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The Glove

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The Glove was a collaboration between Robert Smith of The Cure and Steven Severin, the bassist of Siouxsie and the Banshees. The Glove released one official album, Blue Sunshine, which also featured vocals by Jeanette Landray.

Additionally an electro techno project is called “The Glove”.

It all started at the YMCA…

Robert Smith of The Cure first encountered Steven Severin of Siouxsie and the Banshees when they both pitched up at the bar of the YMCA in London’s Tottenham Court Road during a Throbbing Gristle gig on August 3, 1979. “I was wearing sunglasses and a very distinctive green check suit” remembers Robert. “I thought I looked pretty hip and happening. Severin came over to me and whispered in my ear “Charlie Caroli I presume?” That made me laugh! We got to talking, and by the end of the night had agreed The Cure should play with the Banshees on their forthcoming UK tour” During the course of this tour, which included Robert’s stint as emergency Banshee’s guitarist, the pair discovered mutual interests in music, literature, cinema and more, and so began an enduring friendship that led in the spring of 1983 to work on their new infamous joint project The Glove. “We had first talked seriously about doing something together in late 1980 when Robert was working on Faith,” Remembers Steven. At that time Robert was completely in The Cure and I was of course in The Banshees, so a collaboration couldn’t really have worked, we had to wait…

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