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

 

Gigography (up to end 78, Incomplete)
Malice
18/12/76 Worth Abbey, Crawley
20/12/76 St Wilfrid’s School, Crawley
Easy Cure
22/04/77 St Edwards Hall, Crawley
06/05/77 Rocket, Crawley
15/05/77 Rocket, Crawley
07/06/77 Earlswood, Crawley
26/06/77 Rocket, Crawley
03/07/77 Queen’s Square, Crawley
23/07/77 Rocket, Crawley
05/08/77 St Edwards Hall, Crawley
13/08/77 Lakeside, Crawley
14/08/77 Rocket, Crawley
11/09/77 Rocket, Crawley
09/10/77 Queen’s Square, Crawley
16/10/77 Felbridge Village Hall, East Grinstead
23/10/77 Rocket, Crawley
28/10/77 St Edwards Hall, Crawley
31/10/77 Lakeside, Crawley
20/11/77 Rocket, Crawley
04/12/77 Rocket, Crawley
17/12/77 Park Hotel, Effingham
18/12/77 Rocket, Crawley
22/12/77 St Edwards Hall, Crawley
23/12/77 Upjohn Pharmaceutical, Crawley
31/12/77 Orpington General Hospital
19/02/78 Rocket, Crawley
22/04/78 Montefiore Hall, Crawley
04/78 Lakers Hotel, Redhill
Cure
18/05/78 Rocket, Crawley
11/06/78 Lakers Hotel, Redhill
09/07/78 Rocket, Crawley
14/07/78 Buccaneer Bar, Brighton
15/07/78 Lakers Hotel, Redhill
12/08/78 Buccaneer Bar, Brighton
19/08/78 Merstham Village Hall, Redhill
27/08/78 Lakers Hotel, Redhill
05/09/78 Ulster Hall, Belfast
13/09/78 Lakers Hotel, Redhill
17/09/78 Lakers Hotel, Redhill
02/10/78 Bolton Technical College (?)
05/10/78 Kent University, Canterbury
06/10/78 City of London Polytechnic (*)
21/10/78 Lakers Hotel, Redhill
22/10/78 Lakers Hotel, Redhill
25/10/78 Windsor Castle, Harrow Rd, London
28/10/78 Lakers Hotel, Redhill
06/11/78 Windsor Castle, Harrow Rd, London
13/11/78 Windsor Castle, Harrow Rd, London
20/11/78 Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, London
24/11/78 Town Hall, High Wycombe
25/11/78 Cricket Ground, Northampton
26/11/78 Greyhound, Park Lane, Croydon
28/11/78 Top Rank, Cardiff
30/11/78 Tiffany’s, Halesowen
01/12/78 Aston University, Birmingham
02/12/78 Pavilion, West Runton (*)
03/12/78 Locarno, Bristol
05/12/78 California Ballroom, Dunstable
06/12/78 Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, London
07/12/78 Kent University, Canterbury
08/12/78 Corn Dolly, Oxford
11/12/78 F Club (Brannigans), Leeds (*)
12/12/78 Grey Hall, York (*)
13/12/78 Woods Leisure Centre, Colchester (*)
15/12/78 Windsor Castle, Harrow Rd, London
19/12/78 Hope & Anchor, Islington, London
20/12/78 Railway Hotel, West Hampstead, London
22/12/78 Music Machine, Camden High St, London
22/12/78 Upjohn Pharmaceutical, Flemming Way, Crawley
27/12/78 Marquee Club, Wardour Street, London
(?) = noted but uncertainty with date and/or venue
(*) = band originally booked but did not appear / gig cancelled and/or date moved
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