Wednesday, August 16, 2006
The Cure Vs. Digitalism
The Cure vs. Digitalism, "Fire In Cairo (Digitalism remix)"
The Cure, "Fire In Cairo"
Here's another recent Turntable Lab purchase, Digitalism's remix of The Cure's "Fire In Cairo." It's a one-sided white label that seems to have had another pressing recently, grab your copy at TTL as soon as possible as this might be the last you see this gem. The British duo turn The Cure song into an acid house rager, with their sights set firmly on the dancefloor. They chop up the vocals quite a bit, so I'm not sure you're gonna have the goth teens goin' crazy in the clubs. But, everyone else will, as this one is out of control. It reminds me of some of the Trax Records stuff we got into a few months ago, it's that good. The drums are filthy, especially in the amazing run-up to the vocals.
Oh, and definitely give a listen to original version of "Fire In Cairo." It's funny, as I've listened to a lot of Cure lately, but almost exclusively the classic middle period: Disintegration, Pornography, Seventeen Seconds and Faith. I always forget about Boys Don't Cry, yet it might be my favorite. It's definitely got my favorite song in the title track and that indie, jangly sound that's so different than the orchestral, goth sound of the above albums. "Fire In Cairo" is a great song, only reviving my dream to have a party dedicated to the sounds of The Cure, The Smiths, Moz, etc. No bar should turn that down, guaranteed that everyone will get wasted rather than contemplate the emptiness and loneliness that is being sung about. Buy the album here, although I hope that readers already own all of the band's music.
-In order to balance the darkness of The Cure, check out Kitten War for pictures of the cutest kittens in the world. You get to vote in head-to-head matchups, but everyone is a winner in my book. I mean, if this site doesn't make you happy, you are doomed. It made me cry for my little one who I've given up, who makes these kittens look like Randy Johnson and Whoopi Goldberg. Dedicated to J.
-If that didn't make you happy, you know what might? Marriage! It turns out that this is now being mentioned as a cure for depression. I don't really know what to say about this, other than these researchers clearly did not study my parents or consider the effect of being with me for life.