History Music / TheCure

14th Aug '16 12:46:19 AM AndyLA
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* AbsenteeActor:
** There's a question on how much and whether or not Lol Tolhurst actually performed on the band's post-Pornography recordings, as he wasn't exactly the most skilled keyboardist (even while he was sober and had to put colored stickers on his keys for live performances, during which he was assisted by Porl Thompson, and later Roger O'Donnell anyway) and the instrument is always credited to other members as well. He effectively ceased to be the band's drummer during the recording of "Let's Go to Bed," as he was unable to get the drum beat for that song correctly. Even though he kept assuring Robert Smith, that he would get it right next time, Smith reminded him, that he would have to play it correctly for live performances as well, which is when Tolhurst gave up. After briefly considering to record the drums himself, Smith called Steve Goulding to play them, while Smith performed everything else, thus Tolhurst did not play on the record.
** ''The Top'' credits Smith for vocals and multiple instruments, Andy Anderson for drums, and Tolhurst for other instruments. The liner notes for the deluxe version mention, that due to Tolhurst increasing substantial abuse (describing him as "no longer a reliably functioning band member") and then bassist Phil Thornalley's physical absence (he went to UsefulNotes/{{Australia}} to produce a Music/DuranDuran album), Smith played everything except drums (and in the case of one song, saxophone).
** Then there was also his non contribution ''Disintegration,'' but the band also claimed, that he played nothing on the previous album, ''Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.''



* FollowTheLeader: "Jumping Someone Else's Train" is a song about this trope.
12th Aug '16 11:46:27 PM gewunomox
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** "Killing An Arab" to AlbertCamus' ''TheStranger''

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** "Killing An Arab" to AlbertCamus' ''TheStranger''Creator/AlbertCamus' ''Literature/TheStranger''
27th Jul '16 8:01:33 PM gewunomox
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* CrapsackWorld: in "Jumping Someone Else's Train"

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* CrapsackWorld: in "Jumping Someone Else's Train"Train".
16th Jun '16 12:34:45 PM Doc_Loki
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* CrapsackWorld: in "Jumping Someone Else's Train"



* FollowTheLeader: "Jumping Someone Else's Train" is a song about this trope.



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

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


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* WholePlotReference:
** "Killing An Arab" to AlbertCamus' ''TheStranger''
** "How Beautiful You Are" to Charles Baudelaire's ''The Eyes of the Poor''
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.]]

to:

-->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.]]

to:

-->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.
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