Here it is folks, the first track from our fifth single, The Big Picture, due in a few weeks. This time we chose to tackle The Cure’s classic track from 1985’s Head On The Door. It’s a faster, more muscular version of the song that still retains the melancholic grandeur of the original.
Why The Cure this time? Rumor has it that chief Lightouts songwriter Gavin Rhodes used to tease his hair and wear eyeliner in the 8th grade, so this is a bit of a musical homecoming for the band. Rhodes had this to say about the cover: “This is one of those Cure songs that show why the stereotypical perceptions of the band as all keyboards, gloom, and doom are so wrong. I think this is one of the best guitar driven pop-songs of all time. Soaring, anthemic, wistful, it’s just amazing to me. This guitar riff alone was hugely influential in my development on the guitar. And the lyric, ‘A smile to hide the fear away / I’ll smear this man across the walls / Like strawberries and cream,’ is simply brilliant.”
Thanks to Impose Magazine for premiering the track.
Enjoy. And turn that shit UP!