The latest installment of the Cure’s pre-album release Single Of The Month Club, “Sleep When I’m Dead,” threw us for a loop on Monday, coming unexpectedly in repeated-clip form. But now thanks to a YouTube upload by Craig, he of the comprehensive Cure fansite Chain Of Flowers — a great go-to for obsessive updates on all sorts of Cure related news points and ephemera, even if he doesn’t always love our Cure takes (wink, Craig) — we get the whole cut fastened to the black and white official vid for the song.

It’s a pretty straight forward, closed-studio performance clip (save some errant zooms and focus dissolves) for a pretty straight forward studio Cure song (save, well, nothing), but after hearing Scarlett mercilessly hack away at “Boys Don’t Cry,” I’ll count blessings and take a straight forward take on the Cure, by the Cure, any day.

We’ll get one more single on August 13th, and then it’s LP13 time, due out 9/13.

Comments (9)
  1. Jonny Von Golden  |   Posted on Jul 16th, 2008 0

    I love this song. Although I like the live version better

  2. i like it, but you could probably tell most people this was u2 and get away with it.

    • Johnnyboy  |   Posted on Jul 16th, 2008 0

      Well, if by “most people” you mean people who have never heard either the Cure or U2, then yes, you’re right.

  3. boz  |   Posted on Jul 16th, 2008 0

    this is the funniest, scariest, most horrible song from a legendary band i’ve ever heard.

  4. The Cure 1994-2003  |   Posted on Jul 16th, 2008 0

    @ boz: The Cure has done MUCH MUCH worse. This is not even nearly as embarrassing as say, CLUB AMERICA, from the WILD MOOD SWINGS album, a whole record full of poop songs.

  5. Wah Wah Wah Whoa!  |   Posted on Jul 16th, 2008 0

    It is a bit like “The Baby Screams” though…

    Not judging, just noticing.

  6. Me  |   Posted on Jul 16th, 2008 0

    Who knew they were Warren Zevon fans?

  7. julio  |   Posted on Jul 17th, 2008 0

    Had it, lost it, but doesn’t even know. I love love love the early Cure records, but I agree this is embarrassing – even worse is a 50ish man in eyeliner and teased out hair. Will that really help sales?

  8. Dennis "Wisegrass" Hopper  |   Posted on Feb 9th, 2009 0

    This is actually a well written song. Thus, not comparable to the new U2 single.

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