Thursday, April 19, 2018

James Leg - A Forest


Thursday, time to check out a tune for this weeks cover song!

"A Forest" is a song by the English alternative rock band THE CURE. Co-produced by Mike Hedges and THE CUREs Robert Smith, it was released as a single from the band's second album "Seventeen Seconds" on 8 April 1980.



"A Forest" tells a vague story of the pursuit of a girl in a forest, which ends in a loss. Many fans and critics regard this song in particular as a good example of THE CUREs unique sound.

This song is behind a famous incident. At the 1981 Werchter Festival in Belgium, The Cure were on before Robert Palmer and were just finishing their set. Robert Palmer, apparently getting a little pushy, tried to have his road crew hurry The Cure off the stage. Robert Smith responded by sassily informing the crowd that they couldn't play anymore, then played an extra-long 9-minute version of "A Forest." Bass player Simon Gallup put a stamp on the performance by shouting "F--k Robert Palmer" to a cheering crowd!


Today's cover of the tune "A Forest" made by JAMES LEG, a pretty remarkable version with distorted Hammond, the Clip is filmed live at Le Bootleg Bordeaux 03/11/2015, enjoy!


THE CURE play "A Forest" at the "Rock Werchter Festival" on july 2, 1981. This is the infamous "f***k Robert Palmer, f**k Rock and Roll" episode where the Cure were told they had to cut their set short, obviously not to the amusement of Robert Smith, Simon Gallup and Lol Tolhurst.


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