Synopsis by Mark Deming
Mixing imaginative but accessible melodies with intelligent (and often gloomy) lyrical conceits, the Cure were a group who produced expressive and challenging music that also connected with a mass audience. Massively popular in Europe, the Cure were also one of the first alternative rock groups to break big in the United States, scoring Top Ten albums and selling out arenas without the benefit of any appreciable commercial radio airplay. Rock Masters: The Cure is taken from a 1984 concert at the Barrowlands in Scotland, which was videotaped for broadcast by the BBC; selections include "The Walk," "10:15 Saturday Night," "A Forest," "Killing an Arab," and more.
rock-music, music-star, band [music group]