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The Cult

Recommended Nostalgia Show: The Cult at The Neptune {8/21}

My love affair with The Cult began with, appropriately, the single “Love”, from their 1985 release of the same name. From there, I snapped up all the imports I could find, including a copy of the Death Cult 1988 re-release, picture CDs with remixes, a tape of Electric scored from the Lynwood Fred Myer that I eventually wore out, and spent many hours dancing to "She Sells Sanctuary" at The Underground.

After 5 concerts spent swooning over Ian's voice and wishing that Billy Duffy was my boyfriend, and stomping around in my boots wearing jean shorts with ripped up black tights and Cult concert tees, my fascination admittedly waned after 1991’s Ceremony failed to wow me like their previous albums, and I am barely familiar with the songs on The Cult and Born Into This.

But the release of their new album, Choice of Weapon, has prompted a fresh tour, and because I know someone (Hi, Jenny George!) who is as excited as I am about The Cult, I HAVE TO GO to the show at The Neptune next Tuesday night (8/21). And you should too.

{The Cult with Murder of Crows | Neptune Theatre | Tuesday, 8/21 | Doors at 7pm, Show at 8pm | Tix $38.50 online, before fees | All Ages, bar with valid ID}

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The Cult live in Seattle

at Showbox at the Market

When they were good, they were great. And when they were bad, well, they were less than compelling.

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Latest comment by: imaginarystella too lazy to sign in: ""Ian Astbury has a very Jim Morrison-like stage presence and his voice still sounds good too." It's true! Astbury actually became The Doors' new lead singer a few years ago when they played some shows. Thanks for this review! I ...

1987 Was a Beautiful Year

KEXP uber-DJ John in the Morning just completed a wondrous feat: an hour and a half of music all straight outta 1987. At first I thought myself caught in a timewarp, and then I wondered aloud, "who died?"

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Latest comment by: imaginary dana: "Heh, don't thank *us* -- thank John! It's all his fault. :)"