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Boys Don't Cry - The Cure

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Genre: Indie Rock & Punk - New Wave & Post-punk / Artist: The Cure / Audio CD released 2001-03-19 at Fiction

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      16.06.2008 20:53
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      American release (1980).

      Somewhat bizarrely, the Cure's debut album 'Three Imaginary Boys' was repackaged, re-titled and rearranged for its delayed US release as 1980's 'Boys Don't Cry,' replacing some of its tracks arbitrarily with more popular singles and arguably making for a better, if less authentic version of the debut album. 'Boys Don't Cry' itself leads the way, an upbeat post-punk number that's remained popular to this day and doesn't get dragged into the melancholy gloom of the band's later works despite its pessimistic lyrics.

      Robert Smith's drawl is entertaining to listen to in these more energetic songs, including the similar 'Jumping Someone Else's Train' and the typically punk 'Grinding Halt,' while other songs take a darker approach more in line with the band's later direction, such as the bassy and melodic 'Plastic Passion' and downbeat finale. 'Killing an Arab' is another song unique to this release (rather, it wasn't included on the original 'Three Imaginary Boys'), and it's one of the band's more memorable songs from this period, delivering dark lyrics in a compellingly minimalist environment.

      1. Boys Don't Cry
      2. Plastic Passion
      3. 10.15 Saturday Night
      4. Accuracy
      5. So What
      6. Jumping Someone Else's Train
      7. Subway Song
      8. Killing an Arab
      9. Fire in Cairo
      10. Another Day
      11. Grinding Halt
      12. Three Imaginary Boys

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      Disc #1 Tracklisting
      1 Boys Don't Cry
      2 Plastic Passion
      3 10:15 Saturday Night
      4 Accuracy
      5 So What
      6 Jumping Someone Else's Train
      7 Subway Song
      8 Killing an Arab
      9 Fire in Cairo
      10 Another Day
      11 Grinding Halt
      12 Three Imaginary Boys