Idle Cure

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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.[1] They targeted a youthful audience,[2] distinguished by overtly evangelical religious lyrics.[3]

CCM magazine reported that all original members of the band had been in mainstream bands prior to the formation of Idle Cure.[3] Their first four albums have been reissued as compilations by KMG Records.

Discography[edit]

  • 1986: Idle Cure (Frontline Records)
  • 1988: Tough Love (Frontline, Review: CCM Magazine[2])
  • 1990: 2nd Avenue (Frontline, Review: CCM Magazine[4])
  • 1991: Inside Out (Frontline)
  • 1992: Breakaways (Frontline, Compilation)
  • 1994: Eclipse (Salt, Review: Cross Rhythms[5])
  • 1998: Idle Cure/2nd Avenue (KMG Records, Compilation, Review: Cross Rhythms[6])
  • 2000: Tough Love/Inside Out (KMG Records, Compilation)

Members[edit]

  • Mark Ambrose - guitar
  • Pete Lomakin - keyboard, vocals
  • Steve Shannon - vocals
  • Clark Edmond - drums

Former members[edit]

  • Glenn Pearce - guitar (1994)
  • Chuck King - guitar (afterwards playing for SHOUT together with Ken Tamplin, Loren Robinson and Joe Galetta)

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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. 
  2. ^ a b Newcomb, Brian Quincy (October 1988). "Reviews / Tough Love". CCM Magazine. 11 (4). ISSN 1524-7848. 
  3. ^ a b Newcomb, Brian Quincy (February 1987). "No Idle Cure". CCM Magazine. 9 (8): 11. ISSN 1524-7848. 
  4. ^ Wilson, Jerry (August 1990). "Reviews". CCM Magazine. 13 (2): 47. ISSN 1524-7848. 
  5. ^ Palmer, Dan (October 1994). "Idle Cure - Eclipse". Cross Rhythms (23). 
  6. ^ Figgis, Alex (October 1999). "Idle Cure - Idle Cure/2nd Avenue". Cross Rhythms (53). 

External links[edit]

  • Profile at Jesus Freak Hideout
  • Profile at the Christian Music Archive