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The Cure

Formed: 1976 in Crawley, England
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Genre: Pop/Rock
Group Members: Phil Thornalley, Andy Anderson, Perry Bamonte, Michael Dempsey, Simon Gallup, Mathieu Hartley, Robert Smith, Porl Thompson, Laurence Tolhurst, ...See All
Biography: Out of all the bands that emerged in the immediate aftermath of punk rock in the late '70s, few were as enduring and popular as the Cure. Led through numerous incarnations by guitarist/vocalist Robert Smith (born April 21, 1959), the band became notorious for its slow, gloomy dirges and Smith's ghoulish ...Read full biography
Boys Don't Cry
Released: 1980
Label: Elektra
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Falling somewhere between official release and compilation, Boys Don't Cry was released in February 1980 in hopes to get the band exposure outside of the U.K.. It captures the first phase of the band well, ...Read full review
Three Imaginary Boys
Released: 1979
Label: Universal Distribution
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Maybe it was youthful exuberance or perhaps it was the fact that the band itself was not pulling all the strings, Three Imaginary Boys is not only a very strong debut, but a near oddity (it's an admittedly ...Read full review