One of the most popular album associated with goth music, a pinnacle of effects laden sad music, a collection of Robert Smith’s tear-drenched jingles resulting from a midlife crisis…well maybe something like that.
Did you know I first started reviewing The Cure’s albums in 2015? I can’t believe it’s been almost 5 years. I think outside of the podcast I’ve covered a total of 2 (Three Imaginary Boys & 17 Seconds), but I’ve done different books and other topics relating to the band. I’m always hesitant to cover their albums because it’s such a popular topic and they mean so much to fans.
This whole video came about because I read A LOT, but there are certain books I’m not sure I feel like dedicating a video to. It honestly may have just been an excuse to talk about TekWar. I enjoy doing these more casual videos as it feels like much more of an actual conversation with everyone watching.
This week I’m talking about a book I really enjoyed about an artist I really love. Cured: The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys is Lol Tolhurst’s memoir about his time in The Cure and his struggles dealing with the hardships of life….it’s very enjoyable.
This is our fourth and final part of our discussion about The Cure’s career and it covers their (as of 2016) most current album 4:13 Dream, oddities, and all of their official Live Albums. This particular episode is full of mostly lesser known albums, but many of them come highly recommended.
This week’s podcast is our third part in our ongoing discussion about The Cure’s expansive career. This time we take a look at the albums Wish, Wild Mood Swings, Bloodflowers, and The Cure (2004). This was the most difficult episode so far because of the nature of these albums. There is experimentation, critical success and a dramatic changes in the band during this time and it really helped shaped their sound for this era.
I also want to mention that this episode does have a slightly heavier subject for our news segment where we give our thoughts about the Sophie Lancaster murder and its effect on the subculture.
As always, we’d love to hear your feedback and opinions on any of the albums we discuss on this episode and of course, stay spooky.
On the first episode of GothCast we take a look at the beginnings of The Cure. We discuss their albums Three Imaginary Boys, Seventeen Seconds, Faith and Pornography. These first albums show a wide range of sounds and tremendous growth in a short amount of time. Listen to find out what we thought about these classic albums.
2:40 Three Imaginary Boys
13:08 News Segment
21:19 Seventeen Seconds
In addition to making podcasts, we also have a youtube channel called GothCast Video on which we do video reviews of gothic music and gothic subculture. We already have a review of The Cure’s Three Imaginary Boys up as well as a guide to being goth in the summer. Be sure to subscribe! You can view it here: