Monday, February 6, 2017
Cure - Head On the Door - 1985
Best songs on the album are In Between Days and Push, two absolute pop hook songs, and A Night Like This. The opening guitar cords on Push awaken younger feelings and times, that almost seem like long lost friends coming back to visit. There's always a sense of forlorn and loss when I listen to this album, and I don't know why. Maybe because I loved being a teen, and now that's all gone......
Worst song on the album is Close To Me. Don't know why I feel this way, but I can't stand it. Don't like it now, didn't like it then, won't like it tomorrow, either.
I redid this "Deluxe" version, as the official version had too many live tracks and home demos on the bonus disc, and not a single remix or b-side. Is he serious?! Really? Come on, Robert. Half that crap no one really cares about, and you didn't even add anything extra on the album disc, either. So, I added the b-sides and mixes, and a few of the STUDIO demos, to make it more worthwhile. What I have here is definitely more in line with what I wanted/expected from a deluxe version.
The two demos I included - Lime Time and Mansolidgone - are definitely period, and would have sounded good on the album. Obviously, Lime Time (fabulous name) shared lyrics with Inbetween Days and seemed a tad too cheerful for the actual album. Mansolidgone (stupid name) was also a little too cheerful for the album, but also could have changed the face of the album all together. It sounds like a precursor to a Kiss Me track, reminding me a little of Hot x 3 and WCIBY? Both are great demos, just wish the lyrics and melodies had been filled out a little bit more. But, that's why they're demos, I guess.