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Go Cedric, Go!

“In Tribute” from The Oregonian, Friday, December 24, 2004

Four cover bands paid homage to acts that VH1’s “Where Are They Now?” has yet to exploit. Portland’s own The Xploding Boys hit select spots from The Cure’s history, conveying the spirit of the band. Lead vocalist and keyboardist Cedric Justice’s notes carefully traced the happy-sad aches of Robert Smith, the sincerity of Justice’s appreciation of his lipstick-smudged idol coming across even more after his set.

“The Cure’s always been my favorite band,” Justice said downstairs, in the glow of about 16 bar candles. “The first album I ever owned was ‘Disintegration.’ And I saw the ‘Fascination Street’ video when I was little, and I just remember I loved it, instantly.”

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