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10:15 Saturday Night

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June 1979

Fiction Records


Robert Smith, Michael Dempsey, Lol Tolhurst

"10:15 Saturday Night" is a song by British post-punk band The Cure. It was the B-side to their single "Killing an Arab" as well as the opening track of their debut album Three Imaginary Boys. It was also released in France as a single, with the track "Accuracy" as the B-side. It has been performed live during most of their shows since its release, and was included in their live album Concert.

According to interviews in the booklet for the Deluxe Edition of Three Imaginary Boys, the demo of the song is what caught Chris Parry's attention in 1978 and led him to sign the band to his newly founded record company, Fiction. The track was written by Robert Smith at the age of 16 one evening while sitting at the kitchen table feeling "utterly morose" watching the tap dripping and drinking his dad's homemade beer. It was first performed as part of sets performed by Easy Cure at gigs around the band's local area of Crawley.

Another possible influence for the song is the novel I Capture The Castle by Dodie Smith, which features the opening line "I write this sitting in the kitchen sink".

The song was sampled on "Man Next Door" by Massive Attack.

The home demo of the song (RS Organ Home Demo With Vox 2/78) was used in the film Awaydays.

Australian rock group The Living End covered the song on their second EP It's For Your Own Good.


10:15 Saturday Night Wikipedia