A lipstick is worth a hundred words
“Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me” is the title (and the opening line) of this album by The Cure. The cover photograph shows a lipstick-smeared mouth in extreme close-up. It may be the mouth of Robert Smith, The Cure’s vocalist, who was known for his eyeliner, messy lipstick, and tangled cloud of hair as well as his moody voice. The first song on the album, like many of The Cure’s compositions, ponders the twisted, push-and-pull emotions behind sexual attraction; and this complex album left a lasting, influential mark, just like the traces of lipstick after a particularly passionate kiss.
Image: Cover of Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me (1987)