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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Robert interview after Hurricane Festival

ZDF have a 36 minute interview (direct link - YouTube) with Robert, that was conducted just after the Hurricane Festival.
(Thanks Sasa and bias)

Love how Robert throws Simon under the bus once again, blaming him for all of the pop songs in the set. : )

Robert also says he's recorded a cover of an xx song ('Heart Skipped A Beat') for one of their upcoming projects, and he thinks he'd like to record a new Cure album with Reeves, and they have already written one new song, but it's catchy and a pop song.

He also still hates Facebook (yes!), Twitter (no!), and McDonald's (yes!). : )

I'm not giving any more away. Just watch it. It's brilliant and hilarious. More of this, please.

50 comments:

  1. Lovely interview, Robert seems to be in good spirits. I love the poppier songs as much as the darker ones.

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  2. He's so laid back, so outgoing ! Great to see he's in great mood these days, and yes, hilarious interview and quite a lot of news I'd say !

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  3. http://hstreaming.zdf.de/zdf/veryhigh/120628_cureinterview_fes.mov

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  4. No knighthood for Mr Smith then.

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  5. I know its a free country - freedom of speech etc but I can't agree with RS and his views on the Royal Family. I admit it - I'm an ardent Royalist! Everyone loves a Princess (Kate!) and I went down to the Thames a few weeks ago to cheer on the pageant. Rule Britannia! Still, each to their own.

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    1. sorry, but what's so great in having a queen or king? I will never understand that. I disagree with robert in one point. the cure should be more political. this is what the world needs now!!!!! forget those lazy royal b******s! the language of karl marx may be dead but the ideas are still important!

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    2. Hopefully the (obvious) politics will stay out of the limelight. I don't particularly care about their political views. As I remember from years ago, Robert has said politics have stayed out of the band's presence due to wide political view points within the band.

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    3. i only remember robert complaining once about lols sympathy for the tories. i think it is not possible to avoid politics. they define our living if we like it or not. so it's better to get organized to avoid furure nightmares;-) and i guess music can also do its bit.

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  6. I might not live in the UK, but you have my vote Robert!

    On a more serious note though, wonderful interview :)

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  8. That is someone I could hang with.

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  9. I love how he forgets he's in an interview halfway through :D

    This is the BEST!!

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  10. Great interview indeed - shame the interviewer was not on a par.

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  11. This was awesome!!!! Love the rambling.

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  12. Wohooo, I finally manage to post a comment here! This interview is brilliant, Robert is so chatty! I wish the guy interviewing him was better but Robert answers so much more than he was directly asked. I love it!

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  13. Great news they're writing new material! A new album with Reeves joining the band would be sweet!

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  14. Eek, I'm having trouble getting it to play :-(.

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  15. Okay, now the audio will work, but not the video, and I can't pause it or rewind it or anything. Hmmm :/. At least I got to hear it! It's quite possibly the best interview ever.

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    1. Neither link works for you?

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    2. They didn't. I think it was something about my school internet. At home, the video loaded (from the direct link only), but it was frozen on the first frame (though the audio played). But I was able to save it as a QuickTime movie and watch it!

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  16. Literally the best interview with Robert I've ever seen! Pretty hammered, but bloody hilarious!! So pleased there are still some sane people in the world. I'm absolutely sick to death of watching my fellow countrymen worship a bunch of brain dead aristocrats. He's absolutely bang on - England is a very disturbing place at this present time. Long live King Robert! :-)

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  17. I would give anything to attend one of his "family get-togethers"... Imagine hearing him sing at the piano with his dad! Watching that interview was the the best-spent 36 minutes of my day! Thanks for posting!

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  18. Love at first sight all over again, or maybe deja vu, either way, it was perfect, wild mood swings and all. he is so adorable in this, the best interview and insight into the man. i always knew that he was a much better, smarter male version of me...always, robert, d.

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  19. Best interview ive seen in years...have to say i share his views on religion!!

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  20. once again, falling behind on my cure news! need to watch this now :)

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  21. Readily awaiting September 7th!

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  22. yes yes yes best interview ever!!!
    thank you
    who needs facebook when you have COF :)

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  23. Wow, that is one of the most entertaining programs I have seen in ages!

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  24. 12 songs all done and ready for years....release it NOW!

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  25. Argh! Can't get it to play! Really wanna see it!!!

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  26. That was fantastic. It's difficult not to love him & wonderful to see him let his guard down. Lets hope the voice lasts & lasts & lasts...

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  27. That was fantastic. It's difficult not to love him & wonderful to see him let his guard down. Lets hope the voice lasts & lasts & lasts...

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  28. yes, i can't wait for that album.

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  29. What a fantastic interview! Robert is great in being so open and just being himself. As he noted, he is a punk at heart, isn't he.

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  30. This was truly brilliant! I love when he's a bit pissed and rambles on. So fucking adorable.
    Two months from tomorrow til King Robert! Ha!

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  31. reeves just go back with bowie i dont give a fuck, you kill all the song all the summer cure is shit with you ,maybe i love more no second guitar with this guy !!! but someone else please!!!!

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  32. Eric, you're scaring us. Are you ok?!

    Craig, would you be so lkind to tell us how to watch the video (with Iphone for example)? I can't using the links you posted.

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  33. Such a great interview. You were right, Craig. I wish I could download it, but then I'd probably not watch it again or lose it.

    I wish Robert realized how awesome he was being so honest and funny. He just seemed embarrassed, but it was so cool!

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  34. I LOVE how Robert Smith explains the absurdity of the monarchy around 32 minutes. The idiotic media and right wing culture in Canada that constantly kisses up to the Queen could learn a thing or two.

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  35. david@ i watch all video with wrong number song and all the time is scrap the song !depp green seas ,want ,is dont play, robert play all the part of guitar! is not normale! maybe is to old to play that style of music , the new album with im, i dont thing so!but a very good second guitar like slash,or satana i dont no !!! i just look the bercy show with porl all the song is very good,the fist show reeves play with the cure is acceptabe the order is is scap all at the same time ,is just my opinion , i love more the cure with a second guitar but with im the keabord only to the rest!

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  36. what a great interview...with a poor interviewer. King Robert! sounds good.

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  37. wow. what a great interview. oh man, so many questions i would have asked!

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