The Glove

The Glove was a side-project of Cure frontman Robert Smith and Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist Steven Severin. The idea stemmed from Smith’s dual involvement in Severin’s band at the time. The project generated the 1983 Polydor album Blue Sunshine, accompanied by two singles with non-album b-sides on the Banshees’ Wonderland imprint. They’re backed on Blue Sunshine by fellow English musicians Jeanette Landray (vocals) and Andy Anderson (drums). Anderson drummed in the 1978–79 backing band of Steve Hillage and subsequently held that slot in The Cure on their 1984 release The Top.

Members: Robert Smith (keyboards, vocals, strings), Steven Severin (bass, keyboards), Jeanette Landray (vocals), Andy Anderson (drums)


Blue Sunshine

The Glove released their singular album, Blue Sunshine, on September 9, 1983, on Wonderland Records and Polydor. It features ten songwriting collaborations between Robert Smith and Steve Severin. Smith wrote the lyrics to “Like an Animal,” “Sex-Eye-Make-Up,” “Perfect Murder,” and the b-side “Mouth to Mouth.” Severin put words to “Looking Glass Girl,” “Mr. Alphabet Says,” “This Green City,” and “Orgy.” They joint-penned the second single “Punish Me with Kisses.”

1. “Like an Animal” (4:44)
2. “Looking Glass Girl” (4:56)
3. “Sex-Eye-Make-Up” (4:24)
4. “Mr. Alphabet Says” (3:50)
5. “A Blues in Drag” (3:12)
6. “Punish Me with Kisses” (3:40)
7. “This Green City” (4:34)
8. “Orgy” (3:19)
9. “Perfect Murder” (4:28)
10. “Relax” (6:03)

Smith and Severin recorded Blue Sunshine in the summer of 1983 with producer Merlin Griffiths. They named the album after the 1977 horror film by Zalman King.

Robert Smith – vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards
Steven Severin – bass, keyboards
Jeanette Landray – vocals
Andy Anderson – drums
Martin McCarrick – keyboards, strings
James SK Wān – electric kazoo
Ginny Hewes – strings
Anne Stephenson – strings

“Like An Animal” appeared in August 1983 as an advance single backed with the non-album “Mouth to Mouth.” On November 18, The Glove lifted “Punish Me With Kisses” as a second single, backed with “The Tightrope.”

B. “Mouth to Mouth” (5:35)

B. “The Tightrope” (3:12)


Discography:

  • Blue Sunshine (1983)

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