Video: Ramones - I Don't Wanna Grow Up & The Cure - Primary (live on Top Of The Pops)
Two more nice archive performances from Top Of The Pops today. First up are The Ramones playing the CLASSIC Tom Waits penned I Don't Wanna Grow Up, which featured on their final studio album, 1995's Adios Amigos. The Tom Waits version features on his industrial/blues/funk/brecht masterpiece Bone Machine from three years earlier. Not often does a song so good get covered by a band that seem like they should have written it in the first place (not to put down Tom's part in things!).
Second is a performance of Primary by The Cure, which was the first single from their 1981 classic Faith. It only reached number 43 in the singles chart, so god knows how they got onto Top Of The Pops with it, but still it's a good performance despite the low quality video file. To me it's strange to see a time when a band so legendary as The Cure could be playing such good material on a show like Top Of The Pops, as even the good bands playing on it nowadays don't seem like they'll be remembered in the same way in 20 years. Or maybe i'm just a bit drunk.
While i'm typing, the debut album from The Evens is rather good, and any Fugazi fans who haven't picked it up yet should really make the effort. It's cheap too.
Ramones - I Don't Wanna Grow Up (live TOTP) - MPG 25.2mb (rapidshare)
The Cure - Primary (live TOTP) - MPG 28.9mb (rapidshare)