17 / June
17 / June
Robert Smith Versus Morrissey

Nerve.com tries to settle that '80s-old question: Who is better: The Smiths or The Cure? A writer by the name of Peter Smith, appropriately enough, advocates The Smiths while Mike DiBenedetto takes up the cause of The Cure. The Cure go about misery in a goth manner while The Smiths do it in a very English-boarding-school way. On the one hand, The Smiths essentially retained all four members for the duration while The Cure played musical chairs with their members. On the other hand, The Cure predate The Smiths--who lasted for five short years--and continue to this day. If you like atmospheric keyboards, it's The Cure. If you like jangly guitars, it's The Smiths. What if you like both? Help me come to a conclusion on this vexing question: The Smiths or The Cure?

posted at 12:04 AM
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NP, The Cure. Easy.

Meat is not MURDER, and animals DON'T cry.

Seriously, that's got to be the funniest of the unintentionally funny songs of all time.

Posted by: Homer J. Fong on June 16, 2011 04:25 PM

Seriously, the Smiths, "English boarding school"? Genesis were from an English boarding school. Harry Potter attends one. Can't really see the influence on the Smiths, but then again, you are American and probably haven't a clue.

Posted by: Eh? on June 16, 2011 06:30 PM

This is truly and easy question. Anyone who listened to either badn in the 80's or further on is a big wuss. Gain some intestinal fortitude and listen to Metallica.

Posted by: Mike on June 16, 2011 07:41 PM

The Smiths are very good band, however The Cure are a cut above. Robert Smith is one of the best song writers of the past 30 years.

Posted by: dbase5 on June 16, 2011 10:18 PM

Fascination Street.

Posted by: Ralph on June 17, 2011 09:34 PM

The Smiths? Uhh...no

The Cure? No thanks

Give me Paul Westerberg and The Replacements.

Posted by: Renegade Nation on June 20, 2011 04:14 PM
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