Linkage — April 12, 2011 at 5:21 am

Linkage: The Cure covers Paul McCartney; plus Johnny Marr, The Untouchables, Wax Trax

The Cure, circa 2008

A collection of some mildly interesting links we stumbled across recently:

Macca’s Son Finds Lyrical Cure Paul McCartney has enlisted Robert Smith and The Cure to cover one of his solo or Wings song along with his son James McCartney for an upcoming tribute album. [The Sun via Chain of Flowers]

Johnny Marr leaves The Cribs to Pursue Solo Work The former Smiths guitarist has left upstart U.K. rock group The Cribs after four years to work on solo songs and continue his work on feature film scores and soundtrack albums. [NME]

The Story Of The Untouchables ‘Wild Child’ LP A look back at the story behind the L.A. ska/mod/soul act’s hugely influential 1985 album and how that celebrated record landed on the venerable Stiff Records in the U.K. [Marco on the Bass]

Wax Trax’s Greatest Hits In advance of this weekend’s Wax Trax! Records Retrospectacle: 33 1/3 Year Anniversary concerts in Chicago, rock critic Greg Kot runs down his 10 favorite releases on the seminal industrial label [Chicago Tribune]

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