The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley in 1976. The group has experienced continuous line-up changes over its lifespan, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member. The band’s debut album was Three Imaginary Boys (1979) and this, along with several early singles, placed the band in the post-punk and new wave movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s the band’s increasingly dark and tormented music, as well as Smith’s stage look, was a staple of the emerging style of music known as gothic rock.
Following the release of the album Pornography in 1982, the band’s future was uncertain. Smith was keen to move past the gloomy reputation his band had acquired, introducing a greater pop sensibility into the band’s music. Songs such as “Let’s Go to Bed” (1982), “Just Like Heaven” (1987), “Lovesong” (1989) and “Friday I’m in Love” (1992) aided the band in receiving commercial popularity. The band are estimated to have sold roughly 27 million records as of 2004 and have released 13 studio albums, two EPs and over 30 singles to date. As of March 2019, the band are in the process of recording their fourteenth studio album which they hope to have released by the end of the year. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2019
I have been a fan of The Cure since l can’t remember when! I do recall becoming a fan of theirs upset my dad when younger, because in his eyes ‘Well they just lean the other way don’t they, like some of your bloofy mates!” he would yell through the floor from downstairs.
l happened to like them anyway whatever he thought, and still have a lot of time for their music. Now l also happen to know that Grandma or rather Angie of King Ben’s Grandma and Barb of Bipolar Barb also happens to be fans and Gary of Bereaved Single Dad is rather partial to their music too. So let’s swing into it, here’s my Top Thirteen of their best in my eyes!
Please let me know if you can’t see all of these tracks.
1987 – 1 – Just Like Heaven
1992 – 2 – Friday I’m In Love
1985 – 3 – Close To Me
1983 – 4 – The Lovecats
1989 – 5 – Lullaby
1989 – 6 – Pictures of You
1984 – 7 – Killing an Arab
1989 – 8 – Fascination Street
1981 – 9 – Primary
2000 – 10 – Bloodflowers
1989 – 11 – Lovesong
1984 – 12 – Boys Don’t Cry
1992 – 13 – From The Edge Of The Deep Green Sea
So there we go folks, now tell me were you a fan or not, are like us, still a fan?