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The Cure on Press (United Kingdom)



Melody Maker (UK)


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Hansa advert entitled "Wanna be a recording star?".


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Unknown Newspapers (UK)


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Article entitled "Rocking To The Top".

Date ??? Crawley Observer ???


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Chair Missing Tour advert. On 5 October 1978, The Cure were supporting Wire at Kent University in Canterbury.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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City Poly Student Union (6/10/1978) London show advert.

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???


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New Musical Express (UK)


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New Windsor Castle (25/10/1978) show advert. Gig guide.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Gen X back on the road again" - no words about The Cure. Gig guide.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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New Windsor Castle (6/11/1978) show advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Gen X set 18 dates" - no words about The Cure. New Windsor Castle (13/11/1978) show advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Journalist Jive! single (by Lockjaw) review written by Ian Birch. Lockjaw was a local band featuring bassist Simon Gallup.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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There are two adverts promoting shows in Croydon Foxes Greyhound (26/11/1978) and Dunstable California Ballroom (5/12/1978). The Cure played both shows supporting Generation X.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Three new Gen X venues" and gig guide - no words about The Cure. Croydon Foxes Greyhound (26/11/1978) show advert.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Moonlight Club (20/11/1978) show advert.

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


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Gen X tour hassles" - no words about The Cure. Dunstable California Ballroom (5/12/1978) show advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Xmas Concerts For Clash, Jam & Gen X" - no words about The Cure.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Music Machine (22/12/1978) show advert. The Cure were supporting Pirates.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Interview with The Cure entitled "Ain't No Blues For The Summertime Cure" written by Adrian Thrills. London dates advert. New Windsor Castle (15/10/1978) show, Hope & Anchor (19/12/1978) show and Music Machine (22/12/1978) show adverts.

Bob Geldof on the cover.


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Ain't No Blues For The Summertime Cure

Buzzcock Pete Shelley made a name for himself playing a cheap and battered Starway guitar. The drummer of The Worst used to whack beefily away behind a Chad Valley kit. Likewise, Robert Smith, teenage lynchpin of The Cure, is happy enough back in garageland with his modest axe - a Woolworth's Top Twenty guitar that set the lad back precisely L20.

Hands up those of you who still reckon you need expensive instruments to play rock "n" roll? I suggest you catch The Cure immediately.

An abrasive Light Metal trio haling from Crawley, a far-flung southern outpost of London's commuter hinterland, The Cure are like a breath of fresh suburban air on the capital's smog-ridden pub and club circuit.

Compact and self-sufficient, guitarist Smith balances the group's sound live himself aided by a portable mixing desk at the side of the stage, The Cure are a triumph of impulse and spontaneity. As Smith explains, "We see so many of the people we went to school with doing absolutely nothing. A lot of them are talented enough to, but they just don't bother themselves."

"There are so many people playing music that is absolute rubbish and getting somewhere doing it. You just think, if they're doing it, why don't you when you know you're so much better."

Smith formed the band at school with drummer Lol Tolhurst and bassist Mike Dempsey as long ago as 1976. After a short series of local gigs as a five piece, they went through a rapid succession of lead guitarists and vocalists before settling on the current three piece line-up.

After winning one of those "So You Want To Be A Rock And Roll Star" talent competitions, they spent most of last year in limbo, unhappily signed to German disco label Ariola-Hansa, the people that brought you Child and Japan, recording demos with unsympathetic producers, but never actually getting as far as that elusive first single release.

"They wanted us to be another Child, " splutters Rob. "We were even offered a song that Child eventually put out as a single!"

"They were giving us all these really old songs to cover. We couldn't believe it. This was summer 1977 and we thought we'd be able to do all these outrageous songs we'd written and all they wanted from us were versions of really banal old rock "n" roll songs."

"Then they gave us the money to do our own demos. And of course they didn't like them. So they tried putting us into the studio with one of their soul producers, and that didn't work out either. It got to the stage where we would have become the Barron Knights of Punk…"

Their five-year Ariola-Hansa contract mutually terminated at the end of last year. The Cure, with their master tapes tucked firmly under their armpits, went back to gigging spasmodically at local venues like the Laker's Hotel in Redhill until an old friend lent them the cash to hire a studio to cut some last ditch demos.

In desperation, a dozen copies of the resultant tape were mailed out to the record companies. A week or so later, young Rob received a call from former Polydor A&R man and Jam producer Chris Parry, under whose auspices they have finally recorded a single, "Killing An Arab", due for release shortly on Small Wonder.

The title, at first glance irresponsibly racist, it transpires, comes from the song's inspiration The Stranger, a book by Camus about an Algerian uprising.

"The song's dedicated to all the rich Arabs who go to Crawley College discos to pick up the girls." jokes Rob drily.

"But it's not really racist, if you know what the song is about. It's not a call to kill Arabs. It just happened that the main character in the book had actually killed an Arab, but it could have been a Scandanavian or an English bloke, the fact that he killed an Arab has nothing to do with it really."

With a John Peel session, a spot on the forthcoming Polydor compilation album 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.

by Adrian Thrills


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about the release of Killing An Arab single. Music Machine (22/12/1978) show and Marquee (26/12/1978) show adverts. "Quotes of 1978" with Robert Smith.


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Sounds (UK)


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News article about upcoming shows.


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Sounds (UK)


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Killing An Arab single review.


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The Cure: Killing An Arab

Strange single, from this rapidly rising three piece. Eerie music, nasaled, tired vocals. Sounds like a single of the year to me. Watch this space for futher scam on these young gentleman. A goodie.

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Killing An Arab single advert.

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Killing An Arab single review by Jon Savage.


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The Cure: Killing An Arab

Apres La Chute, Le Deluge... Camus' The Outsider condensed into a sparse, monotone 45 which, after a marvellous descending guitar figure, manages to slip past with less impact than expected. Maybe that's part of the point: like novel, like record. Another illustration of the (often disturbing) melting-pot that pop has become: another book, another image or selling point - meanwhile the past is neatly plundered, rewritten and re-assembled to be bought and danced to. It has to be said in this case, however, that the Cure do so with commendable understatement and integrity.

by Jon Savage


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Hope And Anchor (19/12/1978) show review by Rick Joseph. Journalist Jive (by Lockjaw) single review written by Max Bell.

Gang of Four on the cover.


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The Cure: Hope & Anchor

This was a cruel date on The Cure's calendar.

Guitarist Robert Smith had flu and Lol Tolhurst's drumkit kept falling over. The Hope's basement displayed the charm of a cross-Channel lorry deck, and the PA vied with the gas heater in the inadequate stakes.

Ostensibly, The Cure had little going for them; yet they salvaged this unluxurious event from oblivion, largely through their own embryonic musical talent and their ability to inject a dose of enjoy-serum into the Mivvied corpuscles of punters present.

Despite their charity-rack instruments, the band played a crisp set. Their sound was compact and effervescent. Each song was a two-minute cameo of ferrous punkrock. Their coup-de-gig was the Camus inspired ditty "Killing An Arab": a zany crossbreed of 4/4 thrash and Moorish bazoukie fever.

The Cure's novel approach to rock is emphasised by bassman Michael Dempsey's skillfully versatile handling of lead and melody lines played over a rhythmic drum / guitar backdrop. Intriguing, but it tended to make things top-heavy. Such is the nature of three-piecedom: streamlined impact is often gained at the expense of amplitude. The Cure are competent enough to add a fourth hand to the crew without sacrificing the excitement and originality of their live performance.

A youthful nervousness, dotted with moments of controlled deadpan enhanced their stage presence; they played with sufficient enthusiasm to overcome the Spartan test-tube conditions of this chilly niterie.

Hollering for two encores, the crowd risked frostbite to clap for The Cure.

by Rick Joseph


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Moonlight Club (17/1/1979) show review entitled "Killer Cure" written by Ian Birch. Also there is Marquee (27/1/1979) show advert.

The Who on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Killing An Arab single review by Tony Parson. Marquee (27/1/1979) show advert.

Elvis Costello on the cover.


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The Cure: Killing An Arab

Apparently based on Albert's The Outsider and, if so, quite possibly the straw that broke Camus' back. Cymbals crash once, twice, three times. A guitar, full of eerie promises, slithering like the sprog of some belly-dancer and a poisonous reptile. Pause. Compact bass guitar motif, descending alone. Then those vocals - taut, terse, tense intonation, very much wired and emotional, the scream that a nervous system might make on the verge of metabolic breakdown. A voice like that feeling you get watching the faces on the workaday tube ride after stepping out at dawn for the third time without sleep. Clipped, concise urgency, occasionally cracking when it arrives at a word or phrase it considers particularly emotive - ain't nothing but another beach party on an alien sandy shore! Kick off your Scholl sandals and listen. Monotonic chant:

Standing on the beach/With a gun in my hand/Staring at the sea/Staring at the sand/Staring down the barrel at the Arab on the ground/Can see his open mouth/But I hear no sound./I'm alive/I'm dead/I'm the stranger/Killing an Arab."

And racism has got nothing to do with it.

by Tony Parson


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Sounds (UK)



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Interview with The Cure entitled "Kill Or Cure" written by Dave McCullough. Marquee (27/1/1979) show advert. "Sounds Playlist" with The Cure.


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Kill Or Cure

When you "do the singles", as we in the trade like to term the chore, it's a harrowing task.

You get a selection of around a hundred singles, on a good week 90% of which should be stamped upon like so many rotten grapes, and you spend the week-end slowly screwing-up your brain to their noisy senselessness. Then you go into the office on Monday morning, correct your multifold typing errors (which in any case are usually three to a sentence) and blankly search around the office for late arrivals that might merit, or simply require, immediate reviewing. Yawn.

You're fed up with the task which once, as a reader, you fancied as being SO appealing and goddamned cool. Yawn, What's this then. The Cure? I've heard of them. I heard The Word about them some time back from some record jockey who was trying to sell me his soul in a sleazy pub. Mmm. I put the single "Killing An Arab", on the endearingly decrepit Sounds record playing machinery. In the wake of Billy Mozart's "Baby, You Are Everything To Me" on the Ameola Fizz label, the effect that the single had upon my weary and battle scarred brain was astonishing. I felt alive again.

"Killing An Arab" is unfair in a way as a record. O.K. The, ah, "A" side (well, the side that gives you the impression of being the "A" side) is nice and fresh and crisp and funny. Quaint. You immediately LOVE it. But it's the reverse side, entitled rather magnificently "10.15", that stops you right in your tracks as you walk lifelessly back from the dust covered record deck.

Music this good and original is always done a grave disservice by being gauchely filtered through the medium of words, words, moreover, that are being hurriedly and excitably hammered out by an over impetuous, over rushed CHILD of a writer, but I'll have to make the effort (as usual).

"10.15" hits upon the value of sparseness in rock and roll like no other record has in, oh, as far as I can think back. There's scarcely any playing on the song at all! Everything is left to your imagination and your only clues along the wispish way of "sitting in the kitchen sing... thinking of yesterday..." are, yes, the bored effortlessly tired vocals, as I called them in the rapidly rapped out review that followed, and the background colours, the splashes and slashes of hues. The music.

"...the tap goes drip, drip, drip, drip, drip..." on a Monday morning. I suppose I was even whistling a pleasant air as I dive-bombed for my trusty phone-book that was to lead me on the trail of this band, this medicine, this, ahem, Cure. Go.

Who are they, what are they, what do they look like, am I going to be disappointed? The inner questioning. It's SO long since I've had a band to believe in musically in the way I can believe in The Clash and The Fall, band's whose music stands heads, eyes and ears above the scrambling mass of silly nowhere combos. Will they be old men? Is it all a con trick? Are they really Genesis or Whatever you call them slyly playing down to their audience? Small Wonder put me quickly in contact with Chris Parry, the band's person in charge. We arrange to meet in The National History Museum South Kensington. The band's idea. Can this be a clue to their nature and character? I don't know.

I merely skid along the tube line to the stately rendez-vous where Chris Parry is waiting for me in the security infested foyer. "Can I look in your bag, sir?" Then: "Oh, you must be Dave". The band are round the corner in the car. Bands are ALWAYS around the corner in cars.

The Cure are Robert Smith, Mick Dempsey and Lawrence Tolhurst. Yeah. A three piece. That much I knew from the sleeve of the single, but, you know, god, they look so young it's not true! They emerge from the trendy car and race along the street to a pub near the museum nearly killing themselves (and me) in the process. They're like little school kids running across the road, weaving in and out of cars, lead singer and guitarist Robert resplendent in baggy, singularly silly and unhip pants. He's skinny and alarmingly handsome, his neat blow-wave enhancing the overall effect of "the good looking one in the group" I suppose. Well, that's what my big sister used to call that type.

We talk in the pub while the ironing-board chested bar-maid gets our orders confused and grows to hate me like everybody else does I know. Robert is 19 and like the other two guys comes from Crawley in deepest Sussex. He's polite and affable. A likeable lad. He and bassist Mick Dempsey are 19 while drummer Lawrence is a year older.

They look younger I guess in the way that most grammar school kids from fairly safe family backgrounds look younger. Unexposed and clean. This isn't a put down. It can't be elsewise I'd be criticizing MYSELF too closely for comfort.

The Cure have a strange and rather long winded history, but I think it's important to understand a little of it in the sense that the band that I witnessed later that same day in W. Hampstead's Moonlight Club convinced me that they have the essentials to be, in short if terribly hackneyed terms, one of the most successful and worthwhile bands to surface in the coming year. I kid you not.

Shall I tell you about the live performance first? Yes. I think it's best. The band wandered around the Moonlight looking apologetic while I nursed my throbbing head.

Parry had bought new equipment and they were unsure of it. Obviously nervous. The club was as usual these days (I hear) packed with the sort of pathetic tinsel hearted posers that make my stomach turn. "Oh, dearie, you've just GOT to meet..." No thanks.

Gio Dadomo stalks around. The word is about. The Cure are on the rise and it's all hands on deck as H.M.S. Hipness starts to cruise from her dock-yard moorings. They stride onstage looking 50% non-descript in a sort of Buzzcocks way, all sweaters and tight narrow trousers.

They kick into "It's Not You" and I'm surprised. Again. The sound is not at all the new-musical squeal that maybe I'd subconsciously expected. Very poppy, but still kept low-key and clipped to the bare essentials. They follow with "Boys Don't Cry" and again your attention is held tight to what's going on up on stage.

Short sharp 2" minute monsters that seep into your head half way through and stay there while you rush to the downstairs loo for an urgent pee. Like the early and late lamented Buzzcocks. Nothing is spared, the whole set is minimal glory and when they do lay both sides of the Single your heart really lifts to them.

"Killing An Arab" makes sense live, fiercer and harder than on record. It's amazing how this trio kick out that much controlled energy live. The framework, the bass, the drums, guitar base is simply immaculate. Robert's lead is killing, but it's that bass sound that steals the evening's honor's, Mick using it like a lead instrument and pushing the whole sound along quite superbly.

"Fire In Cairo" follows, intriguing and with a lovely hidden niche of chorus line, while their disco tune, "Do The Dansa", glowed with the promise of a staggering hit single, believe it or not. The end, and even the poseurs have recognized the ban's excellence and they gape, stupefied over their gin and tonic intensely.

People APPLAUD as well. In Hampstead that means REAL approval.

"We formed in 1976. Well, me and Mick used to play with a few friends, six or seven kids were involved I suppose. We used to hire a church hall. We were still at school..."

As I said, it's a difficult history. The ban started off as a three piece, Mick and Robert being the establishing members, and shifted through various line-up changes and being forced to move in various musical directions, the sum total of which I'm sure is what has provided the three piece with their sheer proficiency. Direction through indirection or something like that I suppose. Robert does nearly all the talking, the other two leaving it quite calmly in his hands to present the band's case.

Again, smart organization and again an inkling of the qualities that shall pave The Cure a fruitful future I suspect.

"We did old Bowie stuff then and the usual new wave sort of thing. Suddenly we started rehearsing properly and we got this guitarist who was going out with my sister".

The new lead player Paul, led them into a "straight new wave" period, while they got a couple of lead vocalists, Robert then finding it hard to handle the duel task of singing and thrashing out rhythm guitar wails. The first gig was at their school, St. Woolfords, and ...", we didn't go out much after it. They hated us."

At the end of '77 they, lo and behold, got a deal with Hansa, the MOR/disco label. A fairly bizarre occurrence I'd guess, but one that has also obviously added to their wealth of experience. Sort of like, y'know, the ideal training for a good rock and roll band.

"We replied to this ad and got signed up as a result. We were a bit naive, a bit green. They just wanted us for what we looked like, not for our music, they didn't even listen to the demo tape we gave them. They just liked the photograph of ourselves that we sent with it!"

At this time they had "Killing An Arab", but Hansa refused to put it out: "They said even if it was a good song (sic) they couldn't put it our cos we had to keep in with the Arabs... it was so ridiculous".

And so The Break came. They realized the lead player had to go, so while he was upstairs one evening, eating scones with Robert's sister, the three ran down to the latter's greenhouse, where amid tumbling tomatoes and shivering cucumbers The Cure of today was conceived.

A demo tape was done, consisting of "Boys Don't Cry", "It's Not You", and "Fire In Cairo". They sent it to all the usual big companies but, of course they didn't want to know, but there had to be one glimmer of hope through the gloom and that's where Chris Parry enters the scene.

Parry at that time was working for Polydor but was nursing the ideas of starting his own label. The Cure's tape impressed him and the start of his label Friction are reaching the first stages of fruition. The fact that "Killing An Arab" has come out on Small Wonder is the result of a one-off deal Parry negotiated with them.

"The single's a taster of what's to come. Small Wonder had initial orders of 2,000 so there was a flood of interest, people phoning up and things".

Since then Peel has phoned and quickly repeated an excellent Cure session and things are moving rapidly.

Flash back to the gig on that day and the impression of Chris sitting at the mixing desk throughout the set, meticulously charting the best sound for the band. No expense will be spared for The Cure, no effort neglected. So how would HE describe his band's sound?

"Very musical. Almost rootless, which makes it very contemporary."

The description is accurate and sincere. But the set started that evening amid the hustle and bustle of getting the gig together. Parry turned to me and through even MY disliking band managers and producer men with the flat statement "It's all great fun, but isn't it?".

I had to agree. They brought back the spark of rock and roll to me. Yes Energy. Character. Even potential and hope.

by Dave McCullough


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Zig Zag (UK)


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Killing An Arab single review.

Issue # 91 with Ian Dury on the cover.

New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Sunday specials at Lyceum" about the upcoming shows.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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Moonlight Club (17/1/1979) show review by Giovanni Dadomo. 20 Of Another Kind compilation album advert.

Bette Bright on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Small article entitled "Killing A Rumour".


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Scan is available at Pictures Of You website.

Melody Maker (UK)


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The Nash Ville Room (9/2/1979) show advert. 20 Of Another Kind compilation album advert.


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Music Week (UK)


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Killing An Arab single advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Killing An Arab single advert. The Nash Ville Room (9/2/1979) show advert. 20 Of Another Kind compilation album advert.

Stranglers on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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News article entitled "Taking the Cure" about the single release of Killing An Arab.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Killing An Arab single and 20 Of Another Kind compilation album adverts.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about the re-release of Killing An Arab single. 20 Of Another Kind compilation album advert and review written by Paul Morley.

Village People on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Small article (or review ???) entitled "Fiction Records Beats Reallity". Killing An Arab single advert. 20 Of Another Kind compilation album advert (in this issue ???).

UFO on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Birmingham (13/2/1979) show review written by Stephen Gordon.

Tap Dance Anyone on the cover.


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The Cure: Birmingham

So mispromoted was this gig that it wasn't until The cure actually walked on stage at Barbarellas that I realised they were playing and not the Neon Hearts who, had they turned up at all, would only have been supporting anyway.

'Instead' (from the audience's point of view) we got the happy little Cure, who began full bounce and ended full of bile. Faced with an audience of Neon Hearts fans who were not so much hostile as completely indifferent, the band gave up halfway through, brandished two metaphorical fingers and began playing for amusement rather than approval.

A similar attitude was in evidence when they supported Generation X late last year at Aston University, and ended up playing a totally improvised 'Paranoid' for the sake of a dozen or so belligerent greasers heckling from the front row.

Tonight's abandoning of restraint results in a treatment of 'Killing An Arab' that can best be described as 'surreal', and a promising new song, 'Accuracy', was dropped stone dead before it was even halfway through.

The contrasting levels of worthiness in a Cure set are remarkable. The first few numbers ('It's Not You', 'Boys Don't Cry', etc.) are completely derivative, disposable thrashes, only saved from complete contempt by Michael Dempsey's marvellous bass playing. 'Foxy Lady' is a good idea badly executed, whereas 'Do The Hansa' is a good idea well executed (dig that scatting!).

The slower songs are best (the title of one particularly good one unfortunately eldues me) and 'Killing An Arab' and '10.15' have presumably been rammed down your throats already.

In other words, enjoyable. They have numerous good, inventive ideas, but they are some way from making best use of all of them (the only correct element in their front cover a month ago was the 'embryonic' analogy). Someone should lock The Cure back in the closet for six months, or else one more band will shrivel up and die, victims to a time proven syndrome, generally known as Too Much Too Soon.

And that would be a shame indeed.

by Stephen Gordon


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Marquee (4/3/1979) show advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "The Cure - when and where it's available" about upcoming tour. Marquee (4/3/1979) and Isleworth (9/3/1979) show adverts. A Dose Of Sundays advert.

Graham Parker on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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News article entitled "Queue for Cure" about upcoming tour. Marquee (4/3/1979) show advert.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "The Cure are gigging extensively this month in support...".

Smash Hits (UK)



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Killing An Arab single review by Cliff White. 20 Of Another Kind compilation advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Marquee (11/3/1979) show advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Marquee (11/3/1979) show advert.

Van Morrison on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Marquee (11/3/1979) show review by James Truman. Also there is Marquee (18/3/1979) show advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about tour changes. Marquee (18/3/1979) show advert.

The Only Ones on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Tour news article about concert changes. Marquee (18/3/1979) show advert. Also there is small 20 Of Another Kind compilation album review entitled "A Beat Around This Month's Vinyl Bush" written by Barry Lazell.

The Modern Dance on the cover.


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Smash Hits (UK)



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20 Of Another Kind compilation advert. Competition.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Article entitled "Practical poprock" written by Ian Birch. Marquee (25/3/1979) show advert.

Joseph Hill on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Marquee (25/3/1979) show advert.

Iggy Pop on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Marquee (25/3/1979) show advert.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "Cure manager and Polydor production mogul Chris Parry..." about arresting Chris Parry.

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Record Mirror (UK)


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Tour report entitled "In search of The Cure" written by Chris Westwood.

Jimmy Pursey of Sham 69 on the cover.


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In search of The Cure

Chris Westwood goes to Cheltenham, a cop shop and The Marquee to find it
The Cure can be a wonderful thing.

The Cure may be a hype, but it may also be three young people geared in the same (positive) direction, creating not a new form or attitude for and towards rock and roll, but re-focusing some of its more vital elements, forcing the observer to adjust his stance, to think and enjoy.

The fact that The Cure are actually good at what they do is just suffice to wipe out that lingering cynicism... the attitude one assumes when faced with a virtually unknown unit springboarding right to the forefront, instantaneously pulling in front-pages, centre-spreads, full-page ads, posters around town, continuous gossip... and the show goes on. I (the writer) am the middle-man, the missing link between a gullible public and an ambitious (Fiction) record company, engaged to write a feature, supported to Cheltenham (Hell) and back by manager Chris Parry's wallet.

Parry, the ex-Polydor man broke from the major at the latter end of '78, with the intention of financing/building his own label; after all, the man's bank balance was far from embarassing, while the business sence and "talent" consciousness were the proverbial food for thought.

No disguising the fact, Parry was able to link up a distribution and finanance deal with Polydor, and go in with both feet once he'd seen and been convinced by The Cure. A deal was organised by November last year and a number from the band's initial demo, '10.15', was coupled with 'Killing An Arab' as a new year Small Wonder/Fiction single. It's quality was almost diminished in the eyes of the sceptics of this world when barrowloads of CureCureCureCure ads found their way into the music press. The single ('10.15') itself was peak through, placed pulselike, dynamic and splendid refreshing, almost de-focused rock and roll, complete in its very sparseness. 'Killing An Arab' was more spontaneous, overtly Eastern, working away around a fluid, tingling, typically Arabic guitar motif.

The initial impressions of that single were hardly shock, awe or instant paranoia: more subtly, the thing seeped and instated itself into the consciousness... the effect lingering. Not a classic, in all honesty, but one which adequately portrayed the level of quality and maturity inherent in this band, one which served to provoke a heady level of public/press interest.

Come Sunday afternoon and the correspondent is waiting outside the Finsbury Park Rainbow, Chris Parry, the man himself, pulls up in his plush new BMW, collects me and sears off in the direction of Cheltenham. Some days previously, Parry had been caught with the three band members in the back of the car, speeding towards Middlestrough at some 90 mph.

Must be careful, Chris.

On our way, Chris plays a tape of The Cure album due for release in early May: brief impressions (two listenings) suggest that the album is very strong, very representative, sympathetically produced by Parry himself. Of the tracks, '10.15' is unchanged, 'Accuracy' is a straight, jumpy-chording number which takes on far rockier proportions in the live setting, a moderately recogniseable version of Hendrix's 'Foxy Lady', an immediate commercial 'Grinding Halt' (the next single).

"It's very different to their live sound," explains Perry, "It's a transparent sound. I'ts been very spactly mixed and it sounds pretty broad on headphones, a lot of the band didn't really like the idea of recording over and over. 'Fire in Cairo' still isn't quite right, but it's a difficult song to record."

Conversation is hampered by the turn of the engine and the roar of the music. Cheltenham in our sights and - by Christ - we fumble onto the one way system, a devastating, frustrating circular that winds round and round town, which takes twice as long to shrug off as it did to find. Eventually, a cut down a one-way and straight into the car park of the Plough Hotel, where The Cure are lined up to play.

By the time we arrive, the band are nowhere to be found: just Julie Wood, the self-confessed "Cure's number one fan," whose hike from Bournemouth (her home town) to London to Bournemouth to Norwich has secured her an accepted place amongst The Cure's entourage. The mixing desk guy skips about from end to end of the hall, occasionally emitting strange yelping noises and frightening the woodlice.

The Plough is an extensive, lavish hotel, serving up good-grade grub, providing practically the only proper rock shows in town, and catering for actual paying guests in the process.

The Cure arrive, and swiftly, deftly, they slip into their soundcheck, keeping the amps low on the stage, preserving excellent clarity in the back line and through the PA. They jut into 'Play With Me' and 'Fire In Cairo' which boast a sister-riff, perhaps too close for comfort, but not so close as to demerit the individual tracks. This band thrive on efficiency, the whole soundcheck lasting less than a half hour, and the sound emerging with triumphant, satisfactory clarity. In the hotel restaurant, where, in truly cultured fashion, we peruse roast beef and red wine, Cure drummer Lol saying, "I had a really funny esperience the other morning. I woke up in the hotel, and kinda went across the room to open up the curtains. I was about four floors up or something... and when I looked down on the car park, there was this Arab just standing there, looking up. I thought he was gonna pull out a shot-gun...".

Historically speaking, The Cure grew out of school, and, as a five-piece, found themselves linked to Hansa records, an unlikely - and promptly terminated - mating. Robert Smith, the band's guitar player, explains a way one of the album tracks, 'So What', which was verbally improvised in the studio, lyrics had already been penned towards a song called 'Cheap Sex'... bored by the ritual of recording, Robert had strutted into the studio, clutching a sugar bag in one hand, and proceeded to verbalise straight from the ingredients thereon.

From the restaurant to the nearest pub back into the gig, and one sees what happens when a town is deprived of music: seems like the whole of Cheltenham's been waiting to get into the Plough, hundreds, seemingly, lining the bar, hundreds more in the dire, sweaty, claustrophobic hall itself. To get onto the stage, The Cure have to walk through the crowd and hassle their way into an alcove: the alcove is the stage.

For encores, the band can no way dismount: they merely crouch on the side of the stage, looking wary and worn, then re-assume their positions. It's the Cheltenham gig in particular where one is brought into full awareness of The Cure's adaptable, energetic, natural approach to rock: a spinal, basic sound, stripping down and re-focusing the instruments... the drums, particularly, are dominant, being hard-driving and surprising, characterised by a glorious cheap-symbol tish. For once, the drum kit becomes far more than a mere rhythmn box, mroe of an individual instument, and a key segment of The Cure's sound. Robert's lucid, piercing guitar sound sprouts from a 20 quid Woolworth's Top Twenty model... and ironically, he holds a Fender Strat in reserve. He plays and sings in a youthful, naive passion... no git down dirty yer pants rock 'n' roll. The Cure are about precision, tempered and channelled energy, ideas and provocation of thoughs. They are not an essential life-force, they are mere very good.

They also possess sufficient imagination to be able to re-vamp, re-model and re-pace their own material... a second rendering of '10.15', then 'Fire In Cairo', being distinctly pogo-able.

The crowd are totally appeased, eventually blagging something in the order of three or four encores. And in the aftermath, people flag out, drained by the heat and the energy, as fuzz-haired, gruff-voiced Lol signs posters, photos and scraps of cheap paper for autograph hunters. In the front-stage crush, Chris Parry has succeeded in slopping a pint all over his jacket. We eventually make for the exit while The Cure pack up and tie up their gear... no roadies, no free lunches, no trips to America...

"I suppose we're anti-rock and roll," explains Lol, "but only in the sense that we dislike all the overplayed glamour that goes with it."

Jutting out of The Plough, Parry heads down an unmarked street, emerges the other side to find himself accosted by a cop car: we just took a one-way street in the wrong direction. The beer-reek from Parry's jacket hits the bluebottle in the face as the window is wound down.

So I'm sitting, frustrated and confused, in Cheltenham police station, turned one o'clock in the morning: Chris eventually emerges and beckons. He's clear, but not before two breathalysations and three pointless forms have been gone through.

The following night is a Marquee appearance for The Cure: the place is less brimful than the two proceeding performances here, but still packed to the point of awkwardness. The Marquee is a useful haunt, a fine rock venue. It assures band/crowd contact. The Cure thrive on it. Their performance lacks the spark and edge of the previous night, but they have just played some eight dates or so in nine days... their first tour. They are triumphant but unsatisfied with the actual set.

The Cure are young, potent and at a very early stage: the furore that currently surrounds them will make long-term consistency an essential but difficult commodity. I think they can deal with it. The Cure is an important factor.

by Chris Westwood


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News article about the deleting Killing An Arab single. Also there is another news article entitled "Searching For A Cure" about their show in Chesterfield Fusion Hall (5/4/1979).


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Record Mirror (UK)


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West Runton Pavilion (30/3/1979) show review by Alex Skorecki.

Siouxsie on the cover.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "Anguished phone message from The Spasms, informing us that they, and not The Cure...".

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "The Cure go on their longest tour".


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News article entitled "Steel Pulse, Police, Skids, Stiff Little Fingers, Cure" about their upcoming tour. Newport (18/5/1979) show advert.

Ted Nugent on the cover.


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Pop Star Weekly (UK)


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Interview with The Cure written by Simon Hills. News article entitled "Live Cure" about the UK tour.

Showaddywaddy on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Three Imaginary Boys album review entitled "The Eighties start here" written by Ian Birch. Also there is UK tour advert and two small adverts promoting Three Imaginary Boys album.

The Who on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Three Imaginary Boys album advert and review entitled "A Cure For Cancer?" written by Paul Morley. Grinding Halt review by Ian Penman. UK tour advert.


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Sounds (UK)


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Three Imaginary Boys album review entitled "Cure pop for now people" written by Dave McCullough. Grinding Halt single review.

The Undertones on the cover.


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Cure pop for now people

The Recipe: take three intelligent, sheepishly good-looking, nice middle-class boys who have a flair for original, stylish music and who don't mind leaving their souls in the hands of a fourth streamlined highly successful party. Take this latter party's financial genius, add a pinch of wry, good-natured self-studying humor and here in one lavish package you have... The Cure.

On "Three Imaginary Boys" the recipe belongs to that essential fourth Cure, producer, mentor, minder, keeper. Chris Parry. Parry's the undoubted epicenter of The Cure, the Onassis, Mertis, and only sometimes the Basquo's ghost of this boy's band, the figure that walks and provides the ostensibly decadent, Dark Side Of The Moonish packaging gimmicks (dumb postcard and all) that furnish and inevitably and intruigingly both demigrate the album and perversely enhance its cheaper charms. The cover portrays a lamp, fridge and hoover, which if really serving as personality symbols of the Cure trio provides a witty metaphor.

However, packaging is packaging: if it affects or despoils the music or the band's expressionistic, aesthetic approach it's the tit tat of disaster. As it happens, on "Three Imaginary Boys" the treatment and approach of the songs are so strong and of such amity that they aren"t" put downs by the decadence. "Three Imaginary Boys", fridge and all, is a powerful album.

The Cure (Lol Tolhurst: drums, Michael Dempsey: bass, Robert Smith: guitar and vocals) are unique in that they are ploughing a path of "different", off-center music...

by Dave McCullough


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The Cure: Grinding Halt

You'd think their LP was a Warner's job so rich is the sleeve. I guess they must be making money, but they won't score in Texas with (halfway to paradise) semi-songs such as this.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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UK tour advert.

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???


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Melody Maker (UK)


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There are two adverts promoting Three Imaginary Boys album.


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Interview with The Cure entitled "A Demonstration Of Household Appliances" written by Nick Kent. News article about the tour changes. Three Imaginary Boys adverts. UK tour advert.

Bryan Ferry on the cover.


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Three Imaginary Boys album adverts and review entitled "Physician Rock 'N Roll Thyself!" written by Chris Westwood. Grinding Halt single review which begins with: "Hello, stolen the riff from Little Eva's Locomotion have we..?" written by Mike Nicholls.

Ian Dury of The Only Ones on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about the tour changes.

The Rolling Stones on the cover.


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Pop Star Weekly (UK)


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Gig guide.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "The Cure will be headlining the Carshalton Carnival on June 1...". Lincoln (15/6/1979) show advert.

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???


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Sounds (UK)


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UK tour advert.

Date ??? 12/5 or 19/5 ???


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Carshalton Open Air (1/6/1979) show advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Carshalton Open Air (1/6/1979) advert.

Ian Dury on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Carshalton Open Air (1/6/1979) show advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure date changed". Also there is Three Imaginary Boys album advert and Oxford Corn Dolly (10/6/1979) show advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure switch" about tour changes. Three Imaginary Boys album advert. Lincoln (15/6/1979) show advert.

Dire Straits on the cover.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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Carshalton Open Air (1/6/1979) show review.

The Skids on the cover.

Sounds (UK)


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Tour news article about tour changes.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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London Lyceum (1/7/1979) show advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Sheffield (29/5/1979) show review by Andy Gill. London Lyceum (1/7/1979) and Lincoln (15/6/1979) show adverts.

John Lydon on the cover.


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News article entitled "Cure All" which begins with: "The Cure, somewhat in need of a hit single, are planning a version of Boys Don't Cry as their second 45...".

The Ruts on the cover.

Melody Maker (UK)


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London Lyceum (1/7/1979) show advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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London Lyceum (1/7/1979) show advert.

The Cramps on the cover.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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Boys Don't Cry single review.

Penetration on the cover.

Sounds (UK)


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London Lyceum (1/7/1979) show advert. Also there is small Three Imaginary Boys album review by Barry Lazell.

Cozy Powell of Rainbow on the cover.


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Three Imaginary Boys album review written by Red Star.


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Boys Don't Cry single review entitled "Build them up and then..." written by Ian Birch. Also there two adverts promoting shows in Aylesbury Friars (30/6/1979) and London Lyceum (1/7/1979). Reading Rock '79 (24/8/1979) festival advert - with no Cure. Boys Don't Cry single advert.


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Build them up and then...

Hum... something of a disappointment. On stage "Boys" is invariably on of the highest points but, somehow, in it's tranlation onto the vinyl, the good's virtually gone. The agile interplay between the trio, and the reverberating clipped economy that producer Chris Parry spotlighted so expertly on the debut album, have unaccountably been edged out in favour of a muddy mix and an oldfashioned-hierarchy of instruments. It just sounds so ORDINARY now. The flip "Plastic Passion", doesn't redeem the situation either. A feeling of disappointment makes a slim song sound threadbare. Such a shame.

by Ian Birch


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Boys Don't Cry single advert with UK tour dates. Birmingham (5/7/1979), Aylesbury (30/6/1979) and London Lyceum (1/7/1979) show adverts. Reading Rock '79 (24/8/1979) festival advert (without The Cure).

Steel Pulse on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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News article about tour changes. Plastic Passion review. London (1/7/1979) show advert.

UK Subs on the cover.


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The Cure: Plastic Passion

Forget all that rubbish about Arabs on beaches and conceptualisation of the album cover, this is a POP song and a pretty damn good one. Slightly Buzzcocks in feel, it's the presentable side of wimpery. Long may they wimp.

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "Israeli Eurovision winning... and Boys Don't Cry by The Cure...".

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Melody Maker (UK)


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London Lyceum (1/7/1979) show review by Frances Lass.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Boys Don't Cry single review by Paul Morley.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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London Lyceum (1/7/1979) show review by Mike Nicholls.

David Lee Roth on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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London (1/7/1979) show review written by Nick Tester. UK tour advert.

Sex Pistols and David Lee Roth on the cover.


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Super Pop (UK)


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Boys Don't Cry single review.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Plastic Passion review.

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Todd Rundgren, Jukes for fests" mentioning The Cure upcoming appearance at Futurama Festival in Leeds (8/9/1979). Anyway The Cure didn't played there. Reading Rock '79 (24/8/1979) festival advert.


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News article entitled "Wire, Cure, Punily, Only Ones: sci-fi music event" about the appearance at Futurama Festival (8/9/1979). London Lyceum (1/7/1979) show review entitled "Just Stop Your Gobbing" written by Mark Ellen. Reading Rock '79 (24/8/1979) festival advert.

Devo on the cover.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "What's described as the world's first science-fiction music festival is being stated..." about the appearance at Futurama Festival (8/9/1979).

RM or Sounds ???

Melody Maker (UK)


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Reading Rock '79 (24/8/1979) festival advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Reading Rock '79 (24/8/1979) festival advert.

Talking Heads on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Reading Rock '79 (24/8/1979) festival advert.


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Reading Rock '79 (24/8/1979) festival advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Siouxsie: first Britain then the world" mentioning The Cure as their support.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Siouxsie: Q here". Reading Rock '79 (24/8/1979) festival advert - with no Cure.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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News article entitled "Rats, Police, Siouxsie, Nils, Buzzcocks, Ramones on tour".


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Sounds (UK)


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News article entitled "Siouxsie tour".


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Reading Rock '79 (24/8/1979) festival official programme with small article entitled "Take 'em or leave 'em . this is... The Cure" and Three Imaginary Boys album advert.

Date ???


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Reading Rock '79 (24/8/1979) festival review entitlet "Heavy Metal versus The World" written by Harry Doherty.

Heavy Metal vs. The World on the cover.


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Reading Festival

The Cure immediately familiarized themselves with the event, realizing that their music was not the one to awaken the Reading hoards, but they reached that conclusion without losing confidence in their own ability, proceeding to scoot unperturbed through their set and winning an encore for their trouble.

The audience liked the approach and drew their own fascinations from the music, oddly accepting Robert Smith's quirky vocal and guitar style and Michael Dempsey's busy bass runs. With "Killing An Arab", The Cure's exceptional debut single, contact was complete, and it only took the smart Dempsey to jokily dedicate a song to Motorhead's Lemmy and for Smith to offer "Boys Don't Cry" to the macho men in attendance to secure the encore.

by Harry Doherty


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Reading Rock '79 (24/8/1979) festival review by Danny Van Emden.


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Reading Festival

Next on were the Polydor band The Cure, the first Reading band to really bear the hallmark of polish and professionalism. They started off coyly, but their confidence grew with every song and soon the links between numbers developed from "Ta, and the next one's called..." to an aggressive humorous patter which even included jokes at the expense of anti-hero Gemmy. The band played most of the songs from their current album, Three Imaginary Boys but explained that this would probably be the last occasion they did so which can only augur well if that means new songs in the pipeline.

The Cure showed all the signs that they're going to be big. Watch out for them headlining at Reading next year!

by Danny Van Emden

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Reading Rock '79 (24/8/1979) festival review entitled "The Curse Of The Rock 'n Roll Tomb" written by Ian Penman. Article entitled "Independent Discs" written by Paul Morley and Adrian Thrills which mentioning The Cure. Aylesbury (30/8/1979) show advert.

Sting on the cover.


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Reading Festival

And The Cure were pretty good too.

Looking as though they were actually pleased to be there (the first to pull of that stunt all day) the Three Imaginary Boys dispelled any reservations about their occasionally specious obscurity. And they did it by producing a highly attractive noise, bright and undemanding but without being facile or particularly orthodox.

Finishing up with "Killing An Arab", and then called back for the day's first encore, The Cure may have been Friday's truest success.

by Ian Penman


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Reading Rock '79 (24/8/1979) festival review written by Chris Westwood.

Thin Lizzy on the cover.


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Reading Festival

The Cure were the most overtly impressive and immediate band to play the festering fest, and their acute, tough pop music was more accessible, more encouraging for the skulking, dormant mobs of Motorhead branded punters. Suffice to say I've never seen them play a better set.

by Chris Westwood

New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "The circuit comes alive" about the tour with The Banshees. Aylesbury (30/8/1979) show review entitled "Wake Up Little Siouxsie" written by Deanne Pearson. Siouxsie & The Banshees UK tour advert.

The Slits on the cover.


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Elliptical image games" written by David Hepworth. Reading Rock '79 (24/8/1979) festival review entitled "What am I doing here?" written by John Peel. News article entitled "More AC/DC, Siouxsie and Subs dates" - no words about The Cure. Siouxsie & The Banshees UK tour advert.

Sammy Hagar on the cover.


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Elliptical image games

There were times when I was beginning to believe it. This interview took something like two months to set up. We wanted to do it. Everybody wanted it done.

We were slated to travel to Port Talbot and chew the fat in the back of a van. The gig was pulled. Alternative gigs were also unacceptable to one or other of the parties. I had to go to a wedding. One of the band was ill. All of the band were busy.

For weeks on end the whole thing appeared to have been forgotten and I'd reached the stage where I wasn't about to remind anybody, mindful of some of the other pieces that had appeared in the comics under the thin guise of Cure "interviews". I'd revolved round to the point of view that if The Cure wanted to play elliptical image games, then they could play them with somebody else.

To borrow a favored technique of letter writers: "Just who the hell did they think they were?" There were no signs that they were specifically burning up the BMRB charts, either on album or singles, and for every outright well over the top rave review they got there'd be at least one more disaffected snipe at their precocity and tendency to turn into household implements without adequate notice. It was getting to the point where they had better come out of hiding pretty sharpish before everybody stopped looking for them.

It finally came together more through coincidence than anything else. I was slated to attend a preview of Quadrophenia in some poncey little flea pit on Wardour Street and the PR man announced that The Cure would also be attending so why didn't we make an evening of it, go for a meal afterwards, mutter on to the magnetic tape and get the thing done and dusted once and for all. Fine.

I was making overtures to a can of lager when said PR man entered the bar of said flea pit followed by The Cure's Robert Smith and made with the introductions.

Had there been a handy exit I'm sure I would have used it. Smith, who was inhabiting some lurid green suit that looked like a cross between a bull fighter's costume and a Charlie Cairoli cast off, floated across the bar like a man who is just too damned effete to live, offered a hand like a portion of undercooked haddock, asked if there was anything non-alcoholic to drink, simpered that the rest of the band couldn't make it and then leaned wanly against the wall and made only token efforts to return my pathetic attempts at conversation.

Well, when you're trying to make communication with a man who writes and sing songs about killing arabs and ripping taps in a voice that could make Peter Perrett sound like a close relation of Little Richard you're not exactly inclined to broach the topic of outrageous transfer fees in the First Division or the Ugandan affairs of certain well known eat groups. My own attempts at small talk seemed to me to be booming into the silence like they were being carried by Led Zeppelin's PA. The film began.

The film ended and we were decanted out of the place by Cure manager Chris Parry and ensconced in an Italian restaurant up the street where we were eventually to be left alone. By this time I had promised myself that if Smith ordered Perrier water I would excuse myself, head for the khazi and perform a covert runner, even if it meant sliding down a drainpipe and never being able to hold my head up in music business company again.

He ordered lager. He ordered steak. He talked about some avant-garde bands he'd seen and how awful they were. He read some press cuttings from local papers. He didn't make one obscure joke. I was beginning to like him.

He intimated that it was better for him to do the interview on his own because previous bull sessions had been aborted through the trio's tendency to take the piss out of each other's pomposity. Specifically, he related the tale of one particularly disastrous half hour exercise in non-communication which had been trumped up into a 3,000 words plus piece to the amazement of all who attended it. We laughed. Things were getting positively cozy.

He talked about the days of the five Easy Cures and a brief affiliation with Ariola/Hansa who signed the band up during one of their occasional talent sweeps without having actually heard them play, presumably because this could have prejudiced their judgement of their potential.

"We did a video for them of us playing and I don't think they were listening. I remember my guitar strap broke in the middle of a song and the guitar fell on the floor and I was standing there looking at the control room and the bloke didn't take any notice, so I just picked it up and carried on playing and I later saw a run back of the video and it was like Monty Python, just a complete shambles. In fact, we counted one-two-three-four in one number and, there were five of us at the time and two of us started on a completely different number and we sort of reconciled it about five minutes into the song. They just said, "It's a great act you've got there, boys, throwing the guitars around. That's the spirit.""

Having come that close to being bent into the shape of a Child or a Racey, it isn't surprising that they maintain such a low profile these days, although it doesn't adequately explain the lamp shade, fridge and vacuum cleaner nonsense. When I bring up the subject of the furniture it's evident that he maybe wishes he could go back and expunge all that silliness from the public memory.

"The reason for the non image was that we weren't particularly affiliated as a group with anything. There was no left wing, no right wing, no nothing. People think that if you enjoy playing the same sort of music you have to have the same beliefs or like the same things or stand for the same things. I don't think it really follows. If it was a co-operative like the Mekons I could understand it. But with us it's just a musical thing. I don't really socialize with Mick and Lol. I never socialize with anyone really." 

It's amusing the way that few mentions of The Cure go by without someone remarking on their relatively comfortable backgrounds, their "middle class" roots, as if the overwhelming majority of great bands came from some fictional slum city and any musician who happened to be born outside of its perimeter is somehow best viewed with suspicion until he has proven himself as dull and boorish as everybody else. The fact that most of these observations emanate from university educated rock critics makes the whole charade even more laughable. Although Smith would like to emphasize that he actually attended a comprehensive school rather than the public school of other fond imaginings, he treats the whole argument with a contemptuous puzzlement.

"People tell me that deprivation breeds good music and all that but quite often real poverty causes desperation more than anything else, a kind of blind belief in what you're doing which is perhaps a good thing or sometimes it's a bad thing. But I've always been materially secure if not mentally secure. People used to come up to us when we were looking for a contract and say "I can give you this or give you that" and I wasn't really interested because it didn't mean that much to me. "The other two will pass as working class. Mick worked as a porter in a mental hospital and Lol worked in an ink factory, but whether that makes them any more valid to play music I don't know. Why do you have to be born in poverty to know what's going on? Quite often I find it's the other way round. I you don't have to fight for you existence every day you can maybe take time out to think. Whether you do anything about it is a different matter."

"It's all very facile anyway, the whole life style. Going on the road is supposed to be the essence of the life style, getting pissed every night, smoking as much as you can and pulling "dodgy boilers" or whatever they call them. It all sounds really great. But I've been going out with the same girl for about five years now, so I've never really been involved with the whole one-of-the-lads scene and things like that. I haven't really got that group sensibility, I suppose, of belonging or things like that. I don't feel the need to expose myself to anyone. I don't really open up because I used to a lot and I ... there's so few people I've met that I can get on with and that you can trust that I don't really see it's worth it."

"When you've been going out with somebody a long time and there's a choice between staying in and watching the telly with them and going down the pub, then you'll stay in. It's like The Undertones; their songs are virtually all about getting girls and getting girls is the ultimate. So, when you've got a girl, what happens then?"

"Boys Don't Cry" came on like it was a simple stab at the charts worthy of The Undertones at their most gloriously naive. How did he react to its lack of success?

"It's like commentators in cricket", he laughs, "They always say, "Oh, he's doing really well" and then he gets bowled out. We were advised not to bring it out because of the fact that it was a pop single and it would be much better if we brought out something that was less commercial but more "artistically viable". "Boys Don't Cry", "10.15" and "Accuracy" have always been my favorite songs out of all that initial lot. I'm glad it didn't make it in a way because then the people who'd been saying we shouldn't put it out would then have turned round and said you've gotta give us another one like that one."

"The subject matter has changed drastically in the new songs. The songs on the album were basically about a relationship. They were one to one, whereas now they're very... they're just taking a broader range of subjects, I suppose, things that affect other people, not only me."

Robert Smith claims so little for rock and roll that you wonder if he deserves it. But he works in left field whether he likes it or not and is doing his best to prove that you can fashion exploratory pop without coming to grief at the feet of appropriated radical ideas and extraneous bullshit.

"It's ridiculous. You put out an album that's greeted with some measure of critical acclaim and you're immediately in a position where people should listen to you. I never even expected "Killing An Arab" to be recorded, and you get people going into the motives an demeaning and all that, and it would be so easy to pick something up, there's numerous little ploys that people use which are so transparent and they're expounded every week in the press. It might be flattering to know that people want to know what you think, but I don't really see myself as one of the top three original thinkers in the world today, so I'm not in any position to expound my philosophy of life."

Robert Smith left the sixth form and fell right into The Cure. He has had two jobs. He has been a gardener and he has been a postman.

"I had five weeks as a gardener on an industrial estate in the height of summer and they were five of the happiest weeks of my life. Compare that to a Wednesday in Leeds and its raining and you've got to go on stage at the F Club and there's a bunch of rather unsavory looking people barracking you. Is it better than working?"

"It is better than working."

Don't like peas? Be like Robert Smith, order spinach.

by David Hepworth


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Reading Festival

The high spot of the Reading Friday, indeed of the whole weekend, came with The Cure's compact and determined performance. From the stage I could see, amongst gathered under the splendid banner of the Crawley Heavy Metal Hep Kats positively enjoying The Cure, and I was heartened by this as I was on Saturday by the reception given to Inner Circle.

by John Peel


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News article entitled "Banshees bust-up". Siouxsie & The Banshees UK tour adverts. In the section "T-Zers" is a mention about The Cure. Aberdeen (6/9/1979) show review.

Aberdeen show review in this issue ??? Feargal Sharkey of The Undertones on the cover.


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The Cure: Aberdeen

On Friday in Aberdeen, the show went ahead with first a local band and then The Cure playing an extended set - while Siouxsie and the tour crew tried to locate Kenny and John, who had failed to turn up at the theatre. Eventually in their hotel rooms, their pillows were found propped up dummy-like in bed, with their backstage passes attached - and eye-witnesses reported seeing the pair taxi-bound for the railway station.

An irate Siouxsie then went on stage to tell an angry crowd that the two had quit without warning, though she pacified them to some extent by singing "The Lords Prayer" with remaining Banshee, bassist Steve Severin - and by insisting that ticket money should be refunded in full.


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Sounds (UK)


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Article entitled "Banshees split!" written by Phil Sutcliffe.

Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Siouxsie carries on" mentioning The Cure as their support. Also there is Siouxsie & The Banshees UK tour advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Interview with Siouxsie & The Banshees entitled "Night Of The Long Knives" written by Nick Kent and Kris Needs which mentioning Robert Smith. News article entitled "Cure found to restore Siouxsie's ailing tour". Siouxsie & The Banshees UK tour advert.

Jake Burns of Stiff Little Fingers on the cover.


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Cure found to restore Siouxsie's ailing tour

Siouxsie & The Banshees this week finally set out on their British tour, which bad failed to get off the ground on the scheduled opening night ten days earlier, due to the sudden walk-out of group members John McKay and Kenny Morris.

In their place, Siouxsie has now co-opted the services of former Slits drummer Budgie and The Cure's guitarist Robert Smith. In fact, The Cure are special guests on The Banshees' tour, which means that Smith will be playing two sets in each show.

Both replacements are for the duration of the tour only, and permanent new members will be found after the British outing ends. A spokesman said that a large number of musicians applied to fill the vacancies but, in rehearsals, Budgie and Smith "shone above all others."

Although the band had hoped to pick up the tour at Oxford last Friday, followed by Liverpool on Saturday, it wasn't possible to resume until Monday night. Accordingly, Oxford New Theatre has been re-set for September 26, and Liverpool Empire on September 30 (which means that Taunton Odeon is cancelled). Tickets bought for the original dates are valid for the re-scheduled gigs - or refunds can be obtained, if desired.

Otherwise, the tour continues as per its originally announced itinerary, though Rema Rema will no longer be playing as second support at some venues.


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News article entitled "Siouxsie starts again" written by John Shearlaw. Aberdeen (6/9/1979) show review entitled "A Twinkle In The Eye Of The Eighties" written by Phil Sutcliffe. UK tour advert. Gig guide.

Paul Weller of The Jam on the cover.


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Siouxsie starts again

Siouxsie and The Banshees were back in action again this week - resuming their British tour with replacements for guitarist John McKay and drummer Kenny Morris who quit the band just before a gig in Aberdeen.

The temporary replacements in the band are guitarists Robert Smith from The Cure and drummer Budgie from The Slits. Permanent replacements will be made at the end of the tour. Smith will now be playing two sets a night on the tour as The Cure are special guests on all dates.

The band picked up the threads of their tour at Leicester De Montfort Hall on Tuesday. The tour has been slightly reorganized, but most dates remain as originally scheduled.

Bradford St. Georges Hall has been moved to September 24, Oxford New Theatre will now be on the 26th. Taunton Odeon has been cancelled and replaced by Liverpool Empire on the 30th. Tickets bought for the original dates will be valid. Rema Rema will not now be playing any of the dates as a second support act.

Siouxsie's new single, "Mittageisen", will be released by Polydor this weekend.

by John Shearlaw


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A Twinkle In The Eye Of The Eighties

This gig with the Cure supposedly supporting the Banshees had a somewhat surprising outcome which you'll have to read about last week in this journal but lest we forget when, hopefully, this tour resumes a lot of people will realize what I've seen the audiences at the Reading Festival and Aberdeen Capitol find out recently: that the Cure are arriving and on a fast train.

At Reading they were allotted the stage confronting the Motorhead brigade. In Aberdeen the majority must have been Siouxsie followers. The surprise of The Cure's triumph over both factions might be compared to discovering the inhabitants of Mars and Saturn happen to speak the same language.

To put it succinctly they put it succinctly. The Cure are reviving the ancient punk ethic of saying what you've got to say and then stopping. Not being of a verbose nature this means two to three-minute songs. However, the content has come a long way from the thrash of '77. Their music owes more to the jarring precision of Talking Heads than anarchy in the UK, though I'm really taking the names in vain because The Cure's individual style doesn't invite comparisons.

They used "10.15" as a soundcheck and even that got rapturous applause from the Aberdonians. I started to get the message with "Accuracy", which could be their theme song. It was short, insistent, not pretty. As sort of stiffness to it within a pattern of vigorous movement. Robert Smith played fast, pulsing guitar but his vocal line took the slow, lurching rhythm of Lol Tolhurst's drums. "Grinding Halt" brought the rushing, bumping impetus to its height with Tolhurst showing that syndrums need not be the band of the nations" music-loving youth by extracting some huge sibilances from them which added a lot of breadth to the trio's sound.

The pieces I liked best were "Subway Song", "Plastic Passion", "Killing An Arab", and "Play For Today" (a first live performance for that one). The no-no on the night was Hendrix's "Foxy Lady" which they ballsed-up in all departments while their own "Boys Don't Cry" was in rather mopey pop territory I wouldn't like to see them explore much further.

If any element of the group seemed ripe for further development now it's probably Robert Smith's singing which tended to lack identity beyond the standard New Wave whine-yowl hiccup. Neatly done mind, but I suspect he's got more of himself to put in there now the band has all the basics to be fine-tuned.

The Cure are a twinkle in the eye of the Eighties. When the Banshees tour is pieced together don't short-change yourself - get there early for the "special guests".

by Phil Sutcliffe

Record Mirror (UK)


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News article entitled "Siouxsie recruits". UK tour dates advert.

Hugh Cornwell of The Stranglers on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Birmingham (19/9/1979) show review by Steve Taylor.

Judas Priest on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Leicester (18/9/1979) show review written by Kris Needs.

Blondie on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Interview with Siouxsie entitled "Humourless? Us? That's Not Funny..." written by Phil Sutcliffe.

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Birmingham (19/9/1979) show review entitled "Siouxsie Carries On Regardless" written by Kate Fraunce.

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


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Siouxsie Carries On Regardless

Siouxsie soldiered on bravely following the defection of two band members.

John McKay and Kenny Morris walked out of a few hours before the start of their tour's opening concert in Aberdeen, leaving pillows propped up dummy-like in their hotel beds.

They were replaced by drummer Budgie from the Slits and guitarist Robert Smith of Cure, who played two sets during the evening - with his own group who supported.

Siouxsie managed her usual skipping and jumping and though her voice was sometimes indistinct, songs like "Hong Kong Garden" and "Staircase" came over loud and clear.

Fans with freaked hair pogoed, but Siouxsie herself looked more restrained than usual - indeed her hair looked positively permed.

by Kate Fraunce

Smash Hits (UK)



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News article entitled "Siouxsie Stop Gap".


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Article entitled "Spin off: Bob hits the Banshee trail" written by Tim Curran. 1/2 page

Name of these newspapers ???


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Spin off: Bob hits the Banshee trail

Robert Smith of Crawley based band The Cure has suddenly hit the big time.

He's filling a gap left after Siouxsie and the Banshees suffered a major split at the start of their UK tour.

Siouxsie lost drummer Ken Morris and guitarist John McKay when they checked out of their hotel only hours before a gig in Scotland.

They left Siouxsie and remaining Banshee Steve Severin with egg on their faces having to apologize to the crowd.

Now Siouxse is back on the road with guitarist and vocalist Robert, 20, and former Slits drummer Budgie to play at the Brighton Centre on Wednesday.

The Cure have been together since 1976 and their debut single, Killing An Arab, reached the album, Three Imaginary Boys, is on Fiction Records.

by Tim Curran

Melody Maker (UK)


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Advert promoting shows in Lewisham Odeon (13/10/1979) and Hammersmith Odeon, London (15/10/1979). The Cure were supporting Siouxsie & The Banshees.


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Interview with The Cure entitled "No Image, No Style, No Bullshit" written by Deanne Pearson. News article about the release of Jumping Someone Else's Train. Lewisham Odeon (13/10/1979) and Hammersmith Odeon, London (15/10/1979) shows advert.

Ray Davies of The Kinks on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Lewisham Odeon (13/10/1979) and Hammersmith Odeon, London (15/10/1979) shows advert.

Melody Maker (UK)


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Advert promoting shows in Lewisham Odeon (13/10/1979) and Hammersmith Odeon, London (15/10/1979). The Cure were supporting Siouxsie & The Banshees.


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News article about the tour with The Banshees. Lewisham Odeon (13/10/1979) and Hammersmith Odeon, London (15/10/1979) shows advert.

The Clash on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Hammersmith Odeon (15/10/1979) show review written by Paul Tickell.

New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Siouxsie in dock" about the tour changes.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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London (15/10/1979) show review entitled "Siouxsie Finishes Up High And Dry" by Jane Garcia. Cult Hero single review.

Nick Lowe on the cover.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Advert promoting shows in Lewisham Odeon (13/10/1979) and Hammersmith Odeon, London (15/10/1979).

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


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Cult Hero single review by Steve Bush.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Jumping Someone Else's Train single review by Chris Bohn.


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The Cure: Jumping Someone Else's Train

The Cure's biggest problem is trying to replace the innocent charm which helped flesh out the bare bones of their early singles. Obviously after a years hefty touring that innocence is gone, but the bones are still showing, though Robert Smith's done a lot to cover them up with sparingly used guitar over a hustling rhythm. The song's a twist on bandwagon jumping, which Robert sings from a catarrhal distance, if you know what I mean.

by Chris Bohn


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Jumping Someone Else's Train single advert.

Paul Weller on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Jumping Someone Else's Train single review.


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The Cure: Jumping Someone Else's Train (Fiction)

Someone should get a medal for the sound quality, which slices out of the speakers with icy precision, perfectly matching the harsh but detached tone of the song, a sneering rebuke to trendies and bandwagon-jumpers. Anyone who found the Cure's first efforts interesting but musically a little limp and empty will be shocked by the concentrated vigour of this one.

Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Different Cure" about new line up and upcoming Future Pastimes tour. Also there is Cult Hero single review by Chris Bohn.

Monty Python on the cover.


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Different Cure

The Cure, who stepped into the breach when Siouxsie and The Banshees broke up on their tour, have now split themselves.

Bassist Michael Dempsey has been told his services are no longer needed, and following his departure the group will expand from a trio to a four-piece with new members Simon Gallup (bass) and Matthew Hartley (keyboards) to prepare for a UK tour that starts at the end of next week.

According to Dempsey, Cure leader Robert Smith said the difficulty between them was not the traditional "musical differences", but a problem of personalities.

The tour by the new-look Cure starts at Liverpool Erics on November 16, Economics (17); Preston Poly (20); Manchester University (21); Bradford Palm Cove (22); Newport Village (23); Coventry Warwick University (24); Sheffield University (27); (28); Portsmouth Poly (29); Norwich University (30); Durham University (December 1); Wolverhampton Poly (5); London Music Machine (7); and Crawley College (7).


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Cult Hero: I'm A Cult Hero

Both the Dickies and the anonymous Cult Hero at least make no bones about cutting novelty records. The second of the two belongs to the modern school, complete with tongue-in-chic po-faced vocals. The Dickies follow the thrash and snotty voices gang. Neither is particularly funny or satirical.

by Chris Bohn


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News article which begins with: "Meanwhile, Chris Parry, formerly at Polydor, hasn't been idle...". 1/4 page

New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure headlining" about the upcoming tour.

Bob Marley on the cover.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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News article entitled "No simple Cure" about the new line-up.


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No simple Cure

Dates for a new Cure tour were announced this week - alongside the notice that bass player Michael Dempsey has left the band to be replaced by two people: Simon Gallup (bass) and Matthew Hartley (keyboards).

Dempsey, told Record Mirror that his departure was not so much part of an "amicable" split as the fact that guitarist Robert Smith no longer wished to work with him. He also thought that new members had been sought before he was aware of the cirumstances. Dempsey is currently auditioning for another band.

Meanwhile, the new-look Cure open their tour at Liverpool Erics on November 16 and continue at: London LSE 17, Preston Polytechnic 20, Bradford Palm Cove 22, Newport Village 23, Coventry University of Warwick 24, Sheffield University 27, Birmingham University 28, Portsmouth Polytechnic 29, Norwich University of East Anglia 30, Durham University December 1, Wolverhampton Polytechnic 5, London Music Machine 6 and Crawley College 7.

Supporting The Cure on all dates except Newport (The Cure only) will be two other Fiction Records signings, The Passions and The Associates. Ticket prices at all venues will be 1.60UKP or less, except the Music Machine where admission is 2UKP.


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News article entitled "Band loose one, then add two" about the new line-up. Small article entitled "His best friends wouldn't tell him" about the departure of Michael Dempsey.


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Band loose one, then add two

The Cure have celebrated the conclusion of their eventful tour with Siouxsie and The Banshees, in which their guitarist Robert Smith helped out the headliners after their famous split, by dropping one member and bringing in two new faces.

Bass player Michael Dempsey has left and been replaced by Simon Gallup, while they have been joined by Matthew Hartley on keyboards. The new line-up is now rehearsing for a tour beginning next week.

The dates are: Liverpool Erics November 16, London LSE 17, Preston Polytechnic 20, Manchester University 21, Bradford Palm Grove 22, Newport Village 23, Coventry University of Warwick 24, Sheffield University 27, Birmingham University 28, Portsmouth Polytechnic 29, Norwich University of East Anglia 30, Durham University December 1, Wolverhampton Polytechnic 5, London Music Machine 6, Crawley College 7.

Then they tour Europe before recording the follow-up album to "Three Imaginary Boys", which is itself to be re-mixed and some changes made for American release. Just out on Fiction is their new single "Jumping Someone Else's Train".

Supports on the tour will be The Passions and The Associates, both recent signings by Fiction.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Jumping Someone Else's Train single advert.

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Jumping Someone Else's Train single advert.

Pete Townshend and Bob Dylan on the cover.


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Music Week (UK)


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News article which begins with: "Latest signings to Fictions Records are...". 1/4 page

New Musical Express (UK)


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Jumping Someone Else's Train and I'm A Cult Hero singles review by Adrian Thrills. Future Pastimes advert. London LSE (17/11/1979) show advert. The Passions advert with the mentions about The Cure.

Secret Affair on the cover.


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The Cure: Jumping Someone Else's Train & Cult Hero: I'm A Cult Hero

Two new Cure singles on the same label in one week, showing just how much the band have come on in the past year. I mean, it's a long way from the Laker's Hotel, Redhill, to Hammersmith Odeon with the Banshees.

The sardonic attack on fads, "Jumping Someone Else's Train", lacks the compassion that distinguished "Boys Don't Cry" and there are hints that the formula is wearing a little thin, but it's the best of their new songs. "Cult Hero" is a bit of discofied studio nonsense concocted by the group and a drinking buddy that should never have seen the light of day.

However, I await the impending addition of an organist with interest - it should give them the fuller sound they need. And surely sooner or later, whether it be with The Cure, Passions or Purple Hearts, Fiction are going to have a hit.

by Adrian Thrills


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Jumping Someone Else's Train single review written by Steve Dixon.

Name of this magazine / newspapers ???


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The Cure: Jumping Someone Else's Train

I didn't enjoy their first LP, though friends who know better than I told me it was wonderful, so I listened to it over and over again. Now I understand and also think they are wonderful and so will you if you enjoy modern pop. Are the lyrics aimed at music critics? Or is it just my paranoia?

by Steve Dixon

Birmingham Sun (UK)


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Jumping Someone Else's Train single review. 1/4 page


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The Cure: Jumping Someone Else's Train

Also on Fiction is "Jumping Someone Else's Train" by The Cure, it's a little more orthodox than some of their best songs but still stands repeated listenings.

Melody Maker (UK)


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Liverpool (16/11/1979) show review by Penny Kiley. Also there is Music Machine (6/12/1979) show advert and 20 Of Another Kind Volume 2 compilation album advert with The Cure's single Boys Don't Cry.

Linton Kwesi Johnson and John Cooper Clarke on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Future Pastimes advert. Gig guide. London Theatre Bookings advert.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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Jumping Someone Else's Train single review by Chris Westwood. 20 Of Another Kind v2 compilation album advert.


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The Cure: Jumping Someone Else's Train

The Cure are gradually edging towards something of a pop paradox where the absolute state of the art hardly makes an impression on those ugly charts.

They lack the insight of U2, but possess a rich sparkle and imagination of their own. "Jumping Someone Else's Train" is better though less instant than the throwaway "Boys Don't Cry" - it's more growing, more paced, more structured. It builds into an incessant and fetching commercial song typically Cure which means it doesn't communicate a great deal but points at what you can do with rock structures given a modicum of inspiration.

by Chris Westwood


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Jumping Someone Else's Train single review which begins with: "The Cure are last live up to and surpass all that promise..." written by David Hepworth. Gig guide with the picture of Robert Smith.


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Sounds (UK)


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Picture of Robert Smith.

Date ???


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Music Machine (6/12/1979) show advert. Also there is The Passions single Hunted advert with small info that they are on Future Pastimes tour with The Cure.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Music Machine (6/12/1979) show advert. 20 Of Another Kind v2 compilation album advert.

Richard Johnson of Europa on the cover.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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London LSE (17/11/1979) show review by Kelly Pike.


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The Cure: London LSE

The Passions as you would think, are reasonably passionate. Unfortunately they are equally mediocre and up against the Cure, in whose direction they seem to be heading, miserably substandard.

Their best number sounded as if it had been borrowed from a Fischer-Z songbook, lightweight reggae with high-pitched vocals from one of their two female members. It wasn't that the band weren't trying to get the best from their songs (though only the drummer seemed to be succeeding) it was just that they hadn't given themselves a great deal to work with in the first place although the set did perk up a little at the end.

The Cure, fortunately, were worth hanging around for. The set flew by (a good sign) and the departure of their bassist and arrival of a new keyboards player has left no flaws in their performance, although while three of them were working away like trojans, the thought lingered that the keyboards man was not exactly earning his daily bread.

They slipped into their old numbers from the "Three Imaginary Boys" album like a pair of well-worn slippers, after their recent extensive touring, but slipped in many a taster of their forthcoming LP. The new songs are not vastly different in style, yet were just far enough removed to be conspicuous. "M", "AM", and "Bleak One" (a suspect title if I ever heard one) were particularly appealing in the usual Cure manner - both exciting and haunting.

The inevitable "Killing An Arab" was wheeled out in the encore, along with a repeat of their rather good single "Jumping Someone Else's Train", by which time temperatures were soaring sufficiently to satisfy any neighborhood sheik.

They're skilled, interesting, sometimes exhilarating and usually underestimated. See them - now.

by Kelly Pike


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20 Of Another Kind v2 compilation album review which begins with: "Well, the cover ain't as ace as Volume One which boasted..." written by Garry Bushell.

Melody Maker (UK)


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Music Machine (6/12/1979) show advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Music Machine (6/12/1979) show advert.


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Sounds (UK)


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Durham (1/12/1979) show review entitled "Even the bad times are good" written by Phil Sutcliffe.

Captain Last Stand on the cover.


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Even the bad times are good

The Cure are searching.

Maybe they don't know exactly what for. The Cure are finding. Maybe they don't know exactly what. But what's clear is that they happen.

Confusingly the new line up played even more hangdog songs than its predecessor (including a new number wryly labeled "Bleak One") with such vibrant force and thrust that their audience at Durham Students Union was compelled to respond by dancing. A bad-time good-time band doesn't sound possible.

The two opening songs presented their extremes. "17 Seconds". A death march drum, a wailing vocal and I couldn't understand it at all. What goes on in the "17 Seconds"? "Accuracy". Immediately and conversely a portion of perfect clarity and acute insight on the destructive side of close relationships where self respect can be murdered with a cunning word. "We sit in the same room/Side by side/I give you the wrong lines/Feed you". Precise music matched the idea. The cool blue surge of guitar and drums made you dance around the black story. It felt wrong-right but what can you do? Shake a leg now, ask questions later.

The "drip, drip, drip" bit in "Saturday Night" was great with each word like a small bomb blowing up and so was the spelling-out-the-title bit in "Fire In Cairo" - all-action substituting for solid subject matter quite acceptably. More new ones, "Play For Today" and "Bleak One". The surprise was their power and the regret, in the light of "Accuracy", was their lack of verbal and musical clarity so you had momentum without shape in their less effective moments (probably not all blamable on acoustics, PA etc.).

They overcame this lapse though. Robert Smith advised two hecklers "If you don't like it why don't you get out!" Then the Cure pulled together into more and gripping new material. "M" was compressive, a slow squeeze, the music rolling simply and Smith attacking the vocal with lungfulls of emotion. "44 F" was such a strong section of clipped, punchy rock 'n roll instrumental that might even give them an atypical launch into the singles chart sometime.

They closed with their established faves and much rejoicing from the audience which showed how instantly they can make contact, because they had never played anywhere near Durham before.

The new boys? Simon Gallup fitted in on bass so you couldn't see the join, whereas Matthew Hartley was less sure of what his keyboard might add to the Cure - but all four are convinced they'll grow into it. Watch them grow.

by Phil Sutcliffe


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Small article entitled "Rock combo fan flames of Middle East unrest shock" about The Cure show at Wolverhampton Polytechnic (5/12/1979).


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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)


INFO

Interview with The Cure entitled "Boys keep swinging" written by Phil Sutcliffe. Also there is small article entitled "Arabian nights" about The Cure show at Wolverhampton Polytechnic (5/12/1979).

Blackmore of Rainbow on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

20 Of Another Kind Volume 2 compilation album review entitled "Shop around" by Jon Savage mentioning The Cure's single Boys Don't Cry.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "The Cure will be releasing their debut album on Fiction in January. It's called 17 Seconds...".

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Blank Space (UK)



INFO


Interview with Robert Smith written by Kenneth Ansell.

Date ???


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Hi Fi For Pleasure (UK)


INFO

Three Imaginary Boys album review by David Aldridge.

Date ???


TRANSCRIPT

The Cure: Three Imaginary Boys

The Cure are living proof that you don't need synthesizers to push back the boundaries of rock. Operation within the traditional guitar/bass/drums format, they nonetheless create truly "progressive" and distinctive music by utilizing the instruments in unique and imaginative ways. Firstly, they discard the notion of a definite division between lead and rhythm sections - both are given equal prominence by Chris Parry's superbly skillful production. Secondly, the instruments play off and against each other as well as together - a jazz device that could result in chaos but doesn't because of the care with which The Cure exploit its possibilities. Finally, you'll rarely come across a better understanding and use of dynamics - not just between different instruments or passages but within the paying of one particular instrument or passage. The Cure are experimental without being inaccessible - there are tunes here that are easily as catchy as any that you'll hear gracing the Top Ten. They're instrumentally skilled without being sterile. They're imaginative without being pretentious. And they're responsible for the most exciting album of the year to date.

by David Aldridge

Sound International (UK)


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Three Imaginary Boys album review entitled "What We Doctors call The Cure" written by Adam Sweeting.

Date ???


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Three Imaginary Boys album advert.

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


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

Article entitled "Imaginary Cure".

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

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Three Imaginary Boys album review.

Date ???


TRANSCRIPT

The Cure: Three Imaginary Boys

The absence of any biographical sleeve notes, or even track listing, makes it clear that this band are determined to remain obscure - at least for the present.

The music itself proves the point. This is largely instrumental stuff, which reminds me of a laid back, experimental version of The Police.

Side one is full of good ideas. I can't name particular tracks since even on the record, they are only named with hieroglyphic type diagrams.

In making side two, though, The Cure were less creative. A lot of the gaps are filled in with extra recordings that should have been discarded.

This is quite a musical band though, and they may do something worthwhile in the future.

Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

News article which begins with: "The Cure set out later this month on their second headlining tour..." about UK tour.

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

Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

Killing An Arab single review which begins with: "The debut Cure single, available in August 1978, again garnered considerable favour...".

Date ???

Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

Three Imaginary Boys album advert.

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


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

Three Imaginary Boys album advert.

Date ??? NME, MM, RM or Sounds ??? Sounds 19/5/1979 ???


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

Three Imaginary Boys album advert.

Date ??? NME, MM, RM or Sounds ??? Record Mirror 19/5/1979 ???


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

Three Imaginary Boys album advert.

Date ??? NME, MM, RM or Sounds ??? Record Mirror 19/5/1979 ???


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

Wolverhampton (11/6/1979) show review written by Paul O'Reilly.

Date ??? Zig Zag ???


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Smash Hits (UK)



INFO

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


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Article about Small Wonder Records which mentions The Cure.

Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

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

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

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

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


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

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

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

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


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

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


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

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

Madness on the cover.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

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)



INFO

News article about the release of Seventeen Seconds album.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

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


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Musicians Only (UK)


INFO

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


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

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


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

A Forest single advert and review.

Siouxsie on the cover.


TRANSCRIPT

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

London (11/5/1980) show advert.

Smash Hits (UK)



INFO

A Forest single review by David Hepworth.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

London (11/5/1980) show advert.

Pete Townshend on the cover.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

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

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

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


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

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

Judas Priest on the cover.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

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)


INFO

Small article which mentions The Cure in America.

Date ??? RM ???


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Zig Zag (UK)


INFO

Seventeen Seconds album advert.

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


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Smash Hits (UK)



INFO

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


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

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)



INFO

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)


INFO

London (11/5/1980) show advert.

New Music News (UK)


INFO

Show review. No more info available.

Sex Pistols on the cover.

Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

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

Paul Weller of The Jam on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

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

PIL on the cover.


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The Face (UK)


INFO

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)


INFO

Scottish dates advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article about the Scottish live dates.

Jerry Dammers on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about the Scottish dates.


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Musicians Only (UK)


INFO

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


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New Music News (UK)


INFO

No info available.

Date ??? Howard Devoto on the cover.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

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

MM, RM or Sounds ???


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

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)


INFO

Seventeen Seconds album review by Michael Higgins.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

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


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

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

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

The Obtainers single review.

Malcolm McLaren on the cover.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

News article about the UK tour.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

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

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

Sounds (UK)


INFO

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

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Times Square soundtrack review by Charles Shaar Murray.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

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


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

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)


INFO

London (17/11/1980) show advert.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

London (17/11/1980) show advert.

Smash Hits (UK)



INFO

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


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Backstage Rock Monthly (UK)


INFO

Show review.

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

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

London (17/11/1980) show advert.

Ian Dury on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

York (8/11/1980) show advert.

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

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)


INFO

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


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

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


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

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


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

News article about the UK tour.

Date ???


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

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

Date ??? Sounds ???


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Smash Hits (UK)



INFO

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)


INFO

News article about the Christmas party at Notre Dame Hall.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure partying".


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Disco 45 (UK)


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Lyrics to A Forest.

Date ??? Issue # 115.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Article entitled "Who Is It?".

Date ???

Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

London (11/5/1980) show advert.

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


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

T-shirts advert.

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


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

London (17/11/1980) show advert.

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


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

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

Date ???

Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

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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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Polls entitled "John Peel's Festive Fifty" with A Forest at # 18.

Trans Europe Express on the cover.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Times Square movie advert.

Wah Heat on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

I'm In Love With A German Film Star single (by The Passions) review by Lynden Barber mentioning The Cure.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Interview with Passions entitled "What becomes of the broken hearted?" written by Daniela Soave mentioning The Cure. Also there are more mentions in sections "Natural Blondie Column" and "Don't look back".


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Mention about The Cure.


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Smash Hits (UK)



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News article about the release of Faith album.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Mention about The Cure which begins with: "Cure sticksman Lol Tolhurst has been invited by Europe's leading percussion expert...".


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Big Cure Tour".

John Lydon on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure carnage".


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Primary single review entitled "Under the doctor's orders" written by Adam Sweeting. Also there is news article entitled "... and a comeback for Gilbert" about upcoming releases and UK tour dates.

Motorhead and Girlschool on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Primary single advert and review. News article entitled "Cure set the rest" about the tour. Mention about The Cure.

Madness on the cover.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article about the UK tour. Primary single advert and review by Simon Tebbutt. "Spring Collection" with the picture of Robert Smith written by Daniela Soave and Sunie.

Adam Ant on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

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


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

Primary single review.

Date ??? Sounds ???


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Sound International (UK)



INFO

Interview with The Cure entitled "17,000 Seconds with The Cure" written by Ralph Denyer.


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Smash Hits (UK)



INFO

News article entitled "Faith Healing". Primary single review by David Hepworth.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article with UK tour dates and London (4/5/1981) show advert. Gig guide (???).

Adam Ant on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

London (4/5/1981) show advert.

Michael Jackson on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

London (4/5/1981) show advert.

Melody Maker (UK)


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Gig guide with the picture of Michael Dempsey.

Linx on the cover.


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Charts.

Popeye on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure All" which begins with: "The Cure have added two more dates to their previously announced British tour...". London (4/5/1981) show advert.

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Lyrics to Primary. Competition. Faith album advert and review written by David Hepworth.


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Faith album review entitled "The Cure's funeral party" written by Adam Sweeting. Also there is news article about UK tour and London Hammersmith Odeon (4/5/1981) show advert.

Teardrop Explodes on the cover.


TRANSCRIPT

The Cure's funeral party

There's not a lot here you can stuff carelessly into the drawer labelled 'fun'. Just check the song titles - 'The Holy Hour', 'The Funeral Party', "The Drowning Man'. Not the stuff Mrs Mills albums are made of.

But it's impressive. The professional genre detective, confronted with the evidence of the Cure's first two albums, might have spotted the penchant for pop on the first and detected the spots of blood on the sombre sleeves of the second and added them together. But he couldn't have predicted the richness and deceptive power of 'Faith'. They start as they mean to go on with 'The Holy Hour', where Simon Gallup's slowly phased bass riff is beaten and punched by Lol (absuredly billed as 'Laurence' on the sleeve) Tolhurst's fat, dead percussion.

The rest of the first side, except the wonderfully streamlined single "Primary", offers variations on these themes. 'Other Voices" is built on a Spanish-style chord sequence and slyly builds enough momentum to start pushing crockery off the sideboard.

'All Cats Are Grey' (in the dark?) adopts more sluggish tempos but wrenches them into a completely different perspective via Robert Smith's desperately atmospheric keyboards. There's an inexplicable melancholy to it which is overwhelming.

Overleaf, you run straight into the aptly-named 'The Funeral Party'. More synthism and measured percussion strongly suggest a coach party of pall bearers enjoying a works outing to the great morgues of Europe.

Equally jocular is 'The Drowning Man', where the skeletal structure is modified by speaker-swapping overdubs and accelerated by clipped handclaps.

'Doubt' is side two's 'Primary', slicing though the dominant moody textures with angry vocals and grunting bass. 'Tear that flesh and rip that skin', snarls Smith, who would rather mince people than words.

Mostly, 'Faith' is a sophisticated exercise in atmosphere and production (by Mike Hedges and the band). It's gloomy but frequently majestic, never using brute force where auto-suggestion will do.

You may not love it, but you'll become addicted to it.

by Adam Sweeting


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News article entitled "Additions for Cure" about tour changes. Faith album advert with UK tour dates and review entitled "Cure: cancerous?" written by Ray Lowry. Gig guide. London (4/5/1981) show advert.

Scar on the cover.


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Faith album review entitled "Grinding halt for the Cure" written by Mike Nicholls. In the section "UK Newies" is small Primary review by James Hamilton. Gig guide with the picture of The Cure.

Steve Strange of Visage on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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News article entitled "Free Cure" about Carnage Visors soundtrack. London (4/5/1981) and Aylesbury (18/4/1981) shows adverts. Faith album advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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London (4/5/1981) show advert.

The Fabulous Thunderbirds on the cover.


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London (4/5/1981) show advert.

The Polecats on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Faith album review entitled "Faith, Hope And Reverse Psychology" written by John Gill.

Ian Gillan on the cover.


TRANSCRIPT

The Cure: Faith

If we didn't know better, we could all throw rocks with the words "Joy Division" printed all the way through at The Cure. Fact is, course, they were doing this sort of thing - and minus the distasteful wordplay with deathcamp imagery - years before. Perhaps someone should phone the insanity squad?

Enough! The Cure are above such puerile games of grammar and solipsism. At best (Joy)/Division offered an unhealthy, vicarious snapshot of the darkness (but how soon everyone wore their badge!) and the press, poor leeches living their lives by proxy, flocked to their falsie nerve-ends.

The Cure pretend to no such Genetesque aesthetic of degradation. They would never "die for you". "Faith" has exactly that; beyond the surface of cynicism, this glance of genius glows with positivism and blares from its boot-soles upwards.

"Faith" is hardly new. "Primary" goes fast, its phased binary beat slicing somewhere between Neu and the Doctors of Madness. "Doubt" also takes it at a fair lick, a classy lyrical dance number. Neither of them are particularly historic, but both are infused with an epic quality by The Cure's sense of strong, haunting melody.

The rest commutes between modern-day Dusseldorf and the Sixties of the Floyd at the Middle Earth and the Doors in Miami. There's a Neu-ish sense of smudged melody, soft tones flowing around a languorous, groaning bass. Pieces like "Other Voices", a chill offshore dub written for a spaghetti western, and the seductive cathedral voices of "All Cats Are Grey", with a ritual drum beat I could whirl to all night, have an overwhelming authentic atmosphere. Like "The End", they have some strange sense of importance, of personal commitment, that I can't quite fathom. It's almost as though listening to "Faith" requires a personal act of involvement, the reward being a sense of belonging.

That may sound completely wacko, but "Faith" wins. It swings like a warm summer night, its warm breezes and rarefied beat transcend everyday dance music. But whatever symbols I pin on its entrancing map, the only steps you'll take here are those of an irresistible dance to music like brilliant light.

And a word to the wise: "Faith" and its constituent parts trade under a namemark of broadly "religious" cynicism, dismissing catechism, belief and observance. It may (should?) knock down some icons, but you should read between its lines. Reverse psychology may be passe, but "Faith" uses these as a front for its own deep-rooted hope and belief. As Smith repeats at the end of the title track, "There's nothing left but faith." Without that they couldn't have made this album. This is life and I want more of it.

by John Gill


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Faith album advert.

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The Face (UK)


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Faith album advert and review by David Hepworth.

Annabella on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Interview with The Cure entitled "Primary Cure and the Picture Tour" written by Adam Sweeting.

Gary Numan on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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London (4/5/1981) show advert. Charts.

Girlschool on the cover.


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Reading (x/4/1981) show review entitled "The mood brood" by Marc Cooper. Reader's letter entitled "Is there no Cure?". Small article which begins with: "The Cure's bassist Simon Gallup looking supernaturally similar...".

The Undertones on the cover.

Small article in this issue ???


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London (4/5/1981) show advert. Charts with the picture of The Cure.


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The Times (UK)


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London (4/5/1981) show review written by Richard Williams.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Newt Week in NME advert.


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London (4/5/1981) show review entitled "Taking The Cure With A Drip Feed" written by Lynden Barber.

XTC on the cover.


TRANSCRIPT

Taking The Cure With A Drip Feed

Up on stage the band were engaged in the fine art of performance, down in the stalls everyone was standing in front of their seats in a rapturous trance.

That's right, standing up for a stereo-headphone-and-reclining-chair job like the Cure!

I only had to look at lead Curist Robert Smith to get irritated... the way he stood motionless in inky shadow at the left of the stage, the way he'd carefully selected dark garb to match the grey "mood" of the music that was being stolidly painted in washed out watercolours, even the way his stupidly teased hair stood on end like a bushbaby plugged into the mains.

Most of all, though, I was annoyed by the whingeing voice he continually affected, grating through each song as if this was his idea of what a concerned young man ought to sound like. One of the songs actually contained the line "drip, drip, drip, drip...", which must have been tempting fate.

As if this wasn't enough, Smith's roadie must have accidentally jammed his flanger-chorus gadget thingy, so that the thing couldn't be turned off. Now dreamy ripples of guitar can sound attractive when used thoughtfully, but when used all evening they soon become a painful bore, turning every song into a samey wash.

The whole thing wasn't exactly helped along by bassist Simon Gallup and drummist Lol Tolhurst, who played so cleanly they must have scrubbed down before walking on stage. Now accuracy, sure, but where was the fire, the spark, the commitment? Only their latest single, "Primary", came across with anything that approached real human emotion.

The last time the Cure were at this venue, supporting the Banshees, they played with a sense of verve that turned the introversion of their records into a more attacking mould.

Nowadays they seem more concerned with transferring their increasingly precious vinyl sound to stage, a pretty pointless exercise. Maybe they'll change, I don't know. The way this lot are going at the moment they're more of an anaesthetic than a cure.

by Lynden Barber

New Musical Express (UK)


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Interview with The Cure entitled "Brood - Don't Sulk" written by Chris Bohn. Gig guide (???).

Bob Marley on the cover.


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Swaying with The Cure" written by Mark Cooper.

Bob Marley on the cover.

Sounds (UK)


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News article which begins with: "The Cure issue more sound prescriptions on the tail end of their month long tour...".

Melody Maker (UK)


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Reader's letter entitled "Cure Followers".

The Jam on the cover.

New Musical Express (UK)


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London (4/5/1981) show review entitled "Incurable!" written by Sheryl Garratt.

The Beat on the cover.


TRANSCRIPT

Incurable

This evening started and ended with music from Joy Division, appropriate as I heard "She's Lost Control" coming through at least twice during The Cure's set, but everybody's doing it and they're better than most. The difference is that JD created a mood and then said something with it, where The Cure simply create a mood, the lyrics comparing with the very worst sixth form poetry: "dancing at the funeral party" indeed!

First, Carnage Visors, an animated film shown on a large screen, with stills of the puppets in various positions appearing simultaneously on two smaller ones. I found it tedious and totally incomprehensible, the band's haunting soundtrack adding nothing to it.

The three imaginary boys take their places as it ends, silhouetted against the screens now used to much greater effect as blocks of colour in the sparse lighting scheme.

To avoid monotony, they vary the tone from intense through to very intense, but while the latter is atmospheric and sombre, any idiot with a synthesizer and a smattering of Kafka can do the same. It's when the angst is added to a pop sensibility, the synth swapped for that hollow, twangy guitar that they excel. Then I can love The Cure.

The earlier, quirky and fragile tunes like "10.15" and "Boys Don't Cry" show up the grim "Faith" tracks for the empty poses that they are; and the more meaningful they try to be, the less they actually manage to say.

They deserve an audience of earnest young men of the type founded at New Order gigs to share their collective angst, but instead were faced with hoardes of "O" and "A" Level students, closet existentialists who yell for "A Forest" all the way through, and sing along as if they were at a Gary Glitter show, spoiling the whole atmosphere by smiling when they should have been depressed.

The encore, of course, was "Killing An Arab", a song that was released while I was still at school, knee deep in French Lit. and existentialism myself. Which leads to Jean-Paul" Inevitable Question: Are you free, Robert Smith?

by Sheryl Garratt


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News article about the signature to A&M in the USA.

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Flexipop! (UK)


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Faith album review.

Issue # 7.


TRANSCRIPT

The Cure: Faith

Remember "Killing An Arab". Good that. And "Boys Don't Cry". Another little gem. The Cure were upon us. Yet they've never really managed to cash in on their obvious talent in any hit making way. A track from this album "Primary", got them onto Top Of The Pops along with Buster and the boys but if they're looking for any real commercial success they may need to make a slight modification to their doomladen suicide pact act.

NME said: "This album... says absolutely nothing meaningful in a fairly depressing way... thousands of young people are forming bands when they would really be more suited to chartered accountancy or a career in market gardening."

Sounds said: "Faith wins. It swings like a warm summer night, it's warm breezes and rarefied beat transcend everyday dance music."

Record Mirror said: "Hollow, shallow, pretentious, meaningless, self-important and bereft of any real heart and soul... Faith? You've got to be kidding."

Melody Maker said: "It's impressive. "Faith" is a sophisticated exercise in atmosphere and production... it's gloomy but frequently majestic... you may not love it, but you'll become addicted to it..."

Flexipop says: The band's third and most fascinating album so far. Rich in ideas with an almost hypnotic appeal. Pass me the razor Robert.

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Newcastle (17/5/1981) show review entitled "Out of the bedsit and into the funeral" written by Ian Ravendale. Next week's Sounds advert.

David Sylvian of Japan on the cover.


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Advert promoting Rock Werchter / Rock Torhout festivals including The Cure.


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Interview with The Cure entitled "Progression of power" written by John Gill.

Howard Devoto on the cover.


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MGP advert.

James Chance on the cover.


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News article entitled "Summer Round-up" about The Cure appearance at Torhout Festival.


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"Portrait Of The Artist As A Consumer" with David Gahan which mentions The Cure.

New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about The Cure appearance at Futurama Festival. Mention about The Cure. Interview with Siouxsie & The Banshees entitled "Into The Valley Of The Voodoo Doll" written by Lynn Hanna which mentions Robert Smith.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Four for Futurama" about The Cure's upcoming appearance at Futurama Festival (6/9/1981) in Stafford. Anyway they didn't played there again.


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Sounds (UK)


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News article about Futurama festival.

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "Bow Wow Wow have been added to the Sunday... Futurama 3 festival, joining The Cure...".

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about The Cure appearance at Futurama Festival.

Title of this article is "Simply Minds replace The Cure in Stafford" ???

Blue Rondo on the cover.


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News article about The Cure's upcoming appearance at Futurama Festival (6/9/1981) in Stafford.

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Sounds (UK)


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News article entitled "Minds join Futurama bill".

New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Leeds event - Cure, Heaven 17 and Professionals".

Kim Wilde on the cover.


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News article entitled "No Cure for Futurama 3".

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New Musical Express (UK)


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Leeds Festival review entitled "Daze Of The Week" written by Paul Du Noyer and Mick Duffy which mention The Cure.

New Musical Express (UK)


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Charlotte Sometimes single advert.

The Clash on the cover.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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News article about the release of Charlotte Sometimes single and review by Sunie.

Sting on the cover.

Date ??? 19/10/1981 ???


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Sounds (UK)


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Charlotte Sometimes single advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Charlotte Sometimes single review by Adam Sweeting.

The Police on the cover.


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Lyrics to Charlotte Sometimes.


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London (3/12/1981) show advert.

OMD on the cover.


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London (3/12(1981) show advert. Newt Week in NME advert.


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Sounds (UK)


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London (3/12/1981) show advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Tonic from The Cure" about the tour. London (3/12/1981) show advert.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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News article entitled "Cold Cure" about the UK tour dates.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article with UK tour dates. Also there is London (3/12/1981) show advert.

Blue Rondo on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "A Cure For Fun" written by Paul Morley. News article about the tour. UK tour advert. Next Week in NME advert.

Earth, Wind & Fire on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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London (3/12/1981) show advert.

TV 21 on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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UK tour advert. Gig guide. In the section "Error" is a mention about The Cure.

DAF on the cover.


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News article about the UK tour.

Sounds (UK)


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Edinburgh (26/11/1981) show advert.

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Flexipop! (UK)



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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "A Cure For Christmas" written by Collingbourne.


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Bradford (28/11/1981) show review entitled "Future Cure" written by Frank Worral. Gig guide.

Julian Cope on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Glasgow (27/11/1981) show review entitled "Trance Stance" written by Kirsty McNeill.

Images of the Year on the cover.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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Brighton (x/x/1981) show review by Sunie.


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Sounds (UK)


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Edinburgh (26/11/1981) show review by Johnny Waller.

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Charlotte Sometimes lyrics.

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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Edinburgh (26/11/1981) show review written by Johnny Waller.

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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Picture of Robert Smith.

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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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News article which begins with: "Two little boys: Robert Smith, singer of The Cure, is currently producing a band called The Obtainers...".

Date ???

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Faith album review which begins with: "Putting the creepy back into Crawley, Bob Smith's maturing...".

Date ???

New Musical Express (UK)


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Polls.

New Musical Express (UK)


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Polls.

P.S.S.T! (UK)


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Reader's letter.

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Small article which begins with: "Finally, congrats to Undercurrents... includes interviews with Dave Wakeling, The Cure..." written by Cynthia Rose.

NME, MM, RM or Sounds ???

New Musical Express (UK)


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In the section "Errol" is mention about The Cure.


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News article entitled "Cure tour for the sake of Pornography?". "Portrait Of The Artist As A Consumer" with Billy Mackenzie which mentions The Cure.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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Reader's letter entitled "Cold Cure".


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News article entitled "The complete Cure - Rest of UK dates are now finalised".

Haircut 100 on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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News article entitled "Taking on the world".


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Interview with The Associates entitled "The art of parties" written by Johnny Black which mentions The Cure.


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News article entitled "The Cure At Large" with UK tour dates.

Nick Heyward on the cover.

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


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Charts entitled "Fallout Favourites" with Robert Smith.

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UK tour advert.

Marine Girls on the cover.


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News article entitled "Jobson on Cure outing" about the tour. UK tour advert.

Junior Giscombe on the cover.


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UK tour advert.

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UK tour advert.

British Electric Foundation on the cover.


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UK tour advert.

The Beat on the cover.


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News article about the release of Pornography.


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Gig guide with the picture of The Cure.

Spandau Ballet on the cover.


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Interview with Siouxsie entitled "Banshai!" written by Paul Du Noyer which mentions The Cure. Gig guide.

Siouxsie on the cover.


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Pornography album review entitled "Filth hounds" written by Dave McCullough.

Anvil on the cover.


TRANSCRIPT

Filth hounds

The title is appalling, the music inside is terribly icy the whole way though, and as an entinty in time in space and rock criticism the Cure are in themselves a dreadfully easy target. Are they part of the New Progressives? The production is so horrible and obvious, it makes you wonder, is R Smith all that clever really? In short, the mistakes the Cure make are as clear as the fractured daylight the Imaginary Boys themselves like so to chat about.

If they'd called the thing 'Dirty Books' or 'Filth' or something slightly more poetic it would make the whole lp better. As it is that initial, fatal misnomer sums up the Cure as a symptom. If Simple Minds are the SDP of rock then poor Cure are the equivalent of Mary Whitehouse. The title! Sheer Whitehousian! The problem is, R Smith has a grasp of the truth all right, but he transmits it in a a manner that is doomed from the outside.

On 'Porn' (that's better!) the Cure sound like a chunky New Order. Like the middle class boys they are, they are prone to the most overt plagiarism, which naturally leads to that one single main motive of the Cure/Smithian oeuvre. Guilt.

Smith sings about 'never being clean again' and 'will somebody give me the (wait for it Curefans) Cure'. We know what he means! He means well, he has talent, at the bottom of this heavy handed, sub NO and (still) sub Banshees stodge, there is a genuine pop talent still at work.

But the Cure have a knack of sounding like artifice of the worst, the most blatant kind. I'd have to be very kind to like 'Porn', as liberal as a Cure fan. But the heavy handedness, the unfortunate turn of phrase, never mind the generally too obviously angst-sounding backing (a monotone of would-be despair), push the Cure to that periphery from whence they really ought to be trying to crawl.

'Porn', has too much music too cluttered a backing for Smith's well-intended observance. There are too many 'nice hi fi effects', there is a constant baulking away from the savage in the music, to project what Mr Smith has to say.

The last, title track, for instance, tries to copy Cab Voltaire, all shuddering tape noise. And they do it in an antiseptic, full-blown, blown-dry production! One is tempted to believe at such juncture that Mr Smith is doomed in his own unseeing wooly bourgeouis comforts.

'Porn' carries too much of an inward knowledge of the effect the music it's making will produce in its all too captured audience. It is already loaded with appreciative sighs of awe and wonder from its grammar school, studenty crowd of Cure fans. This is indeed a bad way to be in, again especially as Robert dear has talent (still). He ought to quit Surbiton and start dossing real soon.

'A Strange Day' is good though, mainly because it stops the sickly compulsiveness of the sound with a gap (Magic!). But even here the title is copied from New Order! In 'One Hundred Years' (these titles!) Smith is the m-c kid wanting to write 'War And Peace', and in 'Short Term Effect' he is the m-c kid copying the words of Maggie Thatcher.

While Cure fans are insidiously locked in the Cure (otherwise this musical crap wouldn't exist), Robert Smith seems locked in himself, a spiralling nightmare that leaves the Cure like (their once opponent) the Fall, a possible 'new progressive', making a pompous sounding music that is, when all's said and done, dryly meaningless.

by Dave McCullough


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UK tour advert.

Blancmange on the cover.


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UK tour advert. Gig guide.

The Associates on the cover.


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Pornography album advert.


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Pornography album review entited "Blue movies" written by Adam Sweeting.

The Blasters on the cover.


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Brighton (21/4/1982) show review entitled "Savage scream of birth" written by Richard Cook. Pornography album advert.

Boy George on the cover.


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Savage scream of birth

Like any valid pallative The Cure have not stood still inside the age that gave them birth. To meet even more blunt, oppressive times they have made themselves grow equally fearsome. These boys with very white knuckles and an awful lot on their minds...

By and unjust twist, The Cure have always appeared behind the times. As 'Shot By Both Sides' was ushering in a guantlet of ideas of unprecedented daring they suggested instead the similarly sophisticated but paradoxically primitive 'Killing An Arab' as their opening shot. It initiated a train of thought that ran crucially askew with its times, culminating in the stifling, repressive luxuriance of 'Faith' last year, the reverse face of Joy Division's shocked currency of despair: when Robert Smith sang of a funeral party he made sure the image was frozen inside and irresistibly strong melodic climate. It rang with a contrary decadence.

That strain of resolute melancholy was, though, a painful expression at a time when pop was reasserting its material states that The Cure have taken the hardest road - they have responded by increasing, not slackening off an assault powered by an almost ecstatic vitriol. Their current tour, of which this was an early gig, is set to pitilessly lambast their audience.

But then, what is Robert Smith singing about? I doubt if his listeners know and I'm not sure I do. I certainly found it impossible to distinguish lyric structure in the current Cure songcycle, although I do have some ideas on it, and Smith's thunderous, adenoidal tenor speaks at a single level: wired, all through. It's easy to be obsessed by Smith in a live situation, stubbornly static and spellbound by his microphone; but it is the unity of The Cure that pinions the attention.

This is a search for an electric music that bludgeons, hacks and stabs at the greyness The Cure have always had cast over them - and for one that also has a shy, squishy core of acoustic sweetness hiding within. An impossible collusion, of course, and the songs from 'Pornography' imply that they've gone for broke on a breed of aural violence that finally unshackles the savagery tht has always slept inside The cure. Yet Smith is reluctant to surrender the germ of pop in his fibre.

It's all very skillfully deployed: a bruisingly clear sound of scathing force, a clockwork, Pavlovian lightshow, a variegation of light and shade in the song order that builds to the unmitigating force of 'Pornography' itself as the climax. The Cure invest their earlier work with a tautness that reviatlises their interest in songs that they know too well - after all, 'Primary' and 'Faith' remain conceptions of gravid power - and use them as practice courts for the ever darker tones of the 'Pornography' music.

Some of which is brutally disturbing. 'One Hundred Years' is tortuously strung across guidelines of synthesised menace, the combative tensions of Smith's guitar and Gallup's bass and a vocal of epic velocity; but it's 'Pornography' that swamps everything that went before. Prefaced by an indecipherable babel of voices the instruments gradually grow up and intensify to an endless pitched scream and Smith's harrowing voice guts its way inside before the edifice cracks. The tapes jabber on as the group disappear. The encore of '10.15 Saturday Night', a beautiful unrequited tragedy, was flawlessly delivered as if in relief of exorcism.

The Cure felt dissatisfied with this performance; Smith, on his birthday, looked dejected and tired. If this is second-string Cure then their best must be very close to the edge. By the time they reach Hammersmith there'll be few groups this live or this powerful.

by Richard Cook


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Pornography album advert (in this issue ???) and review by Sonia Ducie. Plymouth (18/4/1982) show review by Gary Hurr.


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London (1/5/1982) show review entitled "Still no cure for the Cure" by Steve Sutherland.

Junior Giscombe on the cover.


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Pornography album review entitled "Cold turkeys" written by Dave Hill.

Iron Maiden on the cover.


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Cold turkeys

It won't improve your social life, reveal any reasons or relieve you of your load; and The Cure's name takes on an ironic tinge in that this music provides and antidote to nothing much at all, athough it may clear out your system. But what 'Pornography' does show is that The Cure, taken in one gulp, with no questions asked, do have a certain flair for identifying symptoms.

Presumably, this record wins its title because it portrays and parades its currency of exposed futility and utterly naked fear with so few distractions or adornments, and so little sense of shame. It really piles it on.

The Cure have applied themselves to catching a related collection of the very purest feelings endemeic to their age, and holding them right on the spot in their intangible, unspecified, unmanageable and most unpleasantly real form. Here is an album written from the knife-edge of despair, and as a piece of craftsmanship in expressive sound, it is a very big, very harrowing achievement.

Each track varies only in melody and tempo from the others, the beat frequently pinned unnervingly near that of the heart. The drums, guitars, voice and production style are pressed scrupulously together in a murderous unity of surging textured mood. There are no subjects here which can be properly defined. Instead the accuracy is aimed at absolutely nebulous fears and confusions as felt rather than as observed. So it makes deeply subjective listening, although through tone and seeping snatches of words, the nature of the prevailing wind can scarcely be denied.

For more than one reason we are better off not picking about at particular parts of the whole. For one thing, too close a look at the poetic permutations to hand on the lyric sheet, taken with the occasionally irksome whine of Robert Smith, and he and his easily-stereotyped friends can quickly become the tiresomely self-analytical young 'sensitives' I've always feared The Cure might be. For those ambitious for profundity, vacuity is but a clumsy couplet away.

However, I feel that 'Pornography' was not designed to be objectified or probed, but taken en bloc as a very dense wash of emotional colour, portraying one soul on a leash, fighting back the panic in the dark. And, as such, it really works. The confessional returns, fragile, frightened, horribly forlorn, and very finely drawn. A killer of its kind.

Don't have too much fun, now.

by Dave Hill.


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Bristol (20/4/1982) show review entitled "Conceptual error". Pornography album advert.

J. Geils on the cover.


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Conceptual error

The art of meaningful entertainment is probably not best served by starting an evening with an ill illuminated and badly focussed amateur movie, but unfortunately it's the sort of thing you expect of the Cure. Hopelessly arty and introspective these three imaginary boys may be, but I'd always liked them a lot until I saw them live.

In our house we tend to play Cure albums in the early hours when the conversation's not quite dead or the booze has all gone. The mood is relaxed and reflective and the Cure's music matches it, a salient throbbing background sound. But in person, they bored the ass off me.

The Cure are in danger of becoming the Floyd of the 80's, whereby the performer is reduced to a distant shadow while the concept takes over. Whoever did the lights are worth every penny of their doubtlessly large fee, magnificent yet simple with immaculate use of spots, three screens and a bit of back projection, all made to look like there's nothing to it but with an almost Close Encounters type exhilaration inbuilt.

I started to feel strange almost as soon as the band came on. There was an adulatory rush to the front, everyone stood up in their seats and I wondered why. The Cure's music is passive rather than aggressive. You can't dance to it, yet here we all are on our feet. A feeling of absurdity overcame me as the spots suddenly worked against them and lit up the audience better than the house lights. Here we all stood like tombstones, like extras in Doctor Who, hypnotised by this week's bad guy and unable to give up the illusion - trapped.

With no release, I'm afraid. The Cure's sound is almost as self-parodying as Status Quo's. Every song has the unmistakeable stamp of identity on it, which is pretty much like saying that a lot of them sound the same. You get a hypnotic and unvariable beat with economic heavy sustain bass, intricate frazzled guitar and mercifully echoed vocals. It varies somewhat (synth and tapes etc) but in essence that's the Cure and you either take it or butt out.

I was for leaving, but duty and the lights held me till the encores. Sitting somewhat detached from the general acclaim by now I noticed that songs from 'Three Imaginary Boys' were the best received. 'Saturday Night' even had them bobbing with the rhythm and reciting the words. Maybe they felt like me, enjoying anything familiar just to keep the circulation going and the first album did seem to be the liveliest of the lot.

I imagine most of this crowd went home and analysed this gig for meaning and intent, technical ability, and artistic interpretation and gave them a good score. I'll still play them in the wee small hours, but highlights of our time they are not.

by RAB


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Pornography album review which begins with: "This is their gloomiest effort yet..." by Ian Cranna. London (3/5/1982) show review written by Rosalyn Chissick.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Reader's letter entitled "No Cure for bad reviews" about the Pornography review from MM (1/5/1982).

Becky Bondage on the cover.


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Noise! (UK)


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Picture of The Hanging Garden single (???).

Issue # 2 with Theatre Of Hate on the cover.

Melody Maker (UK)


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Article entitled "Infected Cuts" written by Chris Goodbre.

Scritti Politti on the cover.

Melody Maker (UK)


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Article entitled "1981: The Cocktail Class" with the mention about The Cure.

New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about the release of The Hanging Garden single.


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Article entitled "Welcome To The Working Week" written by Robert Smith. The Hanging Garden single advert and review. Also there is advert of next issue of Flexipop! with The Cure.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article mentioning upcoming release of The Hanging Garden single.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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The Hanging Garden single review by Adrian Thrills.

Bananarama on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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The Hanging Garden single advert.

David Byrne of Talking Heads on the cover.


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Noise! (UK)


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The Hanging Garden lyrics. The Hanging Garden single review which begins with: "Clever idea - an open out double single pack..." written by Karen Swayne.

Issue # 6 with Midge Ure on the cover.


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The Hanging Garden single advert.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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News article about The Associates with mention about Michael Dempsey.

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Flexi disc with The Cure's Lament has been issued with this magazine.

New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Slowdive dancer".

Melody Maker (UK)


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In the section "Talk Talk Talk" is a picture of Robert Smith and Steve Severin.


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"Portrait Of The Artist As A Consumer" with Beki Bondage which mentions The Cure.

Melody Maker (UK)


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In the section "Talk Talk Talk" is a small mention about The Cure.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Siouxsie, Adam Xmas date".

Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Siouxsie Cured!".


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "McGeoch collapses, and Robert Smith to Siouxsie's rescue". And other news article about the release of Let's Go To Bed single. Gig guide with Siouxsie.

The Tube on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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News article about The Banshees which mentions Robert Smith.

Melody Maker (UK)


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Siouxsie & The Banshees (with Robert Smith) Birmingham show review entitled "Spellbound" by Steve Sutherland.


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Spellbound

As if jinxed by their own audacious self-possession, the Banshees have only to mention live performance for some bolt from the blue to singe their well-laid plans. With Siouxsie's throat-scare so recently consigned to the realms of exaggeration and their antipathy towards touring duly relaxed, John McGeoch's nervous exhaustion suddenly threatened to jeopardise the deserved culmination of this, the most intensely transient period in the band's history.

But, for the second time in three frantic years, enter the Cure's Robert Smith on substitute guitar and, raising a curt two fingers to grinning fate, the Banshees shouldered the challenge and set out, determined to fulfil their commitments.

Opening in Brum before a young and curious crowd, they fired off the edge of their nerves, fed from the offal of first night jitters and boldly grafted Smith's underestimated embroidery into the gap left by McGeoch's missing articulacy.

True, it is hard not to wince at the overcompensation of Budgie's opening percussive salvo, hard not to writhe with anxiety as the Banshees sought to tap the tension and work through the temptation to play straight and safe into the richer rewards of radical redefinition.

Prepared, indeed determined, to take risks, a Banshees show never attempts a faithful translation from vinyl into flesh - they respect themselves too much for that! Rather, from the string trio's giddy introduction to "Fireworks" to the locomotive menace of "Sin In My Heart", the songs are stripped and stretched, unafraid to jettison the more delicate dimensions of the records for an urgent, animal insistence.

Light, film, costume, gesture and sound all gel into a unique experience. Certainly, tonight I saw, heard and felt what I never have before and never will again; the ritual, compelling sinews to stretch and lips to synch along with a danger and dignity that never casts the band in the role of performing puppets, not degrades the audience into Pavlovian disciples. One or two in front of me twitched to pogo, voices were raised requesting "Love In A Void". No-one got what they wanted, but no-one can have left disappointed.

Whether thrilled by the exquisite marriage of slides and imagery during the encore "Israel", chilled by the creeeping insistence of "Nightshift" or, like me, exhilerated as the tearing clutches of "Voodoo Dolly" relaxed into a beguiling caress and then suddenly snapped into a spitting curse, the crowd stood literally spellbound as the Banshees learned a new proficiency, realised the fact and began probing further.

Tonight they touched brilliance briefly - more than most bands ever do. Beware and rejoice, there's far more to come and a long way to go.

by Steve Sutherland


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Let's Go To Bed single advert.

Eddy Grant on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


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Let's Go To Bed single advert.

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Let's Go To Bed single advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Let's Go To Bed single review by Nick Cave & The Birthday Party.


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Sounds (UK)


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Let's Go To Bed single advert.

Record Mirror (UK)


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Let's Go To Bed single advert.

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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Let's Go To To Bed single advert and review.

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Article entitled "Beautiful Dreamer" written by John Wilde.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Siouxsie & The Banshees (with Robert Smith) London show review entitled "The Banshee Dream" written by Lynden Barber.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Siouxsie & The Banshees (with Robert Smith) London show review entitled "Spectacular Siouxsie" written by Paul Du Noyer.

Simple Minds on the cover.


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Lyrics to Let's Go To Bed.


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Bedtime stories" written by Mark Cooper. News article entitled "McGeoch Returns" which mentions Robert Smith.

Paul Weller of The Jam on the cover.


TRANSCRIPT

Bedtime stories

If you were to bump into Robert Smith today, chances are he'd tell you that he'd "completely lost track of the central core of the Cure."

If you were to ask him if this was a worry, he'd probably wax cosmic and claim that really, "Nothing's worrying is it?" Robert always has an eye on the larger questions, the ultimate truths.

Recently, Robert Smith came to the end of his tether. While the record company continued to pester him to write some pop songs, the Cure set off on yet another European tour. Robert had a crisis.

"There's a lot of things I'd rather do than trek around countries being drunk and playing to drunk people. The last tour was like a re-run of the worst movie you've ever seen. It's as if you're leaning against a wall eyes closed, and when you come to, you're in the same place you were a year before."

"You see your own graffiti up in the dressing rooms and the next band's posters replacing yours as you leave town. We were cracking up so the people offstage began to fall apart as well. 23 people reverting to primitives is not a pretty sight; we were more like a rugby tour than a Cure tour..."

A year before, Robert had sworn he'd never play those venues again. Life in The Cure had begun to seem like a recurring nightmare. "I began to feel like some doddery old rock and roller who needed a few beers so he could go onstage and turn it on. Playing so many dates, it becomes almost impossible to create the necessary level of intensity every night. It got like when you really want to finish a chapter but your eyes keep closing..."

Robert walked off the tour and the Cure went missing. Simon Gallup left the group while Lol Tolhurst left his drums and began taking synth lessons in Clapham. Robert despaired about the whole affair. "I despaired about the whole business, being in a band, being involved in the music bit. After a while it takes over and you can't see out of it. It's important to me to have a sense of myself be a person outside of all of this, a sense of myself as a person not just a member of the group." While Robert attempted to rediscover himself, he got a call from his old friends the Banshees. In five days he was touring with them - and loving it! "There's only three bands I'd play for. Only New Order, the Bunnymen and the Banshees have that sense of purpose. It's a pleasure for me not to be the center of attention: if I look up from the guitar, people aren't staring at me. All I miss is not singing.

Last week the Cure released a single with a lot more poppy moments than we'd come to expect form the Cure. They made a video which featured Lol dancing like one of Tears For Fears and gave the general impression they were bidding to become a modern-day pop group. Could this be the Cure?

At first, it seems as if Robert barely remembers. "I've become divorced from the name of the Cure over the last three months because nothing I've done has had anything to do with it. Talking an old toy or a game whose rules you've forgotten..."

"Let's Go To Bed" changes the rules for the Cure. Naturally, Robert is unhappy with the change. "I don't think it's a Cure song. I wanted it released under a different name like we did with "Cult Hero" a couple of years ago. It's not that Cure songs are a formula but they do share a central core. This single has been released to get major daytime radio play."

"It's disappointing to me because it's the first time we've been seen to be involved in current trends or fashions. There's probably only a few thousand people who've held us up as an example to themselves but if I were one of them, I'd feel let down. For us to be seen to be bothering to compete in an arena I don't respect upsets me. When you spend time in a band trying to achieve certain goals, you don't want to betray them."

Robert has no ambitions to become a pop star. "We've always catered for minorities, not from a sense of elitism but because I just don't have a finger on public taste. I can't see why anyone would want to buy any of the singles in the top 10 when I spend my time turning them off when they come on the radio.

The early Cure of "Killing An Arab" were known as a pop band. The companies behind Robert would be pleased to see him revert to type. "For the first time I'm conscious of being seen as someone who could make money and I resent it. At first they respected me for not wanting to write hits, then they saw me as some kind of halfwit and now they're trying to goad me by saying I can't do it anyway. I suppose I've let them get to me with "Let's Go To Bed". As you can see from the video, I don't take the song seriously and that's its saving grace. If I took it seriously, that would make it even more gross."

Robert Smith has all the problems of a highbrow in the marketplace. He's surprised that he's survived this far. The Cure are important to him but not as important as his sense of self. "Let's Go To Bed" does not announce a new direction for the Cure. "I said it wouldn't sell. If it does, I'll take even greater pleasure in never doing anything like it again." If the Cure are to survive, Robert will have to find their central core again.

Meanwhile, it's tough being a highbrow. "I don't despair about losing touch with the Cure. It's more despairing that I'll never attain the heights of a Bach or a Prokofiev..."

by Mark Cooper


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "The Incurables" written by Steve Sutherland. Small article entitled "Post Mortem" (???).

Shalimar on the cover.


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Interview with Siouxsie entitled "Let's Get Physical" written by Mark Cooper.


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News articles entitled "Almond blossoms for Christmas" and "Smith stays in new-look Cure". Gig guide with The Banshees.


TRANSCRIPT

Smith stays in new-look Cure

The Cure have now slimmed down to duo size, comprising just Robert Smith and Laurence Tolhurst, and they'll have a four-track EP released in February. They are currently remixing and partly re-recording 12 of the group's earlier songs, which will form a "greatest hits" type of compilation, to be issued in the early spring - and at that time, they'll be playing selected dates with "chosen" musicians.

This burst of Cure activity seems to squash widespread speculation that Smith is to become a full-time Banshee. A Cure spokesman insisted at the weekend this is not the case, and that Smith is still "merely helping Siouxsie out".


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The Hanging Garden lyrics.

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Disco 45 Songbook (UK)


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Small article entitled "Keep taking the tablets".

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Melody Maker (UK)


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Small article entitled "Everything but the curls".

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Sounds (UK)


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The Hanging Garden single advert.

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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Pornography album review.

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TRANSCRIPT

... a ponderous work, hampered somewhat by the turgid pop noir thematicism. Collectively the Cure say much by what they leave unsaid.- Trouser Press

It's downhill all the way, into ever-darkening shadows... passing through chilly marbled archways to the final rendezvous with the cold comfort of the slab.- Melody Maker

While Cure fans are insidiously locked in the Cure (otherwise this musical crap wouldn't exist), Robert Smith seems locked in himself, a spiraling nightmare that leaves the Cure making a pompous sounding music that is, when all's said and done, dryly meaningless.- Sounds

All too predictable, but still worth a listen.- Record Mirror

An album written from the knife-edge of despair, and as a piece of craftsmanship in expressive sound, it is a very big, very harrowing achievement.- New Musical Express

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News article which begins with: "The Cure are now down to duo following the departure of bassist Simon Gallup for reasons that haven't yet been explained...".

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

Unknown Magazine (UK)


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The Hanging Garden single review which begins with: "This week and 100 Years come from..." written by M.M.

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Unknown Magazine (UK)


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Article which begins with: "The Cure have never been in fashion...".

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Zig Zag (UK)


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The Hanging Garden single review.

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Record Mirror (UK)


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"Retro '82" with some mentions about The Cure.


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News article which informs that Robert Smith joined The Banshees.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Siouxsie & The Banshees London show review entitled "Higher and fire" written by Steve Sutherland. News article entitled "Doll By Doll set Farewell Tour" mentioning two-piece line up of The Cure .

Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure men cry over new band".

Melody Maker (UK)


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New Musical Express (UK)


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The Cry show advert.


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Small article about The Creatures written by Paul Du Noyer which mentions The Cure.


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Small article about Zerra 1 which mentions The Cure.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Interview with Siouxsie and Budgie entitled "All Creatures Great & Small" written by Richard Cook which mentions The Cure.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Elephant Fayre line-up".


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Siouxsie & The Banshees' Photo Book review entitled "Banshees pic pack" written by Steve Sutherland.

Smash Hits (UK)


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The Walk single advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about the release of The Walk single. Siouxsie & The Banshees' Photo Book advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article about the release of The Walk.

New Musical Express (UK)


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The Walk single advert.


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No. 1 (UK)


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The Walk single review. Small article which begins with: "Consider The Banshees for a moment and let gloom settle over you once more...".

Nick Rhodes on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Elephant Fayre (30/7/1983) live advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Festivals in focus" about The Cure appearance at Elephant Fayre. Also there is another news article about Phil Thornalley's debut single. The Walk single review by Julie Burchill. Elephant Fayre festival advert.


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No. 1 (UK)


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News article entitled "No rest Cure" about the appearance at Elephant Fayre.

Annie Lennox on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article and other small article entitled "The Elephant's Cure", both about upcoming Elephant Fayre appearance.

New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Midsummer specials" about the appearance of The Cure at Elephant Fayre.


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No. 1 (UK)


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Lyrics to The Walk.

Kajagoogoo on the cover.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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Interview with The Cure entitled "Curiouser & Cure-iouser" written by Paul Prayag. News article entitled "Elephant Cure" about their appearance at Elephant Fayre festival.


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Sounds (UK)


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Kill Or Cure" written by Dave Henderson. News article entitled "The Cure play Fayre".


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Smash Hits (UK)


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Interview with Robert Smith written by Dave Rimmer. Lyrics to The Walk.


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No. 1 (UK)


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "A Walk On The Weird Side" written by Paul Bursche.

Echo & The Bunnymen on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Elephant Fayre review entitled "Screaming Under The Stars" written by Steve Sutherland. News article entitled "Banshees don The Glove". Also there is advert announcing next week issue of Melody Maker with The Cure.

New Musical Express (UK)


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Elephant Fayre review entitled "Ain't no Cure for the summertime blues" written by Mat Snow.


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Sounds (UK)


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Elephant Fayre review entitled "Elephantastic days" written by Dave Massey.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Interview with The Cure entitled "Taking The Cure" written by Steve Sutherland. The Glove's Like An Animal single review by Allan Jones. Reader's letter.

New Musical Express (UK)


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Rock vs. Greengrocery" written by Richard Cook. The Glove Like An Animal single advert.


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No. 1 (UK)


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Like An Animal single review and lyrics.


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Smash Hits (UK)


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Like An Animal single review and lyrics.


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International Musician (UK)


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Curiouser & Curiouser" written by Chris Roberts.

Paul McCartney on the cover.


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Smash Hits (UK)


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Lyrics To Like An Animal.

Melody Maker (UK)


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Interview with Robert Smith and Steve Severin entitled "The Glove Will Tear Us Apart" written by Steve Sutherland. News article about the release of The Glove's single Like An Animal.

No. 1 (UK)


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Interview with Robert Smith and Steve Severin entitled "All You Need Is Glove" written by Paul Bursche.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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News article entitled "The look of Glove".


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Melody Maker (UK)


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The Glove's Blue Sunshine album advert and review by Helen Fitzgerald. Also there is news article about the release of Siouxsie & The Banshees' single Dear Prudence.

No. 1 (UK)


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News article entitled "A Curious single" about the release of The Lovecats. Blue Sunshine album advert.


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Blue Sunshine album review by Peter Martin. Dear Prudence single review by David Hepworth. Lyrics to Dear Prudence.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Siouxsie & The Banshees Dear Prudence single review by Richard Cook.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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The Lovecats video review by Jim Reid. Also there is Siouxsie & The Banshees video review of Dear Prudence.


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The Lovecats single advert. Gig guide with Siouxsie.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Interview with Siouxsie entitled "Disturbing old ghosts" written by Steve Sutherland. Advert announcing next week issue of Melody Maker with special about Siouxsie & The Banshees. Also there is interview with Zerra 1 entitled "Que Zerra Zerra" written by Adam Sweeting which mentions The Cure. And in the section "Talk Talk" is a small mention about Phil Thornalley.

Melody Maker (UK)


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Inside this issue of Melody Maker was 20 page special about Siouxsie & The Banshees. Also there is Royal Albert Hall show review entitled "Spellbinding" written by Lynden Barber.

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Lyrics to The Lovecats. News article about the release of The Lovecats single. The Lovecats single review by Ian Birch. Siouxsie & The Banshees' London show review by Peter Martin.


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News article about the release of The Lovecats. Competition with Siouxsie & The Banshees.

Record Mirror (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure for cats" about the release of The Lovecats.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article about the release of Siouxsie & The Banshees' live album Nocturne.

New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about the release of The Lovecats single. The Lovecats single advert.


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No. 1 (UK)


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Making of "The Lovecats" video written by Paul Bursche. The Lovecats single review by Paul Bursche. Lyrics to The Lovecats. In the section "Whispers" is small mention about Robert Smith.

Wham on the cover.


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Mews of the world" written by Andy Strickland. The Lovecats single review by Robin Smith.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Seven-piece Brilliant, Bauhaus Jay's solo LP" with mentions that Andy Anderson joined The Cure.

New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about Andy Anderson. The Lovecats single review by Charles Shaar Murray.


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Smash Hits (UK)


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"Star Choice" with Robert Smith.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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"Portrait of the artist as a consumer" with Robert Smith.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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News article about The Glove's release of Punish Me With Kisses single.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article about the release of The Glove's single Punish Me With Kisses. Also there is another news article entitled "Siouxsie Live Album And Video Due". The Glove's Punish Me With Kisses single review by Francis Rossi.

Record Mirror (UK)


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Interview with Jeanette Landray of The Glove entitled "Hand in Glove" written by Eleanor Levy. Also there is The Glove's Punish Me With Kisses single review. News article about the Siouxsie & The Banshees release of Nocturne album.


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Smash Hits (UK)


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News article about the release of Nocturne album. In the section "Start" is a small picture of Robert Smith. Reader's letter. SH Calendar 1984 advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Siouxsie & The Banshees Nocturne album review entitled "To Hell And Back" written by Lynden Barber. The answers to the Siouxsie & The Banshees competition, run in the October 15 issue of Melody Maker.

No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "This Charming Man" written by Paul Bursche. Poster of The Cure. Nocturne album advert.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Reader's letter.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

Nocturne album review by Robin Gibson.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith written by Peter Martin. Nocturne video advert. Fan clubs. SH Calendar 1984 advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure, Thompsons albums due" about the release of Japanese Whispers. The Lovecats video review by Dessa Fox.

Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Whispering class" about the release of Japanese Whispers. Also there is mention about The Cure in the section "Video".


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

News article.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Siouxsie's at home" about upcoming TV special Play At Home. Also there is another news article entitled "Club, Eurythmics, Young, Police For Christmas TV".

No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Japanese Whispers album review entitled "Killer Cure" written by Sunie.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Japanese Whispers album review entitled "Happy new year" written by Jim Reid.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Japanese Whispers album advert. Competition with Siouxsie & The Banshees. Quiz.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Japanese Whispers album review entitled "The Cat's Whisper" written by Adam Sweeting. "Review Of The Year" with some mentions about The Cure.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Interview with Siouxsie and Steve Severin entitled "Don't Look Back" written by Barney Hoskyns which mentions The Cure. "Quotes Of The Year" with Robert Smith.


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No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith about Christmas.

Wham on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

TV guide with The Cure.

Chart Beat (UK)


INFO

Interview with Lol Tolhurst entitled "Boys who care" written by Angie Somerside. Royal Albert show review entitled "On The Town Reviews: Siouxsie And The Banshees".

Date ??? late October 1983 ???


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The Face (UK)


INFO

Small article written by Peter Martin.

Change date !!! Elvis Costello on the cover.


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Flexipop! | Hit Machine (UK)



INFO

Fold out giant poster with The Cure.

Date ???


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No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Small article about The Cure on Top of the Pops. The Lovecats single review. Competition. Some readers letters.

Dates ???


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Smash Hits (UK)

INFO

Dear Prudence single advert. Quote.

Dates ???


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Unknown Magazines (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cornish Cure" and another one about the release of Japanese Whispers. The Walk and The Upstairs Room singles reviews. Two pictures of The Cure and one of Robert Smith.

Dates ??? NME, MM or Sounds ???

Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Competition. Japanese Whispers album review by Claire Sheaff.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

"Review Of The Year" with some mentions about The Cure.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Japanese Whispers album review entitled "Purr-gatory" written by Amanda Root. Nocturne video review by Chris Bohn.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Charts info with the picture of The Cure.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Polls.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "A good summer for elephants!" with the mention about The Cure at Elephant Fayre in 1983.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

TV guide with Siouxsie & The Banshees.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Take in The Cure" about upcoming UK tour. Also there is another small article entitled "Orange Juice, Cure LPs dates".

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Spring cures" about the upcoming UK tour. MGP advert.


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No. 1 (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "The Cure Take A Walk" about the UK tour.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Oh what a feline" about the UK tour.


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Love is a wonderful collar".

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

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Single releases for Club, Siouxsie, Minds" about the release of Siouxsie & The Banshees single Swimming Horses. Also there is another news article entitled "Big Country, Echo in festival line-up" which mentions last year's appearance of The Cure at Elephant Fayre festival.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Swimming Horses single by Siouxsie & The Banshees.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Only Fools And Horses" about the release of Siouxsie & The Banshees single Swimming Horses. Also there is MGP advert promoting Banshees shows in Lille (22/3/1984) and Paris (25/3/1984).


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

News article about the UK tour. Poster of Robert Smith.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Siouxsie & The Banshees Swimming Horses single review by Steve Severin.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Siouxsie & The Banshees Swimming Horses single advert and review by Julie Burchill.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure, Whitesnake extra" about the tour changes.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of I Want To Be A Tree by Tim Pope. The Caterpillar single advert and lyrics.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

The Caterpillar single advert and review by Richard Cook. MGP advert.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

The Caterpillar single review.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

The Caterpillar single advert and review by Richard Cook. MGP advert.

No. 1 (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "The Elusive Butterfly" written by Paul Bursche. Lyrics to The Caterpillar.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section "Talk Talk" is a small mention about The Cure on Top of the Pops.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of The Top album.


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No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Poster of The Cure.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Short interview entitled "Everything you want to know about Robert Smith of The Cure".


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure album, OMD tour" about upcoming release of The Top album. Also there is another news article entitled "Banshees Tour". Gig guide with picture of The Cure.

No. 1 (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Siouxsie Back In The Swim" about the UK tour. Competition.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Siouxsie tour details".


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

The Top album review entitled "Topsy-turvy" written by Steve Sutherland. Newcastle (25/4/1984) show review by Barry McIhelney. Gig guide.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

The Top album advert and review entitled "Topsin falls flat" written by Danny Kelley. London shows (8-10/5/1984) advert. Gig guide. MGP advert.


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No. 1 (UK)


INFO

The Top album review.

Boy George on the cover.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

The Top album review entitled "Pillar Talk" written by Andy Strike. Reader's letter.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

The Top album review by Jack Barron.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Small article about UK tour.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

The Top (Woolworth and WHSmith) album adverts.


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No. 1 (UK)


INFO

The Top (Woolworth and WHSmith) album adverts.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

The Top album advert.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

Edinburgh (26/4/1984) show review entitled "Dream Topping" by John Dingwall.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Glasgow (27/4/1984) show review entitled "Sluggish!" written by Andrea Miller.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

London (10/5/1984) show review by Andy Strickland.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Interview with The Banshees written by Peter Martin. Lyrics to Dazzle.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Tim Pope entitled "Wardrobes Of The Mind" written by Dessa Fox. News article entitled "Razzle Dazzle" about the release of Siouxsie & The Banshees' single Dazzle.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Top Cat!" written by Mat Snow.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Siouxsie & The Banshees Dazzle single review by Dylan Jones. Reader's letter entitled "Poetry emotion".


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International Musician (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Top Cat" written by Mike Nicholls and Tony Horkins. Also there is interview with Phil Thornalley written by Chas de Whalley.


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No. 1 (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Rest Cure For Robert". Hyaena album advert.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Smith quits".


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "The Curse Of The Banshees". HMV advert.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Tim Pope's I Want To Be A Tree single review by Muriel Gray.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "The Italian Job" written by Steve Sutherland.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article "Rock On The Box" with the mention about The Cure.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of In Between Days single.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

TV guide with info about The Cure on Rock Around The Clock.

Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

"Free 50 Pop Stickers" in the next issue of Smash Hits.


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Record Collector (UK)


INFO

Article written by Jo-Ann Greene.

Frank Zappa and Rolling Stones on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Next week Melody Maker advert.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Glasgow (25/8/1984) show review entitled "Ballroom Blitz" written by Tom Morton.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section "Talk Talk" is a small mention about Siouxsie & The Banshees appearance on Play At Home.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

"Shrink Rap" with Robert Smith.

No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Competition.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Killer Cure" about the release of Concert live album.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure get it taped" about the release of Concert live album.

Date ???

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Concert album.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Concert album advert and review entitled "Curiouser & Curiouser" written by Steve Sutherland.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Concert album advert.


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No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Concert album advert and review.

Duran Duran on the cover.


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Record Mirror (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Bob's your uncle" written by Eleanor Levy. Concert album advert and review by Andy Strike.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Concert album advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Anderson leaves The Cure".

Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Interview with Siouxsie entitled "A 27 year old singer who…" written by Tom Hibbert which mentions Robert Smith.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Siouxsie & The Banshees' The Thorn single review by Ian Pye which mentions Robert Smith. Also there is another mention in the readers letters section.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section "Talk Talk" is a small mention about The Cure.

Date ???

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Picture of Robert Smith.

Date ???

No. 1 (UK)


INFO

"Intimate Details" of Robert Smith. Competition. Some readers letters.

Date ???


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Overground (UK)



INFO

Article / interview with Lol Tolhurst written by Nigel Pulsford.

Date ??? April 1985 !!!


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Sweet Dreams" written by Mark Coleman. "Personal File" with Lol Tolhurst. News article about the release of Concert. The Top (classic and Woolworth) album adverts.

Dates ???


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith. Manchester (2/5/1984) show review written by David Martin. Record Mirror advert with The Cure.

Dates ??? NME, MM or Sounds ???

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Reader's letter.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

HMV advert with The Cure.

Zig Zag (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Coy boy" written by Tom Robbins. Reader's letter.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with And Also The Trees entitled "Ghouls Just Want To Have Fun" written by Helen Fitzgerald which mentions The Cure.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

"Flashback" with Siouxsie & The Banshees. Poll entitled "Ten veggies" including Robert Smith at #4.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about The Cure in the studio.

Zig Zag (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Shape up and dance" written by Antonella.

Strawberry Switchblade on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Rock in Athens (27/7/1985) advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Rock in Athens (27/7/1985) advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Epic Cure" about upcoming releases and UK tour.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

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


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of In Between Days.

No. 1 (UK)


INFO

In Between Days single advert.

Bob Geldof on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

In Between Days single review.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In Between Days single review by Stephen Mallender of Cabaret Voltaire.

No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Poster of Robert Smith.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "This Man Is Perfectly Normal" written by Chris Heath. Lyrics to In Between Days.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

London show advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Charts.


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No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Lyrics to In Between Days.

Nik Kershaw on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "A Suitable Case For Treatment" written by Steve Sutherland. Polls "10 Smiths" with Robert Smith at #1.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

Ticketmaster advert promoting show in London (12/9/1985).


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

London (12/9/1985) show advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article. Picture of Robert Smith. London (12/9/1985) show advert.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Head on Cure" about the release of The Head On The Door.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Bobby Soxer" written by Carole Linfield.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

The Head On The Door album advert and review entitled "Head case" written by Steve Sutherland.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

The Head On The Door album review entitled "Our Man Still Awake Shock" written by Mat Snow.

Date ???


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

The Head On The Door album review by Andy Strickland.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

The Head On The Door album advert and review entitled "Sox Appeal" written by Chris Roberts.


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Jamming! (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Would the unreal Robert Smith please step forward" written by Paul Davies. The Head On The Door album advert. Competition with The Cure.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Close to Cure". Next week in Record Mirror advert with The Cure.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Poster of Robert Smith.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Close To Me. Also there is Close To Me single review by Carl of Madness and St Austell (7/9/1985) show review entitled "Days of daring" written by Steve Sutherland. "Regular In Scotland" advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Inbetweenies" written by David Quantick. The Head Tour and London (12/9/1985) show adverts.


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Record Mirror (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith written by Andy Strickland. Close To Me single review by Mike Gardner.


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The Hit (UK)


INFO

Gig guide with small article entitled "Mr Smith comes to town". Close To Me single review by Pete Picton. London show (12/9/1985) advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about The Cure on tour. Reader's letter.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

London (12/9/1985) show review entitled "Long Walk In The Black Forest!" written by Donald McRae. Gig guide. MGP advert.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Charts with the picture of Robert Smith.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

London (12/9/1985) show review entitled "Head Boy" written by Jack Barron. Close To Me single review.


SCANS


The Hit (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith written by Ro Newton.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Lyrics to Close To Me. Next issue of Smash Hits advert.


SCANS


Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

London (12/9/1985) show review by Andy Strickland.


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The Face (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "A suitable case for treatment" written by Fiona Russell Powell.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section "Talk Talk" is a small mention about The Cure.

Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "I Am Filled With An Overwhelming Desire To Die" written by Chris Heath. Competition. Reader's letter.


SCANS


Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "The Waterboy" written by Andy Strickland.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Siouxsie & The Banshees entitled "Disturbing The Dust" written by Steve Sutherland which mentions Robert Smith.

Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

In the section "Mutterings" is a mention about The Cure. Competition results.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article about charity gig at Camden Palace. Also there is New York (1/11/1985) show review by David Fricke. In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about The Cure. TV guide with info about The Cure appearance on Whistle Test.

Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure one off" about the special concert at Camden Palace. Small article about The Cure.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Camden Palace (19/11/1985) show review by Adam Sweeting. Also there is small article entitled "Black mail".

Sounds (UK)


INFO

London Camden Palace (19/11/1985) show review entitled "Radio Cure" written by Roger Holland.


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Jackie (UK)


INFO

Poster of Robert Smith.

Pete Burns on the cover.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

"Albums Of The Year" with The Head On The Door by The Cure. "Quotes Of The Year" with The Cure.

The Hit (UK)


INFO

London show (12/9/1985) review by Ro Newton.

Date ???


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Jackie (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "I used to wear lipstick around my eyes, nose and mouth just to look ugly".

Date ???


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Jackie (UK)


INFO

There are two small articles from 80's entitled "Arabian mornings" and "Sleepy Head!".

Date ???


SCANS


New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

In Between Days single and The Head On The Door album adverts.

Dates ??? NME ???


SCANS


No. 1 (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Piece Work" with the mention about Robert Smith. Brighton (14/9/1985) show review entitled "Wet" written by Paul Bursche. The Head On The Door album review by Martin Townsend. Close To Me single advert. Some readers letters.

Dates ???


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Patches (UK)


INFO

Two pictures of Robert Smith.

Dates ???


SCANS


Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Small article about the filming of Close To Me video. Close To Me single advert. Readers' letters.

Dates ???


SCANS


Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

The Head On The Door album advert and review by Chris Heath. Close To Me single advert.

Dates ???


SCANS


Unknown Magazines (UK)


INFO

In Between Days single and The Head On The Door album reviews. Gig guide with the picture of Robert Smith and on the other side is London show advert.

Dates ??? NME, MM or Sounds ???

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Competition with The Cure. Polls.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure Fans Told: 'Non'". "John Peel's Festive 50" with In Between Days at # 27.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

"Reader's Poll 1985" with The Cure.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

"Flashback" with The Cure.

Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Quote by Robert Smith.

Date ???


SCANS


Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about Robert Smith.


SCANS


Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Taking The Cure" about The Cure's appearance at Glastonbury festival. "Flashback" with Siouxsie & The Banshees. Reader's letter.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about The Cure appearance at Glastonbury Festival.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "The Cure for nuclear disarmament " about their appearance at Glastonbury Festival.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "CND Cure" about the appearance at Glastonbury Festival.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Head Cure" about The Cure's appearance at Glastonbury festival.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about The Cure appearance at Glastonbury Festival. Sound Waves for Greenpeace advert. MGP advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Royal Albert Hall (25/4/1986) show advert. "Style Counsel" with The Head On The Door album review by Peter York. The Walk (Tower Records) single advert. Reader's letter.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Spring greens" about The Cure appearance at Sound Waves for Greenpeace. Sound Waves for Greenpeace advert. MGP advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Royal Albert Hall (25/4/1986) show advert. Reader's chart.


SCANS


Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Glastonbury Festival advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Glastonbury Festival advert. MGP advert.


SCANS


Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Royal Albert Hall (25/4/1986) show advert. Reader's letter.


SCANS


New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Jo-Anne Greene book review entitled "Turnips have feelings too" written by Cath Carroll. Sound Waves for Greenpeace advert. MGP advert.


SCANS


Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Tears Of A Clown" about the release of Boys Don't Cry. Also there is another article entitled "Whale Of A Time" about appearance at Glastonbury Festival.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Boys Don't Cry single review.


SCANS


Record Mirror (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Crying All The Way To Le Bank" written by Eleanor Levy. Boys Don't Cry single review.


SCANS


Beat (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "ManiCure" written by Sorrel Downer. Also there is Standing On A Beach album review by Johnny Black.


SCANS


Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Royal Albert Hall (25/4/1986) show review entitled "The Green Party" written by Mat Smith. Polls.

Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Soundwaves For Greenpeace (25/4/1986) show review by Eleanor Levy. Small mention about The Cure.


SCANS


Sounds (UK)


INFO

MGP advert promoting Pink Pop festival (19/5/1986).

Smash Hits (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "This Is Your Life". Lyrics to Boys Don't Cry.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Glastonbury Festival advert. TV guide with mention about The Cure.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Glastonbury Festival advert. In the section "Fred Fact" is a small mention about The Cure.


SCANS


No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Poster of Robert Smith.

Level 42 on the cover.


SCANS


Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure all!" about upcoming release of Standing On A Beach album.


SCANS


No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Lyrics to Boys Don't Cry. Picture of Robert Smith with the info that The Cure played at the Royal Albert Hall.

Sade on the cover.


SCANS


Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Trial by TV" written by Steve Sutherland. Standing On A Beach album advert and review entitled "Waving Not Drowning" written by Steve Sutherland. Competition with The Cure.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Standing On A Beach album. Standing On A Beach album advert and review by Cath Carroll. Glastonbury Festival advert.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Standing On A Beach album review by Lesley O'Toole.


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Sounds (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Sex Rituals & Territorial Rights" written by Glyn Brown.


SCANS


Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Article entitled "Gringo Stars" written by Robert Smith. The Complete Cure advert. Glastonbury Festival advert. Reader's letter. In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about The Cure on the Orient Express.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Standing On A Beach (HMV) album advert. MGP advert.

Date ??? NME ???


SCANS


Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Competition with The Cure.


SCANS


Sounds (UK)


INFO

MGP advert promoting Rock Am Ring festival (14-15/6/1986).

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Charts with the picture of Robert Smith.


SCANS


Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about The Cure on festival tour.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Mention about The Cure.


SCANS


Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Closer to the edit".


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Interview with Michael Eavis entitled "The building of a peace mountain" written by Tim Jarvis which mentions The Cure. Gig guide.


SCANS


Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Glastonbury Festival review entitled "The Longest Daze" written by Steve Sutherland.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Reader's letter.

Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Glastonbury Festival review by Andy Strickland.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

New York (8/7/1986) show review entitled "Skinhead" written by Dave Kendall. Reader's letter.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about Robert Smith's new haircut.

Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Reader's letter (???).


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Charts entitled "Malaysian" with The Hanging Garen at # 6.

Barbie Magazine (UK)



INFO

Poster.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Small article entitled "Black mail".


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Under the cheri moon" written by Steve Sutherland.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Groove tubes".

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

TV guide with mention about The Cure.

Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Poster. SH Yearbook advert. Memorabilia advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Interview with Gary Biddles written by Mat Smith which mentions The Cure.

Melody Maker (UK)


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In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about The Cure's appearance on French TV.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about Simon Gallup.

Blue Jeans (UK)


INFO

Picture of Robert Smith.

Change date of pictures !!!


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Jackie (UK)


INFO

Small article.

Date ???


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Jackie | Pop Special (UK)


INFO

Article entitled "The wit and wisdom of Robert Smith".

Date ???


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Just 17 (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "I've got two dots for eyes and a line for my mouth".

Date ???


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My Guy (UK)


INFO

Picture of The Cure.

Date ???


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Small article.

Date ???


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No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Q&A with Robert Smith entitled "Cure-iosity!". Standing On A Beach album review by Dave Ling. Boys Don't Cry single review. Picture of Robert Smith and Mary. Competition.

Dates ???


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Patches (UK)


INFO

Picture of Robert Smith.

Date ???


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Beach boys" about the release of Standing On A Beach. Small article with The Cure.

Dates ???


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

News article about The Cure's appearance at Glastonbury Festival. Boys Don't Cry single advert. Standing On A Beach album advert and review by Tom Hibbert. Staring At The Sea video review by Vici MacDonald - two different versions. The Cure book by Jo-Ann Greene review by William Shaw. Quotes by Robert Smith. Quiz.

Dates ???


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

News article about the appearance at Glastonbury Festival.

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

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Epic Cure!". Polls entitled "My Brilliant Year" with Simon Gallup.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Siouxsie & The Banshees entitled "Flying Down To Rio" written by Chris Roberts which mentions The Cure.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

"Reader's Poll 1986" with The Cure.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

Interview with Zerra One written by John Wilde mentioning The Cure.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "The Cure stand with Arabs".


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure slam rasist DJs".


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about the problems with Killing An Arab.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

"The Vinyl Solution" next week advert.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

"Vinyl Solutions" with Simon Gallup.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about upcoming album Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me.

Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Small article about Robert Smith.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about The Cure In Orange movie.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Article entitled "The Cure: The movie".


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Argy bargy" about the tour in South America. In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about The Cure.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure single" about the release of Why Can't I Be You? single.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News release about the release of Why Can't I Be You? single.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Why Can't I Be You? single.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Orange Juice" about the In Orange movie.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Why Can't I Be You? single advert and lyrics. Competition.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Fancy Dress Party" written by Steve Sutherland. Competition with The Cure. Polls.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Why Can't I Be You? single advert.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Why Can't I Be You? single review by Nancy Culp.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Why Can't I Be You? single review by Mick Mercer.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Why Can't I Be You? single review.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Charts with the picture of Robert Smith.

Date ???


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Small article mentioning Robert Smith's birthday.


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Smash Hits (UK)



INFO

Interview entitled "Round The World (Well, Part Of It) With Robert Smith" written by Vici MacDonald. Poster of Robert Smith (two versions ???). Fan clubs. In the section "Mutterings" is a mention about Robert Smith.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Charts with the picture of Robert Smith.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Picture of Robert Smith.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Why Can't I Be You? single review.

Date ???


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Films And Filming (UK)


INFO

Live In Orange movie review by Stephen Bealing.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

The Cure In Orange movie advert. In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about The Cure In Orange movie and their appearance on The Tube.


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No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Article entitled "The Complete Cure Discography" written by John Aizlewood.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Picture of Robert Smith.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

In Orange movie advert and review entitled "A Cure for insomnia" written by James Brown.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Readers' letters.

No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "The Scurriest, Laziest Group In The World" written by John Aizlewood.

Duran Duran on the cover.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Small interview entitled "The wit and wisdom of Robert Smith" by Robin Smith.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

In Orange video advert.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

In Orange movie advert.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album advert and review by Chris Heath.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure double" about the release of Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Report from the South American tour entitled "Three Imaginary Weeks" written by Robert Smith. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album advert and review entitled "The perfect kiss" written by Chris Roberts. TV guide with the info about The Cure's appearance on the Montreux Golden Rose Gala.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album advert and review entitled "Two-headed monster" written by Jane Solanas.


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Record Mirror (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Yeah, I glory in being a sex symbol..." written by Betty Page. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album review by Andy Strickland. News article with The Cure.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album review entitled "Tongue Twister" written by Robin Gibson.


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Making Music (UK)


INFO

News article that Roger O'Donnell joined The Cure. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album review.


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Q (UK)


INFO

Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album review entitled "Fuzzy" written by Chris Health.


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Top (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith written by Sam Johnson. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Competition with The Cure. Reader's letter.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

UK Discography.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Charts with the picture of Robert Smith.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article about the single release of Catch.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Catch single.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Catch single advert and review by Simon Reynolds.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Catch single review. The section "Bigmouth strikes again" with Robert Smith.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Catch single review by Peter Kane.


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Q (UK)



INFO

Interview with The Cure entitled "In search of El Dorado" written by Johnny Black. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album advert.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Catch single advert and lyrics.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Screen Kiss" about short movie Eyemou.


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Biz (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "The Scruffiest Laziest Pop Group In The World" written by Chrissy Iley.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

A review of Grim Humour fanzine.

No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Lyrics to Catch.

Terence D'Arby on the cover.


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Sounds (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Impossible Dreamer" written by Robin Gibson.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Poster of The Cure.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Omnibus Press advert with The Cure.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Siouxsie & The Banshees entitled "Life In The Resurrection Shuffle" which mentions Robert Smith.

Making Music (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Miracle Cure" written by John Lewin.

Girl (UK)

INFO

Poster.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

MGP advert.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

New York show review entitled "Perfect Embrace" written by David Fricke. "Ten Rock Biographers" with Steve Sutherland at #5.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

Charts entitled "Chess" with Pornography at # 4.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure UK".


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

MGP advert promoting show in Brussels (1/11/1987). Next week on Sounds advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

MGP advert.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

New York MSG (10/8/1987) show review entitled "Curing apathy" written by Valerie Rosner. MGP advert promoting show in Brussels (1/11/1987).


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

MGP advert.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

MGP advert promoting show in Brussel (1/11/1987).

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about Simon Gallup's wedding. "Ten Smiths" with Robert Smith at #2.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

MGP advert.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

MGP advert promoting show in Brussels (1/11/1987).

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Kissing Cure" about UK tour and the release of Just Like Heaven single.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Winter Cure" about UK tour dates. UK tour advert. MGP advert.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Just Like Heaven single. UK tour advert. MGP advert promoting shows in Brussels (1/11/1987).


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Just Like Heaven single review.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Just Like Heaven single advert. MGP advert.


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No. 1 (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Man Of Thousand Faces" written by David Giles.

Terence D'Arby on the cover.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

The Cure on CD advert.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

The Cure on CD advert.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Singles review by Robert Smith. Just Like Heaven single advert and lyrics.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Singles reviewed by Simon Gallup. The Cure on CD advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "More Cure" about tour changes. UK tour advert.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article about the UK tour. Just Like Heaven single advert. Gig guide. "Chart Files" with The Cure.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

The Cure on CD advert. MGP advert promoting show in Brussels (1/11/1987).


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Small article entitled "A stout fellow". Competition with The Cure.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

UK tour advert.


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Q (UK)


INFO

The Cure on CD advert. Nocturne video review by Paul Du Noyer.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Competition.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Readers' letters.

Music Week (UK)


INFO

In Orange video advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "More kissing" about tour changes.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Bargain CDs for Xmas" about the release of Japanese Whispers on CD.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Extra time" about UK tour. Brussels (date tba) show review entitled "Lips like sugar" written by Chris Roberts. Small article about The Cure in the section "Anarchy In The U.K. - The Glory Years". UK tour dates advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled about tour changes. UK tour and Staring At The Sea (Virgin) video adverts.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of In Orange.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article about the UK tour.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Stargreen Box Office advert promoting show in London (9/12/1987).

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

UK tour live advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

UK tour advert.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of In Orange.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Stargreen Box Office advert promoting show in London (9/12/1987). Charts entitled "Alcohol" with Just Like Heaven at # 6.

Q (UK)


INFO

Interview with Tony Lawrenson entitled "On backstage cuisine" written by Adrian Deevoy which mentions The Cure. The Kissing Tour advert.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Paris show review written by Chris Heath.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Kissing To Be Clever" written by Chris Roberts. News article about the re-release of Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album. Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album advert. UK tour live advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

UK tour advert.


SCANS


Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article about the re-release of Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album. UK tour dates advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article about the re-release of Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

London show review entitled "Medicine Show" written by Paul Mathur. "87 Review" with some mentions about The Cure.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

London show review entitled "Faith Restored" written by Barbara Ellen.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

London show review by Roger Morton.


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Blue Jeans | Photo Novels (UK)


INFO

Picture of Robert Smith.

Date ??? February 1987 ???


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Jackie (UK)


INFO

Competition with The Cure.

Date ??? December 1987 - January 1988 ???


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Jackie | Pop Special (UK)


INFO

Picture of Robert Smith.

Date ??? January 1988 ???


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My Guy (UK)


INFO

Small article entitled "Alive and kicking".

Date ???


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No. 1 (UK)


INFO

The making of Why Can't I Be You? video entitled "Blimey!".

Date ???


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Patches (UK)


INFO

Picture of Robert Smith.

Date ???


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Pop And Rock Puzzles (UK)


INFO

Crossword with The Cure.

Date ??? September 1987 ???


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Just Like Heaven. Just Like Heaven single review. Small picture of Robert Smith.

Dates ???


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Catch single review. In Orange film review. Competition. Reader's letter. Posters.

Dates ???


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Smash Hits | Sticker Collection (UK)


INFO

Stickers.

Date ???

Smash Hits | Yearbook (UK)


INFO

Some mentions about The Cure.

Date ???

Sounds (UK)


INFO

"Reader's Poll 1987" with The Cure.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

Ten Imaginary Years book review entitled "Only the end of the beginning" written by Roger Holland.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Hot Hot Hot!!! single review by Ralph Traitor.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Then Imaginary Years book review.

Date ???


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Q (UK)


INFO

Article entitled "I'm with the band..." written by Paul Du Noyer which mentions The Cure.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Competition with The Cure.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Epicurean" about the release of Peel Sessions CD.


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Record Collector (UK)



INFO

Article entitled "Top 100 Rarities" written by Dave Thompson.


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Sky (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Lipstick vogue" written by Brad Balfour.

Emily Lloyd on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

"TTT The Party" with the picture of Simon Gallup. "10 One Liners" chart with The Cure at #5.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article about the book Visual Documetary.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Charts entitled "Kitchen Utensils" with Hot Hot Hot!!! at # 8.

Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Visual Cure" about the release of book A Visual Documentary.


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Record Collector (UK)


INFO

A Visual Documentary book review. Peel Session review.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Reader's letter.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

"NME's definitive A-Z of independent chart hits" with The Cure.


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Q (UK)


INFO

Interview with Siouxsie entitled "Don't Look Back" written by Tom Hibbert which mentions The Cure. In the section "Diary" is a mention about Robert Smith. Charts.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Strange Fruit promotional advert.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Trivia quiz with The Cure.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Golden Cure" about the release of Peel Sessions. News article about the release of Hot Hot Hot!!! single. Hot Hot Hot!!! single review.

Dates ???


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

"Book Of Personal Files" with Robert Smith. Hot Hot Hot!!! single review. In Orange video review by William Shaw. Calendar.

Dates ???


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

Crossword with the picture of The Cure.

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


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Q (UK)


INFO

Siouxsie & The Banshees Nocturne video review by Paul Du Noyer.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

"1988 Sounds Reader's Poll Result" with The Cure.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News about The Cure in the studio finishing their new album.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

"The Eighties - A Vinyl Documentary" with small review of Pornography album.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

"The Eighties - A Vinyl Documentary" with small review of Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article about the upcoming tour. MGP advert promoting Loreley Festival (13/5/1989). Mention about The Cure in the article "Decade reaction".


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure album and tour".


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Q (UK)


INFO

News article about the upcoming releases. Q&A with The Cure.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News about the single release of Lullaby, also there is another news about the release Siouxsie & The Banshees" live album Nocturne on CD. Lullaby single advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Ten Years In Lipstick And Powder" written by James Brown.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "The Cure back in action" about the upcoming releases.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

MGP advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Disintegration's Saving Grace" written by James Brown. Lullaby single advert and review by Guy Chadwick and Barbara Ellen. Small article entitled "The changing face of that podgy bloke in The Cure". In the section "NME Public" are two mentions about The Cure.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Lullaby single review.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "The Cure - They're Back!!!".


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Lullaby single review by Everett True. In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention about Dinosaur JR's cover version of Just Like Heaven. Reader's letter with the picture of Robert Smith. Charts with the picture of Robert Smith.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Lipstick Traces" written by John Wilde. News article entitled "The Cure Disintegrate" about the release of Disintegration album. News article about the group Shelleyan Orphan which will be supporting The Cure on tour. And another news article about Dinosaur JR which mentions their cover version of Just Like Heaven. Also there is advert promoting shows in Europe. In the section "TTT" is a mention about The Cure.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

In the section "Stone Free" is a small article about The Cure entitled "Imaginary Tracks".


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Q (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Caught in the act" written by Robert Sandall. Disintegration album review entitled "Slavish" written by Mat Snow. Siouxsie on CD advert.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Lyrics to Lullaby. Disintegration album review by Tom Doyle.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "A Momentary Collapse Of Reason" written by John Wilde. Interview with Dinosaur JR entitled "Heavenly Bodies" written by Steve Sutherland which mentions The Cure. Disintegration album review entitled "Cracking Up" written by Chris Roberts. News article entitled "The Cure confirm Prayer dates". Gig guide with the mention of Dinosaur JR's cover version of Just Like Heaven. In the section "TTT" is a mention about The Cure.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

The story of The Cure entitled "Dr Bob's Cure-All" written by Andrew Collins. Disintegration album advert and review entitled "When Love Breaks Down" written by Barbara Ellen. News article entitled "Cure tour for sure". In the section "NME Public" is a mention about Lol Tolhurst.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure tour". Disintegration album review by Andy Strickland.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Interview with Dinosaur Jr entitled "Yawn To Be Wild" written by Jack Barron which mentions The Cure. The Prayer Tour advert. Charts.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Bizarre Festival review entitled "Some Enchanted Evening..." written by Simon Williams.

Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "New Cure album over 70 minutes".

Date ???


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Lime Lizard (UK)



INFO

Article entitled "11 Imaginary Years... Spiders In A Jar" written by Stacy Prestien. Interview with Dinosaur Jr entitled "The Ugly Americans" written by Mike Levison and Steve Minnow.


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Q (UK)


INFO

Disintegration album advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Disintegration album and In Orange video reviews. The Prayer Tour advert.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Charts with the picture of Robert Smith.


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Q (UK)


INFO

In Orange video review written by Mark Cooper. Siouxsie & The Banshees on CD review entitled "Chilling" written by Mark Cooper which mentions Robert Smith. Charts. Quiz.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article about UK tour.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about tour changes. Arles (17/6/1989) show review written by Steve Lamacq. The Prayer Tour advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

The Prayer Tour advert.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Territorial Rites" written by Steve Sutherland. There are two different news articles about the release of Lovesong single.

Date for news article ???


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

The Prayer Tour advert. Stargreen Box Office advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

The Prayer Tour advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Short Leave" written by Steve Sutherland. Small article entitled "Positively the last verse of A Forest". Also there is UK tour advert and gig guide with the picture of Robert Smith.


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Sounds (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "The Final Score?" written by Keith Cameron. Paris show review entitled "Sacre Cure!" written by Keith Cameron. UK tour advert. Mention about The Cure in the article "Decade reaction".


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Glasgow (18/7/1989) show review entitled "Wig Wam Bam!" written by Kirk Elder.


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Q (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Music For Dreams. The Prayer Tour advert.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "We're Very Hot On The Table Tennis!" written by Alex Kadis.

Date ???


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Lovesong single.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Lovesong single review written by Everett True. Charts with the picture of Robert Smith. Reader's letter.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

There is small mention about The Cure in the news article about the group Die Warzau. In the section "Talk Talk" is a mention that The Cure are on tour in America.

Sounds (UK)



INFO

Article entitled "The Lost Decade" written by Robin Gibson with the mention about The Cure. And another mention in the article "Decade Reaction".


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Toronto (28/8/1989) show review by Karen Bliss. Small article entitled "Whatever happened to Lol Tolhurst?".


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

The Cure: Songwords book review.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Smith out on his own?".


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Spiral Scratch (UK)



INFO

Article. Leo Posters adverts.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

Charts with the picture of The Cure. And another one with the picture of Robert Smith.

Date ???

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

There are two different The Prayer Tour adverts.

Dates ???


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Melody Maker | Bands of the Eighties (UK)


INFO

Special issue with The Cure.

Date ???

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure, Minds album tracks finalised". News article about the release of Lovesong. Gig guide. Prayer Tour advert.

Dates ???


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News articles entitled "Bye bye baby", "Total Disintegration", "Love it", "Love Cure", "Cure to split?" and many more. Disintegration album review by Andy Strickland. Lullaby and Lovesong single reviews. Glasgow show review by Roddy Thompson and readers letter reaction. Charts. Pictures of The Cure. Review of 1989 entitled "Remember "89" with The Cure.

Date ???


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Sky (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "The art of falling apart" written by Simon Witter. 4 pages

Date ??? June 1989 !!! Uma Thurman on the cover.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Lyrics to Lovesong. Posters of Robert Smith.

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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

Small article entitled "Yanks with taste shock!" written by Huck Thin. Lovesong single advert. The Prayer Tour adverts. MGP advert. Two pictures of Robert Smith. Gig guide.

Dates ??? NME, MM or Sounds ???

Record Collector (UK)


INFO

Article entitled "Punk - The Indie Explosion" written by Clinton Heylin.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure single" about the release of Pictures Of You.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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TBA


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New Musical Express (UK)


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TBA


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New Musical Express (UK)


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TBA


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Interview with Marc Almond entitled "Glitter Out Of The Gutter" written by Ted Mico which mentions The Cure.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Reader's letter.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Reader's letter.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Pictures Of You single. Pictures Of You single advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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TBA


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Pictures Of You single advert and review by Everett True. Interview with Billy Mackenzie entitled "Only The Lonely" written by Steve Sutherland which mentions The Cure.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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TBA


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article about the release of Pictures Of You single. Competition with The Cure. In the section Talk Talk there is a mention about Eden Gallup.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Pictures Of You single advert.


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Q (UK)


INFO

News about the upcoming releases.


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Q | Photograpic Suplement (UK)


INFO

Poster of Robert Smith.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

TBA


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

TBA


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of limited edition of Disintegration album. Reader's letter.


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Q (UK)


INFO

Article "Robert Plant's Record Collection" written by Mat Snow which mentions The Cure. News article about the upcoming releases.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Summer dates for The Cure" about festival tour.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Entreat album advert. Glastonbury Festival advert - with no Cure.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure confirm Glastonbury appearance". Entreat album review entitled "Back to the pit" written by Steve Sutherland. Reader's letter.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "10.15 Saturday Night" about The Cure appearance at Glastonbury Festival. In the section "Thrills" is a mention about Robert Smith. London Calling Music advert.


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News article about their appearance at Glastonbury Festival.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "The Cure come out of retirement".


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Entreat album review by Simon Williams. Glastonbury Festival advert. London Calling Music advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Killer bill for G-bury". Glastonbury Festival advert. "Material World" with Lydia Lunch mentioning The Cure. In the section "NME Public" is a mention about The Cure.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Glastonbury Festival advert. London Calling Music advert.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Entreat album review by Sam King. MGP and Intaland adverts promoting Rock Torhout and Werchter (7-8/7/1990) festivals.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

London Calling Music advert.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Small mention about The Cure in the section "Sound Off!". Gig guide. MGP and Intaland adverts promoting Rock Torhout and Werchter (7-8/7/1990) festivals.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Ostend Rock Festival (7/7/1990) and Torhout Festival (date tba) live adverts. Next week in Melody Maker.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Mission, Cure in Common cause". Also there is another news article entitled "NME loitering within tent". London Calling Music advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "A Midsummer Night's Dream" written by Steve Sutherland.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Glastonbury Festival special with The Cure. The Cure's discography. News article entitled "Day Of Conscience pricked by Stuffie". And another news article entitled "Go fest!". The Group Travel advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure and Eves for Crystal Palace Bowl". The Travel Group advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


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Glastonbury Festival review entitled "Show Muddy-Muddy" written by Jack Barron. The Group Travel advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure go to the palace".

Date ???


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News articles entitled "Cure for Crystal Palace" and "Biggest crowd ever at Glastonbury 90". Glastonbury Festival review entitled "Mudchester". MGP and The Group Travel adverts.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Glastonbury Festival review written by Ian Gittins, Steve Sutherland and Ben Stud. Another article about Glastonbury Festival entitled "Glastonbury Chaos". Crystal Palace Bowl (11/8/1990) live advert. In the section "TTT" is a mention about The Cure. Reader's letter.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Glastonbury Festival review entitled "A Midsummer Night's Scream" written by Andrew Collins. Crystal Palace show advert. In the section "NME Public" is a mention about The Cure. The Group Travel advert.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Crystal Palace (11/8/1990) show advert. Gig guide. The Group Travel advert promoting Rock Torhout festival (7-8/7/1990).


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "New Cure single" about the release of Never Enough. In the section Talk Talk there is a mention about The Cure's performance at Glastonbury Festival. Reader's letter.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "The Oakenfold Cure" and another news article about Non-Fiction releases. Reader's letter.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

All Concerts advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about The Cure's appearance at Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace show advert.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Never Enough single. Another news article entitled "Lush play Palace". Crystal Palace (11/8/1990) show advert. Article entitled "Decade Reaction" with mention about The Cure. All Concerts advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Reader's letter.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Remix LP for The Cure". Article entitled "Decade Reaction" with mention about The Cure. Gig guide.


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Q (UK)



INFO

Glastonbury Festival review entitled "And on the third day..." written by Chris Health. News article about the upcoming releases.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Gig guide.

Melody Maker (UK)


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Gig guide with the picture of Robert Smith.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about The Cure's appearance at Crystal Palace. Crystal Palace show advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Crystal Palace show review entitled "Bowled Over" written by Andrew Mueller.

Sounds (UK)


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Crystal Palace (11/8/1990) show review entitled "Bob's Full House" written by Sam King.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about the release of Never Enough single. Crystal Palace show review entitled "Curiouser And Curiouser" written by Barbara Ellen. In the section "NME Public" is a mention about The Cure.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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Crystal Palace show review by Claire Coakley.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article.


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Q (UK)



INFO

Article entitled "It's you, isn't it?" with mention about The Cure. Blue Sunshine album review by Graeme Kay.


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Record Collector (UK)


INFO

Article entitled "Collectable Indie Singles" written by John Reed.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

The Glove's Blue Sunshine album review entitled "High times" written by Steve Sutherland. Reader's letter.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Pornography on the airwaves?". The Glove's Blue Sunshine album review by Jerry Smith.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure 94.8".


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Radio free Cure". Reader's letter.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Article entitled "Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me FM" written by Jerry Smith. News article entitled "Cure, Mondays on Elektra tribute" about the upcoming releases. In the section "Fred Fact" is a mention about the Rubaiyat compilation album. Never Enough single advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Never Enough single advert and review by Paul Lester. Interview with William Orbit entitled "Bass-O-Matic" written by Andrew Smith which mentions The Cure.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Never Enough single advert and review by Mary Anne Hobbs.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure picture CD" about the release of limited edition of Never Enough single. Never Enough single promotional advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about Never Enough single release. In the section "Fred Fact" is a mention about The Cure.


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Q | Photograpic Suplement (UK)


INFO

Poster with The Cure.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure FM: Back on the air".


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cap'n Bobs's Pirate Show Back Afloat".


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section Talk Talk there is a mention about The Cure's remake of Close To Me video and small article entitled "Tad bitten on the leg" about Robert Smith's donation of his blood at a transfusion centre.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

In the section "NME Public" is a mention about The Cure.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure get close again" about the release of Close To Me (remix) single. Rubaiyat compilation album review entitled "Birthday Blues" written by Simon Reynolds. Close To Me (remix) single advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Stars in their eyes!" about Rubaiyat compilation album. Also there is another news article about Close To Me (remix) single release. Close To Me (remix) single advert and review by Roger Morton. Rubaiyat compilation advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Close To Me (remix) single review.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Paint Your Bandwagon" written by Roger Morton. Rubaiyat compilation album advert and review by David Quantick. In the section "Thrills" is a mention about The Cure.


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Q (UK)


INFO

News story entitled "...and anyone else who knows me" written by Giles Smith. Rubaiyat compilation album review entitled "Left-field" written by Mat Snow.

Paul McCartney on the cover.


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Vox (UK)


INFO

News story entitled "Cure FM: Broadcast Booze!" written by Jerry Smith.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure mix up out!" about the release of Mixed Up album. Mixed Up album review entitled "Revolt Into Style" written by Push. Rubaiyat compilation album review by John Wilde. Bitting tongues with Robert Smith.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Money spinners" about Paul Oakenfold's remixes. "Big mouth" with Robert Smith.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Robert's remixes arrive at last".


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section Talk Talk there is a mention about The Cure's graffiti at the monument outside Buckingham Palace and other small one about Robert Smith. Vox magazine advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Mixed Up album advert and review entitled "Remixed Blessing" written by Steve Lamacq. Vox magazine adverts. In the section "NME Public" is a mention about The Cure.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Mixed Up album review entitled "For A Few Bob More" written by Paul Mardles.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Lyrics to Close To Me.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Vox magazine advert.


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Sounds (UK)



INFO

Articles entitled "Kiss 'n Make Up" and "The Cure Family Tree" written by Sam King and other small one entitled "Robert Smith says..." written by Andy Peart. Poster of Robert Smith.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section Talk Talk there is a mention about The Cure's pirate radio.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Reader's letter.


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Sounds (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "The Crimson Scorcher" written by Ethlie Ann Vare.


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Q (UK)


INFO

Mixed Up album advert and review entitled "Seismic" written by Paul Davies. Rubaiyat compilation album advert.


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Select (UK)


INFO

Mixed Up album review entitled "The knave of clubs" written by Glyn Brown.

Dave Gahan on the cover.


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Vox (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Mixed-Up Kid" written by Betty Page. Robert Smith talking about Mixed Up album in the article entitled "Across The Track". T-Shirts advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

"Big Mouth" with Robert Smith. Reader's letter.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with William Orbit entitled "Bass-O-Matic" written by David Stubbs which mentions The Cure. Reader's letter.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Interview with The Mission entitled "Chunder Achievers" written by Roger Morton which mentions The Cure. Reader's letter.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about Presence.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Small articles.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Quotes with Robert Smith.


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Bop City (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith and Glastonbury Festival review entitled "Three days without a ....".

Date ???


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Max (UK)



INFO

Article entitled "Bob's Full House".

Date ???


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

"Review of 1990" with The Cure. News article entitled "Cure, Mondays & Ozzy headline Wembley concert series". Small article entitled "A suitable case for entreatment". News article entitled "Elektra glide in blue" about Rubaiyat compilation album.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

"TTT" with Robert Smith.

Date ???

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Picture of Robert Smith.

Date ???


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Record Mirror (UK)


INFO

News articles entitled "Cure date", "Home Cured Radio Ham!" and many more. Mixed Up album review by Peter Stanton. Pictures Of You, Never Enough and Close To Me (remix) single reviews. Let's Go To Bed (remix) review. Never Enough and Close To Me (remix) single adverts. Competition with The Glove. Charts with The Cure.

Date ???


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Select (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "The best no-show excuse yet?" about cancelled festival appearance in Estonia. Small article about Rubaiyat compilation. Picture of The Cure.

Dates ???


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

Lyrics to Never Enough. Lyrics to Pictures Of You. Close To Me single review. Mixed Up album review by Matt Wallis. Poster of Robert Smith.

Date ???


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Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

News articles entitled "Cure sell out" about the Crystal Palace show, "New Cure single" about the release of Never Enough and "Cure remix LP" about the release of Mixed Up. More news articles about Rubaiyat compilation album and Pictures Of You single. Leysin Festival review entitled "Rocky mountain blues" written by Push and another live review of The Cure's appearance at Glastonbury Festival. Pictures Of You single review. Pictures of The Cure. Cartoon.

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

Q (UK)


INFO

News about the upcoming releases.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "The Brits blitz". The Great British Music Weekend advert. Pick of the year with Simon Gallup. Also there is mention from Pale Saints. 1990 Readers" Poll with The Cure.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about The Great British Music Weekend. The Great British Music Weekend advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section Talk Talk there is a mention about Robert Smith. Also in the section Stone Free is a mention about Presence.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

The Great British Music Weekend advert.


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Sounds (UK)



INFO

Polls Winners with The Cure. Competition with The Cure. The Great British Music Weekend advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Convoy rumpus halts Glasto "91". The Great British Music Weekend advert. Gig guide with the picture of The Cure. Tickets adverts.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

The Great British Music Weekend review entitled "The Best Of British?" written by Jonathan King.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

The Great British Music Weekend review entitled "Young Guns Go For Brit!" written by Andrew Collins. Also there is Town & Country Club 2 secret show review by Dele Fadele. In the section "NME Public" is a mention about The Cure.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

The Great British Music Weekend review entitled "King for three days" written by Paul Mardles. Secret gig (17/1/1991) review by Robin Gibson.


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Vox (UK)


INFO

Mixed Up album review. Picture of The Cure.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Article entitled "The Brits" written by Mat Smith. Presence In Wonder single advert. Reader's letter.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Interview with Gary Biddles and Lol Tolhurst entitled "Cure Genius" written by Roger Morton. In the section "Fred Fact" is a mention about The Cure. And in the section "Thrills" is a small article entitled "The secret diary of Robert Smith, aged 40 waist".


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Brits Bust-Up". The Brits 1991 advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Article entitled "Brits on the piss!" with the mention about The Cure. The Brits 1991 advert. Presence In Wonder single advert and review by Stephen Dalton.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about Presence. Lime Lizard advert.


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Lime Lizard (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith written by Ken and Britt Collins.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

In the section "NME Public" is a mention about Presence.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Presence imperfect".


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure's live LP: official release" about the live album Entreat.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Entreat album. Entreat album advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Entreat album advert and review entitled "Trick or entreat" written by Andrew Mueller.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Best ever Reading show" with the small mention about The Cure. Entreat album and Happy Daze v2 compilation album adverts.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

Entreat album review entitled "Time To Kill" written by Tim Peacock.


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Lime Lizard (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith written by Ken and Britt Collins. Entreat album and Happy Daze v2 compilation album advert. Reader's letter.


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Q (UK)


INFO

Town & Country Club 2 show review entitled "Intimate" written by John Aizlewood.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Competition with The Cure. Charts with the picture of The Cure.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Some dates for your diary" with the mention about The Cure. Entreat album review by David Quantick. Happy Daze V2 compilation album review by John Mulvey.


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Sounds (UK)


INFO

TV guide.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section Talk Talk there is a mention about the fans petition from Australia and New Zealand.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

"Big mouth" with Robert Smith.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

"This Was Then" with the mention about Robert Smith.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Small article entitled "Crap things fans do: No. 1". Article entitled "Styx And Stones" with mention about The Cure. T-shirts advert.


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Q (UK)


INFO

News about Presence. Entreat album review by Martin Aston.


SCANS


Vox (UK)


INFO

Entreat album advert.


SCANS


New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about Presence. Presence Camden show advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article about Lol Tohurst's new band Presence.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article about Presence UK tour.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with The Mission entitled "Remembrance Of Things Pastoral" written by Ann Scanlon which mentions The Cure. Presence London show review by Michael Bonner. Also there is Presence All I See single advert. In the section Talk Talk there is an article entitled "C*** of the week".


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Presence All I See single review.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Presence All I See single advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

In the section Talk Talk there is a mention about Robert Smith. Presence Marquee (19/6/1991) live advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Presence Marquee show advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Robert Smith and Tim Pope entitled "Visionary Chic" written by Steve Sutherland. Two Presence Marquee (19/6/1991) live adverts.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Picture Show video review entitled "Tim Pope must direct!" written by Iestyn George. Presence Marquee show advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

In the section "NME Public" is a mention about Presence.


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Record Collector (UK)


INFO

Reader's letter.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Presence The Venue (20/7/1991) live advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Presence The Venue show advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Picture Show promotional advert. Presence The Venue (20/7/1991) live advert. Reader's letter.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Picture Show video advert. Presence The Venue show advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Comics with The Cure. Presence The Venue show advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Reader's letter.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Omnibus Press advert.


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Q (UK)


INFO

Picture Show video review by John Aizlewood.


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Select (UK)



INFO

Interview with Robert Smith entitled "I'm getting one of my headaches" written by Chris Heath. Competition "Cure vids!". T-shirts advert.


SCANS


Vox (UK)


INFO

Picture Show video advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure CD box sets" about upcoming releases of Assemblage and Mixed Up.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

"Big mouth" with Damon of Blur talking about Robert Smith.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about Assemblage and Mixed Up box sets.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with Sisters Of Mercy which mentions The Cure.

Record Collector (UK)


INFO

Picture of The Cure.

Led Zeppelin on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Assemblage box set review entitled "First Aid Kit" written by Andrew Mueller.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Absolution compilation advert.

Select (UK)


INFO

Picture of Robert Smith.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Reader's letter.

Vox (UK)


INFO

Picture of Robert Smith.

Erasure on the cover.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure video" about the release of Play Out.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Carry on screening!" about the release of Play Out video. Also there is another news article.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about the Play Out on US TV. Reader's letter.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Presence Camden Electric Ballroom (28/11/1991) live advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about Presence. Play Out video advert and review by Steve Lamacq. Presence Camden show advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

Article entitled "Ghoul's Out" written by Andrew Collins with mention about The Cure.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Next week in Melody Maker advert with The Cure.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Small article entitled "The Best of Brit-ish". And another entitled "Brits hit the fans".


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Select (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Pulling the plug on The Cure". Great British Music Weekend review entitled "Live and direct special" written by Andrew Harrison and Chris Marlowe. Entreat album review by Lucy O'Brien. Assemblage and Mixed Up box sets review by Mike Barnes. Picture Show video review by Nick Griffits. Competition "The Cure CD boxed sets!". A Complete Cure advert. Picture of Robert Smith.

Dates ???


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

News article.

Date ???


SCANS


Unknown Magazine (UK)


INFO

News articles about the release of Entreat album and Lol Tolhurst's new band Presence. "Review of 1991" with The Cure. Picture of The Cure.

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

Vox (UK)


INFO

Picture Show video review entitled "High Priest Of Pope" written by Stephen Dalton. A Complete Cure advert. Reader's letter.

Dates ???


SCANS


Q (UK)


INFO

Play Out video review by Sue Elliott.

Select (UK)


INFO

Play Out video advert.


SCANS


Vox (UK)


INFO

Play Out video advert.


SCANS


Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Readers' poll with The Cure.

New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about the upcoming release.

Date ???

Select (UK)


INFO

T-shirts advert.


SCANS


Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Presence Act Of Faith single promotional advert.


SCANS


Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Presence Act Of Faith single promotional advert.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "The Cure get High". Johnny Hates Jazz Tall Stories album review by Jon Selzer with mention about Phil Thornalley.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about the release of Wish album.


SCANS


Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with The Cure entitled "Pictures Of Youth" written by The Stud Brothers.

Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

Interview with The Cure entitled "Japanese Whispers" written by The Stud Brothers. News article about the release of High single. High single promotional advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

High single advert.


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Smash Hits (UK)


INFO

High single advert. Lyrics to High.


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Melody Maker (UK)


INFO

News article entitled "Cure club tour". High single review by Caren Myers. Also there is High single promotional advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


INFO

News article about the UK tour.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure answer fans" wishes" about the release of High single.

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Interview with Robert Smith written by Philip Milo.


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Select (UK)


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "My little phony" written by John Robb.

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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article about the release of High single.


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Spiral Scratch (UK)



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Article written by Rachel Doran.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Wish album advert and review entitled "Cure As F***" written by Andrew Smith. News article entitled "Cure At The Castle For Oxfam". "Biting Tongues" with Robert Smith.

New Musical Express (UK)


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Interview with The Cure entitled "The Mansion Family" written by Andrew Collins. Wish album review entitled "Bats' Entertainment!" written by David Quantick. News article about Wish preview parties and other small news article which mentions release of Wish album. In the section "NME Public" is a mention about Robert Smith.


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New Musical Express | Norwich Sound City (UK)


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Wish album advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Competition with The Cure.


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Q (UK)


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Interview with The Cure entitled "Robert, do you still collect pens, please?" written by Miranda Sawyer. Wish album advert and review entitled "Rowdy" written by Robert Sandall.

Select (UK)


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News article about the trip on the QE2. Wish album review by Dave Morrison.


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Vox (UK)



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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Home On The Strange" written by Martin Townsend. Wish album review entitled "Sunny Side Up" written by Keith Cameron. Also this issue featured free tape Radio Daze with The Cure.


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Record Mirror (UK)


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Article entitled "Limited Editions" written by Dave Thompson.

Melody Maker (UK)


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Wish Tour report entitled "Wish You Were Here" written by Andrew Mueller. News article entitled "Cure - beware of forgeries" about problems with the tickets to London show. "Bitting tongue's" with Robert Smith. Gig guide. In the section "TTT" is a mention about The Cure. Another mention in "Letter From Miami" written by Paul Lester. Gig Guide.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Bradford show review entitled "The Head On The Tandoori" written by Betty Page. News article entitled "Cure fans face fakes". Also there is another news article entitled "Stars rally for XFM" which mentions The Cure. And another about Wish listening parties. Friday I'm In Love single advert. NME advert with picture of Robert Smith. Charts. Gig guide.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure tour disrupted".


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Smash Hits (UK)


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Lyrics to Friday I'm In Love.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Friday I'm In Love single review.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "The Cure Bite The Big Apple" written by David Fricke. Charts with the picture of The Cure.

New Musical Express (UK)


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Friday I'm In Love single advert.

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Rock World (UK)


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Wish You Were Here" written by David Judgement.

U2 on the cover.


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Vox (UK)


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Wish album advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure at the castle" about the upcoming show at Eastnor Castle.


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Daily Mirror (UK)


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Why I want to play for England" written by Rick Sky.

New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Oxfam attempt Cure remedy".


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure for the academy?" about cancelled show at Eastnor Castle.

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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Bob cops a shiner". Dallas show review entitled "Cowboys & Indie Fans" written by Andrew Collins. A Letter To Elise single review. In the section "NME Public" is a mention about The Cure.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Eastnor Castle (5/9/1992) show advert.

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Q (UK)


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News article entitled "Aerophobes The Cure step thankfully ashore from the QE2 in New York". "Q Recommended" with The Cure's album Wish.

Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure refunds soon" about cancelled show at Eastnor Castle.


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Smash Hits (UK)


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News article entitled "Spot The Difference!".


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Melody Maker (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure's castle show - Why it went wrong" about cancelled show at Eastnor Castle.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure charity gig back on".


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Cure's Olympic games" about the UK tour.

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Q (UK)


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Article entitled "Tears Are Not Enough" written by Luke Clancy which mentions Tim Pope and The Cure. Creem magazine advert. "Q Recommended" with The Cure's album Wish.

Vox (UK)


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Success, Corruption & Lies book review entitled "Hot! Hot! Hot! Not! Not! Not!" written by Steve Malins.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Wish Tour advert.

New Musical Express (UK)


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Wish Tour advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Article entitled "Hope springs paternal" written by Michael Bonner which mentions The Cure.

Q (UK)


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Success, Corruption & Lies book review by Martin Aston. Small article entitled "Reading headliners / selected highlights" with The Cure.

Select (UK)


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News article entitled "Four Cure tour venues" about the UK tour.


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Vox (UK)


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Wish Tour advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Friday I'm In... Chicago" written by Andrew Mueller. UK Wish tour promotional advert.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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UK Wish tour promotional advert.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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A Letter To Elise single advert. NME cards.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Bigger dose of Cure" about the release of A Letter To Elise.

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Q (UK)


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Wish Tour advert. Gig guide.

New Musical Express (UK)


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A Letter To Elise single advert.


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Smash Hits (UK)


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Lyrics to A Letter To Elise.


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Melody Maker (UK)


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UK Wish tour promotional advert.


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Q (UK)


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Wish Tour advert. Select magazine advert with free tape Maximum Bliss with The Cure.

Vox (UK)


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Making Up The Cure" written by Shaun Phillips.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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News article entitled "Gallup home for The Cure".


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Birmingham show review entitled "Backcomb to the future" written by Keith Cameron. Wish Tour advert.


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Indiecator (UK)



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Interview with The Cure entitled "Curiosuer And Curiosuer!" written by Michael Nigro. Also there is Rock-It! T-shirts advert.


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Q (UK)


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News article about rumoured split of the band. Gig guide.

Record Hunter (UK)



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Interview with Siouxsie entitled "Runaround Sioux" written by Steve Malins.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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Interview with David Baddiel entitled "Baddiel Of The Bands" written by Ian McCann mentioning Robert Smith.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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"Material World" with Carter USM which mentions The Cure.

Melody Maker (UK)


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Interview with Robert Smith entitled "Wishing Impossible Things" written by Simon Reynolds. Small article entitled "Bob's full house". "Review of 1992" and "Quotes of the year" with many mentions about The Cure. Also there is an interview with Curve mentioning The Cure. Readers poll.


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New Musical Express (UK)


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"Review of 1992" with many mentions about The Cure. Competition with The Cure. Xfm advert.


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