The CurePornography

Label:Fiction Records – R1 60785, Rhino Vinyl – R1 60785
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 180g
Style:Goth Rock, Post-Punk


A1One Hundred Years
A2A Short Term Effect
A3The Hanging Garden
A4Siamese Twins
B1The Figurehead
B2A Strange Day

Companies, etc.



℗ 1982 & 2005 Elektra Entertainment Group
© 1982 Fiction Records Ltd.

Made in Czech Republic. Includes printed inner sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 81227 98161 7
  • Barcode (Scanned): 081227981617
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 1): 4787547-A 98317E1/L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 1): 4787547-B 98317E2/H
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 2): 4787547-A 98317E1/K
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 2): 4787547-B 98317E2/H
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 3): 4787547-A 98317E1/O
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 3): 4787547-B 98317E2/L
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, stamped, variant 4): 4787547-A 98317E1/M
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, stamped, variant 4): 4787547-B 98317E2/K

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Pornography (LP, Album)Polydor2383 639Netherlands1982
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Pornography (LP, Album)Fiction Records, Fiction RecordsFIXD 7, 2383 639UK1982
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Pornography (LP, Album, Indianapolis Pressing)A&M Records, Fiction RecordsSP-4902US1982
Pornography (LP, Album)Fiction Records0060.497Germany1982
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Pornography (LP, Album, Stereo)Polydor, Fiction Records2383 639France1982



  • mikeSF_'s avatar
    Edited 9 months ago
    From the early '80s, this is a wonderful release from The Cure. The music is decidedly dark with lyrics in that depression/suicide vein that we've come to love from Robert Smith. This is a beat heavy album, with very dense drumming, somewhat ironic since such grooves typically accompany a dance or pop record. This ain't that.

    Highlights are "One Hundred Years", "Siamese Twins", and "Hanging Garden". The best lyrics, however are on "Cold" and "Pornography", be sure to read them.

    This reissue is wonderful, great sound and beautiful presentation/product, on a substantial hunk of 180g vinyl.

    4 stars.
    • The_Carrion_Man's avatar
      Very good pressing! At least my copy. Quiet and flat. The mastering is fantastic, IMO. The synth bass is distinct and unmuddied. Overall, a well balanced mix.
      • Chrenolda's avatar
        No surface noise on my copy, so already it's better than my previous Cure vinyl experience. The mastering properly communicates the clautrophobic nature of the album. The Hanging Garden particularly sounds incredible (Simon's bass is extra audible). Really surprised by how good this pressing is.
        • ozpin's avatar
          US release, made in Czech Republic!? That should be Europe like the other coloured editions, right?
          • Scrade's avatar
            Really great sound, dynamic and doesn't favor any instruments or vocals over the other. Super cheap too, definitely a must-buy
            • mhrobbins25's avatar
              GREAT ALBUM!!!! Great pressing and sound quality too! A little bit of light surface noise (nothing distracting or severe like pops or big crackles) in lead-in grooves and between tracks but once the track starts- oh boy. Maybe I’m partial as this is one of my favorite albums of all time but it’s incredibly dynamic, clear, and punchy where need be. Even though it’s not pressed quietly...definitely turn it up for best results. This 2021 issue lacks the hype sticker of the previous run, but the typo on the label for “The Figurehead” has been corrected. I got this album for $20- (seen it for $30-$36 at a lot of local places- do not overpay!!!) and it’s a great bang for your buck!

              EDIT: I docked one star as I learned that on closer inspection my copy has multiple scuffs and scratches, one in particular that causes very audible clicking on the intro to The Hanging Garden- just a caveat that some copies are scratched during production so make sure wherever you’re buying from has a return policy!


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