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This 80s footage of Irish teens explaining the difference Goths and Cureheads is amazing

Want to know what a Curehead is?

IF THE INTRODUCTION of Facebook’s ‘On This Day’ function has made you want to burst into a ball of flames on a regular basis, you’re not alone.

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We mean, there’s always going to be something innately toe-curling about your younger self, but there’s something even more humiliating about recalling the times you genuinely – hand on heart – thought you were absolutely class.

Christ, is it any wonder we all deleted our Bebo accounts?

With that in mind, our thoughts and prayers are currently with this motley crew, who gave willingly of their time on Dublin’s Grafton Street back in the 1980s.


Only too happy to discuss their look, the viewing public were treated to a crash course in the difference between Cureheads, Goths and Psychobillies.

And it’s fair to say we all learned a thing or two.

You want to just look different. When I was younger, maybe two or three years ago, I would have been a Curehead, you know, but like you get more into it, you want to be out of that.


The Cureheads now would be considered a bit of a joke, you know. They’re just teenybopping. They’re only following one band whereas as we listen to all that kind of music, and all different things.

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