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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 07:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I was at my gf's house the other day checking the latest edition of Rolling Stone that her sis gets in the mail.

I read this article with Robert Smith (The Cure) about their latest work. He was asked about the Darkness and he said that he thought they were terrible because they're "trying to re-invent something that has already been done" (That I agree with).
The bad part was when he said that he hated that kind of music and he said that he didn't like Queen at all and he thought they were an awful band.

I was thinking of buying the Greatest Hits album from 'The Cure' since I have to admit they have a couple of great songs. Now I guess that I have no other choice but downloading it.


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 07:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Reinvent what? They're just playing a kind of music they like. Fair enough if you don't like it, but it doesn't make it a bad thing.

There was a discussion on the radio sometime this week where they were talking about the new bands. They made the point that over the last umpteen years there has been a lot of fixed tempo music and few real bands. The point was that the upcoming generation hearing bands like Coldplay, Darkness, Muse, etc. is a new sound to a lot of them. And that's why it's taken off so well over the last few years.

I think it won't be long before we return to something more, dare I say it, prog rock. Exciting prospect.

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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 10:11 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Prog rock? Sounds sexy. *hopes for another Keep Yourself Alive-esque debut*


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 11:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He's in the minority. Most respectable musicians love Queen.


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 12:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

What's the big deal? So what if Robert Smith thinks Queen are crap? The Cure are one of my all time fav's (listening to them as we speak). He has a right to his opinion.

Freddie hated AC/DC... another one of my fav's. I'm not going to stop listening/buying Queen stuff because Freddie hated AC/DC.

Go with what *you* like.... who gives a shit what others think.


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 13:31 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

queen are on one side and the cure are on the other side, queen music grew up with one musical thinking and cure music grew up with another musical thinking so it's easy that cure don't like queen music

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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 13:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Who says? Yeah they are two different genre's of music... that doesn't mean anything. People are allowed to appreciate different types of music, from different eras.... as well, they are allowed to not like music from different types of genres.

Speaking of which... Robert Smith is on the Basement Jaxx album... doing vocals for a song. Basement Jaxx and The Cure a totally different types of music.... yet, I'm sure he appreciates them.




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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 14:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

hmm considering the woman who absolutely made my life miserable for two years (the third comin g up in september) is a crazy mad cure fan Ill gladly take any oppurtunity to gripe about them...never been to keen on them but whatever.
damn you Dr.Fields and your freakishly insane history and public speaking assignments! *shakes her fist*


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 14:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Even Roger Waters likes Queen, and he hates everyone!


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 16:02 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The Cure are happy... happy Robert Smith.

It's The Smiths are the one's that make you want to kill yourself.


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 16:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Robert Smith is a jealous fat boy with a bad taste in make-up. To dis a band like Queen by saying their music is lame is plain out ignorant. Oh well, the cure will be forgotten in a hundred years and Queen will still be around.

It's funny how it was in Rolling Stone. That magazine has had an anti-queen agenda since Queen came out.


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 16:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I never liked the Cure so I don't mind.


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 16:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Robert Smith is one jealous little bitch


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 16:17 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

'I was thinking of buying the Greatest Hits album from 'The Cure' since I have to admit they have a couple of great songs. Now I guess that I have no other choice but downloading it'

LMAO the ultimate revenge of the internet generation.


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 16:44 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I hate Robert Smith's makeup. I know that has nothing to do with the music, but I wish he'd not wear it how he does.


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 16:56 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Mr. Blackie Lawless III wrote:

I like The Cure enough, but the more you listen to their music, the more you want to commit suicide by death.


As opposed to non-death-oriented suicide?

:)


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 17:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I saw that too!! I just didn't feel like making a post. ;) But what an asshole thing for him to say... ew. And comparing The Darkness to Queen, while there are SLIGHT simliarities, is like comparing apples to oranges (that was such a bad comparison... you all know what I mean). >:(


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 19:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

FreddiesGhettoTrench wrote:

Even Roger Waters likes Queen, and he hates everyone!


I remember once Roger showing how arrogant he is and saying in a quote...

You don't see a lot of great songwriters like me these days, perhaps Freddie Mercury, but not many.


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 19:41 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

am i odd for saying that the smiths make me smiley and not want to commit suicide?
In fact i think depressing things make me undepressed... school, however, is a good reason to get depressed.


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Posted: 25 Jun 04, 19:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

It's like asking the question "Who is more remembered, Queen or The Cure?"...
...no question! :-)
I only remember The Cure as an 80s band, nothing really noteworthy. If you asked me who Split Enz were, I would tell you they were a really tight band musically but unfortunately never became what they should have.
Queen surpassed them all and they have the right to be remembered daily! Robert may be more than a little green-eyed with envy over Queen and Freddie's success, but crying over milk that was spilt years ago is a little stale, don't you think?
And I adore The Darkness. I saw them live in Nashville a few weeks ago and thought they were lovely. I really enjoyed myself at their show. Very high-energy and fun, like an early Queen concert. And people of all ages were there too -- that should tell you something!