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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Robert interview from 1982


(Thanks Chris White)

22 comments:

  1. Ah so young with a rock star I don't Give a F**K attitude and popped collar's Bobby Smith '82.

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  2. I like how he says "that's why it takes so long between records" when the Cure were in the middle of (almost) releasing an album every year for 6 straight years. I'm sure if 1982 Robert Smith were to see the Cure's output currently he'd revise that statement... or break up the band. I don't think 23 year old Robert Smith of the Cure would want to be 51 year old Robert Smith of the Cure. Glad he changed his mind, though.

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  3. haha, @J. i laughed when i heard "that's why it takes so long between records" too. i have no problem with the every four years thing; i just think it's so funny that, at the time, he considered a year or so "a long time"

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  4. Nice!!

    @ mewantbeer - you must be waiting for payday, I do belive you just strung together a coheisive sentence!!

    @ everyone.. I agree,modern day RSX would have a good chuckle at this..

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  5. Hahaha I loved the albums thing too... Plus, he's wearing hardly any make-up here! It's like the excess of albums traded out for excess in make-up xD

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  6. "That's why it takes so long between records", lol J. , I agree, too funny. Back then 1 year between albums was a big deal. 2 years was basically 'unheard of'.

    It was when CD's came along and bands were forced to write a 60 - 70 minute album versus a 40 minute one that the time inbetween took forever.

    Now we're lucky to get albums from these bands every 4 years. The Cure's last one was 2008, so far no plans for a new one. Maybe 2012, probably 2013 - 2014, lol...

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  7. "That's why it takes so long between records", lol J. , I agree, too funny. Back then 1 year between albums was a big deal. 2 years was basically 'unheard of'.

    It was when CD's came along and bands were forced to write a 60 - 70 minute album versus a 40 minute one that the time inbetween took forever.

    Now we're lucky to get albums from these bands every 4 years. The Cure's last one was 2008, so far no plans for a new one. Maybe 2012, probably 2013 - 2014, lol...

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  8. best part was "if it doesn't work on the first take it's usually not going to work, unless of course it's because one of us is playing badly for various reasons(looks towards Lol)"
    That that was hilarious

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  9. "The music on the charts is pretty vile". LMAO! I like this young RS, funny guy.

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  10. Charles: So true! You could see that he was straining not to look directly at Lol when he said that. : )

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  11. Millertime: Call me an optimist, but I truly believe we are going to see the new album next year.

    But feel free to come back and laugh at me on release day in 2012-13. : )

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  12. and 30 years later the charts are still reflecting vile music !!! RSX was cutting edge even back then :) :P.

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  13. oh gawd.. the interviewer is Molly Meldrum. A notoriously poor, but fawning interviewer from Australia. Known for presenting the show Countdown here in the 70s and 80s. He's also famous for swearing in front of Prince Charles on TV and still, I believe, holds the world record for the most "umm"s per minute in the English speaking world. It doesn't surprise me he failed to get the Cure, he asked typically inane questions and Robert began to, if only slightly, take the piss.

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  14. Very cool. Thanks

    I'm glad I'm not the only one to find his comment about it taking so long between records strange.

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  15. To be sincere, not much has REALLY changed, has it? He is the most authentic person I know. The only difference now is that he seems more sure of himself and looks more at the interviewer. But it is only natural to be more sure about himself after a certain age.

    Smith '82 version thinks 'it takes a long time between records'. But at the time, for his creative super powers, it were a true statement.

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  16. Amazing brief interview...Jaded to a perfect, important--you have to have that edge at this age to survive--extent...He's like a character from Kafka...but modernized, with a dab of Kubrick.....I think he was also quite indulgent...overall: 100% and awesome

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  17. I just uploaded a video for the song "Esten" off of the Disintegration set, here it is
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxVcl6cvvIA

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  18. Thanks ENTREAT! This is a really freaking cool song...

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  19. I agree, he hasnt changed much in his interviews..the comment about vile music was brilliant, I love that trademark cheeky look

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