By Jeff Apter
Never Enough is the definitive biography of classic post-punk survivors The Cure. Author Jeff Apter traces their roots from middle-class Crawley, Sussex, documenting in detail their gradual rise to fame. On the way he reveals how their first "major" album, Pornography, almost ended the band's career before it began.
Apter also documents the full story of Goth-pop poster boy Robert Smith's defection to Siouxsie & The Banshees during the Eighties, his wild experimentation with drugs and the eventual reluctant return to The Cure. Finally there is the ultimate account of The Cure's unlikely attainment of superstardom not only on both sides of the Atlantic, but all over the world.
Compiled from dozens of interviews, including exclusive (and frank) discussions with co-founders Lol Tolhurst and Michael Dempsey and various current and former members of the Cure, Never Enough casts new light on the career of this enigmatic band and their mercurial leader Robert Smith.
Including many photographs and a comprehensive discography.
Publication Date: 04.06.09
Extent: 378 pages