The Cure - Killing An Arab
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Do You Remember The First Time? The 50 Best Debut Singles
49. The Cure - Killing An Arab
Robert Smith's debut single was released on the independent imprint Small Wonder in December 1978, but reissued on the Fiction label the following February. Radio programmers freaked at the A-side, which they took to be somewhat racist... rather than the punky tribute to the existentialist Albert Camus novel The Stranger that it actually was. They favoured the impressive B-side, 10.15 Saturday Night instead.