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.
Dr.Sanders and Bryan continue their gaze into Peter Murphy’s indigo eyes by covering his albums from the mid 90’s to the early 2010’s. They will remain Unshattered in their opinions that will never turn to Dust.
Dr.Sanders and Bryan examine the first four albums from Clan of Xymox. This band has a sound as unique as the fact that their name keeps changing, but the duo will see just how well their releases hold up today.
9:36 Clan of Xymox 
23:43 Random Interesting Goth Stuff
37:11 Medusa 
48:01 Twist of Shadows 
1:02:41 Phoenix 
Dr.Sanders and Bryan take a look at Peter Murphy’s career after leaving Bauhaus and branching out on his own. This episode covers Dali’s Car, Should the World Fail to Fall Apart, Love Hysteria, Deep, and Holy Smoke. It’s an interesting journey and Holy Smoke does it get good!
4:33 Dali’s Car 
6:11 Should the World Fail to Fall Apart 
22:50 Recent Interesting Goth Stuff AKA R.I.G.S.
43:28 Love Hysteria 
01:00:34 Deep 
01:19:34 Holy Smoke 
01:36:23 Giveaway Information
This is still one of my favorite videos. I’ll be honest and say that I’m not really that fond of travelling anywhere, but it was really great to talk with everyone involved. I have a lot of memories attached to Release the Bats (some good and some bad), and I’m glad I got a chance to try and document what it was really like.
This actually took a lot of time to edit together. I filmed the interview footage in May of 2018 and I didn’t release the video until October 2018. It’s always difficult to do these types of videos because I try to tell the history of the subject while also giving my impressions of social event. It’s not quite as straightforward as an album or book review.
I lived in Orange County for a number of years and you would always see those tiny flyers or posts online about Release the Bats. Your friend would call you up and ask if we were all going and how could you possibly say no? It’s weird that we can’t go to Bats anymore, but I’m glad that as of writing this post, Dave and Jenn are organizing other great events.
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