The Cure, in concert from The Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow in 1984 to end the week. Two Cure concerts in one week? Well . . .yeah. Last night I ran a Cure concert from The Head Tour in 1985 as tribute to drummer Andy Anderson who passed away earlier this week after a battle with Cancer. Trouble was, Andy was already out of the band by the time that tour started. And since I did my double checking just as I was getting ready to hit “post” – scrapping it at the last minute and putting up another concert just didn’t seem like a good idea at 1 in the morning. So I ran it and promised I would post the correct one tonight. And here it is.
The Top Tour of 1984. Barrowland Ballroom, Glasgow – August 25, 1984. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about it:
In 1984, the Cure released The Top, a generally psychedelic album on which Smith played all the instruments except the drums—played by Andy Anderson—and the saxophone—played by returnee Porl Thompson. The album was a Top 10 hit in the UK, and was their first studio album to break the Billboard 200 in the US, reaching number 180. Melody Maker praised the album as “psychedelia that can’t be dated”, while pondering, “I’ve yet to meet anyone who can tell me why the Cure are having hits now of all times.” The Cure then embarked on their worldwide Top Tour with Thompson, Anderson and producer-turned-bassist Phil Thornalley on board. Released in late 1984, the Cure’s first live album, Concert consisted of performances from this tour. Near the tour’s end, Anderson was fired for destroying a hotel room and was replaced by Boris Williams. Thornalley also left because of the stress of touring. However, the bassist slot was not vacant long, for a Cure roadie named Gary Biddles had brokered a reunion between Smith and former bassist Simon Gallup, who had been playing in the band Fools Dance. Soon after reconciling, Smith asked Gallup to rejoin the band. Smith was ecstatic about Gallup’s return and declared to Melody Maker, “It’s a group again.”
So now you get a double dose of The Cure this week – this one is at least the right one featuring Andy Anderson on drums.
On to the weekend!