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Cult Hero ‘I Dig You’ Canadian 7″

Posted on March 6, 2009
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Cult Hero I Dig You Canadian

Cult Hero I Dig You Canadian

A truly bizarre item this.  A rare Canadian pressing on an obscure independent label for this Cure spin-off release. How this got a Canadian release is a mystery and it must have sold nothing.

The single was conceived by Robert Smith (singer/guitarist of The Cure) and Simon Gallup (then bassist of The Magspies) as a way to test their musical compatibility. Smith was considering Gallup as a prospective replacement for Michael Dempsey (The Cure's bassist at the time) "whose personality and ambitions for the band were seriously at odds" with Smith's.[1]

The songs were written for, and feature on vocals, local Horley postman Frank Bell, who is also featured on the single's artwork. They also feature ex-Cure guitarist Porl Thompson and Magspies keyboardist Matthieu Hartley amongst an extended lineup of friends and family, including Robert's sisters Janet and Margaret and local band The Obtainers.

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