Anniversary, Video — January 2, 2013 at 6:30 am

Video: Jeanette Landray looks back on The Glove 30 years after ‘Blue Sunshine’

The short-lived side project The Glove is best remembered for bringing together Robert Smith of The Cure and Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist Steven Severin. But the group, which released a single album, Blue Sunshine, in 1983, also featured vocalist Jeanette Landray — who looks back on the experience after 30 years in this video produced produced by the team raising funds to launch Post-Punk Magazine.

In the short clip, Landray, now an artist who goes by J Sabo, says:

“When I look back at the last 30 years and fabulous experiences I have had, The Glove project is definitely one of my favorites. One thing I remember is Steven and Robert never compromised their art — and that’s been a lesson I bring on board whenever I’m creating my own work. So happy 30th anniversary, boys. Thanks for having me as your guest. It was an absolute pleasure. And thanks Post-Punk Magazine for the celebration.”

Landray doesn’t indicate whether she’d like to work with Smith and Severin again. The former Banshee, however, in a 2010 interview said he was interested in reviving The Glove, and that Smith told him it was “just a matter of time” before that happened.

Post-Punk Magazine is a Berlin-based project hoping to launch an English-language print publication in February/March “covering classic and new post-punk, coldwave, minimal wave, shoegaze, art-punk, indie and more.” The magazine’s publishers are seeking support via Kickstarter, and so far have raised more than $3,000 toward their $85,000 goal.

 

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7 Comments

  1. I had this CD in my car when it was broken in to and stolen. I never missed it. It is a terrible album/project. As far as I know, this era was a big drug usage time in Smith’s life and the low quality shows.

    “Smith told him it was “just a matter of time” before that happened”

    Robert, please don’t make threats like this or for part 2 of 4:13. We fans forgive you for these things but that doesn’t mean you need to keep doing it.

  2. I adore Blue Sunshine and would be thrilled if a reunion were to materialize. And for the record, Steven Severin and Roberth Smith are both former Banshees.

  3. Had Blue Sunshine on vinyl when it came out back in the day. Memories. I think I’ll break out my CD re-issue later today and chill/psych out a bit…

  4. Brilliant album, I love it.

  5. Also… the rerelease that came out 4-5 years ago has demos of Smith singing many of the songs that Landray sang (because of his contract, I believe).

  6. Any idea why the Kickstarter was canceled??? Just heard of it via this article today, went to donate, and it’s been canceled as of 5 days ago.

  7. ChaChaBoom

    what kickstarter? a Glove kickstarter?

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