I have no idea what made me think of posting this video, or actually, what made me think of the video in the first place. I haven't seen it in years.
Perhaps it was after doing some packing of books this weekend when I came across the book 'Ten Imaginary Years' which is an excellent biography on The Cure. It was interesting to sit and flick through this book with the imagery so great between the big hair and the clips from Tim Pope's videos.
Yes, I had the big hair (backcombed birdnest that it was. my poor parents) and the black clothes. But, despite what some people claim, I never wore lipstick! Eyeliner maybe but certainly not lipstick!
So, back to the video.
Filmed at Théâtre antique d'Orange and released around 1987 it captures 23 songs from the 'Head On The Door'. This album, and Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me are my favourites. The two songs here are 'Close To Me' and 'Let's Go To bed'.
Check out The Guardian also for a good read on why The Cure are important.