NEW ALBUM ABOUT TO LAUNCH???! A SONG CALLED 'CHRISTMAS WITHOUT YOU' - THE BEST SONG EVER?!?! Can this be true? Is RS already bored with interviews and telling fibs for entertainment? I can't cope with any more of Cure related stress this week! I think I need a lie down!!
Thanks for the link wilgy Could some please, please translate it into English? This would be cool. Thanks a lot
From Google Translate (so translation isn't great at times)......
It was midnight on a Thursday in the UK and Robert Smith was still full of willingness for talks. "I think I'm way out of practice to do this, but it's fun," said the leader of The Cure referring to the series of interviews he gave that day depending on the tour that brings this week to Brazil. At his home in southern England, after the end of the tests, the 53 year old singer looked comfortable exercising their role of rockstar and pop idol. The eyes painted black, smudged lipstick and especially strategically tousled hair made the figure of Robert Smith as a strong hero icon of a whole generation.Denomination he even regrets for not having your own reference. "I gave up knowing more about the people who could be my heroes for a long time because they always disappoint me," he said, while stressing the importance of David Bowie in his life and work.
About to return to the country for the third time - the first was in 1987 and the second in 1996, the late Hollywood Rock - Robert Smith The Cure will take her to Rio de Janeiro on Thursday (4) and disembarks at HSBC Brazil in Sao Paulo Saturday (6) for a show at the Arena Anhembi. "We rehearsed about 50 songs," he says about the material that will be available to perform on stage. Along with Smith - the only original part of the initial training - will Roger 'O Donnell (keyboards), Simon Gallup (bass), Jason Cooper (drums) and Reeves Gabrels (guitar), the latter one of the main collaborators of Bowie.
By phone, Smith said the UOL as will the shows in Brazil, recalled the experience of his band debut three decades ago and revealed how remains out of the spotlight and paparazzi flashes. UOL - It's been almost 20 years - 17 to be exact - the last show of The Cure in Brazil. What has changed for you since then? What aspects have changed from Robert Smith of 36 years to Robert Smith of 53?
Robert Smith - I do not know. In fact, I'm a little less cynical today. And I have more experience than we had in 1996, I know a lot more today. But I compose a lot less and do less touring. Not that it's good or bad, it's just inevitable. Because even if we continued to do about 150 shows a year I would have died, or the shows would be a **** m. We keep doing shows 3 hours, but I now know that the next day I'll have a headache and I need a few days to compose myself.
UOL - And what you're preparing for the Brazilian public?
Robert - The main repertoire is 2 hours and 10 minutes, but we have rehearsed enough songs to play for more than 2 hours. Then, depending on audience reaction, we choose what to play during the regular show and what to leave for the encore. We'll play a little of each album, quite a lot of "Disintegration" (1989), "Pornography" (1982), the newer stuff from "The Cure" (2004), but probably leave "Bloodflowers" (2000) out because an album is difficult to fit into the repertoire, the songs are very different. We have structured the set to be like a journey, and it should last about 3 hours.
UOL - Concerts in Rio and São Paulo are equal?
Robert - I'm not sure. In the show typically played 43 songs, or 45 maybe. They may have a dozen different songs in the show to show in Rio de São Paulo, maybe some more obscure tracks. We rehearsed about 50 songs and, hence, will decide what the main repertoire and what we choose for the encore, depending on the reaction of the public, who feel the vibration in the show. We go backstage and chose to take the time for an encore, this is where we decided to end the show the way. And in Rio will be in an enclosure, for 10 or 12 thousand people. In São Paulo will open, probably for twice as many people. So is the atmosphere and excitement that come from each place that will guide us to play different songs.
UOL - What do you remember most about being in a fledgling band in the early 80s?
Robert - Well, I went for the first time on stage in 1977, so it was a long, long time. But one thing that remains the same is to treat everything I do as if it were the last time.When I go on stage in Rio or Sao Paulo I'll feel exactly what I felt in the '80s. Nothing is different. I think the thrill of being front for people not playing goes down as the amount that you do it. Then I go on stage and treat it as the best thing that has to be, because I also want it to be the best time of life of people who are watching. If you do something just for money, it gets boring, boring. If I did not want to even be doing what I do, I would not be doing. There is no reason other than the thrill of the experience.
UOL - You say it's easier or harder to be in a band nowadays?
Robert - I think it's totally different. When we started on our first tour in 1978, 1979, we had to be playing on radios. We traveled around the world twice before I turn 21. We used to play in small clubs without even knowing when we would come home. And now I'm happy to be where I was [laughs] . Now is different. The approach is different, but not sure if it's harder than before. I mean, this is an older person who is telling. I'm in a band that likes to play live and real things. I think the downside is something like the "X-Factor", where the goal is to be famous. I come from a generation with a mentality that is terrible to see ads for cars, perfume and other products with good music, because if the product is an m ****, what about the music? It's garbage. And it devalues what you do. It's all interconnected. I feel like we're walking on quicksand, because we realized the Cure being part of this machine. And we do not need. It's amazing how the world has changed for the worse only at this special time in my adult life.
UOL - There was a time when you realize that everything you did is classic and will forever?
Robert - Me, I can feel it every day [laughs] . I think I realized it when we were working on "Greatest Hits" in 2001. When I was choosing the songs that would go on the album I kind of realized I was compiling a collection of songs that probably will continue to be played even after I am gone. I like to think that a lot of things we create will stand the test of time, because I think things are really good. We are lucky to have songs deemed worthy. But often, the songs are almost gone unnoticed that I think will end up being the favorite of the people.
UOL - And who is Robert Smith out of showbiz? You wake up in the morning and the first thing you think is, "Oh, my God, I'm Robert Smith, I'm a rock star?"
Robert - [laughs] Yeah, that's the man I think my wife has intention to see when will serve my milk [laughs] . No, there is a division between the real and serious person I am and the things I do. When I'm reading a book, I am a person reading a book, I wonder what people will think about that moment. And then I finish the book and then have to respond to an e-mail about what we want banda opening in Chile, but there is no "oh my God, I have to have a completely different mindset now." It's all integrated. My life is very normal, do the same things since I was in school. Look, I think it would be very strange if you were to work with someone else [laughs] . I do not even think that many people are qualified to be great.You have to know that many really great artists are totally stupid in real life. It's a trick. (...) And I'm still not sure if there's a human on Earth to be so.
UOL - It's very rare you see walking down the street like a normal person, like you never crossed the path of paparazzi. How do you do it? What is the secret to remain invisible to the public eye?
Robert - It is very, very easy. You do not force a paparazzi taking your picture, you have to want to be photographed. Everyone says, "Oh, I'm shocked! Maniac I photographed in a bikini." I'm still somewhat in the last 25 years and everyone knows where I live. In the early years was a little choppy, but gradually you become one of the locals. In London, of course, it all depends on where I'm going. If I go see a band is really a matter of getting attention, but I know what will happen, then I should not go there. If you go out there you can not complain, because I really want to know you because you are successful at something. Well, in the old days was because you had done something, now is so even if you have not done anything. It's the price I paid, but the things I enjoy doing are actually very, very low profile anyway. I'm not in very large events. Usually I'm participating in local events where nobody cares if you're there.
UOL - Who is your hero?
Robert - I've always been inspired by David Bowie in his youth, and Jimi Hendrix and Alex Harvey, the Scottish singer. All these people have inspired me over the years - great players, great composers, great singers. And I get inspired by great writers too.There are really good writers, but they are not real heroes. I gave up knowing more about the people who could be my heroes for a long time because they always disappoint me. They always do something at some point, which makes me think, "Oh, f ***, that hell This is terrible!" And it takes heart your love for them. So I'm kind of torn between wanting to know about the people I admire, in the hope that they will be really good individuals, and fearing that they actually will shock me for being idiots, even if they make a fine art.
The first time I met David Bowie I interviewed for a radio station. We had a discussion about the value of art, and it would be the artist himself or the validity of what the work itself. I said that the artist is fully responsible for the art, and therefore you have to respect him and love the artist if you respect the art. And Bowie argued that the artwork was all that mattered, not the person. Actually, I do not really think many people are qualified to be great. You have to know that many really great artists are totally stupid in real life. It's a trick. If I have hero is David Bowie, but I completely disagree with his views on the art itself, as well as other things in life. So how can he be my hero? It is very difficult. And the hero, to me, is the person you want to be. So I'm not a hero. I never had no one that I think is really great. And I'm still not sure if there's a human on Earth to be so.
UOL - You can choose the best album and best song of The Cure?
Robert - Wow! Probably "The Greatest Hits" sums it up, but my personal favorite is the album that we're about to launch. I think it's definitely my favorite kind of music. There's a song on the album called "Christmas Without You". It's the best song I've ever written.Of the old songs by The Cure would probably "10:15 [Saturday Night]." I did the Cure because I had this song
Post by picturesofyou on Apr 2, 2013 17:34:05 GMT 1
I can't understand portuguese, but I'm sure in the last question they're talking about THE NEW ALBUM woot_jump
UOL - Você pode escolher o melhor álbum e a melhor canção do The Cure? Robert - Wow! Provavelmente o "The Greatest Hits" resume tudo, mas meu álbum favorito pessoal é o que estamos prestes a lançar. Eu acho que é definitivamente o meu tipo de música favorito. Há uma canção no álbum chamada "Christmas Without You". É a melhor música que eu já escrevi. Das antigas canções do The Cure seria provavelmente "10:15 [Saturday Night]". Eu fiz o The Cure porque eu tinha essa música.
UOL - Can you choose the best album and the best song from the Cure? Robert - Wow! Probably "Greatest Hits" sums up everything, but my favourite album is the one we're going to release. I think it's my favourite kind of music. There's a song called "Christmas Without You". It's the best song I've ever written. Among the old songs by the Cure it would probably be 10:15 Saturday Night. I did the Cure because I had this song.
This is a pretty rough translation but the sense is this sorry but I'm Italian so I had to translate everything from Portuguese to Italian and from Italian to english LOOOOOOOL
Great interview! More songs of Pornography, Disintegration and The Cure on LatAm Tour? I am melting - I am very fond of many songs from these albums... And NEW album? I got excited for a moment but it's hard for me to believe that what he says is true.
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Speaking of not including any songs in the setlist from Bloodflowers - I must admit that I am a bit disappointed too. Bloodflowers holds a brilliant sound in it. A song or two from this album wouldn't hurt anyone.
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Post by TemptationTwo on Apr 3, 2013 15:46:43 GMT 1
Me too, my dream is to live a concert like Trilogy
I always thought that Bloodflowers is difficult to include in a setlist, not principally "dark" or something similar. But at the same time I think it's more difficult to include a Pornography or a Faith song than a Bloodflowers' one. Uhm.