Cured

  • by Lol Tolhurst
  • Narrated by Lol Tolhurst
  • 9 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Coming of age in Thatcher's Britain in the late '70s and early '80s was really tough, especially if you lived in Crawley. But against the grinding austerity, social unrest and suburban boredom, the spark of rebellion that was punk set alight three young men who would become one of the most revered and successful bands of their generation: The Cure.
Cured is a memoir by Lol Tolhurst, one of the founding imaginary boys, who met Robert Smith when they were six. Lol threads the genesis of The Cure through his schoolboy years with Smith, the iconic leader of the group, and the band's most successful era in the 1980s. He takes us up to the present day, a riveting 40 years since the band's inception. The band's journey to worldwide success is woven into a story not only of great highs and lows but also of love, friendship, pain, forgiveness and, ultimately, redemption on a beach in Hawaii.
Cured highlights those parts of the creative journey that are not normally revealed to fans, incorporating many firsthand recollections around Lol's personal odyssey. From suburban London to the Mojave Desert, Cured brings an acute eye for the times to bear on a lifelong friendship, with tales of addiction and despair along the way. Cured is the story of a timeless band and a life truly lived.

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WOW! Amazing...An Absolute must for Cure Fans...😊

This is incredible...It's a must listen to or read for any true Cure Fan. Lol Tolhurst...I have so much respect for you, For telling your life story, and for your honesty and truthfulness...I have so much more appreciation for the band I have so loved for so long...Just Beautiful.
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- jenny

Cautionary tale...

An engaging and fascinating insight into friendship, evolution and personal demons. I liked this because it had humility, humour and honesty.....positive to see no bitterness towards former band mates too and thankfully devoid of the pompous hybrid that made the Morrissey autobiography such a whiny and painful read. Get this if you're a Cute fan, fabulous!
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- Britpop

Book Details

  • Release Date: 22-09-2016
  • Publisher: Quercus