Idle Cure was an arena rock band from Long Beach, California. The Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music calls their sound "the best example of cloning a sound for Christian markets", likening it to that of Def Leppard's Pyromania. They targeted a youthful audience, distinguished by overtly evangelical religious lyrics.
CCM magazine reported that all original members of the band had been in mainstream bands prior to the formation of Idle Cure. Their first four albums have been reissued as compilations by KMG Records.
- 1986: Idle Cure (Frontline Records)
- 1988: Tough Love (Frontline, Review: CCM Magazine)
- 1990: 2nd Avenue (Frontline, Review: CCM Magazine)
- 1991: Inside Out (Frontline)
- 1992: Breakaways (Frontline, Compilation)
- 1994: Eclipse (Salt, Review: Cross Rhythms)
- 1998: Idle Cure/2nd Avenue (KMG Records, Compilation, Review: Cross Rhythms)
- 2000: Tough Love/Inside Out (KMG Records, Compilation)
- Mark Ambrose - guitar
- Pete Lomakin - keyboard, vocals
- Steve Shannon - vocals
- Clark Edmond - drums
- Glenn Pearce - guitar (1994)
- Chuck King - guitar (afterwards playing for SHOUT together with Ken Tamplin, Loren Robinson and Joe Galetta)
- Powell, Mark Allan (2002). "Idle Cure". Encyclopedia of Contemporary Christian Music (First printing ed.). Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers. pp. 428–429. ISBN 1-56563-679-1.
- Newcomb, Brian Quincy (October 1988). "Reviews / Tough Love". CCM Magazine. 11 (4). ISSN 1524-7848.
- Newcomb, Brian Quincy (February 1987). "No Idle Cure". CCM Magazine. 9 (8): 11. ISSN 1524-7848.
- Wilson, Jerry (August 1990). "Reviews". CCM Magazine. 13 (2): 47. ISSN 1524-7848.
- Palmer, Dan (October 1994). "Idle Cure - Eclipse". Cross Rhythms (23).
- Figgis, Alex (October 1999). "Idle Cure - Idle Cure/2nd Avenue". Cross Rhythms (53).
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