Most people don't think of The Cure as an intense band because they've spent much of their musical career playing dark and moody pop inspired tracks rather than punk rock.
But their roots are more hardcore than Robert Smith's brooding stage persona would lead you to believe, and in the early days they used to put on a hell of a show as a three piece band.
This (admittedly terrible quality) footage is from a show The Cure played in April of 1982 at Davout Studio in Paris, France, for the French TV show L'Echo des Bananes.
If you're a fan of The Cure this video is sure to put them back into heavy rotation on your playlist, and if you've never accepted them into your music loving life now's as good a time as any!
-Via Dangerous Minds