Anglo For Your Ear: The Cure’s “Caterpillar”

One of the most eccentric and euphoric Cure songs. The tune’s hook is frontman Robert Smith‘s imitation of caterpillar noises (“Flickaflickaflickaflickaflickaflicka…here you are!”).

From the 1984 album The Top.

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself - he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri - he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.

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