by The Cure
, their debut
in the American markets. The Cure had released Three Imaginary Boys
as their first LP
in the U.K.
a few months earlier and Boys Don't Cry was all that and more...with the best of TIB as well as a few newer singles. The controversial "Killing An Arab
" single (based on Camus
' The Stranger
meant both strife and publicity ... radio stations and some stores thought it encouraged violent behavior toward the arabic
people - labels compromised by putting a sticker on the album making it clear killing arabs just ain't cool
. What troubled times.
Since Robert Smith loves to fire people...here's the lineup for Boys Don't Cry: