The Spring season begins on February 22nd with The Cure’s Pornography album which was released on 4 May 1982 by Fiction Records and was the band’s first album with new producer Phil Thornalley.
The sessions at RAK Studios saw the band on the brink of collapse, with heavy drug use, band in-fighting, and frontman Robert Smith‘s depression fueling the album’s musical and lyrical content. Pornography represents the conclusion of the Cure’s early dark, gloomy musical phase, which began with their second album Seventeen Seconds (1980).
Following its release, bassist Simon Gallup left the band, and the Cure switched to a much brighter and more radio-friendly new wave sound. Although it was poorly received by critics at the time of release, Pornography was the Cure’s most popular album to date, reaching number eight on the UK Albums Chart. It has since gone on to gain acclaim from critics, and is now considered an important milestone in the development of gothic rock. The band has performed the album live in its entirety as part of the Trilogy concerts.
Don’t forget to bring along some goth vinyl and, as usual, we’ll be raffling the album at the end of the night, your ticket is included in the entry fee! The album is supplied by our friends at Badlands.
For more dates in the spring season see below.
Badlands kindly supplies the albums for all events at cost price. Thanks guys!
February 22nd – The Cure Pornography
March 28th – Can – Ege Bamyasi
April 25th – Sun Ra Lanquidity
May 30th – The Beatles – The White Album
REGULAR NIGHTS: Our pricing scheme allows loyal fans of the AC nights to attend any 3 events at £4 and get the 4th FREE. Just collect a loyalty card when you arrive .