- N i g h t F l i g ht Video Profile The Cure 02/06/88: “N i g h t F l i g h t” examined the Cure’s musical video output up to that point — videos that were almost exclusively lensed by director Tim Pope — with exclusive interview footage from the show “Radio 1990″ with vocalist Robert Smith interspersed throughout the duration of the music videos featured here. One of the highlights was actually not a Cure video, but a Siouxsie and the Banshees video — their cover of the Beatles’ song “Dear Prudence,” which was also directed by Pope. There’s no doubt that some of the song’s success can be traced back to the video, which shows the band — Siouxsie Sioux, Steve Severin, Budgie and Robert Smith — on the streets and waterways of Venice, with footage of the band playing psychedelically superimposed with the waterways footage, and filtered colorfully with what appears to be primitive early 80’s-style solarization effects.
- Video Killed The Radio Star Series 5 Ep 4 Extended Play: The Cure 07/31/13 This episode sees The Cure’s own Robert Smith and Director Tim Pope discuss the making of many of The Cure’s most famous Videos including the hits ‘In Between Days’, ‘Pictures of You’ and ‘Close to Me.’
- The 2019 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Record Date 03/29/19 and Air Date 04/27/19: Opening and Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor inducted The Cure, clearly a major influence on NIN, into the Hall of Fame, calling them one of “the most heartbreakingly brilliant rock bands the world has ever known.” He also cheekily admitted to having less than kind things to say about the institution in the past. “I remember saying to myself not so long ago, ‘How can I take this awards ceremony seriously if they’ll [induct] X, Y and Z, but they won’t even acknowledge The Cure?’ But then I got a phone call, and here we are,” he said. “Let’s just say I’ve never been so happy to eat my words as on that day.” And that performance from The Cure? Hoo boy. From the unexpected feral opener of “Shake Dog Shake” (okay, why not?) to heartstring-tugger “Just Like Heaven” to closer “Boys Don’t Cry,” the roar of the crowd didn’t get louder than when Robert Smith was on stage.
- Radio 1990 May 1986: Full In-depth interview with Robert Smith in New York City. Robert stopped by the Radio 1990 studios and was interviewed by Lisa Robinson about what motivated him to start The Cure; being in a “gloomy band” and why 99% of music is boring. Also early Morrissey detractor Smith is quick to tell Robinson that “The Smiths are an unfortunate comparison” (10 Minutes)
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