40 Years Ago: THE CURE record their second Peel session

Daily Noise - 9 May 2019

40 Years Ago: THE CURE record their second Peel session

40 Years Ago: THE CURE record their second Peel session


THE CURE recorded their second John Peel session on this day in 1979.

Three Imaginary Boys, CURE's debut album, was released the day before this recording. The Peel session was first aired on 16 May.

The last song, "Desperate Journalist in Ongoing Meaningful Review Situation", a brilliant response to Paul Morley's Three Imaginary Boys review in the NME.

Willowly songs wallow in the murk and marsh of tawdry images, inane realisations, dull epigrams. Sometimes they sound like an avant-garde John Otway, or an ugly Spirit.

NME, 12 May 1979