History Music / TheCure

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.
18th Jan '16 10:37:24 PM spirasen
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* NonAppearingTitle: "Lullaby" and "Lovesong" (although you can consider the titles of both describe the content of the song), "Mint Car" and "Cut Here," 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" and Car," "Cut Here," and among many others. "In Between Days" could also count, as the complete title doesn't appear.

* 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. * 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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* RevolvingDoorBand: 13 members were in the band band, with Smith being the only constant member. And that doesn't include those, who were in the band band, before they took the name The Cure. * SelfBackingVocalist: Robert Smith sings pretty much much, all vocals on the band's songs. The exception is is: "I'm Cold" (BSide to "Jumping Someone Else's Train") Train"), which has backing vocals by [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux]] Sioux]], and "Foxy Lady," Lady" sung by Michael Dempsey.
18th Jan '16 10:34:31 PM spirasen
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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: The ''Three Imaginary Boys'' cover of "Foxy Lady" was sung by bassist Michael Dempsey, because Robert Smith hated it. Thus, Dempsey's the only person not named Robert Smith to sing lead vocals on a Cure album. Unless you technically count Simon Gallup, who sang on the unreleased demo for "The Violin Song."
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* StepUpToTheMicrophone: The ''Three Imaginary Boys'' cover of "Foxy Lady" Lady," was sung by bassist Michael Dempsey, because Robert Smith hated it. Thus, Dempsey's the only person not named Robert Smith Smith, to sing lead vocals on a Cure album. Unless you technically count Simon Gallup, who sang on the unreleased demo for "The Violin Song."

* 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 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 like: "platinum all the way!" and "do the Hansa!"

* 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. ** From ''Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me'' there's a song called "Shiver and Shake" which Smith wrote for Tolhurst, expressing his frustration at the latter's utter uselessness. When recording the song, Smith allegedly sang it right into Tolhurst's face. After Tolhurst was fired, Smith was often dissing him, such as calling his band ''Presence,'' a joke. * UnpluggedVersion: The Cure's ''Acoustic Hits'' is an album length version of this trope; it contained newly recorded acoustic versions of all 18 songs on the North American version of ''Greatest Hits.''
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* 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) song), finished with Simon's: "Fuck Robert Palmer and fuck rock 'n' roll!" as they walked off stage. stage." ** From ''Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me'' there's a song called "Shiver and Shake" Shake," which Smith wrote for Tolhurst, expressing his frustration frustration, at the latter's utter uselessness. When recording the song, Smith allegedly sang it right into Tolhurst's face. After Tolhurst was fired, Smith was often dissing him, such as calling his band ''Presence,'' ''Presence'' a joke. * UnpluggedVersion: The Cure's ''Acoustic Hits'' is an album length version of this trope; it contained newly recorded acoustic versions of all 18 songs songs, on the North American version of ''Greatest Hits.''
4th Jan '16 10:56:13 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 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 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.
4th Jan '16 1:07:04 PM aye_amber
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"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 in Love" are their most recognizable songs to the average viewer.

* 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 {{BSide}}s. They've also been covered a few times, [[Music/ThreeEleven 311's]] "Love Song" 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,'' Music/DepecheMode's "World in My Eyes," and Music/DavidBowie's "Young Americans" from ''Music/YoungAmericans'' for {{BSide}}s. {{B Side}}s. They've also been covered a few times, [[Music/ThreeEleven 311's]] "Love Song" "Lovesong" and Music/DinosaurJr's "Just Like Heaven" covers being the most high profile.
4th Jan '16 12:59:46 PM aye_amber
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* LesserArtist: 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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* LesserArtist: 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.
4th Jan '16 12:58:01 PM aye_amber
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* {{Garfunkel}}: 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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* {{Garfunkel}}: LesserArtist: 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.
3rd Jan '16 4:15:50 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 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 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.
2nd Jan '16 9:42:08 PM spirasen
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** ''Boys Don't Cry'' (1980) (the US equivalent of ''Three'')
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** ''Boys Don't Cry'' (1980) (the US equivalent of ''Three'')''Three Imaginary Boys'')
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