1/1/1979 Rip It Up
The Cure, Boys Don't Cry EP (Stunn)
This record features the three enlightened A-sides released in Britain last year by London's bright boy trio, The Cure, and made available here on Stunn, a new label set up by ex-patriot Terry Condon.
"Boys Don't Cry" is modern heart-felt pop, fresh and vibrant. "Jumping Someone Else's Train" is similar in texture but less forlorn. Both are memorable and completely different from the muted edginess of "Killing An Arab", no fun but hardly forgettable. Stunn are off to a great start. Condon, there's a knighthood in the mail.