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Re: The Cure
« Reply #60 on: October 19, 2019, 11:38:00 AM »
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/cure-band-robert-smith-interview-40-live-893005/amp/

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Although Robert Smith says he hopes the Cure never truly fit in with the cultural landscape, he is very aware of just how unusual the group’s success has been over the past four decades. “One of the lovely things about the band is that we’re able to headline Glastonbury, play Hyde Park, and be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, but we’re still considered to be slightly weird and outsider kind of band,” he tells Rolling Stone on a call from England. “It’s a perfect position to be in.”

When was the last time you had hope?
There was a brief moment in the late Seventies, before Ronnie [Reagan] and Maggie [Thatcher], that you thought, “Hey, maybe the world is moving in the right direction very, very slowly. And honestly, since the Cure started, it’s been a relentless downward slide as far as I can see. I have no idea. I can see the reasons why, and I’ve read books and articles about why, but it’s very sad that kind of the hope that was around [the moon landing] is over. The technology and space race has had much more to do with the military-industrial complex than most people perhaps understand.

Do you feel artists should be more political nowadays?
I don’t think there’s a rule. Some artists are very good at it. It requires a number of different things. One is the music that you make has to reinforce where you’re going with what you’re saying. And from a young age, I’ve always held what could be considered a socialist viewpoint on the world. That’s why I wail against inequality. What’s wrong with the world is essentially inequality. But it isn’t reflected in what I want the Cure to be. I wanted the Cure to be something that I could escape into.
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Behind the scenes, the Cure has always been politically active but usually pretty anonymously. It suits the way the band works, and everyone is much more comfortable with that rather than me being overt. They despair sometimes when I’ve had a few beers and I’ve done shows and I start spouting off. They’re like, “Please, don’t start.” Because once I start, it’s very hard to stop. I think it’s a great thing to be able to get up in front of people and convince people of what’s right and what’s wrong, although that depends on who you think is right and who is wrong.

Do you think much about where the Cure fit in in 2019?
I hope the Cure don’t fit in in 2019. I don’t think the Cure have ever fitted in, so no, it doesn’t bother me at all. I’m overwhelmed by the love that the band gets as we play around the world this year.
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Re: The Cure
« Reply #61 on: February 16, 2020, 10:44:27 AM »
Finally a little piece of album news…
https://www.nme.com/news/music/the-cures-robert-smith-says-new-album-will-definitely-arrive-in-2020-2608430

“The first one will definitely be out soon, we’re wrapping it up now and it’s going to be mixed. But until it’s completed, no one will believe me. I look forward to it coming out more than anyone else, trust me!”
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Re: The Cure
« Reply #63 on: September 30, 2020, 01:45:10 PM »
TV SM!TH - for GREAT songs "and the beer and the company"! (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY0BH5vU2hs)

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Re: The Cure
« Reply #64 on: September 30, 2020, 02:52:22 PM »
Thanks Fred, I informed (some) Cure fans.  8)
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Re: The Cure
« Reply #65 on: December 14, 2020, 01:17:27 PM »
https://www.nme.com/news/music/watch-the-cures-robert-smith-perform-three-songs-as-part-of-charity-livestream-2837759

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Hosted by Robin Ince, the Nine Lessons And Carols For Curious People 24-hour charity livestream event saw Smith perform the songs ‘In Your House’, ‘M’ and ‘Play For Today’, taken from the band’s second album, 1980’s ‘Seventeen Seconds’.

The event was broadcast by the Cosmic Shambles Network and all proceeds will be donated to the charities Turn2Us, Doctors Without Borders, Mind and the Kings Place Music Foundation.

Smith’s set – which was prerecorded at an earlier time – saw the frontman perform barefoot, accompanied by a drum machine, from what looks to be his home studio. Watch the session below.
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Re: The Cure
« Reply #66 on: June 04, 2021, 03:27:07 PM »
https://www.loudersound.com/news/robert-smith-says-the-cure-have-recorded-two-new-albums

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Robert Smith has revealed that two new albums by The Cure have been recorded. Smith made the remarks during an interview with Zane Lowe on Apple Music 1, where he was interviewed alongside Chvrches about their new collaboration, How Not To Drown, which was released yesterday. 

"Probably in about six weeks time I'll be able to say when everything's coming out and what we're doing next year and everything," said Smith. "So we were doing two albums and one of them's very, very doom and gloom and the other one isn't. And they're both very close to being done. I just have to decide who's going to mix them. That's really all I've got left to do."
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Re: The Cure
« Reply #67 on: June 15, 2021, 04:27:10 PM »
https://ultimateclassicrock.com/robert-smith-cure-last-album/
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“The new Cure stuff is very emotional,” the iconic frontman revealed to The Sunday Times. “It’s ten years of life distilled into a couple of hours of intense stuff. I can’t think we’ll ever do anything else.”
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