Thursday, November 16, 2017
40 Years of The Cure: one of Britain’s most underrated bands
It’s been an unbelievable 40 years since iconic musician and singer Robert Smith took on the role of frontman for his school band The Easy Cure.
This group of friends had been gigging locally but struggled to find the right singer until Smith stepped up in September 1977 and he hasn’t stepped down since.
In fact this much-loved group (renamed the more familiar The Cure in ’78) have consistently released new material and continued to perform live for the past four decades.
However, despite inspiring a Gothic generation and enjoying a few commercial bursts (including the ubiquitous The Love Cats and Friday I’m In Love) this prolific group have slipped a little under the popular radar.
Which is probably where they like it.
But for the global army of fans who have kept faith all these years, a Cure gig is still the best night out of the year.
Think three euphoric dancing hours of familiar hits, forgotten favourites and all the feels.
We pore over the extensive back catalogue, stuffed full of gems applicable to any situation or emotion.
Whether you want to laugh, cry, fall in love or dance wildly, there’s a track for that.
Read the rest at Metro.
Posted by Craig at 6:56 AM