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Encyclopedia > Wild Mood Swings
Wild Mood Swings
Wild Mood Swings cover
Studio album by The Cure
Released May 21, 1996
Recorded 1995 - 1996
Genre Alternative Rock
Length 61:36
Label Fiction
Producer(s) Steve Lyon,
Robert Smith
Professional reviews
The Cure chronology
Show
(1993)
Wild Mood Swings
(1996)
Galore
(1997)

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Contents

History

After Wish, it seemed The Cure was on the brink of being disbanded for good due to the departure of Porl Thompson and Boris Williams. Simon Gallup was also forced to take a vacation due to health problems, which narrowed the lineup down to Robert Smith and Perry Bamonte. Nevertheless, it seems the two of them managed to keep things afloat long enough for Simon to return once he recovered and convince Roger O'Donnell to rejoin the band. This is also the first album featuring drummer Jason Cooper, who played on 9 of the 14 tracks on the album, because several drummers were auditioning for the job at the time it was being recorded. (See below.) Wish is the ninth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1992 (see 1992 in music). ... The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. ... Porl Thompson (born Paul Stephen Thompson on November 8, 1957 in Wimbledon, England) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... 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). ... Simon Johnathon Gallup is an English musician born on June 1, 1960 in Duxhurst, England, and a member of the British post-punk band The Cure. ... For other persons named Robert Smith, see Robert Smith (disambiguation). ... Perry Archangelo Bamonte (born September 3, 1960 in London, England) is an Anglo-Italian musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... 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. ... Jason Cooper (born January 31, 1967) is an English musician best known for his work with The Cure. ... Wild Mood Swings is the tenth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music). ...


This album was poorly received by many Cure fans (selling just one million copies worlwide compared to the four million sales of Wish). In concerts since the record's corresponding tour, only "Want", "Jupiter Crash" and "Treasure" appear to have remained in The Cure's repertoire.


A minor theme present on the album is the mocking of the excessive lifestyle of the 90s club scene. This is seen most in the tracks "Club America" and "Want".


Track listing

all songs by Bamonte, Cooper, Gallup, O'Donnell and Smith, except where noted

  1. "Want" – 5:06
  2. "Club America" (Bamonte, Cooper, Gallup, Smith) – 5:02
  3. "This Is a Lie" – 4:29
  4. "The 13th" – 4:08
  5. "Strange Attraction" – 4:19
  6. "Mint Car" – 3:32
  7. "Jupiter Crash" – 4:15
  8. "Round & Round & Round" – 2:39
  9. "Gone!" – 4:31
  10. "Numb" – 4:49
  11. "Return" – 3:28
  12. "Trap" – 3:37
  13. "Treasure" – 3:45
  14. "Bare" – 7:57
Bonus track
15. "It Used to Be Me" – 6:50
(Japanese edition only - available world wide as a B-side in the "The 13th" single).

The 13th is the name of a single 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. ... Mint Car is the name of a single and EP released by the British group the Cure in 1996 on Elektra Records. ... Gone! is the name of a single and EP released by the British group the Cure in 1996 on Elektra Records. ...

Personnel

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Additional personnel

Brass
Strings
  • Mister Chandrashekhar - violin
  • Sue Dench - viola
  • Leo Payne - violin
  • Audrey Riley - cello
  • Chris Tombling - violin
Percussion
  • Ronald Austin - drums on "This is a Lie"
  • Louis Pavlou - drums on "Club America"
  • Mark Price - drums on "Mint Car", "Trap" and "Treasure"

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Production

  • Producers: Steve Lyon, Robert Smith
  • Engineer: Steve Lyon
  • Mixing: Paul Corkett, Spike Drake, Paul Q. Kolderie, Tom Lord-Alge, Steve Lyon, Alan Moulder, Tim Palmer, Mark Saunders, Adrian Maxwell Sherwood, Sean Slade, Robert Smith
  • Mastering: Ian Cooper
  • Arrangers: Ronald Austin, Sid Gauld, Will Gregory, Audrey Riley, Robert Smith
  • Art direction: The Cure, Andy Vella

Singles

The 13th is the name of a single released by the British group the Cure in 1996 on Elektra Records. ... Mint Car is the name of a single and EP released by the British group the Cure in 1996 on Elektra Records. ... Gone! is the name of a single and EP released by the British group the Cure in 1996 on Elektra Records. ... Strange Attraction is the name of a single and EP released by the British group the Cure in 1996 on Elektra Records. ...

Charts

Album - Billboard (North America) Billboard is a weekly American magazine devoted to the music industry. ...

Year Chart Position
1996 The Billboard 200 12

Singles - Billboard (North America)

Year Single Chart Position
1996 "Mint Car" Modern Rock Tracks 14
1996 "Mint Car" The Billboard Hot 100 58
1996 "The 13th" Hot Dance Music/Maxi-Singles Sales 11
1996 "The 13th" Modern Rock Tracks 15
1996 "The 13th" The Billboard Hot 100 44

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See also

  • Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9, referenced in the track "Jupiter Crash"
The Cure
Robert Smith | Porl Thompson | Simon Gallup | Jason Cooper
The Cure personnel
Discography
Studio albums: Three Imaginary Boys | Seventeen Seconds | Faith | Pornography | The Top | The Head on the Door | Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me | Disintegration | Wish | Wild Mood Swings | Bloodflowers | The Cure
Live albums: Concert | Entreat | Paris | Show | Trilogy | Festival 2005
Compilations: Boys Don't Cry | Japanese Whispers | Standing on a Beach / Staring at the Sea | Mixed Up | Galore | Greatest Hits | Join the Dots
EPs: Half an Octopuss & Quadpus | Lost Wishes | Five Swing Live
Related bands: Malice | Easy Cure | Cult Hero | The Glove | Fools Dance | Presence | Babacar | Levinhurst

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Review: Wild Mood Swings (762 words)
On Wild Mood Swings (Elektra), their 10th studio release (available May 7th), the band don't offer any immediate knockouts, but there's enough emotional intricacy and musical flourish (so many cheery blasts of brass!) to make most of it worthwhile.
Wild Mood Swings is a melodramatic title for an album that's free of the moroseness Smith's vocal cords seemed born express at least since he sobbed, "It doesn't matter if we all die" 14 years ago on Pornography (Elektra).
On the other hand, it's not too surprising that one of the stronger Mood Swings songs is "Jupiter Crash." In it a boy and a girl stand on the beach expecting an encounter of cosmic scale, only to drift apart in a tide of disappointment and loneliness.
Encyclopedia: Wild Mood Swings (872 words)
Wild Mood Swings is the tenth studio album by British alternative rock band The Cure, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music).
We can probably agree that the wild mood swings behind the creature that Dr. Frankenstein pieced together and brought to life made him a highly misunderstood beast.
And it feels incredibly good that "Wild Mood Swings" is the result of a group that makes songs together and not by my overblown ego.
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