From Punk Rock to New Wave, The Cure has been categorized as one of the world’s most famous and heart melting rock bands. With lead singer Robert Smith, they serenade millions of people in a way that most find peculiar yet very satisfying.
Who is this musical remedy?
Hailing from Crawley, West Sussex, the Cure was formed in 1976 by Robert Smith. They have experienced constant line up changes, leaving Smith as the only original member. They released an album called Three Imaginary Boys in the late 1970s and later their second single “Boys Don’t Cry” became a hit in the charts.
The first actual gig of what became a global phenomenon started in Notre Dame middle School that featured Robert Smith on piano, Michael Dempsey on guitars, Laurence Tolhurst on drums, Marc Ceccagano on lead guitars and Alan Hill on Bass. Ceccagno formed the band “Malice” with Smith and Dempsey who later switched to bass. But soon after, Ceccagno left the band to form another group called Amulet and the two remaining members, specifically Smith and Dempsey renamed their band Easy Cure due to their punk rock influences.
Rise to Stardom
They’re punk rock and new wave style to music became fuel for punk rock and new wave movements which sparked the punk rock revolution in Great Britain. And after some time, the band sparked up a new genre of music named Gothic Rock.
In 1982, the band released an album entitled Pornography and after some time, the future of the Cure was quite on the gloomy side because of the reputation they have inculcated in the ears and eyes of people. So Robert Smith decided to add a little ‘’Pop” on their musical approach and rearrange their stage presence into a more signature look. Singles like Let’s Go To Bed boosted up the Cure’s reputation and quickly skyrocketed them to fame. They followed their famous run with Lovesong, Just Like Heaven and Friday I’m In Love that added much fuel in their rise to stardom. And as of 2004, the band has sold over 27 million albums. All in all, the Cure has made 13 studio albums, 10 EPs and more than 30 singles.