Additional information about this, The Cure vinyl art.
The Cure – The Artist
The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley in 1976. The group has experienced continuous line-up changes over its lifespan, with vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member. The band’s debut album was Three Imaginary Boys (1979) and this, along with several early singles, placed the band in the post-punk and new wave movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s the band’s increasingly dark and tormented music, as well as Smith’s stage look, was a staple of the emerging style of music known as gothic rock.
Pictures of You – The Song
‘Pictures of You’ is the fourth and final single from the British rock band the Cure’s 1989 album Disintegration. Called “chilly goth-rock” and “accessible…synth-pop”. This song is the single version which is a shorter edit of the album version. There are also two different remixes on two UK 12″ singles, and other singles released around the world, one of which later appeared on Mixed Up as the Extended Dub Mix and differs significantly from the album version in arrangement in that incorporates wholly original drum and bass arrangements. According to interviews, the inspiration of the song came when a fire broke loose in Robert Smith’s home. After that day, Smith was going through the remains and came across his wallet which had pictures of his wife, Mary. The cover of the single is one of the pictures., “A Forest” is representative of the Cure’s early-1980s gothic rock phase. The song has featured on the band’s set lists for many years. Several versions have appeared on concert albums, and it was remixed and released as a single from Mixed Up in 1990.
The Polaroid Picture – The Shape
Modelled into the silhouette of a polaroid picture of a woman taken by a polaroid instant camera . The instant camera is a type of camera which uses self-developing film to create a chemically developed print shortly after taking the picture. Polaroid Corporation pioneered (and patented) consumer-friendly instant cameras and film, and were followed by various other manufacturers.
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