Sunday, July 6, 2008

Classic 12-inch THE CURE - LET'S GO TO BED



Released on Sire records in 1983, This is where the Cure broke through the Gothic fog of their beginnings and into the bright light of sunny New Wave. At the time Robert Smith thought it would be frowned upon, but in reality these are the songs that broke through to the States courtesy of forward thinking radio stations like New York's WLIR. I was surprised that in the past couple of years while Rhino was re-issuing all their back catalogue, they somehow didn't think to include this classic on anything. So far there are very few of the classic 12-inch remixes available on CD. 1983 might just be the quintessential year for New Wave. The B-side, JUST ONE KISS was also a fantastic song. Very Doors-like in it's dreamy-ness.


7 comments:

JC said...

http://www.amazon.com/Mixed-Up-Cure/dp/B000002H8K/ref=pd_bbs_sr_1?ie=UTF8&s=music&qid=1215807700&sr=8-1

That should give you a link to where you can buy the 1990 CD 'Mixed Up' which has a bundle of classic extended mixes from The Cure....

Great blog by the way....

Anonymous said...

At the time 'Mixed Up' was released, the official word was that the master tapes that had these mixes were lost/destroyed.

Turbo Cowboy said...

Thanks very much for these songs. I was so disapointed when I bought the "Japanese Whispers" album on cd only to find that it featured the regular version of "Let's Go To Bed". I still have the vinyl version of the album, and a friend of mine has the 12" Let's Go To Bed/Just One Kiss. If only we'd still have a working turntable :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the Cure!

Ian said...

Hi, any chance you could repost these two songs. I used to own this 12" years ago till it was stolen from me. Please please please can you repost this?

Ian said...

Wa-hooooo!
Thank you thank you thank you!

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