THE CURE Released Timeless Cracker ‘BOYS DON’T CRY’ 35 Years Ago…

Knockouts from the past

15 June 2019

Stand-alone single ‘BOYS DON’T CRY‘ by Goth legends THE CURE came out this day 40 years ago, on 15 June 1979. In the US the song was included as title track of the LP ‘Boys Don’t Cry‘, the American equivalent to the band’s debut album Three Imaginary Boys. It was written by Michael Dempsey, Robert Smith, and Lol Tolhurst. Later Smith confessed that they wrote this and other poppy earworms to extend their fanbase and make new followers acquainted with their other more album orientated work. Here come the boys…

THE CURE: Website – Facebook – Discography

30 Years Ago THE CURE Released Their Tour De Force Album… ‘DISINTEGRATION’

2 May 2019

Goth icons THE CURE scored a bestseller with their eighth album, titled DISINTEGRATION. It was released 30 years ago today, on 2 May 1989. It became the band’s first massive commercial triumph, selling more than three million copies and peaking at #3 in the UK and at #12 in the USA. A string of brilliant singles ‘Lullaby‘, ‘Pictures Of You‘, ‘Love Song‘ and ‘Fascination Street’ (only a single in America) definitely helped the band’s celebrity going sky-high. NME magazine named it ‘a mindblowing and stunningly complete album.’

Here are three classic top moments…




Album in full…

THE CURE: Facebook – All Albums

R.I.P. Andy Anderson…

Drummer ANDY ANDERSON worked with a series of high-profile artists such as Iggy Pop, Peter Gabriel, Edwyn Collins and Isaac Hayes. He was probably best known as THE CURE‘s drummer in 1983-1984. He played on their 1984 THE TOP album. On the following clip you can see him live with the band when performing the album’s s great opening track SHAKE DOG SHAKE starting with his brilliant hammering intro…

Lyrics Of The Day – By… THE CURE

Here’s the song ‘Pictures‘ by THE CURE in full…

I’ve been looking so long at these pictures of you
That I almost believe that they’re real
I’ve been living so long with my pictures of you
That I almost believe that the pictures
Are all I can feel
Remembering you standing quiet in the rain
As I ran to your heart to be near
And we kissed as the sky fell in
Holding you close
How I always held close in your fear
Remembering you running soft through the night
You were bigger and brighter and wider than snow
And screamed at the make-believe
Screamed at the sky
And you finally found all your courage
To let it all go
Remembering you fallen into my arms
Crying for the death of your heart
You were stone white
So delicate
Lost in the cold
You were always so lost in the dark
Remembering you how you used to be
Slow drowned
You were angels
So much more than everything
Hold for the last time then slip away quietly
Open my eyes
But I never see anything
If only I’d thought of the right words
I could have held on to your heart
If only I’d thought of the right words
I wouldn’t be breaking apart
All my pictures of you
Looking so long at these pictures of you
But I never hold on to your heart
Looking so long for the words to be true
But always just breaking apart
My pictures of you
There was nothing in the world
That I ever wanted more
Than to feel you deep in my heart
There was nothing in the world
That I ever wanted more
Than to never feel the breaking apart
All my pictures of you

Released as a single 19 March 1990 – From the ‘Disintegration‘ album…