1/1/1979 Unknown UK Source
The Cure: 'Killing An Arab' (Small Wonder II)
Apres La Chute, Le Deluge... Camus' The Outsider condensed into a sparse, monotone 45 which, after a marvellous descending guitar figure, manages to slip past with less impact than expected. Maybe that's part of the point: like novel, like record. Another illustration of the (often disturbing) melting-pot that pop has become: another book, another image or selling point - meanwhile the past is neatly plundered, rewritten and re-assembled to be bought and danced to. It has to be said in this case, however, that the Cure do so with commendable understatement and integrity.