Seventeen Seconds (Bonus Tracks)
by The Cure
Released: May 1980
The Cure took a big stylistic leap between their guitar-driven debut and the synthy, sparseness of 17 Seconds. The bonus cuts on this special edition feature B-sides (fun, but mostly nonessential) and vibrant live cuts that illustrate that transition. They've always sounded better in concert than their lack of stage presence and physical energy suggests.