Wednesday, August 26, 2015

TURNING 30: THE HEAD ON THE DOOR

The Cure is one of those bands that are truly special. They always manage to make great music, and no matter which album you listen to, you're likely to fall in love with it. Not many bands can say that, especially since they've been doing it for over 30 years now.

They released their sixth album, 'The Head on the Door' on August 26th, 1985. It served as the band's first big international success, charting in several countries. It also marked the return of bass guitarist and keyboardist Simon Gallup, as well as the introduction of musician Porl Thompson.

Album artwork for 'The Head on the Door'
It's an amazing album. 'In Between Days' is one of the first songs of theirs that I discovered as a teen, and I fell madly in love with them soon after. 'A Night Like This' and 'Kyoto Song' are also really standout tracks for me as well. (But really, pick any of them and you won't be disappointed.) 

The album was reissued in 2006 as a deluxe edition that includes several great demos, and bootleg live versions. Highly recommended.



 A Night Like This