The Cure: How Did This Get To Be A Superstar?
Stuart Maconie, Q, July 1993
Who are you calling laughable, dull, unattractive, doleful, po-faced, lazy and badly attired? He forgot gloomy and morbid, but you get the picture. Despite a public image that's half overgrown teacher, half abandoned sofa, Robert Smith has piloted the Cure from gothic backwaters to the Superstar sea. Here he tells Stuart Maconie the secrets of success, longevity and back-combing.
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