Item description for In Between Days: An Armchair Guide To The Cure by Dave Thompson...
The Cure are one of the most respected and well-loved of rock's survivors, traceable right back to punk's fabled Bromley Contingent. In Between Days is the first book to make sense of a uniquely versatile band who are far more than the goth band, documenting their development from the new wave of 1979's Boys Don't Cry, the existential rock of Seventeen Seconds, the joyous pop of Wish, the dark beauty of Disintegration-right up to the majesty of Bloodflowers and 2004's The Cure, consecutive twenty-first-century masterpieces.
In Between Days also studies Robert Smith's brilliant interweaving of literary influences, from Mervyn Peake and Coleridge to Albert Camus and Jean Cocteau, to make a fascinating album-by-album, track-by-track study.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.06" Width: 6.14" Height: 0.71" Weight: 0.79 lbs.
Release Date Oct 1, 2005
Publisher Helter Skelter Publishing
ISBN 1905139004 ISBN13 9781905139002
Availability 0 units.
More About Dave Thompson
Dave Thompson isa rock journalist who has contributed to "Alternative Press, Mojo, Q, Record Collector, Rolling Stone, "and "Spin." He is the author of numerous music biographieson artists such as David Bowie, Cream, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and U2including the bestselling Kurt Cobain biography, "Never Fade Away.""
Dave Thompson currently resides in Seattle, in the state of Washington. Dave Thompson was born in 1960.
Reviews - What do customers think about In Between Days: An Armchair Guide To The Cure?
huge cure fan, but this book is a waste of time Oct 22, 2007
i was excited to receive this book, but sorely disappointed in it once received. it's basically a discography. i found the book-like liner notes in several cure double-cd or sets to be more informative and the artwork in those far more enjoyable. if you're a diehard Cure fan, you've already got this information and more elsewhere.
if you're looking for biographical info on the cure told in a very entertaining manner, i'd recommend Never Enough: The Story of the Cure - it was excellent.
useless, endless, mindless Sep 28, 2005
I was SO excited when I saw this book announced on a website devoted to the Cure. I ordered it from this site UK and paid WAY TOO much for it. This Armchair Guide to the Cure just wasn't what I expected. I wanted something along the lines of a sequel to their Ten Imaginary Years book that came out in 1986. New interviews, rare photos, period reviews, etc. Something that is entertaining and that would excite the fan in me. What I got was a book that is unbelievably dry and full of mind-numbing minutae. Of COURSE I read it but it took a while and was something of a chore. There is hardly anything I read here that I haven't already seen before, save for the new quips from Lol Tolhurst, who hasn't been a member of the Cure in over 15 years. Bottom line - this fact-filled paperback gives you more useless information than you can shake a stick at ( endless lists of Peel Sessions, Demo Sessions, TV and Radio appearances etc etc ) but nothing really insightful or entertaining. This is for serious fans and completists who feel the need to own everything that has the bands name on it ( I suppose, people like me .) A final side note to the author Dave Thompson ( whom I doubt will ever read this anyway ) if you are going to write such a history lesson of a book, please check your facts. The Banshees' drummer who quit the band a few dates into the UK tour in 1979 was Kenny Morris, not Ian Morris. It is that sort of factual inaccuracy that makes me go mental, especially considering the length this author goes to to show he has his done his homework. Buy it if you must ( I did, and I have no one to blame but myself ) but don't say you weren't warned.