August 11, 2004

Talking back to 80s music, 31

Well, for one thing you can try checking the door when you first wake up.  That way, if you don’t see a head you can be pretty sure it was a dream.  QED. 

…Christ, this ain’t rocket science, goth boy.

The Cure, “Close to Me (Head on the Door)”

Posted by Jeff G. @ 1:15am

Comments (10)

  1. Yeesh.  This is a stumper.  And I’m an 80’s musician, too… Throw us a bone, oh inscrutable one.

  2. As a last resort, you can always see if maybe the answer is written in white within the body of the post…

  3. Aw, Jeff, I’ve been waiting HOURS for this.  I’ve made myself so SICK just waiting for another reference from one of my favorite 80’s bands.

  4. Er…reference “TO,” that is.

    BTW, in case memory is weak, I believe I’m the reader who instigated an earlier Talking Back installment about this same group with a well-placed bribe.

  5. (and, with the record for self-indulgence, the THIRD post in a row….)

    Just checked the hidden font, Mr. G.  You got the name of the song completely wrong.  It’s called “Close To Me.” The album it’s taken off of is called The Head On The Door, however. (From late 1985, I believe.  Great LP, too, perhaps their strongest.)

  6. “Somebody’s Watching Me” Rockwell

  7. Jeff B, Head on the Door was one of their better ones, yeah; but it was short, has some duff trax on Side A, and was overall too poppy for your discerning Cure fan.

    Kyle was right: ”Disintegration was the greatest album ever”. In addition I must also inform you about Faith. Some diehards may bring up Pornography too (although I personally wouldn’t). Michele? :^)

    (Japanese Whispers was better too, but it doesn’t count as an LP.)

    HotD is overrated, like Wild Mood Swings is underrated. They’re on the same level. Still better than Wish, Kiss Me 3x, and that wacky Top, tho’.

  8. Jeff B —


  9. This is the second one I’ve missed. Time for the home.

  10. You did it! You finally did it! It’s “I Wanna Be a Cowboy” by Boys Don’t Cry.