The Cure ‎– Pornography

Fiction Records ‎– FIXD 7, Fiction Records ‎– 2383 639
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 One Hundred Years 6:42
A2 A Short Term Effect 4:25
A3 The Hanging Garden 4:32
A4 Siamese Twins 5:35
B1 The Figurehead 6:15
B2 A Strange Day 5:06
B3 Cold 4:26
B4 Pornography 6:28

Companies, etc.



Recorded and mixed at RAK Studio One, London.

First issue with lyrics / band photo printed on inner sleeve.
Later copies include a printed 2-sided insert with same artwork.

Original sound recording made by 18 Age Record Company Ltd. (Labels)

All titles published by APB Music Co. Ltd. (Labels)
Published by APB Music Ltd. (Inner Sleeve)

℗ 1982 Fiction
© 1982 Fiction

Some copies sent for promotional use show a golden stamp on the back:
"Promotional Copy Not For Resale"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 1): FIXD 7 A //3 ▽420 R 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 1): FIXD 7 B //3 ▽420 R 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped, variant 2): FIXD 7 A //3 ▽420 R 1 1 5
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped, variant 2): FIXD 7 B //3 ▽420 R 1 4 5

Other Versions (5 of 136) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
2383 639 The Cure Pornography(LP, Album, RP) Polydor, Fiction Records 2383 639 France 1982 Sell This Version
FIXD 7 The Cure Pornography(LP, TP) Fiction Records Ltd. FIXD 7 UK 2012 Sell This Version
982 183-8 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album, RE, RM) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal 982 183-8 Europe 2005 Sell This Version
FI 07 XD P The Cure Pornography(LP, Album, Ltd, Unofficial, Gre) Fiction Records (2), EMI (2) FI 07 XD P UK Unknown Sell This Version
982 183-7 The Cure Pornography(CD, Album + CD, Comp + RE, RM, RP, Dig) Fiction Records, Polydor, Universal 982 183-7 Europe Unknown Sell This Version


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March 14, 2017
My copy has the same matrix, But not all the characters are stamped in the same direction; The last one (the number 1) instead of being notched like the rest it seems like it was stamped from inside out, I mean I see a bumped 1 and it's upside down.
So I have: "FIXD 7 A //3 ▽420 R" notched and "1" bumped and upside down. It also has an understrike (like this: _ ) 90 degrees before "FIXD..." in the runout. The same on Side B. But the confusing is that It has the 2-sided insert and generic inner sleeve; no printed inner sleeve. Can anybody who owns this help me please??


April 2, 2016
Vinyl Lovers is a legitimate Russian label, and licensed Pornography from Universal Music. If you're going to block this, then block the other 167 Vinyl Lovers releases you guys have in your database ... including their OTHER versions of Pornography that weren't blocked.


February 18, 2016
Vinyl Lovers issues are bootlegs. Blocked in discogs marketplace on Feb 17th 2016 ("Copyright infringement or related issue").



October 16, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

For Me, who am not a big fan of The Cure compared has a friend who in turn is unconditional and made ​​me discover with great passion . Until I came across this album ! From there , I must confess that I never tire of Pornography is their best album for me , and one of the best albums of the early 80's, just one of the bases . The guitar !! The sound of the guitar R .Smith with this album, is then recognized each time. If you made ​​me discover another trick of The Cure or to R. Smith , I recognize without anyone to tell who plays . I think that it is the talent of the absolute work. As DM Violator , or Joy Division Unknow Pleasures. We listen and we know , we understand immediately who it is and why many people are agitated around these valuable references. If we must have a single disk Cure , well for me it's this one !!


September 21, 2015
Probably the best record ever made! Not a single note is off lyrics- or music wise.


July 24, 2015
edited over 3 years ago

I start my review by admitting I've never been particularly a Cure fan, but they made two records in their career that are simply astonishing. One of these albums is "Disintegration", but for my personal taste the mile stone of their music endeavour is "Pornography" and, for sure, the only authentic *dark* album they made. In this record they managed to put in music all the pain and misery of the human condition with a collection of the most claustrophobic and gloomy tracks ever composed. I think that a record darker than this is hard to find.


December 11, 2013
simply their best album and quite unlike anything they did prior or since. dark, brooding, aggressive...