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The Cure — The Walk (Everything Mix)
Album: Mixed Up
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Released: 1990
Length: 5:23
Plays (last 30 days): 3
I called you after midnight
Then ran until I burst
I passed the howling woman
And stood outside your door

We walked around a lake
And woke up in the rain
And everyone turned over
Troubled in their dreams again

Visiting time is over
And so we walk away
We both play dead, then cry out loud
Why we always cry this way?

I kissed you in the water
And made your dry lips sing
I saw you look like a Japanese baby
In an instant I remembered everything

Everything
Everything
Everything

I called you after midnight
Then ran until my heart burst
I passed the howling woman
And stood outside your door

I kissed you in the water
And made your dry lips sing
I saw you look like a Japanese baby
In an instant I remembered everything

Everything
Everything
Everything
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Great song ruined...
Great song, and even greater gallery of haircuts / hairdos ... 
My first Cure concert was in 2005 in Hungary at Szegedi Ifjusagi Napok. I remember that it was a small festival and they did the soundcheck during the day. It was amazing, maybe even better than the concert itself. They played for about 2 hours just casually jamming + some songs. Also they came to us, and there was only about 100 people.  Simon signed my 200 forint note. 
Remixes are great if you're in a club dancing I reckon.  Would much rather hear the original personally, but I suppose there are those out there that really enjoy this.
this mix of the song is fantastic!
Neil66 - brill connection to New Order! I share your pov but now that I have the New Order idea in my head, I like this a lot more!!
 ziakut wrote:

Axel F


Did you mean Axel Foley, as in Beverly Hills Cop?

Yeah, the latter half of this sounds like it could have easily been on that soundtrack.
Rhythm section although digital for both drums, bass and hand claps is well produced, mixed and recorded.  Booty shake worthy for all y'all party people.
Prefer the original, rather than this new order mix...
LOVE me Robert Smith...
After 40+ years, still 100% unique and absolutely incredible!                      
Kind of sounds like New Order's Blue Monday
LOVE THE CURE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'm 52 years old now and a lifelong fan of  The Cure. I despise every single remix that was made on this LP. But then that's just my opinion :-)
 suesblues wrote:

Im having a bit of a personal Cure revival at the moment - got absolutely sick of them a while back, but now enough time has passed to really enjoy their dark energy again, even better - on another level.....


How's that look ten years later?
I like this a lot, but prefer the original.
I really like the Mixed Up versions - they are just more 'Cured'
Excellent!
 joejennings wrote:



If you don't like it skippy, hit the SKIP BUTTON, or switch the the MAIN MIX! ...and shut up! ...many people here, like it! ...it's a good thing we don't have listen to YOUR playlist!!! 


Surely we are all entitled to our opinion?
(just to clarify .. I'm supporting joejennings here  I meant to answer  the original post. Duh.   :)
Excellent!
 Poopsey wrote:

wow this is really bad , a solid 1 in my book



Me and 97% of other listeners disagree. In my book it's an 8.
I always liked this track off of MIXED UP, since it was one of two ("A Forest" being the other) that had to be re-recorded since the master tapes weren't available. It's got a great groove while staying faithful to the original. If you like this stuff, check out TORN DOWN: MIXED UP EXTRAS which they released in 2018.
 Sloggydog wrote:

You do realise that having dissed Talking Heads and The Cure really reflects far more on you than the music.

8 for this.  Would have been 10 for the original.  Never really liked the mixed up album.
 
I was never into the Cure as a schoolkid but was utterly obsessed with Talking Heads.  I've eased off a bit on the latter but learning to appreciate Smith et al. a bit more as I age.

wow this is really bad , a solid 1 in my book
 mrselfdestruct wrote:
Should've called this one "Master and Servant Mix".
 
Bobby should do a Depeche Mode cover, it would work well.
I saw Cure 2 times in 86 Fréjus Antic Roman Arena ( dusty ground makes big fog and 87 in Marseille-France (indoor, weedy fog )          they were absolutly phenomenal,  still now I play cure very loud and we pogo all over the house! 
I like how they actually sampled the howling woman for this remix....


Love me some Cure, just when I needed it.
Axel F
Sounds like Robert Smith backed by New Order. I'd have sworn the opening bass riff was Peter Hook.
 jpfueler wrote:
How Does It Feel?
 
To treat me like you do? 
How Does It Feel?
Love this mix of The Walk, grittier and very Modey without losing the feel of the original
very good
Should've called this one "Master and Servant Mix".
As avid Cure fan - this is alright - nowhere near as good as the original.  There are definitely better remixes on this album as Bill often shares....!
Im having a bit of a personal Cure revival at the moment - got absolutely sick of them a while back, but now enough time has passed to really enjoy their dark energy again, even better - on another level.....
I'm not crazy about remixes...but this one was pretty cool.
Just cannot stand the Cure.  Not a hater, just not my cup of meat.
 scrubbrush wrote:

random shuffle

  Nice attention to detail
4


 Stingray wrote:
Hello RP-Listeners!

I wish all of you "MERRY CHRISTMAS",
wherever you are - whoever you wanna be!

Christmas is a sweet-naive tradition -
not a religious event! 

I like it anyway!

Still - I hope Bill takes the chance
to rock the christmas-tree to pieces tonight!

"Happy Christmas
your "BAD SANTA",
aka STINGRAY
-from Cologne/Germany-
PS
Sermon of the day (promise: I'm serious):

The "Three Wise Men" - Melchior, Balthasar + Caspar
are buried in a golden sarcophage in"our" dome, the famous 
"Cologne dome" - the third highest church-building
in the world - right in the very centre of town, next to the Rhine.
A gothic building of extra-class!

Have a look:
https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Koelner_Dom_bei_Nacht_1_RB.JPG&filetimestamp=20060517174554

The "grave" for the non-believers:
https://www.koelner-dom.de/17450.html?&L=1

+

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrine_of_the_Three_Kings

 
random shuffle

Would have been 10 but for some reason the Mixed Up album which dragged so many songs from brilliance back to ordinary or even poor seems to be far more popular than proper cure...well at least the last 3 tracks i've heard here by them have come from it.
Hello RP-Listeners!

I wish all of you "MERRY CHRISTMAS",
wherever you are - whoever you wanna be!

Christmas is a sweet-naive tradition -
not a religious event! 

I like it anyway!

Still - I hope Bill takes the chance
to rock the christmas-tree to pieces tonight!

"Happy Christmas
your "BAD SANTA",
aka STINGRAY
-from Cologne/Germany-
PS
Sermon of the day (promise: I'm serious):

The "Three Wise Men" - Melchior, Balthasar + Caspar
are buried in a golden sarcophage in"our" dome, the famous 
"Cologne dome" - the third highest church-building
in the world - right in the very centre of town, next to the Rhine.
A gothic building of extra-class!

Have a look:
https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Koelner_Dom_bei_Nacht_1_RB.JPG&filetimestamp=20060517174554

The "grave" for the non-believers:
https://www.koelner-dom.de/17450.html?&L=1

+

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrine_of_the_Three_Kings

 joyfulake wrote:
Strongly prefer the non-mixed version. Of this and most stuff in general, actually. Aside from not really liking the way it sounds, it also feels like a sell-out.
 
The Cure is much better than this ! Try Bloodflowers, f.i.

Bleech!
 mr_toad wrote:
I kwow better watch out....... life is like that...... look up look up look up...... then the grooze smack you right in the face....... you are like a mother+?**** robot..... watch you !!!!!
 
Just quoting awesomeness... {#Dancingbanana_2}
 DaveInVA wrote:
At least its a step above David Bryne/Talking Heads, though not much of a step up...
 
You do realise that having dissed Talking Heads and The Cure really reflects far more on you than the music.

8 for this.  Would have been 10 for the original.  Never really liked the mixed up album.
 fuh2 wrote:

  I have the Cure. I'm on my way.
 

OUTSTANDING!
 fuh2 wrote:

  I have the Cure. I'm on my way.
 
{#Lol} {#Lol} No longer dancing, now I'm on the floor laughing my a** off! Thanks!

 buddyweiser wrote:
{#Crashcomp}   {#Beat}   {#Wall}  {#Frustrated}    
 


So, you're a fan?
At least its a step above David Bryne/Talking Heads, though not much of a step up...
{#Crashcomp}   {#Beat}   {#Wall}  {#Frustrated}    
Hmmmm Ok
{#Bananasplit}
 fuh2 wrote:

  I have the Cure. I'm on my way.
 

Excellent...
I kwow better watch out....... life is like that...... look up look up look up...... then the grooze smack you right in the face....... you are like a mother+?**** robot..... watch you !!!!!
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Suddenly my arms started to move rythmically, then my toes started to tap, then my body started to quiver, then I got up and started to dance ....help...
 
  I have the Cure. I'm on my way.
Suddenly my arms started to move rythmically, then my toes started to tap, then my body started to quiver, then I got up and started to dance ....help...
Product differentiation. The original is much better - this seems like a cheap plastic Japanese (whisper of a) copy.  
 Stingray wrote:
I do not AT ALL share Bill´s love for this band!

 
I agree but ONLY about this All Mixed Up release.  This had to be from the mid-to-late '80s, right? Otherwise, The Cure are a solid (talented) act.  I saw their show in Tampa in the summer of 2008 and was very positively impressed by their 3-hour show.  {#Umbrella}
 squidish wrote:
Memories...4am Sunday morning, dancing at the Starck Club, black eyeliner, leggings and motorcycle boots, lights flashing, high hair, pale people in the hazy morning sun...
 
I remember everything.

Don't know that I'm in the know about all the mix mixup stuff, good, because this song moves my spirit in a positive direction. Find myself knocking my head sideways like that NIght at the Roxbury's tune Don't Hurt Me?
I do not AT ALL share Bill´s love for this band!

Dang, what does that guitar riff come from? Something recent, I think. Something we've heard on RP. How old is this remix? ETA: It looks like this has been out since 1990, so the riff must have been appropriated by the new song, rather than the other way around...
Memories...4am Sunday morning, dancing at the Starck Club, black eyeliner, leggings and motorcycle boots, lights flashing, high hair, pale people in the hazy morning sun...
Strongly prefer the non-mixed version. Of this and most stuff in general, actually. Aside from not really liking the way it sounds, it also feels like a sell-out.
coolpeople_rule wrote:
It's as if The Cure has it's own Cult!!
do ya think? not as fanatical in most cases as the dead but we're out here.
Rock on RP! Right back to hanging out in high school in a dark room with a black light.
oldviolin wrote:
Again! What's that you say!
Baby!
It's as if The Cure has it's own Cult!!
...normally i protest the dance remixes of the cure, but in the case of let's go to bed/lovecats/the walk-era material, really it's perfectly in the spirit of the original releases... ...not bad...
Love The Cure. Don't care for the mix.
great tune until he started singing....
Even if you are a casual Cure fan, this album is absolutely ESSENTIAL to own.
I love listening w/ my headphones on and hearing the music dance between my two earphones. Love The Cure, always have, always will.
kingfish2004 wrote:
DDDAAANNNNNNNNNNNNNNMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!! Somebody is jamming toNIGHT!
oldviolin wrote:
Again! What's that you say!
Sympatoch ! Old-New Electro-Wave
Darkmatter wrote:
How is this not Blue Monday, instrumentally? What a ripoff!
They left out the handclaps.
How is this not Blue Monday, instrumentally? What a ripoff!
...furry dance at luskwood!..
this has been one of my favorite all time cds
ElectricSheep wrote:
cool version.
Seconded
ElectricSheep wrote:
cool version.
Yep, agreed.
cool version.
drtjdel wrote:
This makes lousy songs sound like good songs.
You've got it backwards, doctor.
thewiseking wrote:
great song. bury the remix, ferchrissakes.
Agree!! This is such an awesome song, all by itself!
great song. bury the remix, ferchrissakes.
LPCity wrote:
Remember when EVERYBODY did remixes of their popular songs? About 1985-86 or so I think...
I'd been trying to forget. In the unlikely event I ever want to hear a club mix, I'll go to a club, thank you very much.
This makes lousy songs sound like good songs.
Remember when EVERYBODY did remixes of their popular songs? About 1985-86 or so I think...
davin wrote:
Sweet!
yep, and bonus points for effective use of color on the album cover too.
absolutely Robert Smith. Excellent
yuck... even more 80's
Great extended mix! This is uber sweet!
This sucky band is the only reason I turn the volume down while listening to RP. Electronic crap being "sung" by someone who sings worse than my dog.
This guy always sounds as if he's on the verge of crying. I love the "I passed the howling woman" bit in this song - it's always mystified me what it refers to, but very evocative.
Sweet!
exciter76 wrote:
I love the cure, but I prefere original versions
Person taste, I guess, but I love the B-Sides and Mixes......especailly this song.
I recall hurling myself around the union to Cure songs, and can imagine meself doing so to this...although after 16 years....no, I'd still fancy a good hurl). n.b. "union" refers,in the UK, to premises in a college or university run by the Student Union, or the democratically organised entertainment, sporting, leisure and drinking services provided by students for students in a surprisingly well organised fashion.
I love the cure, but I prefere original versions
Aaaah, modern rock... Another reason I LOVE RP!
The Cure jams......
not a bad remix. but then, I was never attached to the original.
nice twy you lie
sccaflagger74 wrote:
What the heck was Robert smoking when he put Mixed Up together?
Good question. What a disappointment.
pyxxel wrote:
True... but I do like this mix, and I'm saying that as someone who loves the original Cure just as much. It's always enlightening to me to hear new variations on stuff.... :D
Right on!
6. The original is far superior. What the heck was Robert smoking when he put Mixed Up together? Visions of more album sales floating in his head I suppose.
most of the mix versions of Cure songs are weaker than the originals, this one included I really like the original "Walk"
I am going to agree with most of the people here. Normally a fan of the cure, but this isnt doing it for me
RichardPrins wrote:
Sounds like cross-breeding with New Order, more so in the mix... would be nice to have some older Cure played, non-mixed.
...yeah, New Order's Blue Monday comes to mind...
One of my favorite Cure songs...ruined?
Eeh Gads! What have the done to this song? Don't get me wrong, I like the original version.