The Cure’s Robert Smith performed a trio of songs off 1980’s Seventeen Seconds for the Robin Ince-hosted “Nine Lessons and Carols for Curious People” 24-hour charity livestream, a set broadcast Saturday that included “In Your House,” “M” and “Play for Today.”
As you can see from the excerpted video below, Smith — in all his barefoot glory — performed the songs solo, accompanied by a drum machine, from what looks to be his home studio. The set was prerecorded at an earlier time and shown toward the end of the marathon livestream.
The event was broadcast by the Cosmic Shambles Network and viewers were asked to donate at crowdfunder.co.uk/ninelessons. According to the organizers, all proceeds go to four charities: Turn2Us, Doctors Without Borders, Mind and the Kings Place Music Foundation.
Smith also was slated to perform live with Gorillaz during ticketed livestreams on Saturday and Sunday.
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