Between the time of final Cure concert of the Pornography tour on June 11th 1983 at Ancienne Belgique, Brussels, Belgium and the band’s return for their appearance on the Oxford Road Show in Manchester broadcasted on BBC 2 on 11 March 1983—The Cure were effectively dead.
Okay, not exactly dead, but perhaps put to bed for the moment—beginning a slumber into a Japanese Dream of singles releases.
This began in November of 1982 resulting from a dare by Fiction Records head Chris Parry challenging Robert Smith to write a pop hit. Robert, did not shy away from the task, and along with the help of Lol Tolhurst—who after his return from France began learning synthesizers—recorded the single Let’s Go to Bed, which debuted on the Kid Jensen radio show on November 27th 1982.
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