Robert Smith from The Cure isn't a Neil Tennant fan

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Robert Smith from The Cure isn't a Neil Tennant fan

#1 Post by Jareth »

I was searching for the performance of Hallo Spaceboy at the Brit Awards (found it at Youtube eventually) and came across this page:

http://www.musicfanclubs.org/cure/press/I38.html
Wedged into an elegant sofa by the telly, they suck on their the first beers of the night and revert to classic Cure cattiness. David Bowie and the Pet Shop Boys, with 'Hello Spaceboy', are first on and first in the critical firing line.

"God, this really is shit, isn't it?" Simon Gallup decides. "The Thin White One has lost it. Yet again. Why's se singing in that stupid Anthony Newley voice again? He hasn't done that for years!"

"I hate Neil Tennant even more, though," snorts Robert Smith "Just look at him, a sad old journalist standing there being oh-so-clever and ironic. He's so perfectly post-modern he can't even dare to smile!"
Charming!

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Wanker.

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#3 Post by rags »

Integralist wrote:Wanker.
That is essentially what Mr Smith is already saying about him, yes, but well summarized indeed!

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"I hate Neil Tennant even more, though," snorts Robert Smith "Just look at him, a sad old journalist standing there being oh-so-clever and ironic. He's so perfectly post-modern he can't even dare to smile!"


When did Robert Smith ever smile ? Integralist you got it right first time - I'll smash my cure CDs up when I get home.!!!

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Robert Smith wrote: "I hate Neil Tennant even more, though," snorts Robert Smith "Just look at him, a sad old journalist standing there being oh-so-clever and ironic. He's so perfectly post-modern he can't even dare to smile!"
Neil probably gave a bad review of one of their albums

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Does Robert Smith like anyone though?
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#8 Post by Syncratic »

Well Tennant has quite rightly slated The Cure as well. But they also slated U2 and they love them now. Robert Smith is nothing more than a pretend shoegazer with fake existential angst. He's read Kafka and taken it all too seriously, the bits that he can understand. I liked 'A Forest' though. ALways makes me giggle.

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Isn't it in one of the books that they are asked to comment about Robert Smiths calling them the worst band in the world and Chris says "Well I think The Cure are the worst band in the world"?
It was a cough that carried him off. It was a coffin they carried him off in.

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Syncratic wrote:Well Tennant has quite rightly slated The Cure as well. But they also slated U2 and they love them now. Robert Smith is nothing more than a pretend shoegazer with fake existential angst. He's read Kafka and taken it all too seriously, the bits that he can understand. I liked 'A Forest' though. ALways makes me giggle.
"A forest" is brilliant thanks to the production by Blank & Jones.;)
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#11 Post by mole973102 »

This could be totally wrong...

The Cure did a track yonks ago called Boys don't cry.
They have a certain image renaissance of girls.
Geddit yet?

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Did they do any other song than that love cats shite, or whatever it was called?

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Really? Robert Smith doesn't love Neil Tennant....That's a problem!!! :mrgreen: :P
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Syncratic wrote:[snip!] Robert Smith is nothing more than a pretend shoegazer with fake existential angst. He's read Kafka and taken it all too seriously, the bits that he can understand. I liked 'A Forest' though. ALways makes me giggle.
Is this your quote or Neil's?
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Re: Robert Smith from The Cure isn't a Neil Tennant fan

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Jareth wrote:I was searching for the performance of Hallo Spaceboy at the Brit Awards (found it at Youtube eventually) and came across this page:

http://www.musicfanclubs.org/cure/press/I38.html
Wedged into an elegant sofa by the telly, they suck on their the first beers of the night and revert to classic Cure cattiness. David Bowie and the Pet Shop Boys, with 'Hello Spaceboy', are first on and first in the critical firing line.

"God, this really is shit, isn't it?" Simon Gallup decides. "The Thin White One has lost it. Yet again. Why's se singing in that stupid Anthony Newley voice again? He hasn't done that for years!"

"I hate Neil Tennant even more, though," snorts Robert Smith "Just look at him, a sad old journalist standing there being oh-so-clever and ironic. He's so perfectly post-modern he can't even dare to smile!"
Charming!
What a fantastic compliment :lol:
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