The Cure’s entry in Gothic Rock by Mick Mercer
[text in black and white image reads: THE CURE Another band people suggest is Goth when most of their audience are normal pop kids and abnormal students. If The Cure are a Goth band just because of the amount of fans sporting soft Smiths style hairstyles, the guidelines here are pretty flexible. If you take a Cure audience as a whole and then proclaim them Goth you might as well point out a Goth and label them strictly ‘student’ and nothing else.
The Cure always were and always will be a pop band, and Robert Smith’s voice will probably always be like that.]