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Robert Smith

Background information
Birth name Robert James Smith
Born April 21, 1959 (1959-04-21) (age 49)
Origin Blackpool, England
Genre(s) Gothic rock
Alternative rock
New Wave
Post-punk
Punk rock
Pop
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter, producer
Instrument(s) Vocals, Guitar, Keyboards, Piano, Bass, Flute, Violin
Years active 1976 - present
Associated acts The Cure
Siouxsie & the Banshees
The Glove
Easy Cure
Malice
Website http://www.thecure.com/
Notable instrument(s)
Fender Jazzmaster
Fender Bass VI
Schecter UltraCure Signature

Robert James Smith (born April 21, 1959 in Blackpool, England) is a guitarist, vocalist and songwriter, and has been the lead singer of British rock band The Cure since its founding in 1976. NY Rock calls him "pop culture's unkempt poster child of doom and gloom", and describes his songs as "somber introspection over lush, brooding guitars".[1] Smith is a multi-instrumentalist and can play guitar, bass guitar, flute, double bass, keyboard, and violin. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 399 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (636 × 955 pixel, file size: 229 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) |Source=The Cure Live in Singapore - 1st August 2007 |Date=August 01, 2007 at 20:24 |Author=momento mori from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia |Permission= |other_versions... is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1959 (MCMLIX) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... 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Contents

Biography

Early years

Robert Smith is the third of four children born to Alex and Rita Smith. His siblings are Richard, Margaret and Janet. Janet is married to Porl Thompson, the "second" guitarist of The Cure; he and Smith switch between playing lead and rhythm guitars. 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. ...


Smith was raised as a Catholic and went to Notre Dame Middle School and St. Wilfrid's Comprehensive School in Crawley. He was an accomplished student who maintained high marks, but after he began playing guitar at the age of 11 his primary focus quickly became his music. He was influenced by The Beatles, Nick Drake, Jimi Hendrix, The Ink Spots and David Bowie. As a teenager, he held a benefit concert for a gay teacher who had been fired. For other uses, see Crawley (disambiguation). ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Nicholas Rodney Drake (June 19, 1948 – November 25, 1974) was an English singer-songwriter and musician best known for his acoustic, autumnal songs. ... Jimi Hendrix (November 27, 1942 – September 18, 1970) was an American guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter. ... The Ink Spots were a popular black vocal group that helped define the musical genre that led to rhythm & blues and rock and roll, and the subgenre doo-wop. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Since its coinage, the word homosexuality has acquired multiple meanings. ...


Smith met Mary Poole in school when he was 14 years old. They married in 1988. Smith wrote one of the Cure's signature compositions, "Lovesong", as a wedding present to his wife.


Role in The Cure

Main article: The Cure

Smith has written or co-written the bulk of The Cure's music and lyrics in a career spanning 30 years. When the Cure was first formed, Smith did not intend to become the lead vocalist; he only began singing after the original singer left and the group could not find a suitable vocalist. During the late 1970s and into the '80s, Smith composed some of The Cure's songs on a Hammond organ, and recorded a complete demo of the song "10:15 Saturday Night". This article is about the English rock band. ... The Hammond organ is an electric organ which was invented by Laurens Hammond in 1934 and manufactured by the Hammond Organ Company until the 1970s. ...


Smith is the only member of the band who has stayed on from the beginning. With Lol Tolhurst, he wrote songs such as singles "Lovecats," "Let's Go to Bed", and "The Walk". He also wrote the album The Top between stints as Siouxsie and the Banshees' guitarist. Smith has co-produced most of the band's material. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... This article is about the album by the Cure. ... Siouxsie and the Banshees are a British gothic rock band. ...


Stage personal and image

Smith helped popularize the "goth" style of dress with his trademark smeared red lipstick and messy black hair, black clothes, and sneakers, a look that he began sporting in the early 1980s. According to Siouxsie and the Banshees bassist Steven Severin, Smith first used Siouxsie Sioux's lipstick after using opium. However, Smith claims that he has worn make-up since he was young. He was also quoted as saying, "It's so pitiful when 'goth' is still tagged onto the name The Cure."[2] Gothic fashion is a clothing style worn by members of the Goth subculture. ... Siouxsie and the Banshees are a British gothic rock band. ... Steven Severin (born Steven John Bailey, on September 25, 1955, in London), sometimes written Steve Severin, is bassist and founding member of Siouxsie & the Banshees. ... Susan Janet Ballion (born May 27, 1957 in Bromley, London), better known by her stage name, Siouxsie Sioux (IPA: , pronounced the same way as Susie Sue), is the lead singer of both the influential rock band Siouxsie & the Banshees and of its splinter group The Creatures. ... This article is about the drug. ...


His songwriting for the band's early albums — particularly Faith, Pornography, and the later album Disintegration — centered around themes of depression, loneliness, and isolation. The sombre mood of these early albums, along with Smith's onstage persona, cemented the band's "gothic" image. 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 alternative rock band The Cure, originally released in 1982 and re-mastered and re-released in 2005. ... Disintegration is the eighth studio album by rock band The Cure, released in 1989. ... On the Threshold of Eternity. ... Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply goth) is a genre of alternative rock that originated during the late 1970s. ...


The band's aesthetic went from gloomy to psychedelic beginning with the album The Top. In 1986, Smith further altered his image by appearing onstage and in press photos sporting short spiky hair and polo shirts (this can be seen in In Orange , a concert in the south of France released on video 1987). For psychedelics, see psychedelic drug. ... This article is about the album by the Cure. ...


Although Smith's public persona suggests a depressed image, he has said that his songs do not convey how he feels all, or even most, of the time.

"At the time we wrote Disintegration...it's just about what I was doing really, how I felt. But I'm not like that all the time. That's the difficulty of writing songs that are a bit depressing. People think you're like that all the time, but I don't think that. I just usually write when I'm depressed."[3]

Vocal styles

In the band's earliest period, Smith used a soft vocal style on the demos of "10:15 Saturday Night" and "Boys Don't Cry" and the frenetic punk style of "I Just Need Myself". Both of those styles were left behind as a third emerged during the production of the band's debut album, Three Imaginary Boys. This new sound, which can be heard on most of the final versions of songs from that period, became the signature Smith sound, which he generally employed until the album Bloodflowers. Around that time, Smith said he wanted to improve his singing, the opposite of his goal in 1984; he remarked in the documentary Ten Imaginary Years that he tried to sing badly for the album The Top. 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. ... Three Imaginary Boys is English rock band The Cures debut album. ... Bloodflowers is the eleventh album by English band The Cure, released in 2000. ... This article is about the album by the Cure. ...


Songwriting styles

Robert Smith in San Francisco, California, October 1985 - Photo by Nancy J Price
Robert Smith in San Francisco, California, October 1985 - Photo by Nancy J Price

Smith's songwriting has shown a range of styles and themes over the years. Early songs incorporated literary paraphrase (the reference to Camus' novel L'Etranger in "Killing an Arab"), punk metafiction ("So What") surrealism ("Accuracy"), straight-forward rock/pop ("Boys Don't Cry," "I'm Cold"), and poetic mood pieces ("Another Day" and "Fire in Cairo"). In subsequent decades, Smith explored more poetic moods. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 411 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (685 × 1000 pixel, file size: 196 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Subject: Robert Smith of The Cure Date: October, 1985 Place: Miyako Hotel - San Francisco, California, USA Photographer: Andwhatsnext Original 35mm photograph scanned Credit... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 411 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (685 × 1000 pixel, file size: 196 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Subject: Robert Smith of The Cure Date: October, 1985 Place: Miyako Hotel - San Francisco, California, USA Photographer: Andwhatsnext Original 35mm photograph scanned Credit... For other uses, see Camus. ... The Stranger, or The Outsider, (from the French L’Étranger, 1942) is a novel by Albert Camus. ... Killing an Arab was the first single by The Cure. ... Look up metafiction in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Max Ernst. ...


Smith's songwriting took a more pop-oriented turn following Pornography. Even Smith's seemingly upbeat tracks often contain dark themes, however; the single "In Between Days," for example, contrasts a bouncy pop-rock beat with lyrics about sadness and heartbreak.


In an interview in 2000, Smith said that "...there is one particular kind of music, an atmospheric type of music, that I enjoy making with the Cure. I enjoy it a lot more than any other kind of sound.[4] When Smith was asked about the 'sound' of his songwriting, Smith said that he did not "...think there is such a thing as a typical Cure sound. I think there are various Cure sounds from different periods and different line-ups."[5]


Collaborations

Smith has also been involved in other musical projects, including a stint with Siouxsie & the Banshees and a side project with Steven Severin called The Glove. He has also contributed to a number of independent projects and performances, among them the B-side of the Faith cassette, a 30-minute instrumental track from a movie project, Carnage Visors. He was responsible for the release of two singles by Crawley based artists in the early 80's: "Cult Hero" a local postman and the "Obtainers" who were two local school kids. In popular music, a side-project is a project undertaken by one (or several) person already known for their involvement in another band. ... The Glove is a supergroup that was a side-project of Robert Smith (from British alt-rock band The Cure) and Steven Severin (from British gothic rock band Siouxsie & the Banshees). ... Carnage Visors is a short film made by Ric Gallup. ...


In 2000, Smith collaborated on the track 'Yesterday's Gone' with David Bowie side man Reeves Gabrels on his solo album "Ulysses (Della Notte)".


In 2003, Smith collaborated with the pop punk band Blink-182 on the track "All of This" off their self-titled album. In 2004, Blank & Jones remixed "A Forest" featuring Smith on vocals. That year, he also provided vocals for Junior Jack for the club hit "Da Hype". Pop punk is used for two separate subgenres of punk rock music: the kind typically found on Lookout! Records, which stray very little from the three-chord formula that The Ramones pioneered, as well as a newer subgenre of melodic, more emotional punk, which includes by bands like NOFX and... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... All Of This was supposed to be the fifth and final single for blink-182s untitled album. ... Singles from Blink-182 Released: November 10, 2003 Released: February 21, 2004 Released: June 21, 2004 Released: December 13, 2004 Blink-182 is a self titled[1] or untitled[2] album, by the band of the same name and their last full-length record before an ongoing hiatus. ... Piet Blank & DJ Jaspa Jones Blank & Jones is a German dance act, consisting of the members Jan Pieter Blank (born June 15, 1971), René Runge (born June 27, 1968), better known as DJ Jaspa Jones and the producer Andy Kaufhold ( N*D*K) (born December 17, 1969). ... Vito Lucente, better known as Junior Jack, is a house music producer and DJ, born in Italy, but resident in Belgium since his teen years. ...


In 2004, he stood in as one of three guest presenters for John Peel on BBC Radio 1, a week before Peel's death. For other persons named John Peel, see John Peel (disambiguation). ... BBC Radio 1 (commonly referred to as just Radio 1) is a British national radio station operated by the BBC, specialising in popular music and speech and is aimed primarily at the 14-29[1] age group. ...


In November, he joined Placebo onstage at their Wembley arena gig to sing that band's hit song "Without You I'm Nothing", as well as the Cure staple "Boys Don't Cry." He also co-wrote and supplied vocals for the Tweaker song "Truth Is." That same year, Smith collaborated again with Junior Jack on a remix of "Da Hype", featured on the album Trust It. He was also featured as a vocalist and co-writer on JunkieXL's "Perfect Blue Sky." Ashtray Heart redirects here. ... Tweaker is an American music project founded by Chris Vrenna in the late 1990s. ... Junkie XL (also JXL) is a musician, born Tom Holkenborg in Lichtenvoorde, The Netherlands in 1967. ...


In 2005, Smith teamed up with Billy Corgan, lead singer and lead guitarist of both The Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan, to do a cover of the Bee Gees' "To Love Somebody" on Corgan's first solo release, TheFutureEmbrace. William Patrick Corgan, Jr. ... The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. ... Zwan was a short-lived indie supergroup that was formed by The Smashing Pumpkins lead singer Billy Corgan in 2001. ... The Bee Gees were a singing trio of brothers — Barry, Robin, and Maurice Gibb — that became one of the most successful musical acts of the 20th century. ... TheFutureEmbrace is the first solo album by Billy Corgan, of The Smashing Pumpkins and Zwan. ...


In 2006, Smith worked with Faithless on a remix of the Cure's "Lullaby" on the track "Spiders, Crocodiles & Kryptonite" from the album To All New Arrivals. Faithless are a British band whose music is described by the band as a cross between hip-hop and dance. ... Families Suborder Mesothelae     Liphistiidae (primitive burrowing spiders) Suborder Mygalomorphae     Atypidae (atypical tarantula)     Antrodiaetidae (folding trapdoor spider)     Mecicobothriidae (dwarf tarantulas)     Hexathelidae (venomous funnel-web tarantula)     Dipluridae (funnel-web tarantula)     Cyrtaucheniidae (wafer trapdoor spider)     Ctenizidae (trapdoor spider)     Theraphosidae (tarantula) Suborder Araneomorphae     Hypochilidae (lampshade spider)     Filistatidae (crevice weaver)     Sicariidae (recluse spider)     Scytodidae (spitting... Genera Crocodylus Osteolaemus Tomistoma A crocodile can be any of the 14 species of large, water-loving reptiles in the family Crocodylidae (sometimes classified instead as the subfamily Crocodylinae). ... This article is about the fictional substance. ... To All New Arrivals is the 5th studio album by dance music act Faithless. ...


In 2007, Smith made a guest appearance in the MTV Unplugged performance of the alternative band Korn, in which he and Korn's frontman Jonathan Davis sang a mixed version of the songs "In Between Days" and "Make Me Bad". MTV Unplugged is a series showcasing popular musical artists playing acoustic instruments. ... This article is about the band. ... This article is about Jonathan Davis, the lead singer of Korn. ...


Later that year, Robert Smith was featured on a single called "Please" from Paul Hartnoll's album, The Ideal Condition. The single is available as a 7", a 12" and as a CD single through the Kids label.[6] Paul Hartnoll was born on 19 May 1968, in Dartford, Kent. ... The Ideal Condition is the first solo album from Paul Hartnoll who along with his brother Phil formed the electronic band Orbital The Ideal Condiditon was released on May 28, 2007 and features vocals from Cure frontman Robert Smith (“Please”), The Metro Voices Choir, Joseph Arthur (“Aggro”), Lianne Hall (For...


Smith also sang backing vocals on the song "The Affectionate Punch", by The Associates, on their 1980 debut album with the same title. At the time, The Associates were also signed to Fiction Records. The Cure song "Cut Here" is about The Associates' singer, Billy MacKenzie's suicide. The Associates were a Scottish new wave band of the early 1980s. ... William MacArthur MacKenzie, known as Billy MacKenzie (27 March 1957 – January 22, 1997) was a Scottish singer, notable for his powerful voice and vast vocal range. ...


Discography

Band discography

The Cure

See The Cure discography from 1976 (start) to present This page is a discography for the band The Cure. ...


The Glove

See The Glove discography in 1983 (only album) The Glove is a supergroup that was a side-project of Robert Smith (from British alt-rock band The Cure) and Steven Severin (from British gothic rock band Siouxsie & the Banshees). ...


Siouxsie & the Banshees

Nocturne is a live album, also available on video of Siouxsie & The Banshees Gothic rock material, featuring Robert Smith (of The Cure) on guitar. ... Hyæna is the sixth studio album by Siouxsie & the Banshees. ...

Solo discography

For over two decades, Smith has suggested that he may do a solo album. Smith has been widely credited with writing the songs "Homesick" and "Untitled" as solo tracks; Smith denied this, crediting those songs to other members:

"I didn't write "Homesick" and I didn't write the music too. It's another misconception. […] Out of the 12 songs on the CD, I think I only wrote six musically... "Untitled"... (to Simon [Gallup]) You wrote that one ? ...It was Roger [O'Donnell]. So it [(Disintegration)] couldn't have been a solo album and if I'd done on my own it wouldn't have sounded anything like The Cure anyway apart from my own voice. The Top album could have been a solo album but it's not true the way we worked in studio […]"[3]

Curiosa festival

For the 2004 "Curiosa" festival, Smith personally selected 11 bands to open for The Cure. It began with a concert in West Palm Beach, Florida on July 24 and ended in Sacramento, California on August 29. Those bands included Interpol, The Rapture, and Mogwai. The concert had two stages, with the headlining bands on the main stage and the lesser known bands on the second stage. Bands and artists on the second stage changed throughout the tour, and included Muse, Cursive, Head Automatica, Thursday, Scarling., The Cooper Temple Clause, and Melissa Auf der Maur. Nickname: Location in Palm Beach County and the state of Florida. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... For the international organisation, see Interpol. ... This article is about the band. ... For the Swiss progressive house producer who releases under the name Moogwai, see Chab. ... For other uses, see Muse (disambiguation). ... Cursive is an indie rock band from Omaha, Nebraska, on Saddle Creek Records. ... Head Automatica is a rock band, formed by Glassjaw frontman Daryl Palumbo. ... Thursday is an American rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey that has released four full-length albums. ... Scarling. ... The Cooper Temple Clause was a five-piece post-hardcore band originating from Wokingham, Berkshire, England. ... Melissa Gaboriau Auf der Maur (born March 17, 1972) is a Canadian rock musician of Franco-Swiss ancestry, who currently resides in Montreal, Quebec. ...


Guitars

Smith has an extensive range of guitars with a variety of different sounds for different songs and eras of The Cure. His collection includes a Gretsch Silver Falcon 6136SL, a Gibson Chet Atkins semi-acoustic, a '60s Fender Jazzmaster, a Fender Telecaster, a '60s Fender Bass VI, a '60s Mosrite Ventures, a '60s Coral Sitar, a Takamine EN28C acoustic, a Takamine 12-string acoustic, an Aria Sandpiper acoustic, an Ovation L756 12-string acoustic, a Gretsch Black Falcon, a Gretsch Red Tennessee Rose, a Guild 12-string acoustic, a Gibson Reverse Firebird, and a very rare 1963 National Newport 88 (as seen on the cover of the trilogy DVDs). The Fender Jazzmaster is an electric guitar that was first introduced at the 1958 NAMM show and was designed as a more upmarket instrument than the Fender Stratocaster, which was originally to replace the current Telecaster model. ... The Fender Telecaster, also known as a Tele, is typically a dual-pickup, solid-body electric guitar made by Fender. ... A Fender VI on a stand The Fender Bass VI, originally known as the Fender VI, is a six-string electric bass by Fender. ... Takamine (高峰 or 高嶺) is a Japanese family name. ... The ovation (Latin ovatio) was a less honored form of the familiar Roman Triumph. ...


On the 2007-2008 4Tour, Smith has been using only Schecter UltraCURE electrics and a Schecter RS-1000 Robert Smith signature acoustic guitar.


Other notes

  • Smith voiced himself in "Mecha-Streisand", an episode of South Park in which he has superpowers and manifests himself as a monster similar to "Mothra," where he defeats Barbra Streisand in a battle. Series co-creator Trey Parker is a fan of The Cure.[7]
  • In The Mighty Boosh episode "Nanageddon", Smith's tears are mentioned as an ingredient for the most powerful hairspray known to man (Goth Juice).
  • Smith has expressed his distaste for Morrissey (lead singer of The Smiths), stating that "if Morrissey says don't eat meat, then I'll eat meat because I hate Morrissey." [8] The feeling was mutual. The rivalry remained strong throughout the late '80s and '90s and as recently as 2004, when both artists released albums. It has faded in recent times.
  • Smith sang on the song "All of This" for Blink-182's self-titled album. After the record release, Blink-182 played a cover of "A Letter To Elise" at the MTV ICON ceremony, in tribute to Smith.
  • Smith provides backing vocals to Billy Corgan's cover of "To Love Somebody" by the Bee Gees from his solo album TheFutureEmbrace (2005). Corgan and his band The Smashing Pumpkins are fans of The Cure and a cover of 'A Night Like This' appears as a B-side to the single of 'Bullet With Butterfly Wings', also being included in 'The Aeroplane Flies High' box set.
  • He has also done a voice cameo appearance as a character on the Cartoon Network show "Courage The Cowardly Dog".
  • In "Take It Like a Man," the autobiography of Boy George, Boy George said he was saddened when Robert Smith ridiculed the music of Culture Club. Boy George then referred to Robert Smith as "a blob."

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See also

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References

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Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Wikiquote is one of a family of wiki-based projects run by the Wikimedia Foundation, running on MediaWiki software. ... This article is about the English rock band. ... Simon Jonathon Gallup is an English musician born on June 1, 1960 in Duxhurst, England, and bassist of the British post-punk band The Cure. ... 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. ... Jason Cooper (born January 31, 1967) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... Andy Anderson was born in London, England on January 30th, 1951. ... Perry Archangelo Bamonte (born September 3, 1960 in London, England) is an Anglo-Italian musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... Michael Dempsey is a bassist from England, who has performed as a member of several post-punk and new wave bands including The Cure and the Associates. ... Matthieu Hartley was born in Smallfield, England on February 4th, 1960. ... Roger ODonnell (born October 29, 1955) is an Anglo-Irish musician best known for his work with bands; The Cure, Psychedelic Furs, the Thompson Twins and Berlin. ... Philip Carden Thornalley (born 5 January 1960, Worlington, Suffolk, England) is a songwriter-producer and occasional bassist and vocalist who has worked in the music industry since 1978. ... Laurence Lol Tolhurst (born Laurence Andrew Tolhurst on February 3, 1959 in Horley, England) was a founding member and drummer/keyboardist for the UK band The Cure. ... Boris Peter Bransby-Williams (born April 24, 1957 in Versailles, France) is an English drummer best known for his work with The Cure (1984-1994). ... Three Imaginary Boys is English rock band The Cures debut album. ... Seventeen Seconds is the second studio album by The Cure, released in April, 1980 by Fiction Records. ... Faith is the third album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Pornography is the fourth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, originally released in 1982 and re-mastered and re-released in 2005. ... This article is about the album by the Cure. ... The Head on the Door is the sixth studio 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, this album put The Cure into the American mainstream, becoming their first album to reach the Billboard Top 40, by 1990 it had sold a million Stateside copies. ... Disintegration is the eighth studio album by rock band The Cure, released in 1989. ... 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. ... The Cure is the eponymously-titled twelfth studio album from The Cure. ... The Cure are planning to release their 13th studio album in October 2007. ... Concert is the first live album of the English rock band The Cure. ... The Cure in Orange Rating: NR Running Time: 113 Minutes Directed by: Tim Pope Plot Description This musical documentary follows British rock group The Cure through their performance at the classic Theater Antique DOrange in the French countryside. ... 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. ... This article is about the album by The Cure. ... Japanese Whispers: The Cure Singles Nov 82:Nov 83 is a compilation album by British new wave group The Cure. ... Staring at the Sea 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. ... In Between Days (sometimes listed as Inbetween Days or In-Between Days) is the name of a successful 1985 single by The Cure from their album of the same year, The Head on the Door. ... Close to Me is the name of a successful 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: | ... American cover artwork Just like Heaven is a song by British rock band The Cure. ... Lullaby is a 1989 single by The Cure from their album Disintegration. ... Fascination Street is the name of a 1988 USA only single by The Cure from their album Disintegration. ... 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 is the name of a successful 1985 single by The Cure from their album The Head on the Door. ... 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 final single taken from the album Wish from The Cure in 1992. ... For other meanings of Purple Haze, see Purple Haze (disambiguation). ... 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. ... 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. ... Out of This World is a promo only release from The Cure, from the 2000 album Bloodflowers. ... Maybe Someday is a promo only release from The Cure, from the 2000 album Bloodflowers Tracklisting Maybe Someday (Edit) Maybe Someday (Album Version) Maybe Someday (Hedges Remix) Personel Robert Smith: vocals, guitar Simon Gallup: bass Perry Bamonte: guitar Roger ODonnell: keyboards Jason Cooper: drums Categories: | ... Cut Here is the name of a single released by the British group the Cure in 2001 on Fiction Records / Elektra Records. ... Just Say Yes is the name of a promo only release by the British group the Cure in 2001 on Fiction Records / Elektra Records. ... Alternate (American) chronology Just Say Yes (2001) End of the World (2004) alt. ... Siouxsie and the Banshees are a British gothic rock band. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into The Cure. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into The Cure. ... Lockjaw were a UK punk band from the 70s It originally consisted of: Bo Zo - vocals Micky Morbid - guitar Andy Septic - bass Oddy Ordish - drums The band featured Simon Gallup, later to go on and join The Cure. ... The Associates were a Scottish new wave band of the early 1980s. ... A cult hero is an unlikely icon in popular culture. ... The Glove is a supergroup that was a side-project of Robert Smith (from British alt-rock band The Cure) and Steven Severin (from British gothic rock band Siouxsie & the Banshees). ... Fools Dance was a short-lived British rock band founded by Simon Gallup following his departure from The Cure in 1982. ... In 1980, Caroline Crawley and Jemaur Tayle met in Bournemouth, England, where they discovered a mutual appreciation of poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. ... Presence was a short-lived British rock band formed by Gary Biddles (a former roadie for The Cure) with Lol Tolhurst. ... Babacar was a short-lived British rock band formed by Caroline Crawley, former lead singer of Shelleyan Orphan, and her then-boyfriend Boris Williams, former drummer of The Cure. ... Levinhurst is an electronic band formed by Lol Tolhurst, a founding member of The Cure, and his wife Cindy Levinson. ... The Cure are known for having constant member changes. ... This page is a discography for the band The Cure. ... Tribute Albums for The Cure released by others: 100 Tears - A Tribute to the Cure Disintegrated - hardcore tribute to the cure Composed entirely of covers from the 1989 album Disintegration. ...

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