Cured

The Tale of Two Imaginary Boys

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By Lol Tolhurst

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A deeply moving and engaging memoir by Laurence “Lol” Tolhurst, cofounder of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees The Cure

As two of the first punks in a provincial English town, Lol Tolhurst and Robert Smith didn’t have it easy. Outsiders from the start, theirs was a friendship based initially on proximity and a shared love of music. They began playing together in pubs and soon developed their own unique style and approach to songwriting, resulting in timeless songs that sparked a deep sense of identification and empathy in listeners and spawning a new subculture dubbed “Goth” by the press. But there was also a dark side to The Cure’s intense and bewildering success. Tolhurst was nursing a growing alcoholism that would destroy his place in The Cure and nearly end his life.

Intensely lyrical and evocative, gripping and unforgettable, this is the definitive story of a singular band whose legacy endures many decades hence, told from the point of view of a participant and eyewitness who was there when it happened–and even before it all began.

  • "A remarkably moving redemption narrative"--Pitchfork
  • "Fascinating"--Billboard
  • "[Cured] is a tale about friendship, chaos, and redemption in the face of fame."--ABC News
  • "[Tolhurst] is...an unsparing narrator."--Salon.com
  • "Compulsively readable... A fascinating chronicle not only of one man's disintegration and renewal, not only of two boys' unique friendship, but also of an incredibly important era in music."--Yahoo! Music

On Sale
Oct 31, 2017
Page Count
320 pages
Publisher
Da Capo Press
ISBN-13
9780306825811

Lol Tolhurst

About the Author

Lol Tolhurst is a co-founder of The Cure, inductee to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and author of Cured: A Tale of Two Imaginary Boys.
 

 

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