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I heard about this fanclub althought I never belonged there. I am sure there are some people in this forum who were there, but I am not sure if they are still around. In any case, welcome to Curefans.com and hope to see you around often! :)

P.S. Curefans.com is 12 years old this year. The activity has decreased a lot due current social networks (FB, etc.) but people always come to check or post in the site from time to time.
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Other Artists / Happy Birthday, Wolfgang Flür!
« Last post by MeltingMan on July 17, 2017, 08:12:21 »
The following passage has been extracted from the preface
of his book Kraftwerk: I Was a Robot.

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From the start, Ralf Hütter and Florian Schneider-Esleben had suited
each other better. They had come from prosperous families where there had
never been a lack of money or, in particular, of culture or education. They had
elegant manners and had travelled widely in childhood. Karl Bartos and I, on
the other hand, came from the so-called middle class. Of course, we had also
been educated, particularly in relation to what is described as "emotional intelligence",
although we also knew what it meant not to have any money sometimes, and what it
was like if someone needed emotional support. On top of that, we were youthful and
talented, and we stuck together for a long time because we had crucial things in common
and because we respected each other so much as we were. Instinctively, each of us sensed
that our special relationship would be capable of producing great things in the future.

 :smth023
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I don't know if I'm actually new, as it said I already had an account.  I don't remember ever opening an account, but anyway....

I have loved the Cure since 1987.  I was active in the Cure fan community for many years, seen the Cure many times, met many lovely people....Most of this was made possible through a fanclub/fanzine called Other Voices. 

Back in the day, when there was no internet or wireless, a Cure fan could be quite isolated.  Through Other Voices, I made many wonderful friendships, a lot of which still last to this day.  Unfortunately, there are a few that I have lost touch with.  So, my question is:  Are there any former members of Other Voices in this community?  I am also interested in connecting with other Cure fans in general, but especially in my neck of the woods.  It seems like I am one of the only ones left.
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New article/interview in the "Irish Times"!  :smth023

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Considering The Cure sold more than 30 million albums, it was inevitable someone in their inner circle would eventually write a memoir to counter a slew of tacky cut-and-paste biogs.

Former keyboardist, drummer and founding member Lol Tolhurst has penned Cured: A Tale of Two Imaginary Boys; one of the most honest and moving music books of recent years. It candidly chronicles The Cure’s emergence from the grey gloom of Crawley in West Sussex during the Thatcher years to blossom into one of the biggest bands in the world.

Tolhurst began writing the book after singer Robert Smith claimed he didn’t feel up to the task.

“A few years ago, I asked Robert if he was ever going to write a book about the band,” Tolhurst recalls. “Robert joked that he might do a 16-page comic, but he didn’t have enough for a book. He never objected to me writing it because, while I know where the bodies are buried, I’m not going to sully the reputation of the band for the benefit of my own ego. I hate it when some memoirs and autobiographies turn into score-settling exercises.

“I gave Robert the first copy of Cured... last year. If there was anything at all in it he didn’t like, I’d have heard from him the very next day.”

“After every single book event I do, I get at least one or two people coming up and telling me Cured... really helped them,” says Tolhurst. “This is incredibly flattering, obviously, but also very, very humbling. People need to be recognised. When I first became aware of my issues with alcohol, I just thought I was going mad. A music rehab facility in Detroit has made Cured... required reading, which totally blows my mind.
Read more at:
http://www.irishtimes.com/culture/music/surviving-the-cure-lol-tolhurst-on-life-in-the-original-goth-band-1.3150725

And another one:
https://www.hotpress.com/The-Cure/features/interviews/The-Cures-Lol-Tolhurst-bares-all-ahead-of-an-extensive-book-tour-in-Ireland/20384556.html

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“My main reason was to explain my life to myself, but halfway through it, it appeared to me that the thing that makes any memoir or autobiography worth reading is that you feel the person and you feel the honesty, right? So that’s what I wanted to convey. So far, the reaction’s been very good and I feel very blessed with that.”

Are they in regular contact?

“Yes, absolutely,” he says. “The people that I grew up with like Mike Dempsey, Robert, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, those are my teenage friends. I stay in touch with them all the time. In fact Porl lives out here now, he’s about half-an-hour’s drive from me.”

Any other projects on the horizon?

“I’m going do more with Levinhurst (the band he formed with wife Cindy Levinson) this year,” he says. “The last two years the book has totally taken over my life. I haven’t been up to anything except that. Also, I’m thinking of doing my own radio show. If Steve Jones can do it so can I!” Lol also recently tweeted about another writing project, with the working title Cured Part 2.

“There will actually be two more books,” he smiles. “One is a sequel – I don’t want to give too much away. It’s a little different. The other one is a graphic novel that I’m going to do with Porl because he’s such a great artist. So there are two on the horizon but it won’t be for a while.”

Lol Tolhurst will visit the Roisin Dubh, Galway (July 16); Crane Lane, Cork (19); Dolan’s, Limerick (21); Boneyard Records, Omagh (22), Boyle Arts Festival (24) and Whelan’s, Dublin (25) as part of his Irish book tour.
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Cure related events / [PARTY] In Between Days – Saturday 5 August 2017
« Last post by Antk42 on July 10, 2017, 19:35:07 »
IN BETWEEN DAYS – A special club night for fans of The Cure.

Please join us on Saturday 5 August 2017 from 10pm onwards
at Surya, 156 Pentonville Road, Kings Cross, Islington N1 9JL.

Open from 10pm onwards playing the very best of The Cure  :D
and associated goth / alternative music.

Expect to hear classics such as Lovecats, Close to me,
Boys Don't cry, In Between days, Just like heaven etc.

Facilities for the disabled are available on site.

Only £5 all night. Get down early to avoid disappointment.

More info at: www.facebook.com/groups/electricd
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Other Artists / Re: Currently Listening to
« Last post by Ulrich on July 03, 2017, 12:04:41 »

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Albums and songs / Re: Memorable The Cure concerts
« Last post by MeltingMan on June 29, 2017, 15:21:24 »
I've stumbled upon this: 30.07.1983 St. Germans

Lament  :o

https://youtu.be/dD2SQ9BY-z8
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Buy/Sell / Re: The Cure - Live in Japan 1984 - DVD
« Last post by Ulrich on June 29, 2017, 11:27:08 »
I don't feel bad about trading it, as there are currently few alternatives for people to get a proper copy of this.

It's on youtube now (uploaded by A.Anderson!), let's see for how long...  :)



http://www.post-punk.com/watch-the-out-of-print-1984-cure-concert-film-live-in-japan/
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Live in Japan documents the October 17th, 1984, performance in Tokyo and received a release the following year in Japan on VHS and Betamax.

The Japanese concert film was not widely available in the US and has never been released on DVD. A used copy chas been known to cost over $499 via Discogs. For those not flush with cash, the film had been frustratingly removed from YouTube several times. Now, however, it has been uploaded by none other than drummer Andy Anderson, who was a member of The Cure during the filming of this concert.
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Albums and songs / Re: Best of: Pornography
« Last post by Ulrich on June 28, 2017, 15:20:12 »
Interesting brandnew (June 28, 2017) article about "Pornography":
http://www.popmatters.com/feature/the-cure-pornographic-cure-bittersweet-relief/

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Pornography, the Cure’s 1982 album, positively drips with dreariness. And yet, it wouldn’t be fair to pigeonhole it as just an exercise in eerie pathos. Otherworldly, meditatively mercurial, spiritually harrowing—these ideas encapsulate the complex compelling nature of the album because it’s so much more than just the ponderously murky, suicide-inducing effort it’s often made out to be. It clashes with nuanced contradictions; it’s at once sparse and dense, clamoring and quiet. It gives rise to the paradoxical idea of poetic cacophony. Discordance never sounded so sublime.

“Figurehead” is the centerpiece of Pornography, and the best “dark” song in The Cure’s catalogue. “Figurehead” is a baroquely morose opera whose startlingly surrealistic lyrics summon repressed guilt that gnaws like “spiders inside” and that creepily calls forth “the dust of a vision of hell”. “Figurehead” sounds like it was recorded in a dungeon before time began.
:smth023
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Off the cure: meetings e tutto il resto / Re: Il mio sito!
« Last post by disintegration on June 27, 2017, 14:07:56 »
Sito aggiornato con 4 nuove maglie, ora il collezione ci sono 157 maglie delle Fere!

http://www.ternanashirts.it/

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