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www.thecure.cz

The Cure on Press (1980)


Smash Hits (UK)



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Article entitled "Four Imaginary Cure" written by Mike Stand.


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Sounds (UK)


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Article about Small Wonder Records which mentions The Cure.

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Small article which begins with: "The Cure, whose promotional single taken from their new album...".

Date ??? NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Happy Siouxsie" mentioning the collaboration with The Cure.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Stranglers single and London date" about the show with The Stranglers - no word about The Cure.

Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure's triplet" about upcoming appearances at Marquee Club in London. Also there is Marquee (6-8/3/1980) shows advert.

Michael Jackson on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Cramps tour, Cure London stint" about the shows at Marquee. Marquee (6-8/3/1980) shows advert.

Joe Ely on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Marquee (6-8/3/1980) shows advert.


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Scan is available at A Foolish Arrangement website.

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article entitled about the shows at Marquee.

RM or Sounds ???


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Marquee (6-8/3/1980) shows advert.

XTC on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Article entitled "The Garage Beat Does Not Go On" written by Gavin Martin and Graham Lock mentioning The Cure. News article entitled "Cure to top April trek, Nips split up" about the UK tour. Marquee (6-8/3/1980) shows advert.

The Beat on the cover.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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News article about the upcoming releases. Also there is another news article about the show in Paris.

Elvis Costello on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Marquee (6-8/3/1980) shows advert.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure All" which begins with: "The Cure will be releasing their second album called 17 Seconds on...".

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "And not one of them, we'll wager, sparing a thought for miserably Cure...".

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Melody Maker (UK)


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Marquee (x/3/1980) show review by Chris Brazier.

Madness on the cover.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Small article entitled "Imaginary Piano Player" which begins with: "Are The Cure really so desperate for press coverage..?".

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Smash Hits (UK)



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News article about the release of Seventeen Seconds album.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Cult Hero's Marquee (23/3/1980) show advert.


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Musicians Only (UK)


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Marquee (6/3/1980) show review written by Andy Luck.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Secret Affairs spearheading tours bonanza" about the UK tour. London (11/5/1980) show advert. Cult Hero's Marquee (23/3/1980) show advert. The Stranglers plus guests Rainbow Theatre (3-4/4/1980) show advert.


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Sounds (UK)


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London Marquee (6/3/1980) show review by Saron Amos. London (11/5/1980) show advert.

Bad Manners on the cover.


TRANSCRIPT

The Cure : Marquee

At their first gig for two months the Cure presented a low profile on stage - minimal lighting, a low key affair. All attention was focused on the music, which became stretched under the strain and rarely overcame the pressure and pushed back. The well-known songs were greeted with cheers and sporadic outbursts of dancing which petered out in the generally subdued atmosphere. If only the band had put more enthusiasm into playing the joint could have been jumping.

'Three Imaginary Boys' begins with the synthesiser sighing and receding like an abbing tide, then the encroaching bass and drums draw the spirit downwards and Robert Smith sings 'Can you help me?' as if he already knows that the answer is No. In a more upbeat mood the fast, boppy 'Fire In Cairo' should have set the audience on fire but failed, the chorus spelt-out in a manner reminiscent of Patti Smith's version of 'Gloria' and degenerating into an exciting, demented, scrambled string of drawn-out vowels.

Of the new material could 'In Your Hands' musically perhaps be a Banshees tribute? It's a slow, sad song, strangely paced but cleverly achieved (or was it just out of time?). This was followed by two more tracks from the first album: 'The Subway Song', a simple effective tale about a girl being followed home late at night, evoked by dogging bass and drums and plaintive harmonica; then '10.15 On A Saturday Night' featuring an outstanding juxtaposition of bass and vocals, which transposed and mix, ultimately the vocals fading but repeated in the bass line. Simon Gallup's expertise on the bass in this number belies his earlier emulation of Jean-Jacques Burnel in 'The Subway Song'.

Experimentation with new psychedelia creeps into 'At Night', the raunchy, rasping guitar and clear overtones of synthesiser blending into varying depths of electronic fuzzing. This is echoed at other times by reverberating vocals which recede, become distant and intangible - trying to catch the meaning is like grasping at something in a dream sequence.

But then 'Jumping Someone Else's Train' leaps out at you, fast, abrasive, with its accurate, damning lyrics. For an encore they played abrasive, with its accurate, damning lyrics. For an encore they played 'Secrets' which lyrically repeats the preoccupation with things happening at night and is distinguished by a simple, repetitive, catchy guitar riff and percussive synthesiser. The raw 'Killing An Arab' is marred by near-complacent rendition but still jars and jangles. Finally the set turns full circle, finishing with the first song played ('17 Seconds' from the forthcoming album).

by Saron Amos


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Melody Maker (UK)


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There are two news articles. First one entitled "Cure with Passions" is about upcoming releases and UK tour dates, next one entitled "Stranglers play on without Cornwell" is about the benefit gig including The Cure. Also there is London Rainbow Theatre (11/5/1980) show advert.

Genesis on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure, Muffins, Human League, Undertones, The Only Ones: tours" about the UK tour. Another news article entitled "Stranglers: Rainbow is on".

Women in rock on the cover.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure dates".


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Sounds (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure get Passionate" about the UK tour.


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Musikexpress (Germany)


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Boys Don't Cry album review.

Scorpions on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Stranglers" Cure benefit". A Forest single review by Chris Bohn.

Feargal Sharkey of The Undertones on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Live LP plan, as stars mass for Stranglers glass" about the show with The Stranglers. A Forest single advert.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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A Forest single advert.

David Essex on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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A Forest single advert and review.

Siouxsie on the cover.


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The Cure: A Forest

The Cure take a trip to the BBC radiophonic workshop in search of Dr. Who and find the ghost of Hawkwind. An over long introduction leads into a song which is so atmospheric. The vocals are well down in the mix with lots of echo and there's the unusual economic guitar and drums. Sparse but never boring. There's the added keyboards too. This isn't what you'd call an immediate song but there's something very attractive about it.

The tune has the best production to date and like the Banshees' excellent 'Happy House' it leaps over trivia into the 80s.

Melody Maker (UK)


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News article about the UK tour.

Billy Joel on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Madness Tv campaign, Parkas back, Cure add" about the tour changes. A Forest single review by Julie Burchill. London (11/5/1980) show advert. The Stranglers And Friends show review by Dutch S - no word about The Cure.

Sting on the cover.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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A Forest single review by Dante Bonutto. Stranglers and guests show review entitled "Taking A Cure" written by Simon Ludgate.

Brian Robertson of the Wild Horses on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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London (11/5/1980) show advert.

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A Forest single review by David Hepworth.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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London (11/5/1980) show advert.

Pete Townshend on the cover.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "The Cure / Passions UK tour has undergone some last minute alterations...".

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Melody Maker (UK)


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Seventeen Seconds album advert and review by James Truman. News article about upcoming UK tour. Also there is Cherry Hill, New Jersey (10/4/1980) show review by Van Goss. London (11/5/1980) show advert.

Jah Wobble on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Seventeen Seconds album advert with UK tour dates and review entitled "Why science can't find Cure for vagueness" written by Nick Kent. London (11/5/1980) show adverts. Gig guide.

The Undertones on the cover.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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Seventeen Seconds album review by Chris Westwood. Seventeen Seconds album advert. Gig guide (???).


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Sounds (UK)


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Seventeen Seconds album advert. London (11/5/1980) show advert.

Judas Priest on the cover.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "The Fall, The Passions, The Au Pairs and Section 25 are all now confirmed to support The Cure...".

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Small article which mentions The Cure in America.

Date ??? RM ???


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Musikexpress (Germany)


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No more info available.

Sounds (Germany)


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Interview with The Cure entitled "Imaginare Jungen, die night weinen" written by Ewald Braunsteiner. 2 pages (???)

Hans A Plast on the cover ???


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Zig Zag (UK)


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Seventeen Seconds album advert.

Issue # 107 with Keith Richards on the cover ???


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Smash Hits (UK)



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Seventeen Seconds album review by Ian Cranna. A Forest lyrics.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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Interview with The Cure entitled "No Cure For Boredom" written by Chris Westwood.

John Cooper Clarke on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)



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Interview with The Cure entitled "Manhattan interiors" written by Phil Sutcliffe. London (11/5/1980) show advert. "Sounds Playlist" with The Cure.


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Sounds (UK)


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London (11/5/1980) show advert.

New Music News (UK)


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Show review. No more info available.

Sex Pistols on the cover.

Record Mirror (UK)


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Bristol (27/4/1980) show review by Fred Williams.

Paul Weller of The Jam on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Seventeen Seconds album review entitled "Garden gnomes" written by Phil Sutcliffe.

PIL on the cover.


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Sounds (Germany)


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No info available.

Robert Fripp on the cover.

The Face (UK)


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Article entitled "Cure for ills" written by Mike Stand.

Issue # 2 with Paul Weller of The Jam on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Scottish dates advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article about the Scottish live dates.

Jerry Dammers on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about the Scottish dates.


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Musicians Only (UK)


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Report from the John Peel Show recording session entitled "Curing the studio blues" written by Ken Ansell.


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Musikexpress (Germany)


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Seventeen Seconds album review.

Bob Seger on the cover.


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New Music News (UK)


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No info available.

Date ??? Howard Devoto on the cover.

New Musical Express (UK)


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Interview with The Cure entitled "Days Of Wine And Poses" written by Paul Morley.

Human League on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Edinburgh (20/6/1980) show review entitled "So young, so mellow" written by Johnny Waller.

Wasted Youth on the cover.


TRANSCRIPT

So young, so mellow

Against all my preconceptions and hopes (didn't I see the same band deliver a blistering set only weeks ago?), I begin to understand Dave McCullough's assertion that the Cure are the new Genesis. It was a claim that I'd originally found bewildering and I had staunchly countered it with memories of the tense coiled tautness that pervades such songs as "Killing An Arab" or "Subway Song". No, the Crawley combo may well be cultured and crafted, but that doesn't make them bland.

Their studied approach encompasses an attempt to broaden the appeals of both esoteric extraordinary failure of the veritable pop ("Boys Don't Cry") and the welcome surprise of the hypnotic "A Forest" as a chart smash. But do today's rebels always become tomorrow's establishment and where is the dividing line drawn?

"A Forest" itself is a point in question, being to my mind - a classic insidious masterpiece of understated drama never resorting to obvious ploys for effect. Superficially, it enhances the Genesis comparison but further investigation vindicates the Cure as among the forefront of the new breed of bands to combine elements of the punk attitude with a greater degree of musical sophistication. Continually steering away from the cliched and trite, they do however succumb twice to gimmickry of sorts - the stunning synth-drum barrage on "Jumping Someone Else's Train" and the annoying complacency at the end of "Grinding Halt".

That aside, The Cure's show - and a show it most decidedly is, featuring all the singles - is based on an assured control over their instruments, their material and their audience. Vocalist and main-man Robert Smith maintains an unruffled calm, taking everything in his stride as would a man on a Sunday afternoon stroll.

Gone is a certain amount of the pent-up frustration I witnessed at the claustrophobic gig at Valentino's recently, when the Cure almost personified teenage angst and self-doubt. Perhaps they've matured overnight (or maybe it's just the atmosphere of the seated venue this time), but keyboardist Mathieu Hartley is especially listless, wandering off-stage for a cigarette during those songs to which he does not contribute. Only Simon Gallup (on bass, leather jacket and youth rebellion) carries the day convincingly.

But it's two encores to a capacity audience (with an afghan coat here and there!) and I'm only quibbling because I know how good the Cure can be. This was not their best, and I hope (for their sakes as well as mine) that it's only a temporary fault. The Cure are too vital to mellow out so young.

by Johnny Waller


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about the world tour.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article entitled "Forest fire" about the world tour.

MM, RM or Sounds ???


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Unknown Magazine (New Zealand)


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Auckland (29-30/7/1980) shows advert. 1/4 page

Date ???


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Musikexpress (Germany)


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No more info available.

Date ??? Linda Ronstadt or Brian Ferry on the cover ???

Melody Maker (UK)


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Interview with Siouxsie and Steve Severin entitled "Siouxsie says..." written by Paulo Hewitt which mentions The Cure.

Mick Jagger on the cover.


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University of Canterbury Studen Paper (UK)


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Seventeen Seconds album review by Michael Higgins.

Sounds (UK)


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Interview with Passions entitled "Claire is no longer with us" written by Robbi Millar mentioning The Cure.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "Clash members... with no less than two words from The Cure...".

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Unknown Magazine (New Zealand)


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Get A Dose Of The Cure advert. 1/2 page

Date ???


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Spex (Germany)


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Interview entitled "Ich hasse Rock 'n Roll!". 1+1/2 pages

Joy Division on the cover.

New Musical Express (UK)


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The Obtainers single review.

Malcolm McLaren on the cover.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "Latest Robert Stingwood movie Times Square is expected to prove as big a blockbuster...".

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Melody Maker (UK)


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Times Square soundtrack album advert including The Cure's song Grinding Halt.

Dire Straits on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about the UK tour.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "The Associates at Cheltenham College..." with the mention about The Cure.

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Sounds (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure All" which begins with: "Geoff Wilson of Swindon, Wilts, sets this week's ball rolling...".

New Musical Express (UK)


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Times Square soundtrack review by Charles Shaar Murray.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Times Square soundtrack album advert including The Cure's song Grinding Halt.

Paul Weller and Pete Townshend on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Times Square soundtrack album advert including The Cure's song Grinding Halt.

Gary Numan on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Times Square soundtrack album advert including The Cure's song Grinding Halt.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Times Square soundtrack album review and The Affectionate Punch single (by The Associates) review, both (?) written by Lynden Barber.

Madness on the cover.

New Musical Express (UK)


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London (17/11/1980) show advert.


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Sounds (UK)


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London (17/11/1980) show advert.

Smash Hits (UK)



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"All Time Top Ten" by Tom Robinson with The Cure.


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Backstage Rock Monthly (UK)


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Show review.

Date ??? Name of this magazine ??? Zero on the cover.

Unknown Magazine (Germany)


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Cologne (8/10/1980) show advert.

Date ???


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Musikexpress (Germany)


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Wenn Tone Bilder warn" written by H. in Hulsen. Affectionate Punch (by Associates) single review.

Rod Stewart on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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London (17/11/1980) show advert.

Ian Dury on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Ruts, Cure, Fripp tour dates" about the UK tour. London (17/11/1980) show advert.

Captain Beefheart on the cover.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "The Cure, who've been touring abroad since April, complete their travels...".

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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York (8/11/1980) show advert.

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Gig guide with the picture of The Cure. Also there is Times Square compilation album advert including The Cure's song Grinding Halt and London Dominion Theatre (17/11/1980) show advert.

OMD on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Interview with Siouxsie & The Banshees entitled "Siouxp" written by Paul Morley mentioning Robert Smith. News article about the UK tour. London (17/11/1980) show advert. Gig guide. In the section "T-Zers" is a mention about The Cure.


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Sounds (UK)


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Interview with The Cure entitled "Playing for today" written by Simon Dwyer. Small article entitled "Nurse, the screens". London Dominion Theatre (17/11/1980) show advert. Gig guide (???). Times Square soundtrack advert.

Simple Minds on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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London Dominion Theatre (17/11/1980) show advert. Times Square soundtrack advert.

The Selecter on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Manchester (6/11/1980) show review entitled "Epic Cure For Gloom" written by Mick Duffy. London (17/11/1980) show advert.

Brit Funk Lynx on the cover.


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Musicians Only (UK)


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Bradford (5/11/1980) show review entitled "Cold Cure" written by Nick Toczek.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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In the section "T-Zers" is a mention about The Cure.


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Sounds (UK)


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Small article entitled "Cure unwrapped" about Robert Smith's stollen jacket.


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Scan is available at Pictures Of You website.

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article about the UK tour.

Date ???


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure all" about the UK tour.

Date ??? Sounds ???


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Smash Hits (UK)



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Lyrics to Boys Don't Cry. Times Square soundtrack album advert including The Cure's song Grinding Halt (???).


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about the Christmas party at Notre Dame Hall.


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Sounds (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure partying".


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DAM (Germany)


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Munich (12/10/1980) show review.

Date ??? Fanzine ??? Der Aktuelle Mulltime ???


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Disco 45 (UK)


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Lyrics to A Forest.

Date ??? Issue # 115.


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Musik Express (Germany)


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Boys Don't Cry album advert.

Date ??? Musikexpress ???


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Musiker Music News (Germany)


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "17 Sekunden bis zum Weltuntergsang" written by Kai Havaii.

Date ???


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Sounds (Germany)


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Seventeen Seconds album review written by Ewald Braunsteiner. Gig guide.

Date ???


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Sounds (UK)


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Article entitled "Who Is It?".

Date ???

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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London (11/5/1980) show advert.

Date ??? NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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T-shirts advert.

Date ??? NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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London (17/11/1980) show advert.

Date ??? NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Seventeen Seconds album review which begins with: "Before they discovered the make up box...".

Date ???

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Article about The Cure which begins with: "The Cure first came into being around 1976...".

Date ??? Issued in Australia or New Zealand ???


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