There’s something joyously juvenile about Robert Smith. He’s been rocking the identical mopey school aesthetic now for over 40 years, slowly mutating it into your favorite Kaftan-wearing aunt’s normal oeuvre. And identical to that pupil, his opinions have typically come out as unguarded snarls.
Through the years, he has sunk his claws into the likes of Queen, Def Leppard and Morrissey, later claiming his feud with the latter was “imaginary” regardless of a slew of lambasts on the contrary. He isn’t the provocative sort, actually, however he’s a witty fellow with issues to say, so for those who probe him in the fitting means, then he might effectively have a harsh phrase to say.
Under we now have curated his most outspoken opinions through the years and picked up the bands that he hates most on this world. He may love David Bowie, The Stranglers, Mogwai, Placebo and extra, however not everybody he has come throughout he has lavished in reward. However, even when he’s hurling abuse, at the least he’s often humorous about it.
The 5 bands Robert Smith hates:
Delving into the darkness with The Remedy, Smith discovered songwriting inspiration within the sincerity of ethereal stars like Nick Drake. Thus, it’s maybe no shock that Queen’s gaudy, enjoyable pop was to not his liking.
Nevertheless, he was harsher than you may count on in the case of criticism of their output. “Properly, I by no means favored Queen,” he as soon as stated, “I can truthfully say I hated Queen and every thing that they did.” I suppose there may be the Smith means of doing issues, and the Freddie Mercury means, and by no means the twain shall meet.
If he hated Queen, then it solely stood to motive that Smith hasn’t going to be too keen on their mark II emergence from 2003. When Smith was requested about taking part in alongside the Lowestoft hair rockers at Studying & Leeds Pageant, he likened them to his dearly be-loathed Queen and criticised: “To have that rehashed and reheated for a second time round is fairly bizarre. So, no, I don’t just like the Darkness in any respect.”
It wasn’t merely the dearth of originality that rubbed him the improper means both. The Remedy frontman additionally considered their twee styling as lower than charming and dubbed them a “comedy band”. Briefly, not the kind of act he was completely satisfied to be headlining alongside.
Smith just lately said that his feud with Morrissey was merely “imaginary”, stating: “I’ve realised how simply this stuff can spiral as a result of folks need it to be one thing. They’re determined for it to be some kind of cleaning soap opera.”
Nevertheless, that appears starkly contrasting to the time when he stated, “If Morrissey says to not eat meat, then I’ll eat meat. That’s how a lot I hate Morrissey.” And issues acquired worse nonetheless when Morrissey retaliated by calling Smith a “whinebag” earlier than The Remedy frontman savagely snarled, “Morrissey’s so miserable if he doesn’t [off] himself quickly, I most likely will.” Only a pleasant little bit of aggressive cleaning soap opera from everybody’s favorite auntie, I suppose.
Robert Smith proudly proclaimed the indie tenet that The Remedy would by no means go mainstream until the mainstream got here to them. With Want, it practically did. Sadly, they had been pipped to the highest spot within the States by Def Leppard. This was a undeniable fact that caught in Smith’s craw.
“I needed the album to be primary in America,” he opined. “I hate Def Leppard. I hate them anyway, however I hate them much more now.” As soon as extra, it could appear it’s the glam facet of tock that the frontman is in opposition to. Regardless of sharing a love of Bowie with the Def, it was their hair rock facet that Smith couldn’t abdomen.
Duran Duran by no means made any apology for what they had been all about. In actual fact, Simon Le Bon as soon as even stated, “That was the entire level in forming a band. Women. Completely attractive ladies.” They had been an emblem of Nineteen Eighties extra and irreverence, however Smith needed his music to have extra substance.
As Smith just lately defined: “It was typically Duran Duran, which is admittedly unhappy as a result of they beloved us they usually used to come back to our reveals. However they represented every thing we hated: the entire glamorous 80s, shopper bullshit; this horror present that we had been up in opposition to.”