Rock Song of the Week

One awesome, hand picked song from the world of rock and metal, showcased every week.

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22 Jan 2021

The Cure - Burn

appears on The Crow (1994)

The Cure have a varied sound to say the least. Mostly labelled by critics as gothic rock or new wave, there's no denying that the tunes that put them on the map in the 1980s are definitely on the poppy side of things, whereas any true fan will tell you the album tracks are where it's at*. In truth though, The Cure's sound is quite distinct and the band themselves have always taken a lot of pride in the fact that they are kind of hard to label.

Fronted by part man, part hedgehog, and apparent inspiration for Edward Scissorhands Robert Smith, the band have been touring and churning out albums now for over 40 years and are still going so there's no denying their staying power.

As for what song we're going to pick, this week we're going with one from a movie soundtrack rather than an album. Here's the track that was very effectively used in the 1994 gothic wet dream, The Crow ... Burn. Incidentally, the rest of the soundtrack is pretty good as well.

* as covered in some of our earlier posts, the jury is still out on what "it" actually is, but we've been assured that "it" does actually exist.

Posted by Cooper "Has Been Talkin' to Jesus" Crawley

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