7-69300 Fascination Street (Remix)
Produced by Robert Smith, David M. Allen
Released on April 10, 1989
US CHART POSITION #46
Find it at GEMM
7-69300 w. picture sleeve
[high resolution scan]
 

T he Cure fans are double lucky because their records are so much fun to collect. Take this single for example: it’s a remix of the elpee original and the B side is the nonalbum “Babble.” As if that weren’t enough, an Extended Remix version of “Fascination Street” exists on a CD single and 12-inch that also includes (for US collectors) another nonalbum entry, “Out of Mind,” that had earlier appeared on the UK single “Lullaby.” And their discography is rife with fruit like this: nonalbum tracks of actual merit (“Babble” could have easily been an album track), interesting remixes, picture discs. I can’t tell you what the difference is in the single remix version of “Fascination Street” since I don’t own Disintegration, but I can tell you that the song itself is terrific. Always reminds me of PiL, two bands I don’t usually lump together for some reason but who, in fact, are very similar. I tried my hand at transcribing the lyrics from Babble, but the ends of the third and fourth couplets are a little hard to make out.

“Babble”

oh nothing ever changes, nothing ever moves
and I sit around in circles in the same old lifeless room

we talk about the mirror man that whispers in my ear again
the hot and sticky pillow man is smothering my face again

oh nothing ever changes, nothing ever moves
and I run around hysterical in dead persistent gloom

babble out in simile
like dog head monkey musing me

shut up shut up shut up shut up and let me breathe

shut up shut up shut up shut up and let me breathe

TRACK LISTING

  1. FASCINATION STREET (REMIX)    (Robert Smith/Simon Gallup/Boris Williams/Porl Thompson/Roger O'Donnell/Laurence Tolhurst)    4:17
  2. BABBLE    (Robert Smith/Simon Gallup/Boris Williams/Porl Thompson/Roger O'Donnell/Laurence Tolhurst)    4:16

    12-inch promo single track listing
  3. FASCINATION STREET (EXTENDED REMIX)
  4. FASCINATION STREET (REMIX)

    12-inch single track listing
  5. FASCINATION STREET (EXTENDED REMIX)
  6. BABBLE
  7. OUT OF MIND

    CD single track listing
  8. FASCINATION STREET (REMIX)
  9. BABBLE
  10. OUT OF MIND
  11. FASCINATION STREET (EXTENDED REMIX)

CREDITS

Robert Smith, Chris Parry, Mark Saunders -- remix

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
US April 10, 1989 Elektra 7"/CSS 7-/94 69300 picture sleeve
US 1989 Elektra 12PRO ED-5374  
US 1989 Elektra 12 0-66704  
US 1989 Elektra CDS 66702  
CAN 1989 Elektra 12 96 67040  

 

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