The readers of Slicing Up Eyeballs named The Cure’s grim third album Faith as the best record of 1981, an accolade that led then-drummer Lol Tolhurst to reflect this week on that “very emotional and intense period of my life,” and thank fans for the fact that the album “still resonates with people all these years later.”
Posting on the Facebook page of his band Levinhurst, Tolhurst writes:
“I see that the readers of Slicing Up Eyeballs site have voted “Faith” the best album of 1981! We recorded it when I was the same age as my son is now which is astounding to me to reflect on. It was in many ways a very emotional and intense period of my life. As it was for all of us I think. I feel blessed and amazed that it still resonates with people all these years later. Thank you so much for everything.”
Tolhurst was a co-founder of The Cure, first playing drums through 1982’s Pornography, then moving to keyboards. He was fired from the band during the recording sessions for 1989’s Disintegration, but rejoined the group onstage after 22 years in 2011 to perform Faith as part of Robert Smith’s series of “Reflections” concerts in Sydney, London, New York and Los Angeles.
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