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The Cure

Impedancer

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I think I have to blame my brother for curing me it was him who introduced me to one of my  all time favourite bands The Cure I think i was about 11 - 12 years when i started to listen to them, isn´t it funny how you can love a band so much to the point it´s almost like you´ve lost your marbles ;-). One of my favourite cure albums is their album Pornography form 1982
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it is perhaps one of their darkest albums, listening to it is like sinking and slipping into the darkes place you can imagine, yet its spellbinding in its craziness. I´ve read that Robert did perhaps become a little crazy during during the making of the album. Cure's Pornography album was borne out of frontman Robert Smith's depression combined with the band's heavy drug use.
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He explained in Jeff Apter's Never Enough: The Story of the Cure: "I had two choices at the time, which were either completely giving in [committing suicide] or making a record of it and getting it out of me." The resulting dark album was dubbed by NME as "Phil Spector in Hell," and solidified the band's place in music history.

the drug-fueled sessions obliterated most of Smith's memories of crafting the album. He told Creem in 1986: "I don't remember writing a lot of it, particularly 'Pornography.' I don't remember writing much of it at all. I understand it, I know most of the references that are in the songs, but they're so disjointed, it took me a long time to figure out. A lot of it was written when I wasn't really, I wasn't sitting down and writing, I just remember going to the studio and having this big sheaf of words. I was so possessive around that time, of the record. I was very difficult to work with. Simon and Laurence didn't enjoy it at all." The album opens with the bleak lyric "It doesn't matter if we all die," but as it reaches its conclusion with the title track, it's clear Smith isn't giving up the struggle against his personal demons:

The Cure - Pornography - Live youtube
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I'll watch you drown in the shower
Pushing my life through your open eyes
I must fight this sickness
Find a cure
I must fight this sickness

the album peaked at #8 on the UK albums chart.

It makes me wonder if he did take any damage from his drug abuse? I cant understand how some of the artist can still be alive, some legends are not like bowie, they once asked bowie if he remembered any thing from the 70´s and he replied  no it was all in a blur or something like that. Ozzy was asked one and replied "drugs what is drugs" thankfully Robert has been clean since the 1990s.



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Daughter of the Nine Moons

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My favourite Cure album was also my introductory Cure album Boys Don't Cry. I think I was about 10.  I saw them live in 1987 with a hot mess of a guy who wanted to be Robert Smith lol

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Impedancer

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15 minutes ago, Daughter of the Nine Moons said:

My favourite Cure album was also my introductory Cure album Boys Don't Cry. I think I was about 10.  I saw them live in 1987 with a hot mess of a guy who wanted to be Robert Smith lol

Haha I know the feeling I was 14 when I saw them for the first time that was back in 1992 I was already then dressed like him and had adopted the same very large untidy cat hair do that he has but I never dyed it black :-) my introduction to Cure must have been the cure japanese whispers :-)

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Daughter of the Nine Moons

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2 minutes ago, Avalanche said:

but I never dyed it black

I wish I could say the same...the hot mess guy at a later time convinced me to dye my hair black. "Blue-Black" if I recall correctly lol :ph34r:

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4 hours ago, Daughter of the Nine Moons said:

I wish I could say the same...the hot mess guy at a later time convinced me to dye my hair black. "Blue-Black" if I recall correctly lol :ph34r:

Did I get any chicks with looking mopy dark and difficult no ;-)  I think I scared most of my classmates :-)

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Daughter of the Nine Moons

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I've been trying to think which is my favourite Cure song and I can't do it lol 

 

 

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I have the same problem I like most of their albums the only album i dont like is their self titled album. Released in 2004. How many times have you seen them live :-) 

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If you can turn your depression into art, then you will impress me!

By the way, I really love this song:

 

 

 

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Daughter of the Nine Moons

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19 hours ago, Avalanche said:

How many times have you seen them live :-) 

Just the one time. But it was an excellent show

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2 hours ago, Daughter of the Nine Moons said:

Just the one time. But it was an excellent show

I have only seen them 92, 96, 01,  08, 16 :-)   they were not so good 2001 saw them at the Arvika Festival just after seeing The Mission :-)

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LightAngel

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This was me in the old days.... :D

 

 

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9 minutes ago, LightAngel said:

This was me in the old days.... :D

 

 

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I like the old days...

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