When the Mainstream Media Interviews Musicians, Hilarity Ensues

Earlier this week, Art F City tipped us off to a fun interview from Baltimore news station WJZ in 1986 featuring The Cure. The interviewer asks Cure fans why they love black and admits to being a stuffed shirt before asking what their parents think about their goth look. Singer Robert Smith also begrudgingly makes an appearance. We decided to go back in time and see how the mainstream media treated other bands and musicians. Spoiler alert, in case Siouxsie Sioux’s supremely annoyed facial expression didn’t give it away already, there are varying results.