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The Cure: In Search Of El Dorado

Report and Interview by Johnny Black, Q, July 1987

EARLY IN THE evening of 27 March 1987 in Rio de Janeiro, Robert Smith is sipping tea in the air-conditioned cool of The Cure's luxury ...

Taking The Cure With Robert

Interview by Deborah Frost, Creem, October 1987

"I put make-up on when I wake up. Some times, if I'm go-ing shopping, depend-ing upon what shop I'm going to, I wear it. If ...


The Cure's Robert Smith (1995)

Interview by Johnny Black, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1995

Johnny Black quizzes the Cure frontman on being childlike, on the album Disintegration, his 30th birthday crisis, stories from the touring front, and the exit of Lol Tolhurst.

File format: mp3; in 4 parts, total file sizes: 103.4mb, total interview length: 1h 53' 04" sound quality: ****

The Cure's Simon Gallup (1995)

Interview by Johnny Black, Rock's Backpages Audio, 1995

The Cure's bass player Simon Gallup's take on the Lol Tolhurst affair, getting married, plus stories from the road.

File format: mp3; in 2 parts, total file sizes: 44.7mb, total interview length: 51' 03" sound quality: ****


The Cure: Practical Poprock

Profile and Interview by Ian Birch, Melody Maker, March 1979

That's the Cure, the no-image band who do more with less to charismatic effect. IAN BIRCH probed the mystery. ...

The Cure: Three Imaginary Boys (Fiction)

Review by Paul Morley, New Musical Express, May 1979

AAAH! MORE alert and anguished young men chalking up more sanctioned and sanctimonious marks. Do not applaud them. ...

The Cure: A Demonstration Of Household Appliances

Interview by Nick Kent, New Musical Express, May 1979

THE OFFICES of Fiction Records are located a stone's throw from Willesden High Street — a handy five-minutes stroll from the tube station — sequestered ...

The Cure: Capitol Theatre, Aberdeen

Live Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, September 1979

THIS GIG with The Cure supposedly supporting the Banshees had a somewhat surprising outcome which you'll have read about last week in this journal but ...

The Cure: Art For Pop's Sake

Profile and Interview by Jon Young, Trouser Press, January 1980

ROBERT SMITH of the Cure is not your ordinary front man. ...

The Cure Play It Pure

Live Review by Van Gosse, Village Voice, The, April 1980

MOTHER OF GOD, another good English band. It's getting so people are scared to go near record shops, for fear of parting with their fillings, ...

The Cure: Emerald City, Philadelphia

Live Review by Van Gosse, Melody Maker, April 1980

THE CURE HAVE just made their American debut at Emerald City, a huge "rock disco" outside of Philadelphia. Beside Jefferson Starship playing the Roxy, it's ...

The Cure: Seventeen Seconds (Fiction) ****½

Review by Phil Sutcliffe, Sounds, May 1980

REALLY HANDY for you isn't it, reviewing an album a month after release when it's already up to 20 in the charts? Sorry. Don't blame ...

A Cure For All Ills

Interview by Mike Stand, Face, The, June 1980

‘A FOREST’ a hit? Improbable as it sounds, yes. The Cure are on the move again. ...

The Cure

Profile and Interview by Jim Green, Trouser Press, November 1981

THE CURE is this kind of rock band that encourages a blurring of distinctions between journalism and criticism. They simply must be considered subjectively; dealing ...

The Cure: …Happily Ever After

Review by Robot A. Hull, Creem, January 1982

"ORDER IS A NECESSARY condition for anything the human mind is to understand," writes Rudolph Arnheim inEntropy And Art. ...

The Cure

Interview by Dave Rimmer, Smash Hits, October 1983

Q: WHAT DO The Cure, The Banshees, The Royal Ballet and Crawley all have in common? ...

The Cure: Top Cat He's Intellectual

Interview by Mat Snow, New Musical Express, May 1984

CATERPILLAR, lovecat, fatcat, catamite, catatonia – it was a mean word-association game I played on the way to meet Robert Smith of The Cure. ...

The Cure: Curiouser & Curiouser

Interview by William Shaw, Blitz, September 1985

In the six and a half years since the release of their first single, 'Killing An Arab', The Cure have released seven albums, with another, ...

Robert Smith: A Suitable Case for Treatment

Interview by Fiona Russell Powell, Face, The, October 1985

"We can't make it. We are ready to die when we are born. We are the patsies. And I hate the intellectual freak who realises ...

There Is No Easy Cure

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Creem, March 1986

"LOVE CURES A NIGHTMARE. A vivid recurring nightmare turned Cure leader Robert Smith into a nervous wreck. Now, as the group rockets through the charts, ...

The Head On The Cure

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, December 1986


Two-Headed Monster: The Cure: Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (Fiction)

Review by Jane Solanas, New Musical Express, May 1987

HEAD FOR THE HILLS, it's the return of the double album! ...

The Cure

Profile and Interview by Adam Sweeting, Spin, July 1987

Robert Smith grew up like any other alienated boy from the suburbs. Then he grew down and became one of pop music's great eccentrics. ...

The Cure's Lol Tolhurst: A Dose Of Keyboard Fever

Interview by Mark Dery, Keyboard, August 1987

EVER SINCE schoolmates Robert Smith, Laurence "Lol" Tolhurst, and Michael Dempsey formed Easy Cure in 1976 – the name was eventually shortened to the Cure ...

Race and Gender: Thisism, Thatism

Comment by Iman Lababedi, Creem, February 1988

IN 1981 I interviewed the Cure for CREEM. That was three years after they'd released their paean to Albert Camus's superb existentialist novel, The Stranger. ...

The Cure

Interview by Martin Aston, OOR, 1989

IN THE WEEK that U2's new video finds them hanging out with blues legend BB King while Simple Minds roam the windswept Spanish hills, Robert ...

The Curious Case Of The Cure

Interview by Johnny Black, Times, The, April 1989

IF ANY ROCK millionaire other than Robert Smith claimed not to know the chart position of his latest single, it would be impossible to believe. ...

The Cure: Disintegration

Review by Mat Snow, Q, May 1989

Closer To The Edge. ...

The Cure: Caught In The Act

Interview by Robert Sandall, Q, May 1989

He denies any grasp of promotional ploys, yet The Cure have built up a vast international following. Is there, behind all that lipstick and conspicuous ...

The Cure: The Art of Falling Apart

Interview by Simon Witter, Sky, June 1989

The Cure's Robert Smith has been worrying about the meaning of life since he was only 13. So have his armies of fans - Cure ...

The Cure On Tour: Mope Rock For The Masses

Interview by Michael Azerrad, St Louis Post Dispatch, August 1989

THINGS DON'T LOOK good. A couple of days after two extraordinary sold-out concerts at Paris' 15,000-seat Bercy Auditorium, The Cure is getting ready to play ...

The Cure's Robert Smith

Profile and Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Revolution, September 1989

LAST TIME I saw Robert Smith of the Cure, he was lying on a bed of spider webs and being swallowed by and giant gummy ...

Searching For The Cure

Report and Interview by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, September 1989

Can the masters of "mope rock" enjoy life at the top? ...

Exit The '80s — Goth: Bats Out Of Hell

Overview by Cathi Unsworth, Sounds, September 1989

It's been the decade of the goth — but, somewhere along the line, the innovation of The Birthday Party, the Banshees and the Sisters gave ...

The Cure, Love and Rockets, The Pixies, Shelleyann Orphan: Giants Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

Live Review by Michael Azerrad, Rolling Stone, October 1989

HAD SOMEONE predicted in 1978 that 49,223 people in a stadium would one day clap and sing along as the Gothic rockers in the Cure ...

The Cure: Mixed Up Kid

Interview by Betty Page, Vox, December 1990

If Disintegration led to just that for self-confessed 'English werewolf in Crawley' Robert Smith, what on earth will happen to him with the release of ...

The Cure: Wish

Review by Robert Sandall, Q, May 1992

IT'S LATE AT NIGHT; a couple of echoey electric guitars are plinking and howling at each other across a doom-laden backbeat; a frail and young-sounding ...

The Cure: Wish (Elektra)

Review by Jon Young, Spin, May 1992

SOB, SOB. Whimper, sniff. Sorry. I was just savoring the new Cure disc, which means taking a headlong plunge into a deep, dark pit of ...

Robert Smith: Dr. Robert Explains It All

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Pulse!, June 1992

In a rare solo interview, Cure leader Robert Smith dissects his cult, defines his own private punk and pursues his Wish. ...

The Cure: Robert Smith's Wish List

Interview by Simon Reynolds, Melody Maker, December 1992

FIFTEEN years on, THE CURE are post-punk's hardy perennial. Of all their peers, they're virtually alone in making it to stadium level without pandering or ...

The Cure: How Did This Get To Be A Superstar?

Profile and Interview by Stuart Maconie, Q, July 1993

Who are you calling laughable, dull, unattractive, doleful, po-faced, lazy and badly attired? He forgot gloomy and morbid, but you get the picture. Despite a ...

The Cure: Show (Fiction)

Review by Mat Snow, Q, October 1993

The Cure are a cult band much as Scientology is a cult religion: their adherents are legion and the degree of cultist identification is intense. ...

Show and Tell: An Interview with Robert Smith

Interview by Susan Compo, Spin, November 1993

After nearly 15 years as the pope of mope, the Cure's Robert Smith longs to let his hair down, watch some soccer, and read a ...

The Cure: Happily Ever After

Interview by Susan Compo, Spin, November 1993

After nearly 15 years as the pope of mope, The Cure's Robert Smith longs to let his hair down, watch some soccer, and read a ...

The Cure

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Rolling Stone, 1996

THEY'RE LIVING in a house, a very big house, in the country. "Actually", says Robert Smith, showing me around the candlelit ground floor, smoky log ...

The Cure: An interview with Robert Smith

Interview by Sylvie Simmons, Rolling Stone, 1997

THE ROAD to Christmas is choked with compilation albums. Greatest Hits and Best Ofs, collections of the safe-and-familiar-plus-bonus-new-track clog up the record shops at this ...

The Cure: Galore: The Singles 1987-1997

Review by Johnny Cigarettes, New Musical Express, November 1997

IN AN UNGUARDED moment, Mick Jagger once admitted that there came a point in the mid-'70s – once the Stones had made Exile On Main ...

The Cure: Robert Smith Gets Happy

Interview by Jim Sullivan, Boston Globe, The, November 1997

After 18 years, The Cure's leader discovers fun ...

The Cure: Astoria, London

Live Review by Keith Cameron, Guardian, The, February 2000

IF LIFE REALLY begins at 40, then pity Robert Smith, a man who has spent more than 20 years ruminating on the sheer hopelessness of ...

The Cure: Bloodflowers

Review by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, March 2000

POSSIBLE SWANSONG from crying-on-the-inside clown prince of Stadium Goth. ...

The Cure: The Cure Greatest Hits (Mercury) ****

Review by Stephen Dalton, Uncut, December 2001

GALORE UPDATED: more jam-smeared love muffin, vicar? ...

The Cure: 'Just Like Heaven'

Retrospective and Interview by Johnny Black, Blender, October 2003

VITAL STATISTICS:SONG: 'Just Like Heaven'Artist: The CureLabel: ElektraPerformers: Robert Smith : guitar/vocals; Porl Thompson - guitar; Lol Tolhurst - keyboards; Simon Gallup – Bass; Boris ...

Hardcore Pornography: The Cure

Book Excerpt by Jeff Apter, 'Never Enough' (Omnibus Press), 2005

Goth rock icons the Cure had a lot to lose while recording their hugely influential, career-making album, 1982's Pornography - not the least being their ...

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