Making a Cover: “Charlotte Sometimes” (The Cure)

“Charlotte Sometimes” is a single release by The Cure in 1981, just after Faith and before the dark and gloomy and awkwardly titled Pornography. It is very gothic-romantic sounding in every way, and utterly British (this being a compliment). Robert Smith often wrote lyrics based on books, in this case the eponymous Charlotte Sometimes by […]

The Him (A New Order Anniversary Cover)

The Story “The Him” is a song by New Order, track #6 on the band’s first LP entitled “Movement.” Probably composed in 1980 and released in 1981, it is considered as transitional, being a Joy Division style song, performed by New Order (sung by Bernard Sumner) with tom-driven drums by Stephen Morris and Peter Hook’s […]

A Spiritual Review: The Cure

I have written elsewhere that Robert Smith (who seems to have written all the lyrics for all the songs) is not a religious man and eventually expressed his detestation for religion as well as, amazingly and I think tragically, the “terror of faith.” Well, this was 1995 and it does seem that there has been […]