History Music / TheCure

3rd Jul '17 3:27:53 AM IanDere
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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,]] 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: exceptions are: "I'm Cold" (BSide to "Jumping Someone Else's Train"), which has backing vocals by [[Music/SiouxsieAndTheBanshees Siouxsie Sioux,]] Sioux,]], "Just Say Yes" with backing vocals fron Saffron (lead vocalist of electronic rock band Republica) and "Foxy Lady" sung by Michael Dempsey.


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** Rob also took some shots at Music/{{Morrissey}}, stating that "Morrissey's so depressing, if he doesnít kill himself soon, I probably will" and "If Morrissey says not to eat meat, then Iím going to eat meat; thatís how much I hate Morrissey." TheSmiths frontman fired back, stating that "The Cure (are) a new dimension to the word 'crap'" and called their frontman "a whinebag".
31st Mar '17 3:18:44 PM OmarKarindu
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* DearNegativeReader: The band's Peel Sessions variant of "Grinding Halt," called "Desperate Journalist in Ongoing Meaningful Review Situation," is a vicious satire of an infamously negative review of ''Three Imaginary Boys'' by rock critic Paul Morley.
31st Mar '17 3:18:10 PM OmarKarindu
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* DearNegativeReader: The band's Peel Sessions variant of "Grinding Halt," called "Desperate Journalist in Ongoing Meaningful Review Situation," is a vicious satire of an infamously negative review of ''Three Imaginary Boys'' by rock critic Paul Morley.
20th Feb '17 8:30:51 PM bt8257
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->''''"Disintegration'' is the best album ever!"''

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->''''"Disintegration'' ->''"Disintegration'' is the best album ever!"''ever!"
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.]]
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