History Music / TheCure

23rd Mar '16 9:29:12 PM aye_amber
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An influential English GothRock band formed in 1976 and one of the earliest successful AlternativeRock bands (alongside Music/{{REM}} and Music/TheSmiths), The Cure was formed as a response to PostPunk and NewWaveMusic coming on the scene. They've had a ton of members over the years, but the one you most likely know is the FaceOfTheBand, mastermind, guitarist, and nasal singer Robert Smith. For what it's worth, Lol Tolhurst was the band's original drummer, until he was sacked in 1989 (he wasn't drumming by then; he had been replaced by Boris Williams for five years) and is known for his now funny nickname [[note]] "Lol" has been a British shorthand for Laurence / Lawrence long before the MemeticMutation [[/note]], and bassist Simon Gallup is the second longest serving member.

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An influential English GothRock band formed in 1976 and one of the earliest successful AlternativeRock bands (alongside Music/{{REM}} and Music/TheSmiths), The Cure ''The Cure'' was formed as a response to PostPunk and NewWaveMusic coming on the scene. They've had a ton of members over the years, but the one you most likely know is the FaceOfTheBand, mastermind, guitarist, and nasal singer Robert Smith. For what it's worth, Lol Tolhurst was the band's original drummer, until he was sacked in 1989 (he wasn't drumming by then; he had been replaced by Boris Williams for five years) and is known for his now funny nickname [[note]] "Lol" has been a British shorthand for Laurence / Lawrence long before the MemeticMutation [[/note]], and bassist Simon Gallup is the second longest serving member.
21st Mar '16 12:17:10 AM aye_amber
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-->"Let's have each other for dinner
-->Let's have each other with cream."

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-->"Let's --> Let's have each other for dinner
-->Let's --> Let's have each other with cream."



* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "Killing an Arab" is named for part of the existentialist novel ''Literature/TheStranger'' by Creator/AlbertCamus. "Charlotte Sometimes" refers to a book by Penelope Farmer.

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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "Killing an Arab" is named for part of the existentialist novel ''Literature/TheStranger'' by Creator/AlbertCamus. "Charlotte Sometimes" refers to a book by Penelope ''Penelope Farmer.''



* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Most songs are 3-5, with some below, and a few ("Doubt," "One Hundred Years," "Shake Dog Shake," and "Give Me It.") arguably reaching 6.

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* MohsScaleOfRockAndMetalHardness: Most songs are 3-5, with some below, and a few ("Doubt," "One Hundred Years," "Shake Dog Shake," and "Give Me It.") It") arguably reaching 6.



* NewWaveMusic: Especially in latter two thirds of the '80s.

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* NewWaveMusic: Especially in latter two thirds of the '80s.TheEighties.



* RevolvingDoorBand: 13 members were in the band, with Smith being the only constant member. And that doesn't include those, who were in the band, before they took the name The Cure.

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* RevolvingDoorBand: 13 members were in the band, with Smith being the only constant member. And that doesn't include those, who were in the band, before they took the name The ''The Cure.''



-->'''Robert Smith:''' "This is a good intro."
* StylisticSuck: The BSide "Do the Hansa" is a pisstake, at the expense of The Cure's first record label, ''Hansa ''Records, and their ExecutiveMeddling. It features {{Disco}} styled guitar, bass melodies, silly voices with either GratuitousGerman or [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign German sounding gibberish,]] regular gibberish, and the few comprehensible lines are snarky {{Take That}}s like: "Platinum all the way!" and "Do the Hansa!"

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-->'''Robert --> '''Robert Smith:''' "This is a good intro."
* StylisticSuck: The BSide "Do the Hansa" is a pisstake, at the expense of The Cure's ''The Cure'''s first record label, ''Hansa ''Records, Records,'' and their ExecutiveMeddling. It features {{Disco}} styled guitar, bass melodies, silly voices with either GratuitousGerman or [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign German sounding gibberish,]] regular gibberish, and the few comprehensible lines are snarky {{Take That}}s like: "Platinum all the way!" and "Do the Hansa!"



-->It's a perfect day for doing the unstuck
-->For dancing like you can't hear the beat
-->And you don't give a f-f-further thought
-->To things like feet.

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-->It's --> It's a perfect day for doing the unstuck
-->For --> For dancing like you can't hear the beat
-->And --> And you don't give a f-f-further thought
-->To --> To things like feet.



-->The very first time
-->I touched your skin
-->I thought of a story
-->[[SpeedSex And rushed to reach the end too soon.]]

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-->The --> The very first time
-->I --> I touched your skin
-->I --> I thought of a story
-->[[SpeedSex --> [[SpeedSex And rushed to reach the end too soon.]]
23rd Feb '16 10:37:25 PM aye_amber
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-->The very first time I touched your skin,
-->I thought of a story,
-->and [[SpeedSex rushed to reach the end too soon.]]

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-->The very first time I time
-->I
touched your skin,
skin
-->I thought of a story,
-->and [[SpeedSex
story
-->[[SpeedSex And
rushed to reach the end too soon.]]
23rd Feb '16 10:25:58 PM aye_amber
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* CoverVersion: A weird version of "Foxy Lady" by Music/JimiHendrix shows up on their debut, and they covered "Purple Haze" on the Hendrix Tribute album ''Stone Free,'' Music/TheDoors' "Hello, I Love You" for the Elektra compilation ''Rubaiyat,'' Music/DepecheMode's "World in My Eyes," and Music/DavidBowie's "Young Americans" from ''Music/YoungAmericans'' for {{B Side}}s. They've also been covered a few times, [[Music/ThreeEleven 311's]] "Lovesong" and Music/DinosaurJr's "Just Like Heaven" covers being the most high profile.

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* CoverVersion: A weird version of "Foxy Lady" by Music/JimiHendrix shows up on their debut, and they covered "Purple Haze" on the Hendrix Tribute album ''Stone Free,'' Music/TheDoors' "Hello, I Love You" for the Elektra compilation ''Rubaiyat,'' Music/DepecheMode's "World in My Eyes," and Music/DavidBowie's "Young Americans" from ''Music/YoungAmericans'' for {{B Side}}s. They've also been covered a few times, [[Music/ThreeEleven 311's]] Music/ThreeEleven's "Lovesong" and Music/DinosaurJr's "Just Like Heaven" covers being the most high profile.



* IntercourseWithYou: "The Lovecats:" "Let's have each other for dinner / Let's have each other with cream."

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* IntercourseWithYou: "The Lovecats:" "Let's Lovecats:"
-->"Let's
have each other for dinner / Let's dinner
-->Let's
have each other with cream."



** Also, on a happier note, "This. Here and Now. With You.," "The Only One," and "Mint Car." Oh, and "Let's Go to Bed," [[CaptainObvious of course.]]

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** Also, on a happier note, note: "This. Here and Now. With You.," "The Only One," and "Mint Car." Oh, and "Let's Go to Bed," [[CaptainObvious of course.]]



* NonAppearingTitle: "Lullaby" and "Lovesong" (although you can consider the titles of both describe the content of the song), "Mint Car," "Cut Here," and among many others. "In Between Days" could also count, as the complete title doesn't appear.

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* NonAppearingTitle: "Lullaby" and "Lovesong" (although you can consider the titles of both describe the content of the song), "Mint Car," "Cut Here," and among many others. "In Between Days" could also count, as the complete title doesn't appear.



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Due to Smith being fed up with their image, the band followed the dark, depressing masterpiece ''Pornography,'' with a string of three poppy non album singles: The {{Synth Pop}}py "Let's Go to Bed," "The Walk," and the {{jazz}} influenced "The Lovecats." At the time of their release, these songs were also the band's biggest chart hits, with "The Lovecats" making the Top 10 in the United Kingdom.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Due to Smith being fed up with their image, the band followed the dark, depressing masterpiece ''Pornography,'' with a string of three poppy non album singles: The {{Synth Pop}}py "Let's Go to Bed," "The Walk," and the {{jazz}} {{Jazz}} influenced "The Lovecats." At the time of their release, these songs were also the band's biggest chart hits, with "The Lovecats" making the Top 10 in the United Kingdom.



-->'''Robert Smith''': "This is a good intro."
* StylisticSuck: The BSide "Do the Hansa" is a pisstake, at the expense of The Cure's first record label, Hansa Records, and their ExecutiveMeddling. It features {{disco}} styled guitar, bass melodies, silly voices with either GratuitousGerman or [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign German sounding gibberish,]] regular gibberish, and the few comprehensible lines are snarky {{Take That}}s like: "platinum all the way!" and "do the Hansa!"
* TheSomethingSong: "Lovesong" and "Plainsong."

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-->'''Robert Smith''': Smith:''' "This is a good intro."
* StylisticSuck: The BSide "Do the Hansa" is a pisstake, at the expense of The Cure's first record label, Hansa Records, ''Hansa ''Records, and their ExecutiveMeddling. It features {{disco}} {{Disco}} styled guitar, bass melodies, silly voices with either GratuitousGerman or [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign German sounding gibberish,]] regular gibberish, and the few comprehensible lines are snarky {{Take That}}s like: "platinum "Platinum all the way!" and "do "Do the Hansa!"
* TheSomethingSong: "Lovesong" "Lovesong," "Plainsong," and "Plainsong."The Violin Song."



-->The very first time I touched your skin, I thought of a story, and [[SpeedSex rushed to reach the end too soon.]]

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-->The very first time I touched your skin, I skin,
-->I
thought of a story, and story,
-->and
[[SpeedSex rushed to reach the end too soon.]]
23rd Feb '16 9:48:02 PM aye_amber
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Despite their GothRock tag, they've also written pop songs, and dabbled in so many genres they're arguably close to NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly territory.

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Despite their GothRock Goth Rock tag, they've also written pop songs, and dabbled in so many genres they're arguably close to NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly territory.



** ''Music/SeventeenSeconds,'' ''Faith,'' and ''Pornography'' are regarded as their {{goth}} era, but all of their albums since ''The Top'' have at least a few straight up GothRock songs, and some more that have many of the musical characteristics of the genre, but are somewhat more upbeat melodically (i.e. "In Between Days," "Just Like Heaven," and "Friday I'm in Love").

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** ''Music/SeventeenSeconds,'' ''Faith,'' and ''Pornography'' are regarded as their {{goth}} era, but all of their albums since ''The Top'' have at least a few straight up GothRock Goth Rock songs, and some more that have many of the musical characteristics of the genre, but are somewhat more upbeat melodically (i.e. "In Between Days," "Just Like Heaven," and "Friday I'm in Love").
23rd Feb '16 9:44:57 PM aye_amber
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* CoverVersion: A weird version of "Foxy Lady" by Music/JimiHendrix shows up on their debut, and they covered "Purple Haze" on the Hendrix Tribute album ''Stone Free,'' Music/TheDoors' "Hello, I Love You" for the Elektra compilation ''Rubáiyát,'' Music/DepecheMode's "World in My Eyes," and Music/DavidBowie's "Young Americans" from ''Music/YoungAmericans'' for {{B Side}}s. They've also been covered a few times, [[Music/ThreeEleven 311's]] "Lovesong" and Music/DinosaurJr's "Just Like Heaven" covers being the most high profile.

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* CoverVersion: A weird version of "Foxy Lady" by Music/JimiHendrix shows up on their debut, and they covered "Purple Haze" on the Hendrix Tribute album ''Stone Free,'' Music/TheDoors' "Hello, I Love You" for the Elektra compilation ''Rubáiyát,'' ''Rubaiyat,'' Music/DepecheMode's "World in My Eyes," and Music/DavidBowie's "Young Americans" from ''Music/YoungAmericans'' for {{B Side}}s. They've also been covered a few times, [[Music/ThreeEleven 311's]] "Lovesong" and Music/DinosaurJr's "Just Like Heaven" covers being the most high profile.
17th Feb '16 12:50:46 PM aye_amber
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** ''Music/SeventeenSeconds,'' ''Faith,'' and ''Pornography'' are regarded as their {{goth}} era, but all of their albums since ''The Top'' have at least a few straight up GothRock songs, and some more that have many of the musical characteristics of the genre, but are somewhat more upbeat melodically (i.e. "In Between Days," "Just Like Heaven," and "Friday I'm In Love").

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** ''Music/SeventeenSeconds,'' ''Faith,'' and ''Pornography'' are regarded as their {{goth}} era, but all of their albums since ''The Top'' have at least a few straight up GothRock songs, and some more that have many of the musical characteristics of the genre, but are somewhat more upbeat melodically (i.e. "In Between Days," "Just Like Heaven," and "Friday I'm In in Love").



* MoodWhiplash: "The Kiss" a dark and angsty tune, to "Catch" with a poppy, upbeat tune to it on ''Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.''

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* MoodWhiplash: "The Kiss" a dark and angsty tune, to "Catch" with a poppy, poppy upbeat tune to it it, on ''Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.''



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Due to Smith being fed up with their image, the band followed the dark, depressing masterpiece ''Pornography,'' with a string of three poppy non album singles: The {{Synth Pop}}py "Let's Go to Bed," "The Walk," and the jazz influenced "The Lovecats." At the time of their release, these songs were also the band's biggest chart hits, with "The Lovecats" making the Top 10 in the United Kingdom.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Due to Smith being fed up with their image, the band followed the dark, depressing masterpiece ''Pornography,'' with a string of three poppy non album singles: The {{Synth Pop}}py "Let's Go to Bed," "The Walk," and the jazz {{jazz}} influenced "The Lovecats." At the time of their release, these songs were also the band's biggest chart hits, with "The Lovecats" making the Top 10 in the United Kingdom.



* TakeThat: The (in)famous "Robert Palmer" version of "A Forest" from Werchter festival, UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}, in 1981. A five minute song extended to nine minutes (after they've been told they can only have one more song), finished with Simon's: "Fuck Robert Palmer and fuck rock 'n' roll!" as they walked off stage."

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* TakeThat: The (in)famous "Robert Palmer" version of "A Forest" from the Werchter festival, UsefulNotes/{{Belgium}}, in 1981. A five minute song extended to nine minutes (after they've been told they can only have one more song), finished with Simon's: "Fuck Robert Palmer and fuck rock 'n' roll!" as they walked off stage."
15th Feb '16 6:43:07 PM aye_amber
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-->--'''WesternAnimation/SouthPark.'''

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-->--'''WesternAnimation/SouthPark.'''
-->--'''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'''



They started out a UsefulNotes/{{Punk}} (or post-punk, depending on who you ask) band, quickly moved into a {{goth}} phase, with a purposeful anti-image, and a generally somber outlook. After ''Pornography'' came out, Smith felt pigeonholed by their miserabilist image and wanted to escape from it. This caused them to go LighterAndSofter, arguably, which was much more commercially successful. Once they'd reached real success they returned to that image with ''Disintegration,'' which won over the UK and gained them fans internationally. Their music ever since is just different degrees of accessibility vs. angst.

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They started out a UsefulNotes/{{Punk}} (or post-punk, Post-punk, depending on who you ask) band, quickly moved into a {{goth}} phase, with a purposeful anti-image, and a generally somber outlook. After ''Pornography'' came out, Smith felt pigeonholed by their miserabilist image and wanted to escape from it. This caused them to go LighterAndSofter, arguably, which was much more commercially successful. Once they'd reached real success they returned to that image with ''Disintegration,'' Music/{{Disintegration}} which won over the UK and gained them fans internationally. Their music ever since is just different degrees of accessibility vs. angst.



"Just Like Heaven" and "Friday I'm in Love" are their most recognizable songs to the average viewer.

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"Just Like Heaven" and "Friday I'm in Love" are their most recognizable songs to the average viewer.listener.



** ''Boys Don't Cry'' (1980) (the US equivalent of ''Three Imaginary Boys'')

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** ''Boys Don't Cry'' (1980) (the US (US equivalent of ''Three Imaginary Boys'')



** ''Happily Ever After'' (1981) (the band's second album in the US, which combined ''Seventeen Seconds'' and ''Faith'' onto one 2 LP set. Now long out of print.)

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** ''Happily Ever After'' (1981) (the (The band's second album in the US, which combined ''Seventeen Seconds'' and ''Faith'' onto one 2 LP set. Now long out of print.)



* DreadfulMusician: Tolhurst's keyboard skills (or rather lack thereof) were the reason why his contribution to The Cure albums after Pornography was minimal, if any. And he wasn't the greatest drummer either -- for example Pornography uses one single repeated beat per song, some of them sounding even very similar ("A Short Term Effect" and "A Strange Day.") Although Smith claimed that at that time he liked being restrained by Tolhurst inability to do any better.

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* DreadfulMusician: Tolhurst's keyboard skills (or rather lack thereof) were the reason why his contribution to The Cure albums after Pornography ''Pornography'' was minimal, if any. And he wasn't the greatest drummer either -- for example Pornography ''Pornography'' uses one single repeated beat per song, some of them sounding even very similar ("A Short Term Effect" and "A Strange Day.") Day"). Although Smith claimed that at that time he liked being restrained by Tolhurst inability to do any better.



** ''Music/SeventeenSeconds,'' ''Faith,'' and ''Pornography'' are regarded as their {{goth}} era, but all of their albums since ''The Top'' have at least a few straight up GothRock songs, and some more that have many of the musical characteristics of the genre, but are somewhat more upbeat melodically (i.e. "In Between Days," "Just Like Heaven," and "Friday I'm In Love.")
* GreatestHitsAlbum: Three -- 1986's ''Standing on a Beach: The Singles'' (expanded on compact disc as ''Staring at the Sea,'' which features a couple album tracks), 1998's ''Galore'' (containing the singles released after ''Staring at the Sea'', plus a newly recorded single, "Wrong Number,") and 2001's career spanning ''Greatest Hits'' (which also featured two new songs, "Cut Here" and "Just Say Yes.")

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** ''Music/SeventeenSeconds,'' ''Faith,'' and ''Pornography'' are regarded as their {{goth}} era, but all of their albums since ''The Top'' have at least a few straight up GothRock songs, and some more that have many of the musical characteristics of the genre, but are somewhat more upbeat melodically (i.e. "In Between Days," "Just Like Heaven," and "Friday I'm In Love.")
Love").
* GreatestHitsAlbum: Three -- 1986's ''Standing on a Beach: The Singles'' (expanded on compact disc as ''Staring at the Sea,'' which features a couple album tracks), 1998's ''Galore'' (containing the singles released after ''Staring at the Sea'', Sea,'' plus a newly recorded single, "Wrong Number,") Number"), and 2001's career spanning ''Greatest Hits'' (which also featured two new songs, songs: "Cut Here" and "Just Say Yes.")Yes").



* LesserStar: Literally. Lol Tolhurst's [[TheAlcoholic alcohol abuse]] reached a peak, during the ''Music/{{Disintegration}}'' sessions, and despite being credited for "other instruments," [[WordOfGod the band said]] he played absolutely nothing on the album, preferring to sit around, get drunk, and watch Creator/{{MTV}}, while the rest of the band bullied him (except Smith, who said his behaviour was like: "some kind of handicapped child being constantly poked with a stick.") He was fired after a shouting match, over arriving excessively drunk to the album's mixing.

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* LesserStar: Literally. Lol Tolhurst's [[TheAlcoholic alcohol abuse]] reached a peak, during the ''Music/{{Disintegration}}'' sessions, and despite being credited for "other instruments," [[WordOfGod the band said]] he played absolutely nothing on the album, preferring to sit around, get drunk, and watch Creator/{{MTV}}, while the rest of the band bullied him (except Smith, who said his behaviour was like: "some "Some kind of handicapped child being constantly poked with a stick.") He was fired after a shouting match, over arriving excessively drunk to the album's mixing.



* SelfBackingVocalist: Robert Smith sings pretty much, all vocals on the band's songs. The exception is: "I'm Cold" (BSide to "Jumping Someone Else's Train"), which has backing vocals by [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux]], and "Foxy Lady" sung by Michael Dempsey.

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* SelfBackingVocalist: Robert Smith sings pretty much, all vocals on the band's songs. The exception is: "I'm Cold" (BSide to "Jumping Someone Else's Train"), which has backing vocals by [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux]], Sioux,]] and "Foxy Lady" sung by Michael Dempsey.



* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Due to Smith being fed up with their image, the band followed the dark, depressing masterpiece ''Pornography,'' with a string of three poppy non album singles: The {{Synth Pop}}py "Let's Go to Bed," "The Walk," and the jazz influenced "The Lovecats." At the time of their release, these songs were also the band's biggest chart hits, with "The Lovecats" making the top 10 in the United Kingdom.

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* SomethingCompletelyDifferent: Due to Smith being fed up with their image, the band followed the dark, depressing masterpiece ''Pornography,'' with a string of three poppy non album singles: The {{Synth Pop}}py "Let's Go to Bed," "The Walk," and the jazz influenced "The Lovecats." At the time of their release, these songs were also the band's biggest chart hits, with "The Lovecats" making the top Top 10 in the United Kingdom.



* StylisticSuck: The BSide "Do the Hansa" is a pisstake, at the expense of The Cure's first record label, Hansa Records, and their ExecutiveMeddling. It features {{disco}} styled guitar, bass melodies, silly voices with either GratuitousGerman or [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign German sounding gibberish]], regular gibberish, and the few comprehensible lines are snarky {{Take That}}s like: "platinum all the way!" and "do the Hansa!"

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* StylisticSuck: The BSide "Do the Hansa" is a pisstake, at the expense of The Cure's first record label, Hansa Records, and their ExecutiveMeddling. It features {{disco}} styled guitar, bass melodies, silly voices with either GratuitousGerman or [[AsLongAsItSoundsForeign German sounding gibberish]], gibberish,]] regular gibberish, and the few comprehensible lines are snarky {{Take That}}s like: "platinum all the way!" and "do the Hansa!"
18th Jan '16 10:44:55 PM spirasen
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** Also, to a lesser extent, "Pornography," ends with dissonant feedback increasing in pitch until the track abruptly ends. Same thing with "End."
* LesserStar: Literally. Lol Tolhurst's [[TheAlcoholic alcohol abuse]] reached a peak, during the ''Music/{{Disintegration}}'' sessions, and despite being credited for "other instruments," [[WordOfGod the band said]] he played absolutely nothing on the album, preferring to sit around, get drunk, and watch Creator/{{MTV}} while the rest of the band bullied him (except Smith, who said his behaviour was like "some kind of handicapped child being constantly poked with a stick.") He was fired after a shouting match over arriving excessively drunk to the album's mixing.

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** Also, to a lesser extent, "Pornography," extent: "Pornography" ends with dissonant feedback increasing in pitch pitch, until the track abruptly ends. Same thing with "End."
* LesserStar: Literally. Lol Tolhurst's [[TheAlcoholic alcohol abuse]] reached a peak, during the ''Music/{{Disintegration}}'' sessions, and despite being credited for "other instruments," [[WordOfGod the band said]] he played absolutely nothing on the album, preferring to sit around, get drunk, and watch Creator/{{MTV}} Creator/{{MTV}}, while the rest of the band bullied him (except Smith, who said his behaviour was like like: "some kind of handicapped child being constantly poked with a stick.") He was fired after a shouting match match, over arriving excessively drunk to the album's mixing.
18th Jan '16 10:41:48 PM spirasen
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* LesserStar: Literally. Lol Tolhurst's [[TheAlcoholic alcohol abuse]] reached a peak during the ''Music/{{Disintegration}}'' sessions, and despite being credited for "other instruments," [[WordOfGod the band said]] he played absolutely nothing on the album, preferring to sit around, get drunk, and watch Creator/{{MTV}} while the rest of the band bullied him (except Smith, who said his behaviour was like "some kind of handicapped child being constantly poked with a stick.") He was fired after a shouting match over arriving excessively drunk to the album's mixing.

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* LesserStar: Literally. Lol Tolhurst's [[TheAlcoholic alcohol abuse]] reached a peak peak, during the ''Music/{{Disintegration}}'' sessions, and despite being credited for "other instruments," [[WordOfGod the band said]] he played absolutely nothing on the album, preferring to sit around, get drunk, and watch Creator/{{MTV}} while the rest of the band bullied him (except Smith, who said his behaviour was like "some kind of handicapped child being constantly poked with a stick.") He was fired after a shouting match over arriving excessively drunk to the album's mixing.



* MessyHair: Smith, of course. After 1981 his hairstyle pretty much stayed in its unkempt state.

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* MessyHair: Smith, of course. After 1981 1981, his hairstyle pretty much stayed in its unkempt state.



* MoodDissonance: Most of their more pop oriented albums, such as ''The Head on the Door'' or ''Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.''
* MoodWhiplash: "The Kiss" a dark and angsty tune, to "Catch," with a poppy, upbeat tune to it on ''Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.''

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* MoodDissonance: Most of their more pop oriented albums, such as as: ''The Head on the Door'' or ''Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.''
* MoodWhiplash: "The Kiss" a dark and angsty tune, to "Catch," "Catch" with a poppy, upbeat tune to it on ''Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.''



* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: While generally rooted in PostPunk and GothRock, they did delve into this territory quite a bit in their later years, though mostly without abandoning said genres completely.

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* NeoclassicalPunkZydecoRockabilly: While generally rooted in PostPunk and GothRock, they did delve into this territory territory, quite a bit in their later years, though mostly without abandoning abandoning, said genres completely.
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