Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Boys Don't Cry - The Cure

Boys Don't Cry

Boys Don't Cry is a U.S. debut album by The Cure, released in February 1980 in the UK and in August 1980 (see 1980 in music) in the U.S. It is a compilation of songs from Three Imaginary Boys, but replacing five of that album's tracks ("Foxy Lady", "Meathook", "So What", "It's Not You" and the uncredited instrumental "The Weedy Burton") with "Jumping Someone Else's Train", "Boys Don't Cry", "Plastic Passion", "Killing an Arab" and "World War". The debut single from this album was "Boys Don't Cry".

On the back cover of original UK album Three Imaginary Boys, the song titles were not listed conventionally, but represented by pictograms. Boys Don't Cry took the pictogram for the song "Fire in Cairo" for its sleeve picture.

In 2003, the album was ranked number 442 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Boys Don't Cry" 2:37
2. "Plastic Passion" 2:15
3. "10:15 Saturday Night" 3:40
4. "Accuracy" 2:16
5. "Object" 3:03
6. "Jumping Someone Else's Train" 2:58
7. "Subway Song" 1:54
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Killing an Arab" 2:22
2. "Fire in Cairo" 3:21
3. "Another Day" 3:43
4. "Grinding Halt" 2:49
5. "World War" 2:36
6. "Three Imaginary Boys" 3:14

* Michael Dempsey – bass, vocals
* Robert Smith – guitar, vocals
* Lol Tolhurst – drums

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