I first saw the album in my record store I didn't know what I should think of this cover. A picture of a old floor lamp, a fridge and a hoover didn't make sense at all but made me listen to this album. Nothing more or less I was infected by the first album of The Cure from 1979 and I have to admit that I still love them. They made the sound of punk and new wave compatible for many others. Without them my musical education wouldn't be the same as it was. Three Imaginary Boys is a milestone in music history that still works after more than 30 years. Timeless songs for timeless listeners. And to have the courage to cover Jimi Hendrix in these days is more than respectable.

The Cure - 10:15 Saturday Night
The Cure - Grinding Halt
The Cure -  Foxy Lady
The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys


TheRobster hat gesagt…

I love this record. Apparently, the tracklist and the artwork were chosen by the boss of the label without the band's consent. I thought I read somewhere that the lamp, fridge and hoover each represented a band member. Not sure who is supposed to be what object, but when I dug out my copy of the album to take a look (only to find it's not referenced on the sleeve or the insert), I was reminded that I really need to give my old records a good clean!

Echorich hat gesagt…

THE GREAT CONFUSION - well at least for us in North America. When I became aware of The Cure, in 1980, you could purchase Three Imaginary Boys in the import bins and Boys Don't Cry, the hybrid North American debut release in the domestic record bins. I, of course, bought both at the same time. This gave me all but 2 or three songs that had been released by The Cure on LP or single to date - plus a track that was cut from Three Imaginary Boys - World War.
With the delayed release in the US, Seventeen Seconds was available just 2 months later, and just in time for my 17th birthday - I remember getting a lot of albums for my 17th birthday...