10 Reasons Why The Cure Ruled the ’80s

A tribute to my favorite act in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2019.

The Cure’s Robert Smith performing “Primary” on Tops of the Pops in 1981 (Photo: YouTube)

I began the ’80s as a child of country and Top 40 pop and ended it raging against the mainstream. My transition commenced my freshman year at the University of Florida in Gainesville during one of my first college party nights. Drunkenness, curiosity, and perhaps a…