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  • The Cure, "The Lovecats," 1983.

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    Photograph by Steve Rappaport.

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    Photograph by Steve Rappaport.

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    Photograph by Steve Rappaport.

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    Photograph by Steve Rappaport.

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    Photograph by Steve Rappaport.

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    Someone borrowed my shirt!

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    Melody Maker, Feb 22, 1986.

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    Smash Hits, October, '83.

The Cure "The Lovecats"

A night of strange, vaguely hallucinogenic memories, this - mainly because I had literally virtually stepped off a plane, having returned from my first  trip to LA where I'd worked with Neil Young for his "Wonderin'" video. Next thing I knew I was seeing large dancing cats, or was it jet-lag?

Filmed in a house on England's Lane, Hampstead, it was party, party, party.

Robert J. Smith says of the night:

"We told this estate agent we were interested in buying this house in north London."

Laurence A. Tolhurst says:

"I terrified an old Rastafarian at about six in the morning. He was walking along the street and I came out of nowhere in a cat suit - he must have thought he'd had too much herb!"

Timothy M. Pope says:

"I'm still waiting for Smithy to give me back my red polka dot shirt."

Yes, indeed, the shirts Robert wears in the video were mine as evidenced by the photos above; one from my vast collection of psychedelic, '60s-inspired shirts I wore at the time and which I got in bulk from London's Carnaby Street.

Neil Young had done similarly with another shirt which he wears in the "Wonderin'" video and you can see elsewhere on this site.