The Cure v's U2 - an update baby...

Tim Marsh ([email protected])
Sat, 11 Jul 1998 21:02:56 +0800

Thanks to everyone for their input.... i'll e-mail the results from
everyone as well as the weapons i've chosen to take in to war (so to
speak *grins*) soon. But for those still interested here is the original
post. This is an interesting insight into fans, and the diversity of our
be-loved band. And let me tell ya there are some INTERESTING responses
to categories. So here is a re-posting for those interested....

 A good friend of mine is a HUGE Cure fan, and we
have been battling about which band is better (ok ok i know) and we have

decided on a Battle Of The Bands - with 22 categories and an
'independent' judge (she claims to like both the Cure and U2).... Anyway

the idea is that no song can be used for more than one category, no
B-sides apart from the obvious B-side category (well derrrr!). Anyway,
i'd appreciate your help - we have to win this contest - although some
would argue it isn't a fair fight *laughs* so here are the categories:

1) Best 'throwaway' song
2) Best techno song (me thinks Mofo here *laughs*)
3) Most ridiculous song
4) Sexiest song
5) Best suicidal song (don't laugh)
6) Best Pop song (whatever that is)
7) best 'pull at the heart strings' song
8) best love song
9) best worst song *laughs* (ok an oxymoron - their worst song)
10) best single - (not as all the tracks on it but as best song release)

11) best under-rated song
12) best 'easy listening' song
13) best B side
14) best teen anthem (i need help here)
15) best instrumental - (help!)
16) weirdest song
17) best vocal performance
18) most catchy tune
19) best 'anger release' song
20) best song to sing-a-long to
21) best song that slowly builds
22) song that leaves you feeling saddest

Ok there it is - if people could e-mail me with their selection it could

be fun. I can let Wire know if there is interest, about the results and
peoples selections. So the rules again -
a) stick to album cuts (except for obvious categories)
b) only use one song per category
and c) don't ask me to explain each category *laughs*

UPDATE!! : ok some people have got confused over 'throwaway' well its
kind of meant (and don't flame me) as something recorded that's not
overly deep, kind of almost falling into 'filler' territory - although
very, maybe nothing, U2 do fits into that category. But you know what i
mean - something without the usual depth and probably lucky to make the
album (in a way)... That might clear things up - or muddy them further

and its ok to bend the rules and include Passengers and other things -
just don't go to obscure (pardon the pun) *laughs*

anyway i thought it might be food for thought for otherwise starving
people *grins*
take care,
back to your regular transmission,
"sees the truth but needs the lie" - Slow Dancin....

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