Posted by DjPaulT on 22nd October 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1982
Originally I posted this one back in September of 2010. But for those who may have missed it or if you are a new reader just discovering BTG. I decided to give this one a new rip using my newer upgraded equipment. This 12″ is also being posted in 24 bit flac for the very first time!
“Let’s Go to Bed” is a 1982 single by The Cure. It later appeared on the album Japanese Whispers.
In the aftermath of the bleak Pornography, Robert Smith returned from a month-long detox in the Lake District to write the antithesis to what The Cure currently represented. Written as a sarcastic reflection on sexual imagery in pop music, the single was a surprise hit. It was most successful in Australia, reaching #15.
The origins of “Let’s Go to Bed” lie in “Temptation”, one of the demos for Pornography. The song is a relatively upbeat, guitar-driven instrumental. In August of 1982, soon after Simon Gallup’s departure from the band, Smith demoed a vocal version of the track, entitled “Temptation Two”, a psychedelic piece not far removed from the Pornography album but somewhat lighter in tone. At the end of the song, Smith sings a string of wordless syllables, nearly identical to the “doo doo doo”s of the later song. The final version was debuted on Kid Jensen’s radio show on 27 November 1982.
Robert Smith has often stated that he wished its b-side, the darker “Just One Kiss” (also first performed during the session) was released as a single.
Let’s Go To Bed 7:45
Just One Kiss 7:18
Let’s Go To Bed (Edit) 3:35
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1982||Let’s Go To Bed||U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100||#109|
|1982||Let’s Go To Bed||U.S. Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks||#32|
Label: Sire – 0-29689, Sire – 9 29689-0A
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Maxi-Single, 45 RPM
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: New Wave, Synth-pop
Credits: Producer - Chris Parry
Written-By - Tolhurst*, Smith*
Front cover says: Specially Priced Maxi Single
Find The 12″ On DISCOGS
Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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