Great British Band: The Cure

Published: 17th Jul, 2009

The Cure, Boys Don’t Cry

The Cure looked like a gang of Edward Scissorhands impersonators making records, and that’s just one of the reasons that we think they’re great. Above is their most popular song, which is also a bit of a fib. Some boys cry all the damn time.

Josh Burt
About the author:
Josh has been a writer and journalist for the best part of twenty years and has written for modern staples like FHM and Cosmopolitan and The Daily Telegraph and The Sun. He has also written a small handful of so-so books that you can still buy.

One Response to Great British Band: The Cure

  1. Brian says:

    The look of the character Edward Scissorhands was based on The Cure’s singer Robert Smith. The movie came 10 years later.

    I think that Lovesong is their most popular single (most copies sold / highest chart position), but I’m far less certain about that. It seems that in recent concerts Boys Don’t Cry is less popular, I suspect the irony about displaying emotion, and the straightforward way of mentioning stereotypical male discomfort with being dumped, is lost on at least few people… and Lovesong is a conventional song written to his wife for their wedding. Again, grain of salt, etc., I’ve only seen them in a handful of U.S. venues in one geographic area.

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