AN APPRECIATION OF THE CURE

THE CURE’S STUDIO ALBUMS

This week on Way Out Radio we are taking a look back to the early days of post punk and goth-rock. First of all we will be showing our appreciation of the depressive-noir Godfathers of the movement, who took their strange style to the forefront of mainstream success. With 13 studio albums released over the span of 30 years, will the band be releasing something new soon? Here is a salute to The Cure!

1979: Three Imaginary Boys

1980: Seventeen Seconds

1981: Faith

1982: Pornography

The band were facing near ruin at this point, battling heavy drug use, rowing and Robert Smiths consuming depression. They worked with a new producer, Phil Thornalley to create this milestone for gothic rock.

1984: The Top

Marking the leave of bassist Simon Gallup and The Cure’s departure from their gothic sound to a more new-wave style, ‘The Top’ incorporates some Middle-Eastern and metallic guitars and features the song ‘The Caterpillar’.

The Head on the Door 1985

Peaking at 7 on the album charts, ‘The Head on the Door’ was a varied album in styles and saw the groups popularity expanding to a wider audience in Europe and America.

1987: Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me

1989: Disintegration

1992: Wish

1996: Wild Mood Swings

2000: Bloodflowers

2004: The Cure 2004

2008: 4:13 Dream 2008

The 13th and final (to date) album from The Cure was 2008’s ‘4:13 Dream’. Will their 2016 tour be the catalyst for new inspiration and a new album after their fans eight year wait?! They have already debuted two new songs at gigs in the US earlier this year…

The Cure/ UK Tour Dates

Thu, 1 Dec

London
The SSE Arena, Wembley
Fri, 2 Dec
London
The SSE Arena, Wembley
Sat, 3 Dec
London
The SSE Arena, Wembley
Tue, 29 Nov
Manchester

Manchester Arena

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For more on The Cure, pick up a copy of this months Vive Le Rock Magazine which we helped contribute to! Available now via link below or at WH Smiths.

Buy Vive Le Rock #40: The Cure

 

the-cure-promo-1982The Cure Italy June 1984

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