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Half of the time The Cure are untouchable, but, suprisingly, doom bands covering their songs works very well, suprisingly for me at least, as i do not like the idea of covers in general.
So here are my favourite ones, which one do you like best, if at all, do you have other recommendations?

First up is Siamese Twins covered by Ocean (US). Everything this band did is fantastic, but this song is just superb! Could not find youtube video, but if you haven't heard it, you really should find this song, it's a bonus track on the vinyl release, a live track, which is all the more stunning as it sounds as good and as heavy as the studio songs in the album!




Wraith of the Ropes are also wonderful (i'll never give up hoping to hear Demonic Influences, even as an instrumental album) and this song works very, very well=)




Third is Nadja with a great version of Faith:




Another fantastic entity covering Plainsong:




I do not like everything by A Dream Of Poe, but the title song of the EP and this cover are very good:




So, my personal favourite is Ocean's Siamese Twins=) Any opinions on the matter?

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I've been a great fan of The Cure all the way up to Pornography... after that, they turned a bit too poppy for me... still, a few decent songs here and there, but the albums were far too inconsistent. All these covers are pretty good, but the songs structures don't really lend themselves to be covered in a doomy way. Pornography has an incredibly doomy atmosphere and is a very depressing, soul-destroying record. I haven't listened to the Ocean's cover and I'm very curious. Doesn't seem to be anywhere on the 'net and I guess this is the reason why you haven't posted it... :D

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I also thought it was a pity that Ocean's cover cannot be found anywhere, so i uploaded it myself, edited my post with the video.
And you are right that post-Pornography albums are inconsistent (with the possible exception of Disintegration and Bloodflowers), they tend to mix great songs with really annoying happy tunes, i have solved this problem by simply removing half their discography from my PC, but listening to physical releases can be a little bothering though. Still, when they get it right they are untouchable=)


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Thanks for uploading the song... I must say the Ocean's cover is unrecognizable, so much that I had to go and listen to the original version! Don't quite see the point of doing something like that... :D It's a good song, nevertheless...

I forgot Disintegration... how could I? :) Not incredibly keen on Bloodflowers, although it sits happily in my collection... :D

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I'm kind of surprised that Katatonia never attempted a cover of The Cure during their doom days. The guitar tone of Dance of December Souls reminds me of a heavier version of the guitar lines in Pornography most of the time.

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Merchant of Doom wrote:
Not incredibly keen on Bloodflowers


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Detox wrote:
Merchant of Doom wrote:
Not incredibly keen on Bloodflowers


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it's very patchy... :oldfart:

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Not a fan of Alunah, but it's an interesting take on A Forest (of course owning everything to the brilliance of The Cure=)))




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Can't decide if I like it or not... :D

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I really want to try out "The Funeral Party" at some point, just such a crushing mood.

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stefan86 wrote:
I really want to try out "The Funeral Party" at some point, just such a crushing mood.


Please do try it out=))


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Found two more nice covers from a weird 2008 compilation (made by Fear Drop magazine) with all songs from Pornography covered:

Dirge doing A short Term Effect




And once again Nadja with One Hundred Years




Year of No Light also have a cover there but it's bad=)


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I've also always thought that anything between Seventeen Seconds (one of my favorite albums of all time) and Pornography would make perfect candidates for a doom cover. But I never really checked out if anybody actually did some covers, so thanks for the links!

I've always fantazised about MDB covering 'From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea'. I think it would be a perect song for them to work on.


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