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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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POLS 1006, 2383 524 The Cure - 20 Of Another Kind album art Various Killing An Arab Various - 20 Of Another Kind (Comp, Album) Polydor, Polydor POLS 1006, 2383 524 Ireland 1978 Sell This Version
POLXC 1 The Cure - 20 Of Another Kind Volume Two album art Various Boys Don't Cry Various - 20 Of Another Kind Volume Two (Comp) Polydor, Polydor POLXC 1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
PROMO 1 The Cure - December Singles Sampler album art Various Jumping Someone Else's Train Various - December Singles Sampler(LP, Comp, Promo) Polydor PROMO 1 UK 1979 Sell This Version
2482 481 The Cure - Watch The Wave album art Various A Forest and 1 more… Various - Watch The Wave (Comp) Polydor 2482 481 Norway 1980 Sell This Version
2480 563 The Cure - New Wave Vibrations album art Various A Forest Various - New Wave Vibrations (Comp) Polydor 2480 563 Hong Kong 1980 Sell This Version
PLAPC002 The Cure - 20 Platinum Plus Two album art Various A Forest Various - 20 Platinum Plus Two (Comp) CBS Records New Zealand PLAPC002 New Zealand 1980 Sell This Version
USE 3 The Cure - The Last Stiff Compilation album art Various Jumping Someone Else's Train Various - The Last Stiff Compilation (Comp) Stiff Records USE 3 US 1980 Sell This Version
0901.027 The Cure - Rock Today album art Various Jumping Someone Else's Train Various - Rock Today(LP, Comp, Promo) Metronome 0901.027 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
0060.307 The Cure - Rock Today - Music For The Eighties (Die 16 Superhits Der Rock-Stars Von Heute) album art Various A Forest Various - Rock Today - Music For The Eighties (Die 16 Superhits Der Rock-Stars Von Heute)(LP, Comp) Metronome 0060.307 Germany 1980 Sell This Version
2480 570 The Cure - Rock & Ska album art Various A Forest Various - Rock & Ska(LP, Comp) Polydor 2480 570 Italy 1980 Sell This Version
24 82 482 The Cure - On The Wave album art Various Boys Don't Cry Various - On The Wave(LP, Comp) Polydor 24 82 482 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
PLAPC004 The Cure - Platinum Plus Volume 4 album art Various Primary Various - Platinum Plus Volume 4 (Comp) CBS, CBS PLAPC004 New Zealand 1981 Sell This Version
BAG 001 C The Cure - In The Bag album art Various Primary Various - In The Bag (Comp) Telmak BAG 001 C Australia 1981 Sell This Version
NE 1156 The Cure - Modern Dance album art Various Charlotte Sometimes Various - Modern Dance (Comp) K-Tel NE 1156 UK 1981 Sell This Version
008, 009 The Cure - Fast Forward 008/009: Annual Report album art Various Interview and 1 more… Various - Fast Forward 008/009: Annual Report(2xCass, Comp) Fast Forward Magazine, Fast Forward Magazine 008, 009 Australia 1981 Sell This Version
SP-17174 The Cure - Foreplay #47 album art Various Primary Various - Foreplay #47(12", Comp, Promo, Smplr) A&M Records SP-17174 US 1981 Sell This Version
AEIOU-121 The Cure - Soundtrack To The Film "One Size Fits All" album art Various Killing An Arab (France 1980) Various - Soundtrack To The Film "One Size Fits All" (Comp) Secret Taste AEIOU-121 US 1982 Sell This Version
TVC 1 The Cure - Modern Heroes album art Various Hanging Garden Various - Modern Heroes (Comp) TV Records TVC 1 UK 1982 Sell This Version
CE 2183 The Cure - Street Scene album art Various Let's Go To Bed Various - Street Scene (Comp) K-Tel CE 2183 UK & Ireland 1982 Sell This Version
AM SP 04970, SP-4970 The Cure - Dance 2 It Vol. 1 album art Various Primary Various - Dance 2 It Vol. 1 (Comp) A&M Records, A&M Records AM SP 04970, SP-4970 US 1982 Sell This Version
6448 209 The Cure - Juke Box 82 No 1 album art Various Play For Today Various - Juke Box 82 No 1 (Comp) Chrysalis 6448 209 Greece 1982 Sell This Version
HG 1 The Cure - Holiday Gold  album art Various Love Cats Various - Holiday Gold (Comp) Holiday Gold HG 1 New Zealand 1983 Sell This Version
814 253-1 The Cure - The Breakers '83 album art Various Let’s Go To Bed Various - The Breakers '83 (Comp) Polystar (3) 814 253-1 Australia 1983 Sell This Version
NE 1253 The Cure - Headline Hits album art Various The Walk Various - Headline Hits (Comp) K-Tel NE 1253 Ireland 1983 Sell This Version
TC NOW-1, TC NOW 11, TC NOW 12 The Cure - Now That's What I Call Music album art Various Love Cats Various - Now That's What I Call Music (Comp, Album) EMI, Virgin TC NOW-1, TC NOW 11, TC NOW 12 UK 1983 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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