The Cure

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The Cure

The Cure live in Singapore, August 1st, 2007
The Cure live in Singapore, August 1st, 2007
General information
origin Crawley , West Sussex , England
Genre (s) Post-Punk (1978–1980)
Dark Wave , Gothic Rock (1981–1983)
New Wave (1984–1988)
Dark Wave (1989–1990)
Rock , Pop , Alternative Rock (since 1991)
founding 1976 as Malice
1977 as Easy Cure
1978 as The Cure
Founding members
Vocals , guitar , keyboard (studio)
Robert James Smith
Michael Dempsey (until 1979)
Guitar, keyboard (until 1992)
Paul "Porl" Stephen Thompson (until 1978, 1984–1993, 2005–2009)
Drums (until 1982) , keyboard (from 1982)
Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst (until 1989, 2011)
Current occupation
Vocals, guitar
Robert James Smith
Bass, keyboard (1982, 1989, 1992)
Simon Gallup (1979–1982, since 1985)
Roger O'Donnell (1987–1990, 1995–2005, since 2011)
Drums, percussion
Jason Cooper (since 1995)
Reeves Gabrels (since 2012)
former members
Mathieu Hartley (1979–1980)
Drums, percussion
Andy Anderson († 2019) (1983–1984)
Phil Thornalley (1983-1984)
Drums, percussion
Boris Williams (1985-1994)
Guitar, keyboard, bass
Perry Bamonte (1990-2005)

The Cure is a British Pop - / rock - / Wave / - Gothic band in 1976 in southern England Crawley as Malice was founded. After some members left, the band renamed itself to Easy Cure in 1977 and finally to The Cure in 1978. Since then, Robert Smith, who, with his teased hair and made-up face, became the group's figure of identification, has acted as band leader, composer and singer. He is also the only permanent member.

The band is considered to be pioneering in the Gothic Rock genre , but has always resisted such classifications.

Band history

Foundation and early years

In 1976, at the age of 17, Robert Smith and his classmates Michael Dempsey (bass), Lol Tolhurst (drums) and Porl Thompson (guitar) of St. Wilfrid's Catholic Comprehensive School in Crawley, Sussex , formed the band Malice, with which he initially only played guitar. In 1977 the band played as Easy Cure for the record company Hansa Records and received a contract to record a single, which never appeared. In 1978 Porl Thompson separated from the band due to artistic differences. The band renamed themselves The Cure and signed a contract with the newly founded label Fiction Records. The first single, Killing an Arab , was released in December on the small indie label Small Wonder and was reissued in 1979 by Fiction Records. Even if the band was exposed to strong hostility due to the title, the piece has no xenophobic reference, but was created after reading Der Fremde by existentialist Albert Camus . The single (B-side: 10:15 Saturday Night ) was named single of the week by the music magazine New Musical Express (NME) and made BBC DJ John Peel aware of the band.

In 1979 The Cure released their first album Three Imaginary Boys , which is stylistically between the punk of the 1970s and the New Wave of the 1980s. This album reached number 44 on the UK charts after its release and received good reviews in English music magazines. The Melody Maker titled his review entitled The 80's start here . The band themselves were not happy with the album as they had relatively little control over the composition of the songs and the artwork. The album features the cover version of the Jimi Hendrix piece Foxy Lady , which was actually only recorded as a sound check. On Three Imaginary Boys followed as individual publications, the Singles Boys Do not Cry and Jumping Someone Else's Train . In addition, the single I'm a Cult Hero of the side project Cult Hero was released with Frank Bell as the singer. Boys Don't Cry was a minor hit in the US, so in early 1980 Fiction Records released the album Boys Don't Cry in the US , which is a re-release of Three Imaginary Boys with a slightly different tracklist and different artwork. The aforementioned singles can be found on the album, as well as World War , a song that Robert Smith later described as the terrible piece of rubbish . The song Object did not appear on the tracklist - perhaps because it was "politically incorrect"!

For the next album Robert Smith had plans that met with resistance from bassist Dempsey, whereupon he switched to the Associates , who were on tour with the same label and with The Cure. Simon Gallup on bass and Mathieu Hartley on keyboard came as new members to the band. In early 1980 the album Seventeen Seconds was released . It was more successful than Three Imaginary Boys and reached number 20 in the English charts. The single A Forest rose to number 31 in the single charts and was later expanded again and again compared to the studio version and enriched with improvisations. Live singer Smith started using lipstick, which from then on became his trademark. Smith also helped out with the band Siouxsie and the Banshees as a guitarist.

In 1981 the third album Faith was released . The keyboardist Hartley had since left the band. Death and faith were recurring themes of the work, according to Smith it was deaths in his vicinity that led to the depressive mood of the album. The single Primary was a poppy, driving song about innocence and getting older. Since that time a sechssaitiger coined Fender - Bass ( Fender VI , one by one octave down tuned guitar) many pieces of The Cure. The cassette version of Faith contained the 23-minute instrumental soundtrack Carnage Visors on the B-side , which was officially re-released in 2005.

In 1982 the Gothic album Pornography was released . The depressive mood was particularly made clear by the first line of the first song One Hundred Years : "It doesn't matter if we all die" . Adam Sweeting, journalist for Melody Maker magazine , described the music of Pornography with the words "It's downhill all the way into ever-darkening shadows ..." . The ongoing drug abuse and the exhausting tour life finally took their toll: There was an argument. Simon Gallup left the band and formed the group Cry, which later became Fools Dance . In 1985 an EP of the same name was released under this name, stylistically based on the early The Cure works.

From 1983 to 1987 - the turn to pop

During this time, the sound of The Cure changed: Singles such as Let's Go to Bed , The Walk and the jazzy The Lovecats appeared , all of which were released together on the album Japanese Whispers . This compilation sold extremely well, over 60,000 copies in the UK alone. With number 181 on the Billboard charts, The Cure was also able to achieve its first notable success in the USA. Smith originally did not want to release these singles under the name The Cure because he was of the opinion that they had nothing to do with The Cure: "They are just singles and not an album". The long-term collaboration between the band and director Tim Pope begins with the video for Let's Go to Bed . While Smith devoted himself to his project The Glove and Siouxsie and the Banshees, the only remaining member of The Cure Lol Tolhurst produced the first two singles and the debut album of the English band And Also the Trees .

In 1984 the album The Top followed (Robert Smith: vocals and instruments; Laurence Tolhurst: other instruments; Andy Anderson : drums and percussion; Porl Thompson: saxophone (on Give Me It )). Phil Thornally did not, as is sometimes claimed, play bass on The Top ; he was employed as a sound engineer for the group Duran Duran during the recording of this album. The Top experimented with a range of stylistic devices such as Arabic-influenced melodies, psychedelic sounds and marching rhythms. The live album The Cure - Live in Concert (with Phil Thornally on bass) was also released in 1984 . As before with Faith , the cassette version is considerably longer than the LP or CD and contains ten additional demo and live recordings under the title Curiosity , which were only published here and in 2005 partly on the so-called deluxe editions of Three Imaginary Boys , Seventeen Seconds , Faith and Pornography appeared.

Again the line-up changed - the result was the constellation Smith, Porl Thompson (guitar), Gallup (back on bass), Boris Williams (drums, formerly Mungo Jerry ) and Tolhurst (keyboards). In 1985 they released the album The Head on the Door , which they released with the singles Inbetween Days and Close to Me . Following these quite successful releases, the band went on a concert tour through North America and Europe with the Beach Party Tour . The conclusion was a concert in the theater of Orange in southern France in August 1986 . It was released as a concert film the following year.

The next album, Standing on a Beach (CD title: Staring at the Sea ) contains all of the singles released up to then. The cassette version (The Unavailable B-Sides) , which has been expanded by twelve tracks, contains all the associated B-sides this time. A remixed version of Boys Don't Cry and Charlotte Sometimes and Let's Go to Bed were released for the second time as associated singles . A video compilation of the singles released from 1978 to 1986 was also released under the name Staring at the Sea . This first real best of release was internationally successful. The album reached number 48 in the US charts and has sold over 2,000,000 copies in the US to date. The various editions of the compilation also sold hundreds of thousands in Australia, France and Germany.

In 1987 keyboardist Roger O'Donnell joined the band, and The Cure released the double album Kiss me, Kiss me, Kiss me . It includes the guitar-heavy opener The Kiss (Smith: "One of the horrible songs I was always looking for for pornography ."), The ballad-like How Beautiful You Are , the saxophone-driven Icing Sugar , the funky Hot Hot Hot !! ! and the pop single Just Like Heaven .

From 1988 to 1999 - career peak and consolidation

In 1988 Smith married his longtime girlfriend, Mary Poole.

In 1989 the album Disintegration came out. The album reached number 3 on the British album charts and represents a return to the mood of the early albums Faith and Pornography . The singles Pictures of You , Lullaby , Lovesong and the driving Fascination Street achieved similar successes. Lovesong , actually intended as a wedding present for Smith's wife, even became her biggest hit in the US with number 2 in the US singles charts. However, both Tolhurst and O'Donnell later left the band. Long-time roadie Perry Bamonte came to the keyboard for this. Later, the initially limited and charitable live album Entreat was released , recorded in the Wembley Arena. It was made on the The Prayer tour for the album Disintegration . With sold out stadium concerts in front of tens of thousands of fans in the USA and Canada, etc. a. with the Pixies as support act, the group reached the high point of their career so far. However, Smith is said to have seriously toyed with the idea of ​​not performing live with his band again after this tour.

In 1990 Mixed Up was released , a double album with remixes of various Cure singles and a new single, Never Enough . In addition, the band performed two open-air concerts in Dresden and Leipzig as one of the first international bands in the GDR after the fall of the Berlin Wall .

A year later the band released the Wish album. Under the influence of young noise bands like Ride , it was more rock than Disintegration ; The spectrum ranges from the guitar-heavy opener Open , via pop singles as high and the aggressive cut to the ballad To Wish Impossible Things . The summer hit Friday I'm in Love is the band's best-selling single to this day. The Cure invited young indie band Cranes to support the entire tour. In the following years the two groups worked together repeatedly. The Wish tour documented the live albums Show and Paris , the latter mainly containing rarely played songs from the pre-1983 era. Under the title Show , The Cure brought out a concert film similar to the 1986 In Orange , which initially toured worldwide through selected arthouse cinemas and then appeared on video. The recordings were made while the band was performing at the Palace of Auburn Hills near Detroit . a. into the Rose Bowl Stadium in Pasadena . In 1994 the band took part with the piece "Burn" on the soundtrack to the comic book adaptation The Crow .

After that, the band got quieter for a while. Williams and Thompson left, leaving a void. Thompson first played as a guitarist for Page & Plant '. For Thompson, Bamonte switched to the guitars, Roger O'Donnell returned to the keyboards and a new drummer was wanted by advertisement.

This can be seen on the next album Wild Mood Swings : the different songs were recorded with different drummers. Ultimately, the band chose the young Jason Cooper. For the first time, The Cure used real strings on various songs, which resulted in some pieces having a rather untypical sound for them. The selection of the first single, The 13th , a piece with salsa elements, was widely and in part viewed as an unfortunate one by Robert Smith himself.

In 1997 the compilation Galore was released, on which all singles from 1987 to 1997 are included. The only new track on it is Wrong Number, reminiscent of Never Enough . In addition, the video Galore - The Videos was released, on which all clips to the singles can be seen. For the tribute album For the Masses , the band also covered the song World in My Eyes by Depeche Mode in 1998 .

2000 - 2009 - a new start

In 2000 the band released a new studio album called Bloodflowers , which featured more acoustic guitars . For the first time, no singles were released for this album, nor were video clips produced.

In late 2001, The Cure ended their record deal with Fiction / Polydor with the release of Greatest Hits . According to Smith, the record represented a compromise because sooner or later the record company would have released a compilation of their greatest hits without the band's consent. Since the band was still under contract, they at least had a say in this way. She financed the bonus CD, which contains acoustic versions of the hits, herself in order to offer fans added value.

In November 2002 The Cure gave three Trilogy concerts - one in Brussels and two in Berlin. On all three evenings, the band played the albums Pornography (1982), Disintegration (1989) and Bloodflowers (2000) in full length and in chronological order, each interrupted by 20-minute breaks. The band mostly used the instruments that were used to play the original recordings. On the last Trilogy evening in Berlin, the band only left the stage after four and a half hours. This appearance is documented on the double DVD Trilogy , released in June 2003 , which contains a compilation of the Berlin concerts.

At the same time, The Cure signed a contract with I AM Recordings / Geffen Records , the label of producer Ross Robinson, who is considered the discoverer and promoter of bands like Korn and Limp Bizkit . The fact that especially young bands like Interpol or Mogwai repeatedly refer to The Cure as a major influence in interviews led to a real hype about the band towards the end of the year, probably one of the reasons that Robert Smith received the Inspirational Award from the British music magazine Q was allowed to accept. In between he took part in various side projects, such as the dance remake of the Cure classic A Forest by Blank & Jones .

Robert Smith at the Southside Festival 2004
The Cure at a live concert in 2004

In early 2004, the recordings for the twelfth studio album began in London, which was also produced by Ross Robinson. The Cure , released in April 2004, was despite all predictions by Smith a "classic" Cure album with the typical mixture of rock songs and more poppy material, such as the two single releases The End of the World and Taking Off . During the subsequent festival tour, The Cure played at the largest open airs in Europe and then started their own festival in the USA called Curiosa . The cast included Interpol, Muse , Melissa Auf der Maur , Mogwai and Thursday. The bands played alternately on two stages in 25 cities. Then the band gave four more concerts in Mexico. In September 2004, The Cure received the MTV ICON Award, which recognizes artists for their great influence on pop culture. The Deftones and blink-182 played at the ceremony in London .

Also in 2004, Join the dots, a box set of four CDs with B-sides and rarities, was released.

The following year, The Cure released the first of the long-announced deluxe editions of all of the Cure albums. Three Imaginary Boys was released in January, followed three months later by Seventeen Seconds , Faith and Pornography , all of which come with a second CD that includes demo versions of well-known songs as well as previously unreleased studio outtakes.

At the end of May 2005, keyboardist Roger O'Donnell and guitarist Perry Bamonte left the band. Porl Thompson played guitar again for a few festival appearances. The first joint appearance took place at the Live 8 concert in Paris / Versailles.

On November 16, 2005, Robert Smith announced on the official homepage that they would go back to the studio in January 2006 to record a new album. After good experiences at the festival, Porl Thompson decided to join The Cure again as a full band member. In the meantime, the band released other "Deluxe Editions": The Top , The Head on the Door , Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and Blue Sunshine by The Glove (with Robert Smith). In addition, the DVD Festival 2005 was released , which consists of a compilation of 30 songs from the 2005 festival tour.

The Cure has been committed to Amnesty International for years . In December 2005 the band members played a cover of the John Lennon classic Love for the Amnesty campaign Make Some Noise .

On October 24, 2008, the band's last studio album, announced for 2005, was released with the title 4:13 Dream . Previously, the band had released a single on every 13th day of May through August of that year, each of which also contained a non-album B-side. The Only One started on May 13 with the B-side NY Trip . It continued on June 13th with Freak Show , B-Side All Kinds of Stuff , on July 13th with Sleep When I'm Dead , B-Side Down Under and The Perfect Boy with B-Side Without You on 13th July. August. A remix EP of the four singles followed on September 13th.

Although old albums continue to appear as "Remastered Edition", such as Disintegration on May 28, 2010, the band was currently (2011) without a record deal.

From 2010 - On Tour

In 2011 the band gave two concerts under the title Reflections in the Sydney Opera House (May 31 and June 1, 2011), one concert on November 15, 2011 in London and three concerts each in Los Angeles (November 21-23 2011) and New York (November 25-27, 2011). Following the trilogy concept in Berlin in 2002, the band took these two concerts as an opportunity to present their first three albums, Three Imaginary Boys (1979), Seventeen Seconds (1980) and Faith (1981), including another three encore blocks, live and for a later one Record DVD release. For these two appearances, the two former Cure members Lol Tolhurst and Roger O'Donnell returned to the stage in addition to the current cast Robert Smith, Simon Gallup and Jason Cooper. The first part of the evening was played as a trio, the second part as a quartet and the third part and the encores as a quintet.

On September 10th, The Cure played at "Bestival 2011" with the cast of Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Jason Cooper and Roger O'Donnell. At the beginning of December a concert recording was released as a double CD (“Bestival Live 2011”), the first full live recording since “In Orange” (1988). On the same day, Roger O'Donnell announced that he was an official member of the band again. Since the second guitarist Porl Thompson was not present at the performance or at the Reflections concerts, the fan base assumed that he was no longer part of the band, although this was not officially announced. On May 1, 2012, a comment from Thompson was published on the “Chain Of Flowers” ​​fan page, confirming that he was leaving again.

In 2012 The Cure played concerts at 19 European festivals. They hired Reeves Gabrels as the second guitarist. Reeves Gabrels was formerly a member of David Bowie's band Tin Machine and worked in the late 1990s with The Cure (on Wrong Number ) and especially Robert Smith (side project Cogasm , mutual contribution to individual songs).

In April 2013, The Cure toured Latin America. The highlight was the concert in Mexico on April 21, 2013, when the band played for four hours shortly after an earthquake in front of 57,304 visitors. There were almost 150,000 visitors to the eight stations.

This was followed by five concerts, mostly in the Pacific (Korea, Japan, Hawaii) and at the Lollapalooza Festival, which the band referred to as the Great Circle Tour 2013 .

In 2016, The Cure toured North America, Australia and Europe. In Germany concerts took place in Hamburg, Berlin, Leipzig, Munich, Cologne, Stuttgart and Frankfurt am Main. The opening act were The Twilight Sad from Scotland.

Singer Robert Smith announced in early 2018 that he had rented a studio. A new The Cure record is to be recorded here. He became a curator for the Meltdown Festival , where The Cure also performed. The band celebrated their 40th anniversary on July 7th in London's Hyde Park. The concert was filmed under the direction of Tim Pope and later shown in cinemas as a concert film.

Former drummer Andy Anderson died of cancer on February 26, 2019 at the age of 68.

In March 2019, The Cure was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame . In addition to the current line-up, Perry Bamonte, Michael Dempsey, Porl Thompson, Lol Tolhurst and Boris Williams will also be there.

On the occasion of the 30th birthday of the album Disintegration , The Cure played the album in full length as well as all B-sides and songs from the recording session that had only existed as demos on four evenings at the Sydney Opera House. During the year the band made 30 festival appearances. The Cure released a Blu-Ray / DVD / CD box set 40 Live: CURÆTION-25 + Anniversary with the concert from the Meltdown Festival and the concert in Hyde Park.


Studio albums

year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placementsTemplate: chart table / maintenance / without sources
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
1979 Three Imaginary Boys - - - UK44 (3 weeks)
1980 Seventeen Seconds - - - UK20 (10 weeks)
1981 Faith - - - UK14th

(8 weeks)UK
# 1 album in New Zealand
1982 Pornography - - - UK8 (9 weeks)
1984 The top DE44 (5 weeks)
- - UK10

(10 weeks)UK
US180 (4 weeks)
1985 The head on the door DE15 (21 weeks)
- CH14 (7 weeks)

(13 weeks)UK

(49 weeks)US
1987 Kiss me, kiss me, kiss me DE4 (22 weeks)
AT4 (16 weeks)
CH3 (17 weeks)

(15 weeks)UK

(52 weeks)US
1989 Disintegration DE2

(34 weeks)DE
AT5 (20 weeks)

(15 weeks)CH

(27 weeks)UK
Double platinum
× 2
Double platinum

(55 weeks)US
1992 Wish DE6 (29 weeks)
AT14 (17 weeks)

(11 weeks)CH

(13 weeks)UK

(26 weeks)US
# 1 album in Australia
1996 Wild mood swings DE17 (14 weeks)
AT12 (12 weeks)
CH9 (8 weeks)
UK9 (8 weeks)

(14 weeks)US
2000 Bloodflowers DE5 (11 weeks)
AT22 (7 weeks)

(9 weeks)CH
UK14 (2 weeks)
US16 (8 weeks)
2004 The Cure DE3 (9 weeks)
AT12 (8 weeks)
CH5 (10 weeks)

(6 weeks)UK
US7 (11 weeks)
2008 4:13 Dream DE21 (4 weeks)
AT28 (2 weeks)
CH15 (4 weeks)
UK33 (2 weeks)
US16 (4 weeks)

gray hatching : no chart data available for this year


  • Jo-Ann Greene: The Cure . Bobcat Books, London 1986, ISBN 0-7119-0805-2 .
  • In the labyrinth of Robert Smith . Hannes Gertner Verlag, Munich 1986, ISBN 3-925632-01-8 .
  • Lydie Barbarian, Steve Sutherland, Robert Smith: The Cure - Ten Imaginary Years. Zomba Books, 1988.
  • The Cure - Songwords 1978-1989. Omnibus Press, 1989.
  • Philippe Raymond, Jean-Francois Moreau: The Cure - Discographie illustrée. Voodoo Smile, 1991.
  • Dave Thompson, Jo-Ann Greene: The Cure - A Visual Documentary. Omnibus Press, 1993.
  • Daren Butler: The Cure On Record. Omnibus Press, 1995.
  • Dave Bowler, Bryan Dray: The Cure - Faith. Pan Books, 1995.
  • Dave Thompson: The Cure - The Making of Disintegration. Collectors Guide Publishing, 1997.
  • Massimiliano Nuzzolo: The latest album of the Cure. (L'ultimo disco dei Cure) Sironi, 2004.
  • David Fargier, Markus Lesweng: After the rain - The Cure. Hannibal, 2006.
  • Jean-Christophe Bétrisey, David Fargier, One Hundred Songs The Dark Side Of The Mood , éditions Tricorne, 2007.
  • Jeff Apter: Never Enough - The Story of The Cure , Bosworth Music 2006, ISBN 978-3-86543-214-8 .

Web links

Commons : The Cure  - album with pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

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  4. ^ Adam Sweeting: Blue Movies - Review of the album "Pornography" by the British band The Cure , Melody Maker , p. 2, May 1982.
  5. ^ Entry by the BPI on Japanese Whispers
  6. Legendary concert film: “The Cure In Orange” turns 30 on the Rolling Stone website
  7. ^ RIAA entry on Standing on a Beach
  8. ARIA entry on Standing on a Beach
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  36. ^ Chart discography New Zealand
  37. Chart discography Australia