From Dangerous Minds:
The Cure’s Robert Smith interviewed on a playground carousel, 1985
This interview should be a delight to any Cure fans out there, as Master Robert is in awfully likable form, as the rest of the playground keeps sliding past him in the back. For the interview is being conducted on one of those carousels you surely played on when you were a child. As it happens, the origin story of The Cure actually involves a playground, so it all works out.
The questioner (in my head he is “the poor man’s Jools Holland”) is terribly interested in how they came up with the CRRRRAZY ideas for their videos for “Let’s Go to Bed” and “In Between Days” and “The Love Cats” (the first two directed by The Cure’s longtime collaborator Tim Pope, while “The Love Cats,” apparently, was not). Easily the best moment comes at around 0:20, when Smith shouts at a bunch of rambunctious offscreen children to “SHUT UP!” (Thanks @godwinafaith)
Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Robert interviewed on a carousel in 1985
Posted by Craig at 7:58 PM
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This is amazing.ReplyDelete
THIS IS IN JULY FROM 1985 FROM THE TV SHOW CALLED LONDON CALLINGReplyDelete
That really brings me back. I remember watching it on MTV back in 1985. I still have a BETA tape recording. Can't play it, but I've got it.ReplyDelete
There was interview on BBC Pebble Mill in late summer 1989 that Robert gave on The Cure's tour bus. I had it on video but my ex never gave me my Cure tapes back (she hated The Cure btw) that I've been really keen to see again.ReplyDelete
Robert talks about how it's the last tour and says he wants the Cure to become a funk band. At the end, when the interviewer (a blonde Scottish guy) says, "But you can't get away from what you really are, can you, Robert? You're a big doom head" and Robert says, "I'm not! I'm a pop star".
Does any one know the interview of which I speak? I've trawled YouTube for years.