#The Cure: Now Playing @6Music tracklist 16/09/11
So after their storming Bestival performance at the weekend, what better band to celebrate on Now Playing than the mighty Cure? We were literally bombarded with suggestions of tracks related to the group and boy, have they made an impact on you over the last three decades. From people who walked down to the aisle to ‘Pictures of You’ to couples who’ve named their daughters Charlotte (Sometimes), Robert Smith and company seemed to have touched the 6 Music audience in a way that few other acts have. It was also lovely to see so many messages from people who had seen the band play in early 1980s and were still there in the audience on the Isle of Wight last weekend. Dedication indeed.
Also in the show we heard new music picked by CMU and The Blue Walrus, a fantastic cut from the new Kasabian album out next week and a snippet of a new Thom Yorke track called The Twist. Sample lyric? “The Twist/The Twist/The Twist…” oh, you get the idea.
The Cure – Friday I’m In Love
*Stereogum have published their 40 bands to watch in 2011 accompanied by a free 40 song digital mix tape to download for free.
*MGMT have curated the latest in the 'Late Night Tales' compilation series and recorded a brand new version of Bauhaus’s ‘All We Ever Wanted Was Everything’ which they’ve uploaded to Soundcloud (va Pitchfork)
*Time magazine have an exclusive video of Ryan Adams performing ‘Dirty Rain’ from his new LP.
*Evidence that YouTube is going to be renamed Bon IverTube was boosted this week after someome uploaded a video of him covering Don Henley’s If Hollywood Don't Need You (Honey I Still Do) (via Pitchfork)
Radiohead – Street Spirit (Fade Out)
#Blogging – Andy from CMU
Aluna George – You Know I Like It
Listener - Falling In Love With Glaciers
The Dying Seconds - Mora Minn
Cure Inspired Playlist Pt.1 related playlist part 1 – with suggestions from Facebook, Spotify, the blog and e-mail
The Cure – A Forest
Sarabeth Tucek – Three Imaginary Boys
Dinosaur Jr – Just Like Heaven
Crystal Castles feat. Robert Smith – Not In Love
Frida - I Know There’s Something Going On
The Cure – One Hundred Years
The Japanese Popstars feat. Robert Smith – Take Forever
Django Django - Waveforms
No Ceremony – Hurt Love
Alt-J - Breezeblocks
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black
Cure Inspired Playlist Pt.2– with suggestions from Facebook, Spotify, the blog and e-mail
Siousxie & The Banshees - Dear Prudence
The Cure - Charlotte Sometimes
Pigbag - Papa's Got A Brand New Pigbag
Black Kids - I'm Not Gonna Teach Your Boyfriend How To Dance
Jimi Hendrix Experience - Foxy Lady
Nouvelle Vague - A Forest
The Cure - Pictures Of You