Oι Cure στο Rock And Roll Hall Οf Fame… (video)
Διαβάστε τον λόγο του Robert Smith
Την Παρασκευή που μας πέρασε οι Cure εισήλθαν, με κάθε επισημότητα, στο Rock And Roll Hall Οf Fame.
Την εισαγωγή τους ανέλαβε με τον λόγο του ο Trent Reznor των Nine Inch Nails και ακολούθως η κορυφαία μπάντα της δεκαετίας του ’80 κατέλαβε την σκηνή του Barclays Center του Brooklyn, όπου έλαβε χώρα η τελετή, παίζοντας τα "Shake Dog Shake", "A Forest", "Lovesong", "Just Like Heaven" και "Boys Don’t Cry".
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Ο λόγος του Robert Smith:
"Thank you very much. Thank you. Please please! Thank you. It’s weird because I was saying to Trent earlier, this is completely different to singing, it’s much more difficult. I’d like to thank Trent, it was such a lovely induction speech. It means a huge amount to get this from someone who is such a great artist in his own right.
I’d like to thank everyone at the Rock Hall… everyone that voted for us. It’s a surprise. It’s a very nice surprise to be inducted into the Rock Hall. And I’d like to congratulate everyone else that was indcuted tonight as well. As Trent said, it’s 40 years since our first album came out—doesn’t seem like it though. And in that time, there’s obviously been a lot of people who played a part in the Cure story, for better or worse. I’m not gonna stand and read of a lot of names… I shouldn’t say too much really, it is quite tedious. I’m no good with stories and I’m a very bad communicator. But I would like to thank everyone that’s been in the band: Boris Williams, Pearl Thompson, Laurence Tolhurst, Michael Dempsey, Perry Bamonte, Matthieu Hartley, Phil Thornalley, and the much-missed Andy Anderson. And everyone that’s in the band: Jason Cooper, Reeves Gabrels, Roger O’Donnell, and of course, Simon Gallup, who’s been with me every step of the way.
I was thinking as I was walking up, if I start naming people I’ll just go on and on. But there is one person when we very first started, when we were a teenage trio in 1978 playing in the south of England, this small bloke came along, and we weren’t really sure who he was. And he saw something in us that most people didn’t and that’s Chris Parry, proving that he did get something right, after all. And finally, I’d like to thank all the fans, because, everyone that’s bought records—I mean, obviously that’s going to get a cheer! Everyone that’s bought the record, or listened to the music, been to a show, just enjoyed what we do, it’s been a fantastic thing, it really has. Thanks. We love you too, that’s the point
Where’s my “wrap it up!”? I need my wrap it up sign! Anyway, I’d rather use that allocated time to play some music… thank you very much!".