Robert Smith (musician)
Robert James Smith (born on 21 April 1959) is a British musician. He is the lead singer, guitar player and principal songwriter of the rock band The Cure, and its only constant member since its formation in 1976. NY Rock describes him as "pop culture's unkempt poster child of doom and gloom", and asserts that some of his songs are a "somber introspection over lush, brooding guitars".
Smith's guitar-playing and use of flanging, chorusing and phasing effects put him amongst the forefront of the goth and New Wave genres. He also played guitar in the band Siouxsie and the Banshees.
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