Cure

(Crawley, West Sussex Jan 77 – present)
orignially called Obelisk then Malice then Easy Cure

 

 

 

 

 

Official Pre-79 Releases;

 

Killing an arab 7” (Small Wonder, SMALL-11) released Dec 78
Tracks: Killing an arab, 10:15 Saturday night

 

Three Imaginary Boys LP (Fiction, FIX-1) recorded Sep/Oct 78, released May 79
Tracks: 10:15 Saturday night, Accuracy, Grinding halt, Another day, Object, Subway song, Foxy lady, Meathook, So what, Fire in cairo, It’s not you, Three imaginary boys, The weedy burton (hidden track)

 

Other Pre-79 Recordings;

Malice

St Wilfred’s Comprehensive School, Crawley 20-12-76
Tracks: Wild Thing, Suffragette City, Foxy Lady, Jailbreak, Plastic Passion

Easy Cure

Demo recorded 26-2-771
Tracks: Plastic passion

Demo recorded Apr 77 ‘home demo’
Tracks: 10:15 Saturday night, Killing an arab

Queen’s Square, Crawley 3-6-77
Tracks: I wish I was your mother

Demo recorded 10-10-77, Sound & Vision studios
Tracks: I jest need myself, I want to be old, Listen, Meathook, See the children

Demo recorded 15-11-77, Sound & Vision studios
Tracks: I saw her standing there, I’m cold, Killing an arab (slow vers.), Little girl, Rebel rebel

Rocket, Crawley 4-12-77
Tracks: Heroin Face

Demo recorded 77
Tracks: Desperate journalist (grinding halt)

Demo recorded Jan 78, PSL Studio
Tracks: I just need myself, Plastic passion, Rebel rebel, Smashed up

Demo recorded Feb 78 ‘home demo’
Tracks: 10:15 Saturday night

Demo recorded Mar 78 ‘home demo’
Tracks: Cocktail party

Demo recorded Apr 78 ‘home demo’
Tracks: Grinding halt

Montefiore Institute Hall, Crawley 22-4-78
Tracks: (Unknown #1), (Unknown #2), (Unknown #3), Subway Song

Cure

Demo recorded 25-5-78, Chestnut Studios
Tracks: 10:15 Saturday night, Boys don’t cry, Fire in cairo, I just need myself, I want to be old, I’m cold, It’s not you, Killing an arab, Plastic passion, See the children

Demo recorded Oct 78 ‘Three Imaginary Boys’ outtakes
Tracks: Faded smiles (I don’t know), Play with me, Winter

BBC John Peel session recorded 4-12-78
Tracks: Killing an arab, 10:15 Saturday night, Fire in cairo, Boys don’t cry

 

Further Information;

http://www.thecure.com
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Cure
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Smith_(musician)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lol_Tolhurst
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Dempsey
http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/artists/69ee3720-a7cb-4402-b48d-a02c366f2bcf
http://www.thecuredisintegration.com/bin
http://www.picturesofyou.us/poyindex.htm
http://impressionofsounds.com
http://www.curebabble.com
http://www.curiosity.de

Line ups;

Obelisk
72 – 74
Robert Smith (keyb)
Michael Dempsey (gtr)
Marc Ceccagno (gtr)
Lol Tolhurst (drms)
Alan Hill (gtr)

Malice #1
Jan – Apr 76
Robert Smith (keyb)
Michael Dempsey (gtr)
Marc Ceccagno (gtr)
Graham ? (drms)

#2
Apr – Oct 76
Robert Smith (keyb)
Michael Dempsey (gtr)
Marc Ceccagno (gtr)
Lol Tolhurst (drms)

#3
Oct 76 – Jan 77
Robert Smith (keyb/voc)
Michael Dempsey (gtr)
Lol Tolhurst (drms)
Porl Thompson (gtr)

Easy Cure #1
Jan – Sep 77
Robert Smith (voc/gtr)
Michael Dempsey (gtr)
Lol Tolhurst (drms)
Porl Thompson (gtr)

#2
Sep 77 – May 78
Robert Smith (voc/gtr)
Michael Dempsey (gtr)
Lol Tolhurst (drms)
Porl Thompson (gtr)
Peter O’Toole (voc)

Cure #1
May 78 – Nov 79
Robert Smith (voc/gtr/bass)
Michael Dempsey (gtr)
Lol Tolhurst (drms)

Porl Thompson later in Mystery Plane, Marc Ceccagno later in Amulet
Robert Smith also in Siouxsie & the Banshees

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