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Diary (1982)


Recording Pornography


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After short break, Chris Parry took Robert Smith to meet various different producers for recording the new album. Theirs choice was Phil Thornalley and they were booked into RAK Studios between January and April.

Studio Davout


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On 11 April 1982, The Cure did a live performance at Studio Davout in Paris.

Pornography


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On 3 May 1982, The Cure released their new album entitled Pornography.

Pornography Tour


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After UK tour, The Cure moved to Europe (31 dates).

Strasbourg


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A fight between Robert and Simon would occur in Strasbourg resulting in the cancellation of the next two concerts in France as nobody could find where Robert had gone. Just home apparently. The tour would resume thanks to Robert's father who persuaded him to come back. But of course, the Cure's future was most uncertain from now on even if they played live together again.

Olympia


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Two sold out nights in Paris in front of a fanatical audience. Probably a big shock for the band. The first show was broadcast on the radio.

Brussels


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Last night of the tour. The typical encore was replaced by an improvised track featuring Zerra 1 (the opening act) and Gary Biddles (more or less Cure roadie then) on vocals. Robert was on drums, Lol on bass and Simon on guitar. The result (ten minutes long) was very poor actually, despite an all right beginning. For the final show, the group wanted to do something special but unfortunately that just reflected the uneasiness that surrounded the tour. The mess that closed this last concert comes as no surprise in retrospect.

The Hanging Garden


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On 6 July 1982, The Hanging Garden was released as a single under the title A Single in the United Kingdom.

Line-up Change


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After filming of The Hanging Garden video, Simon Gallup has left the band.

Lament


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In August 1982, new issue of Flexipop magazine has been issued with new song called Lament (written in July).

Temptation


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In September 1982, Robert Smith and Lol Tolhurst started to work on a new single Let's Go To Bed (earlier called Temptation) at Island Studios. Also Steve Goulding joined them on drums.

Tim Pope


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In October 1982, a video for Let's Go To Bed was directed by Tim Pope, it was the first collaboration between the band and Tim.

Punish Me With Kisses


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Robert Smith and Steve Severin recorded demo of Punish Me With Kisses at the Playground studios, for their later project called The Glove.

Kid Jensen


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The Cure recorded four songs Let's Go To Bed, One Hundred Years, Just One Kiss, Ariel for Kid Jensen session.

The Banshees


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In November 1982, Robert Smith joined Siouxsie & The Banshees. And, on 9 November 1982, they did live TV performance, filmed at BBC Television Centre in London, England.

Let's Go To Bed


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On 23 November 1982, new single Let's Go To Bed has been released under the name of The Cure, against will of Robert Smith.

Two Dates in London


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Siouxsie And The Banshees did two special concerts at Hammersmith Odeon with The Venomettes.