Friday, June 13, 2008

Freakshow video

The official MTV video for Freakshow is up on MTV UK. As usual, you can't watch it if you're outside of the UK. But...

Freakshow (official video)
Freakshow (ipod format)

(Thanks Jo, Aaron, Brad and Marco@Curefans.com)

100 comments:

  1. oh cool.... so how come these videos are always exclusive to certain areas of the world? Why not everywhere?

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  2. Ooh, I can't wait to see this! :)

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  3. V - think Kirk and the alien floozies will make an appearance? : )

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  4. Someone get this on YouTube post haste!

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  5. JPX - the file is on it's way and I'll have it on youtube asap.

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  6. Craig: I've got my fingers crossed for that, but I'm not holding my breath. :)

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  7. http://www.megaupload.com/it/?d=EIGDSEUN
    here you can find the original file
    on curefans.com

    Marco

    soon on youtube.

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  8. Craig, I'm beginning to think you're a God.

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  9. JPX: You're just now figuring that out? ;)

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  10. JPX - does that mean I don't exist??? : )

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  11. I don't believe in Craig, guys.

    I mean, have you ever actually *seen* him? Didn't think so!

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  12. True, Craig, I don't believe in magic and superstition!

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  13. I'm actually just an A.I. program. : )

    End of line.

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  14. v, you're right, we've never seen him and based on his own words he isn't going to any Cure concerts. Perhaps he's just part of mass psychosis?

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  15. Eugh...I'm trying hard, I really am. I just...don't like this song. Oh, well...all the others I've heard to far are good to fantastic so I'm not overly concerned.

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  16. Figurehead - I used to hate it, but now I love it. Impossible to sit still when it comes on.

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  17. Craig: Ты мой слуга, ты мой работник!

    JPX will get that if he can read Cyrillic!

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  18. Where's that darned video? (Megaupload doesn't count for me, since I can't get to it from work. :) )

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  19. Oh well, if Craig doesn't really exist that's okay. At least we still get presents - just like with Santa Claus. I can deal with that, I guess. :)

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  20. V - finished uploading. processing now.

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  21. V - I like that! Santa Claus of Cureville! : )

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  22. Craig: Just be careful when the kittens sit on your lap and tell you what they want! ;)

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  24. these are just the mtv studio performances, not the actual music videos, it will be just like the earlier "The Only One" clip from last month, b&w performance clip.Still cool though, but I hope they do actual vids soon.

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  25. It seems both of the videos recorded so far are 'mock live' sessions - I assume they filmed all 4 singles in one session because it's incredibly similar to The Only One. Porl is adding sooo much coolness to the band - it's great!

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  26. You rule Craig, or team of people who represent said artificial Craig!

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  27. I like this video better the first time...when it was called The Only One.....

    If nothing else, it makes me like the song better....though, like the "hell yes" in UTS...I will always say/hear Kung Pao.

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  28. There HAS to be an extended dance mix of this. Come on RS! Maybe on the new Mixed Up?

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  29. Tim - exactly! Damn you V! : )

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  30. thanks, craig and marco!


    but...who the hell is directing these things?! :\ this had SO MUCH potential as a video. :c

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  31. yeah video is pretty worthless but dammit I do love this song, it's so much stupid fun! They could have done a WCIBU type video or honestly no video at all, I never watch video's anymore, that shit is so 80's-90's!

    ;-)

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  32. http://www.megaupload.com/?d=IIAKO5D2

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  33. Damn you all! I want to love this song too!

    ...Maybe I'll get it eventually. To be honest, on fifth full listen, I'm already liking it more than Mint Car!!! ...Well, it's a start.

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  34. Thanks for posting! Porl got a close-up at "THE ALIEN CROWD GOT GROOVE". Is that mean Porl is an alien? ;-)

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  35. Ditto to Tim!

    Guess what?!

    I gotta FEVA!!!

    and...

    the only prescription...

    is MO COWBELL!!!

    That little cowbell bit at the outtro just wasn't enough for me.

    They got Ross Robinson last time, but, can't get Bruce Dickinson this time?

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  36. V - Is Si chewing gum? Figured you'd be the one to ask. ; )

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  37. I dunno but he's certainly looking like one! :-) I love his skills on the six-string but I dunno about his ummm "look" these days...

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  38. Carl - hahaha...Bruce Dickinson is the cock of the walk baby. : )

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  39. Can't talk right now. Gotta spend some time watching both "The Only One" and "Freakshow" over and over again...

    I have the urge to play "Find what's different."

    This is the grown up's version of the "Highlights" magazine for me.

    Did I find one? Did Jason have that cowbell setup in the previous video?

    Dang... I think he did.

    Must keep looking.

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  40. just to let you know a note:

    on the mtv homepage you can read:
    "a clip for month heading to the new album by the cure and to discover it"

    that means we'll get 4 similar clips (we have 2 of them) and that they already have all the 4 clips and they know which songs are the 2 missing singles.

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  41. Jerry - I wasn't crazy about it at first, but now I can't imagine Porl any other way. : )

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  42. Gotta appreciate it.

    Last time I checked, The Cure doesn't have a whole lot of songs that "feature the cowbell."

    And me...

    well...

    I gotta have more cowbell...

    ... baby!

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  43. Really Craig? It's a little bit odd how he went from Hippie to this. I actually could care less, it's about the sound in the end.

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  44. The Cure needs to cover "Fear the Reaper" and get their COWBELL ON!

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  45. Jerry - don't listen to me, I'm just finally enjoying The Cure again. It was a LONG 3 years. : )

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  46. Hmm, thinks Tim Pope could 'pimp' this up a bit, but i understand that cure dosent (so far) spends thousands of ponds on a video who mabye would been played twice on MTV, what is on MTV thees days ?? not music videos anyway .

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  47. Craig: I haven't watched it yet! Had a fire to put out at work - perfect timing! :/

    But I will watch now and am laughing that my "kung pao" will have a legacy among us COFers! Woo! They should call the extended mix of this song (for the new Mixed Up) "Freakshow (Kung Pao Mix)"!!!

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  48. Thanks Craig for posting the video. Has anyone else noticed that the video for The Only One and Freakshow are identical? Same room, same camera angles, both black and white. If you play both side-by-side with the sound off you'd not be able to tell the two apart! But I guess, these days, you've got to just be thankful for the music and be happy.

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  49. Craig: My expert opinion is that yes, Si is chewing gum.

    Any more questions? :)

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  50. V - uh...not at the moment. : )

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  51. Craig: Alrighty!

    *removes Simon expert hat*

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  52. Yes! Yay! I love Freakshow!

    I also have to weigh in as loving Porl's look. I think it's awesome, and I don't see anything particularly odd about such a dramatic change either... having made many in my own life, lol.

    Whether Craig is an information-age myth or an article of faith, I cannot say. It think it's just the lot of you trying to explain what is beyond your understanding or power. Heh. Such awesome power does seem supernatural, admittedly enough.

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  53. Elise misses all of the fun. She needs to install a COF hotline at her home. : )

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  54. if all 4 videos are going to be like this i shall surely perish

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  55. Craig: Can you reach her with the Dream 13 machine?

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  56. Man, Robert likes sticking that tongue out, doesn't he. : )

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  57. Craig: :P :P :P

    Apparently, so do I!

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  58. V - Oh, totally forgot. Let me make some adjustments.....there! Here it comes Jo. : )

    "Wake up, wake up, WAKE UP"

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  59. Craig: That oughtta get her!

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  60. Well, seems like they're screwing the whole major-label-glam-video-promo thing. Good for them. Although could Simon possibly look more bored? He looks his sleepiest since 'A Forest'!

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  61. btw-- THANK YOU Aaron for the download link!!

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  62. i miss their big video premiers :c
    these videos suck! hire me! ive got day-glo socks i can animate!

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  64. hey aaron! *waves* its scratches from youtube ;)

    i love how theyre doing these studio sessions in black and white, it totally fits, not to mention it does well with Porl's look and his guitar.. i find his guitar very sexy on wrong number and freakshow, which are two of my least favorite singles =/

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  65. i like freakshow, but i finally listened to all kinds of stuff on headphones last nite and wow- i think that song is really great.

    there's a small part of me hoping that all these singles and b-sides leading up to the album are the songs comprised of the extra disc and that the album will drop with all new songs plus underneath the stars to open it up!

    not likely...

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  66. Oh, I love Robert's facial expression in this vid. Looks so young & cute!!!

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  67. Not just not likely, but definitely not happening.

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  70. so.... why is this video exactly like the only one?

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  71. hoping they make real videos and not just these sessions takes.

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  72. I'm really trying to like this song...But its just not happening.

    A teeny tiny bit of difference between this video and The Only One...Is that too much to ask?

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  73. Save Us Tim Pope from these boring videos.

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  74. No more good videos, no more good singles ... where is Robert going ?
    Why is Porl so pathetic ? Shouldn't they play with Marilyn Manson now ?
    in the pathetic-ridiculous stuff, they are about to beat the gothic.
    This makes me sick.

    Only the rythmic section seems to have a good attitude here : Simon is chewing some gum, not caring at all, and Jason has to much to do with his drumkit.

    And after all, what is the only "good" thing in this song ? the rhythm.
    Certainly not the lyrics, neither the awful guitar part, and don't speak about the ridiculous voice.

    Apart from this kind of stuffs, I really love The Cure. Sorry ;-)

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  75. I'm not liking the videos and it seems as this and The Only One were shot in the same session. They're trying to prove they're a rock band - I think it's unnecessary after a 30year career...
    I hope they'll do a REAL video for "Sleep When I'm Dead". Maybe a psychedelic one directed by Porl ;-)

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  76. About Porl's new look...True story:

    Some weeks ago I was at my brother's house. He was watching a rerun of one of those Star Trek shows, the one with the female captain. And the heroes were doing battle with some evil alien Cyborgs. Then they showed the Queen Leader of the evil alien Cyborgs.

    I looked at this creature...My mouth dropped to the floor and it occurred to me, "I know now where Porl Thompson emulated this look from"

    :)

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  77. I LOVE this song. So much fun to listen to! The studio version is great! Like Craig said, it's impossible to sit still when listening to it.

    Yes, this clip is very similar to the previous one, but I'm not complaining. Are they going to do any "real" promo video after the tour is over? I highly doubt it...

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  78. What the fuck is this shit? Suckiest ass video ever. the black and white was okay for Only One, but come on! Freakshow deserves something special and whimsical. I mean, live Robert's dancing is so funky and fun with this song. Why does he have to be all serious here? And what is up with Si chewing gum? The only part I like is Robert's tongue in that one part, but even that can't redeem it.

    Yes, I'm whining. I reserve the right to whine, since I'm such a blindly devoted fangirl.

    Seriously, this vid does NOTHING for an otherwise great song. It actually detracts from it.

    Cure vid budget tight these days or WHAT!

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  79. Oh, and fuck the naysaying on Porl's look. He looks awesome. It's audaciously flamboyant, and I love when people pushing their 50s just don't give a fuck.

    I'm so tired.

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  80. I'm with Cat - I do love the how Porl totally doesn't care and be all flamboyant on his looks these days. A lot of fun to watch actually. Gonna admire him for wearing those high heels on stage! I'm a girl and I can't stand high heels!

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  81. When you're in a rock band (or, er, even when you're not) it's your right to look however the hell you want to look. I think Porl looks a bit like a reformed Sith Lord from Star Wars though, which in myopinion, is cool.

    I was disappointed when I realised the "video" for Freakshow was the same set-up as The Only One. I think Freakshow is the vastly superior single of the two.

    I think it's just a case of poor expectation management... If it had been referred to as "the second MTV studio clip" rather the "the Freakshow video" I might have just relished the opportunity to hear a studio recording of the song in full (since HMf*ckingV won't stock singles that aren't already in the top ten! WTF?!?).

    As it goes, even though I'm in the UK, I can't seem to get the original MTV posting to play all the way though without st..st..t..ut...ering, so I have to make do with the kindly uploaded YouTube version with inferior AV quality.

    Ah well, hopefully my online order will be here soon.

    And they wonder why high street retailers are having a hard time! Sell the things that people want you muppets!!!

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  83. RS tongue action is great in the video! :p :p :p

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  84. Thanks for the video craig!

    I agree with cat, the video just doesn't do the song any justice! It's OK to do that for The Only One but they should have done something so fun for FS. The song is way to cool & playful to get a boring old studio session video. Would be nice if they did something like WCIBU or Lovecats.

    And Porl looks great! He pulls off the flamboyant look so well! It's fun! And I love those red shoes! I don't know how he does it show after show with those heels??? My feet couldn't take it!

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  85. hadn't heard the studio version up to now - what a fucking brilliant brilliant tune! - sorry, if this had been released early 90s everyone would be asking when they'd be putting it in the setlist now

    that makes better sense if you read it twice :)

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  86. much prefer the live freakshow clip where bob does the freak dance !!!!

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  87. Yeah the official vid for FS should be the MTV Gold performance. Pure brilliance with Robert being the epitome of a dorky loungey performer. His dance on that is "pure gold." Rather freaky and fun.

    I really think this vid DETRACTS from the song. It captures nothing of its whimsical funkiness. It saps the life out of it.

    All the same, vids hardly "matter" anymore, and perhaps this is why it's so sub-par.

    The art of the music video is forever vanished.

    MTV Killed the Video Star.

    How ironic.

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  88. Apart from ME wanting a kick-ass vid by Tim Pope (or anyone! Please give me old trendy Play-Doh proper videos! I can´t stand them looking so uncomfortable just like in the Unpplugged DVD! I get so anxious) they really can´t shoot decent things while they are still on tour: money, editing, filming, arguing heheh...
    Hey, I´d accept those lame live videos´too!

    There must be so many things to do... Heheh ok, they´ve had 4 years and then everything comes together, and the new record just around the corner... But I´m only 10% hopeful that they will shoot proper videos. Maybe 5. Or 3%...

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  89. I've converted the Freakshow vid to iPod format for those of you with iPods, iPhones, Nanos, Touches, etc.

    I've confirmed it works on my 5G iPod, which I assume is the lowest common denominator.

    http://www.megaupload.com/?d=X7B5R2RL

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  90. Thanks for uploading Freakshow, folks. God forbid my local music TV station ever air decent music, including The Cure.

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  91. how do you download from the ipod link.. I get this page for dating and at the bottom is the cure with no icon to downloand

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  92. On that "dating" page, you have to enter the 3 letter code in the box near the top of the page..

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  93. do you have more cure videos for ipods ????

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