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Guitar and bass cover played along to a backing track of “Lovesong” by The Cure from their 1989 album entitled Disintegration.
The Cure are an English rock band formed in Crawley, West Sussex in 1976. The band has experienced several line-up changes, with frontman, vocalist, guitarist and principal songwriter Robert Smith being the only constant member. The Cure first began releasing music in the late 1970s with its debut album Three Imaginary Boys; this, along with several early singles, placed the band as part of the post-punk and new wave movements that had sprung up in the wake of the punk rock revolution in the United Kingdom. During the early 1980s, the band’s increasingly dark and tormented music helped form the gothic rock genre.
After the release of 1982’s Pornography, the band’s future was uncertain and Smith was keen to move past the gloomy reputation his band had acquired. With the single «Let’s Go to Bed» released the same year, Smith began to place a pop sensibility into the band’s music (as well as a unique stage look). The Cure’s popularity increased as the decade wore on, especially in the United States where the songs «Just Like Heaven», «Lovesong» and «Friday I’m in Love» entered the Billboard Hot 100 chart. By the start of the 1990s, The Cure were one of the most popular alternative rock bands in the world. The band is estimated to have sold 27 million albums as of 2004. The Cure have released fourteen studio albums, ten EPs and over thirty singles during the course of their career.
“Lovesong» (sometimes listed as «Love Song») was released as the third single from their eighth studio album Disintegration in 1989. The song saw considerable success in the United States, where it was a number two hit and the band’s only top ten entry on the Billboard hot 100; in the United Kingdom, the single charted at number 18.
Though the song has been covered by several artists, the most famous and successful cover is the 2004 version by American reggae rock band 311, recorded for the soundtrack for the film 50 First Dates and also released as a single. This song was also performed by Adele on her 2011 album 21. (Wikipedia, August 2013)