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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THANK YOU Lol! You are missed! :)
Why was Lol fired from the band during the recording sessions for 1989′s Disintegration?
@OMG LOL his drinking had spiraled out of control and he wasn’t able to perform.
What is Reflections? ;)
Met him a couple of years back in San Diego at a show at the Casbah and he was such a humble and nice all around guy who wouldn’t hurt a fly. The Cure were best when he was around with that classic lineup from “The Head On The Door” years.
These guys were one of my go to groups of the 80’s…great sound and vocals. Can’t believe its been over 30 years since Faith was released …geez thats scary. Agree with others that they were far better band with LT…thanks for the link to his band Facebook page!
So glad Robert is mellowing in his old age and recognizing the contributions of past members of the Cure like Lol. So glad that So glad that Roger O’Donnell is back with the band. Having Porl back for the last album and tour was great too. Now its time to bring Perry Bamonte back!