The cure a perfect dream book
The Cure: A Perfect Dream by Ian GittinsA lush, pictorial look at one of the world’s most successful alternative rock bands, available in time to celebrate their 40th anniversary.
Into the chaos of British punk rock, a handful of school friends led by Robert Smith announced their musical arrival in 1978 with a brash single pulled from the pages of Albert Camus. The Cure soon graduated into a series of increasingly dark and brooding albums, drawing the world’s attention to goth rock. But they resisted categorization, and subsequent albums—suffused with raw, intense emotion and featuring the breakout hits “In Between Days” and “Just Like Heaven”—attracted new legions of fans worldwide. Then, with the grand and somber Disintegration, the Cure achieved global domination, and, through fluctuating lineups and shifting sounds, they have flourished. Veteran music journalist Ian Gittins has interviewed and written about the Cure many times over the decades and brings deep insight to this unofficial retrospective of the group. This essential keepsake tells the story of the Cure—from the angular riffs of “Boys Don’t Cry” and “A Forest,” through the perfect simplicity of “Lovesong” and “Friday I’m in Love,” to headlining some of the world’s biggest music festivals—in beautiful, eye-catching color.
Underneath The Stars
'The Cure: A Perfect Dream' - Robert Smith's Rise from Art-Punk Teen to Goth Royalty
In , three young boys from Crawley in West Sussex fought against the boredom of the suburbs and formed what would eventually become The Cure. While not an in-depth look at the band, Gittins offers an up to date history on them. He tracks their early beginnings, their rise to megastardom, and their uncertain future. He also highlights their later eras paying special attention to the Curiosa festival and their recent activity. Williams offers his side of the story, discussing their unfair treatment of Tolhurst during his last days with the band, working with Smith, and why he left after Wish. Fans will relish these new insights even though they are only a small portion of the book.
In Between Days: Robert Smith and the Cure – in pictures
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