The album included fast punk rocking tunes such as 'Object', 'It's not you', and 'So what' which had it's lyrics taken from an add on the back of a sugar package for an icing and decorating set, because Robert couldn't think of any words at the time.
There was certainly hints of what was to come with '10.15 Saturday Night' proving a feeling of emptiness and loneliness. 'Three Imaginary Boys' provided an early example of the Cure's hypnotic atmosphere that would be further explored on their next few albums. Meanwhile the 'Subway Song' was chilling and fighting as the subtle sounds make you feel like you are in a dark subway in the middle of the night.
The album also featured a raw rocking cover version of Hendrix's 'Foxy Lady' featuring then bassist Michael Dempsey on vocals, making it the only time someone other than Robert Smith sung lead vocals, until 'Just say yes' more than two decades later.
The bonus disk that comes with the deluxe edition is a gold mine for Cure fans, showing off a comprehensive collection of previously rare material.
On offer are a handful of songs from when the band were known as Easy Cure, such as the punk rocking 'I want to be old', the raw garage rock 'Herion Face' and the lively 'I'm cold'.
In addition to these gems are the singles 'Boys don't cry' and 'Jumping someone else's train' which appeared on the US release "Boys don't cry". The bonus disk also features a stack of early demos and live bootlegs from the time.
The series of amazing albums that followed may have made this debut release has since been somewhat forgotten. However this was am amazing collection of songs that paved the way for the great things to come. No Cure fan's collection is complete with out album!