30 Years Ago THE CURE Released Their Tour De Force Album… ‘DISINTEGRATION’

2 May 2019

Goth icons THE CURE scored a bestseller with their eighth album, titled DISINTEGRATION. It was released 30 years ago today, on 2 May 1989. It became the band’s first massive commercial triumph, selling more than three million copies and peaking at #3 in the UK and at #12 in the USA. A string of brilliant singles ‘Lullaby‘, ‘Pictures Of You‘, ‘Love Song‘ and ‘Fascination Street’ (only a single in America) definitely helped the band’s celebrity going sky-high. NME magazine named it ‘a mindblowing and stunningly complete album.’

Here are three classic top moments…




Album in full…

THE CURE: Facebook – All Albums

Belgian Daydreamers SUN GODS Cover THE CURE’s Classic ‘PICTURES OF YOU’…

23 April 2019

Belgian pop daydreamers SUN GODS celebrate the 30th birthday of THE CURE‘s darksome masterwork DISINTEGRATION with an interpretation of their own of PICTURES OF YOU, the best track on that much-lauded longplayer and to Turn Up The Volmume‘s ears the Goth stars’ most magnetic pièce de résistance.

Considering the song’s classic status SUN GODS‘s choice to cover it, is both daring and bold. It’s the passionate vox of frontman Brent Buckler that colors this beauty differently from the original score. Suddenly it feels like there is still hope for a better future after
Pictures Of You‘ instead of a never-ending grief as reflected in the doom-loaded impact
of Robert Smith‘s performance. One outstanding song, two different, affecting renditions.

Absorb the impressive cover here…

SUN GODS: Facebook

Purchase PICTURES OF YOU via iTunes

Lyrics Of The Day – By… THE CURE

Here’s the song ‘Pictures‘ by THE CURE in full…

I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they’re real
I’ve been living so long with my pictures of you
That I almost believe that the pictures
Are all I can feel
Remembering you standing quiet in the rain
As I ran to your heart to be near
And we kissed as the sky fell in
Holding you close
How I always held close in your fear
Remembering you running soft through the night
You were bigger and brighter and wider than snow
And screamed at the make-believe
Screamed at the sky
And you finally found all your courage
To let it all go
Remembering you fallen into my arms
Crying for the death of your heart
You were stone white
So delicate
Lost in the cold
You were always so lost in the dark
Remembering you how you used to be
Slow drowned
You were angels
So much more than everything
Hold for the last time then slip away quietly
Open my eyes
But I never see anything
If only I’d thought of the right words
I could have held on to your heart
If only I’d thought of the right words
I wouldn’t be breaking apart
All my pictures of you
Looking so long at these pictures of you
But I never hold on to your heart
Looking so long for the words to be true
But always just breaking apart
My pictures of you
There was nothing in the world
That I ever wanted more
Than to feel you deep in my heart
There was nothing in the world
That I ever wanted more
Than to never feel the breaking apart
All my pictures of you

Released as a single 19 March 1990 – From the ‘Disintegration‘ album…