9/1/1979 New Musical Express (8-24-79 Reading Festival, England Show Review)
Reading Festival 79
And The Cure were pretty good too.
Looking as though they were actually pleased to be there (the first to pull of that stunt all day) the Three Imaginary Boys dispelled any reservations about their occasionally specious obscurity. And they did it by producing a highly attractive noise, bright and undemanding but without being facile or particularly orthodox.
Finishing up with ‘Killing An Arab’, and then called back for the day’s first encore, The Cure may have been Friday’s truest success