Chris Roberts reviews Disintergration, 6th May 1989

Quite a sniffy review for Disintergration. I always thought this was the last really decent album The Cure made.

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Steve Sutherland interviews Dinosaur Jr. and Robert Smith part 1, 6th May 1989

Steve Sutherland interviews Dinosaur Jr. and Robert Smith part 2, 6th May 1989

Steve Sutherland interviews Dinosaur Jr. and Robert Smith, 6th May 1989. Photos by Tom Sheehan.

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Robert Smith and J Mascis on the cover of Melody Maker, 6th May 1989

Robert Smith and J Mascis on the cover of Melody Maker, 6th May 1989. Photo by Tom Sheehan.

These days J seems to be morphing into a bizarre cross between Jonathan King, Daniel Johnston and Gandalf the White. Google for it if you don’t believe me.

And here’s Just Like Heaven on Spotify although the intro guitar part isn’t how I remember it – are there other versions out there?

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Everett True reviews the singles of the week, 22nd April 1989

Interestingly ET signs off with “one of these days I’m gonna emigrate over there” in his review of New Zealand band Straightjacket Fits. Well he’s not quite there but he is in Brisbane and that’s enough to impress me. So well done to ET for displaying such vaulting predeterminism in his review but however good it sounded I can’t believe it’s better than The Cure’s Lullaby, one of their finest ever singles and I’m no great Cure fan. Anyone got a copy of Life in One Chord? Thought not.

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David Stubbs interviews Simon and Chris Donald of Viz Magazine, 12th December 1987

David Stubbs interviews Simon and Chris Donald of Viz Magazine, 12th December 1987. Photos by Phil Nicholls

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The Cure live at Wembley, 19-26 December 1987

With a new Cure album (and tour?) in the pipeline this seems topical. It’s a pretty funny review as it goes. Amazing to think that more than 20 years ago The Cure were playing a 3 night residency at Wembley arena.

Never been a massive fan myself but they’ve released some absolutely killer singles time, and time again, so good luck to Bob and whoever else makes up The Cure these days.

But really, it doesn’t matter what I think, or indeed what you think. No, what matters is what Ms Dayglo thinks. She doesn’t add people willy nilly y’know and it’s that bitchin’ punk attitude of hers that just takes my breath away.


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Dele Fadele interviews Throwing Muses while on tour. This is for Estantis who left a comment asking for some Throwing Muses – enjoy. Taken from NME, 1st July 1989.

Plenty of other “name” writers and bands on this page.

Barbara Ellen reviews Tom Jones at the Hammersmith Odeon. Steve Lamacq reviews The Cure and Shelleyan Orphan at France Arles Enormodome and Jane Garcia reviews the “Monsters of Alternative Rock” comprising of New Order, Public Image Limited and The Sugarcubes at Irvine Meadows Ampitheatre, California.

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