Catalog Number: 77kd
Date: Venue: Length: 37:53
Medium: Compact Disc
Album: The Top
Shake Dog Shake
Bird Mad Girl
This Empty World
Throw Your Foot
Cats Like Cheese
Piggy In The Mirror
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SPFTM has a silkscreened disk and is from the EEC, TTSD has nice pictures
and is from Canada (or maybe the UK). Both disks have the same
recordings but in different order. This is not a live recording
but the studio demos from the album The Top (obviously).
The sound quality is good but not great on either.
The songs are complete but are not the same as the album, some different
lyrics, parts, sounds, tempos etc. If different is good, then this one
is good. I like it (some parts are great!) but this is probably not
Submitted By: Unknown
Very different version of the songs than the album versions.
I really enjoyed this when I listened it for the first time.
I found it in Netherland (Rotterdam). The CD were made in Canada.
I must say that this is a really underrated
bootleg recording. First of all the songs
are increadibly good, completely different
lyrics in many parts of the songs and a
'lighter' use of instruments makes the
whole listening experience a soul penetrating
one! Secondly, I think there's a general mood
to it that is sort of gloomy and depressed,
something i believe catch Robert's own
mood at the time (and remember: He about
the only member of The Cure back then). This
is not as clear on the official The Top
I send my condolences to everyone who
hasn't got it.
This a fine CD which provides an interesting insight in to Roberts life at this point in his career. If you remeber Robert was a functioning member of Siouxsie and the Banshhes at this point. He was infact recording the Banshes album "Hyaena" while he was working on these demos for "The Top". I feel it is safe to assume that these songs were recorded under the influence of various drugs and lack of sleep due to his split life as a Banshee and The Cure. These songs represent the roots of what eventually became "The Top", which some might say is Robert's solo album? Not recommened for all, but true fans....pick it up! You will not be disapointed!