Last year I blogged about those who the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame have snubbed. I think this year they may be trying to make it up to me. They have released the nominees. And several of those listed have been nominated. The one I think who is deserving is The Cure.
The Cure are an English rock band that formed in Crawley, Sussex in 1976. The band have endured on despite several lineup changes. With their iconic frontman, guitarist and main songwriter Robert Smith—known for his iconic wild hair, pale complexion, smudged lipstick and frequently gloomy and introspective lyrics—being the only constant member.
Like usual here are My Picks from The Cure.
Just Like Heaven
The group wrote most of the song during recording sessions in southern France in 1987. The lyrics were written by the band’s frontman Robert Smith, who drew inspiration from a past trip to the sea shore with his future wife. Before Smith had completed the lyrics, an instrumental version of the song was used as the theme for the French television show Les Enfants du Rock.
“Just Like Heaven” was the third single released from the band’s 1987 album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me, while Smith’s memories of the trip formed the basis for the song’s accompanying music video. The song became The Cure’s first American hit and in 1988 reached number 40 on the Billboard charts.
In Between Days
The song was released as the first single from the band’s 1985 album The Head on the Door.
Boys Don’t Cry
“Boys Don’t Cry” was the second single to be released by The Cure, released in June 1979. It was released in the UK as a stand-alone single, and was included as the title track on Boys Don’t Cry, the American equivalent to Three Imaginary Boys.
Pictures Of You
“Pictures of You” is the fourth and final single from the 1989 album Disintegration. According to interviews, the inspiration of the song came when a fire broke loose in Robert Smith’s home. After that day, Robert was going through the remains and came across his wallet which had pictures of his wife, Mary. The cover of the single is one of the pictures.
Friday I’m in Love
It is the second single taken from the album Wish (1992), and is among the band’s most well-known songs. It was nominated for a Grammy Award and won the award for European Viewer’s Choice for Best Music Video at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.
This is the third single from their eighth studio album Disintegration in 1989. The song saw considerable success in the United States, where it was the band’s only top ten pop hit.
The single was the new song on the Galore (1997) singles compilation 1987-1997.
Close to Me
Released in 1985 on The Head on the Door. The song was used as the theme music for the BBC sitcom The Smoking Room, for the BBC food programme A Taste of My Life presented by Nigel Slater.
Why Can’t I Be You?
1987 single from their album Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.
Hot Hot Hot!!!
Also from 1987’s Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me.
The End Of The World
2004 album The Cure