Tim Pope discusses the ghoulish inspiration behind the Cure’s video for “Lullaby”

As memorable as the Cure’s “Lullaby” becomes after repeated listens, it only takes one viewing of the accompanying video to lodge it in your brain forever. Awarded Best British Video honors at the 1990 Brit Awards, “Lullaby” is an artfully nightmarish ode to arachnophobia, with the Cure frontman Robert Smith drawing a close comparison to Johnny Depp in Edward Scissorhands as he’s serenaded by ghoulish bandmates, tormented by predatory versions of himself, and transformed in ways that would do author Franz Kafka and director David Cronenberg proud.

via Nightmares Of The Cure’s Robert Smith | GRAMMY.com.

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