MP3 of the Day

April 22, 2010 at 2:38 am 1 comment

On this day in 1980, The Cure released their second studio album, Seventeen Seconds on Fiction Records. This was the only Cure album to feature keyboardist Matthieu Hartley. Robert Smith and Hartley had clashed over the complexity of his keyboard lines. Hartley enjoyed playing complex chords, while Smith wanted single notes. Hartley left the group after the recording of the album. Exactly one week earlier, (4/15/80) the band was playing the first of three shows at Hurrah’s in New York City. This was The Cure’s first trip to the United States. Their set-list looked like this:

Seventeen Seconds
Play for Today
Three Imaginary Boys
Fire in Cairo
Grinding Halt
In Your House
Subway Song
10.15 Saturday Night
At Night
Boys Don’t Cry
Jumping Someone Else’s Train
Another Journey By Train
A Forest
Killing an Arab
Plastic Passion

Today we have a live recording of Play For Today by The Cure.

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MP3 of the Day Tonight in Seattle

1 Comment

  • 1. Jag  |  April 22, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    I play at night in your house
    I live another life
    Pretending to swim
    In your house

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