120 Minutes Rewind, Video — March 2, 2018 at 7:23 am

‘120 Minutes’ Rewind: Robert Smith of The Cure, aka ‘the thinking man’s Duran Duran’

For this week’s installment of “120 Minutes” Rewind, we present this early Martha Quinn intro’d interview with Robert Smith from 1986, conducted to promote The Cure’s then-new compilation Standing on a Beach, and broadcast during the first year of “120 Minutes'” existence.

In the clip, Smith talks about making a video for “Boys Don’t Cry” to promote Standing on a Beach, plus his time working in Siouxsie and the Banshees and his decision to return to The Cure (in which he refers to Siouxsie Sioux as “the old witch,” and notes, dryly, “she’s such a well-balanced girl”).

The second half features more of the interview, seemingly aired on a different MTV broadcast, but also still hosted by Quinn, who at one point wonders whether The Cure is “the thinking man’s Duran Duran.”

Watch the whole  thing below via uploader Autumn Cure.






  1. Love this! Siouxsie wouldn’t let him sing…lol

  2. Chris in Philly

    This was really fun to watch, everything from the substance of Robert’s interview answers to Martha’s context and quips. Thanks very much for sharing it!

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