Some things in life are more reliable than a Volkswagen

by Suw on July 22, 2004

And one of those things is Robert Smith's hair:
UPDATE: There used to be a picture of Robert Smith here, but some muppet linked to it from their signature on some The Rasmus forum, thereby thrashing my bandwidth to within an inch of its life. Small photo, but way too many downloads. So until Muppetfeatures gets bored and finds a new sig, I am removing the rather spiffy picture from circulation.
At some point in the early 90s, iirc, people stopped saying things like “Robert Smith from The Cure” and started to just call people by their band name. Yet whilst it feels perfectly normal to say “Richy Manic” or “Neil Divine Comedy” it doesn't feel quite right to say Robert Cure. It's still Robert Smith. And his hair is still wonderful.
The new single, The End Of The World, is a real grower and marks, insofaras I am concerned, a welcome return to form from The Cure. Can't wait to hear the album.

Anonymous July 22, 2004 at 10:16 pm

My brother and I tend to call him 'fat' Bob – because of his variable weight gain/loss.
We love him really…

Anonymous July 22, 2004 at 11:16 pm

Ah, poor Bob. He was one of my first crushes, after Terry Hall, who looks a bit like him, really.

Anonymous July 22, 2004 at 11:41 pm

I heard of (but never saw, or heard recordings of) a Cure tribute band that used to be around the UK somewhere (touring) called “Fat Bob and the Cure Heads”.
Oh, and Bob's hair does change – look at the video called ( think) “Live at Orange”. where his Robert Smith Hair wig is removed as he goes on stage, revealing a haircut disturbingly reminscent of Rick Astley.

Anonymous July 23, 2004 at 6:42 am

Yeah, strictly speaking you're 100% correct. He used to have quite a short haircut, but I didn't like it so much. I think it was just a blip, though.
Did you ever see Rob Newman doing Robert Smith doing 'I'm a little teapot'? That was one of the funniest bits of TV from the mid-90s, imho.

Anonymous July 23, 2004 at 8:12 am

For all your Rob Newman/Bob Smith goodness…
And look for the Video Downloads section, near the bottom.

Anonymous July 23, 2004 at 9:42 am

Oh, Suw.
As anyone who has watched South Park knows, it isn't 'Robert Smith from The Cure', it's 'Robert Smith of The Cure'!
safe from Mecha-Streisand

Anonymous July 23, 2004 at 12:29 pm

Ha ha!! Good call, mate! I have all the Newman And Baddiel videos, but not The Mary Whitehouse Experience. Quality!!

Anonymous July 23, 2004 at 12:29 pm

He he he. I stand corrected.
Or rather, sit.

Anonymous July 23, 2004 at 3:50 pm

Yep, Robert Smith is Robert Smith… and his hair… well, as a former goth it was among my top icons 😉

Anonymous July 23, 2004 at 4:03 pm


Anonymous July 24, 2004 at 12:03 pm

Ha ha ha! Thank you Trav. 😉

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