The Cure

Profile:
English New Wave/post-punk / Pop Rock band founded in 1976 in Crawley, West Sussex.

The band has seen many line-up changes but Robert Smith has been the frontman/songwriter/vocalist/guitarist throughout their 40-year existence.

Line-ups:
Robert Smith, vocals (1976-present)
Michael Dempsey, bass (1976-1979)
Lol Tolhurst, drums/keyboards (1976-1989)
Simon Gallup, bass (1979-1982, 1984-present)
Matthieu Hartley, keyboards (1979-1980)
Phil Thornalley, bass (1983-1984)
Andy Anderson, drums (1983-1984)
Porl Thompson, saxophone/guitar/keyboards (1983, 1985-1993, 2005-2011)
Boris Williams, drums (1984-1994)
Roger O'Donnell, keyboards (1987-1990, 1995-2005, 2011-present)
Perry Bamonte, guitar/keyboards (1990-2005)
Jason Cooper, drums (1995-present)
Reeves Gabrels, guitar (2012-present)

Inducted into the "Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame" in 2019
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Albums

2383 539 The Cure - Three Imaginary Boys album art The Cure Three Imaginary Boys (Album, Comp) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Fiction Records 2383 539 France 1979 Sell This Version
FIXDC 4, 3170 574 The Cure - Seventeen Seconds album art The Cure Seventeen Seconds (Album, Comp) Fiction Records, Fiction Records FIXDC 4, 3170 574 UK 1980 Sell This Version
3170511 The Cure - Boys Don't Cry album art The Cure Boys Don't Cry (Album, Comp) PVC Records, PVC Records, Fiction Records 3170511 Philippines 1980 Sell This Version
SP-79801 The Cure - Faith album art The Cure Faith (Album, Single) Fiction Records, Fiction Records SP-79801 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
3577 363 The Cure - Faith And 'Carnage Visors' album art The Cure Faith And 'Carnage Visors' (Album, Comp) Fiction Records 3577 363 Netherlands 1981 Sell This Version
STUMC 023, CURE 002C The Cure - Pornography album art The Cure Pornography (Album, Single, Comp) Fiction Records, Fiction Records STUMC 023, CURE 002C New Zealand 1982 Sell This Version
1-23928, 9 23928-1 b The Cure - The Walk album art The Cure The Walk (MiniAlbum) Sire, Sire 1-23928, 9 23928-1 b US 1983 Sell This Version
821 136-4 The Cure - The Top album art The Cure The Top (Album, Comp) Fiction Records 821 136-4 Philippines 1984 Sell This Version
fixhc 10, fixhc10, 823 682-4 The Cure - Concert (The Cure Live) album art The Cure Concert (The Cure Live) (Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records, Fiction Records fixhc 10, fixhc10, 823 682-4 UK 1984 Sell This Version
CN 4676/S The Cure - In Concert - 371 album art The Cure In Concert - 371 BBC Transcription Services CN 4676/S UK 1985 Sell This Version
827 231-2, 827 231-2--10 The Cure - The Head On The Door album art The Cure The Head On The Door (Album, Comp) Fiction Records 827 231-2, 827 231-2--10 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
CN 4852/S The Cure - In Concert-393 album art The Cure In Concert-393 BBC Transcription Services CN 4852/S UK 1986 Sell This Version
#615 The Cure - King Biscuit Flower Hour album art The Cure / The Divinyls* The Cure / The Divinyls* - King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Transcription + LP, S/Sided) DIR Broadcasting #615 US 1986 Sell This Version
646 The Cure - The King Biscuit Flower Hour album art The Call / The Cure The Call / The Cure - The King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Promo, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Promo, Tra) DIR Broadcasting 646 US 1986 Sell This Version
832131/32-1 The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me album art The Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me (Album, Comp) Fiction Records 832131/32-1 Argentina 1987 Sell This Version
688 The Cure - The King Biscuit Flower Hour album art The Cure / The Outfield The Cure / The Outfield - The King Biscuit Flower Hour(LP, Promo, Transcription + LP, S/Sided, Promo, Tra) D.I.R. Broadcasting Corp. 688 US 1987 Sell This Version
IC 87-18 The Cure - Westwood One In Concert album art The Cure / Europe (2) The Cure / Europe (2) - Westwood One In Concert(2xLP, Transcription) Westwood One IC 87-18 US 1987 Sell This Version
KSME 2, 832 355-1 The Cure - Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me Interview album art The Cure Kiss Me Kiss Me Kiss Me Interview(LP, Promo) Fiction Records, Polydor KSME 2, 832 355-1 UK 1987 Sell This Version
CN5107/S The Cure - In Concert-427 album art The Cure In Concert-427 BBC Transcription Services CN5107/S UK 1988 Sell This Version
839 353-4, FIXHC 14 The Cure - Disintegration album art The Cure Disintegration (Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 839 353-4, FIXHC 14 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
CN 5628/S The Cure - In Concert-500 album art The Cure In Concert-500(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 5628/S UK 1990 Sell This Version
847 099-4 The Cure - Mixed Up album art The Cure Mixed Up (Comp, Album) Fiction Records, Fiction Records 847 099-4 Europe 1990 Sell This Version
FIX F14 The Cure - Entreat album art The Cure Entreat (Album) Fiction Records, Polydor FIX F14 France 1989 Sell This Version
CURE PROCD3 The Cure - An Interview album art The Cure An Interview(CD, Promo) Polydor CURE PROCD3 UK 1990 Sell This Version
513 261-4 The Cure - Wish album art The Cure Wish (Album) Fiction Records, Polydor 513 261-4 Colombia 1992 Sell This Version

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14geronimo

14geronimo

September 23, 2021
Japanese Whispers may be regarded formally as a compilation (even though it only contains songs unreleased on any albums...), in that case Standing On A Beach should definitively move to the compilation section too: it only contains songs also published on albums, except Charlotte Sometimes which was only released as a single. The jury is out on Boys Don't Cry, which for all intents and purposes is also a compilation of songs coming from the debut album Three Imaginary Boys, with a few singles added for good measure.

Personally I would live happily with three sections only for The Cure: (1) LP (2) EP/Singles and (3) Box Sets. The Compilation category is quite confusing for this band.
Escapist

Escapist

August 11, 2021
Simply put: one of the greatest UK bands in the history of music. Writing, performing - whatever. I'd put them up there with the Beatles Zep, Stones, et al. One of the best live bands I've ever seen and I last saw them in 2016. Brilliant.
MaddinB79

MaddinB79

July 8, 2021
I have been in Nijmegen where are many record stores. They sold the Cure Show (2021) as an unofficial double vinyl for 25€. Does anyone know if there is also an unofficial the cure Paris vinyl on the way?
unclefishbits

unclefishbits

January 11, 2021
Here's a interview during their USA Wish tour, when they arrived in New York. It's AWESOME: https://www.mixcloud.com/DJFishbits/the-cure-nyc-wish-tour-press-conference-5th-may-1992-on-the-queen-elizabeth-ii/
rorymc99

rorymc99

April 16, 2018
Really wish that they would re-issue Pornography and The Top deluxe editions in the jewelcases, like they did with TIB, SS, Faith, THOTD and KMKMKM
shinwell5

shinwell5

January 19, 2017
Travelled from UK to Budapest, to see the Cure again, adUK tickets sold out so quickly. Have seen the band lots of times in UK since the late 70's, and have to say they are still the world's best band.
denskrattandepolisen

denskrattandepolisen

December 6, 2015
Japanese Whispers is a compilation. postion 125 page 5.
fly39

fly39

May 22, 2014
.....JAPANESE WHISPERS.......where is it ?
SnoringCore

SnoringCore

March 9, 2013
The greatest rock band of the history of the universe !
The Cure are wonderful ! Thanks a lot to them and all their works !

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