Saturday, March 30, 2019

The way of CURVE

Curve - essentially the duo of Toni Halliday and Dean Garcia - were one of my favorite bands of the 1990s. So many bands tried, and almost all failed, to merge a dark, cacophonous sound with pseudo-industrial rhythms with Ice Queen vocals. Curve not only succeeded but during the 5 years between their 2nd and 3rd albums, they saw Garbage hit mainstream hitdom with a very similar, though poppier and less edgy, sound.

Their discography gave me fits back in the day - oh, those Brits and their love of multi-release CD singles and the myriad of promotional-only material that I would sit on the back floors of record shops hunting for. I'm sure I missed a few, but I found a good lot...

1 comment:

  1. 1989 - Hearts and Handshakes (Toni Halliday)
    1992 - Doppleganger [25th Anniversary Expanded Edition]
    1993 - Cuckoo
    1993 - Blackerthreetracker 1+2
    1998 - Come Clean
    1998 - Clean Singles
    2001 - Gift
    2001 - Open Day At The Hate Fest
    2002 - The New Adventures Of Curve
    2004 - The Way Of Curve 1990-2004
    2010 - Take A Line For A Walk (Chatelaine)