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The Cure

Vintage Cafe: Conversation With Robert Smith and Music From The Cure in 2008

There are a lot of Cure fans out there. They were one of the first alternative bands to have huge commercial success in the 1980’s both in the UK and here in the states. Starting in 1979 the band released a trilogy of albums that established their popularity with those who adopted Robert's black garb and heavy eye makeup. Then came the hits, “Heaven,” “Love Cats.” Friday I’m In Love” and many others. Today's Vintage Cafe goes back to 2008 when we had a chance to talk with Robert Smith the leader of the Cure about the band’s appeal and longevity. The on stage performances from The Spectrum in Philadelphia include music from his new album at the time 4:13 Dream and others from the past.

Session Setlist The Perfect Boy
The Only One
The End of the World
Just Like Heaven
Boys Don't Cry

Recent Release: 4:13 Dream
Release Date: October 28, 2008
Label: Geffen

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