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Though it does finally offer "World War" on CD a song that Smith apparently hates by the way, proving that he doesn't even recognize his own best work , there is no "Plastic Passion" or "Killing An Arab", both of which of course appeared on Boys Don't Cry. Yes, I'm aware that "Plastic Passion" got re-routed to that abysmal Join The Dots box set as a b-side, and that "Killing An Arab" was released as a separate single, but when the well-known versions of "Boys Don't Cry" and "Jumping Someone Else's Train" appear on the second disc here as an "extra album track", why not add the other two well-knowns and dump such piffle as the last three unexciting live takes of "Subway Song", "Accuracy", and " Saturday Night"?
This is partially due to the missing tracks, as cited above, and also due to lesser tunes that appeared on this album such as the lousy cover of "Foxy Lady" and originals like "Meathook" and "The Weedy Burton". Plus, the running order of Boys Don't Cry just sounds and feels better, and well, just is better in the end. It's funny what a few tacked on singles and b-sides will do for an album at times. As far as the sound quality goes for the remaster, it's as good as it can be, I suppose.
I never thought the old version of either album sounded bad, so if there was major cleanup done to the master tapes, it's not anything that's necessarily going to jump out at you. As for those rarities, well I'm sure the hardcore fans will argue over what is and what isn't included just as I have done. Many will be thrilled, I'm sure, that "Heroin Face" is on here, and I was happy to have the demo version of "Boys Don't Cry" that originally appeared on the tape Concert that also included Cure Anomalies that wasn't on the CD version.
However, how many damn versions of " Saturday Night" do we need? Well, there are three here to choose from. It's probably never going to happen, but who knows? In this day and age of remastering and re-releasing everything in the vaults, some ideas are best left on a piece of paper. Archived from the original on 27 November Retrieved 2 November The Encyclopedia of Popular Music 5th concise ed. The Guardian. Retrieved 20 August In Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian eds.
Smash Hits : Uncut : In , The Cure, suburban teens indebted to punk, sounded fresh and unusual even then, penning unorthodox pop like 'Fire in Cairo'. Retrieved 14 February Mixed Up Torn Down. Everyone familiar with bootlegs of a skinny year-old Robert Smith and a band called the Easy Cure will recognize the sound, essentially that of the punk band that wasn't.
Because no matter how much they try to sound hard, no matter how classically they get "fiery" guitar solos! And over the series of "home demos" that follows-- almost embarrassingly private ones, as if stolen from Lol Tolhurst's attic-- you can practically hear Smith realizing what that something is: He's interested in off-kilter pop songwriting, not the straight-ahead rush of punk; he's interested in slinky Roxy Music atmosphere and a dreamy, imaginary East, not gritty social realism.
You might not spent hours relistening to a cheapy bedroom rough-draft of " Saturday Night"-- or even its first-run studio demo-- but as a chance to hear a band become itself, it's remarkable. That's particularly true when the early result is something like Three Imaginary Boys , as original a record as anything else to spin off from the tail end of punk. These recordings are spare and simple-- just three guys in a room playing clean, clear lines and letting them ring.
And yet everything snaps together like clockwork, from the ingenious songwriting to the precise performances to the decades-long thrill of Smith's voice. This is the simplicity of punk gone suddenly complex and spooky and sneakily psychedelic, whether it's on the creeping tick-tock thrill of " Saturday Night" or the sneering weirdness of "So What", which has Smith yelping the text of a coupon offer from a bag of sugar.Three Imaginary Boys, an Album by The Cure. Released in on Fiction (catalog no. ; CD).