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The Cure are one of the most well-known rock groups of all-time largely due to their unparalleled style, eerie appearance and influentially intriguing lyrics. The seeds for this British band were planted in 1972, but their first LP was not released until 1979. They have since released 12…more

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  • Trivia

    • Robert Smith has considered the albums Pornography, Disintegration and Bloodflowers as a trilogy as they are linked together stylistically. In 2002 the band performed all three albums in their entirety at a live show in Berlin. This concert would later go on to be released on a DVD titled The Cure: Trilogy.

    • The Cure's lead singer Robert Smith is well known for his uniquely creepy appearance. He has wild hair which has been compared to a spider on many occasions, smudged red lipstick and a very ghostly complexion.

    • Live Album: Paris
      Release Date: 1993
      Label: Fiction Records
      Tracks:
      "The Figurehead"
      "One Hundred Years"
      "At Night"
      "Play for Today"
      "Apart"
      "In Your House"
      "Lovesong"
      "Catch"
      "A Letter to Elise"
      "Dressing Up"
      "Charlotte Sometimes"
      "Close to Me"

    • Live Album: Show
      Release Date: 1993
      Label: Fiction Records
      Tracks:
      "Tape"
      "Open"
      "High"
      "Pictures of You"
      "Lullaby"
      "Just Like Heaven"
      "Fascination Street"
      "A Night Like This"
      "Trust"
      "Doing the Unstuck"
      "The Walk"
      "Let's Go to Bed"
      "Friday I'm in Love"
      "Inbetween Days"
      "From The Edge of the Deep Green Sea"
      "Never Enough"
      "Cut"
      "End"

    • Live Album: Entreat
      Release Date: 1991
      Label: Fiction Records
      Tracks:
      "Pictures of You" – 7:08
      "Closedown" – 4:23
      "Last Dance" – 4:41
      "Fascination Street" – 5:20
      "Prayers For Rain" – 4:49
      "Disintegration" – 7:41
      "Homesick" – 6:49
      "Untitled" – 6:33

    • Live Album: Concert
      Release Date: 1984
      Label: Fiction Records
      Tracks:
      "Shake Dog Shake"
      "Primary"
      "Charlotte Sometimes"
      "The Hanging Garden"
      "Give Me It"
      "The Walk"
      "One Hundred Years"
      "A Forest"
      "10:15 Saturday Night"
      "Killing an Arab"

    • Album: The Cure
      Release Date: June 28, 2004
      Label: Geffen Records
      Tracks:
      "Lost" – 4:07
      "Labyrinth" – 5:14
      "Before Three" – 4:40
      "The End of the World" – 3:43
      "Anniversary" – 4:22
      "Us Or Them" – 4:09
      "alt.end" – 4:30
      "(I Don't Know What's Going) On" – 2:57
      "Taking Off" – 3:19
      "Never" – 4:04
      "The Promise" – 10:21

    • Album: Bloodflowers
      Release Date: February 15, 2000
      Label: Fiction Records
      Tracks:
      "Out of This World" – 6:43
      "Watching Me Fall" – 11:13
      "Where the Birds Always Sing" – 5:44
      "Maybe Someday" – 5:04
      "Coming Up" – 6:26
      "The Last Day of Summer" – 5:36
      "There Is No If...." – 3:43
      "The Loudest Sound" – 5:09
      "39" – 7:19
      "Bloodflowers" – 7:31

    • Album: Wild Mood Swings
      Release Date: May 21, 1996
      Label: Fiction Records
      Tracks:
      "Want" – 5:06
      "Club America" – 5:01
      "This Is a Lie" – 4:29
      "The 13th" – 4:08
      "Strange Attraction" – 4:19
      "Mint Car" – 3:32
      "Jupiter Crash" – 4:15
      "Round & Round & Round" – 2:38
      "Gone!" – 4:31
      "Numb" – 4:49
      "Return" – 3:28
      "Trap" – 3:37
      "Treasure" – 3:45
      "Bare" – 7:56

    • Album: Wish
      Release Date: April 21, 1992
      Label: Elektra Records
      Tracks:
      "Open" – 6:51
      "High" – 3:37
      "Apart" – 6:38
      "From the Edge of the Deep Green Sea" – 7:44
      "Wendy Time" – 5:13
      "Doing the Unstuck" – 4:24
      "Friday I'm in Love" – 3:38
      "Trust" – 5:33
      "A Letter to Elise" – 5:14
      "Cut" – 5:55
      "To Wish Impossible Things" – 4:43
      "End" – 6:46

    • Album: Disintegration
      Release Date: May 2, 1989
      Label: Fiction Records (UK) and Elektra Records (US)
      Tracks:
      "Plainsong" – 5:12
      "Pictures of You" – 7:24
      "Closedown" – 4:16
      "Lovesong" – 3:28
      "Last Dance" – 4:42
      "Lullaby" – 4:08
      "Fascination Street" – 5:16
      "Prayers for Rain" – 6:04
      "The Same Deep Water as You" – 9:18
      "Disintegration" – 8:18
      "Homesick" – 7:06
      "Untitled" – 6:30

    • Album: Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me
      Release Date: May 1987
      Label: Fiction Records
      Tracks:
      "The Kiss" – 6:17
      "Catch" – 2:42
      "Torture" – 4:13
      "If Only Tonight We Could Sleep" – 4:50
      "Why Can't I Be You?" – 3:11
      "How Beautiful You Are" – 5:09
      "The Snakepit" – 6:56
      "Hey You!!!" – 2:21
      "Just Like Heaven" – 3:30
      "All I Want" – 5:18
      "Hot Hot Hot !!!" – 3:32
      "One More Time" – 4:29
      "Like Cockatoos" – 3:38
      "Icing Sugar" – 3:48
      "The Perfect Girl" – 2:33
      "A Thousand Hours" – 3:21
      "Shiver and Shake" – 3:26
      "Fight" – 4:26

    • Album: The Head on the Door
      Release Date: August 13, 1985
      Label: Fiction Records (UK) and Elektra Records (US)
      Tracks:
      "In Between Days" – 2:57
      "Kyoto Song" – 4:16
      "The Blood" – 3:43
      "Six Different Ways" – 3:18
      "Push" – 4:31
      "The Baby Screams" – 3:44
      "Close to Me" – 3:23
      "A Night Like This" – 4:16
      "Screw" – 2:38
      "Sinking" – 4:57

    • Album: The Top
      Release Date: May 1, 1984
      Label: Fiction Records
      Tracks:
      "Shake Dog Shake" – 4:55
      "Birdmad Girl" – 4:05
      "Wailing Wall" – 5:17
      "Give Me It" – 3:42
      "Dressing Up" – 2:51
      "The Caterpillar" – 3:40
      "Piggy in the Mirror" – 3:40
      "The Empty World" – 2:36
      "Bananafishbones" – 3:12
      "The Top" – 6:50

    • Album: Pornography
      Release Date: 1 May, 1982
      Label: Fiction Records
      Tracks:
      "One Hundred Years" – 6:40
      "A Short Term Effect" – 4:22
      "The Hanging Garden" – 4:33
      "Siamese Twins" – 5:29
      "The Figurehead" – 6:15
      "A Strange Day" – 5:04
      "Cold" – 4:26
      "Pornography" – 6:27

    • Album: Faith
      Release Date: April 21, 1981
      Label: A&M Records
      Tracks:
      "The Holy Hour" – 4:25
      "Primary" – 3:35
      "Other Voices" – 4:28
      "All Cats Are Grey" – 5:28
      "The Funeral Party" – 4:14
      "Doubt" – 3:11
      "The Drowning Man" – 4:50
      "Faith" – 6:43

    • Album: Seventeen Seconds
      Release Date: April, 1980
      Label: Fiction Records
      Tracks:
      "A Reflection" - 2:09
      "Play for Today" - 3:39
      "Secrets" - 3:19
      "In Your House" - 4:06
      "Three" 2:36
      "The Final Sound" - 0:52
      "A Forest" - 5:55
      "M" - 3:03
      "At Night" - 5:54
      "Seventeen Seconds" - 4:01

    • Album: Three Imaginary Boys
      Release Date: June, 1979
      Label: Fiction Records
      Tracks:
      "10:15 Saturday Night"
      "Accuracy"
      "Grinding Halt"
      "Another Day"
      "Object"
      "Subway Song"
      "Foxy Lady" (Jimi Hendrix cover)
      "Meathook"
      "So What"
      "Fire in Cairo"
      "It's Not You"
      "Three Imaginary Boys"

    • The Cure's album Disintegration was ranked #326 on Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Albums of All Time" list and their album Boys Don't Cry was ranked #442.

    • The Cure's music video "Close To Me" was ranked #80 on MTV's 100 Greatest Videos Ever Made.

    • The Cure's song "Just Like Heaven" was ranked #22 on VH1's 100 Greatest Songs of the 80's.

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