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15th Sep '17 9:33:18 AM CurledUpWithDakka
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* SelfBackingVocalist: Robert Smith sings pretty much, all vocals on the band's songs. The exceptions are: "I'm Cold" (BSide to "Jumping Someone Else's Train"), which has backing vocals by [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux,]], "Just Say Yes" with backing vocals fron Saffron (lead vocalist of electronic rock band Republica) and "Foxy Lady" sung by Michael Dempsey.

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* SelfBackingVocalist: Robert Smith sings pretty much, all vocals on the band's songs. The exceptions are: "I'm Cold" (BSide to "Jumping Someone Else's Train"), which has backing vocals by [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux,]], Sioux]], "Just Say Yes" with backing vocals fron from Saffron (lead vocalist of electronic rock band Republica) and "Foxy Lady" sung by Michael Dempsey.
17th Aug '17 11:28:17 AM alixfitz9987
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***actually, Morrissey initially started the "feud", when an interviewer asked Morrissey whether he'd shoot Smith or musician Mark E. Smith, and Morrissey responded that he'd "line them up so that one bullet penetrated both simultaneously. . . . Robert Smith is a whingebag." Needless to say, Robert wasn't happy.
15th Aug '17 4:04:43 AM Q4
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* SpidersAreScary: "Lullaby". The spider man is having you for dinner tonight...
13th Aug '17 7:41:50 AM Q4
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* EarlyBirdCameo: Reeves Gabrels appeared on the "Wrong Number" single in 1997 (it was originally recorded for a Robert Smith / Jason Cooper side-project but got re-purposed). He wouldn't actually join the group properly until 2012, ''fifteen years'' later.
13th Aug '17 6:35:19 AM Q4
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** "Killing an Arab," the band's first single, is absent from the re-issue of ''Three Imaginary Boys'' due to the controversy over its misinterpretation. It remains available on ''Boys Don't Cry'' and ''Standing on a Beach: The Singles,'' both of which remain in print.
3rd Jul '17 3:27:53 AM IanDere
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* SelfBackingVocalist: Robert Smith sings pretty much, all vocals on the band's songs. The exception is: "I'm Cold" (BSide to "Jumping Someone Else's Train"), which has backing vocals by [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux,]] and "Foxy Lady" sung by Michael Dempsey.

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* SelfBackingVocalist: Robert Smith sings pretty much, all vocals on the band's songs. The exception is: exceptions are: "I'm Cold" (BSide to "Jumping Someone Else's Train"), which has backing vocals by [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux,]] Sioux,]], "Just Say Yes" with backing vocals fron Saffron (lead vocalist of electronic rock band Republica) and "Foxy Lady" sung by Michael Dempsey.


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** Rob also took some shots at Music/{{Morrissey}}, stating that "Morrissey's so depressing, if he doesnít kill himself soon, I probably will" and "If Morrissey says not to eat meat, then Iím going to eat meat; thatís how much I hate Morrissey." TheSmiths frontman fired back, stating that "The Cure (are) a new dimension to the word 'crap'" and called their frontman "a whinebag".
31st Mar '17 3:18:44 PM OmarKarindu
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* DearNegativeReader: The band's Peel Sessions variant of "Grinding Halt," called "Desperate Journalist in Ongoing Meaningful Review Situation," is a vicious satire of an infamously negative review of ''Three Imaginary Boys'' by rock critic Paul Morley.
31st Mar '17 3:18:10 PM OmarKarindu
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* DearNegativeReader: The band's Peel Sessions variant of "Grinding Halt," called "Desperate Journalist in Ongoing Meaningful Review Situation," is a vicious satire of an infamously negative review of ''Three Imaginary Boys'' by rock critic Paul Morley.
20th Feb '17 8:30:51 PM bt8257
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->''''"Disintegration'' is the best album ever!"''

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->''''"Disintegration'' ->''"Disintegration'' is the best album ever!"''ever!"
14th Aug '16 12:46:19 AM AndyLA
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* AbsenteeActor:
** There's a question on how much and whether or not Lol Tolhurst actually performed on the band's post-Pornography recordings, as he wasn't exactly the most skilled keyboardist (even while he was sober and had to put colored stickers on his keys for live performances, during which he was assisted by Porl Thompson, and later Roger O'Donnell anyway) and the instrument is always credited to other members as well. He effectively ceased to be the band's drummer during the recording of "Let's Go to Bed," as he was unable to get the drum beat for that song correctly. Even though he kept assuring Robert Smith, that he would get it right next time, Smith reminded him, that he would have to play it correctly for live performances as well, which is when Tolhurst gave up. After briefly considering to record the drums himself, Smith called Steve Goulding to play them, while Smith performed everything else, thus Tolhurst did not play on the record.
** ''The Top'' credits Smith for vocals and multiple instruments, Andy Anderson for drums, and Tolhurst for other instruments. The liner notes for the deluxe version mention, that due to Tolhurst increasing substantial abuse (describing him as "no longer a reliably functioning band member") and then bassist Phil Thornalley's physical absence (he went to UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} to produce a Music/DuranDuran album), Smith played everything except drums (and in the case of one song, saxophone).
** Then there was also his non contribution ''Disintegration,'' but the band also claimed, that he played nothing on the previous album, ''Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.''



* FollowTheLeader: "Jumping Someone Else's Train" is a song about this trope.
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