1/1/1979 Unknown UK Source
Build them up and then... The Cure: 'Boys Don't Cry' (Fiction FICS 662)
Hum... something of a disappointment. On stage "Boys" is invariably on of the highest points but, somehow, in it's tranlation onto the vinyl, the good's virtually gone. The agile interplay between the trio, and the reverberating clipped economy that producer Chris Parry spotlighted so expertly on the debut album, have unaccountably been edged out in favour of a muddy mix and an oldfashioned-hierarchy of instruments. It just sounds so ORDINARY now. The flip "Plastic Passion", doesn't redeem the situation either. A feeling of disappointment makes a slim song sound threadbare. Such a shame.