VA - Give Me the Cure - 18 D.C. bands interpret The Cure (1994, Radiopaque/Corduroy)
The header to this entry largely tells you all you need to know. This was an AIDS benefit compilation involving a bevy of significant D.C. luminaries including Chisel (Ted Leo), Jawbox, Shudder to Think, The Ropers, Dismemberment Plant, Eggs, Candy Machine, and Tuscadero. Try not to get too excited, because the renditions by virtually everyone participating are fairly unorthodox, and as you might guess never quite hold a candle to Robert Smith and Co.'s original configurations. An interesting listen at any rate. I'm frankly too lazy to type out the tracklisting, so just click on the scan of the tray card below to read the full lineup. Enjoy (or not).