Previously: The Cure’s “Lullaby” video, remade with Lego.
OK, I admit it: I am the one that chucked The Cure over a cliff in a wardrobe.
Little did I know that I was shooting something I would be talking about thirty years later. To me, this was just another in a string of videos I made for the group.
All in all, I probably did 37 Cure videos. I say “probably” because I honestly don’t know—let’s just leave that to the experts.
Ask the average Goth in the street “how many videos did Tim Pope shoot for The Cure?’ and he or she will tell you, with precise dates, the meaning of the video and most of all about what haircut Robert sported that day. See, these videos seem to ‘run deep’ with people, indeed.
I often, still to this day, get people contacting me to ask if their university thesis might be about our videos. I of course made, and do make, videos for many other artists, of which I am exceedingly proud: Neil Young, Bryan Ferry, David Bowie, Iggy Pop, Siouxsie and the Banshees, The The, Talk Talk, Paul Weller. More recently, Fatboy Slim, Amanda Palmer, The Kaiser Chiefs, others. But still it is generally The Cure ones that people want to come back to, especially as the fans seem particularly fervent and loyal.