Like many of us, Renato Malizia recalls the first time he heard The Cure.
“Back in 1987, more precisely on 31 March, I had exactly 13 years old, and my father took me to one of the most important experiences of my life, a concert by The Cure,” writes Malizia of Latin shoegaze website The Blog That Celebrates Itself. “Exciting, fascinating and many other adjectives I could use to define what I felt that day, images remains in my memory and will never be erased.”
Nearly 30 years later, The Blog That Celebrates Itself has released a free, downloadable 32-track tribute to Robert Smith and the boys, titled The Cure In Other Voices. Stream it and DL it below via the site’s Bandcamp. The band come from all around the world, Malizia writes, “who, like me, have their personal stories of love with one of the greatest bands of all time.”
This new comp follows a pretty aggressive tribute schedule The Blog That Celebrates Itself, which in recent weeks has released cover albums in the name of Fugazi and Galaxie 500, and over the past several months has unveiled similarly themed compilations honoring New Order, Echo & the Bunnymen, and Chapterhouse.
As expected, each band supplies their own sound and vision to a Cure classic. Among out faves are Blankenberge’s shoegazing opener of “Pictures Of You”, Scene Noir’s synthy, minimal “In Between Days”, and Echodrone’s dream-pop rendition of “All Cats Are Grey”. Hear it all below.