Every once in a while though I find out something about music that blows my mind. Things that are documented history but that I just never knew. It’s still fun and refreshing when that happens. For instance…
This morning, whilst waiting for some files to convert I picked up my phone and while trying to bring up “April Wine – Nature Of The Beast” to play on YouTube (more on April Wine later) I came across a video that was about the origins of Shoegaze.
At one point in the video it mentioned The Cure and that there was trouble in the band and that at one point (1982 – 1984) Robert Smith was the lead guitarist for Siouxsie And The Banshees!
What? How did I never know this?!
Further, it was said that Robert would simply stand there and play. No flashy lead guitar antics, stage prowling, but standing in one spot (looking at his shoes perhaps?).
This was ALL new info for me and a bit mind blowing.
I love it when the threads of music cross wires in my brain. How can I not now break some Cure to listen to and check out Siouxsie And The Banshees?
This is like reading a book series and finding out characters from one series appear in another book series you are just starting! Too nerdy?
At any rate, I have listened to 2 Siouxsie And The Banshees albums before during the “1001 Albums You Must Listen To Before You Die” project (which I never finished, but should!) and I gave them a rating of 3 out of 5. That was a while ago. I should revisit them.
I watched a couple more Siouxsie And The Banshees with Robert Smith videos. I had to leave this one here. Hope the link still exists when you are reading this. The crowd is almost worth the watch alone, but this is a killer song.
Check this out from the Wiki. This is only a partial list, with Robert at the bottom of the snap, but check out who else is listed as playing drums?!
Sid Vicious? Are you kidding me?
Man… how much more IS there to know about music?