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Encyclopedia > Malice (band)
It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into The Cure. (Discuss)
This article is about the rock band. For other meanings, see malice.
Malice
Background information
Origin Crawley
Sussex, England
Genre(s) Punk rock
Post-punk
Alternative rock
Years active January – December 1976
Website TheCure.com
Former members
Martin Creasy
Marc Ceccagno
Robert Smith
Porl Thompson
Michael Dempsey
Laurence Tolhurst

Malice were a short-lived British punk rock band from Crawley, Sussex, who performed together between January and December of 1976. Members of the group later formed Easy Cure in 1977, who in turn became The Cure in 1978. Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... The Cure are a successful English rock band, widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... The term Malice has several meanings: Malice (legal term), a legal term describing the intent to harm Malice (movie), a 1993 movie starring Nicole Kidman, Alec Baldwin and Bill Pullman Malice (noun), a way to describe the feeling of hatred or disrespect. ... Crawley is a town and local government district in West Sussex, England. ... Sussex is a traditional county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Post punk generally refers to the particularly fertile and creative period following the initial punk rock explosion. During the first wave of punk, roughly spanning 1976-1983, bands such as The Sex Pistols, The Clash, The Ramones and The Damned began to challenge the current styles and conventions of rock... Alternative rock (also called alternative music[1] or simply alternative) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Robert James Smith (born April 21, 1959 in Blackpool, England), a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, has been the lead singer of British post-punk band The Cure since its founding in 1976. ... Porl Thompson (born Paul Stephen Thompson on November 8, 1957 in Wimbledon, England) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... Michael Dempsey was born on February 29th, 1958 in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia He met Robert Smith (musician), Lol Tolhurst, and Porl Thompson at school and played in some of their early bands like Malice and The Obelisk. ... Laurence Lol Tolhurst (born Laurence Andrew Tolhurst on 3 February 1959 in Horley, Surrey, England) is a founding member and former drummer/keyboardist for the UK goth rock band, The Cure. ... Punk rock is an anti-establishment music movement beginning around 1976 (although precursors can be found several years earlier), exemplified and popularised by The Ramones, the Sex Pistols, The Clash and The Damned. ... Crawley is a town and local government district in West Sussex, England. ... Sussex is a traditional county in South East England corresponding roughly in area to the ancient Kingdom of Sussex. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into The Cure. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... The Cure are a successful English rock band, widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday. ...

Contents

History

January - April 1976

Marc Ceccagno, Robert Smith, Michael Dempsey, and two other members (full names not documented by the group) began rehearsals together at St. Edward's Church Hall, Crawley on January 23rd, 1976.[1] They hired the hall every Thursday, and began playing cover versions of songs by David Bowie, Jimi Hendrix and Alex Harvey.[2] According to Robert Smith, the band had been formed "because Marc Ceccagno wanted to be a guitar hero".[3] Ceccagno, Smith and Dempsey had previously performed together in a short-lived school band called The Obelisk for an end of year performance for their classmates in 1972 at Notre Dame Middle School[4]. Robert James Smith (born April 21, 1959 in Blackpool, England), a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, has been the lead singer of British post-punk band The Cure since its founding in 1976. ... Michael Dempsey was born on February 29th, 1958 in Salisbury, Southern Rhodesia He met Robert Smith (musician), Lol Tolhurst, and Porl Thompson at school and played in some of their early bands like Malice and The Obelisk. ... Crawley is a town and local government district in West Sussex, England. ... In pop music a cover version is a new rendition of a previously recorded song. ... David Bowie (born David Robert Jones on January 8, 1947) is an English singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, producer, arranger and audio engineer whose work spans more than four decades. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... Alex Harvey (February 5, 1935 - February 4, 1982) was a Scottish rock and roll recording artist. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ...


Line up I

Lead guitar refers to a role within a popular music band, especially a rock band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Left: Rosa Hurricane, a heavy metal-style solid body guitar. ... Martin EB18 Bass Guitar in flight case. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is mostly a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... Ercole de Roberti: Concert, c. ...

April - December 1976

In late April of 1976, Graham and his brother left the group, and Laurence Tolhurst (who had also performed with The Obelisk) convinced Michael Dempsey to teach him to play the drums. [5] Laurence Lol Tolhurst (born Laurence Andrew Tolhurst on 3 February 1959 in Horley, Surrey, England) is a founding member and former drummer/keyboardist for the UK goth rock band, The Cure. ...


Marc Ceccagno was later replaced by Porl Thompson, who was dating Robert’s sister Janet Smith at the time; Porl and Janet worked at L & H Cloake – then the only record store in Crawley. Ceccagno went on to form another band called Amulet, which also featured keyboard player Kevin Cohen; another L & H Cloake employee. Porl Thompson (born Paul Stephen Thompson on November 8, 1957 in Wimbledon, England) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ...


Martin Creasy was also a former employee at L & H Cloake, and was recruited as the band’s next vocalist. By this time the group had begun writing original material under the name of Malice. This lineup played all three of Malice’s only documented live shows, during December of 1976.[6]


Line up II

  • Martin Creasy – vocals
  • Porl Thompson – lead guitar
  • Robert Smith – guitar
  • Michael Dempsey – bass
  • Laurence Tolhurst – drums

Malice’s only reported concert dates were:

  • December 18th, 1976 – Worth Abbey, Crawley, Sussex England (Malice played under a pseudonym, and devised an acoustic set for the performance)
  • December 20th, 1976 – St. Wilfrid’s Comprehensive Catholic School Hall, Oakwood, Old Horsham Road, Crawley, Sussex, England (Malice played supporting Marc Ceccagno’s new band Amulet)
  • December (date unrecorded), 1976 – Upjohn Pharmaceutical, Crawley, Sussex, England

Malice > Easy Cure

In January of 1977 following Martin Creasy's departure the band was renamed Easy Cure after a song written by drummer Laurence Tolhurst. It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into The Cure. ...

The Cure
Robert Smith | Porl Thompson | Simon Gallup | Jason Cooper
The Cure personnel
Discography
Studio albums: Three Imaginary Boys | Seventeen Seconds | Faith | Pornography | The Top | The Head on the Door | Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me | Disintegration | Wish | Wild Mood Swings | Bloodflowers | The Cure
Live albums: Concert | Entreat | Paris | Show | Trilogy
Compilations: Boys Don't Cry | Japanese Whispers | Standing on a Beach / Staring at the Sea | Mixed Up | Galore | Greatest Hits | Join the Dots
EPs: Half an Octopuss & Quadpus | Lost Wishes | Five Swing Live
Singles: "Killing an Arab" | "Boys Don't Cry" | "Jumping Someone Else's Train" | "A Forest" | "Primary" | "Charlotte Sometimes" | "A Single" | "Let's Go to Bed" | "The Walk" | "The Lovecats" | "The Caterpillar" | "In Between Days" | "Close to Me" | "Why Can't I Be You?" | "Catch" | "Just Like Heaven" | "Hot Hot Hot!!!" | "Fascination Street" | "Lullaby" | "Lovesong" | "Pictures of You" | "Never Enough" | "Close to Me (remix)" | "High" | "Friday I'm in Love" | "A Letter to Elise" | "The 13th" | "Mint Car" | "Gone!" | "Strange Attraction" | "Wrong Number" | "Cut Here" | "End of the World" | "Taking Off" & "alt.end"
Cult Hero: "I'm a Cult Hero"

The Cure are a successful English rock band, widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s. ... Robert James Smith (born April 21, 1959 in Blackpool, England), a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, has been the lead singer of British post-punk band The Cure since its founding in 1976. ... Porl Thompson (born Paul Stephen Thompson on November 8, 1957 in Wimbledon, England) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... Simon Johnathon Gallup is an English musician born on June 1, 1960 in Duxhurst, England, who has been a member of the British post-punk band The Cure. ... Jason Cooper (born January 31, 1967) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... The Cure are known for having constant member changes. ... This page is a discography for the band The Cure. ... Three Imaginary Boys is English rock band The Cures debut album. ... Seventeen Seconds is an album by The Cure, released in April, 1980 by Fiction Records. ... Faith is the fourth album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Pornography is the fourth studio album by British gothic rock/alternative rock band The Cure, which was released in 1982 (see 1982 in music). ... The Top is the fifth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1984 (see 1984 in music). ... The Head on the Door is an album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me is the seventh studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1987 (see 1987 in music). ... Disintegration (album) Disintegration (physics This is a disambiguation page — a list of articles associated with the same title. ... Wish is the ninth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Wild Mood Swings is the tenth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). ... Bloodflowers is the eleventh album by English band The Cure, released in 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... The Cure is The Cures twelfth studio album. ... Concert is the first live album of the English rock band The Cure. ... Entreat is a live album by The Cure, recorded live in the Wembley Arena in London in July 1989. ... Paris is a live album recorded by The Cure in 1992 during their Wish tour, but released in 1993. ... Show is a live album by The Cure, released in 1993 and recorded live over two nights in Michigan, 1992, during the hugely popular Wish tour. ... Boys Dont Cry is an album by The Cure, released in August 1980 (see 1980 in music). ... Japanese Whispers: The Cure Singles Nov 82:Nov 83 is a compilation album by British new wave group The Cure. ... Standing on a Beach is a singles compilation released by the British rock band The Cure in May, 1986, marking a decade since the bands founding in 1976. ... Mixed Up is The Cures 10th album which was released in November 1990. ... Galore is a 1997 album by The Cure. ... Greatest Hits is a 2001 album by The Cure. ... Join the Dots: B-sides and Rarities is an album of The Cure, released in January 27, 2004 by their new record label Elektra / Asylum. ... Half an Octopuss is the name of a limited edition E.P. released exclusively within the UK by The Cure in 1985. ... Lost Wishes is a limited edition cassette release by The Cure, containing four previously unreleased instrumental tracks from which were recorded during the Wish sessions in 1991. ... Five Swing Live was a limited edition CD of 5000 only available through The Cure website. ... Killing an Arab was the first single by The Cure. ... Boys Dont Cry is the title song of the album Boys Dont Cry by The Cure, which was released in August 1980. ... Jumping Someone Elses Train is a single by The Cure. ... A Forest is a song by British rock band The Cure. ... Primary is a song by The Cure, released in 1981. ... This article is about the song. ... A Single was the first limited edition release by The Cure. ... Lets Go to Bed is the name of a 1982 single by The Cure. ... The Walk is the name of a 1983 single by The Cure. ... The Lovecats is the name of a 1983 single by The Cure. ... The Caterpillar is the name of a 1984 single by The Cure from their album The Top. Track listing 7 Single The Caterpillar Happy The Man 12 single The Caterpillar Happy The Man Throw Your Foot Categories: | ... In Between Days is the name of the 1985 single by The Cure from their album The Head On The Door (1985). ... Close to Me is the name of a 1985 single by The Cure from their album The Head on the Door. ... Why Cant I Be You? is the name of a 1987 single by The Cure from their album Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me. Track listing 7 Single Why Cant I Be You? A Japanese Dream 12 single Why Cant I Be You? (Extended Mix) A Japanese... Catch is the name of a 1987 single by The Cure from their album Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me. Track listing 7 Single Catch Breathe 12 single Catch A Chain Of Flowers Kyto Song (Live) A Night Like This (Live) Categories: | ... Just Like Heaven is the name of a 1987 single by The Cure from their album Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me. ... Hot Hot Hot!!! is the name of a 1988 single by The Cure from their album Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me. Track listing 12 single Hot Hot Hot!!! (Extended Remix) Hot Hot Hot!!! (Remix) Hey You ! (Extended Remix) 7 promo Hot Hot Hot!!! (Extended Remix) Hey You ! (Remix) Categories... Fascination Street is the name of a 1989 USA only single by The Cure from their album Disintegration. Track listing 7 Single Fascination Street Babble 12 single Fascination Street Fascination Street (Extended Mix) Out Of Mind Categories: | ... Lullaby is the name of a 1989 single by The Cure from their album Disintegration. Track listing 7 single Lullaby Babble 12 single Lullaby (Extended Mix) Babble Out Of Mind Categories: | ... Lovesong (sometimes listed as Love Song) is a modern ballad written by Robert Smith and originally released by The Cure on their Disintegration album. ... Pictures of You is a song by The Cure included in the album Disintegration (1989, written by Robert Smith). ... Never Enough is the name of a 1990 single by The Cure Track listing 7 single Never Enough Harold & Joe 12 single Never Enough (Big Mix) Harold & Joe Lets Go to Bed (Milk Mix) Categories: | ... Close to Me (remix) is the name of a 1990 single by The Cure from the album Mixed Up. ... High is the first single taken from the 1992 album Wish from The Cure. ... Friday Im In Love is the second single taken from the album Wish 1992 from The Cure. ... A Letter to Elise is the third and last single taken from the album Wish from The Cure in 1992. ... The 13th is the name of a single released by the British group the Cure in 1996 on Elektra Records. ... Mint Car is the name of a single and EP released by the British group the Cure in 1996 on Elektra Records. ... Gone! is the name of a single and EP released by the British group the Cure in 1996 on Elektra Records. ... Strange Attraction is the name of a single and EP released by the British group the Cure in 1996 on Elektra Records. ... Wrong Number is the name of a single released by the British group the Cure in 1997 on Elektra Records. ... Cut Here is the name of a single released by the British group the Cure in 2001 on Fiction Records / Elektra Records. ... The End Of The World is a song by the British goth pop band The Cure. ... Taking Off is a song by the British goth pop band The Cure. ... Taking Off is a song by the British goth pop band The Cure. ... Im a Cult Hero is a single released by The Cure under the name Cult Hero. ...

References

  1. ^ Ten Imaginary Years, by L. Barbarian, Steve Sutherland and Robert Smith (1988) Zomba Books ISBN 0-946391-87-4
  2. ^ The Cure, A History in Spiral Scratch Magazine by Rachel Doran, April 1992
  3. ^ In Ten Imaginary Years
  4. ^ A History of The Cure in Melody Maker Magazine by Steve Sutherland, 1990
  5. ^ Barbarian, Sutherland, Smith (1988)
  6. ^ While Ten Imaginary Years makes reference to Porl Thompson dating Janet Smith, working at the local record store, and replacing Ceccagno on guitar - as well as the fleeting appearance of a vocalist named only as Martin; more detailed information on Martin Creasy's involvement in Malice, and regarding the musical activities of other staff at L & H Cloake has subsequently appeared in the press releases and internet biographies issued from members of the group T-30 Control. Martin Creasy of Malice and Kevin Cohen of Amulet have also submitted further biographical information regarding Malice and Easy Cure (1976 - 1978) to the archival fansite www.cure-concerts.de

 
 

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