Join Mark and Thom for a full hour of The Cure as we dive into Bloodflowers. Hear Thom talk about his change of heart, Mark playing hooky, and our mutual love of the Cure and Bloodflowers.
Welcome back to Once Every Two Weeks, the podcast where we delve into the world of music and explore the stories behind our favorite albums. In today’s episode, Mark and Thom will be diving into a captivating and introspective album by the iconic rock band, The Cure. Join them as we unravel the history, themes, and impact of Bloodflowers. From its origins as a song written by a young Robert Smith, to its place as a potential swan song for the band, they’ll be exploring every aspect of Bloodflowers and its significance within The Cure’s discography. So, grab your headphones, settle in, and let’s immerse ourselves in The Cure’s Bloodflowers.
00:00:00 – Catch up, Thom’s Jewel impersonation, Green Day’s Dookie 30th anniversary, and the Queen
00:02:37 – Trent Reznor’s intro speech from The Cure’s inauguration to The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, how long it took for them to be inducted, and Robert Smith’s red carpet interview.
00:06:41 – Robert Smith’s and his wife’s history and his childhood
00:08:11 – The Group, Bratt Club, Malice, and finally Easy Cure and a battle of the bands
00:09:57 – Robert becomes the lead singer, name changes to The Cure, Thom’s change of heart, and Mark’s history
00:15:30 – Bloodflowers intro, the thought it was their last album (spoiler alert, it wasn’t), Robert’s lies to the press, and Bloodflowers reviews
00:33:45 – Out of This World
00:36:59 – Watching Me Fall
00:40:17 – Where the Birds Sing
00:42:26 – Maybe Someday
00:46:15 – The Last Day of Summer
00:48:36 – There Is No If….
00:51:58 – The Loudest Sound
00:53:58 – 39
00:56:24 – Bloodflowers and album wrap up
01:01:34 – Thom’s top 3
01:02:24 – Mark’s top 3