11/17/1979 New Musical Express
Jumping Someone Else’s Train/Cult Hero
Two new Cure singles on the same label in one week, showing just how much the band have come on in the past year. I mean, it’s a long way from the Laker’s Hotel, Redhill, to Hammersmith Odeon with the Banshees.
The sardonic attack on fads, ‘Jumping Someone Else’s Train’, lacks the compassion that distinguished ‘Boys Don’t Cry’ and there are hints that the formula is wearing a little thin, but it’s the best of their new songs. ‘Cult Hero’ is a bit of discofied studio nonsense concocted by the group and a drinking buddy that should never have seen the light of day.
However, I await the impending addition of an organist with interest - it should give them the fuller sound they need. And surely sooner or later, whether it be with The Cure, Passions or Purple Hearts, Fiction are going to have a hit.