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The Cure
The Cure live in Singapore in 2007. Left to right: Porl Thompson, Jason Cooper (back), Robert Smith, Simon Gallup
The Cure live in Singapore in 2007. Left to right: Porl Thompson, Jason Cooper (back), Robert Smith, Simon Gallup
Background information
Origin Crawley, England
Genre(s) Alternative rock
Gothic rock
Post-punk
New Wave
Years active 1976–present
Label(s) Fiction
Suretone
Geffen
Polydor
Elektra
Sire
Associated acts Malice
Easy Cure
The Glove
Website www.thecure.com
Members
Robert Smith
Porl Thompson
Simon Gallup
Jason Cooper
Former members
Lol Tolhurst
Michael Dempsey
Matthieu Hartley
Phil Thornalley
Andy Anderson
Boris Williams
Roger O'Donnell
Perry Bamonte

The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. The band have experienced several lineup changes, with frontman, guitarist and main songwriter Robert Smith—known for his iconic wild hair, pale complexion, smudged lipstick and frequently gloomy and introspective lyrics—being the only constant member. The Cure is the eponymously-titled twelfth studio album from 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. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... 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. ... For other uses, see Crawley (disambiguation). ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Alternative music redirects here. ... Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply goth) is a genre of alternative rock that originated during the late 1970s. ... 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... The New Wave was a movement in American, Australian and British popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, growing out of the New York City musical scene centered around the club CBGB. The term itself is a source of much confusion. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Fiction Records is a record label that was founded in 1978 by Chris Parry as a home for The Cure. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... 1920s vintage Polydor export label with its double-horn gramophone logo In 1954 Polydor Records introduced their distinctive orange label. ... Elektra Records is an American record label owned by Warner Music Group, and today operates under Atlantic Records Group. ... Sire Records Company is an American record label, owned by Warner Music Group and distributed through Warner Bros. ... 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. ... 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). ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... 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 Jonathon Gallup is an English musician born on June 1, 1960 in Duxhurst, England, and bassist 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Andy Anderson was born in London, England on January 30th, 1951. ... 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). ... 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. ... Perry Archangelo Bamonte (born September 3, 1960 in London, England) is an Anglo-Italian musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article is about the genre. ... For other uses, see Crawley (disambiguation). ... This article refers to the historic county in England. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... A songwriter is someone who writes the lyrics to songs, the musical composition (chords) or melody to songs, or both. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... Big hair is a term that can refer to hairstyles that emphasize large volume or largely styled hair. ...


The members of The Cure first started releasing music in the late 1970s. Their first album, Three Imaginary Boys (1979), and early singles placed them as part of the post-punk and New Wave movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s the band's increasingly dark and tormented music helped form the gothic rock genre. After the release of 1982's Pornography, the band's future was uncertain and frontman Robert Smith was keen to move past the gloomy reputation his band had cultivated. With the 1982 single "Let's Go to Bed" Smith began to inject more of a pop sensibility into the band's music. The Cure's popularity increased as the decade wore on, especially in the United States, where the songs "Just Like Heaven", "Lovesong" and "Friday I'm in Love" entered the Billboard Top 40 charts. By the start of the 1990s, The Cure were one of the most popular alternative rock bands in the world and have sold an estimated 27 million albums as of 2004.[1] As of 2007, The Cure have released twelve studio albums and over thirty singles, with a thirteenth album due in September 2008. Three Imaginary Boys is English rock band The Cures debut album. ... 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... The New Wave was a movement in American, Australian and British popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, growing out of the New York City musical scene centered around the club CBGB. The term itself is a source of much confusion. ... 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. ... Gothic rock (sometimes called goth rock or simply goth) is a genre of alternative rock that originated during the late 1970s. ... 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. ... Lets Go to Bed is the name of a 1982 single by The Cure. ... American cover artwork Just like Heaven is a song by British rock band The Cure. ... Friday Im in Love is the second single taken from the album Wish (1992) from The Cure. ... Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ... Alternative music redirects here. ...

Contents

History

Formation and early years (1973–1979)

The first incarnation of what became The Cure was The Obelisk, a band formed by students at Notre Dame Middle School in Crawley, Sussex. The band made their public debut in a one-off performance in April 1973, and featured Robert Smith (piano), Michael Dempsey (guitar), Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst (percussion), Marc Ceccagno (lead guitar) and Alan Hill on bass guitar.[2] In January 1976 former Obelisk guitarist Marc Ceccagno formed Malice with Robert Smith—now also on guitar—and Michael "Mick" Dempsey—switching to bass—along with two other classmates from St. Wilfrid's Catholic Comprehensive School. Ceccagno soon left, however, to form a Jazz-rock fusion band called Amulet. Increasingly influenced by the emergence of punk rock, Malice's remaining members became known as Easy Cure in January 1977.[3] Smith and Dempsey had, by this time, been joined by Lol Tolhurst from The Obelisk on drums, and new lead guitarist Porl Thompson. Both Malice and Easy Cure also trialed several unsuccessful vocalists before Smith finally assumed the role of Easy Cure's frontman in September of 1977.[4] This article refers to the historic county in England. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... Pianoforte redirects here. ... 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. ... Two different electric guitars. ... Laurence Lol Tolhurst (born Laurence Andrew Tolhurst, 3 February 1959, in Horley, Surrey, England) is a founding member and former drummer/keyboardist for the UK goth rock band, The Cure. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... For the UK magazine, see Guitarist (magazine). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into The Cure. ... Two different electric guitars. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... Jazz fusion (sometimes referred to simply as fusion) is a musical genre that loosely encompasses the merging of jazz with other styles, particularly rock, funk, R&B, and world music. ... 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. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into The Cure. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments, such as a cowbell, wood block, chimes or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... 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. ... For other uses, see Singer (disambiguation). ... Frontman (also front man) is a term referring to the lead singer or band leader of a music group. ...


That year, The Easy Cure won a talent competition with the German label Hansa Records, and received a recording contract. Although the band recorded tracks for the company, none were ever released.[5] Following disagreements in March of 1978 over the direction the band should take, the contract with Hansa was dissolved. Smith later recalled "We were very young. They just thought they could turn us into a teen group. They actually wanted us to do cover versions and we always refused."[5] Thompson was dropped from the band that May, and the remaining trio (Smith/Tolhurst/Dempsey) was soon renamed The Cure by Smith.[6] Later that month the band recorded their first sessions as a trio at Chestnut Studios in Sussex which were distributed as a demo tape to a dozen major record labels.[7] The demo found its way to Polydor Records scout Chris Parry, who signed The Cure to his newly formed Fiction label—distributed by Polydor—in September 1978.[8] However, as a stop-gap while Fiction finalised distribution arrangements with Polydor, on December 22, 1978 The Cure released their debut single "Killing an Arab" on the Small Wonder label. "Killing an Arab" garnered both acclaim and controversy: while the single's provocative title led to accusations of racism, the song is actually based on French existentialist Albert Camus' story The Stranger.[9] The band placed a sticker label that denied the racist connotations on the single's 1979 reissue on Fiction. An early NME article on the band wrote that The Cure "are like a breath of fresh suburban air on the capital's smog-ridden pub and club circuit" and noted "With a John Peel session and more extensive London gigging on their immediate agenda, it remains to be seen whether or not The Cure can retain their refreshing joie de vivre."[10] Hansa Records (Hansa, Hansa Musik Produktion or Hansa International) was a record label founded in the 1960s based in Berlin, Germany. ... A recording contract (commonly called a record deal) is a legal agreement between a record label and a recording artist (or group), where the artist makes a record (or series of records) for the label to sell and promote. ... Track Listing Submerged -3:09 Subway -1:57 Waiting For Susan -3:03 One Times One Times One -4:25 To Be Free Please -4:02 Handsome Musician -3:32 Fair Weather -3:06 North Main Street -3:31 AIDS -3:26 Your House -2:34 ... Polydor Records is a record label once headquartered in Germany. ... Fiction Records is a record label that was founded in 1978 by Chris Parry as a home for The Cure. ... is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1978 (MCMLXXVIII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1978 Gregorian calendar). ... Killing an Arab was the first single by The Cure. ... Manifestations Slavery Racial profiling Lynching Hate speech Hate crime Genocide (examples) Ethnocide Ethnic cleansing Pogrom Race war Religious persecution Blood libel Paternalism Police brutality Movements Policies Discriminatory Race / Religion / Sex segregation Apartheid Redlining Internment Ethnocracy Anti-discriminatory Emancipation Civil rights Desegregation Integration Equal opportunity Counter-discriminatory Affirmative action Racial quota... Existentialism is a philosophical movement emphasizing individualism, individual freedom, and subjectivity. ... For other uses, see Camus. ... The Stranger, or The Outsider, (from the French L’Étranger, 1942) is a novel by Albert Camus. ... For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ... For other persons named John Peel, see John Peel (disambiguation). ...


The Cure released their debut album Three Imaginary Boys in May 1979. Due to the band's inexperience in the studio, Parry and engineer Mike Hedges took control of the recording.[11] The band, particularly Smith, were unhappy with their debut, and in a 1987 interview he admitted that "a lot of it was very superficial – I didn't even like it at the time. There were criticisms made that it was very lightweight, and I thought they were justified. Even when we'd made it, I wanted to do something that I thought had more substance to it."[12] The band's second single "Boys Don't Cry" was released in June. The Cure then embarked as the support band for Siouxsie & The Banshees' Join Hands promotional tour of England, Northern Ireland and Wales between August and October. The tour saw Smith pull double duty each night by performing with The Cure and as the guitarist with The Banshees when John McKay quit the group.[13] That musical experience had a strong impact on him: "On stage that first night with the Banshees, I was blown away by how powerful I felt playing that kind of music. It was so different to what we were doing with The Cure. Before that, I'd wanted us to be like The Buzzcocks or Elvis Costello, the punk Beatles. Being a Banshee really changed my attitude to what I was doing."[14] Three Imaginary Boys is English rock band The Cures debut album. ... Mike Hedges is an acclaimed British audio producer/engineer whose career spans more than 20 years. ... Boys Dont Cry is the title song of the album Boys Dont Cry by The Cure, which was released in August 1980. ... Siouxsie and the Banshees were a British rock band that formed in 1976. ... Join Hands is the second album released by Siouxsie & the Banshees. ... Buzzcocks were a punk rock band, formed in Manchester, England in 1976. ... Elvis Costello (born Declan Patrick McManus August 25, 1954) is an English musician, singer, and songwriter. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ...


The Cure's third single "Jumping Someone Else's Train" was released in early October 1979. Soon afterwards, Dempsey was sacked from the band due to his cool reception to material Smith had written for the upcoming album.[15] Dempsey joined the Associates, while Simon Gallup (bass) and Matthieu Hartley (keyboards) from Horley post-punk/New Wave band The Magspies joined The Cure. The Associates toured as support band for The Cure and The Passions on the Future Pastimes Tour of England between November and December—all three bands were on the Fiction Records roster—with the new Cure lineup already performing a number of new songs for the projected second album.[16] Meanwhile, a spin-off band comprising Smith, Tolhurst, Dempsey, Gallup, Hartley and Thompson, with backing vocals from assorted family and friends, and lead vocals provided by their local postman Frankie Bell released a 7 inch single in December under the assumed name of Cult Hero.[17] Jumping Someone Elses Train is a single by The Cure. ... The Associates were a Scottish new wave band of the early 1980s. ... 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. ... Matthieu Hartley was born in Smallfield, England on February 4th, 1960. ... 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... The New Wave was a movement in American, Australian and British popular music, in the late 1970s and early 1980s, growing out of the New York City musical scene centered around the club CBGB. The term itself is a source of much confusion. ... The Magazine Spies were an English post-punk band from the town of Horley. ... The Passions were a British pop band, which formed in 1978, and disbanded in 1983. ... 7 may mean: A seven-inch single gramophone record A seven-inch extended play (EP) gramophone record This number-oriented article is a disambiguation page — a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ... A cult hero is an unlikely icon in popular culture. ...


Gothic phase (1980–1982)

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Sample of "One Hundred Years" from Pornography.
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Wary due to the band's lack of creative control on the first album, Smith exerted a greater influence on the recording of second album Seventeen Seconds, which he co-produced with Mike Hedges.[18] Seventeen Seconds was released in 1980 and reached #20 on the UK charts. The album single "A Forest" became the band's first UK hit single, reaching #31 on the singles chart. The album was a departure from The Cure's sound up to that point, with Hedges describing it as "morose, atmospheric, very different to Three Imaginary Boys."[19] In its review of Seventeen Seconds the NME said "For a group as young as The Cure, it seems amazing that they have covered so much territory in such a brief time."[20] At the same time Smith was pressed concerning the concept of an alleged "anti-image".[21] Smith told the press he was fed up with the anti-image association that some considered to be "elaborately disguising their plainness", stating "We had to get away from that anti-image thing, which we didn't even create in the first place. And it seemed like we were trying to be more obscure. We just didn't like the standard rock thing. The whole thing really got out of hand."[22] That same year Three Imaginary Boys was repackaged for the U.S market as Boys Don't Cry, with new artwork and a new tracklist. The Cure set out on their first world tour to promote both releases. At the end of the tour Matthieu Hartley left the band. Hartley said, "I realised that the group was heading towards suicidal, sombre music—the sort of thing that didn't interest me at all."[23] One Hundred Years is the opening song on British band, The Cures fourth album Pornography. ... 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. ... Seventeen Seconds is the second studio album by The Cure, released in April, 1980 by Fiction Records. ... British Hit Singles redirects here. ... A Forest is a song by British rock band The Cure. ... This article is about the album by The Cure. ...


The band reconvened with Hedges to produce 1981's Faith, which furthered the mood of misery present on Seventeen Seconds.[24] The album hit #14 on the UK charts. Included with cassette copies of Faith was an instrumental soundtrack for Carnage Visors, an animated film shown in place of an opening act for the band's 1981 Picture Tour.[25] In late 1981, The Cure released the non-album single "Charlotte Sometimes". By this point the somber mood of the music was having a profound effect on the attitude of the band. The Cure would refuse requests for older songs in concert, and sometimes Smith would be so absorbed by the persona he projected onstage he would leave at the end in tears.[26] Faith is the third album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1981 (see 1981 in music). ... Carnage Visors is a short film made by Ric Gallup. ... This article is about the song. ...


In 1982 The Cure recorded and released Pornography, the third and final album of an "oppressively dispirited" trio that cemented the Cure's stature as purveyors of the emerging gothic rock genre.[27] Smith has said during the recording of Pornography he was "undergoing a lot of mental stress. But it had nothing to do with the group, it just had to do with what I was like, my age and things. I think I got to my worst round about Pornography. Looking back and getting other people's opinions of what went on, I was a pretty monstrous sort of person at that time."[12] Gallup described the album by saying "Nihilism took over [. . .] We sang 'It doesn't matter if we all die' and that is exactly what we thought at the time."[28] Parry was concerned that the album did not have a hit song for radio play and instructed Smith and producer Phil Thornalley to polish the track "The Hanging Garden" for release as a single.[29] Despite the concerns about the album's uncommercial sound, Pornography became the band's first UK Top 10 album, entering the charts at #8. The release of Pornography was followed by the Fourteen Explicit Moments tour, where the band finally dropped the anti-image angle and first adopted their signature look of big, towering hair and smeared lipstick on their faces.[30] The tour also saw a series of incidents that prompted Simon Gallup to leave The Cure at the tour's conclusion. Gallup and Smith did not talk to each other for eighteen months following his departure.[31] 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. ... 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. ... A Single was the first limited edition release by The Cure. ...


Increasing commercial success (1983–1988)

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With Gallup's departure from The Cure and with Smith's work with Siouxsie & the Banshees, rumors spread that The Cure had broken up. In December of 1982, Smith remarked to Melody Maker "Do The Cure really exist any more? I've been pondering that question myself [. . .] it has got to a point where I don't fancy working in that format again." He added, "Whatever happens, it won't be me, Laurence, and Simon together any more. I know that."[32] American cover artwork Just like Heaven is a song by British rock band The Cure. ... 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. ... Siouxsie and the Banshees were a British rock band that formed in 1976. ... This article is about the music newspaper. ...


Parry was concerned at the state of his label's top band, and became convinced that the solution was for The Cure to reinvent its musical style. Parry managed to convince Smith and Tolhurst of the idea; Parry said, "It appealed to Robert because he wanted to destroy The Cure anyway."[33] With Tolhurst now playing keyboards instead of drums, the duo released the single "Let's Go to Bed" in late 1982. While Smith played the single off as a throwaway "stupid" pop song to the press,[34] it became a minor hit in the UK, reaching number 44 on the pop charts; but was a big hit in Australia, reaching #15. It was followed in 1983 by two more successful songs: the synth-based "The Walk" (UK #12), and the jazz-influenced "The Lovecats," which became the band's first UK Top 10 reaching #7. They released these studio singles and their b-sides as the compilation album Japanese Whispers, designed by Smith for the Japanese market only, but released worldwide on the decision of the record company. The same year, Smith also recorded and toured with Siouxsie & the Banshees, contributing his playing skills on their Nocturne live video and his writing on their Hyaena studio album. Meanwhile, he also recorded the Blue Sunshine album with Banshees bassist Steven Severin as The Glove, while Lol Tolhurst produced the first two singles and debut album of the English band And Also The Trees. 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. ... For other uses, see Jazz (disambiguation). ... The Lovecats is the name of a 1983 single by The Cure. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... Japanese Whispers: The Cure Singles Nov 82:Nov 83 is a compilation album by British new wave group The Cure. ... Siouxsie and the Banshees were a British rock band that formed in 1976. ... 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. ... Blue Sunshine is the first and only album released by the British supergroup The Glove in 1983. ... 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. ... 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). ... The rock music group known as And Also The Trees was formed in 1979 in the United Kingdom. ...


In 1984 The Cure released The Top, a generally psychedelic album on which Smith played all the instruments except the drums –played by Andy Anderson– and the saxophone –played by returnee Porl Thompson. The album was a Top 10 hit in the UK and was their first studio album to break the Billboard 200 in the U.S. reaching #180. Melody Maker praised the album as "psychedelia that can't be dated," while pondering, "I've yet to meet anyone who can tell me why The Cure are having hits now of all times."[35] The Cure then embarked on their worldwide "Top Tour" with Thompson, Anderson, and producer-turned-bassist Phil Thornalley on board. Released in late 1984, The Cure's first live album, Concert consisted of performances from this tour. Near the tour's end, Anderson was fired for destroying a hotel room and was replaced by Boris Williams.[36] Thornalley also left due to the rigors of the road.[37] However, the bassist slot was not vacant long, for a Cure roadie named Gary Biddles had brokered a reunion between Smith and former bassist Simon Gallup, who in the meantime had been playing in the band Fools Dance. Soon after reconciling, Smith asked Gallup to rejoin the band.[38] Smith was ecstatic about Gallup's return and declared to Melody Maker, "It's a group again."[39] This article is about the album by the Cure. ... Andy Anderson (birth name Clifford Leon Anderson) was born in London, England on January 30th, 1951. ... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... 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. ... A live album – commonly contrasted with a studio album – is a recording consisting of material (usually music) recorded during stage performances. ... Concert is the first live album of the English rock 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). ... The road crew (or roadies) are the technicians who travel on tour, usually in sleeper buses, with musicians and who handle every part of the production except actually playing the music. ... Fools Dance was a short-lived British rock band founded by Simon Gallup following his departure from The Cure in 1982. ...


In 1985, the new lineup—Smith, Tolhurst, Gallup, Thompson, and Williams—released The Head on the Door, an album which managed to meld the melodic and pessimistic aspects of the band they had previously shifted between.[40] The Head on the Door reached #7 in the UK, made the Top 20 in several European charts and in Australia, and was the band's first entry into American Top 75 at #59, a success partly due to the international impact of the LP's two singles, "In Between Days" and "Close to Me". Following the album and further world tour, the band released the singles compilation Standing on a Beach in three formats (each with a different track listing and a specific name) in 1986. This compilation made the US Top 50, and saw the re-issue of three previous singles: "Boys Don't Cry" (in a new form), "Let's Go To Bed" and later "Charlotte Sometimes". This release was accompanied by VHS and LaserDisc called Staring at the Sea, which featured videos for each track on the compilation. The Cure toured to support the compilation and released a live concert VHS of the show, filmed in the south of France called The Cure in Orange. During this time, The Cure became a very popular band in Europe (particularly in France, Germany and the Benelux countries) and increasingly popular in the U.S., where the closing date of their tour in Los Angeles resulted in tragedy when a fan committed suicide by stabbing himself to death as the band took the stage.[41] The Head on the Door is the sixth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1985 (see 1985 in music). ... 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. ... 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. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... The Top 50 refers to a list of weekly hit singles, or albums. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ... 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. ... Location of Benelux in Europe Official languages Dutch and French Membership  Belgium  Netherlands  Luxembourg Website http://www. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


In 1987, The Cure released the double LP Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, which reached #6 in the UK, the Top 5 in several European countries and #35 in the US (where it was certified platinum), due to the combination of the band's rising popularity and the success of lead single, "Why Can't I Be You?" (Top 30 hit in UK, France, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, etc.). The album's third single, "Just Like Heaven" was the band's most successful single to date in the US, being their first to enter the Billboard Top 40. After the album's release, the band embarked on the successful Kissing Tour. During the European leg of the tour, Lol Tolhurst's alcohol consumption was interfering with his ability to perform so Psychedelic Furs keyboardist Roger O'Donnell was frequently called upon to stand in for him.[42] 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. ... 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... American cover artwork Just like Heaven is a song by British rock band The Cure. ... Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ... The Psychedelic Furs are an influential British post-punk band founded in the late 1970s. ... 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. ...


Disintegration and worldwide success (1989–2002)

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In 1989 The Cure released the album Disintegration, which saw a return to the dark imagery of earlier releases.[43] It became their highest charting album in the UK to date, entering at number three and featuring three Top 30 singles in the UK and Germany ("Lullaby", "Lovesong" and "Pictures of You"). Disintegration also reached number twelve on the US charts, where it had a lengthy run, and greatly increased their popularity in the United States. The first single stateside, "Fascination Street," reached number one on the American Modern Rock chart, but was quickly overshadowed when its third US single, "Lovesong," reached number two on the American pop charts (the only Cure single to reach the US Top 10). By 1992 Disintegration had sold over three million copies worldwide.[44] Lullaby is a 1989 single by The Cure from their album Disintegration. ... Disintegration is the eighth studio album by rock band The Cure, released in 1989. ... Disintegration is the eighth studio album by rock band The Cure, released in 1989. ... Lullaby is a 1989 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). ...


During the Disintegration sessions, the band gave Smith an ultimatum that either Tolhurst would have to leave the band or they would.[45] In February 1989 Tolhurst's exit was made official and announced to the press;[46] this resulted in Roger O'Donnell becoming a full-fledged member of the band and left Smith as The Cure's only remaining founding member. Smith attributed Tolhurst's dismissal to an inability to exert himself and issues with alcohol, concluding, "He was out of step with everything. It had just become detrimental to everything we'd do."[47] Because Tolhurst was still on the payroll during the recording of Disintegration, he was credited in the album's liner notes as playing "other instruments", however it has since been revealed that he contributed nothing to the album in either performance or songwriting. The Cure then embarked on the Prayer Tour, which saw the band playing stadiums in America.


In May 1990, Roger O'Donnell left the band and was replaced by the band's guitar tech Perry Bamonte. That November, The Cure released a collection of remixes called Mixed Up. The album was not well-received and quickly slid down the charts.[48] The one new song on the collection, "Never Enough", was released as a single. In 1991 The Cure were awarded the BRIT Award for Best British Band. That same year Lol Tolhurst filed a lawsuit against Robert Smith and Fiction Records in 1991 over royalties payments, and claimed joint ownership of the name "The Cure" with Smith; the verdict was handed out in September 1994 in favor of Smith. In respite from the lawsuit the band returned to the studio to record their next album.[49] Wish reached number one in the UK and number two in the US and yielded the international hits "High" and "Friday I'm in Love". The Cure also embarked on the "Wish Tour" with Portsmouth's Cranes and released the live albums Show (September 1993) and Paris (October 1993). As a promotional exercise with the Our Price music chain in the UK, a limited edition EP was released consisting of instrumental outtakes from the Wish sessions. Entitled Lost Wishes, the proceeds from the four track cassette tape went to charity. Perry Archangelo Bamonte (born September 3, 1960 in London, England) is an Anglo-Italian musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... Mixed Up is The Cures 10th album which was released in November 1990. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... Wish is the ninth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... Friday Im in Love is the second single taken from the album Wish (1992) from The Cure. ... For other places with the same name, see Portsmouth (disambiguation). ... Cranes are a British music group. ... 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. ... Paris is a live album recorded by The Cure in 1992 during their Wish tour, but released in 1993. ...


In the years between the release of Wish and the start of sessions for The Cure's next album, the band's lineup shifted again. Porl Thompson left the band once more during 1993 to play with Robert Plant and Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin, and Bamonte took over as lead guitarist. Boris Williams also left the band, and was replaced by Jason Cooper (formerly of My Life Story). The album sessions began in 1994 with only Smith and Bamonte present; the pair were later joined by Gallup (who was recovering from physical problems), and Roger O'Donnell, who had been asked to rejoin the band at the end of 1994.[50] Wild Mood Swings, finally released in 1996, was poorly compared to previous albums and marked the end of the band's commercial peak.[51] The first two singles, "The 13th" and "Mint Car" both fared modestly on the UK singles chart and the US Modern Rock chart, however the next singles, "Gone!" and "Strange Attraction" were not successful. Early in 1996 the Cure played festivals in South America, followed by a world tour in support of the album. 1997 saw the release of Galore, the follow-up to The Cure's multi-platinum singles collection, Standing on a Beach. Galore contained all of the Cure's singles released between 1987 and 1997, as well as the new single "Wrong Number," which featured longtime David Bowie guitarist Reeves Gabrels. Gabrels also accompanied the Cure on a brief American radio festival tour as an onstage guest guitarist for "Wrong Number." In 1998 The Cure contributed to the soundtrack album for The X-Files feature film as well as the Depeche Mode tribute album For the Masses, with their cover of "World in My Eyes." Robert Anthony Plant (born August 20, 1948, West Bromwich, West Midlands, England), is an English rock singer and songwriter, famous for his membership in the rock band Led Zeppelin as the lead vocalist, as well as for his successful solo career. ... For the Scottish football (soccer) player, see Jimmy Page (footballer). ... For the bands 1969 eponymous debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... Jason Cooper (born January 31, 1967) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... My Life Story are an indie pop group who peaked in the mid to late 1990s when they were regarded as part of the Britpop movement. ... Wild Mood Swings is the tenth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). ... 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. ... Galore is a 1997 album by The Cure. ... Standing on a Beach, released in May of 1986, is a compilation album of The Cures officially released singles up to that point. ... David Bowie (pronounced ) (born David Robert Jones on 8 January 1947) is an English musician, actor, producer, arranger, and audio engineer. ... Reeves Gabrels is an American guitarist, best known for his 11-year partnership with David Bowie. ... The X Files is a 1998 movie which is a continuation of the television series The X-Files. ... Depeche Mode (pronounced ) are an electronic music band formed in 1980, in Basildon, Essex, England. ... World in My Eyes is Depeche Modes twenty-sixth UK single, released on September 17, 1990, and the fourth and final single for the album Violator. ...

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With only one album left in their record contract and with commercial response to Wild Mood Swings and the Galore compilation lackluster, Smith once again considered that the end of The Cure might be near and thus wanted to make an album that reflected the more serious side of the band.[52] The Grammy-nominated album Bloodflowers was released in 2000 after being delayed since 1998.[53] The album was, according to Smith, the third of a trilogy along with Pornography and Disintegration.[54] The band also embarked on the nine-month Dream Tour, attended by over one million people worldwide. In 2001 The Cure left Fiction and released their Greatest Hits album and DVD, which featured the music videos for a number of classic Cure songs. The band headlined twelve major music festivals that year, in addition to playing several three-hour concerts during which they performed the albums Pornography, Disintegration and Bloodflowers in their entireties on back-to-back nights at the Tempodrome in Berlin. These performances were released on DVD as The Cure: Trilogy in 2003. Out of This World is a promo only release from The Cure, from the 2000 album Bloodflowers. ... Bloodflowers is the eleventh album by English band The Cure, released in 2000. ... Grammy Award statuette The Grammy Awards, presented by the Recording Academy (an association of Americans professionally involved in the recorded music industry) for outstanding achievements in the recording industry, is one of four major music awards shows held annually in the United States (the Billboard Music Awards, the American Music... Bloodflowers is the eleventh album by English band The Cure, released in 2000. ... Greatest Hits is a 2001 album by The Cure. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ...


Recent years (2003–present)

In the spring of 2003, The Cure signed with Geffen Records. In 2004, they released a new four-disc boxed set on Fiction Records titled Join the Dots: B-Sides and Rarities, 1978-2001 (The Fiction Years). The set includes seventy Cure songs, some previously unreleased, and a 76-page full-colour book of photographs, history and quotes, packaged in a hard cover. The album peaked at #106 on the Billboard 200 album charts. The band released their twelfth album The Cure on Geffen Records in 2004, which was produced by Ross Robinson. It made a top ten debut on both sides of the Atlantic in July 2004 and debuted in the top 30 in Australia. To promote this album, the band headlined the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival that May. Between July 24 to August 29, The Cure headlined the Curiosa concert tour of North America. The concert had two stages and featured a lineup, including Interpol, The Rapture, and Mogwai on the main stage and the supporting bands such as Muse, Scarling. and Melissa Auf der Maur on the second stage, hand-picked by Smith himself. While attendances were lower than expected, Curiosa was still one of the more successful American summer festivals of 2004.[55] Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... Join the Dots: B-sides and Rarities is an album of The Cure, released in January 27, 2004 by his new record label Elektra / Asylum. ... The Cure is the eponymously-titled twelfth studio album from The Cure. ... Ross Robinson Ross Robinson is a music producer for acts such as Korn, Machine Head, Slipknot, Glassjaw, Sepultura, Cold, Limp Bizkit, Vanilla Ice, and others. ... This article is about the annual music and arts festival. ... Categories: Stub ... A concert comprises a performance, usually involving some degree of formality, and particularly a performance featuring music. ... North American 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). ... Scarling. ... Melissa Gaboriau Auf der Maur (born March 17, 1972) is a Canadian rock musician of Franco-Swiss ancestry, who currently resides in Montreal, Quebec. ...

The Cure in concert in 2004. From left to right: Robert Smith, Jason Cooper, and Simon Gallup
The Cure in concert in 2004. From left to right: Robert Smith, Jason Cooper, and Simon Gallup

The band was awarded the mtvICON for 2004.[56] The ceremony included performances of Cure songs by the bands AFI ("Just Like Heaven"), blink-182 ("A Letter to Elise"), Razorlight ("Boys Don't Cry") and the Deftones ("If Only Tonight We Could Sleep"), and was hosted by Marilyn Manson. Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File linksMetadata No higher resolution available. ... Jason Cooper (born January 31, 1967) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... 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. ... AFI, in recent years short for A Fire Inside, is an American band from Ukiah, California. ... American cover artwork Just like Heaven is a song by British rock band The Cure. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... Razorlight is an Anglo-Swedish band formed in 2002 by singer-songwriter Johnny Borrell. ... Boys Dont Cry is the title song of the album Boys Dont Cry by The Cure, which was released in August 1980. ... Deftones is a rock band from Sacramento, California formed in 1988, consisting of Chino Moreno (lead vocals and rhythm guitar), Stephen Carpenter (lead guitar), Chi Cheng (bass guitar) Frank Delgado (keyboards and turntables) and Abe Cunningham (drums and percussion). ... This article is about the person. ...


In May 2005, Roger O' Donnell and Perry Bamonte left the band. O'Donnell said Smith informed him he was reducing the band to a three-piece; O'Donnell only found out about the band's upcoming tour dates via a fan site and added, "It was sad to find out after nearly 20 years the way I did but then I should have expected no less or more."[57] The remaining members of the band (Robert Smith, Simon Gallup and Jason Cooper) made several appearances as a trio before it was announced in June that Porl Thompson would be returning for the band's 2005 summer shows, including their set at Live 8 in Paris on July 2nd. Later that year, the band recorded a cover of John Lennon's "Love" for Amnesty International's charity album Make Some Noise. It is available for download on the Amnesty website, while the album was released on CD in 2006. The Same Year The Cure appeared at the Royal Albert Hall on 1 April 2006, on behalf of the Teenage Cancer Trust. It was their only show through to the end the year. In December a live DVD, entitled The Cure: Festival 2005 including 30 songs of their 2005 Festival tour was released. 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. ... Official Live8 DVD, released in November 2005 Live 8 was a series of concurrent benefit concerts that took place on 2 July 2005, in the G8 states and in South Africa. ... Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Amnesty international Amnesty International (commonly known as Amnesty or AI) is an international non-governmental organization which defines its mission as to undertake research and action focused on preventing and ending grave abuses of the rights to physical and mental integrity, freedom of conscience... // Make Some Noise is Amnesty International’s latest global venture into the world of music. ... Albert Hall redirects here. ... is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Teenage Cancer Trust is a charity that focuses on the needs of teenagers and young adults with cancer, leukaemia, Hodgkin’s and related diseases by providing specialist teenage units in NHS hospitals. ...

Robert Smith (left) and Simon Gallup (right) playing as The Cure on June 21, 2008 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City
Robert Smith (left) and Simon Gallup (right) playing as The Cure on June 21, 2008 at Radio City Music Hall in New York City

The Cure have been writing and recording material for a new album since 2006. Geffen Records confirmed it will be a double record, with a projected Fall 2008 release.[58] Smith stated "What will probably happen is that a double album will come out like a limited edition, mixed by me. A single-disc version, which I assume will be primarily chosen by the label, might get mixed by someone else in order to have a different thing. There's a concern Cure fans will feel like they have to get both, but the fact is, I've agreed to sell the double version at a single-album price, because I feel that strongly about it."[59] The Cure announced a last-minute postponement of their Fall 2007 North American Tour in August in order to continue working on the album. The release date of the as yet untitled 13th album has been confirmed as September 13, 2008. The group plan to release four singles on the 13th of each month in the lead-up to the album's release, each in two formats and featuring a unique single mix and exclusive B-side.[60] The first of these singles, "The Only One", was released on May 13, 2008, and the second, "Freakshow", was released in June. is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Radio City Music Hall at Christmas 2005 Radio City Music Hall is an entertainment venue located in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... The Cure are planning to release their 13th studio album in October 2007. ... is the 256th day of the year (257th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 133rd day of the year (134th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common Era (or Anno Domini), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Musical style

The Cure are often identified with the gothic rock subgenre of alternative rock, and are viewed as one of the form's definitive bands. However, the band has routinely rejected classification, particularly as a gothic rock band. Robert Smith said in 2006, "It's so pitiful when 'goth' is still tagged onto the name The Cure," and added, "We're not categorisable. I suppose we were post-punk when we came out, but in total it's impossible [. . .] I just play Cure music, whatever that is."[61] Smith has also expressed his distaste for gothic rock, describing it as "incredibly dull and monotonous. A dirge really."[62]


While typically viewed as producers of dark and gloomy music, The Cure have also yielded a number of upbeat songs. Spin has said "The Cure have always been an either/or sort of band: either [. . .] Robert Smith is wallowing in gothic sadness or he's licking sticky-sweet cotton-candy pop off his lipstick-stained fingers."[63] Spin is a music magazine that reports on all the music that rocks. Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. ...


The Cure's primary musical traits have been listed as "dominant, melodic bass lines; whiny, strangulated vocals; and a lyric obsession with existential, almost literary despair."[64] Most Cure songs start with Smith and Gallup writing the drum parts and basslines. Both record demos at home and then bring them into the studio for fine-tuning.[65] Smith said in 1992, "I think when people talk about the 'Cure sound,' they mean songs based on 6-string bass, acoustic guitar, and my voice, plus the string sound from the Solina."[65] On top of this foundation is laid "towering layers of guitars and synthesizers".[66] Keyboards have been a component of the band's sound since Seventeen Seconds, and their importance increased with their extensive use on Disintegration.[67] The ARP String Ensemble, produced by Solina from 1974 to 1981, is a fully polyphonic multi-orchestral synthesizer with a 49-key keyboard. ...


Legacy

The Cure were one of the first alternative bands to have chart and commercial success in an era before alternative rock had broken into the mainstream. In 1992 the NME declared The Cure had during the 1980s become "a goth hit machine (19 to date), an international phenomenon and, yep, the most successful alternative band that ever shuffled disconsolately about the earth."[44] For other uses, see NME (disambiguation). ...


The Cure has served as a major influence on many artists that have emerged during the band's thirty year career, including Jane's Addiction, The Smashing Pumpkins, and Dinosaur Jr. Smith has noted he looks at Cure-influenced bands Interpol and My Chemical Romance with affection, adding "I also think [Interpol bassist] Carlos D.'s obsession with Simon [Gallup] is sweet."[68] Janes Addiction is an American rock band formed in Los Angeles, California in 1985. ... The Smashing Pumpkins are an American alternative rock band that formed in Chicago in 1988. ... Dinosaur Jr is an American alternative rock band formed in Amherst, Massachusetts in 1983 as Dinosaur. ... For the international organisation, see Interpol. ... My Chemical Romance are an American rock band formed in 2001. ... Carlos D Dengler born April 23, 1974, is the bassist for the band Interpol who is also an aspiring film and TV producer. ...


The Cure in popular culture

Several references to The Cure and their music have been made in popular culture. A number of films have used the title of a Cure song as the film's title, including Boys Don't Cry (1999) and Just Like Heaven (2005). The TV-series One Tree Hill (2003–present, USA) has made several references to The Cure. Several episodes have been named after songs: "To Wish Impossible Things" (Season 1, Series Episode 18), "From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea" (Season 3, Series Episode 47), "The Same Deep Water as You" (Season 4, Series Episode 68), and "Pictures of You" (Season 4, Episode 80). The song "Apart" was prominently featured in one of the last episodes of Season 1. Additionally, in season 3, Peyton and Elie have a disagreement about what is the best album by The Cure, Disintegration or Wish. Boys Dont Cry is a 1999 independent drama film based on the real-life story of Brandon Teena, a young transman who was raped and murdered by his male friends after they found out he had female genitalia on December 30, 1993. ... Just Like Heaven is a romantic comedy film released on September 16, 2005, in the U.S. and Canada. ... One Tree Hill is a teen television drama created by Mark Schwahn that premiered on September 23, 2003 on The WB Television Network. ...


The Cure's gloomy image has been the subject of parody at times. In series 2 of The Mighty Boosh, The Moon sings the chorus to 'The Lovecats'. At another point in the series, a powerful gothic hairspray, Goth Juice, is said to be "The most powerful hairspray known to man. Made from the tears of Robert Smith." It can hold a satsuma in midair with one spray. The Mary Whitehouse Experience often featured brief clips of the stars of the show performing comical songs and nursery rhymes as The Cure in a morose style. Robert Smith appeared in the final episode of the first series of The Mary Whitehouse Experience, punching the character Ray (played by Robert Newman) whilst uttering Ray's catch-phrase "Oh no what a personal disaster". The Mighty Boosh, colloquially referred to as The Boosh,[1] is the collective name for the creators of the British television situation comedy. ... The Mary Whitehouse Experience was a UK topical comedy show, both on radio and TV, in the late 80s/early 90s. ... Rob Newman Robert Rob Newman (born 7 July 1964) is a British stand-up comedian, author and political activist. ...


Robert Smith voiced himself in the first season of the animated series South Park at the request of series co-creator Trey Parker, who is a fan of The Cure.[69] Smith appeared in the episode "Mecha-Streisand," where he fought a giant mechanical Barbra Streisand. As he walked off triumphantly into the distance at the episode's conclusion, one of the series' main characters Kyle Broflovski shouted "Disintegration is the best album ever!" An animated series or cartoon series is a television series produced by means of animation. ... This article is about the TV series. ... Randolph Severn Trey Parker III (born October 19, 1969) is an Academy Award nominated American animator, screenwriter, film director, voice actor, actor and musician. ... Mecha-Streisand is episode 12 of Comedy Centrals animated series South Park. ... Barbra Streisand (pronounced STRY-sand; born April 24, 1942) is an American two time Academy Award-winning singer, film and theatre actress. ... Kyle Broflovski (portrayed as Brovlofski on a sign at his dads office in the season 4 episode Chef Goes Nanners[2]) is a fictional character in the Emmy-award-winning American animated series South Park. ...


Music videos

The Cure have been making music videos for their singles since their first video for "A Forest" in 1980. The band's early videos have been described as "dreadful affairs" and have been maligned for their poor quality, particularly by the band itself. Lol Tolhurst said, "Those videos were unmitigated disasters; we weren't actors and our personalities weren't coming across."[70] It was with the video for "Let's Go to Bed", their first collaboration with director Tim Pope, that The Cure would become noted for their videos. Pope added a playful element to the band's videos; the director insisted in a 1987 Spin interview, "I think that side of them was always there, but was never brought out".[12] Pope would go on to direct the majority of The Cure's videos, and his videos, which became synonymous with the band, helped expand The Cure's audience during the 1980s.[71] Pope explained the appeal of working with The Cure by saying, "The Cure is the ultimate band for a filmmaker to work with because [Robert Smith] really understands the camera. His songs are so cinematic. I mean on one level there's this stupidity and humour, right, but beneath that there are all [Smith's] psychological obsessions and claustrophobia."[62] Tim Pope is an award-winning film director most famous for his music videos, but also for having directed feature films and for having a brief pop career. ... Spin is a music magazine that reports on all the music that rocks. Founded in 1985 by publisher Bob Guccione, Jr. ...


Discography

Main article: The Cure discography

This page is a discography for the band The Cure. ...

Studio albums

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 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. ... 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. ...

Members

Main article: The Cure personnel

The Cure are known for having constant member changes. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... Rhythm guitar is a guitar that is primarily used to provide rhythmic and harmonic accompaniment for a singer or for other instruments in an ensemble. ... This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... 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. ... A sunburst-colored Fender Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass[1][2]; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played primarily with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... A backup vocalist is a vocalist that sings in harmony with the lead vocalist, with other backup vocalists, or alone but in the background of a song. ... 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. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... Jason Cooper (born January 31, 1967) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... A drum kit (or drum set or trap set) is a collection of drums, cymbals and sometimes other percussion instruments, such as a cowbell, wood block, chimes or tambourines, arranged for convenient playing by a single drummer. ... Percussion instruments are played by being struck, shaken, rubbed or scraped. ...

Past members

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. ... A Boss DR-202 Drum Machine A drum machine is an electronic musical instrument designed to imitate the sound of drums and/or other percussion instruments. ... 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. ... 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. ... Andy Anderson was born in London, England on January 30th, 1951. ... 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). ... 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. ... Perry Archangelo Bamonte (born September 3, 1960 in London, England) is an Anglo-Italian musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... A Fender VI on a stand The Fender VI was a six-string electric bass developed by Fender in 1961 as Fenders take on Danelectros 1956 concept. ...

See also

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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Sources

  • Apter, Jeff. (2006). Never Enough: The Story of the Cure. Omnibus Press. ISBN 1-84449-827-1

Further reading

  • Ten Imaginary Years, by L. Barbarian, Steve Sutherland and Robert Smith (1988) Zomba Books ISBN 0-946391-87-4
  • The Cure: A Visual Documentary, by Dave Thompson and Jo-Ann Greene(1988) Omnibus Press ISBN 0-7119-1387-0
  • The Cure: Songwords 1978–1989 S. Hopkins, Robert Smith and T. Foo (1989) Omnibus Press ISBN 0-7119-1951-8
  • In Between Days: An Armchair Guide To The Cure by Dave Thompson, Helter Skelter Publishing (October 2005) ISBN 1-905139-00-4
  • The Cure - Greatest Hits (songbook containing 20 of their best, transcribed note-for-note with tab, chord symbols and complete lyrics), Hal Leonard Corporation (May 2002) ISBN 0-634-04667-5
  • "Robert Smith: "The Cure" and Wishful Thinking" by Richard Carman (2005) Independent Music Press (UK) ISBN 9-78095-497041-3

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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. ... 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The Cure are a British band widely seen as one of the leading pioneers of the British alternative rock scene of the 1980s.
The Cure released their first eponymous album on iam records on June 28, 2004, which was produced by the label's owner, nu-metal guru Ross Robinson.
The Cure is known for having constant member changes, the most recent being in 2005, although it was the first change in 10 years, a Cure record.
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