Favorite "Weather" Songs #4 - "Prayers for Rain"
September 4, 2017 10:08pm CST
I was so busy this weekend that I actually forgot what the theme for this particular music countdown is! We're at #4 in my Favorite "Weather" Songs series, which is simply songs that reference some sort of weather in the title: "Prayers for Rain" by The Cure. It's the second time today that I've reused a song, but I can't help myself in this case. I love The Cure. And you might laugh, but as far as I'm concerned, this band has been at it for over 30 years, and has an extremely strong body of work, as well as a very large, dedicated fan base. They are at least deserving of consideration for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame (you hear that, HOF? The 80's are kicking at the door!) Hey, Hall and Oates got in! Arguably the band's masterpiece, 1989's Disintegration was a moody, gloomy affair. In fact, I've said it before, but I dare you to listen to that album, in it's entirety, and not come away feeling hopeless. "Prayers for Rain" is one seriously gloomy piece music, one of the reasons The Cure is constantly classified as a goth band (although, Robert Smith has too wicked of a pop side to qualify for true gothdom.) It's also one of the main reasons that Disintegration is so depressing. Enjoy, even if it sounds like "slit your wrists" music to you! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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