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The Cure — Close to Me (closer mix)
Album: Mixed Up
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Released: 1990
Length: 5:33
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I've waited hours for this
I've made myself so sick
I wish I'd stayed asleep today
I never thought this day would end
I never thought tonight could ever be
This close to me
Just try to see in the dark
Just try to make it work
To feel the fear before you're here
I make the shapes come much too close
I pull my eyes out
Hold my breath
And wait until I shake...

But if I had your faith
Then I could make it safe and clean
If only I was sure
That my head on the door was a dream

I've waited hours for this
I've made myself so sick
I wish I'd stayed asleep today
I never thought this day would end
I never thought tonight could ever be
This close to me

But if I had your face
I could make it safe and clean
If only I was sure
That my head on the door
Was a dream
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 maxvonevil wrote:

Not even Autotune could fix Robert Smith's wibbly-wobbly whiny voice. Music and lyrics were interesting but the world has to agree: The guy sings like an amputee: Can't hold a note, can't carry a tune. {#Drunk}
 
Check him out live. Oh he can sing, and after all these years, amazingly well.

maxvonevil wrote:


Not even Autotune could fix Robert Smith's
wibbly-wobbly whiny voice. Music and lyrics were interesting but the
world has to agree: The guy sings like an amputee: Can't hold a note,
can't carry a tune.


MattRudely wrote:


What's your point? He wouldn't pass on The Voice? Autotune is a good thing? Nothing experimental should ever be vocalised? It should all be numbingly inevitable and technically pure like Robert Cray going round and round a twelve bar?
 
It's really much simpler than that.  His point was to h8 in the comments of a band that he knows the fans of will be reading.  Simple trolling from simple minds.
Smith was a revelation in their Glastonbury set this year. Yup the old bag lady goth absolutely killed it, his wavery vocal so controlled and cutting through like it never did. And I'm not a fan per se.

Hoping the poster below manages to learn to communicate one day.
More crappy must c from the cure going to hit the next button
 MattRudely wrote:


What's your point? He wouldn't pass on The Voice? Autotune is a good thing? Nothing experimental should ever be vocalised? It should all be numbingly inevitable and technically pure like Robert Cray going round and round a twelve bar?
 
...WHOA....you got a problem with Robert Cray? 
 maxvonevil wrote:

Not even Autotune could fix Robert Smith's wibbly-wobbly whiny voice. Music and lyrics were interesting but the world has to agree: The guy sings like an amputee: Can't hold a note, can't carry a tune.
 

What's your point? He wouldn't pass on The Voice? Autotune is a good thing? Nothing experimental should ever be vocalised? It should all be numbingly inevitable and technically pure like Robert Cray going round and round a twelve bar?

Great mix, great mixed album !!!

                 
Nobody was waiting for this. Nothing new added.
 khardog145 wrote:
I love this version.  It's more funktified with the reggae style and the conversation between the sax and trumpet.  Fun.{#Dancingbanana}
 
Couldn't agree more...I would have written the same if you hadn't beat me to it....
I love this version.  It's more funktified with the reggae style and the conversation between the sax and trumpet.  Fun.{#Dancingbanana}
 maxvonevil wrote:

Not even Autotune could fix Robert Smith's wibbly-wobbly whiny voice. Music and lyrics were interesting but the world has to agree: The guy sings like an amputee: Can't hold a note, can't carry a tune. {#Drunk}
 
I rather like Smith's
wibbly-wobbly whiny voice on this tune. I think the whole song works just fine. It gets an 8 from me.


Great song. Brilliant, unique band. 
 eveliko wrote:
Adding a sucking beat to an already sucking song. What's the next step? Autotune Closest Mix?
 
Not even Autotune could fix Robert Smith's wibbly-wobbly whiny voice. Music and lyrics were interesting but the world has to agree: The guy sings like an amputee: Can't hold a note, can't carry a tune. {#Drunk}
rag gay
 Richard_Gold wrote:
Sorry for all those of you who don't like this, a new mix to listen to ! Really sorry for you, guess you have been producing better lately.
 
quite
Quite simply the greatest pop song ever recorded!
Sorry for all those of you who don't like this, a new mix to listen to ! Really sorry for you, guess you have been producing better lately.
Adding a sucking beat to an already sucking song. What's the next step? Autotune Closest Mix?
 2020sk wrote:
Whatever happened to real drummers? This otherwise fantastic song is sterilised by the beatbox, the fallback of every DJ "mixer" with no taste or talent whatsoever. It could hardly be worse if I'd given the job to my deaf-blind guinea pig.

 
Not sure if the remix changed the drums all that substantially, but Boris Williams plays the drums on this in the original.
 Skydog wrote:

I looked at the RP library for The Cure and there are 34 songs but nothing from "Pornography"

 
Speaking of devil, put some faith and seventeen seconds.
Whatever happened to real drummers? This otherwise fantastic song is sterilised by the beatbox, the fallback of every DJ "mixer" with no taste or talent whatsoever. It could hardly be worse if I'd given the job to my deaf-blind guinea pig.
At least the music's great. Ingenious saxophone improvisation.
Not the same for the vocals - unfortunately.
 aspicer wrote:
.......I'm an avid Cure fan, but with this as my first listen to this version, I'm really not diggin' it much at all....but I did like the little horn solo near the end, that's about it.  Bring on the Pornography Bill!  ;-) Old Cure fans know of which I speak! 
 
I looked at the RP library for The Cure and there are 34 songs but nothing from "Pornography"
Perfect song for a Saturday morning.
I bought this album after seeing the video for this song(my first time hearing it) and boy was I surprized that I had purchased a remix album.
I loved everything on it! I find it tough to listen to most of the original versions anymore.
{#Sunny}
 aspicer wrote:
.......I'm an avid Cure fan, but with this as my first listen to this version, I'm really not diggin' it much at all....but I did like the little horn solo near the end, that's about it.  Bring on the Pornography Bill!  ;-) Old Cure fans know of which I speak! 


 
I prefer Seventeen Seconds and Faith to Porno - but yes, the first five or six were great.

I won a lip sync contest ($500!!) doing this song in High School -- and that's in 1986 dollars!
I could not tell you the drummer of the Cure...but i can tell you this song is awesome...that is all I need to enjoy this
Isn't this on the soundtrack to a Muppet movie?

Muppet with shocked out hair like Robert Smith of The Cure

Robert, is that you?

 
Love the original, love the mix.
 aspicer wrote:
.......I'm an avid Cure fan, but with this as my first listen to this version, I'm really not diggin' it much at all....but I did like the little horn solo near the end, that's about it.  Bring on the Pornography Bill!  ;-) Old Cure fans know of which I speak! 

 
Porno is by far their best...def. a mind space album
.......I'm an avid Cure fan, but with this as my first listen to this version, I'm really not diggin' it much at all....but I did like the little horn solo near the end, that's about it.  Bring on the Pornography Bill!  ;-) Old Cure fans know of which I speak! 

Nice....
Love them horns.........
 Businessgypsy wrote:
English may not be your first language, but you communicate beautifully.

 
You can say you to me

 helgigermany wrote:
He is a smart person and first his voice i like very much
 English may not be your first language, but you communicate beautifully.

Discovering the Cure at 56. Cool and fun music Bill. Thanks for the introduction.
Great version of an amazing song.  Way more playful and perky than the original. 
 Shaken_Bake wrote:
This is an unnecessary remix, adding nothing to the original.  It's almost identical to the original, so why bother?
 
...it's worthwhile for its 'sequel' video...
This is an unnecessary remix, adding nothing to the original.  It's almost identical to the original, so why bother?
Really like most of this album.
 fredriley wrote:
Hmm, ok, but this number and its descendant mixes do get played an awful lot. The guy himself was an Emo way before the term was coined, and I expect that The Cure is mandatory listening for Emos these days. 6 from the non-Emo Nottingham jury.
 

Actually, he was one of the "fathers" of Goth - and The Cure's music was/is considered part of the Goth canon. Emo evolved out of Goth, so you might more appropriately say he was Emo's ancestor, distantly related - a proto-Emo, perhaps?
Briljant song, terrible remix...

Those horns kick ass
Bill, Super sounds this morning... been LOVEIN' IT!  Why I love RP.
Not a fan of the Cure at all but I really like this remix.

Thank GOD for old farts who had MUSIC LESSONS.

Hmm, ok, but this number and its descendant mixes do get played an awful lot. The guy himself was an Emo way before the term was coined, and I expect that The Cure is mandatory listening for Emos these days. 6 from the non-Emo Nottingham jury.

This makes me think of Napoleon Dynamite.


I think the plethora of remixes has made me hate the Cure sooner than I otherwise might have. 
Oh goody! This American Life must be on!
 seedeater wrote:
Come on all you haters...  you gotta like the horns. 
 
I'm OK with the horns; it's the rest of it that gets on my nerves.

 peter_james_bond wrote:

Yes, but it's a shame that he poured that creativity into music. There, I just exposed myself as not being a fan of The Cure. Why is it that I like The Smiths but not The Cure?

 

Dementia?

 

 

(I'm joking)


He is a smart person and first his voice i like very much
Why do I like The Cure? {#Think} Whatever...I do. Robert Smith is cool. {#Cool}
For me it's the whiny voice and silly legwarmer synthesizer

 
peter_james_bond wrote:

Yes, but it's a shame that he poured that creativity into music. There, I just exposed myself as not being a fan of The Cure. Why is it that I like The Smiths but not The Cure?
 


 IndyDoug wrote:
Robert Smith is a creative genius.
 
Yes, but it's a shame that he poured that creativity into music. There, I just exposed myself as not being a fan of The Cure. Why is it that I like The Smiths but not The Cure?
Not a great song to begin with, so the extended remix just dilutes it further.
 seedeater wrote:
Come on all you haters...  you gotta like the horns. 
  I have to admit this.....


tired version of a great song.
Come on all you haters...  you gotta like the horns. 
There is much better Cure out there just waiting to be played.
For a moment I thought this was a a tune from a recent iPhone or iPod commercial then I realized it was The Cure. 
Saw them in '08 down in Tampa...fantastic 3 hour long show...{#Dancingbanana}
jjbix wrote:
this guy is so pretentious, put him and that dog voice out of its' misery . . . by the way, i like some of the cure's stuff . . .
- > my head asplode < -
Never heard this mix before. Very nice!
:dancingbanana_2:
EssexTex wrote:
Good band, bored with this song though
Here, here. It needs to break into a chorus. The music puts an image in my head of watching a worm or snail crawl.
I'm not a big Cure fan, but I like the original much better.
this guy is so pretentious, put him and that dog voice out of its' misery . . . by the way, i like some of the cure's stuff . . .
7 -> 8. Don't know why, but this is growing on me (though it's that old....)
Bumbed up to a 9. Gets better ery time!
Relaxing song! :music:
Delightful!! Both versions. The Cure overall a nine- this song a 10.
Just the best.
Good band, bored with this song though
Me likes the original. Me likes this. :hungry:
This is my new favorite Cure song first because it's good, but it edges ahead of Pictures of You because it's so different and cheery. 9 maybe 10 by the time I finish the song.
membeth wrote:
yeah, the original is just so much better.
Couldn't agree more
Nice tune !
yeah, the original is just so much better.
Not a patch on the origonal version.
bokey wrote:
Works in the evening too
...and, of course, in the middle of the day.^^
I've heard this song in mashups and bootlegs so often that hearing it on its own is actually somewhat refreshing...
Warm spring evening, sun is setting, a good day all day, and this song is just perfect. *goes dancing with the 4-year-old*
bigB_3 wrote:
It sure does. . The Cure - Close to Me (closer mix) Portishead - Glory Box Hooverphonic - One Doves - Satellites :bounce:
Works in the evening too
Nice!
I like it, I like it it's good.
dogpound wrote:
boy this morning mix rules today
It sure does.. The Cure - Close to Me (closer mix) Portishead - Glory Box Hooverphonic - One Doves - Satellites :bounce:
dogpound wrote:
boy this morning mix rules today
Its great for here. Its raining and im hung over.
My kinda music yes..
boy this morning mix rules today
This is GREAT!!! Thanks RP. :daisy:
somegirl74 wrote:
I had to stop what I was doing to say that I LOVE this song, it gives me such a happy feeling inside. LOVE IT!!
yo tambien. I'm not the biggest cure fan, but this, I dig!
The '80s kicked ass! Class of '89. Mighty FINE.
bokey wrote:
That synth sound always reminds me of coconuts for some reason
lol
I had to stop what I was doing to say that I LOVE this song, it gives me such a happy feeling inside. LOVE IT!!
That synth sound always reminds me of coconuts for some reason
Almost too upbeat for a Cure song....which makes it that much better.
Shimmer wrote:
Yech. Long version of a crappy song doesn't make it any better.
It's not *that* long. Geeze, you're almost as whiney as Mr. Smith! :P
Much prefer the original. The drum loop and tambourine get on my nerves.
As much as I want to like Cure music I just don't. Just venting. :shifty:
Might well be the best The Cure song ever. Except that there are at least 20 other very good candidates for that distinction.
Whatever this song is: studio, acoustic or mix, it still sounds godlike.
you are so right Shimmer wrote:
Yech. Long version of a crappy song doesn't make it any better.
nice!!
:cheesygrin:
ploafmaster wrote:
I wonder if Sufjan was intentionally borrowing from this song in the title track to his Illinois album, during his little horn interlude?
I thought so immediately upon hearing it, and continue to think so, but some people think it's too different. I think it's a blatant homage...
yay!
matt! wrote:
Great song, great remix, great album.
:yes: :yes: :yes:
Great song, great remix, great album.
Is this still playing?
Yech. Long version of a crappy song doesn't make it any better.
designerGirl wrote:
:nyah: Like the remix better than the original. This may be the only one I can say that about. :think:
I was about to say: Q: What is worse than a Cure Remix? A: The original Cure song.
:nyah: Like the remix better than the original. This may be the only one I can say that about. :think:
I wonder if Sufjan was intentionally borrowing from this song in the title track to his Illinois album, during his little horn interlude?
This is painful. I wish RP only played really early stuff from The Cure ...and no remixes.
The only song on this CD that I care for is the only one that isn't a remix (Never Enough). The rest sounds like The Cure on a drum machine.
sccaflagger74 wrote:
Original is an 8 or 9, remix is a 6.
Exactly