I just discovered this page 10 mins ago, thanks to Doug Ellis sending me the Peanuts-Tow Sawyer link. Jan 23, 2020
I just discovered this page 10 mins ago, thanks to Doug Ellis sending me the Peanuts-Tow Sawyer link.....Whoever dreamed up this group is a genius, what a great 10 years of change and innovation in music!!!! THANK YOU!
THE CURE - CUT HERE (dedicated to Billy Mackenzie) Jan 22, 2020
THE CURE - CUT HERE
Written by Robert Smith in memory of his friend Billy Mackenzie, CUT HERE (an anagram of 'The Cure') was released as a single from the band's 2001 Greatest Hits compilation, reaching number 54 on the UK Singles Chart.
"He [Billy] was with us for the 'Mint Car' video," said Robert Smith.
"We were having a drink at a table and were supposed to meet the week after to have a drink together. Then he left and Billy's family announced to me that he'd k illed himself. Of course I had different feelings, as anyone would have when a friend commits s uicide, anger, culpability, and obviously sadness. I'm happy this single means something to me, 'cos most of the time, singles are just made for radio."
APOLLO 440 - PAIN IN ANY LANGUAGE (featuring BILLY MACKENZIE) Jan 22, 2020
APOLLO 440 - PAIN IN ANY LANGUAGE (featuring BILLY MACKENZIE)
From Apollo 440's second studio album 'Electro Glide In Blue' released in 1997, this was the last song Billy recorded before he died and another incredible vocal performance.
Sounding "fittingly like a lost ASSOCIATES track," wrote the ElectricityClub, the song had "an air of ethereal Cold War chic with synthetic cimbalom and windy sweeps for that epic Eastern European feel that Marc Almond often liked to strive for."
"Fittingly, APOLLO 440 played at Billy's 2007 tribute gig at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire alongside BEF and ONETWO."