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Monday, June 6, 2011

Roger returns


More incredible video from Fuji. You know I had to post this one on the page. For me, the happiest Cure moment in at least 6 years. Thank you for capturing it, Fuji! And thank you to Robert for asking, and to Roger for saying yes. : )

30 comments:

  1. Strange how much media coverage made a point of noting the return of Lol. The event of which is far more remarkable and unlikely to of ever happened and therefore made the bigger story. But most of us fans found Rogers return to be the more exciting out of the two. No offense to Lol, but how many fans dream line ups do not include Roger?

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  2. Brilliant video. Would love to know which camera you used, awesome. Thanks already for the reply.

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  3. Thanks for the great videos! Please upload more!

    I hope Roger will stay in the band! With his return the Cure are alive again after 6 painfull years!

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  4. I don't understand thos devotion towards Roger. I believe he may be very kind to fans and a technically evolved musician but I don't like him. But that's me.
    I like seing all the Lol moments. His smiles, his happiness for "being back", his mistakes, etc

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  5. mehrlicht, okay so what DO you like? it doesn't seem like a whole helluva lot. i think you just like being contrary.

    it's SO wonderful to see everybody up there smiling and enjoying themselves. it must have been such a rush for roger to be back to a stage where thousands of people just love and appreciate what he does. he really does make the difference. thanks for the video :)

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  6. Fuji is awesome. I hereby nominate him for Cure Videographer of the Year!

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  7. fuji! used to be my favourite apples but now favourite vid uploader

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  8. I'm glad you guys gave Roger the love, when he stepped on stage, you can see him smile and pleased to be back.

    Lol is another story and its harder for me to be as pleased to see him or want him back in the band knowing his history, even his name now means laugh out loud on the internet, so fitting as he was the butt of many practical jokes in the band ;) having said all that I do like his drumming on 17, faith and pornography.

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  9. and his levinhurst album, House by the Sea is brilliant! :)

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  10. sitting here with a big smile on my face - wonderful video

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  11. I would not mind if the quintet was the new line up. Maybe it will suit the dark album for live performance.

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  12. Fuji, this one is absolutely amazing!! all your videos are very good but this one is special! I agree with Heron: you're definitely the Videographer of the Year !:)

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  13. Would love to see Splinter Films contact Fuji about maybe using his clips as an "alternate angle" or "fan cam" feature for the DVD.

    Roger loves it so much, he even tweeted it and posted it to his Facebook page. : )

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  14. anyone, any idea when the official dvd is out?

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  15. @Craig, you touched upon something I was thinking about yesterday. What are the chances of the Cure letting fans do something akin to what NIN fans did with "This One's On Us"? The shows are going to be recorded anyway, why not organize a quality video and comp it together as a community.

    Doubt it would ever happen... but what the NIN fans did was spectacular.

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  16. The reason why Roger is getting more 'publicity' and is a bigger deal returning than Lol is because most people never saw The Cure with Tolhurst.

    He's been this 'imaginary' figure from way back when. The last tour he played on was KMKMKM in 1987!

    Roger has been a part of The Cure on and off since 1987. He played on the KM tour, Disintegration tour, and was an active member from WMS in 1996 until 2005.

    While Tolhurst was a founding member, his tenure with The Cure is less in years; 10 years (79 - 89) versus Roger: 12 years (87 - 89, 96 - 05).

    I am an 'old school' fan and saw The Cure on the Head tour in '85, Beach tour '86 and KM tour '87 - Tolhurst coming back is HUGE news to me.

    But for the 'modern' Cure fan, again Tolhurst is not that big a deal. Most fans didn't 'grow up' with him like I did from '83 - '89 (I first got into The Cure in 1983 when I heard 'Lets Go to Bed').

    Roger has not been gone that long. My bet is that he will be joining the band again for this next round.

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  17. The highlight of the video for me is the smile that Robert and Roger share when the audience sings the melody to Play for Today... good moment.

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  18. And just to let you all know - those old shows back in '85 and '86 were nothing compared to the 'epic' Cure shows we get nowadays... I mean they only used to play 22, 23 songs at best, lol.

    The first time I saw them was Radio City Music Hall in '85, I just checked and the set list was 22 songs! The last time I saw them at RCM in 2008 the set list was 35 songs.

    Reflections was 44 songs, now it was a special event, but just goes to show you how devoted this band is to it's music.

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  19. Great observation Jerle.

    Did some googling. The last concert the Rolling Stones played in 2007, they only played 19 songs. The last concert the Who played in Australia was 14 songs.

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  20. Did Robert make any mention of new Cure music in the pipeline?

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  21. Thanks fuji! Excellent Video! I really enjoyed this it! It's so nice to see everyone so into playing the songs & they are all in great spirits! Love seeing Roger back too! Let's hope he stays and it great to see Lol too! I love seeing a Happy Cure!

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  22. great great !
    hearing the audience signing the "oh oh oh oh" part and the band smiling !

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  23. Sunny: Still too early for any official talk of a release date, but you have to think sometime before the holidays. I'm thinking Sept. at the earliest, Nov./Dec. the latest, but both are just guesses at this point.

    JPX: nothing that I've heard about. All talk has been about more shows, not new material. Sorry. Doesn't mean it won't happen, but next year looks much more likely than this year. Sticking with the every 4 years pattern.

    J.: You mean for the Reflections shows? It would be nice to see The Cure embrace a project like that, but with an official release coming out, I just don't see it happening. Even if Robert were okay with it, you know the company who releases it wouldn't be.

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  24. Guys, don't get me wrong: I love Roger's contribution to the band in live situations and in the Disintegration album, but he didn't do much since then (in studio situations).

    In Bloodflowers, his playing was good but not as prominent as in Disintegration.

    In The Cure, did almost anything to be remembered.

    In Dream 4:13 he shined in just a couple of songs but that was it.

    I hope he gets a good inspiration this time and Robert lets him have more presence now.

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  25. Richard: Roger was not a member of The Cure for 4:13 Dream. And Robert and Ross dictated the sound/mix/track selection of The Cure album, not Roger.

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  26. Yeah !!!! Finally Roger returns! Thanks RS and Roger !!!

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  27. Richard you should know that Roger was not
    a member when 4.13 was released. Hope Lol returning to. :)

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