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The Cure On World Cafe

The Cure's Robert Smith.
The Cure's Robert Smith.

The Cure was one of the first alternative bands to have huge commercial success in the 1980s, both in the U.K. and here in the states. Starting in 1979, the band released a trilogy of albums that established its popularity with those, who like lead singer Robert Smith, donned black garb and heavy eye makeup. Then came the hits: "Heaven," "Love Cats," Friday I'm In Love" and many others.

This Vintage Cafe goes back to 2008 when we had a chance to talk with Smith about the band's appeal and longevity. The on-stage performances from The Spectrum in Philadelphia include music from his 2008 album, 4:13 Dream, and classics from the past like "Boys Don't Cry" and "Just Like Heaven."

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