Hip Cats

Just what I needed for this post, a pair of emo cats.

Fridays are so overrated.  It’s Monday, we’re in love!  That’s because it’s the day we dig deep into the dark depths to exhume another moody classic out of that coffin of buried alive songs we like to call the Dusty Vinyl Archive!  DJ Scratchy came all dressed in black…. not that that’s unusual for her, she’s a weird girl.  While the Sponkies try using their blunt tipped scissors to cut themselves.  Here’s a song that’s just like heaven…

I obviously had cat on the brain much of last week, given the ordeal I went through.  And it made me think of a song I’ve heard before that I really loved, and that I’m sure wasn’t a hit.  And I was correct…… at least, for my American listeners, since this song didn’t do squat in the States.  If you’ve got the fever, we’ve got The Cure…

Oh dear… someone please fetch this band some Vitamin D!

The Cure are recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, who rose to fame in the early 80’s by almost literally inventing the genre of goth rock, not to mention the black on pale white fashion that was inspired by it.  Like many British bands, they were bigger hitmakers at home than they were abroad…. but they have a trio of Top 40 hits that most Americans know.  Chief among them, their 1991 hit “Friday, I’m In Love,” which I could spend hours telling you about how much I loathe.  In fact, I pretty much hate everything I’ve ever heard from this band…

Whatever you say, loser!

Except for this song!  If it was even released in America, it didn’t chart…. but it had a music video, and that got it on MTV.  And later, VH-1 Classic, which is what introduced me to The Cure’s quirky little 1983 ditty “The Lovecats.”  Unfortunately, that video has been whitewashed from YouTube by some copyright snob…. but here’s the audio for your enjoyment!

Robert Smith’s vocals and the piano work are fantastic in this song…. but I never paid attention until now to what has to be an upright bass keeping the groove!  Unfortunately, Smith himself seems to hate this song…

‘The Love Cats’ is far from being my favourite song: composed drunk, video filmed drunk, promotion made drunk. It was a joke.” – Robert Smith, via Wikipedia

Eh, whatever.  Give me Lovecats any day over that dreadful wailing about the day I have to go BACK to work every week…

It’s Friday, I’m in love…

I’ll be back next Monday with another song that looks dressed for its own funeral…


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Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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19 Responses to Hip Cats

  1. I never really got into The Cure – so much of their music was “uninspired” I guess you might say. I do like the name “Lovecats” (for obvious reasons) but it still has that same “clone of the last song” feel to it. Hope Ody-Man continues his bounce back!


  2. ghostmmnc says:

    I like the Cure – I like the Friday song – I like the bass in this song. I hadn’t heard this one before. My daughter once drew a large chalk picture of him which was really good. I still have it. 🙂

  3. I LOVE “Friday I’m in Love” and “Love Cats” so much. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU.

    By the way, I’m working on a black cat post right now. Also my nephew has a lovely black cat. He said the shelter in San Francisco was doing free black cat adoptions because people thought black cats were bad luck. Ugh. Black cats rock. I’ve never met one that wasn’t a sweetie. I had an amazing black cat named Bart. He was absolutely the best.

    • The photo was taken by my sister 10 years ago when I flea bombed my house and she had to cat sit my boys for a day. The black cat on the left is my Spilly (RIP) and on the right is her Sugie (aka Panther or Bad Kitty, which of course, I called him in good humor). We love black cats. I love that picture of the two of them having a staredown (With Spilly losing). While I wouldn’t limit my options to one, I wouldn’t mind if my eventual replacement for Biskit is another black cat…

  4. draliman says:

    I didn’t recognise the song title and the video won’t play at all, but as soon as Alexa fired it up for me I recognised it instantly. It was a huge hit in the UK (number 7). I didn’t actually realise it was The Cure, I just thought of it as “just another massive 80s hit”.

    • It doesn’t really sound like the rest of The Cure’s music. I much prefer the sound of this to the rest of their stuff…

      Thank goodness Alexa isn’t bound to the Overlords of Copyright Protection, huh?

  5. I like the Cure too, especially when they’re mentioned in the film, Nick and Nora’s Ultimate Playlist, lol. Love the pair of emo cats, they are so cool they’re sad…Ha!

  6. noelleg44 says:

    OK I am not a Cure fan, but I do love your emo cats!

  7. I liked the Cure okay, for the twenty seconds or so that it hit on my personal play list. But then I tend to channel my inner goth. Even if the movement or whatever was ten years too late for my own angst filled teenage years. .

  8. Love your Whistler ripoff 🙂

  9. Snappy tune, though I’d probably have to be drunk to listen to it more than once. Alas, I’m not sure Vitamin D would help these guys appearance or the sound that resembles a cat being pulled through a knot hole. 😁

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