2 September, 2014
HOT METRO FINDS: THE CURE at This Years Riot Fest 2014
THE CURE — Wow, they are still around. If you asked me if they would still be around back in 1989 I would have answered – “NO”. In fact when, “Friday I’m In Love” came out my buddy blurted out – “Media Whores!!” to the TV. But in reality The Cure was just doing what came naturally and that is writing poppy songs with heart. They had found their formula and their fan base and was just cranking out the hits…. when a band finds their groove they can do no wrong. That period of bliss can only last so long but the world is a little better place because of it. Hall and Oats did it, The Beatles did it, and even Lionel Ritchie did it.
Still — I never thought I would still be listening to these guys all these years into the future. The line up is changed over the years. Robert Smith and Simon Gallup are the two longest members of the group going back to 1979. Robert Smith goes all the way back to 1976.